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LOCAL

 The Kingshighway Bridge is expected to completely reopen this summer.

All six lanes of the bridge are expected to open on June 1.

City leaders said the 78-year-old bridge was crumbling so they widened the three lanes in both directions and added sidewalks. 

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*Tuesday SuperValu announced it will be selling its grocery store chain Shop ‘n Save. The sale includes stores in the St. Louis region and on the east coast.  Workers at the stores in the St. Louis region are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.  They released statements saying:  "(They) are committed to protecting the good union jobs at Shop ‘n Save."

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NATIONAL

*The DACA program appears to be back on after a Washington, D.C. judge ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration must continue the program and open it to new applicants.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates said the administration's plan to stop DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) is "virtually unexplained" and is therefore "unlawful."

Yet, he put his ruling on hold for 90 days in order to give the Department of Homeland Security an opportunity to give a more logical reason to stop the program. 

Source: The Washington Post


Panel Begins The Task Of Reviewing Parkland Shooting

The official look into mistakes in the Parkland school shooting in Florida is underway.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri [[ GWAHL-tee-AIR-ee ]], presided over yesterday's first meeting of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission in Coconut Creek. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, whose department has been under fire for its response to the shooting, was not there. Gualtieri said he asked Israel not to attend because he'll probably be called to testify before the panel.

The commission will be viewing several videos from the school’s system as well as student cell phone videos and the sheriff says “it is hard to watch.” Parkland parents are trying to prevent that video from being released. Gualtieri says commission members will review it privately and it will not be played during any of their public meetings.

Source: WKMG


EPA Head Wants Transparent Science Only In Decision Making 

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt,  wants to limit the use of what he calls "secret science" in creating new environmental rules. Pruitt announced a new rule yesterday that would ban the EPA from relying on research that doesn't make the raw data behind it available to the general public.

Pruitt says the new proposal would make the process more transparent. Democrats on a Senate oversight committee, however, say the new rule could violate laws that require agencies to use the best available science.

The rule mirrors a house bill that would require all scientific data and findings be made publicly available before they are used to justify agency regulations. 

Source: The Hill



Caravan Comes To The Border Despite Trump Threats - 

Six busloads of migrants from Central America are at or close to the U.S.-Mexico border, south of San Diego, with long-shot hopes of being granted asylum in the U.S.

They've left their homes in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras where they say violence and political persecution threaten their lives and freedom. The Trump administration released statements Monday saying the migrants will be turned away.

One of the caravan organizers says the group will rejoin and discuss the situation before opting to try and cross the border.

 Source: Reuters


Flights Between Syria And Iran Are Catching U.S. Attention

U.S. intelligence is monitoring cargo flights from Iran to Syria suspected of carrying weapons that could be used to threaten Israel.

CNN says an administration official has confirmed that cargo flights occurred following the recent U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Social media sites that track global air traffic recorded at least two flights to Iran by Syrian Air Force cargo jets.

Israel reportedly struck several targets inside Syria earlier this month. Rhetoric between Iran and Israel has escalated in recent weeks over Tehran's involvement in parts of Syria that can be used to potentially launch attacks on Israeli targets.

Source: CNN


SPORTS

*The Mets beat the Cards 6-5, they play them again today at 7:15pm


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