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*CONGRATS to the St. Louis City Police who will welcome 22 new officers to the force. Graduation is tonight for the new recruits at Harris Stowe State University. They will be sworn in and get receive their badges at 7:00 p.m.

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NATIONAL

ROMAINE LETTUCE: E. Coli Outbreak is Over

Great news for salad eaters! The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak is officially over.

After 62 people were sickened by the leafy green and the CDC warned Americans not to eat it, federal health officials have finally given the thumbs up. There have been no reported cases of illness linked to romaine lettuce since December and the CDC says all potentially affected lettuce is now off the shelves. (Fox News)


Sears Chairman Is Getting One More Shot To Save The Company - 

Eddie Lampert is serious about saving Sears from complete liquidation.

Reuters reports the chairman of the company submitted a revised bid of about five-billion dollars yesterday along with the required 120-million-dollar deposit to keep the 128-year-old company alive. In the bid Lampert agreed to assume tax and vendor bills that Sears has incurred since filing for bankruptcy in October.

Lampert's first bid to save the company was for four-point-four billion dollars and it was rejected. In the new bid Lampert said they will save up to 50-thousand jobs.

Source: Reuters


LOTTERY: Man Arrested for Stealing Roommate's $10 Million Winning Ticket

A man in California was arrested Monday after he tried to cash in a $10 million winning lottery ticket he stole from his roommate.  He took the winning $30 scratcher ticket from his roommate and traded it with another scratcher, according to Vacaville police.

The roommate and rightful owner of the winning ticket knew something was wrong when he tried to collect his prize and discovered that his original ticket had been replaced with one that wasn't a winner and had been modified.

Saosongyang was busted when lottery officials asked him to come to the office to collect his winnings, but instead had police waiting.

The 35-year-old is being held in Sacramento County Jail after he was charged with grand theft. (FOX News)


Iran Confirms It HAS Detained U.S. Army Veteran -

 Iran is confirming it has an American citizen in custody and that U.S. officials were told.

Michael White is a Navy veteran who has been missing since July. His mother, Joanne White, spoke out this week saying he was being held in an Iranian prison. It's believed White was in Iran to visit a woman he met online.

It's not clear what he's accused of, as the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Ministry says, "This person's case is currently being processed by officials. The public will be informed of more details of the case in due time." His mother has declined to say why he is being held.

White is married and his wife was unaware he was in prison in Iran until CNN told her. At least three other American citizens are also being held in Iran. 

Source: CNN


North Korea Still Wants To Give Up Nukes -

 North Korea's leader says his country is committed to getting rid of its nuclear weapons.

China's state-run media reports Kim Jong Un made that declaration during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping [[ she jeen-peeng ]] in Beijing. Kim also said he looks forward to having good results from a second meeting with President Trump.

Meantime, President Xi said he sees a chance for a historic opportunity for a deal on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. President Trump and Kim Jong Un met for historic talks last June in the first ever meeting between leaders of the U.S. and North Korea.

Momentum is building for a second summit between the U.S. and North Korea. 

Source: USA Today


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