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*Scattered showers & thunderstorms likely this afternoon, today's high is 80

LOCAL

Police responded to the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood after reports of an overnight breakt in at Cabellas. Several glass doors are broken and a U-Haul truck is in the Mall parking lot. Police say the suspects may be armed. They may have stolen guns from the Cabela's store. There are no descriptions of the suspects right now.

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*Former Cardinals left fielder and Hall of Famer Lou Brock is undergoing treatment for cancer. He was recently diagnosed and is currently undergoing treatment for Multiple Myeloma. 

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NATIONAL

Secret Service Agents Lose Their Jobs After White House Fence Jumper Incident-

Jonathan Tran jumped the White House fence and was on the grounds for more than 15 minutes before officers found him. Now punishments have been handed down,

Two Secret Service officers are being fired over an incident at the White House last month. The two were part of the agency's Uniformed Division and had been on the job for less than a year. They were posted very close to where Tran got onto the grounds.

It was pure luck that an agent on routine rounds found Tran just as he was preparing to go into the South Portico entrance.

Source: New York Post


The City Of Chicago May Be Sued Over The United Airlines Incident-

The Chicago officers who manhandled a United Airlines passenger last weekend may help take the financial wind out of the Windy City.

The passenger dragged from a plane in Chicago by the officers suffered a concussion, broken nose, lost teeth and sinus injuries and will undergo reconstructive surgery. The attorney for Dr. David Dao [[ DOW ]] said there will "probably" be a lawsuit against United. He also said the City of Chicago bears some responsibility because the officers who ejected Dao worked for the city.

The doctor’s attorney Thomas Demetrio has already filed a motion that any evidence in the case be preserved and has said "If you're going to eject a passenger, under no circumstances can it be done with unreasonable force or violence. That's the law," he said. "For a long time, airlines -- United, in particular -- have bullied us. ... We want respect and we want dignity. That's it. Not a big deal."

Source: CNN

*Officials in Afghanistan say 36 terrorists are dead after the U.S. dropped a massive bomb on an ISIS target in the country.

A spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense says the blast also destroyed three underground tunnels, weapons and ammunition, but that no civilians were hurt. U.S. military officials say the 20-thousand-pound so-called "mother of all bombs" was dropped on an ISIS position in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border.

The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, unleashes 11 tons of explosives and vaporizer anything within its 328 yard blast zone. 

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SPORTS*The St. Louis Blues take on the Minnesota Wild tonight in Game 2 of the NHL playoffs

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