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WEATHER

*Sunny today high near 89


LOCAL

*St. Charles County middle school students will be educated about the dangers of heroin use during a teen drug summit today.  About 700 students are involved. They'll hear from recovering addicts, undercover drug enforcement detectives and families who have lost loved ones to heroin.  The summit is 6 hours.

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*The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency has another multi-agency resource centers for area flooding victims.  Today's center is in House Springs.  The centers have experts in housing, insurance, food stamps, mental health counseling, and other needs. 

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NATIONAL

New Jersey Learjet Crash Leaves Two Dead-

A learjet that took off from Philadelphia yesterday crashed near Teterboro airport in New Jersey.

Officials were relieved that the casualty count was not higher than the two people onboard the learjet. The plane fire had engulfed two Carlstadt Department of Public Works buildings and it was feared workers remained inside. Investigators say the last employee left 15 minutes before the wreck.

The Learjet 35 went down within walking distance from the runways at Teterboro. Eyewitness accounts say the craft “disintegrated” and that there was a wide debris field.

Source: CNN


Bill Cosby Gives Rare Interview-

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby says racism could be a factor in the allegations of sexual assault made against him.  Cosby gave a rare interview for the first time  in 2 years.  The former TV dad said that his daughter’s theory that racism might be behind the accusations could be correct.  More than 50 women who have accused him are both black and white.  Cosby's trial begins next month and while numerous accusations have been made against him, he can only be criminally prosecuted against one because of the statute of limitations.

Source: MassLive


Ohio Officer Is Recovering After Contact With Fentanyl-

An Ohio police officer is “still miserable” but alive after a literal brush with a deadly drug.

Patrolman Chris Green was part of a traffic stop turned drug bust and had just finished searching the suspect’s car when he saw powder on himself. Without thinking he brushed it off and an hour later was unconscious.

East Liverpool Police John Lane said the substance was Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is five times more potent than heroin. It took four doses of the overdose “save shot” Narcan to revive Green. He went on to explain the two suspects had rubbed the drug into the vehicles carpet to conceal its presence.

While the two alleged criminals are locked up, Green is recovering slowly. "This happened on Friday, but he's still got a headache, his chest hurts, he's lying on the couch, “ says Lane.

Ohio has been among the states hardest hit by a deadly heroin and opioid epidemic and East Liverpool in particular has struggled to contain the trend.

Source: NBC News


Charges May Be Coming In Maryland Bus Crash-

More than two dozen people were injured yesterday when the bus carrying Philadelphia school kids on a field trip to Washington, DC overturned near Maryland. That stretch of I-95 was closed for a while. Maryland State Police say the driver of a car lost control while trying to pass and clipped the front of the bus. The bus went down an embankment and struck a tree before overturning. A woman and a child were flown from the scene in critical condition.  The Harford County State's Attorney's Office is now weighing whether charges will be filed in the case.

Source: WBAL-TV


Lifestyle

Nearly Perfect Fossilized Dinosaur Is Revealed- 

A perfectly preserved dinosaur that looks like something out of "Game of Thrones" has been unveiled.

A Canadian miner unearthed one of the most well-preserved dinosaurs ever found. It's not a skeleton, it's a complete petrified dinosaur. "National Geographic" says the miner was working inside Canada's Millennium Mine when the 110-million-year-old horned and armored tank-like dinosaur was uncovered.

Those who photographed it say it looks like a prop from a movie. National Geographic says the dinosaur walked on four legs and weighed about three-thousand pounds. It was really big at 18-feet long.

Source: Guardian


SPORTS

*The Cards take on the Red Sox today at Busch at 7:15pm


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