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WEATHER

*Scattered thunderstorms throughout the day, today's high 94

LOCAL

*A multi-car crash is causing major delays on eastbound 70 in St. Louis County.  All eastbound lanes of the interstate were closed at Lucas & Hunt before 7:20 a.m.  The roadway is expected to completely reopen by 8 a.m., according to MoDOT.


*A Belleville, Illinois man was identified as the shooter in yesterday morning’s assault at a baseball practice congressional Republicans were taking part in outside of Washington D.C.  James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police who were on the scene during the practice. He sustained a gunshot wound and later died of his injuries. After the shooting ended, six people were injured.

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NATIONAL

*A Belleville, Illinois man was identified as the shooter he name is ,James Hodgkinson, he was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police and later died of his injuries... Congressman Steve Scalise is in critical condition following yesterday's shooting on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia and Donald Trump says he is "in very tough shape."   Scalise underwent surgery shortly after being rushed to the hospital. He was shot in the hip, fracturing bones and causing severe bleeding. He's expected to need more surgeries. 

(USA Today)

*A terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina was evacuated and closed last night after a report of a "dirty bomb" inside a shipping container.  The terminal was evacuated as federal authorities and bomb squads investigated. Nothing suspicious was found and after several hours, the terminal was reopened. 

(Reuters)

Death Toll Rises As Recovery Begins At London High-Rise Building-

London's fire chief says authorities do not expect to find anymore survivors in the wreckage of yesterday's high-rise apartment fire.  The fire chief said this morning that they "genuinely don't know" how many people died in the blaze, though the death toll currently stands at 17.


 The number of victims is expected to rise as emergency workers sift through the rubble of the fire in London's North Kensington district. Up to 600 people lived in the 24-story tower.

Source: BBC


Judge Orders A Second Look At The Dakota Access Pipeline-

A federal judge is ordering the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take another look at the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. D.C. District Court Judge James Boasberg said the Corps didn't go far enough in considering what effects an oil spill could have on the fishing and hunting rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.  President Trump fast-tracked the pipeline after taking office, leading to complaints that the environmental review up to that point wasn't adequate.  The 3.8 billion dollar project started flowing oil on June 1.

Source: Huffington Post


Senate Votes To Punish Russia-

The U.S. Senate is putting new sanctions on Russia in connection with alleged meddling in the November election.   The Senate voted 97-to-2 to impose new sanctions, in the absence of a forceful response from President Trump. The measure would also create a congressional review process.

 Source: CNN


SPORTS

*Cards lost to the Brewers 7-6, they play them again tonight and it is Boy Scout Night


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