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LOCAL

A gated St. Louis County community is bringing a warning from police. Too many times, drivers are trying to go around a locked gate and damaging property along the way.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, the Maplewood Police Department sent a warning to drivers to watch out for the gate on Hazel Avenue and S. Big Bend.


*Police in st. Charles are investigating reports of stolen motorcycles at a bike event at Big St. Charles Motorsports.   If you have any information, call the St. Charles Police Department.

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NATIONAL

Oldest American Has Passed - 

The woman who had the title of oldest living American is dead.

Delphine Gibson of Pennsylvania died Wednesday at the age of 114. Gibson was born in 1903 and credited her longevity to her faith and her church family. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf mourned her death, calling her "an incredible Pennsylvanian" who will be missed. Now, the oldest living American is believed to be 113-year-old Lessie Brown of Ohio.

The oldest person in the world is a 117 year old woman in Japan.

Source: Philly Voice 


White House Staffer Mocks “Dying” John McCain; His Wife Fires Back - 

Cindy McCain has tastefully fired back after a shocking insult to ailing Senator John McCain was flung by a White House aide.

CNN’s Jim Acosta reported that in response to John McCain voicing his opposition to CIA director nominee Gina Haspel, Kelly Sadler said “He’s dying anyway.” Twitter users immediately went after Sadler and the White House for the comment, but Cindy McCain was tasteful in her response. “May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren.”

The administration then released a statement saying “We respect Senator McCain's service to our nation, and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time." It made no mention of the crass remark.

Now we hear that Sadler called the senator’s daughter “The View” co-host Meghan to apologize.

We don’t know if she accepted the apology, but Twitter users aren’t buying, read the comments here. There is also a loud demand for Sadler to be fired. 

Source: AOL


SpaceX Rocket Aborts Launch - 

A team is reviewing data after SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket aborted its launch about a minute before liftoff. 

The company has canceled the mission for yesterday and another attempt will be made this afternoon. The improved rocket model includes upgraded heat shields and navigation fins made with fire-resistant titanium.

The company says the Block-5 model could possibly be used ten-times or more, whereas the original version has never been used more than twice. The craft is designed to meet the requirements NASA has in place for human space flight. 

Source: CNN 


Australia Has Its Second Mass Shooting Since Tough Gun Laws Were Enacted - 

Seven people are dead in a shooting in an Australian tourist town.

An early morning phone call led police to a property in Margaret River where the bodies of three adults and four children were discovered. Two of the adults were found outside and the rest of the victims were inside.

Police are not saying if it’s murder-suicide or who the victims are, pending notification of families. They did say there is no danger to the public.

This marks only the second mass shooting since strict gun laws were put in place 22 years ago. The other was a murder-suicide involving a farmer shooting his wife and three children. The laws were passed after the 1996 shooting and killing of 35 people by a gunman in Tasmania.

Farmers are allowed to have guns, but automatic and semi automatic rifles and shotguns are banned from public ownership.

Source: Time


Remains Found Near Where CA Family Drove Off Cliff - 

California authorities say remains have been found near the site where a family's SUV went over a cliff in Mendocino County.

In March, Jennifer Hart drove her wife and at least four of their children off the cliff on the northern California coast. The bodies of Jennifer and Sara Hart and four of their children were recovered, but two of the kids remained missing.

The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said yesterday that skeletal remains of what appears to be a human foot were found, on a beach, in a shoe tangled in a pair of girl's jeans about a mile north of the crash site. Forensic experts are trying to identify the remains through DNA analysis.

Investigators will be assessing the area to use in further searches of the two missing children. 

Source: KPTV


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