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*Missouri’s tax-free weekend has begun and it runs through Sunday! Tax free weekend includes clothing, school supplies, laptops, computers, etc...But know that some cities have opted not to participate which means sales tax will still apply. Some of those places are: Brentwood, Clayton, Crestwood, Des Peres, Ellisville

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Virginia Asks SCOTUS To Delay D.C. Sniper Resentencing - 

Virginia is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to put a hold on a lower court's decision that mandated new sentences for Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo.

Malvo, now 33, was 17-year-old during the 2002 murder spree that killed ten people and injured several others in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. John Allen Muhammad was also convicted and was executed in 2009 while Malvo was given a life without parole sentence.

A panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled in June that Malvo must be resentenced because the Supreme Court declared mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles to be unconstitutional. However, the high court also judges have to take into consideration a juvenile defendant's ability to change before imposing a life sentence.

Virginia wants a delay while it considers an appeal. The state says the resentencing would be devastating to the victims and families of those who died.

Source: Richmond.com


E-Cigarette Sales Are Soaring As Prices Drop - 

As it gets cheaper to vape, more people are trying it.

Federal health officials say sales of e-cigarettes and other vaping products are up sharply because of falling prices. Researchers at the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health report a 132-percent rise in monthly sales of e-cigarette products nationwide over the past five years.

Why? They say it’s due to significant price drops for rechargables, disposables and prefilled cartridges in many states. Government officials worry that e-cigarettes can deliver harmful chemicals and lead to nicotine addiction among teens. The CDC noted a 900-percent increase in e-cigarette use among U.S. high school students from 2011 to 2015.

With all the new stats comes an FDA update to product standards for the industry. The agency is mulling how to protect kids, who are becoming the majority of users, from harmful chemicals in the liquid. 

Source: NBC News


Police Say Homeowner Shot By Police Couldn’t Hear Their Instructions - 

Police in Colorado say a homeowner didn't follow officers' orders to drop his gun before he was shot and killed - but there was a reason for that.

Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz says officers arrived at a chaotic scene earlier this week when they suddenly heard gunshots and encounteredRichard "Gary" Black. It turns out the 73-year-old Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient had shot and killed an intruder who allegedly assaulted his grandson in his home. Metz said when Black came out of the home, he had a gun and was ordered multiple times to drop the weapon and show his hands. Investigators have since learned that Black suffered from a hearing impairment from his military service days.

He officer who shot Black was involved in a shooting back in June as well and the family of Black question why he was allowed to respond to the call. While Metz read a statement from Black’s stepson wants to review all body cam footage of the incident since he was nearby his dad when the shooting happened and disputes some of the official version.

Source: CBS News


Weekend Weather Conditions Could Cause Serious Problems For CA Firefighters - 

Mother Nature is about to keep firefighters hyper vigilant this weekend.

Fire conditions in California could get worse beginning today in some areas where crews are struggling to contain the biggest fires burning in the state. A red flag warning is in place through tomorrow for parts of Northern California, meaning there will be strong winds coupled with dry weather. Gusts could hit 30 mph.

That could cause fires to become erratic and spread quickly. That warning includes areas around Redding, where the Carr Fire has already burned over 126-thousand acres, taken six lives, and destroyed over a thousand homes and hundreds of other buildings. It’s 37-percent contained.

The unfavorable weather could also impact the two infernos forming the Mendocino Complex fire. The River and Ranch fires have burned a combined total of nearly 125-thousand acres in Mendocino County. The larger of those is the Ranch, which has burned over 83-thousand acres. It's destroyed 16 homes and is only 33-percent contained. 

Source: Los Angeles Times


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