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Excessive Heat Warning EXTENDED for St. Louis area through Sunday

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Dangerous heat returns this week and it looks like it will be a little more intense than our triple-digit stretch last week.

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Riot police dispatched to break up protest outside the "Workhouse" Video included

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Police are in riot gear and using pepper spray to disperse protesters outside the St. Louis Medium Security Institution, a jail known as “The Workhouse.” 

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More than 450 vehicle thefts in St. Louis as carjackings continue in summer heat Video included

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Carjackings and break-ins are being carried out all over the area by criminals looking to plunder cars, trucks and even motorcycles. In this sizzling summer grand theft auto appears to be the game of choice for crooks. 

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City negotiating contract to provide air conditioning units to St. Louis jail Video included

The City of St. Louis has signed a one-month contract to provide air conditioning units to St. Louis jail. The City of St. Louis has signed a one-month contract to provide air conditioning units to St. Louis jail.
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After hearing the cries of inmates at the St. Louis Medium Institution, also known as the Workhouse, the City of St. Louis has signed a one-month contract to provide air conditioning to the facility. 

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Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of officer shooting

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau addresses a news conference Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau addresses a news conference Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief following last week's shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman by a police officer. 

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Water main break forces homeless shelter to shut down in St. Louis

Water main break, excessive heat forces homeless shelter, libraries to shut down. (Credit: KMOV) Water main break, excessive heat forces homeless shelter, libraries to shut down. (Credit: KMOV)
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This week’s triple-digit temperatures have taken a toll across the area and the latest water main break is leaving a homeless shelter out of operation. 

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De Soto prepares for up to 40,000 visitors for eclipse

De Soto is estimating 30,000 to 40,000 people will visit their town on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse. (Credit: KMOV) De Soto is estimating 30,000 to 40,000 people will visit their town on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse. (Credit: KMOV)
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De Soto is estimating 30,000 to 40,000 people will visit their town on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse. 

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Eclipse viewers urged to take precaution to protect eyes

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News 4 spoke with Washington University opthomological surgeon, Dr. Susan Culican of St. Louis Children's Hospital who said you should only use ISO rated eclipse glasses.

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Southwest offering 'Celestial Chaser Flights' to St. Louis for solar eclipse

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There's one way to guarantee an unobstructed view of the August Total Solar Eclipse - being above the clouds. Southwest Airlines is offering "celestial chasers flights with flare", their plan to give travelers an unobstructed view of the eclipse. 

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Temperature threshold lowering for horse drawn carriage operations in St. Louis Video included

Temperature threshold lowering for horse drawn carriage operations in the city of St. Louis. (Credit: KMOV) Temperature threshold lowering for horse drawn carriage operations in the city of St. Louis. (Credit: KMOV)
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This week’s heat has St. Louis health officials rethinking policy for horse drawn carriages. 

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St. Louis woman hits waiter with car following dinner bill dispute

18-year-old Jenobia Jones faces one felony count of second degree assault following an incident that happened at a restaurant on Lucas Avenue on July 9.  (KMOV) 18-year-old Jenobia Jones faces one felony count of second degree assault following an incident that happened at a restaurant on Lucas Avenue on July 9. (KMOV)
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A St. Louis woman is facing criminal charges after a confrontation over her dinner bill turned violent.  

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Inmate accused of beating fellow prisoner at St. Louis jail

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An inmate is facing an assault charge after 27-year-old Harold Mosley Jr. was attacked inside his cell at the St. Louis City Jail.

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Washington Post: Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russian ambassador, per intel intercepts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak to discuss Trump campaign matters during the 2016 presidential election, according to US intelligence intercepts

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Cardinals extract value from Gonzales in landing slugger O'Neill

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Though O’Neill doesn’t qualify as the impact bat the Cardinals desire, he’s an intriguing prospect whose upside may someday include such a profile.

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Owners concerned after cars get egged in Desoto Video included

Police are looking for whoever is behind numerous cars being egged in Desoto. They say four 60 carton eggs were bought last night at Walmart and thrown at personal property. (Credit: KMOV) Police are looking for whoever is behind numerous cars being egged in Desoto. They say four 60 carton eggs were bought last night at Walmart and thrown at personal property. (Credit: KMOV)
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Police are looking for whoever is behind numerous cars being egged in Desoto. 

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Cards erupt in 8th, ice down Cubs with 11-4 win

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For 11 straight batters in the eighth inning, the St. Louis Cardinals were unstoppable. 

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Funeral for St. Louis Fire Capt. John Kemper brings touching tributes Video included

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A St. Louis firefighter who died from injuries suffered while fighting a fire will be laid to rest Friday.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure and jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure and jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday morning, according to multiple reports. He objected strongly to the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

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Eggstra trouble ahead? Cars egged after 60 cartons purchased in De Soto

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After 60 cartons of eggs were purchased at a local Walmart, several cars were egged in De Soto Thursday night.

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Police: Teens filmed, taunted man as he drowned in Florida pond

The family of the victim, identified as 31-year-old Jamel Dunn, initially filed a missing person's report on July 12, three days after he had already drowned. (Source: GoFundMe) The family of the victim, identified as 31-year-old Jamel Dunn, initially filed a missing person's report on July 12, three days after he had already drowned. (Source: GoFundMe)
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Instead of calling for help, the teens recorded the incident on a cell phone, chuckling during the victim's final moments.

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Swansea police issue 'Code Red' alert following string of burglaries

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The Swansea Police Department has issued a "Code Red" alert. It alerts people about a rash of recent burglaries in the city.  

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Community steps up to keep animals cool at Belleville Humane Society

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With this stretch of triple digit heat, local animal shelters are being affected, and St. Louisans have been stepping up to help. 

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WATCH: Protesters interrupt police chief resignation, beg mayor to resign

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau resigned on July 21, 2017, according to a news release from Mayor Betsy Hodges. (CNN) Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau resigned on July 21, 2017, according to a news release from Mayor Betsy Hodges. (CNN)

Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department, which has been criticized in the wake of last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

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Overnight shooting in St. Louis leaves one hospitalized

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St. Louis police were called out to a shooting at Lillian and Goodfellow at about 2:30 on Saturday morning.  

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Imagine A Better St. Louis: Viewers open wallets to fund new playground Video included

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Elementary school kids in the Riverview Gardens School District will have a new playground in place when they return to class next month. They can thank their principal and themselves for inspiring some News 4 viewers to open their checkbook after watching an Imagine A Better St. Louis story.  

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Local teacher resigns after arrest for lewd and indecent conduct in Forest Park bathroom Video included

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A beloved teacher in one local school district suddenly stopped going to classes this past spring. 

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Special session slated if Rauner doesn't get school bill

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Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he wants lawmakers to send him an education funding bill by noon Monday or face daily special sessions until month's end to ensure the state's schools open on time. 

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Cardinals deal Gonzales to Mariners in exchange for outfielder

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The St. Louis Cardinals made a trade with the Seattle Mariners before the weekend series in Chicago.  

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Creve Coeur man shot, killed by police in north St. Louis Video included

An officer-involved shooting happened in the 6100 block of Laura Thursday night. Credit: KMOV An officer-involved shooting happened in the 6100 block of Laura Thursday night. Credit: KMOV
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Officers shot and killed a suspect in North City Thursday night, police said.

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Missouri man sentenced to 100 years after assault conviction

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison after being convicted on rape, sodomy and attempted sexual assault charges stemming from crimes in 2015 and 2016. 

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New phone scam targets Missouri taxpayers

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Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has issued a warning about a new telephone tax scam targeting Missouri residents.  

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