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Ezra James, 88, of Florida, admitted to setting a raccoon on fire in his yard. He was taken to jail but released on bond. (WKMG via CNN Wire) Ezra James, 88, of Florida, admitted to setting a raccoon on fire in his yard. He was taken to jail but released on bond. (WKMG via CNN Wire)

88-year-old Florida man sets raccoon on fire for eating his mangoes

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An 88-year-old man from Florida admitted to setting a raccoon on fire that was eating mangoes from his yard.

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Prosecutors: Fort Zumwalt volunteer had sexual relationship with student Video included

Ericka Oxford is facing charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student (Credit: St. Charles County) Ericka Oxford is facing charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student (Credit: St. Charles County)
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An unpaid parent volunteer who has worked with the East High School boys track team has been arrested and charged with sexual contact with a student. 

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Partially blind woman assaulted on MetroLink platform

Angela Davis says she was attacked at MetroLink stop. (Credit: KMOV) Angela Davis says she was attacked at MetroLink stop. (Credit: KMOV)
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St. Louis Police are investigating after a woman said she was attacked at a MetroLink stop. 

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Flock of bird caught in plane engine, flight delayed

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A  flight out of Lambert Airport was delayed Saturday morning after a small flock of birds got tangled in the plane’s engine just after takeoff. 

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'Worrisome' levels of lead, arsenic found in popular baby foods

Consumer Reports found 15 baby and toddler foods, including these five, to contain levels of heavy metals such as arsenic that pose a potential health risk. The organization says to not feed children more than one serving of these a day.(Consumer Reports) Consumer Reports found 15 baby and toddler foods, including these five, to contain levels of heavy metals such as arsenic that pose a potential health risk. The organization says to not feed children more than one serving of these a day.(Consumer Reports)
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Consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports is warning parents to limit some types of baby food after finding "worrisome" levels of toxic chemicals, such as arsenic and lead, in them.

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Grafton Ferry closed after it gets stranded on Mississippi River bank Video included

Grafton Ferry was stranded on Missouri side of Mississippi River after a piece of equipment fell off (Credit: News 4 Viewer Kathie McCloskey) Grafton Ferry was stranded on Missouri side of Mississippi River after a piece of equipment fell off (Credit: News 4 Viewer Kathie McCloskey)
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The Grafton Ferry is closed after it became stranded on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River after a piece of equipment fell off it.

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Man found dead in bathtub of self-inflicted gunshot wound after standoff at motel, police say Video included

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A man was found dead in a bathtub at a north St. Louis motel after a standoff Friday morning.

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Go Baby Go: Program modifies toy cars for special needs children

Jaxon Lewis ride in his customized toy car, courtesy of a group of Mizzou students and professor. ( Credit: KMOV) Jaxon Lewis ride in his customized toy car, courtesy of a group of Mizzou students and professor. ( Credit: KMOV)
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For a special needs child, driving a motorized toy car around can be a challenge. But one Missouri's company is doing its part to assist a Franklin County child with a specially adapted car.

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Greitens broke campaign finance laws, Missouri Ethics Commission says

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The Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) said Friday they found reasonable grounds to believe laws had been broken regarding a campaign finance report filed by former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. 

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Police investigating triple shooting in west St. Louis Video included

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Police are investigating a triple shooting that happened in the Visitation Park neighborhood Friday afternoon

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Death toll rises to 42 in Italy bridge collapse ahead of funerals

This photo released by the Italian firefighters, cars are seen among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.   (Vigili Del Fuoco via AP) This photo released by the Italian firefighters, cars are seen among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Vigili Del Fuoco via AP)
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Italy's president spoke quiet words of comfort to families of many of the dead in the Genoa bridge collapse at state funeral held on the city's fair grounds.

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Mexico City restaurant busted after serving protected tarantula tacos

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A Mexico City market restaurant recently put the arachnids on its menu and posted a video on Facebook showing a chef torching one until blackened.

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Movie ticket sales in North America this summer are up 11.3 percent

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After the cataclysmic, the-sky-is-falling summer of 2017, when overall grosses slid 14.6 percent from the year before, Hollywood has rebounded.

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

In this Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 file photo former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan speaks at the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) In this Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 file photo former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan speaks at the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died.

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Chris Watts' daughters' bodies were submerged in crude oil for 4 days

This undated photo shows Shanann Watts, 34, and her two young daughters. (Facebook, CNN) This undated photo shows Shanann Watts, 34, and her two young daughters. (Facebook, CNN)
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The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them on Thursday.

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Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the US

Munitions experts say that the numbers on this piece of shrapnel confirm that Lockheed Martin was its maker and that this particular MK 82 was a Paveway laser-guided bomb. (Source: CNN) Munitions experts say that the numbers on this piece of shrapnel confirm that Lockheed Martin was its maker and that this particular MK 82 was a Paveway laser-guided bomb. (Source: CNN)
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The bomb is very similar to the one that wreaked devastation in an attack on a funeral hall in Yemen in October 2016 in which 155 people were killed and hundreds more wounded.

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Police seek help finding suspects involved in gun 'flourishing' in Soulard

Police are on the lookout for suspects in a gun "flourishing", including this suspect in a yellow, hooded sweater. (Credit: St. Louis Metro PD) Police are on the lookout for suspects in a gun "flourishing", including this suspect in a yellow, hooded sweater. (Credit: St. Louis Metro PD)
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Police are searching for suspects in a “flourishing” of a gun downtown on August 16.

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Shots fired during Florida high school football game, police say

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Both victims are being treated at local hospitals. Their conditions are unknown as are their identities.

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Man shot, killed during argument in downtown St. Louis, police say Video included

Crime scene tape on North 9th Street near Pine Street after a fatal shooting Friday (Credit: KMOV) Crime scene tape on North 9th Street near Pine Street after a fatal shooting Friday (Credit: KMOV)
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A man was killed during an argument in downtown St. Louis late Friday morning.

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Convictions reversed for two St. Charles County men formerly convicted of rape Video included

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Two men previously convicted of rape are now getting their lives back. 

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Store gives autistic boy who had bike stolen a free replacement Video included

A new bike for Don Richardson Jr. was presented with a new bike by Bicylce World. Credit: KMOV A new bike for Don Richardson Jr. was presented with a new bike by Bicylce World. Credit: KMOV
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A Metro East boy who had his bike stolen by thieves now has a new set of wheels. 

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Boy dies days after being pulled from St. Louis hotel pool Video included

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Police have identified the 9-year-old boy who died days after going underwater at a pool in a downtown St. Louis hotel.

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Protesters gather outside of R.Kelly concert in St. Charles amid sexual harassment claims Video included

R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP) R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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Singer R. Kelly facing growing criticism over sexual harassment allegations over the years.

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Arizona high school student arrested for refusing to take off bandana

Valentino Jimenez, a senior at AJHS, said that he wears a bandana almost everyday and has never had a problem. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Valentino Jimenez, a senior at AJHS, said that he wears a bandana almost everyday and has never had a problem. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The school district sent a letter home to parents after the incident, explaining that the problem was that the student was not complying with a "reasonable request."

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Teen pushed off bridge: 'I could have died, easily'

Holgerson broke five ribs after falling 50 ft off a footbridge in Washington. (Credit: CBS) Holgerson broke five ribs after falling 50 ft off a footbridge in Washington. (Credit: CBS)

A Kalama teenager says she could have have been killed when she was pushed off a Clark County footbridge near Moulton Falls on Tuesday.

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Doug Unplugged: Insurance company shenanigans

A letter explaining why the procedure wasn't covered. Credit: KMOV A letter explaining why the procedure wasn't covered. Credit: KMOV

Shortage of Metro bus drivers creates long delays, commutes

A MetroBus pulling up to Burrwood Drive (Credit: KMOV) A MetroBus pulling up to Burrwood Drive (Credit: KMOV)
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As Metro Transit struggles to find drivers, riders experience longer commute and delays. 

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3-year-old loses both parents in accident

A 3-year-old Missouri boy has been left without parents after both his mother and father died in a vehicle accident. (Source: Raycom Media) A 3-year-old Missouri boy has been left without parents after both his mother and father died in a vehicle accident. (Source: Raycom Media)

A 3-year-old Missouri boy has been left without parents after both his mother and father died in a vehicle accident.

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Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

This undated photo shows Shanann Watts, 34, and her two young daughters. (Facebook, CNN) This undated photo shows Shanann Watts, 34, and her two young daughters. (Facebook, CNN)
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Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life.

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Slain mother Shanann Watts was to have a 'gender reveal' party Saturday

This undated photo shows Shanann Watts, 34, and her two young daughters. (KMGH, Family Photos) This undated photo shows Shanann Watts, 34, and her two young daughters. (KMGH, Family Photos)
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Shanann Watts had been looking forward to a party on Saturday to disclose the gender of her third child, CNN affiliate KDVR said, quoting a friend.

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McCaskill discuss protecting healthcare, debating Hawley

Sen. McCaskill speaks about the attempted hack of her computer systems by Russian operatives. (Credit: KMOV) Sen. McCaskill speaks about the attempted hack of her computer systems by Russian operatives. (Credit: KMOV)
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Ahead of the Missouri Senate race, US Senator Claire McCaskill met with supporters Friday and discussed facing head to head with her opponent Josh Hawley.

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Florissant man charged in North City shooting

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A 27-year-old man has died from his injuries after he was shot in north St. Louis Tuesday morning.

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Mailbag: Will the Cardinals claim a wild card?

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The NL wild card race includes basically half the league. Which teams walk away with the two spots?

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Man sentenced to 12 years for Illinois officer's crash death Video included

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A man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a southern Illinois police officer who crashed during a 2016 high-speed chase has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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2 men get prison time for marijuana house explosion that killed firefighter

Emergency service personnel work at the scene of a house explosion, Sept. 27, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. New York City firefighter Michael Fahy was killed when the residence exploded. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Emergency service personnel work at the scene of a house explosion, Sept. 27, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. New York City firefighter Michael Fahy was killed when the residence exploded. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Two men who caused the death of a New York City fire chief in an explosion at an illegal indoor marijuana-growing operation have been sentenced to prison.

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Massive 'fire tornado' kills Calif. firefighter racing to rescue others

The winds raged, as fast as 165 mph, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs. Windows on firefighting bulldozers shattered as gusts inside the vortex hurled debris, rocks and embers. Temperatures inside likely exceeded 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.  Getty/CNN The winds raged, as fast as 165 mph, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs. Windows on firefighting bulldozers shattered as gusts inside the vortex hurled debris, rocks and embers. Temperatures inside likely exceeded 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit. Getty/CNN
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The winds raged, as fast as 165 mph, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs. 

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Missouri Public Safety Director to step down Video included

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Gov. Mike Parson on Friday announced Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden's last day will be Aug. 31.

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Death toll at 324 following 'unprecedented flooding' in India

People move past a flooded road in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Aug. 17, 2018. Rescuers evacuated thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding that killed more than 320 people. (AP Photo) People move past a flooded road in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Aug. 17, 2018. Rescuers evacuated thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding that killed more than 320 people. (AP Photo)
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Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said.

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Man dies after being shot during apparent home invasion in Madison County Video included

The scene on South Oak in Cottage Hills after a shooting Thursday (Credit: KMOV) The scene on South Oak in Cottage Hills after a shooting Thursday (Credit: KMOV)
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A man died after being shot during an apparent home invasion in Madison County late Thursday night.

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1 suspect in custody following high-speed chase, carjacking in Soulard Video included

A man is now in custody after leading police on a chase following a carjacking in Soulard early Friday. (Credit: KMOV) A man is now in custody after leading police on a chase following a carjacking in Soulard early Friday. (Credit: KMOV)
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A man is now in custody after leading police on a chase following a carjacking in Soulard early Friday.

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Chunky 'sitting' cat looking for forever home goes viral

Bruno is a 25-pound cat looking for a forever home. He instantly became an Internet sensation. (Wright-Way Rescue/Facebook) Bruno is a 25-pound cat looking for a forever home. He instantly became an Internet sensation. (Wright-Way Rescue/Facebook)
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Bruno, a seven-year-old polydactyl (extra toes!) cat, is looking for a forever home.

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Cardinals beat Brewers 5-2, pull closer in wild-card race

Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals turns a double play as Keon Broxton #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides during the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on May 4, 2017 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images) Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals turns a double play as Keon Broxton #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides during the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on May 4, 2017 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs apiece, Jack Flaherty pitched six shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Friday night.

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