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Florissant woman charged with assault at pawn shop

HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)– A Florissant woman is charged with assault at a North County pawn shop.

Charlene White, 38, is charged with assault and armed criminal action at a Hazelwood pawn shop on North Lindbergh, last month.

Police say White and the victim were waiting in line, when the victim was helped first.

After an argument, authorities say White left the shop, then came back and struck the victim with a large construction light that she grabbed off the pawn shop shelf.

Police say White also hit two of the victim’s relatives.

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Police: Nike store employee helps friends steal merchandise from store

HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)– Police say a former employee at the Nike Factory Store at St. Louis Outlet Mall helped his friends steal merchandise from the store.

Police say 20-year-old Jacob Stowers allegedly helped his friend, 19-year-old Shane Hitchcock, and his mother, 39-year old Laura Hitchcock, steal more than $1,600 worth of merchandise from the store by allowing them to walk out without paying for it.

They are charged with stealing and were released from jail on $10,000 bond.

Congressman Clay nominates 13 area students to service academies

ST. LOUIS (KTVI)  – Democratic congressman William Lacy Clay has nominated 13 St. Louis area students for appoints to United States Service Academies. The first district congressman said,  “I am extraordinary proud to nominate these remarkable young students.  You not only excel at academics & athletics, you have also demonstrated a real commitment to serving your country and building up our community. I join with your proud parents, families & friends as we congratulate each of you.”

Listed below is the 2014 class of students nominated:

IDOT to inspect Chain of Rocks Bridge

GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – The Illinois Department of Transportation will perform bridge inspection of the I-270 Chain of Rocks Bridge from April 28th through May 9th.

Weather permitting, the bridge inspection schedule will be as follows:

  • April 28 and 29, the westbound left lane will be closed, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
  • April 30 and May 1, the westbound right lane will be closed, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
  • May 2, the westbound left lane will be closed, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • May 5 and 6, the eastbound left lane will be closed, from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
  • May 7 and 8, the eastbound right lane will be closed, from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
  • May 9, the eastbound left lane will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MSD to hold stormwater meeting in Florissant Wednesday night

MSD to hold stormwater meeting in Florissant Wednesday night

FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District will host a meeting Wednesday night at the Florissant Civic Center to discuss the stormwater needs and potential stormwater services need in St. Louis area.

The meeting will start at 6:30 pm. The civic center is located on One James J. Eagan Drive in Florissant.

For more information, click on MSD, or call 314-768-6260.

Ice cream driver cited over turf feud

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)– An apparent turf feud between two ice cream truck drivers leads to a citation from police and a review from the drivers` company.

St. Louis County Police say one driver cut off the other one, threatened him and started to damage his truck, music siren and merchandise.  Police responded to the meltdown Sunday afternoon near Parker Rd and Highway 367.

A company spokesman said the drivers were not allowed to deliver ice cream Monday because the company is reviewing what happened.  The spokesman said appropriate action would be taken once all the facts are known.

The driver, who says he was the victim, tells FOX 2 he`s had the same route for 7 years.  He claims the other driver was trying to cut in on his business.  Both drivers work for the same company.

St. Louis area poised to get faster internet speeds

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – AT&T announced that it will be rolling out an expanded GigaPower Network that will improve internet speed to up to 1 gigabit per second to customers in 21 metro areas across the U.S. The company says cities that show the need for expanded speeds will influence future expansions within the selected metro areas.

AT&T is already offering GigaPower services in the Austin, TX area. St. Louis one of the 21 metro areas to be included in the GigaPower Network, with Chesterfield, Edwardsville, IL, Florissant, Granite City, IL and St. Louis will be the first areas to see possible expansion.

The service is expected to allow the following: