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Schnucks sued by their insurance company for data breach

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Schnucks is facing more problems from the massive cyber breach case where millions of its customers credit and debit cards were hacked. The supermarket chain is now being sued by its own insurance company.

Schnucks says between December of last year and the end of March of this year 2.4 million credit and debit cards used at its stores could have compromised.  The massive data breach affected 79 stores.

Wellston teen fights off kidnapper; suspect at large

NORMANDY, MO (KTVI) –Educators and police investigators said they were proud of a Normandy High School student who fought off a would-be kidnapper, after several days and reports of attempted abductions across the metro area.

Classmates headed to class Wednesday under the watchful eye of Wellston and Pagedale Police. But the day before, a 16-year-old student reportedly fought off a man police said was trying to kidnap her.  Pagedale Police Chief Steven Haynes said four police cruisers are parked around the school every morning.  But Tuesday morning, one officer was pulled from his post near where the girl was attacked.

“The guy had been sent on a call,” Haynes said. “But when he finished the call, he heard about the incident.”

Boy’s plan to help mother battling cancer goes viral

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)– Twelve-year-old Devon Melton says his plan to help raise money for his mother all started when he overheard a phone call between his mother Christina and a relative. The family has faced recent financial troubles and the 12-year-old decided he wanted to do what he could to help his family.

“I overheard her talking on the phone. She didn`t know I heard her at first. I just asked her are you ok because her tears were running down her face. She said she was failing me as a parent because she`s always sick and I had to help,” said Melton.

There`s more, Melton`s mother has battledepilepsy, cervical cancer and was just recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

St. Louis County council puts nominees for police board on hold

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)– It was a slap in the face for St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley Tuesday night at the county council.

The council put the two Dooley nominees for the St. Louis County Police Board on hold.

One of the nominees was the replacement for former St. Louis County Police Board Chairman Gregory Sansone in the wake of an FBI investigation of his $3.7 million subcontract for work on the new police crime lab.

The council called a special meeting to consider the two Dooley police board nominees, but then adjourned the meeting essentially tabling the nominations.

The council introduced legislation requiring police board members to undergo background checks, they may not vote on the nominees until that’s passed.

Kid’s eat free at Rams Thursday night game

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Rams are rolling out a deal for families this Thursday, free food for kid’s, during this Thursday’s preseason game. All children 14 and under will receive a voucher at the gates for a free hot dog, kid’s-sized popcorn and kid’s-sized Doctor Pepper products.

During the regular season, the rams will introduce a new $5 kid’s meal that will include a hot dog, kid-sized popcorn, juice and a Rams prize.

The Rams will  also continue to offer a Family Four Pack at Schnucks stores that include four terrace level tickets, four hot dogs and four 22 oz. Dr Pepper products for $140.

Wellston police searching for suspect after attempted abduction

WELLSTON, MO (KTVI)– Police in Wellston are looking for a man they believe was trying to kidnap a teenage girl walking to school Tuesday morning.  It happened just blocks from Normandy High School.

The 16-year-old girl was walking along St. Charles Rock Road near Lulu when her mother says she saw a man near the bus stop.  But something didn’t add up.

“She said a bus passed she noticed he didn’t get on the bus,” the girl’s mother, Monica told us.  “And she passed the bus stop and he grabbed her.  And he said….”Don’t f——  jerk away from me.  That’s what he said.”

But the teen didn’t listen, instead fighting for her life.

“She fought him off.  She fought him all the way into the street to the yellow line on the Rock Road.”

3rd County Police Board member stepping down after investigation

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Another St. Louis County Police board member is resigning. Police board secretary Raymond Wagner will be stepping down.  But, he will be on the board through September.  Wagner was acting as Chairman on Tuesday in the wake of Chairman Sanson’s resignation.

This is the third resignation in two weeks.  Chairman Gregory Sansone and Floyd Warman stepped down after federal investigators started looking into $3.7 million subcontract.  The deal was for Sansone’s company to work on a new crime lab.

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