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Return of hot weather affecting schools, sports teams

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -Hot and humid summertime weather rolls on for the St. Louis region. The above normal temperatures will be around through the Labor Day holiday with little chance of rain. This stretch of big heat comes after an early August that felt more like early October.

The heat can be tough on teachers and students.  Tom Stahlman is the principal at St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School in Valla Ridge.

Stahlman said, “There’s a safety issue for the children.”

The windows are wide open and the fans are spinning inside classrooms but the students were not there this afternoon.  They were dismissed early because it’s so hot.  They only have air conditioners for the gym and resource room.  The classrooms were getting hotter by the moment.

Stahlman said, “It’s very difficult for the teachers and the children once you get past about 11:30, 12 o’clock. It gets very difficult to learn.”

Delinquent tax property sale set for Monday in Clayton

CLAYTON, MO. (KTVI) – St. Louis County is set to hold its annual sale of tax delinquent property Monday, August 26th 2013 in the County Council Chambers of the St. Louis County Government Center (First Floor, Administration Building, 41 S. Central Avenue; adjacent to the Courthouse) Clayton.  Anyone wanting to participate must register beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Collector of Revenue, located on the street level of 41 S. Central Avenue in Clayton.

The auction will begin at 10 a.m., all sales will go to the highest bidder and will be final.

For a complete list of properties available for bid, click on Tax Sale Listing.

Hot, muggy weather back in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Just as  Dave Murray and the weather team warned, summer time heat is back in St. Louis. This after an early August that felt more like early October. With the temperatures climbing and the humidity increasing, the warmth is a concern for folks with outdoor plans.

This weekend the Cardinals are playing a big series in town against the Braves. Thousands will pack Busch Stadium on a sticky Sunday afternoon.  The Cardinals may set up water station inside the ballpark for fans and St. Louis firefighters may have cooling stations on the surrounding streets.

The hugely popular Festival of Nations also has people getting outside and packing Tower Grove Park.  Festival goers are encouraged to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.

NBA star Bradley Beal hosts camp for Kids

NBA star and St. Louis native Bradley Beal held a basketball camp for kids on Saturday, August 24th in Hazelwood. Beal takes great pride in giving back to his city that gave him so much growing up in St. Louis.

Good Samaritans save woman from car fire

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Two brothers-in-law put themselves at risk to save a young woman trapped in a burning car Saturday morning.  The Good Samaritans were heading southbound on I-170 near the Midland overpass when they saw a northbound driver lose control of a Jeep Wrangler and veer across three lanes of traffic.  The vehicle went airborne and flipped over on its side trapping the driver.

“The real thing that caught my eye was when we saw it burst into flames and we saw if flipping over,” said De’Angelo Blair who was riding to work with his brother-in-law Dannie Harris.  They stopped their car and raced across the interstate to find 21-year old Tiffany Colloton unconscious and trapped in her Jeep.

Prep Football Jamborees Recap

Fox 2 is your home for Prep Sports. The Fox 2 Prep Zone kicks off at 10:20 PM next Friday, August 30th. But tonight, August 24th, we previewed some of the expected top teams in the areas as they participated in Jamborees, where several area high schools practice and scrimmage together to get ready for the season.

Charlie Marlow looks at the defending Class 5 State Champions, the Kirkwood Pioneers. Kurt LaBelle went to the Jamborees and previewed these school’s football teams; Oakville, Hazelwood East, Clayton, John Burroughs, Duchesne and Vianney.

All lanes open on the Blanchette Bridge

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)– Construction on the Blanchette Bridge  has been completed, with all five lanes open in both directions on I-70 Blanchette Bridge.  The bridge spans the Missouri River between St. Louis and St. Charles Counties along Interstate 70.

“That is good news, and a beautiful thing man,” motorist Felix Buchanan said. “Right now it is so slow.”