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Mother tosses 3-year-old from second-story window during apartment fire

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Mother tosses 3-year-old from second-story window during apartment fire

ST. LOUIS – Five people were treated following a fire at an apartment building on the 5800 block of Selber Court in north St. Louis.

Our partners at the Post-Dispatch report a mother tossed her 3-year-old daughter from a second-story window to a neighbor on the ground at the Hillvale apartments.

The fire department says one of those patients includes a child. Three people were taken to the hospital.

The paper also says the fire started in a vacant, boarded-up unit. The Bomb and Arson squad was called to the scene as well.

Firefighters can be seen on the roof trying to knock out the flames. There is also smoke pouring out of the roof.

Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX is over the scene. Authorities appeared to be walking with at least one resident who made it out of the burning building.

The Red Cross is helping 3 residents.

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Electric vehicle batteries scatter and catch fire in I-44 semi crash near Rolla

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Electric vehicle batteries scatter and catch fire in I-44 semi crash near Rolla

ROLLA, Mo. – A truck carrying 33 lithium-ion batteries designed for Chevy Volt cars, each weighing 1000 pounds, overturned at mile marker 184 on Interstate 44 last night. A second tractor-trailer struck the truck and crashed into the median. This caused the batteries to scatter everywhere and catch fire.

Rolla Firefighters were able to put out the fire. It took 12 people to free the victims. The truck drivers and one passenger were injured. They were flown to a hospital in Columbia for treatment.

The crash took around four hours to clear. A team from St. Louis is at the scene this morning to help with the clean-up operation, according to the City of Rolla Fire & Rescue.

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First half of America’s Center expansion project out to bid

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First half of America’s Center expansion project out to bid

ST. LOUIS – A study on the expansion of America’s Center in Downtown St. Louis is complete and will be delivered to the St. Louis County Council on Friday.

More than a year after the city closed on the sale of bonds for its half of the $210 million expansion and rehab of the America’s Center, St. Louis County has continued to resist issuing its half of the bonds amid a dispute over the financing of a recreation center in north St. Louis County, FOX 2’s partners at the Post-Dispatch reported.

St. Louis City’s board of public service is handling the construction bids and they initially delayed issuing a request for bids for the first half of the project due to the uncertainty over when the county would move. Just before Christmas, a working group of city and county officials approved putting the project’s first half out to bid. This is an $83 million expansion of exhibit hall space along Cole Street on the site of a recently demolished parking garage. Contractor responses are due by March 1, and a contractor should be chosen by early May.

St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas asked in November for the cost-benefit study of the convention center from the St. Louis economic development partnership. County budget officials said the pandemic’s hit to hotel taxes means it will be years before there is any excess to use for a new project. Councilwoman Rita Heard Days called for the county to back the project with a portion of its proceeds from a settlement with the NFL and Los Angeles Rams.

Final construction drawings for the second half of the project which includes the construction of a new public plaza on surface lots along the convention plaza and a new ballroom inside America’s Center should be complete by next month and go out to bid in April.

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Police searching for 12-year-old Aurora boy who didn’t return from school

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Police searching for 12-year-old Aurora boy who didn’t return from school

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Isiah Sanchez

Aurora police are searching for a 12-year-old boy who didn’t return home from school Thursday afternoon.

Isaiah Sanchez was last seen at Aurora West College Preparatory Academy at 10100 E. 13th Ave. at around 3 p.m. on Jan. 27, the Aurora Police Department said.

It’s believed he didn’t return home after getting into trouble for skipping school, according to police.

Sanchez is described as a 4-foot-11, 110 pound boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black zip-up jacket, black pants and gray Nike shoes.

Police are concerned about Sanchez’ safety due to the “frigid weather.”

Anyone who has seen Sanchez or has any information about his possible whereabouts is asked to call the Aurora911 Center at (303) 627-3100.

Read the full story from our partner at thedenverchannel.com.

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