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Viewer captures neat owl photo — Check out this photo! Peter Wilson says a few weeks ago his owl sculpture was finally completed, carved from the stump of a locust tree. He says one day he looked out the window and photographed his new art, and didn't notice the owl until he uploaded the photo to his computer.

Police investigating UMSL rape — ST. LOUIS COUNTY - Police are investigating after a University of Missouri-St. Louis student reported she was raped Wednesday morning. According to an alert issued by UMSL, the female student told police around 10:30 a.m. she was forced into the backseat of a small, dark-colored vehicle parked along West Drive and then raped.

Teacher arrested for sexual abuse — JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - A teacher at a school for the visually impaired has been arrested and accused of aggravated sexual abuse. Illinois State Police say the 28-year-old instructor has been employed at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired as a rehabilitation and mobility instructor since July. He was taken into custody Thursday.

Surveillance images of robbery suspect released — The first robbery happened at the Circle K in the 1000 block of Old St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton around 1 a.m. Bridgeton police say the suspect appears to be between 18 and 22-years-old, stands between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 130 or 135 pounds.

Sweetology — SHOW ME ST. LOUIS- It's a fun idea thought up by 2 friends who dreamed of having a business together. They wanted something fun, positive and full of sugar and they got it! *Watch the story above to find out more! Sweetology is at 92-14 Clayton Road.
Dec 18, 2014

Totally taking my nieces here! You can walk-in & decorate cakes, cupcakes & cookies @sweetsweetology via @ksdknews

Frisco Train Store — SHOW ME ST. LOUIS- Got a little one that loves trains? Then you have to check out this next place... Julie Tristan was at Valley Park at the Frisco Train Store. *Watch the video above to find out more! Frisco Train Store is located in Valley Park at 24 Front Street.
Dec 18, 2014

They have cute PINK train hats & LOTS of other train stuff @friscotrain via @ksdknews @showmestlouis

Conviction tossed 70 years after execution — SUMTER, S.C. - A judge has thrown out the conviction of a 14-year-old South Carolina teen who was convicted of killing two girls 70 years ago. Judge Carmen Mullen issued her ruling Wednesday in the case of George Stinney Jr., saying she found "fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process" in the 1944 prosecution of the teen.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @ksdknews: Fourteen-year-old George Stinney's conviction has been tossed 70 years after his execution

Power outage forces 3 SLPS closures — ST. LOUIS - A manhole fire in north St. Louis that caused more than 6,000 Ameren Missouri customers to be without power Thursday morning has forced three Saint Louis Public Schools high schools to cancel class. Students who attend Metro, Beaumont, and Clyde C. Miller high schools will not have class Thursday, Dec.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @ksdknews: Class cancelled at 3 SLPS schools because of the power outage… #ksdk

Police: 'Bud Weisser' busted for burglary — ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - A teenager with a familiar looking name was charged Wednesday in connection with a burglary of a south county gas station in August, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said. According to county police, an officer was on patrol in the 900 block of Lemay Ferry Road just before 4:40 a.m.

Vehicle partially submerged in Big River — WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. - Emergency crews are responding Big River at Highway 21 after a vehicle was found partially submerged in the water. De Soto Rural Fire Protection says they do not know if anyone is inside the vehicle, which went into the river near the Washington/Jefferson county line.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @ksdknews: A vehicle has been found partially submerged in Big River near the Jefferson/Washington county line

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Sony to pull 'The Interview' over threats — LOS ANGELES - The country's five biggest theater chains will not screen The Interview due to hacker threats, multiple sources say. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported that Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment have all pulled the plug on the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, which was set to open Christmas Day.
Dec 18, 2014

Sony Decides to Pull 'The Interview' After Threats

St. Louisan on flight struck by severe turbulence — Thanks to cell phone cameras, we're all citizen journalists. St. Louisan John Mitchell turned on his cell phone shortly after American Airlines Flight 280 hit severe turbulence Tuesday while traveling from South Korea to Dallas. What he recorded was some heart pounding video as the jet rocked severely.

Protesters shut down St. Louis City Hall — ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protesters upset with police over their handling of demonstrations related to the Michael Brown shooting managed to shut down St. Louis City Hall. About 75 demonstrators who marched from St. Louis police headquarters on Wednesday were locked out of City Hall.
Dec 18, 2014

Protesters Upset with Police, Temporarily Shut Down St. Louis City Hall #ksdk

Thieves steal from 5-year-old with cancer — St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Police are looking for the crooks who stole from a five-year-old boy with brain cancer. They're accused of busting down the home's door and taking donated items from the child's room in an apartment in north St. Louis. Police say two televisions, a Play Station 4 and some new games were stolen.

Cardinals manager pays tribute in number swap — ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - There have been a lot of changes lately with the St. Louis Cardinals. But for one local family none more surprising than Wednesday ' s announcement from Manager Mike Matheny. Matheny recently relinquished the number 22 which he's worn most of his baseball life for new Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @mcbridetd: Matheny, great guy. Thanks Casey for sharing. MT @CaseyNolen: #stlcards manager pays tribute in number swap

Dierdorf: L.A. is not the answer for NFL — ST. LOUIS, Mo -- If you're a sports fan in this town nowadays, you can't have a conversation without one question being asked: are the Rams staying or leaving? Today, Frank Cusumano sat down to talk past, present and future of professional football in St. Louis with a man who has seen it all.

Stray Rescue wins $25,000 Petco grant — ST. LOUIS - Stray Rescue of St. Louis received a giant check Tuesday from the Petco Foundation - all thanks to a dog named "Shep." Stray Rescue entered Shep's story in the Petco Holiday Wishes Grant contest. Shep survived horrific abuse and was left paralyzed after getting shot in the back and neck.
Dec 17, 2014

Want to see a happy story about an abused and paralyzed dog taught to walk again?…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @RickMeyerKSDK: Shot a story yesterday about a dog that was saved by @strayrescue…

Dec 17, 2014

Shot a story yesterday about a dog that was saved by @strayrescue…

Producers' picks: Top stories of 2014 — Every day the digital producers here at KSDK-TV write, edit, and publish dozens of stories to We've each chosen our three favorites from 2014 and shared them below. Kevin Held's picks: Brandie Piper's picks: Read or Share this story: