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300 exorcists convene in Vatican City — VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis praised the work of modern day exorcists this week, according to an interview on Vatican Radio. Dr. Valter Cascioli, a psychiatrist and spokesman for the International Association of Exorcists, said Pope Francis supports and prays for those who carry out the ancient Catholic ritual and "suffer because of the work of the devil."
Oct 31, 2014

Exorcist beat reporter @PatMcGonigleNBC says 300 modern-day exorcisms recently gathered in Vatican City

10 Hot Halloween Freebies — It doesn't get better or more free than this. Happy Halloween to your wallet.

Police wives seek donations for officers in Ferguson — ST. LOUIS - Members of the St. Louis Police Wives' Association (SLPWA) are gearing up in case wide spread civil disobedience occurs after the grand jury returns a decision in the Michael Brown investigation. "When the command posts are activated, officers are placed on mandatory 12-hour shifts with little time off," said spokeswoman Hope Jones said.
Oct 30, 2014

Police wives raising $ 4 helmets 4 Ferguson officers,been feeding hundreds of officers daily since mid-aug.… @ksdknews

Man who killed bin Laden to reveal identity — NEWSER - The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in a 2011 raid is planning to reveal his identity to the world-starting with Fox News. The man known as "The Shooter" will be interviewed by the network for a two-part special airing on Nov.

5 On Your Side: Football helmet safety — ST. LOUIS - It's the most popular sport in America, but for athletes in high school, football is also the most dangerous. The risk of head injury is high. A recent study says some football helmets protect players better than others. We've spent the past three months investigating what types of helmets high schools in our area use.

Suspicious man handing out cash to kids — ALTON, Ill. - Someone is apparently giving away free cash to kids, but police say it's not a case of unexpected kindness. Monday, Alton, Illinois, police say a man in a sliver sedan handed cash to multiple kids in the Oakwood Estates neighborhood. They say he gave singles to some, and as much as $30 to others.

McCulloch: Grand jury not responsible for leaks — ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - Members of the grand jury that will ultimately decide whether to prosecute a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager are not responsible for the recent spate of leaks regarding the investigation, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said Thursday.

Married 50 years, couple's never seen each other — It's often said that communication is key for any relationship. The way Rich and DeeDee Adams have had to communicate over these past 50 years of marriage has been more complicated than most. Both are visually impaired and have technically never laid eyes on each other before.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ksdknews: Tweeting this story to remind us love really can conquer all. Couple married 50 years, never seen each other.

20K lights in action in St. Charles — ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Earlier this week on "Today in St. Louis" we showed you a St. Louis home that went all out decorating for Halloween. On Thursday morning NewsChannel 5's Scott Connell visited a home on Nancy Drive in St. Charles that rivals the first one we showed.

Tropical Liqueurs may open in Soulard — ST. LOUIS - A popular frozen alcoholic drink bar is heading to St. Louis, our partners at the St. Louis Business Journal report. A local group has applied for a liquor license to open a Tropical Liqueurs (known as Trops by its college fan base) in the old Gladstone's bar building in Soulard.

Ferguson officials: Reports of police dept. changes are false — FERGUSON, Mo. - More leaks lead to more confusion in Ferguson this week. Despite new information claiming there are big changes coming to the Ferguson police department, local officials continue to deny any knowledge of those plans. Tuesday night, CNN reported Chief Thomas Jackson will soon resign, and city officials plan to ask the St.

Giants win third World Series title in five years — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Breaking down Game 7 of the World Series from Kauffman Stadium: Box score: Giants 3, Royals 2 ; Giants win series 4-3. *** The final: In a game both managers turned over to their bullpens early, the Giants were able to scratch out the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and make it stand up the rest of the way.
Oct 30, 2014

Well, dangit...I really wanted to see the Royals take this. "Giants win third World Series title in five years" #ksdk…

Revisiting 'The Rumble in the Jungle' 40 years later — About four months ago, when Muhammad Ali was sitting in his favorite armchair where he watches old Westerns and film clips of himself, his daughter Hana handed him the phone. It was George Foreman. "His eyes were big," Hana Ali recalled of her father. "And he was just happy and excited and talking about his kids.

Ironman competition eyes STL — ST. LOUIS - "You are an Ironman!" Those are the words triathletes around the world wait to hear when they cross the finish line. The finish line of a Half Ironman could be in St. Louis next year. The organization has confirmed St. Louis is on its radar.

Ferguson police pass deadly force resolutions — FERGUSON, Mo. - Tuesday night the Ferguson City Council passed, without opposition, to resolutions calling for reform at the state level when it comes to deadly police involved shootings. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III says there are some changes that are need that are "above our level of governance."
Oct 29, 2014

Reports about police chief overshadowed actions #Ferguson city council actually took about police shootings/force:…

Oct 29, 2014

Ferguson City Council unanimously passes resolutions asking Missouri legislators to address police shootings.…

Coleman wants murder conviction tossed — Christopher Coleman will be in court Wednesday fighting to get his murder conviction overturned.
Oct 30, 2014

Convicted of killing his wife & 2 young sons, Chris Coleman now wants his murder conviction tossed. #ksdk #illinois…

Missouri knitter-runner prepares for NYC Marathon — WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri runner who knitted his way into the record books is preparing for the New York City Marathon. David Babcock secured the Guinness Word Record last year for knitting a scarf that measured just more than 12 feet long during the 5 hours and 48 minutes it took him to run the Kansas City Marathon.