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Former GM of West County Honda Charged With FraudOver a two-year period, 42-year-old William Cafarella allegedly created false entries in the dealership's books.
Son of Former St. Louis County Executive Sentenced to PrisonPhillip Goodwin,37, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to more than a dozen robberies across the region.
Bills Proposed to Make Attacks on Police Hate CrimesRepublican Rep. Marsha Haefner's bill would consider certain offenses hate crimes if they were committed because the victim worked as an officer or first responder.
Aldermen Raise Questions About MLS Stadium DowntownThere are questions swirling about taxpayers being asked to pick up $80 million of the $200 million project.
STL City Needs More Cops - What Are Politicians Doing About It?In the race for city mayor, no specifics yet on how the candidates plan to come up with extra money for police.
WATCH: Blake Snyder's Widow Does Facebook Live Q&AOfficer Blake Snyder's widow, Elizabeth, went on Facebook Live Friday afternoon to answer questions and update a concerned public on how she's doing since her husband was killed.

Politics

Illinois Lawmakers Sue to Get Paid Despite State Budget MessSix state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding the Illinois comptroller cut them paychecks they haven't seen since May.
Stenger Calls EPA's Work on West Lake Landfill a 'National Disgrace'Stenger explained his reaction live on KMOX's Total Information AM, Friday.
First Day of Increased Age Requirement to Buy Tobacco in CountyCounty Council said nearly 2,000 deaths were caused by smoking, and 800 kids began smoking in the county last year.
Chappelle-Nadal Offers $5,000 Challenge to STL Mayoral CandidatesMaria Chappelle-Nadal, whose district includes the airport, wants the candidates to take ownership of an issue that she says city politicians have ignored for years.
Lawsuits Challenge Abortion Restrictions in 3 StatesTaking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion.
City Manager Lehman Walker Suspended in University CityWalker will continue to earn his $130,000 annual salary during the suspension.

Business

Former GM of West County Honda Charged With FraudOver a two-year period, 42-year-old William Cafarella allegedly created false entries in the dealership's books.
What Millennials Want for Christmas -- ExperiencesFor the millennial on your holiday shopping list, forget buying stuff.
Illinois Lawmakers Vote to Spare 2 Nuclear PlantsThe Senate endorsed the measure, praised as a forward-looking, clean-energy plan and lambasted as a bailout for a massive, profitable corporation, on a 32-18 vote just an hour after the House OK'd it 63-38.
Illinois House OKs Exelon Subsidy Plan, Moves to SenateProponents say it will cost consumers less than 25 cents a month in exchange for reliable power and saved jobs.
Trops in Soulard Closing at Midnight SundayThe Soulard-era of Tropical Liqueurs is just about to come to and end.
'12 Days of Christmas' Would Cost $34,363 in 2016Turns out nine of the 12 gifts stayed the same price, or even became cheaper from last year.

Entertainment

90-Year-Old Aerialist Takes Her Final FlightFor one last time, Elizabeth 'Bunny' Herring will display her aerialist routine for Circus Harmony at City Museum.
Don't Miss The 'Cans Film Festival' This Saturday!It's that time of year - Wehrenberg Theatres wants to give you free movie passes if you give them canned food to help stock the shelves of area food pantries.
Now, Downloadable Shows and Movies on NetflixNetflix Inc., based in Los Gatos, California, says more downloadable content is coming at no additional charge for users.
Neil Diamond to Make World Tour Stop in St. LouisGrammy award-winning artist Neil Diamond is bringing his 50th anniversary world tour to St Louis this April.
Johnnie Johnson Gets Congressional Gold MedalEleven years after his death, Rock 'n' Roll legend honored for his Marine service.
Gold Bud Light Cans Offer Chance at Lifetime Super Bowl TixBud Light is offering beer drinkers who find special gold cans a chance to win tickets to the Super Bowl for the rest of their lives.

Health

Health Check-Up: Kidney Cancer, Heart Disease, and EuthanizationsOn Friday's health check-up, new drug for late-stage kidney cancer, how aspirin helps risk of heart disease, and euthanization in the Netherlands.
First Day of Increased Age Requirement to Buy Tobacco in CountyCounty Council said nearly 2,000 deaths were caused by smoking, and 800 kids began smoking in the county last year.
Mizzou Students Urged to Cancel Social Events as Mumps SpreadThe outbreak began in early November with four confirmed cases.
Chappelle-Nadal Offers $5,000 Challenge to STL Mayoral CandidatesMaria Chappelle-Nadal, whose district includes the airport, wants the candidates to take ownership of an issue that she says city politicians have ignored for years.
Lawsuits Challenge Abortion Restrictions in 3 StatesTaking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion.
About 73 Confirmed, Suspected Mumps Cases at Missouri SchoolThe outbreak began in early November with four confirmed cases.

CBS National News

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CBS World News

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