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Driver slams into MoDOT work zone overnight

(KTVI) – A speeding driver on Interstate 44 in Fenton crashed his car in a work zone.  It happened around 1:30 a.m. near Bowles Avenue.

Police say the man was driving almost 80 miles per hour when he suddenly slammed into road construction equipment.

None of the MoDOT workers on the scene was hurt.  The driver was injured but was able to get out of his car on his own.

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Suspect shot, killed after trying to rob “Check ‘n Go” store

FENTON, MO (KTVI) – One robbery suspect was caught and another was shot and killed after allegedly trying to rob a “Check ‘n Go” in south St. Louis County.

Authorities say Jabari Quarles and Claudell Webb, Jr., both 23, allegedly tried to rob the “Check ‘n Go” in the 600 block of Gravois Bluffs Wednesday morning.

When police arrived on the scene, both suspects were exiting the store. Quarles was quickly taken into custody without incident.

While attempting to arrest Webb, a short struggle ensued between officers. During the struggle, Webb allegedly produced a handgun. Fearing for their lives and the safety to the public, one of the officers shot the suspect. Webb was transported to a local hospital where he died.

St. Louis County Police to participate in prescription drug take-back

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – On Saturday, April 26, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the St. Louis County Police Department participate in a nationwide event with the Drug Enforcement Administration to take prescription drugs off the streets, and out of the hands of abuser and, potential abusers.

The take-back program is a nationwide event that many law enforcement agencies partake in to keep prescription drugs out of abusers hands, while enhance the quality of the nation’s water supply by keeping prescription drugs out of water systems.

Drop-off sites around the county will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs that will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Just deposit the unwanted drugs and leave.

The St. Louis County Police Department will be conducting collections at four sites:

Mehlville School District to hire interim superintendent

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – The Mehlville School Board has started the process to search for a new superintendent of the school district. Current superintendent Dr. Eric Knost is stepping down to take the superintendent’s job for the Rockwood School District.

As the search is just getting underway, the district has decided to hire an interim superintendent; candidate from the district and outside the district will be considered for the position, with a target date of hiring someone by May 22, 2014.

The board will take up the search for a permanent superintendent in the fall of 2014, with the hope of hiring superintendent by the end of December 2014.

For updates on the superintendent hiring, you can click on the Mehlville School District.

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Man charged with sexually torturing women beginning in 2006

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police say a South County man for raped, sodomized, and tortured multiple women dating back to 2006.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch called it a case of ‘degradation and torture.’  Adam M. Capriglione, 29, faces 19 felony charges including, rape, sodomy and assault.  Police say Capriglione met women online and would start a relationship with them before violence would begin.

Prosecutors say he held women against their will at his apartment on Butler Oaks Drive and at a previous address.   The charges spanned over several years.   McCulloch says Capriglione had a ‘psychological hold’ on victims through torture and threatened victims if they came forward.

An investigation began after one victim went to a medical facility for help.  The medical facility contacted police.  Investigators held a news conference Tuesday asking victims to come forward.

Rams give fans a chance to win $100,000

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Rams are giving fans the chance to win $100,000 if they can correctly predict all 17 weeks of the 2014 regular season schedule. In order to win, fans must correctly select the opponent, location, and day of each game, including the bye week.

In the event of a tie, a trivia contest will be held to determine the winner of “Guess Our Game” contest.

There will be only one winner for the contest and only one entry per person.

To enter the contests, go to www.stlouisrams.com/guessourgames. The contest started Monday, April 14th and will end on April 21, 2014 at 11:59 a.m.

For details and official rules the contest, click on here.

Shuttered Crestwood Plaza: What it looks like now

(KTVI)-Dead malls are popping up all over the United States, especially in the Midwest. The website BuzzFeed highlighted the Facebook group “Dead Malls Enthusiasts”. They put together a map of some of those dead malls and the former Crestwood Plaza made the list.

Recent pictures from inside the mall show its current condition. Click here to see photos of Crestwood mall and other defunct malls around America.

Crestwood Plaza opened in 1956 and was open for more than 55 years. At one point it had more than 90 stores. The mall was put up for sale in 2013 and if sold will likely be torn down for redevelopment.