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Alleged kidnapping investigation leads to pot bust in Pevely

(KTVI)– Pevely police confiscated more than ten pounds of marijuana while investigating an alleged kidnapping.

Police Chief Ron Weeks says two women approached an officer outside a Pevely gas station and told him they were being held against their will at a Pevely business.

The officer found the man outside the gas station and got permission to search the nearby business.

While inside the business, investigators found about ten to 12 pounds of marijuana.

Weeks says they found no evidence of the kidnapping but he says they are still investigating.

The man has not yet been charged.

Thieves steal lunch meat, liquor from Arnold home for second time

ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – They stole the frozen fish, but left the laptop.  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for at least one very hungry and thirsty thief who stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of food and liquor from a home in Arnold.

The peanut butter has already been replaced—it’s a family staple. But other than that, the Cobb family’s refrigerator is the emptiest it’s ever been.  When Jeff Cobb first noticed the cheese missing last Tuesday, he didn’t think anything of it, even though his wife and daughters denied eating it.

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.

Hungry burglar strikes home twice

ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – A hungry burglar is on the loose in Jefferson County. The County Sheriff’s Department says a burglar struck a home twice in one week for groceries.

The hungry burglar took: Lunchmeat, canned spaghetti and ravioli, Roy Crown Whiskey, Bacardi Rum, Raspberry Smirnoff Vodka, cherry vodka, Jack Daniels and a spotlight

Police say the burglar entered the home through a window.

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Rock Community Fire Protection Dist. promotes Fire Inspector to Fire Marshal

Rock Community Fire Protection Dist. promotes Fire Inspector to Fire Marshal

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Rock Community Fire Protection District has promoted a 24 year department veteran to Fire Marshal. Jeff Delapp has served the fire district for more 20 years as a fireman, and Fire Inspector, with expertise in building codes, and fire inspection codes.

Jeff replaces long time Fire Marshal Lloyd Montgomery, who recently retired.

Prayer service to held for 2 miners killed

STE. GENEVIEVE, MO (KTVI) – A Ste. Genevieve church plans to hold a prayer service Sunday night for two men killed in a mine accident Friday morning. 53-year old John Hahl from Farmington and 29-year-old Chris Rawson from Hillsboro died Friday morning while working in a bucket at the Mississippi Lime Company mine in Ste. Genevieve.

Fire officials say the rock they were mining above them broke away and forced the bucket to the ground, killing the men.

The Ste. Genevieve First Baptist Church will hold the prayer service for the men beginning at 6 pm.

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Man struck by train in De Soto

DE SOTO, MO (KTVI) – A man is in critical condition after being hit by a Union Pacific Train on Lembeck Lake Road just after noon Sunday.

He was airlifted to a local hospital.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says the train was travelling from East St. Louis, Ill. to Iron Mountain, Missouri with 47 empty cars. The victim was allegedly walking down the middle of the tracks when the train hit him.