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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.

Arnold Knights of Columbus still holding fish frys despite storm damage

(KTVI)– An Arnold Knights of Columbus has not allowed storm damage from holding fish fries.  The Arnold K of C comes to the aid of local parishes, food pantries and other charities. Customers at Friday evening’s fish fry were surprised they were able to dine in the Knights of Columbus hall.  Customer Bill Glasgow said, “I thought they were going to just bulldoze the place. It just looked so bad. I didn’t think it would come back.”

When a storm rolled through February 20th, winds peeled back the roof.  Renters in the upstairs part of the structure were forced out. But the Knights of Columbus downstairs were still able to host the first fish fry 2 weeks later. Although business was slow at first it soon picked up. K of C member Bobby Hayes said, “We’re having a real good year this year.”  Member Vince Selders added, “Once they saw us rolling, it snowballed and they really came out in droves.”

Weekends On The Web: Our list of activities and events

(KTVI)-Looking for some fun events this weekend? Meteorologist Angela Hutti has some ideas for you and your family.

Weekends On The Web: April 12-13, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball
Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 12-13 Venue: Busch Stadium
Game times 1:15pm each day. Tickets are limited.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Replica 2013 National League Champions Ring give-away Saturday
Yadier Molina & Adam Wainwright Gold Glove Award give-away Sunday

Imo’s Day proclaimed in St. Louis & St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis Mayor Francis Clay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley proclaimed Tuesday, Imo’s Day in St. Louis. The proclamations were presented to Ed and Margie Imo at the Imo’s franchise meeting that was held at the Glazier’s Hall in St. Louis.

The proclamation honored Imo’s 50 years in business in St. Louis City and County.

Woman dies at underground Crystal City rave

CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) – An investigation is underway after a young woman died following an electronic music concert in Crystal City, Missouri.

The victim’s name has not been released. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the woman died during the concert this weekend at the Crystal City Underground.

An attorney for the venue says he believes the woman died outside the facility early Sunday. The concert began Saturday night and continued until about 4:00 a.m. Sunday. About 4,000 people attended.

The venue is in a former silica mine, about a square mile underground.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch