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Child injured in north St. Louis drive-by shooting

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Police are investigating after a child was injured in a drive-by shooting in north St. Louis.

According to the St. Louis Police Department, around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday two men, a women and a 4-year-old boy were riding in a vehicle in the area of Newstead and Kossuth, when a dark colored 4-door vehicle occupied by 3 men began following and firing gunshots at the victim’s vehicle.

In the area of Lee and Dryden, the victim’s vehicle came to a rest in the front yard of a residence.  All of the victims got out of the vehicle and ran from the scene.

The woman with her 4-year old son ran to a home in the area.  The woman was not injured. The 4-year old suffered a minor laceration to his head.  It has not yet been determined if he was grazed by a bullet or was cut by glass.  He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Officials: St. Louis School District to remain transitional

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The Missouri State Board of Education says the St. Louis School District will remain a transitional district.

Commissioner Chris Nicastro says it’s critical to keep stable leadership in place.

The district was placed in transitional status in 2007 when it lost accreditation.

The district improved to provisional accreditation in 2012.

http://dese.mo.gov/news/2014/ReauthorizingTransitionalSchoolDistrict.htm

Puppy rescued from drain in north St. Louis

(KTVI) – St. Louis firefighters have rescued a puppy that’s trapped in a storm drain.

When the call came in at 10:30 Tuesday morning, little did firefighter Adam Solomon know that he’d spend the next three hours trying to save a dog that had fallen down the drain.

“It’s not something we deal with normally,” says St. Louis Firefighter Adam Solomon.  “You don’t train every day for a puppy in a well.  It’s more house fires and medical for humans.”

But the two month old teacup Chihuahua named Storm was stuck.

“His name definitely fits him because he created all of this,” says dog owner Cocoa Young.

Cocoa Young was visiting her brother in the 4900 block of Theodore in north St. Louis when the dog tried to jump over the open drain.

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.

Nottingham Coach honored with Peabody Leaders in Education award

Nottingham Coach honored with Peabody Leaders in Education award

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Coach Roy Monti, athletic director at Nottingham Community Access and Job Training High School, was honored Monday with the Peabody Leaders in Education Award, by Maureen Moore from Peabody Energy and UMSL’s Marvin W. Berkowitz.

Students, staff and family members of Coach Monti’s  family attended the surprise ceremony in the school gym.

Coach Monti, who also serves as the head coach of the school’s Special Olympics basketball team, and a educator for more than 15 years.

The Peabody Leaders in Education program honors dedicated and compassionate educational professionals with awards and recognition at a dinner reception. Honorees are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders, and each earns a $1,000 award.

Passenger grazed by bullet at North St. Louis bus stop

NORTH ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A 17-year-old man was waiting for a Metro bus Monday when he heard gunfire. He got on the bus, then realized he had been grazed by a bullet.

The bus driver called for an ambulance, which met the bus at another stop and checked the victim out. He is reported to be OK. There are no other injuries reported.

The bus stop is locate near the intersection of Kingshighway and Martin Luther King.

Police say they have identified a suspect, and have placed the suspect on the wanted list.

IWA Spring Boutique benefits scholarship funds

(KTVI)- An excuse to shop? Yes please! The Spring Boutique is back for a third year at Incarnate Word Academy. Then unique shopping event will be held April 24, 2014 and will benefit two scholarships, the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship & the Katie Campanella Visual Arts Scholarship Fund.

On October 8, 2011, Katie Campanella and her sister, Beth, an Incarnate student, were involved in a tragic car accident in which Katie lost her life and Beth was seriously injured. Katie had hoped to follow in her sister and aunts’ footsteps by attending IWA, so her family started a scholarship in her memory.

Adult tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. There will be over 50 vendors and food stations provided by local restaurants. Shoppers can register for the event by clicking here.