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St. James News

Local man won’t face charges for brother’s death

    Authorities ruled that a local man acted justifiably after killing his brother during an altercation on April 17, 2013 in Springfield, Mo. Ryan Storey, 31, of St. James, acted in self-defense, according the authorities, after his brother aggressively threatened him while he was holding his baby daughter. Storey stabbed his brother in the chest with a pocketknife, leading to his death.

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Summer reading program kicks off at library

    The James Memorial Library will once again be holding a summer reading program for the youth of St. James. Kicking off this week, guests will get to see numerous visitors teaching kids about important topics.

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Students have Coffee Shop up and running

    The Firehouse Coffee Shop is open for the summer. Students with the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) at John F. Hodge High School are manning the facility, offering drinks, breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. Money generated through the facility is then put toward grants presented to non-profit organizations in the community.

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Maramec hosting veterans June 6, Cherokees June 12

    Two events are coming to Maramec Spring Park this month. On Friday, June 6, the James Foundation and the Missouri Department of Conservation will host Veterans Fishing Day for local veterans and the Cherokee Nation’s Remember the Removal bike ride will stop at Maramec on June 12.

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Cuba teen hit by truck on I-44

    A teenager was left in serious condition Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a vehicle on I-44 in St. James. Dalton Courtway, 15 of Cuba, was struck after running northbound along Interstate 44 by a westbound traveling 2010 Chevrolet truck pulling an RV at approximately 5:28 p.m., driven by Skyler K. Hussey, 32, of Troy, Mo.

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