St. Clair Property Taxes Go Up

St. Clair property owners will be paying higher taxes in December. At Monday’s City Council meeting St. Clair officials accepted the states recommendation to raise the rate from .49 to .53 per 100 dollars of assessed valuation. City Administrator Rick Childress says when property values go down, taxes go up, and points to the sluggish economy and housing market as the reason for the drop in value. Childress also says people will not notice much of a difference from past years. The County Collectors office says real and personal property taxes will go out in early November.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

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After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.