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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.

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Soldier killed in Fort Hood shooting laid to rest

ROLLA, MO (KTVI)-Flags line the streets in Rolla, MO as the town says goodbye to a soldier who chose Rolla as home. The remains of Sgt. Timothy Owens arrived Friday afternoon. The 37-year-old was serving at Fort Hood, Texas, ten days ago when another soldier went on a rampage. Owens was one of three men killed before the gunman shot himself. Sixteen others were injured in the shooting.

Owens spent his early years in Effingham, Illinois, but came to Rolla for high school, and met his wife here. He called the city home.

Six miles of flags line the route the funeral procession will take and hundreds of people will be here too as Owens’ adopted hometown bidding him a final good bye.

Owens is survived by three children, ages 12, 14, and 17. He also recently had discovered a sister he didn’t know he had. He spoke to her for the first and last time about two weeks before his death.

The funeral services were scheduled in Rolla for 11am.

Three killed in crash near Sullivan, Missouri

(KTVI) – The Missouri Highway Patrol says three people were killed in a crash Friday morning.

The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. on Highway 185 near Highway EE in northern Washington County.

Troopers told Fox 2′s Anthony Kiekow that a man in a Dodge pick-up truck illegally crossed the center line on 185 while trying to pass another vehicle.

The pick-up truck slammed head-on into a Mazda as it went over a hill. All three people inside the Mazda were killed.

Troopers report finding diapers in the debris from the crash, but they say no children were involved.

The Missouri Highway Patrol has identified the two women and the man in the passenger car as Valerie Lewis, 28, Shari Ryerson, 56, and  Casey Edwards, 25. Washington County Coroner pronounced all three dead at the scene.

Man shot after attempting to rob store with knife

RICHWOODS, MO (KTVI) – A Washington County man is hospitalized after his alleged attempt to rob a small town store backfired badly. Deputies say the robber literally violated the old truism, “Never take a knife to a gunfight.”

Harley Johnson, 24, of Cadet, is accused of doing just that in his effort to rob Cobb’s Grocery in Richwoods, Missouri, Tuesday morning.

Ron Cobb has owned the place for more than three decades. Among other things, Cobb and his family are gun enthusiasts. Signs in the front window touting the second amendment clearly suggest that people inside are armed.

This is where Johnson arrived and allegedly walking in wearing a bandana on his face.

“He had a big can of mace and a hunting knife,” Cobb said of Johnson. “My son pulled a gun out and pointed at him. The guy run to the door and turned around and that’s when my son shot him.”

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Anonymous tip leads to drug bust in Franklin County

(KTVI)– Franklin County authorities have busted a Washington, Missouri couple for being behind a pot-growing operation worth $50,000.

The pair, believed to be in their late 50s or early 6os have not been charged. We’re told an anonymous tip led authorities to a gated home where they found 22 plants.

“He said it was for personal use, that he wasn’t selling it here in the county. With this amount of marijuana it’s hard to believe that. As a matter of fact some of these jars are are labeled to sell,” said Cody Lucas with the Franklin County Narcotics Unit.

Some of the plants were six feet tall.

Heavy rains cause storm water to backup in Sullivan homes

SULLIVAN, MO (KTVI)– Unusually heavy rain hit Sullivan, Mo Thursday flooding basements in low lying areas and swamping normally dry roads.  The Meramec State Park had to be closed and campers evacuated.

Over loaded sewer lines caused backups in basements along Bud Street and Blair. Georgann and Gary Kays were caught by surprise when water began gushing from a basement drainage pipe for their washing machine.

“It was like Old Faithful,” exclaimed Gary Kays.  He said the sewage water flowed into his basement for seven hours.  “Our sump pump could not keep up with it,” he said.

Laclede Gas extends cold weather rule through April

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Laclede Gas is extending the cold weather rule through April to allow eligible customers who have fallen behind on their gas bills from this year’s cold winter to continue service, restore service, and arrange a payment plan.

Normally the cold weather rule is only in effect from November to March, but rule is being extended voluntarily by Laclede Gas.

If you have any questions or need to set-up a payment plan, call 314-621-6960 in St. Louis or 1-800-887-4173 elsewhere.