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Scott Co. family predicts Cardinals World Series win, Malden mayors make bet, stem cell therapy for animals

A Scott County family says the birth of their son Rhett this year guarantees a Cardinal World Series win. A Scott County family says the birth of their son Rhett this year guarantees a Cardinal World Series win.
The Mayors in Malden, Mo. and Malden, Mass. have made a World Series bet. The Mayors in Malden, Mo. and Malden, Mass. have made a World Series bet.
A stem cell therapy procedure was used on a Sikeston dog today. A stem cell therapy procedure was used on a Sikeston dog today.
The Kelly High School softball team left for the state semifinals in Springfield today. The Kelly High School softball team left for the state semifinals in Springfield today.

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Holly Brantley talked to a Scott County family today who says the birth of their son Rhett guarantees a World Series win for the Cardinals this year. They say it's all thanks to a family tradition dating all the way back to 1926. You can click here to find out what the tradition is. Are you hoping they're right?

Twelve-hundred miles separate Malden, Mo. from Malden, Mass., but the World Series competition is still fierce. Mayors of the two towns have made a friendly wager on the title at stake between the Birds and the Sox. You can click here to see what they bet.

For more on everything Cardinals at the World Series-related, you can click here to visit our 2013 World Series page.

Stem cell therapy can be a very controversial issue, but now some veterinarians are using new techniques to harvest those cells. The cutting edge procedure helps fight degenerative diseases, and has only been performed a few times in Missouri. Molly Lair had the story; you can click here for more.

The Kelly High School softball team boarded a bus this morning for the Class 2 State Semifinals in Springfield. This is the 15th time in school's history they've made the final four, but parents, players and coaches said it never gets old. Christy Millweard was there for the assembly. You can click here to continue reading.

Law enforcement officials this week raided gas stations in the Kansas City area suspected of selling the illegal synthetic drug known as K2. Federal, state and local authorities have spent nearly a year working together to develop the major crackdown. Convenience stores and liquor stores were also included in the busts, which began on Tuesday.

In national news, Bank of America is cutting thousands of jobs as it responds to changes in the housing market, echoing moves by other banks. The country's second-largest bank laid off 1,200 employees this week, primarily from a unit that handles mortgage origination, company spokesman Terry Francisco said.

A teacher who was allegedly killed by one of her students had asked him to stay after school the day she was killed, a classmate said Thursday, as students met with grief counselors and tried to come to grips with the slaying of the popular teacher. Philip Chism, 14, was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-old math teacher at Danvers High School.

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