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Sinkhole Swallows Up Car in Downtown St. Louis

The car's owners told television station KMOV that they were returning from a gym when they found their car in the crater

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    Car Swallowed Up In St. Louis Sinkhole

    A sinkhole opened up and swallowed a car in downtown St. Louis on June 29. Aerial TV footage shows the white car on its side in the hole, with water gushing from a below-ground pipe. (Published Thursday, June 29, 2017)

    A man who scored what he thought was a prime parking spot in downtown St. Louis says he returned from a trip to the gym with his fiancee to find his car swallowed by a sinkhole.

    Jordan Westerberg tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that when the couple came back to his Toyota Camry shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday and didn't see it, they figured it had been towed.

    Street workers gathered at the parking space was a tipoff something was amiss. That's when 25-year-old Westerberg found the vehicle in the gaping hole, about 20 feet deep and 8 to 10 feet across.

    It isn't immediately clear what caused the collapse.

    DHS Secretary Defends Practice of Separating Families at Border

    [NATL] DHS Secretary Defends Practice of Separating Families at Border

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that her department is merely following laws. Speaking at a White House briefing Monday, Nielsen said the issue has been growing for years, the product of loopholes that have created an open border.

    (Published Monday, June 18, 2018)

    No injuries were reported.