5 things to know in St. Louis Tuesday

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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) -- Here's some of the big stories expected to play out in the St. Louis area today.

Big rally planned in support of striking fast food workers. Dozens of fast food employees walked off the job in St. Louis yesterday, as part of a larger 7-city protest for higher wages. More walkouts are planned in the St. Louis area today. There's also a big rally planned for this afternoon in Kiener Plaza to support striking workers.

Midtown could become shopping destination. Pace Properties has proposed a new retail shopping center called Midtown Station. It would sit between Vandeventer and Spring on Forest Park Avenue. Pace says the area is ideal for shopping because of its close proximity to SLU, Wash U., and several major employers.

St. Louis Archdiocese responds to Pope's remarks on gays. Pope Francis told reporters Monday he would not judge gay people who search for the Lord, and have good will. Click here for local reaction, and a statement from the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Cards in danger of losing 1st place in NL Central. After being trounced by the Pirates 9-2 in Pittsburgh, the Cardinals are in danger of losing their grip on 1st place in the division. The Pirates are just .5 games back of the Cards, heading into today's double-header.

Farmington dancers on the national stage. "Innovative Force" is made up of 26 girls from Farmington, Missouri. They will compete during tonight's live round of "America's Got Talent." You can see the girls perform tonight at 8 p.m. on Newschannel Five.

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