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2014-10-21 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Troy resident Sandy Kerr has lived with Type 1 diabetes since the age of 18.  A chronic disease that affects the pancreas?s ability to produce insulin, Type 1 diabetes causes a person?s blood-glucose Read Full Story ...

Watershed will host storytelling session

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2014-10-21 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
The last outdoor storytelling session of the year at Watershed Nature Center will be held on Friday, Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m. Ike Day will be the storyteller and the theme is "Along Came the Spider." Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Lawyer seeks to bar terrorism reference at trial

2014-10-21 12:25:00 BND.com

A Palestinian activist from Chicago is urging a judge to bar any reference to terrorism at her upcoming Detroit trial on immigration charges.

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Springfield VA clinic grapples with short staffing

2014-10-21 12:15:00 BND.com

The overseer of federal outpatient clinics for veterans in central Illinois says sudden short-staffing at the Springfield site is posing "unprecedented" challenges in meeting patient demands.

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Livingston Road Rallye will feature zombies

2014-10-21 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
The zombies will be taking over Livingston, IL (and beyond!) this Saturday, Oct. 25, when the Cruzing Dead Road Rallye takes place at Veteran?s Memorial Park. Read Full Story ...

County marks 40 years of awarding block grants

2014-10-21 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
In 1975, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created a unique program designed to provide funding in the form of grants to help county governments and communities with a wide-ra Read Full Story ...

SIUE Upward Bound Student Discovers a Gift and Passion for Poetry

2014-10-21 12:04:54 SIUE.edu

Desmond and Redmond

The poetic prowess of a 16-year-old Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Upward Bound student has captured the attention and praise of renowned wordsmith and lyrical master Dr. Eugene B. Redmond.

Desmond Porter, a junior at the SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS), didn?t discover his love for verses and rhyme until entering high school.

?My parents always stressed the importance of school and making education a priority,? said Porter of his parents, Lance and Kim Porter. ?I have always made efforts to study hard and learn as best I can.?

The CHS and Upward Bound BEM student didn?t have a favorite subject through middle school. However, Porter said he was introduced to a myriad of subjects in high school, and one in particular piqued his interest ? poetry.

Porter then began taking in a ferocious diet of poetry. ?I fell in love with poetry from the onset and engrossed myself in reading and writing it.?

The junior won a high school-wide poetry contest in his freshman year for his poem, ?Freedom.? The contest was sponsored by the Eugene B. Redmond 75th Birthday Celebration Committee. The first-place winner of the high school contest received accolades from Redmond, SIUE emeritus professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and co-founder and namesake of the Eugene B. Redmond (EBR) Writers Club.

?He was a very focused and serious young man,? Redmond said. ?I am very proud of him.?

Porter also got to read his winning poem at the East St. Louis Poet Laureate?s birthday celebration and his original work was published in the East St. Louis Monitor.

?Dr. Redmond also extended an invitation for me to join his roundtable poetry group,? the CHS student added.

Porter is also a member of several CHS clubs including The Year Book Club, student council, GRIT, STEM Club, Robotics Club and The East St. Louis Project, which seeks to preserve the city?s history through photography and written documentation.

He also is a high achiever in the Upward Bound BEM (Brooklyn, East St. Louis Charter and Madison) Program. One of the program?s primary goals is to expose students to different environments and educational prospects. Porter has visited many colleges and universities with the program and has broadened his educational reach.

?The Upward Bound Program has helped drive my interest of all sorts of education,? Porter said. ?I really enjoy the program and look forward to the benefits it brings to me.?

Porter?s mother added that she is proud of the road her son is taking. ?It is Desmond?s passion through his love of poetry that he touches the lives of people,? said Kim Porter. ?His desire is to plant a seed that will spring up and bring hope to those in need.?

Desmond

Freedom

Who?s offering freedom for the enslaved kid?

Who?s offering freedom for me, the mentally enslaved with no chains that hold, but sins try to control me?

Who has the key?

The key of freedom?

The key of peace?

The key that I see in my sleep while dreaming of being free?

Free me from my shackles and unleash my neck from the choke holds of sin, for I may breath. For I am mentally bound, and I need my key.

My key of freedom.

My key of peace.

The key I see in my sleep while dreaming of being free.

Photos:  Above, Desmond Porter (right) is pictured with Dr. Eugene B. Redmond

 

 

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Trial begins for suspect in murder of woman found in car trunk in St. Louis

2014-10-21 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Ebony Jackson was found stuffed inside a car trunk days after her infant son was found unharmed in an apartment complex hallway.  Read Full Story ...

Beleaguered banker Shaun Hayes arrested at Plaza Frontenac

2014-10-21 12:00:00 STLToday.com
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11 am news



Theft victim sees photos of suspect on her iCloud account

2014-10-21 11:54:16 kmov.com
Authorities are asking for help locating a man suspected of stealing a teenager?s iPhone out of her hand at the Delmar Metrolink on Sunday. Read Full Story ...

Los Lobos Band Rocked the SIUE Stage Last Week

2014-10-21 11:44:23 SIUE.edu

Los Lobos Arts & Issues 10-16-14

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?s Arts & Issues hosted the multiple Grammy Award?winning American Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles, Calif., as part of its 2014-15 season.

Los Lobos Arts & Issues 10-16-14

The band performed their award-winning album, La Pistola y El Corazó, on Oct. 16 at the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Los Lobos performs a mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music.

Los Lobos Arts & Issues 10-16-14

Photos: Band members perform at SIUE last week.

 

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State Sen. Nasheed freed from jail, explains her 'symbolic' arrest

2014-10-21 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Police said she was arrested for walking in the street when she had been told not to. Read Full Story ...

Workers sample stains on Gateway Arch while dangling from monument

2014-10-21 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Workers were suspended by ropes, used suction cups to stick to side. Read Full Story ...

Joplin to get 155 new trees for tornado recovery

2014-10-21 11:26:00 BND.com

Inmates at a Missouri prison have been taking care of 155 new trees that will be donated to Joplin to replace trees lost in the May 2011 tornado.

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Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear

2014-10-21 11:25:00 BND.com

Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals,

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Military converges on scene of Kansas jet crash

2014-10-21 11:25:00 BND.com

Military personnel are investigating at the site in southeast Kansas where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another one during a training exercise.

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State: Jimmy John's founder owes taxes on planes

2014-10-21 11:10:00 BND.com

The state of Illinois says two companies that belong to the founder of the Jimmy John's sandwich chain owe the state more than $1.4 million in taxes on a pair…

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Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

2014-10-21 11:10:00 BND.com

The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one…

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SIU police probe latest reported sexual assault

2014-10-21 11:04:00 BND.com

Authorities at Southern Illinois University are investigating the third reported sexual assault on the Carbondale campus in about a month.

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10 am news



Student still hospitalized after school bus wreck

2014-10-21 10:39:00 BND.com

One member of the Raymore-Peculiar High School girls volleyball team remained hospitalized after the team bus collided with a truck on the way to a match.

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Streaming HBO, cable pickups and more TV news

2014-10-21 10:23:00 STLToday.com
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Republican committee gives House candidate with racy Facebook posts $27K

2014-10-21 10:18:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY ? On Monday, The Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee gave a candidate recently in the news for racy Facebook posts more than $27,000. Read Full Story ...

Grandview man accused of scamming businessman

2014-10-21 10:04:00 BND.com

A 39-year-old suburban Kansas City man is accused of extorting $3 million from a businessman who thought the money was going toward bribing judges and paying off lawyers in pending…

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A new look for your event listings

2014-10-21 10:00:00 STLToday.com
There a new look for the STLtoday events calendar. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Construction begins on Chicago-Moline rail line

2014-10-21 09:19:00 BND.com

Construction has started to restore passenger rail service between Chicago and the Quad Cities, on the Iowa state line, for the first time since 1979.

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Homeless man victim of knockout assault

2014-10-21 09:04:48 kmov.com
Authorities in St. Louis are blaming a knockout assault for an attack that left a homeless man with a head injury. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Search for new education commissioner criticized

2014-10-21 08:54:00 BND.com

The search for a new education commissioner in Missouri is causing friction between the state school board president and an association of school superintendents.

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Nixon to announce new effort in Ferguson

2014-10-21 08:40:27 kmov.com
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that seeks to address issues raised in the wake of the death of Michael Brown. Read Full Story ...

Illinois' top educator: Funding problems to remain

2014-10-21 08:34:00 BND.com

The Illinois state superintendent of schools says the outcome of the governor's race won't make a difference for the state's education funding problems.

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Traffic delays seen after person extracted from vehicle on I-44

2014-10-21 08:31:23 kmov.com
Traffic was delayed after crews closed two lanes on the interstate while they worked to clear the accident. Read Full Story ...

Illinois schools using emergency response system

2014-10-21 08:29:00 BND.com

Five school districts in Illinois are testing an emergency response system that gives first responders instant access to information like building layouts before, during and after a crisis.

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Homeless man victim of knock-out game attack

2014-10-21 08:19:00 BND.com

Authorities in St. Louis are blaming the so-called "knock-out game" for an attack on a homeless man.

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Columbia City Council axes marijuana measure

2014-10-21 08:09:00 BND.com

A local attorney's attempt to decriminalize the cultivation of marijuana has been defeated by the Columbia City Council.

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7 am news



No injuries in train derailment in St. Louis Co.

2014-10-21 07:39:00 BND.com

Cleanup continues in south St. Louis County after a train derailment.

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Convicted killer sues Connecticut over prison porn ban

2014-10-21 07:38:00 STLToday.com
The prisoner claims the ban violates his constitutional rights.  Read Full Story ...

Recent Missouri editorials

2014-10-21 07:34:00 BND.com

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 16…

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Could minimum wage debate tip the scales of power in Washington?

2014-10-21 07:30:00 STLToday.com
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6 am news



German French financial crisis

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2014-10-21 06:58:31 CagleCartoons

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Man pleads guilty to role in Missouri teen's death

2014-10-21 06:33:00 BND.com

One of three people charged in the death of a 15-year-old southwest Missouri girl will be sentenced in December for his role in her case.

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Middle school students to attend drug summit

2014-10-21 06:30:04 kmov.com
Middle school students in St. Charles will come face-to-face with recovering drug addicts Tuesday in an attempt to show them the deadly dangers and consequences of drug use. Read Full Story ...

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

2014-10-21 06:30:00 STLToday.com
PRETORIA, South Africa   ?   Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Read Full Story ...

State Sen. Nasheed arrested at protest in Ferguson, still in jail Tuesday morning

2014-10-21 06:30:00 STLToday.com
Police said she was arrested for walking in the street when she had been told not to. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Hosts Illinois Regional College Fair Today

2014-10-21 06:00:57 SIUE.edu

Prospective college students can learn more about the options available to them during the SIUE Illinois Regional College Fair (IRCF) Fair tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom on campus.

The event, which is sponsored by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) in conjunction with SIUE, will present high school and transfer students with the chance to learn about opportunities in higher education.

The fair gives prospective college students and their parents the ability to meet with college representatives from more than 90 in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities. Financial aid representatives also will be on hand to answer questions. In addition, local high school counselors will be present to provide assistance to any student looking for guidance on post-secondary options.

?On behalf of IACAC and SIUE, we truly appreciate the support of the counselors from local high schools and community colleges who are helping us provide this opportunity for students and families to explore numerous colleges/universities, all within one setting on one evening,? said Todd Burrell, SIUE director of admissions and former president of the IACAC.

Hundreds of students attend the fair each year to learn about academic programs, student life and other aspects of the college experience. Before the Illinois Regional College Fair was initiated, college fairs were held several times throughout the year at various area high schools. The annual event on the SIUE campus serves to consolidate efforts and centralize higher education options for everyone involved in the process.

?The goal of the Illinois Regional College Fair is to give high school and transfer students from the local area and the Metro East the chance to speak with college representatives from institutions, not only from Illinois, but from other states across the country,? said Kelley Brooks, admissions coordinator from SIUE.

For more information, as well as a listing of participating colleges, visit siue.edu/ircf. No registration is required for the event.

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5 am news



A good forecast: Sunshine and high in 60s for St. Louis

2014-10-21 05:41:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS ? Sunshine and pleasant temperatures are in the forecast through the week, with only a slight chance of rain on Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Champaign, U. of Illinois police warn of robberies

2014-10-21 05:39:00 BND.com

Champaign and University of Illinois police are urging people to travel in pairs following a string of attacks on campus.

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Barry man gets 3 years in battery of woman

2014-10-21 05:28:00 BND.com

A western Illinois man has been sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated battery of a woman with Alzheimer's disease.

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Ex-Belvidere teacher gets 4 years for sex assault

2014-10-21 05:23:00 BND.com

A former northern Illinois teacher has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female student.

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Missouri troopers recover body from river

2014-10-21 05:23:00 BND.com

Missouri and Illinois authorities are working to identify a man whose body was pulled from the Mississippi River.

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Bement bus driver charged with teen sex abuse

2014-10-21 05:23:00 BND.com

Central Illinois authorities have charged a former school bus driver and assistant high school cheerleading sponsor who they say sexually abused a teenage boy.

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Illinois Cub Scouts burned in chemical explosion

2014-10-21 05:23:00 BND.com

Three Cub Scouts and their adult leader have been injured after an experiment caused a chemical explosion in Montgomery County.

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Missouri troopers recover body from Mississippi River

2014-10-21 05:21:00 STLToday.com
A coroner said he believes it's the body of a towboat worker who fell into the river earlier this month.  Read Full Story ...

Former Iowa gambling boat arrives in Illinois

2014-10-21 05:19:00 BND.com

A former Sioux City riverboat casino has arrived at its new home after a two-week journey hampered by temporary delays.

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Nixon to announce Ferguson-related initiative today

2014-10-21 05:00:00 STLToday.com
Nixon was in St. Louis on Monday for a private meeting with Mayor Francis Slay. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Ratings released on northern Illinois judges

2014-10-21 04:33:00 BND.com

An Illinois group is releasing ratings of nearly 70 judges seeking retention or running in contested races in November.

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Services set for couple killed in house explosion

2014-10-21 04:14:00 BND.com

Services are set for an elderly couple killed in a house explosion in the southern Illinois town of Ina.

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EXCHANGE: Bradley man has chance to hunt alligator

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

A recent advertisement in a specialty publication for trappers probably wouldn't catch just any reader's eye. But it fascinated Rendal Reece, of Bradley. The 59-year-old construction worker and avid trapper…

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Rain delays Missouri corn, soybean harvests

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

Rain cut into the number of days Missouri farmers could work in their fields last week, leaving the corn and soybean harvests behind schedule but putting the soil moisture supply…

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UMSL lecture to explore military disconnect

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting a discussion Tuesday night on the disconnect between the U.S. military and the larger American society.

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SKF to expand, relocate facility in St. Louis area

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

A company that makes industrial lubrication systems could receive state and local incentives to build a new manufacturing plant in the St. Louis area.

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City to decide fate of St. Louis homeless shelter

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

A downtown St. Louis homeless shelter could close after nearly four decades as a city board weighs a request to revoke the shelter's operating license.

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Arch work delayed by hot sun

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

The next inspection of the Gateway Arch will have to wait.

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3 am news



Ill. National Guard recruiter makes contest final

2014-10-21 03:49:00 BND.com

An Illinois National Guard recruiter made it to the final round of Ms. Veteran America 2014.

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Mail carrier to keep working after lottery win

2014-10-21 03:34:00 BND.com

A mail carrier who scratched off a winning $2.28 million Illinois Lottery ticket says he plans to keep working until he retires in five years.

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Not Surprised

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2014-10-21 03:07:40 CagleCartoons

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House of Horrors

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2014-10-21 03:05:48 CagleCartoons

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Bill Clinton to campaign for Quinn Tuesday

2014-10-21 03:04:00 BND.com

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Planetariums offer safe view of partial eclipse

2014-10-21 03:04:00 BND.com

People wanting to safely catch a glimpse of the upcoming partial solar eclipse will get their opportunity at events hosted by two Illinois planetariums.

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USDA: Illinois corn, soybean harvests slogs along

2014-10-21 03:04:00 BND.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests in Illinois are limping along.

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Happy Chanukkah

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2014-10-21 03:03:37 CagleCartoons

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2 am news



The Kurds

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2014-10-21 02:54:36 CagleCartoons

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

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2014-10-21 02:52:16 CagleCartoons

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Step Two

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2014-10-21 02:49:02 CagleCartoons

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ISIS

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2014-10-21 02:44:29 CagleCartoons

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On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

2014-10-21 02:09:00 BND.com

A lesson from President Barack Obama's brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What's past is prologue.

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1 am news



Chicago dermatologist convicted of Medicare fraud

2014-10-21 01:03:00 BND.com

A suburban Chicago dermatologist has been found guilty of defrauding Medicare and private health insurers of $2.6 million by submitting false claims for more than 800 patients.

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12 am news



Missouri state senator arrested in Ferguson

2014-10-21 00:59:00 BND.com

St. Louis County police say a Missouri state senator has been arrested during a protest outside of the Ferguson police station.

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Nurses, University of Illinois Hospital reach pact

2014-10-21 00:44:00 BND.com

Nurses and administrators of the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago have reached a tentative agreement that ends the threat of a walkout.

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Can't quit Saudi Arabia

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2014-10-21 00:21:42 CagleCartoons

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Cardinals seek more offense

2014-10-21 00:15:00 STLToday.com
But with so many teams in the same boat, Cards want more from the players they have. Read Full Story ...

Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

2014-10-21 00:04:00 BND.com

Democrats pushing for a higher minimum wage often point to fast food workers and others struggling to get by ? some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

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From armored trucks to treadmills, small department make use of military surplus items

2014-10-21 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Furniture, computers, pillow cases are among the items distributed in Missouri. Read Full Story ...

From armored trucks to treadmills, small departments make use of military surplus items

2014-10-21 00:00:00 STLToday.com
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