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5 pm news

Police brutality protesters attempt to block I-70 traffic

2014-12-20 17:55:00 BND.com

Kansas City police have made about a dozen arrests after a group protesting police brutality attempted to block traffic on Interstate 70.

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Fort Leonard Wood troops begin holiday trip home through Lambert

2014-12-20 17:49:00 STLToday.com
Thousands of troops released from basic training at Fort Leonard Wood for the holidays flooded into Lambert-St. Louis International Airport beginning early Saturday. Read Full Story ...

Two dozen cars broken into overnight in Affton neighborhood

2014-12-20 17:47:54 kmov.com
20 vehicles were broken into and one vehicle was stolen overnight in the Affton neighborhood on Fox Park Road. Read Full Story ...

East St. Louis man previously convicted of murder set free

2014-12-20 17:46:03 kmov.com
An East St. Louis man who was previously convicted of first degree murder has been set free. Read Full Story ...

Mother speaks at slain Chicago teen's funeral

2014-12-20 17:40:00 BND.com

The mother of a slain Chicago teenager spoke at his funeral, urging other parents to stand up for their children.

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Homeless man suffers critical injuries in tent fire

2014-12-20 17:30:00 BND.com

A man has suffered critical injuries in a tent fire at a homeless encampment near the Mississippi River in St. Louis.

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AP source: US seeks China's help after cyberattack

2014-12-20 17:17:26 kmov.com
The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea. Read Full Story ...

6 MU fraternity members arrested over hazing

2014-12-20 17:15:00 BND.com

Police have arrested six University of Missouri-Columbia students on suspicion of hazing during a hide-and-seek style game.

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Davidson new leader of U.S. Fleet Forces Command

2014-12-20 17:03:00 STLToday.com
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St. Louis native is new leader of U.S. Fleet Forces Command

2014-12-20 17:03:00 STLToday.com
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Firefighters pull burned man from portable toilet

2014-12-20 17:00:00 BND.com

Firefighters have rescued a man from a burning portable toilet just north of downtown St. Louis.

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4 pm news



Body found inside burning vehicle in St. Louis

2014-12-20 16:35:00 BND.com

St. Louis homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found inside a burning vehicle.

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Ex-chief get probation for stealing city money

2014-12-20 16:00:00 BND.com

A former police chief has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing from the St. Louis County town of Charlack.

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3 pm news



Acquittal in murder retrial linked to fallen judge

2014-12-20 15:35:00 BND.com

A jury in southwestern Illinois has acquitted a man who was previously tried and convicted before a judge implicated in a courthouse drug scandal.

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Illinois man gets jail time for cattle rustling

2014-12-20 15:25:00 BND.com

A west-central Illinois man has been sentenced to 180 days in the Fulton County Jail for helping steal $74,000 worth of cattle.

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Illinois topples Tigers on buzzer-beater

2014-12-20 15:10:00 STLToday.com
Rice beats Mizzou with last-second 3-pointer. Read Full Story ...

Off-duty St. Louis firefighters rescue three people from burning car

2014-12-20 15:01:00 STLToday.com
Department spokesman believes they saved lives. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



US Rep. Smith asks Obama to preserve levee plan

2014-12-20 14:50:00 BND.com

Missouri Congressman Jason Smith is pushing for the completion of a Missouri Bootheel region levee amid concerns that the project would increase the risk of flooding in predominantly black Illinois…

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University of Missouri buyout offer has 110 takers

2014-12-20 14:06:00 BND.com

More than 100 faculty members at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia are taking buyouts and retiring.

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1 pm news



Illinois takes halftime lead on Mizzou

2014-12-20 13:57:00 STLToday.com
Tigers take brief lead, trail 32-30 at intermission.  Read Full Story ...

3 rescued by off-duty firefighters

2014-12-20 13:48:50 kmov.com
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Resurrecting tolls on I-70 may prove to be a tough sell

2014-12-20 13:30:00 STLToday.com
Gov. Nixon wants MoDOT to study using tolls to rehab 200 miles of the highway. Read Full Story ...

2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox

2014-12-20 13:30:00 BND.com

A prison in southern Illinois is on partial lockdown while awaiting test results for two inmates who may have chickenpox.

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School district says students hacked online portal

2014-12-20 13:15:00 BND.com

School officials in a northwest Chicago suburb say two high school students have hacked into a district-wide online portal and changed attendance records.

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St. Louis firefighters extinguish vehicle fire in Baden; man found fatally shot inside

2014-12-20 13:15:00 STLToday.com
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Man found dead inside burning car by St. Louis firefighters had been shot twice

2014-12-20 13:15:00 STLToday.com
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Man in critical condition after tent caught fire while he slept at St. Louis homeless camp

2014-12-20 13:00:00 STLToday.com
The man's friends attempted to put out fire with water from the Mississippi River, official says Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Mater Dei’s do-everything setter is BND 3A-4A Volleyball Player of the Year

2014-12-20 12:58:00 BND.com

Chad Rakers had a lot of volleyball weapons at his disposal this season with the third-place Class 3A team in the state.

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Off-duty St. Louis police officer shot Friday afternoon remains in critical

2014-12-20 12:30:00 STLToday.com
Officer reported to have been off-duty when he was shot multiple times. Read Full Story ...

When preschool is a zoo

2014-12-20 12:15:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis Zoo launches a small preschool, with animal interaction at its core. Read Full Story ...

Look Back ? Civil rights efforts in St. Louis build toward Jefferson Bank in 1963

2014-12-20 12:15:00 STLToday.com
Demand for good jobs at banks was keystone of modern Civil Rights efforts. Read Full Story ...

Revocation of permit mulled

shorrell@edwpub.net(shorrell)
2014-12-20 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Frustrated members of the county?s Planning and Zoning Committee took the first step Monday toward revoking a special use permit for S&K Towing and Repair. Read Full Story ...

Man charged after roadside check

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2014-12-20 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
A Glen Carbon man is facing felony drunk driving charges after being stopped at a roadside safety check. Read Full Story ...

Council member Greg Quinn not done yet with St. Louis County government

2014-12-20 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Stenger taps Republican to head Department of Revenue Read Full Story ...

11 am news



GM pickup production in Wentzville a boon for other plants

2014-12-20 11:59:50 kmov.com
Production of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at the General Motors plant in Wentzville is providing an economic boost not just in the eastern Missouri town but throughout the region Read Full Story ...

Illinois farm groups foresee market growth in Cuba

2014-12-20 11:46:00 BND.com

Illinois farm groups are looking to Cuba as a growing market for corn, soybeans, pork and other state products.

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Illinois man who fled burglary trial is sentenced

2014-12-20 11:40:00 BND.com

A central Illinois man who fled from a courthouse during his burglary trial has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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Afterwords receives grant, recognition

carnett.edwi@gmail.com(carnett)
2014-12-20 11:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Afterwords Books in Edwardsville is having a very good month. The store was recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the Independent We Stand 2014 Independent Small Business of the Year Award.  Read Full Story ...

Mudge named to Supreme Court's eBusiness Technical Committee

shorrell@edwpub.net(shorrell)
2014-12-20 11:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Circuit Judge William Mudge has been named to the Supreme Court eBusiness Technical Committee. The former Madison County State?s Attorney has been on the bench since Dec. 6, 2010, when he was sworn in Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Reader: Signal timing could unclog Manchester traffic choke-point

2014-12-20 10:30:00 STLToday.com
MetroLink expands bicycle-carrying on trains. Read Full Story ...

Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data

2014-12-20 10:15:00 BND.com

A Chicago-based health care system is notifying nearly 3,000 patients that their personal information may have been on a laptop computer that was stolen in October.

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2 charged with stealing from Salvation Army bucket

2014-12-20 10:05:00 BND.com

Two suburban Chicago men have been charged with stealing a Salvation Army donation bucket and leading police on a high-speed chase.

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COCA ready to kick off 2015 theatre season

2014-12-20 10:05:00 theintelligencer.com
COCA presents Perpetual Motion January 10-11, 2015, in the Founders? Theatre at COCA. The new year kicks off with this high-energy dance concert that follows in the popular tradition of COCA favorite Read Full Story ...

Love's Travel Shop opens in Hamel

2014-12-20 10:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Hamel residents now have a new place to fuel up, purchase meals and snacks and find unique gift items just in time for Christmas. The Love?s Travel Stop (Love?s), at I-55, Exit 30, opened for business Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Military members heading home for the holidays stop through Lambert

2014-12-20 09:59:29 kmov.com
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US criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

2014-12-20 09:55:00 BND.com

In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis's office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time for more than a dozen people ?

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North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe

2014-12-20 09:15:00 STLToday.com
U.S. officials blame North Korea for the hacking, citing the tools used and previous hacks linked to the North Read Full Story ...

8 am news



N. Korea says it's not involed in Sony hack; proposes joint probe

2014-12-20 08:17:00 STLToday.com
SEOUL, South Korea ? North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Wash… Read Full Story ...

Megabus crashes on I-65 in southern Indiana

2014-12-20 08:10:00 BND.com

A Megabus headed for Atlanta has crashed on Interstate 65 in southern Indiana, and some injuries have been reported.

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The Naive Obama

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2014-12-20 08:01:49 CagleCartoons

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Is America going to hang up on the land line?

2014-12-20 08:00:00 STLToday.com
Illinois is the latest battleground in a telecom push to get rid of the old wire-in-the-wall networks. Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Obamas Friends

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2014-12-20 07:54:51 CagleCartoons

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6 am news



Police investigating overnight shootings

2014-12-20 06:49:53 kmov.com
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4 am news



Sony

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2014-12-20 04:41:20 CagleCartoons

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3 am news



Long-time Triton employee named interim president

2014-12-20 03:10:00 BND.com

Triton College in suburban Chicago has a new president.

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Illinois Tollway expects spike in holiday traffic

2014-12-20 03:10:00 BND.com

Illinois Tollway officials say they expect nearly 17.6 million vehicles to use the northern Illinois interstate system during the next two weeks. That's a slight increase compared to last year's…

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Ex-suburban deputy police chief convicted

2014-12-20 03:05:00 BND.com

A jury has convicted a former deputy police chief in suburban Chicago for using excessive force in beating a drinker in the early morning hours of a Thanksgiving Day…

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Champaign post office will honor black politician

2014-12-20 03:05:00 BND.com

President Obama has signed legislation that will rename a post office near the University of Illinois after the first black person elected to countywide office in Champaign County.

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12 am news



Ex-St. Louis cop who opened fire on robbers at Pooh's Corner bar says 'instincts kicked in'

2014-12-20 00:30:00 STLToday.com
The former St. Louis officer served the department for eight years in the 1970s. Read Full Story ...

Sherpa: Christmas in 1963 could get you arrested today

2014-12-20 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Despite our 'mistakes,' 1960s kids survived just fine. Read Full Story ...

EXCHANGE: DeKalb County has stray-cat saviors

2014-12-20 00:01:00 BND.com

Almost every night, Jane Kosek feeds a group of seven feral cats at Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park near Sycamore in hopes of eventually trapping them.

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EXCHANGE: Museum director helps students, exhibits

2014-12-20 00:01:00 BND.com

Between art and Claire Kovacs, there's undeniable chemistry.

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TV review: Amazon's 'Mozart in the Jungle' mocks symphony orchestras

2014-12-20 00:00:00 STLToday.com
No monkeys were harmed in the making of the music satire. Read Full Story ...

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