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7 pm news

Convicted murderer gets 20 years for carjacking women at Madison gas station

2014-07-25 19:08:00 STLToday.com
Phillip D. Webb, 33, was sentenced Friday in federal court Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



Several people reported shot on Chicago street

2014-07-25 18:57:00 BND.com

Chicago police is reporting that several people standing on West Side street corner have been shot.

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Cards blow two leads, lose wild one at Wrigley

2014-07-25 18:50:00 STLToday.com
Homers from Carpenter and Holliday, pinch-hit RBI from Taveras not enough in 7-6 loss to rival Cubs. Read Full Story ...

Belleville woman charged with lying about terminal cancer pleads not guilty

2014-07-25 18:37:17 kmov.com
A woman who is accused of lying about having cancer so she could pocket thousands has entered a plea of not guilty. Read Full Story ...

Residents of St. Louis neighborhood divided over building of new nearby housing

2014-07-25 18:26:37 kmov.com
Many residents in a west St. Louis neighborhood are excited after officials announced they are erecting a new building focusing on affordable housing. Read Full Story ...

Man handcuffs self to door of controversial ACA contractor in protest

2014-07-25 18:11:26 kmov.com
A man was arrested Friday for handcuffing himself to the door of a controversial government contractor in Wentzville. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



Happy Ending

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2014-07-25 17:20:02 CagleCartoons

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Feds' immigrant figures may not give full story

2014-07-25 17:11:27 kmov.com
Federal officials say 305 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S.-Mexico border were placed with Illinois sponsors this year, but officials say hundreds more could be at shelters. Read Full Story ...

Residents of Jefferson Co subdivision under boil order

2014-07-25 17:04:50 kmov.com
Around 700 residents in and near a subdivision west of Hillsboro are being asked to boil their water. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



St. Charles man says girlfriend's daugher was almost shot during July 4th weekend

2014-07-25 16:49:18 kmov.com
A man in St. Charles County says he and his girlfriend?s 13-year-old daughter were almost shot while riding on his motorcycle. Read Full Story ...

Police searching for man who robbed Belleville convenience store

2014-07-25 16:36:51 kmov.com
Belleville police told News 4 they are searching for a man who robbed a Circle K convenience store Friday morning. Read Full Story ...

Man accused of taking computers from foot lockers

2014-07-25 16:35:00 BND.com

A worker at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is accused of stealing two computers from military foot lockers that were being shipped overseas.

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Peace dove makes a dangerous landing

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2014-07-25 16:30:41 CagleCartoons

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Unequal few

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2014-07-25 16:21:26 CagleCartoons

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Police searching for missing boy in Rolla

2014-07-25 16:21:15 kmov.com
Rolla police said they are looking for a 6-year-old boy who was last seen Friday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

Botched executions

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2014-07-25 16:16:55 CagleCartoons

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Editorial: In Democratic primary, Steve Stenger for St. Louis County executive

2014-07-25 16:14:00 STLToday.com
County residents used to look at the city and shake their heads at the political shenanigans. Now it's often the other way around. Right now the county needs competent management. Steve Stenge… Read Full Story ...

SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame to Enshrine Seven

2014-07-25 16:13:40 SIUE.edu

PrintSeven individuals and one team will be inducted into the Class of 2014 SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Morris University Center on campus.

This year?s honorees include wrestling?s Maurice Brown, women?s basketball Head Coach Wendy Hedberg, baseball?s Chad Opel and P.J. Riley, multi-sport standout Kathy (Going) Rogers (field hockey, women?s basketball, softball), volleyball?s Lindsay Rust and Kimberly (Lowe) Thompson from women?s basketball, as well as the members of the 1974-75 wrestling team.

For a complete listing of this year?s inductees and their achievements, visit siuecougars.com.

This is the 10th class to be inducted since the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame started in 2005. The Hall of Fame seeks to recognize the achievements of former student-athletes, coaches, administrators and teams that have participated in the intercollegiate athletics programs at SIUE as well as to celebrate the history of the institution. A complete listing of Hall of Fame members is available at siuecougars.com/hallfame.

Reservations for the event can be made by contacting SIUE Athletics at 618-650-2871. Tickets are $30 and include a social for the inductees to be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. This year?s event is sponsored by Zeiser Kia and Robust Edwardsville.

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Express Scripts looking to add jobs

2014-07-25 16:02:44 kmov.com
St. Louis based Express Scripts announced it will be adding 1500 jobs through 2018 Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Obamacare Legal Challenges

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2014-07-25 15:59:37 CagleCartoons

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House Ethics panel investigating 2 congressmen

2014-07-25 15:53:00 BND.com

The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it is looking into potential ethics violations by two congressmen, Reps. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky.

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sarah Palin

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2014-07-25 15:52:11 CagleCartoons

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Pit bulls

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2014-07-25 15:45:43 CagleCartoons

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Man convicted in St. Louis home invasion-murder gets life in resentencing forced by Supreme Court ruling

2014-07-25 15:45:00 STLToday.com
He faces 360 consecutive and 330 concurrent years in prison. Read Full Story ...

Teen arrested after gas station clerk pulls gun

2014-07-25 15:32:00 BND.com

A 16-year-old Jefferson County man whom authorities say attempted to rob a gas station was instead locked in its bathroom when a gun-wielding clerk trapped him there until police arrived.

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Business group debuts STL celeb-studded video

2014-07-25 15:30:00 STLToday.com
Numerous famous faces pitch in to promote STL region Read Full Story ...

Man gets 20 years for robbing banks in O'Fallon, Ill., elsewhere

2014-07-25 15:17:00 STLToday.com
Caught after a bank robbery in O'Fallon, Illl., Carl Kieffer falsely claimed to be terminally ill, and said he was robbing banks to get money for "hotels, women and food," prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

Man who robbed bank in O'Fallon, Ill., as part of national spree gets 20-year sentence

2014-07-25 15:17:00 STLToday.com
Caught after a bank robbery in O'Fallon, Ill., Carl Kieffer falsely claimed to be terminally ill. Read Full Story ...

Jennifer Florida files as independent candidate for St. Louis Recorder of Deeds

2014-07-25 15:15:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS  ?  Longtime Democratic alderman Jennifer Florida filed signatures on Friday to place her name as an independent candidate for St. Louis Recorder of Deeds on the November ballot.   Read Full Story ...

Robber wearing plastic bag as a disguise robs Belleville convenience store

2014-07-25 15:09:00 STLToday.com
He wrapped another bag around his hand and pointed it at clerk. It was unclear if he had a weapon. Read Full Story ...

Ex-Rep. Wallace named to Missouri education board

2014-07-25 15:08:00 BND.com

A former southern Missouri lawmaker and school superintendent has been appointed to the State Board of Education.

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2 pm news



Illinois man gets 1 year in grant fraud scheme

2014-07-25 14:52:00 BND.com

The husband of a former suburban Chicago police chief has been sentenced to one year in prison for his role in a $1.25 million grant fraud scheme.

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Suspect allegedly assaults sleeping man over failure to build Go-Kart

2014-07-25 14:40:01 kmov.com
A Troy, Mo. man is in custody after he allegedly assaulted a sleeping man who would not build him a racing Go-Kart earlier in the day. Read Full Story ...

Obama Law Suit

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2014-07-25 14:30:36 CagleCartoons

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Lincoln County man arrested after punching mechanic over Go Kart

2014-07-25 14:20:00 STLToday.com
Mechanic, 32, lost 2 teeth, police say Read Full Story ...

Man, 18, charged in child death held without bond

2014-07-25 14:17:00 BND.com

A Cook County judge has ordered an 18-year-old charged in the shooting death of an 11-year-old held without bond.

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Freight broker to open office in St. Louis

2014-07-25 14:15:00 BND.com

A national freight brokerage firm plans to open a new office in St. Louis that could employ 95 people within the next five years.

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Botched lethal injections

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2014-07-25 14:02:36 CagleCartoons

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1 pm news



St. Louis County lawyer admits defrauding clients, mother

2014-07-25 13:48:00 STLToday.com
Jeffrey M. Witt, 39, admitted defrauding his mother and clients. Read Full Story ...

Disbarred St. Louis County lawyer admits defrauding clients, mother

2014-07-25 13:48:00 STLToday.com
Jeffrey M. Witt, 39, admitted defrauding his mother and clients. Read Full Story ...

Disbarred lawyer from St. Louis County admits defrauding clients, mother

2014-07-25 13:48:00 STLToday.com
Jeffrey M. Witt, 39, pleaded guilty in federal court of fraud and identity theft charges. Read Full Story ...

Missing Alton man found OK in Columbia, Ill.

2014-07-25 13:15:00 STLToday.com
He didn't return home from dinner. Read Full Story ...

Pettis County inmate escapes

2014-07-25 13:07:00 BND.com

Authorities have been searching for an inmate who escaped from the Pettis County jail.

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Pope Francis to visit US next year; Philadelphia on itinerary

2014-07-25 13:04:00 STLToday.com
Pope Francis will make his first visit to the U.S. as pontiff next year, attending a conference in Philadelphia, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Weekend anchor for Fox pleads guilty of disorderly conduct

2014-07-25 12:58:00 STLToday.com
Gregg Jarrett was involved in a struggle with police officers at the Minneapolis airport.  Read Full Story ...

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

2014-07-25 12:50:00 BND.com

The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations…

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Ex-IRS employee pleads guilty in fraud conspiracy

2014-07-25 12:14:00 BND.com

A former employee of the Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City pleaded guilty to stealing taxpayers' identity information to receive fraudulent tax refunds.

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Bon Jovi Bids on Bills

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2014-07-25 12:13:28 CagleCartoons

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Dedication of Fred Winters Park planned

btucker@edwpub.net(btucker)
2014-07-25 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Rev. Fred Winters hasn?t been forgotten. Read Full Story ...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices grows

2014-07-25 12:08:00 theintelligencer.com
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, announced the signing of Prudential One Realty Centre, which is among the most recent wave of new aff Read Full Story ...

SIUE School of Nursing receives grant

2014-07-25 12:07:00 theintelligencer.com
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program grant worth $997,076 to support Read Full Story ...

Communication key to world, family relations

2014-07-25 12:06:00 theintelligencer.com
Many people would agree with the old adage ?all human problems are communication problems.? Given recent world events, it?s hard to argue that communication between people and between nations doesn?t Read Full Story ...

Pageants open doors to the "differently-abled"

2014-07-25 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
When it comes to pageants, most people envision a combination of Miss America, Miss Congeniality and the reality show, "Toddlers and Tiaras." The Butterfly Dreams Program; however, puts a heartwarming Read Full Story ...

Village buying 6 AEDs

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2014-07-25 12:04:00 theintelligencer.com
With police officers often being the first responders in a crisis, the Glen Carbon Village Board wants to make sure theirs are prepared. Read Full Story ...

Global Brew to raise funds with golf tourney

mkamp@edwpub.net(mkamp)
2014-07-25 12:02:00 theintelligencer.com
Global Brew is hosting Cheers to Charity, a golf scramble that will raise money for multiple fundraisers. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Emerald ash borer found in central Illinois

2014-07-25 11:59:00 BND.com

The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in two central Illinois counties.

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Local attorney pleads guilty to three federal felony charges

2014-07-25 11:50:00 kmov.com
St. Charles County attorney Jeffrey Witt plead guilty to three federal felony charges on Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

2014-07-25 11:47:00 STLToday.com
WICHITA, Kan.   ?   Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car. Read Full Story ...

STL wolf ties takes second shot at wild romance

2014-07-25 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka playing role in conservation effort Read Full Story ...

Man found fatally shot in housing complex in East St. Louis identified

2014-07-25 11:37:00 STLToday.com
The St. Clair County Coroner's Office identified the man as Eugene Coleman, 20, of Springfield, Ill. Read Full Story ...

Missing elderly man from Alton didn't return home from dinner

2014-07-25 11:15:00 STLToday.com
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Alton police search for missing man

2014-07-25 11:14:22 kmov.com
Alton, Ill. police are asking for help locating 82-year-old Keith E. Eads who was reported missing Thursday evening by a caregiver. Eads is a resident of Glenhaven Gardens in Alton and did not return as he was scheduled. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



McHenry man charged in woman's slaying

2014-07-25 10:54:00 BND.com

A 62-year-old McHenry man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in his home.

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Police veteran charged with assaulting man on MetroLink platform

2014-07-25 10:51:02 kmov.com
A 13-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department is in custody after allegedly assaulting a man at a MetroLink station in April. Read Full Story ...

Entrepreneur still writing praises for STL business climate

2014-07-25 10:45:00 STLToday.com
Half-year report: Company 'would probably die' if still in San Francisco Read Full Story ...

Meet the winners of the 2014 Post-Dispatch Great Garden contest

2014-07-25 10:45:00 STLToday.com
Colorful blooms and manicured yards take first place in this year's contest. Read Full Story ...

IT'S TOUGH BEING THE PRESIDENT

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2014-07-25 10:44:18 CagleCartoons

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St. Charles lawyer pleads guilty to federal fraud

2014-07-25 10:43:00 BND.com

A St. Charles lawyer has pleaded guilty to three federal felonies involving a real estate scheme.

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Has the iPad has already passed its peak?

2014-07-25 10:30:00 STLToday.com
The numbers are clear: Apple is selling fewer iPads. Read Full Story ...

Has the iPad already passed its peak?

2014-07-25 10:30:00 STLToday.com
The numbers are clear: Apple is selling fewer iPads. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County cop charged with subway assault

2014-07-25 10:29:00 BND.com

A 13-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department is charged with felony assault after striking a MetroLink passenger on the hand with his expandable baton following an argument.

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SIU to hold special election for student rep

2014-07-25 10:28:00 BND.com

Southern Illinois University plans to hold a special election this fall because of an error which officials say invalidated its Board of Trustees student representative election.

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Indianapolis pulls future support for Amtrak line

2014-07-25 10:09:00 BND.com

City officials in Indianapolis have cast the future of an Amtrak passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago into doubt after deciding not to provide any additional money to subsidize that…

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FBI agent to appear in court on misdemeanor charge

2014-07-25 10:09:00 BND.com

A Fulton man who is an FBI agent will appear in court next week on a misdemeanor assault charge alleging that he put a teenager in a choke hold and…

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Mayor speaks out on Chicago red-light cameras

2014-07-25 10:04:00 BND.com

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acknowledging that the city needs to take steps to restore public trust in the red-light camera program after an unexplained spike in the number of…

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WashU student charged with DWI, hit-and-run

2014-07-25 10:01:00 kmov.com
A 22-year-old student at Washington University in St. Louis has been charged with assault and drunken driving in a hit-and-run that injured two classmates. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



St. Louis County cop charged with assaulting man with baton on MetroLink platform

2014-07-25 09:54:00 STLToday.com
It happened on April 21, authorities say. Dawon Gore, a 13-year police veteran, was charged Friday. Read Full Story ...

Cape Girardeau surgeon faces kickback suit over fiancee referrals

2014-07-25 09:26:00 STLToday.com
The charges include two counts against Fonn of submitting false Medicaid and Medicare claims. Read Full Story ...

Gun-toting clerk overpowers teen robber with knife in Jefferson County

2014-07-25 09:21:00 STLToday.com
The clerk fired a shot during the 1:40 a.m. struggle but hit no one, said Jefferson County Sheriff's Capt. Ron Arnhart. Read Full Story ...

Surgeon faces kickback suit over fiancee referrals

2014-07-25 09:19:00 BND.com

A Cape Girardeau neurosurgeon faces federal charges of improperly steering medical equipment referrals to a shell company he operated with his fiancee.

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Illinois man sentenced in death of pregnant woman

2014-07-25 09:08:00 BND.com

A 37-year-old Illinois man has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole for the murder of a pregnant Wisconsin woman and her fetus.

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8 am news



St. Louis circus awaits return from Israel

2014-07-25 08:53:00 BND.com

The temporary suspension of U.S. flights to Israel amid fighting in the Gaza Strip is delaying the return of a St. Louis youth acrobatic troupe.

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Crews try for a second time to retrieve semi-truck trapped in water, high grass

2014-07-25 08:43:10 kmov.com
Crews were on the scene Friday morning after a semi-truck ended up in high brush and water off of Interstate 55/70 near Route 111 in St. Clair County. Read Full Story ...

Dog owner may face charges in Michigan attack that left jogger dead

2014-07-25 08:32:00 STLToday.com
The victim was jogging after work Wednesday when he was attacked and mauled by the dogs.  Read Full Story ...

Obamacare Ruling

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2014-07-25 08:30:44 CagleCartoons

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Body cameras coming for Columbia, Mo., police

2014-07-25 08:30:00 STLToday.com
Police say the cameras will help reduce assaults on officers and provide evidence in court cases.  Read Full Story ...

Audit finds mismanaged claims at St. Louis VA

2014-07-25 08:23:00 BND.com

A federal investigation finds a high rate of mismanaged disability claims at the St. Louis VA.

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Quinn 'deeply concerned' about child immigrants

2014-07-25 08:03:00 BND.com

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he's "deeply concerned" about the welfare of unaccompanied children who've crossed the border into the United States.

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Teenager attempts armed robbery of gas station, clerk locks him in bathroom

2014-07-25 08:00:12 kmov.com
A 16-year-old from High Ridge is in custody after he attempted to rob a gas station and the clerk trapped him in a bathroom Friday morning. Read Full Story ...

The Irish are coming, the Irish are coming!

2014-07-25 08:00:00 STLToday.com
Ancient Order of Hibernians holding annual convention here next week Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Columbia uniformed officers to wear body cameras

2014-07-25 07:43:00 BND.com

The Columbia Police Department plans to outfit all of its uniformed officers with body cameras.

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Man slain in East St. Louis identified

2014-07-25 07:38:00 BND.com

A man killed early Wednesday in East St. Louis has been identified by police.

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Attorney General Koster throws farmers a bone on puppy-mill issue

2014-07-25 07:30:00 STLToday.com
In stumping for `right to farm,' he adjusts his previous support of breeding oversight. Read Full Story ...

Execution date set for Missouri inmate Taylor

2014-07-25 07:28:04 kmov.com
The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday set a September execution date for convicted killer Leon Taylor. Read Full Story ...

McGraw Live: David Blaustein & What Will Kyle Do?

2014-07-25 07:15:00 STLToday.com
We team with McGraw Milhaven to bring you the hottest topics of the day, live. Watch now! Read Full Story ...

Illinois woman dies rescuing boy in Wisconsin lake

2014-07-25 07:08:00 BND.com

Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake.

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Hearing delayed in Anheuser-Busch bias case

2014-07-25 07:04:26 kmov.com
A former Anheuser-Busch executive who unsuccessfully sued the brewer for gender discrimination will now wait until September to return to court as she seeks a new trial. Read Full Story ...

THE GREAT PUTINI

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2014-07-25 07:04:03 CagleCartoons

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6 am news



Missouri-Kansas City going smoke free on Aug. 1

2014-07-25 06:58:00 BND.com

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is banning smoking on all its property beginning Aug. 1.

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Mo. received 121 unaccompanied children caught at border this year

2014-07-25 06:42:01 kmov.com
New federal data shows Missouri received 121 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border this year. Read Full Story ...

Illinois governor candidate gets boost from NJ's Christie

2014-07-25 06:30:00 STLToday.com
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will campaign in Illinois today for fellow Republican Bruce Rauner, who is running for governor.  Read Full Story ...

Authorities respond to call for ?shots fired? find car crash

2014-07-25 06:26:56 kmov.com
A call for ?shots fired? ultimately ended in a car crash early Friday morning, according to police. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



German countermeasure

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2014-07-25 05:33:24 CagleCartoons

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With transfers cut off, Normandy families seek to move to better schools

2014-07-25 05:00:00 STLToday.com
But finding affordable housing in St. Charles County is difficult. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

2014-07-25 04:04:00 BND.com

Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges.

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World War I Museum to host commission

2014-07-25 04:04:00 BND.com

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City is hosting a public meeting with members of the United States World War One Centennial Commission.

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Number of Lambert passengers declines

2014-07-25 04:04:00 BND.com

Passenger numbers are down slightly at Lambert Airport in St. Louis.

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EXCHANGE: Lifelong interest becomes bee business

2014-07-25 04:03:00 BND.com

Doug Leedle's fascination for bees began at an early age growing up near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. 

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3 am news



Kansas City offers $1.98 million settlement

2014-07-25 03:54:00 BND.com

The Kansas City Council has proposed to settle a class action lawsuit over ambulance workers' overtime pay for nearly $2 million.

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Greenfield food processing plant loses license

2014-07-25 03:48:00 BND.com

A central Illinois food processing plant has had its license revoked after being cited for repeated violations of the state's Meat and Poultry Inspection Act.

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Joakim Noah to address Chicago's street violence

2014-07-25 03:29:00 BND.com

Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago's gun violence.

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Man sentenced after DNA test linked him to rape

2014-07-25 03:19:00 BND.com

A 40-year prison sentence was handed a Chicago man convicted of sexual assault after a rape kit linked him to a 2002 attack.

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ATF director to tour new Chicago gun center

2014-07-25 03:04:00 BND.com

The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to tour a new Chicago center that authorities hope will help stem gun-related violence in the nation's…

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NJ Gov. Christie to campaign for Rauner in Chicago

2014-07-25 03:04:00 BND.com

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Chicago to support Bruce Rauner's (ROW'-nurz) campaign for Illinois governor.

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Aurora aldermen OK medical marijuana zoning rules

2014-07-25 03:04:00 BND.com

The second largest city in Illinois is getting ready for the medical marijuana industry with new zoning rules.

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1 am news



LOCAL CA Californians on Climate Change

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2014-07-25 01:44:12 CagleCartoons

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12 am news



Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

2014-07-25 00:16:00 BND.com

Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are…

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McClellan offers thoughts from a Cubs fan

2014-07-25 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Win or lose, the season is a journey.  Read Full Story ...

Despite problems elsewhere, Missouri says it will proceed with executions

2014-07-25 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Botched execution in Arizona renews national debate about whether lethal injection is unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment. Read Full Story ...

With students transfers cut off, families seek to move to better schools

2014-07-25 00:15:00 STLToday.com
But finding affordable housing in St. Charles County is difficult. Read Full Story ...

Problems in other states won't stop Missouri from its executions

2014-07-25 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Botched execution in Arizona renews national debate about whether lethal injection is unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment. Read Full Story ...

Best Bets: World Naked Bike Ride, 'Grease' at the Muny

2014-07-25 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Our staff picks the best things to do this week, with a look at what's ahead in the weeks to come. Read Full Story ...

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