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11 pm news

Bernie: How Blues can need wake-up call is a mystery

2015-04-17 23:15:00
Blues? lack of urgency in Game 1 against Wild is perplexing. Read Full Story ...

Molina unloads on Reds

2015-04-17 23:05:00
Catcher gets the big hit with a bases-loaded double as the Cardinals beat the Reds. Read Full Story ...

Blues learn lessons, work on solutions

2015-04-17 23:00:00
Club needs to slow down speedy Wild and get more shots on Minnesota goal. Read Full Story ...

10 pm news

Panthers breeze to title at own O’Fallon Girls Invite

2015-04-17 22:53:00

O?Fallon seniors Angela Buch and Tami Cardenas scored impressive wins in the 1,600 and 800 meters, respectively, to lead a dominating performance as the Panthers romped to an easy victory…

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SIUC building evacuated after report of gunfire

2015-04-17 22:40:00
University spokeswoman said no evidence of gunfire was found. Read Full Story ...

Phillips 66: 25K gallons of diesel fuel leaks into waterway

2015-04-17 22:26:00

A 35-mile section of the Mississippi River has been closed after Phillips 66 says about 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked in southwestern Illinois.

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Security guard shot in the face in north St. Louis

2015-04-17 22:17:00
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9 pm news

Game blog: Cards pull away late for 6-1 win over Reds

2015-04-17 21:38:00
Molina's three-run double in the seventh breaks open pitchers' duel. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man admits to beating two Chihuahuas, one fatally

2015-04-17 21:30:00
Robert L. Taylor, 49, faces misdemeanor and felony animal abuse charges. Read Full Story ...

Cards lead 6-1 entering the ninth

2015-04-17 21:28:00
Three-run double from Molina in the seventh breaks open 1-1 pitchers' duel. Read Full Story ...

Funeral for Cardinal George set for Thursday

2015-04-17 21:27:00

Funeral services for Cardinal Francis George will be held Thursday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral.

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St. Louis man admits to beating two Chuhuahua, one fatally

2015-04-17 21:15:00
Robert L. Taylor, 49, faces misdemeanor and felony animal abuse charges Read Full Story ...

Jurors urge 7 years in prison, fine for parents found guilty of caging autistic son

2015-04-17 21:10:00
Terry and Victoria Smith, formerly of O'Fallon, Mo., were each found guilty of child endangerment. Read Full Story ...

How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted week of April 13-17

2015-04-17 21:00:00
Votes on estate tax repeal, Postal Service, community health  Read Full Story ...

8 pm news

Through six innings, Cards and Reds are still 1-1

2015-04-17 20:42:00
Both teams scored first-inning runs. Pitchers Wacha, Cueto have been in control since. Read Full Story ...

Attorneys seek dismissal of charges in Islamic State case

2015-04-17 20:36:00

Attorneys for a man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group have filed a motion seeking the dismissal of the charges.

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Through five innings, Cards and Reds are still 1-1

2015-04-17 20:28:00
Both teams scored first-inning runs. Pitchers Wacha, Cueto have been in control since. Read Full Story ...

Friday’s high school scores

2015-04-17 20:22:00

Scores from fridays high school action.

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Bahamas R&B singer Johnny Kemp of 'Just Got Paid' fame dies

2015-04-17 20:15:00
Jamaica police said Friday that Kemp was found floating at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday morning.  Read Full Story ...

7 pm news

Unbeaten Waterloo holds off Red Bud

2015-04-17 19:47:00

Red Bud pitcher Mehgan Mollet with toe-to-toe with Waterloo?s Kasey Bradley, but the Bulldogs remained undefeated with a 2-1 win over the Musketeers in high school softball.

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Cards, Reds are 1-1 after one inning

2015-04-17 19:40:00
Redbirds respond to solo homer from Votto with Carpenter double and Holliday sacrifice fly. Read Full Story ...

Judge OKs bond of 2 of 6 accused of supporting Islamic State

2015-04-17 19:17:00

A federal judge in St. Louis has approved the release on bail of two people who are accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas.

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Cards fans score on selfies

2015-04-17 19:00:00
Only Dallas fans used more gigs of data during the opening series. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news

Attorney General sues Missouri meat-processing facility

2015-04-17 18:57:00

Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit accusing a small southeast Missouri meat-processing plant of polluting a steam with slaughterhouse waste.

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Friday's game features Wacha vs. Cueto again

2015-04-17 18:50:00
Cards are celebrating Schoendienst's 70 years in major league baseball during Friday's pregame. Read Full Story ...

Foley man dies in Pike County crash

2015-04-17 18:22:00
Jacob E. Roper, 23, was a passenger in a car that went off the road and hit several trees, officials said Read Full Story ...

Illinois man sentenced in Phoenix killing of ex's boyfriend

2015-04-17 18:12:00

An Illinois man convicted in the baseball bat killing of his ex-wife's boyfriend in Arizona has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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Reaction to the death of Cardinal Francis George

2015-04-17 18:12:00

Reaction to the death of Cardinal Francis George, a leading voice in Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the Archdiocese of Chicago for 17 years before he stepped down in December:

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Man gets 10 years in prison for robberies of Alton credit union and Altamont, Ill., bank

2015-04-17 18:12:00
The two crimes were in February 2013. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news

Burge expresses disbelief over torture victims compensation

2015-04-17 17:52:00

Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is expressing disbelief the city has established a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture at his hands.

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Phillips 66 estimates 25,000 gallons of diesel leaked near Wood River Refinery

2015-04-17 17:29:00
Diesel Fuel discovered in Cahokia Canal, which drains to Mississippi River.  Read Full Story ...

Parishioners remember George as symbol of courage, bravery

2015-04-17 17:27:00

Chicago Catholics are remembering Cardinal Francis George as a compassionate and courageous leader.

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Man charged Friday with Nov. 23 murder outside north St. Louis County bar

2015-04-17 17:26:00
Tony T. Johnson, 27, of Bellefontaine Neighbors, had been charged previously with evidence tampering in the case.  Read Full Story ...

2 convicted of desecrating Illinois cemetery get prison time

2015-04-17 17:07:00

A judge has sentenced two brothers to prison for digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery.

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Pope Francis expresses his esteem for Cardinal George

2015-04-17 17:02:00

Pope Francis says he had "great esteem" for Chicago Cardinal George and was very close to him during his suffering.

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Ferguson hires outside lawyer to negotiate with the DOJ

2015-04-17 17:00:00
City is declining to say how much it is paying Dan K. Webb. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news

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LOCAL OH Ohio Gyrocopter (Nate Beeler)
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Missouri bill protecting gays from discrimination is gaining momentum

2015-04-17 16:15:00
JEFFERSON CITY   ?   A bill outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a long shot to pass in the final four weeks of the Missouri legislative session. But a h… Read Full Story ...

New York's Cardinal Dolan says George's death was a jolt

2015-04-17 16:07:00

New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan is joining others in remembering Cardinal Francis George as a gift from God and "friend and guide."

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New Navy ship to be named after city of St. Louis

2015-04-17 16:07:00
Top navy official had fond memories of Stan Musial. Read Full Story ...

Gary bishop, Notre Dame chief react to Cardinal George death

2015-04-17 16:02:00

Catholic leaders in Indiana are praising the late Cardinal Francis Church as a dedicated servant to the church.

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Gene Robinson, first openly gay Episcopal bishop, arrives in St. Louis

2015-04-17 16:00:00
He says he still has plenty of hearts and minds to change. Read Full Story ...

Adams returns to lineup as Cards face Cueto

2015-04-17 16:00:00
Wacha makes his second start of season ? both against Reds. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news

Missouri S&T begins to use crowdfunding

2015-04-17 15:52:00

The Missouri University of Science and Technology has started a crowdfunding website, and its first project is to send students to a Mars rover design competition.

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SIUE Students Push for More Sustainability Participation on Campus

2015-04-17 15:51:00
Students Sustainability Petition

A petition pledging Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students to recycle and requiring more from administration regarding sustainability goals was presented Friday by members of SIUE’s Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS).  

SIUE Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel received the petition, totaling 1,185 signatures.

“I, ... hereby commit to engaging in sustainable practices and to become more knowledgeable about sustainability and the consequences of my actions,” read part of the petition. “In particular, I commit to the practice of recycling – to doing all I can to reduce the amount of materials entering the landfill and to increase the amount of material being re-used and recycled.

“I hereby call on the administration at SIUE to take bold steps toward achieving specific measurable goals in recycling, and for all students, faculty and staff to support recycling efforts on campus.”   

Some students currently recycle, but there is a need for many more to do so, said Brooke Kottkamp, SOS president.

“We expect the petition to be one more thing to help raise awareness and participation in recycling,” Kottamp said.

The recycling petition will be well received by the administration, Emmanuel said.

“We need to recognize and commend SOS for the initiative to promote sustainability,” Emmanuel continued. “SOS provides powerful leadership to a very important initiative that helps students understand the critical need for sustainability.”  


SIUE Students for Sustainability (SOS) present its petition of 1,185 names. Pictured from left to right: Michelle Miller, SOS vice president; SIUE Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel, Wolf-Mark Veverka, SOS past president; Lauren Rekowski, secretary; and Rebekah Bartholomew, SOS member.

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Young, homeless and expecting her first baby in Springfield

2015-04-17 15:47:00

Victor Thomas Lee Buford hasn't been born yet. His mother calls him "the jackhammer" on nights he can't stop kicking.

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Alton tax preparer gets prison, ordered to repay $1 million

2015-04-17 15:45:00
Aisha Wright, 33, prepared 492 returns over a three-year period with falsified information, costing the U.S. more than $1 million, prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Administration Addresses State Senate Appropriations Committee Regarding Budget Cuts

2015-04-17 15:45:00

SIUE administratorsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville leaders today told Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee members that the proposed state budget cuts will have a significantly negative impact on the Metro East. The conversation took place during a meeting in the Morris University Center on campus.

 “The 31.5 percent reduction in state funds proposed by the Governor’s budget would have a devastating effect on students, employees and our region,” said Julie Furst-Bowe, SIUE chancellor. “We would be forced to reduce course sections and support programs, as well as service and outreach activities.”

“SIUE is a major economic engine of the Metro East and the cuts to SIUE will have a negative impact beyond the campus,” said John Navin, interim dean of the School of Business.

“If there is a funding cut, we will try to find a way to continue to educate our students and provide essential services for our patients, but it will be challenging,” said Gireesh Gupchup, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “The positive impact that the School of Pharmacy has on the education of health professionals and service to the citizens of central and southern Illinois will be severely impacted if funding is decreased.”

SIUE Student Government President Nasir Almasri discussed how cuts to higher education would eventually drive Illinois students out of the state for college and jobs.

Photo (L-R): Gireesh Gupchup, dean of the SIUE School of Pharmacy; Nasir Almasri, SIUE student government president; Bruce Rotter, dean of the SIU School of Dental Medicine; Julie Furst-Bowe, SIUE chancellor; and John Navin.

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Cardinal George remembered by civic, political leaders

2015-04-17 15:41:00

Civic and political leaders are reacting to news that former Chicago Cardinal Francis George has died after a long battle with cancer.

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Appeals court upholds convictions in KC restaurant arson

2015-04-17 15:32:00

A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of three men who were involved in 2008 arson fire that destroyed an iconic Kansas City restaurant.

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Once again, Hitchcock says Blues' checking was missing

2015-04-17 15:25:00
Also: Elliott discusses coach's decision to start Allen in the opening round. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis-area foot doctor gets 366 days prison for fraud

2015-04-17 15:22:00

A suburban St. Louis foot doctor has been ordered to spend a year and a day in federal prison and pay $1.75 million for his role in submitting bogus health…

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Late Missouri auditor's campaign returns $480,000 to donors

2015-04-17 15:12:00

Records show late Republican Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich's campaign for governor has returned more than $400,000 to donors.

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

2015-04-17 15:07:00

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops'

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2 pm news

Ex-SIUE employee admits lying to federal agents

2015-04-17 14:48:00
A former Southern Illinois University Edwardsville employee lied about contracts he'd "obtained" between the university and his mother's company, prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

Bernie: The Randal Grichuk quandary

2015-04-17 14:23:00
On a team short of HR power, Grichuk has long-ball ability. What Grichuk doesn't have is a regular place to play. Not unless Jay sits instead.  Read Full Story ...

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Committee forwards parking study
2015-04-17 14:00:00
Downtown Edwardsville has recently received a great deal of attention with the streetscape project the renovation of the Wildey and the addition of many new restaurants. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

Municipal courts ordered to turn over records to Post-Dispatch

2015-04-17 13:45:00
The order by the State Judicial Records Committee could lift some of the secrecy surrounding the St. Louis County municipal courts.  Read Full Story ...

Bird flu (Dave Granlund)
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Judge OKs bond for two suspects in terror support case

2015-04-17 13:37:00
A federal judge this week approved the release of a St. Louis County woman and a California man, two of the six suspects accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas. Read Full Story ...

Judge OKs bail for two suspects in terror support case

2015-04-17 13:37:00
A federal judge this week approved the release of a St. Louis County woman and a California man, two of the six suspects accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas. Read Full Story ...

Chicago schools chief requests temporary leave amid probe

2015-04-17 13:32:00

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett requested a leave of absence Friday amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where…

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Gateway completes 500th robotic surgery

2015-04-17 13:05:00
Nearly four years ago, when the da Vinci Si Surgical System was introduced at Gateway Regional Medical Center, the effect on surgeons was immediate: the enhanced 3D feature gave them a much stronger a Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County podiatrist gets prison time, must repay $1.75 million

2015-04-17 13:04:00
St. Louis County podiatrist trimmed toenails, but billed for more complicated and expensive procedures. Read Full Story ...

Village discusses use of the proceeds from the annual homecoming
2015-04-17 13:00:00
The Glen Carbon Board of Trustees met Tuesday night and spent some time debating the idea of donating money raised at the Glen Carbon Homecoming. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

Davenport man convicted in crash that killed 2 Illinois men

2015-04-17 12:57:00

A Davenport man has been found guilty on seven charges in connection with a fatal car crash that killed two Illinois men in September.

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Jury deliberating in case of autistic boy allegedly kept in makeshift cage

2015-04-17 12:30:00
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Jury finds parents guilty of keeping autistic son in makeshift cage

2015-04-17 12:30:00
The parents are charged with child endangerment for their treatment of their son, who was 6 at the time.  Read Full Story ...

Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures

2015-04-17 12:16:00

An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the…

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Bernie: Blues' no-show truly baffling

2015-04-17 12:05:00
Blues say they will learn lessons from the Game 1 loss. But we've heard all that before. Question: Will the Blues ever learn how to win in the playoffs?  Read Full Story ...

Teaching and using anthropology in the modern world

2015-04-17 12:00:00
To many, anthropology brings to mind living in remote places, studying mysterious rituals, or harrowing adventures ?Indiana Jones? style.  Read Full Story ...

Bill Paxton digs up family history in St. Louis

2015-04-17 12:00:00
TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" features his visit to Missouri History Museum in Sunday's episode. Read Full Story ...

11 am news

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Organizations urge university to protect Jewish students

2015-04-17 11:48:00
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Organizations urge University of Missouri to protect Jewish students

2015-04-17 11:48:00
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Princeton gets $1M settlement in sludge reduction lawsuit

2015-04-17 11:47:00

The north central Illinois city of Princeton has received more than $1 million in a lawsuit settlement.

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Charges filed in shooting
2015-04-17 11:45:00
Prosecutors on Thursday charged Jay A. Hanks, 42, of 322 S. Fillmore St. with multiple counts of armed violence, aggravated assault, and child pornography.  Read Full Story ...

Phoenix police say man kills 2 brothers, mom, woman over business fight

2015-04-17 11:33:00
The man's wife and two young children fled the home when gunfire broke out.  Read Full Story ...

Anniversary Announcement: Mr. and Mrs. Walt Kyro

2015-04-17 11:30:00
On April 12, Walt Kyro and the former Arlene Coffee of Edwardsville celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with family and friends.  Read Full Story ...

Wedding Announcement: Mr. and Mrs. Evan H. Frey

2015-04-17 11:30:00
Evan Hulsker Frey, formerly of Edwardsville, Illinois, and Briana Marie Bergeson were married January 17, 2015, in Gilbert, Arizona. An outdoor ceremony was held at Chapel At The Farm. Briana's cousin Read Full Story ...

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Tuition going up 5 percent at Southern Illinois University next year

2015-04-17 11:15:00
The university said Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed 31.5 percent cut to state universities forced its hand on hiking tuition.  Read Full Story ...

10 am news

Althoff’s Goodwin named third-team Sophomore All-American by CBS/MaxPreps

2015-04-17 10:54:00

Althoff High School sophomore Jordan Goodwin, who helped lead the Crusaders to a second-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament, has been named a third-team All-American on the CBS/

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St. Louis police investigating 'suspicious death' of Ferguson woman

2015-04-17 10:47:00
Woman was found dead in a back yard; police unclear how she died. Read Full Story ...

Red's 70th anniversary highlights big day for debuts

2015-04-17 10:34:00
On the north side of Chicago, the Cubs welcome a new cleanup hitter -- but he has a ways to go before he's the best player to debut on April 17. Read Full Story ...

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St. Louis man dies after being shot in the buttocks

2015-04-17 10:21:00
Thursday's killing marks at least the 44th homicide of 2015. Read Full Story ...

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State Senate committee hears testimony from mayors, SIUE on budget cuts

2015-04-17 10:12:00

Local speakers told state Senate Appropriations Committee members Friday morning that the proposed budget cuts will be devastating to the metro-east.

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9 am news

Machinists withdraw request for SC Boeing union vote

2015-04-17 09:27:00

The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that is withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of…

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Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

2015-04-17 09:22:00

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social service grants.

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8 am news

Guatemalan ex-dictator's daughter announces presidential bid

2015-04-17 08:57:00

The daughter of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt is running for president of the Central American nation.

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Agriculture Hall of Fame to reopen again with new hopes

2015-04-17 08:16:00

Like many farmers, the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame struggles to hold on from one year to the next.

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Tim McGraw defends decision to headline Sandy Hook concert

2015-04-17 08:15:00
Support act Billy Currington withdrew, claiming he didn't want to take on a controversial issue.  Read Full Story ...

Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

2015-04-17 08:00:00
They fear a death sentence could bring years of appeals and continually reliving "the most painful day of our lives." Read Full Story ...

7 am news

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Free shuttle service around Arch aims to ease Laclede's woes

2015-04-17 07:45:00
Laclede?s Landing business owners have complained that Arch construction has cut them off from downtown, from the riverfront, and from the park grounds. Read Full Story ...

Missouri senator's plan to cut $140M from social services hits snag

2015-04-17 07:30:00
Some fellow Republicans withdraw support. Read Full Story ...

Kansas City Council approves complaint settlement

2015-04-17 07:01:00

The aide to a former Kansas City councilman will receive a $225,000 settlement of her complaint that the councilman created a hostile work environment.

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6 am news

Illinois woman giving up 84 dogs after being charged with animal cruelty

2015-04-17 06:30:00
FREEPORT, Ill.  ?   Stephenson County Animal Control officials say a northern Illinois woman charged with animal cruelty has turned 84 dogs over to officials. Read Full Story ...

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5 am news

Chicago woman charged with fabricating kidnapping story

2015-04-17 05:57:00

Authorities say a 39-year-old South Chicago woman filed a false police report about being kidnapped and held in an abandoned building for three days.

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Missouri Senate approves change to license office bidding

2015-04-17 05:56:00

The Missouri Revenue Department would be blocked from considering how much a business would pay back to the state for running license offices under a proposal moving forward in the…

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CW's 'The Messengers' puts new spin on apocalypse

2015-04-17 05:30:00
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Study: More people engaged in end-of-life planning

2015-04-17 04:12:00

Research at the University of Missouri indicates that more people are talking in advance about end-of-life wishes with their aged loved ones.

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EXCHANGE: As boomers retire, demand for welders grows

2015-04-17 04:06:00

Plainfield resident Ryan Kocka enjoys fabricating scrap metal as practice at a local trade school, knowing it will give him the skills needed for a high-demand industry.

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Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards

2015-04-17 04:06:00

The public is getting a second chance to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri's educational standards.

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Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to 'kill everyone'

2015-04-17 04:06:00

A 23-year-old Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a loaded weapon for threatening to "kill everyone" in his neighborhood with an AR-15 rifle while intoxicated.

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3 am news

'Close-call' reporting adopted by Metra, US officials

2015-04-17 03:37:00

Metra employees will now be able to anonymously report operating-rule violations or errors to that have an impact on safety.

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NIU offers honors course on 'Game of Thrones'

2015-04-17 03:07:00

Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

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Baha'i temple to dedicate new welcome center

2015-04-17 03:07:00

The Baha'i temple in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette will dedicate a new welcome center next month.

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Illinois woman charged with animal cruelty gives up 84 dogs

2015-04-17 03:07:00

Stephenson County Animal Control officials say a northern Illinois woman charged with animal cruelty has turned 84 dogs over to officials.

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2 am news

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SIU officials approve 5 percent tuition increase

2015-04-17 02:42:00

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a 5 percent tuition hike for incoming undergraduate students next year.

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1 am news

More students from Missouri are choosing SIUE

2015-04-17 01:05:00
SIUE now offers in-state tuition for Missouri residents. Schedule a visit and see why a record number of Missouri students are already accepted to SIUE for the fall 2015 semester. Read Full Story ...

Dog flu outbreak gained foothold at urban doggie day cares

2015-04-17 01:02:00

Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings.

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12 am news

Westminster is a small college with a big impact and big return

2015-04-17 00:30:00
This is a college all about change. Students come to Westminster to be transformed; they leave ready to change the world. Here, students find challenge, support and direction as they evolve in… Read Full Story ...

Women entrepreneurs praise Prosper program

2015-04-17 00:15:00
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McClellan is nostalgic for government by saloon keepers

2015-04-17 00:15:00
St. Louis used to be run by local bar owners. Read Full Story ...

Minnesota gains early edge over Blues

2015-04-17 00:15:00
Blues have no answer for the Wild's speed and goaltender Dubnyk in 4-2 defeat. Hitchcock cites the four-day layoff as in issue for his team. Read Full Story ...

Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

2015-04-17 00:12:00

She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to…

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'Crusty' Lackey holds off Brewers

2015-04-17 00:10:00
Matheny cites the veteran's toughness after he fans eight in 4-0 win that gives Cardinals another series victory.  Read Full Story ...

Fake GO! St. Louis Marathon winner disqualified for Boston

2015-04-17 00:10:00
Officials say Kendall Schler did not run the entire course this year or last year, when she was awarded third place. Her times have been erased. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis Public Schools tries to shed vacant buildings

2015-04-17 00:05:00
As the district opens its empty schools to the public, some are shocked by their condition. Read Full Story ...

PSC sounds open to slight rate cut for Noranda

2015-04-17 00:00:00
Commissioners also indicate they may lower returns Ameren is allowed to earn.  Read Full Story ...

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