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11 pm news
Bernie: How Blues can need wake-up call is a mystery2015-04-17 23:15:00 STLToday.com
Molina unloads on Reds2015-04-17 23:05:00 STLToday.com
Blues learn lessons, work on solutions2015-04-17 23:00:00 STLToday.com
10 pm news
Panthers breeze to title at own O’Fallon Girls Invite2015-04-17 22:53:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
SIUC building evacuated after report of gunfire2015-04-17 22:40:00 STLToday.com
Phillips 66: 25K gallons of diesel fuel leaks into waterway2015-04-17 22:26:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
Security guard shot in the face in north St. Louis2015-04-17 22:17:00 STLToday.com
9 pm news
Game blog: Cards pull away late for 6-1 win over Reds2015-04-17 21:38:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis man admits to beating two Chihuahuas, one fatally2015-04-17 21:30:00 STLToday.com
Cards lead 6-1 entering the ninth2015-04-17 21:28:00 STLToday.com
Funeral for Cardinal George set for Thursday2015-04-17 21:27:00 BND.com
Funeral services for Cardinal Francis George will be held Thursday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral.Read Full Story ...
St. Louis man admits to beating two Chuhuahua, one fatally2015-04-17 21:15:00 STLToday.com
Jurors urge 7 years in prison, fine for parents found guilty of caging autistic son2015-04-17 21:10:00 STLToday.com
How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted week of April 13-172015-04-17 21:00:00 STLToday.com
8 pm news
Through six innings, Cards and Reds are still 1-12015-04-17 20:42:00 STLToday.com
Attorneys seek dismissal of charges in Islamic State case2015-04-17 20:36:00 BND.com
Attorneys for a man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group have filed a motion seeking the dismissal of the charges.Read Full Story ...
Through five innings, Cards and Reds are still 1-12015-04-17 20:28:00 STLToday.com
Friday’s high school scores2015-04-17 20:22:00 BND.com
Scores from fridays high school action.Read Full Story ...
Bahamas R&B singer Johnny Kemp of 'Just Got Paid' fame dies2015-04-17 20:15:00 STLToday.com
7 pm news
Unbeaten Waterloo holds off Red Bud2015-04-17 19:47:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
Cards, Reds are 1-1 after one inning2015-04-17 19:40:00 STLToday.com
Judge OKs bond of 2 of 6 accused of supporting Islamic State2015-04-17 19:17:00 BND.com
A federal judge in St. Louis has approved the release on bail of two people who are accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas.Read Full Story ...
Cards fans score on selfies2015-04-17 19:00:00 STLToday.com
6 pm news
Attorney General sues Missouri meat-processing facility2015-04-17 18:57:00 BND.com
Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit accusing a small southeast Missouri meat-processing plant of polluting a steam with slaughterhouse waste.Read Full Story ...
Friday's game features Wacha vs. Cueto again2015-04-17 18:50:00 STLToday.com
Foley man dies in Pike County crash2015-04-17 18:22:00 STLToday.com
Illinois man sentenced in Phoenix killing of ex's boyfriend2015-04-17 18:12:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
Reaction to the death of Cardinal Francis George2015-04-17 18:12:00 BND.com
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:Read Full Story ...
Man gets 10 years in prison for robberies of Alton credit union and Altamont, Ill., bank2015-04-17 18:12:00 STLToday.com
5 pm news
Burge expresses disbelief over torture victims compensation2015-04-17 17:52:00 BND.com
Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is expressing disbelief the city has established a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture at his hands.Read Full Story ...
Phillips 66 estimates 25,000 gallons of diesel leaked near Wood River Refinery2015-04-17 17:29:00 STLToday.com
Parishioners remember George as symbol of courage, bravery2015-04-17 17:27:00 BND.com
Chicago Catholics are remembering Cardinal Francis George as a compassionate and courageous leader.Read Full Story ...
Man charged Friday with Nov. 23 murder outside north St. Louis County bar2015-04-17 17:26:00 STLToday.com
2 convicted of desecrating Illinois cemetery get prison time2015-04-17 17:07:00 BND.com
A judge has sentenced two brothers to prison for digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery.Read Full Story ...
Pope Francis expresses his esteem for Cardinal George2015-04-17 17:02:00 BND.com
Pope Francis says he had "great esteem" for Chicago Cardinal George and was very close to him during his suffering.Read Full Story ...
Ferguson hires outside lawyer to negotiate with the DOJ2015-04-17 17:00:00 STLToday.com
4 pm news
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Missouri bill protecting gays from discrimination is gaining momentum2015-04-17 16:15:00 STLToday.com
New York's Cardinal Dolan says George's death was a jolt2015-04-17 16:07:00 BND.com
New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan is joining others in remembering Cardinal Francis George as a gift from God and "friend and guide."Read Full Story ...
New Navy ship to be named after city of St. Louis2015-04-17 16:07:00 STLToday.com
Gary bishop, Notre Dame chief react to Cardinal George death2015-04-17 16:02:00 BND.com
Catholic leaders in Indiana are praising the late Cardinal Francis Church as a dedicated servant to the church.Read Full Story ...
Gene Robinson, first openly gay Episcopal bishop, arrives in St. Louis2015-04-17 16:00:00 STLToday.com
Adams returns to lineup as Cards face Cueto2015-04-17 16:00:00 STLToday.com
3 pm news
Missouri S&T begins to use crowdfunding2015-04-17 15:52:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
SIUE Students Push for More Sustainability Participation on Campus2015-04-17 15:51:00 SIUE.edu
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.Read Full Story ...
Young, homeless and expecting her first baby in Springfield2015-04-17 15:47:00 BND.com
Victor Thomas Lee Buford hasn't been born yet. His mother calls him "the jackhammer" on nights he can't stop kicking.Read Full Story ...
Alton tax preparer gets prison, ordered to repay $1 million2015-04-17 15:45:00 STLToday.com
SIUE Administration Addresses State Senate Appropriations Committee Regarding Budget Cuts2015-04-17 15:45:00 SIUE.edu
Southern 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.Read Full Story ...
Cardinal George remembered by civic, political leaders2015-04-17 15:41:00 BND.com
Civic and political leaders are reacting to news that former Chicago Cardinal Francis George has died after a long battle with cancer.Read Full Story ...
Appeals court upholds convictions in KC restaurant arson2015-04-17 15:32:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
Once again, Hitchcock says Blues' checking was missing2015-04-17 15:25:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis-area foot doctor gets 366 days prison for fraud2015-04-17 15:22:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
Late Missouri auditor's campaign returns $480,000 to donors2015-04-17 15:12:00 BND.com
Records show late Republican Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich's campaign for governor has returned more than $400,000 to donors.Read Full Story ...
Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies2015-04-17 15:07:00 BND.com
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'Read Full Story ...
2 pm news
Ex-SIUE employee admits lying to federal agents2015-04-17 14:48:00 STLToday.com
Bernie: The Randal Grichuk quandary2015-04-17 14:23:00 STLToday.com
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1 pm news
Municipal courts ordered to turn over records to Post-Dispatch2015-04-17 13:45:00 STLToday.com
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Judge OKs bond for two suspects in terror support case2015-04-17 13:37:00 STLToday.com
Judge OKs bail for two suspects in terror support case2015-04-17 13:37:00 STLToday.com
Chicago schools chief requests temporary leave amid probe2015-04-17 13:32:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
Gateway completes 500th robotic surgery2015-04-17 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
St. Louis County podiatrist gets prison time, must repay $1.75 million2015-04-17 13:04:00 STLToday.com
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12 pm news
Davenport man convicted in crash that killed 2 Illinois men2015-04-17 12:57:00 BND.com
A Davenport man has been found guilty on seven charges in connection with a fatal car crash that killed two Illinois men in September.Read Full Story ...
Jury deliberating in case of autistic boy allegedly kept in makeshift cage2015-04-17 12:30:00 STLToday.com
Jury finds parents guilty of keeping autistic son in makeshift cage2015-04-17 12:30:00 STLToday.com
Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures2015-04-17 12:16:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
Bernie: Blues' no-show truly baffling2015-04-17 12:05:00 STLToday.com
Teaching and using anthropology in the modern world2015-04-17 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Bill Paxton digs up family history in St. Louis2015-04-17 12:00:00 STLToday.com
11 am news
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Organizations urge university to protect Jewish students2015-04-17 11:48:00 STLToday.com
Organizations urge University of Missouri to protect Jewish students2015-04-17 11:48:00 STLToday.com
Princeton gets $1M settlement in sludge reduction lawsuit2015-04-17 11:47:00 BND.com
The north central Illinois city of Princeton has received more than $1 million in a lawsuit settlement.Read Full Story ...
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Phoenix police say man kills 2 brothers, mom, woman over business fight2015-04-17 11:33:00 STLToday.com
Anniversary Announcement: Mr. and Mrs. Walt Kyro2015-04-17 11:30:00 theintelligencer.com
Wedding Announcement: Mr. and Mrs. Evan H. Frey2015-04-17 11:30:00 theintelligencer.com
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Tuition going up 5 percent at Southern Illinois University next year2015-04-17 11:15:00 STLToday.com
10 am news
Althoff’s Goodwin named third-team Sophomore All-American by CBS/MaxPreps2015-04-17 10:54:00 BND.com
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/Read Full Story ...
St. Louis police investigating 'suspicious death' of Ferguson woman2015-04-17 10:47:00 STLToday.com
Red's 70th anniversary highlights big day for debuts2015-04-17 10:34:00 STLToday.com
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St. Louis man dies after being shot in the buttocks2015-04-17 10:21:00 STLToday.com
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State Senate committee hears testimony from mayors, SIUE on budget cuts2015-04-17 10:12:00 BND.com
Local speakers told state Senate Appropriations Committee members Friday morning that the proposed budget cuts will be devastating to the metro-east.Read Full Story ...
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9 am news
Machinists withdraw request for SC Boeing union vote2015-04-17 09:27:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions2015-04-17 09:22:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
California and Martian waterJohnCole@cagleblog.com (John Cole)
8 am news
Guatemalan ex-dictator's daughter announces presidential bid2015-04-17 08:57:00 BND.com
The daughter of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt is running for president of the Central American nation.Read Full Story ...
Agriculture Hall of Fame to reopen again with new hopes2015-04-17 08:16:00 BND.com
Like many farmers, the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame struggles to hold on from one year to the next.Read Full Story ...
Tim McGraw defends decision to headline Sandy Hook concert2015-04-17 08:15:00 STLToday.com
Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table2015-04-17 08:00:00 STLToday.com
7 am news
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Free shuttle service around Arch aims to ease Laclede's woes2015-04-17 07:45:00 STLToday.com
Missouri senator's plan to cut $140M from social services hits snag2015-04-17 07:30:00 STLToday.com
Kansas City Council approves complaint settlement2015-04-17 07:01:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
6 am news
Illinois woman giving up 84 dogs after being charged with animal cruelty2015-04-17 06:30:00 STLToday.com
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5 am news
Chicago woman charged with fabricating kidnapping story2015-04-17 05:57:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
Missouri Senate approves change to license office bidding2015-04-17 05:56:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
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CW's 'The Messengers' puts new spin on apocalypse2015-04-17 05:30:00 STLToday.com
4 am news
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Study: More people engaged in end-of-life planning2015-04-17 04:12:00 BND.com
Research at the University of Missouri indicates that more people are talking in advance about end-of-life wishes with their aged loved ones.Read Full Story ...
EXCHANGE: As boomers retire, demand for welders grows2015-04-17 04:06:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards2015-04-17 04:06:00 BND.com
The public is getting a second chance to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri's educational standards.Read Full Story ...
Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to 'kill everyone'2015-04-17 04:06:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
3 am news
'Close-call' reporting adopted by Metra, US officials2015-04-17 03:37:00 BND.com
Metra employees will now be able to anonymously report operating-rule violations or errors to that have an impact on safety.Read Full Story ...
NIU offers honors course on 'Game of Thrones'2015-04-17 03:07:00 BND.com
Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."Read Full Story ...
Baha'i temple to dedicate new welcome center2015-04-17 03:07:00 BND.com
The Baha'i temple in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette will dedicate a new welcome center next month.Read Full Story ...
Illinois woman charged with animal cruelty gives up 84 dogs2015-04-17 03:07:00 BND.com
Stephenson County Animal Control officials say a northern Illinois woman charged with animal cruelty has turned 84 dogs over to officials.Read Full Story ...
2 am news
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SIU officials approve 5 percent tuition increase2015-04-17 02:42:00 BND.com
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a 5 percent tuition hike for incoming undergraduate students next year.Read Full Story ...
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1 am news
More students from Missouri are choosing SIUE2015-04-17 01:05:00 STLToday.com
Dog flu outbreak gained foothold at urban doggie day cares2015-04-17 01:02:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
12 am news
Westminster is a small college with a big impact and big return2015-04-17 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Women entrepreneurs praise Prosper program2015-04-17 00:15:00 STLToday.com
McClellan is nostalgic for government by saloon keepers2015-04-17 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Minnesota gains early edge over Blues2015-04-17 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment2015-04-17 00:12:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
'Crusty' Lackey holds off Brewers2015-04-17 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Fake GO! St. Louis Marathon winner disqualified for Boston2015-04-17 00:10:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis Public Schools tries to shed vacant buildings2015-04-17 00:05:00 STLToday.com
PSC sounds open to slight rate cut for Noranda2015-04-17 00:00:00 STLToday.com
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