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5 pm news

Bridge worker who fell to his death identified

2014-07-24 17:41:00 BND.com

A northwest Missouri man has been identified as the Missouri Department of Transportation contract worker who fell to his death from a Kansas City bridge this week.

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Arrests break up hot grease ring, O'Fallon, Ill., police say

2014-07-24 17:30:00 STLToday.com
Suspects in thefts of used grease and cooking oil "thought they were slick," detective says. Read Full Story ...

North St. Louis Co city ticketing drivers of cars without proper stickers

2014-07-24 17:08:29 kmov.com
If you live in Velda Village you will need a sticker to park, without it you will be fined. The ticket price along with court costs will run you $65.00. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Authorities seek to seize Alton home they believe is hub for crime

2014-07-24 16:47:56 kmov.com
Authorities in Madison County are trying to force the owners of a home near a school in Alton to vacate because they believe it is a hub for crime. Read Full Story ...

Feds release data on states getting immigrant kids

2014-07-24 16:46:00 BND.com

New federal data show Illinois received 305 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border this year.

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Prosecutors seek to extradite former Ohio official

2014-07-24 16:37:00 BND.com

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to start the process of extraditing a former Ohio deputy treasurer from Pakistan.

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Man who left 2 infants in a parked car is charged with child endangerment

2014-07-24 16:20:44 kmov.com
Police have arrested a 29-year-old man after he allegedly left his infants in a car while he went shopping at a Goodwill store in Arnold. Read Full Story ...

Rauner's campaign ad for governor used made-up headlines

2014-07-24 16:16:00 STLToday.com
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. ? A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring ? and even making up ? headlines from news stories to make the… Read Full Story ...

Belleville man charged in shooting

2014-07-24 16:15:00 STLToday.com
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3 pm news



Teen collapses at Gov. Quinn campaign event

2014-07-24 15:32:00 BND.com

A Chicago teenager has been released from the hospital after appearing to faint at a campaign event where the Illinois governor ended up kneeling over him and holding his hand…

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Sept. 10 execution date set for Kansas City-area killer Leon Taylor

2014-07-24 15:29:00 STLToday.com
The Missouri Supreme Court has set a Sept. 10 execution date for Leon Taylor, who murdered a service station attendant in Independence, Mo., in 1994. Read Full Story ...

September execution date set for Kansas City-area killer Leon Taylor

2014-07-24 15:29:00 STLToday.com
He who murdered a service station attendant in Independence, Mo., in 1994. Read Full Story ...

Execution date set for Missouri inmate Taylor

2014-07-24 15:26:00 BND.com

The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday set a September execution date for convicted killer Leon Taylor.

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Prolonged execution to be part of legal challenge

2014-07-24 15:22:00 BND.com

Death-row lawyers and other opponents say the nation's third botched execution in six months is more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to…

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St. Peters man, 33, sentenced to 22 years in prison for robberies

2014-07-24 15:10:00 STLToday.com
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Obama the Terrible

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2014-07-24 15:07:07 CagleCartoons

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World Cup 2018

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2014-07-24 15:06:59 CagleCartoons

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Anyone Home

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2014-07-24 15:04:10 CagleCartoons

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2 pm news



Russian Sanctions

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2014-07-24 14:55:20 CagleCartoons

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House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

2014-07-24 14:54:00 STLToday.com
The vote in the Rules Committee was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed. Read Full Story ...

Putin in a Corner

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2014-07-24 14:52:54 CagleCartoons

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The Finger Of Blame

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2014-07-24 14:50:39 CagleCartoons

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Officials require more supports beneath oil pipes

2014-07-24 14:40:00 BND.com

Michigan officials are ordering Enbridge Energy Partners LP to install additional support structures beneath two oil pipelines at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, the waterway linking Lakes Huron…

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Man in custody after shooting in Metro East

2014-07-24 14:39:54 kmov.com
Police arrested 22-year-old Leon J. Venson, Jr. of Belleville on Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Earplugs

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2014-07-24 14:39:12 CagleCartoons

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Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand

2014-07-24 14:21:00 BND.com

Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past decade.

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Quinn: Rauner ad shows 'pattern of dishonesty'

2014-07-24 14:07:00 BND.com

Gov. Pat Quinn has blasted a new commercial by his Republican opponent in which headlines from news stories appear doctored.

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St. Louis civilian police employee faces charges

2014-07-24 14:07:00 BND.com

A civilian employee of the St. Louis Police Department is facing charges for allegedly impersonating an officer and sexually assaulting a male victim.

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Miss the TV chat? Read all about it

2014-07-24 14:07:00 STLToday.com
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1 pm news



LOCAL IL Durbin and Business

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2014-07-24 13:59:35 CagleCartoons

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10-year-old shot while taken out trash in St. Louis County

2014-07-24 13:56:07 kmov.com
A 10-year-old boy was shot in his driveway while taken out trash in North County Wednesday night. Read Full Story ...

Dubuque bridge across Mississippi could open early

2014-07-24 13:47:00 BND.com

Iowa transportation officials say repairs to the Julien Dubuque Bridge are ahead of schedule, and the span across the Mississippi River could reopen sooner than expected.

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Illinois unemployment by metro area

2014-07-24 13:32:00 BND.com

Unemployment dropped in all 12 Illinois metro areas in June, a third consecutive month of decreases across the state:

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Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

2014-07-24 13:27:00 BND.com

The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third straight month of across-the-board decreases.

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GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

2014-07-24 13:27:00 BND.com

The Republican candidate for Illinois governor's most recent campaign ad is being called into question for tailoring headlines from news stories to look more critical of his opponent.

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SIUE Professor Emeritus Millett to Receive 2014 Perry Award

2014-07-24 13:20:56 SIUE.edu

The Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University annually selects individuals and/or institutions to receive the William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. The 2014 individual recipient is Dr. Richard Millett, a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville professor emeritus of history.

The award recognizes significant contributions in the fields of security and defense education that reflect the Center?s mission: conducting educational activities for civilians and the military in the Western Hemisphere to build capacity and to foster trust, mutual understanding and regional cooperation.

Candidates may include any individual or institution that has made or sustained a significant contribution related to the security and defense sectors. They may be educators, practitioners, or institutions of defense and security from throughout the Hemisphere or from outside the region.

In a letter from the Perry Center?s Michael Mann, a strategic programs manager/StratComm/PAO at the National Defense University, Millett was advised that he was recognized for his ?significant contributions in the fields of security and defense education that reflect the Center?s mission: the promotion of education, research, outreach, and knowledge sharing in defense and security issues in the Western Hemisphere that lead to enhancing professional security and defense capacity, advancing a cooperative international security environment, fostering effective  civil-military relations and adhering to the Perry Center?s core value.?

Millett is vice president of both the American Committees on Foreign Relations and the St. Louis Committee on Foreign Relations. He was a Senior Fellow at the North-South Center and former Oppenheimer Chair of Modern Warfighting Strategy at the U.S. Marine Corps University.

Millett graduated from Harvard and earned both master?s and doctoral degrees from the University of New Mexico. He did postdoctoral work at The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Air War College.

Millett taught at SIUE from 1966 through 1999. He also taught at the University of Miami, Saint Louis University, the Air War College, the Marine Corps University, Copenhagen Business School and four universities in Colombia.

He has published more than one hundred items, including Searching for Stability (2010), co-editor of Latin American Democracy (2012), Columbia?s Conflicts: The Spillover Effects of a Wider War (2002), Beyond Praetorianism: The Latin American Military in Transition (1996) and Searching for Panama (1993).

The Perry Center plans to host a special mid-day event in Washington, D.C. during the week of Sept. 14 to make the presentation.

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Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws

2014-07-24 13:16:00 BND.com

Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws.

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Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

2014-07-24 13:08:00 STLToday.com
The man claims he went in for a circumcision.  Read Full Story ...

Kansas woman sentenced in theft from co-workers

2014-07-24 13:02:00 BND.com

A Kansas woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison without parole for stealing from her co-workers at a U.S. Department Agriculture office in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Coalition ways state must move faster on fracking

2014-07-24 13:02:00 BND.com

A coalition of business and labor groups wants the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to move faster in implementing hydraulic fracturing rules.

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New Orleans' Euclid Records is more than just a record store

2014-07-24 13:00:00 STLToday.com
The store's Louisiana outpost, open since 2010, also functions as a community center. Read Full Story ...

Kings of Leon is back in fun mode after time apart

2014-07-24 13:00:00 STLToday.com
After a rough patch (which included Pigeongate), the family band is back together, and the creative juices are flowing. Read Full Story ...

Ballpark Village isn't ready for the restaurant big leagues

2014-07-24 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Cardinals Nation outclasses Budweiser Brew House, but it still must fix significant flaws. Read Full Story ...

Man charged in fatal shootout outside Washington Park strip club

2014-07-24 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Four men in car were shot, one fatally, on parking lot. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



10-year-old shot in St. Louis County

2014-07-24 12:57:00 BND.com

A 10-year-old boy is hospitalized but expected to survive after being shot while taking out the trash in north St. Louis County.

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Immigration detainers down in McLean County

2014-07-24 12:47:00 BND.com

Federal immigration detainers have dropped in a central Illinois county where they sparked protests two years ago.

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City employee charged with sodomy, impersonating officer

2014-07-24 12:36:20 kmov.com
A man who worked as a civilian Processing Clerk is in jail on a $150,000 bond after warrants were issued against him for sodomy and impersonating a police officer. Read Full Story ...

Appeals court upholds priest's sentence

2014-07-24 12:31:00 BND.com

A federal appeals court has upheld the 50-year prison sentence for a former Kansas City priest convicted on child pornography charges.

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St. Louis police employee charged with sexual assault

2014-07-24 12:12:00 STLToday.com
According to charges, Michael Cornell, 28, sexually touched the male victim in multiple ways and fought off the person's refusals. Cornell then allegedly went to the downtown hotel where the v… Read Full Story ...

St. Louis police employee charged with sexual assault, impersonating officer

2014-07-24 12:12:00 STLToday.com
Civilian employee is accused of assaulting male victim, then claiming to be an officer to get personnel records of the alleged victim. Read Full Story ...

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

2014-07-24 12:11:00 BND.com

More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.

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Fuhler named Edwardsville Township trustee

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2014-07-24 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Blake Fuhler is the newest Edwardsville Township trustee, replacing Danny Picarella, who resigned recently to become the township?s Highway Commissioner. Read Full Story ...

Alton murderer receives 55 years

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2014-07-24 12:08:00 theintelligencer.com
Elizabeth Kovach fixed an icy gaze on the man who sat before her in pinstripes. The man had confessed to cutting up her daughter, packing her remains in so many garbage bags and driving to East Hardin Read Full Story ...

16-year-old boy shot dead in Chicago house

2014-07-24 12:07:00 BND.com

Chicago police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after a bullet fired from outside came through a window and struck him inside a South Side home.

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Funky Butt Brass Band to perform

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2014-07-24 12:06:00 theintelligencer.com
Dixieland and doodles will fill Edwardsville City Park this weekend. Read Full Story ...

St. John's to present "Magnificat"

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2014-07-24 12:04:00 theintelligencer.com
Composer John Rutter?s ?Magnificat? will be performed Friday and Saturday evening at St. John?s United Methodist Church in Edwardsville.  Read Full Story ...

Contemporary Art Museum announces lineup

2014-07-24 12:03:00 theintelligencer.com
The Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) St. Louis has announced its schedule for the fall. Read Full Story ...

State tour highlights electric vehicles

2014-07-24 12:02:00 theintelligencer.com
The Illinois Green Economy Network, alongside the Office of Governor Pat Quinn, recently completed a more than 500-mile journey to advocate electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and raise range awarene Read Full Story ...

Birth Announcement: Emma Winte

2014-07-24 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Matt and Trecia Winte of Troy welcomed Emma Louise Winte at 3:52 p.m. on July 1, 2014, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Read Full Story ...

Birth Announcement: Logan Bright

2014-07-24 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Lt. Col. Derek and Tracy Bright, along with Luke, 4, and Avery, 2, welcomed the arrival of Logan Richard Albert Bright, born Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Aurora, Colo. Read Full Story ...

Anniversary: Phil and Charlotte Jarosik

2014-07-24 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Phil and Charlotte Jarosik will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sept. 26, 2014. Read Full Story ...

SLU grad named to prestigious 'Blue Angels'

2014-07-24 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Lt. Matt Suyderhoud will pilot F/A-18 during 2015 season Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Boy, 10, shot in leg while taking out trash in St. Louis County

2014-07-24 11:56:00 STLToday.com
A man was also hit by gunfire nearby and someone fired a shot at a passing car at about the same time. Read Full Story ...

SIU Trustees Approve Administrative Reorganizations at SIUE

2014-07-24 11:54:44 SIUE.edu

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting today on the Springfield campus approved two administrative reorganization proposals on the Edwardsville campus.

The reporting structure for the East St. Louis campus will change from SIUE?s Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration. The East St. Louis Center has traditionally provided educational and community service programs for children, youth and adults.

?After an internal review, we determined that the grant-funded programs such as Head Start/Early Head Start should be shifted to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration,? said Julie Furst-Bowe, SIUE chancellor. ?Vice Chancellor for Administration Kenn Neher can be more directly engaged in the financial oversight of the East St. Louis Center.?

With responsibility for the SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start program, Neher will oversee a number of Head Start/Early Head Start Centers that include four locations in East St. Louis along with centers in Belleville, Brooklyn, Cahokia and Caseyville. There are three Head Start or Early Head Start collaboration sites in Belleville and two in East St. Louis, plus single sites in Cahokia and Freeburg.

The SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School will continue to report to the dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. Curt Lox is currently serving as the interim dean.

In another administrative move, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will move from the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs to the Office of the Chancellor.

?Because of the significance of an inclusive and diverse environment to the welfare of our campus community, I want a close and communicative relationship with our Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion led by Venessa Brown,? Furst-Bowe said. ?This structure fits the standard found among many institutions of higher education and will clearly communicate SIUE?s commitment to institutional diversity.?

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for the development, implementation and management of a University-wide Diversity Program, including elements of cultural and social diversity, civility, ethics and collective responsibility. The office will maintain its current location at 3116 Rendleman Hall.

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I-255 open again after power line fell on road

2014-07-24 11:52:00 STLToday.com
A small brush fire started after a trackhoe felled a power line. Read Full Story ...

Border kids to Massachusetts

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Bloomberg flies into Mideast fight

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SIU BOT Approves Contracts for Information Technology Services, Water Pumping Station

2014-07-24 11:35:23 SIUE.edu

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting today on the Springfield campus approved contracts worth more than $1.3 million to provide services and equipment to the Edwardsville campus.

Separate contracts were awarded for the Information Technology Services Computer Room renovation. Wissehr Electric, Inc., of Belleville, will manage the electric work at a cost of $739,500. Amsco Mechanical, Inc., of Granite City, will serve as the heating contractor at a cost of $169,000. The project will modify mechanical and electrical systems by replacing heat exchangers, reconfiguring or replacing server racks and replacing the electrical distribution and uninterruptible power supply to the room located in Dunham Hall.

Separate contracts were also awarded to upgrade SIUE?s high service water pumping station. Guarantee Electrical Co., of Granite City, will serve as the electric contractor at a cost of $245,510. Keller Construction, Inc., of Glen Carbon, will manage the asphalt work at a cost of $232,501. The project will upgrade the electrical service, communications system, access to and security of the primary potable water pumping station serving the SIUE campus.

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Man robbed by fake police on Illinois highway

2014-07-24 11:32:00 BND.com

Illinois State Police say a driver was robbed on Interstate 55 near Litchfield by men who impersonated police officers.

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Downed power lines forces I-255 near Caseyville to close in both directions

2014-07-24 11:29:47 kmov.com
Interstate 255 near Caseyville and Washington Park was shut down in both directions starting around 11:00 a.m. after power lines fell across the roadway. Read Full Story ...

MoDOT plans I-44 and I-55 overnight closures in St. Louis next week

2014-07-24 11:00:00 STLToday.com
Periodic closures are planned between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weeknights. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

2014-07-24 10:57:00 BND.com

Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers.

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LINCOLN OBAMA AND CHANGE

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2014-07-24 10:47:12 CagleCartoons

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LOCAL PA STEELERS TRAINING CAMP OPENS

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2014-07-24 10:43:48 CagleCartoons

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Third suspect arrested after deadly shooting Sunday

2014-07-24 10:40:17 kmov.com
Authorities have arrested a third person after a shooting in north St. Louis Sunday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

Man held in 1992 strangling death of Illinois teen

2014-07-24 10:36:00 BND.com

A 71-year-old man has been arrested in California in connection with the 1992 strangling death of an Illinois teenager.

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Virginia police say 2 dead after storm hits campground

2014-07-24 10:33:00 STLToday.com
The deaths and injuries happened at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County. Read Full Story ...

Insurance refunds to come in for Mo., Ill.

2014-07-24 10:33:00 STLToday.com
More people in Missouri will receive refunds than Illinois, but Illinoisans will receive higher refunds on average.  Read Full Story ...

Costumed St. Louis window washers delight patients

2014-07-24 10:18:00 BND.com

Window washers dressed as Spider-Man are delighting young patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Gordon: Cards' good fortune irks Epstein

2014-07-24 10:08:00 STLToday.com
The small market Cardinals score a high bonus pick in the next draft. Cubs president Theo Epstein is not happy about this. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Illinois farmers benefit from manure share program

2014-07-24 09:46:00 BND.com

Illinois gardeners and livestock owners have formed mutually beneficial relationships through a free online manure exchange program.

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Police name man accused of leaving twin babies in car outside Arnold store

2014-07-24 09:45:00 STLToday.com
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Chicago police arrest man in 11-year-old's death

2014-07-24 09:36:00 BND.com

Chicago police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at a sleepover last week.

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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

2014-07-24 09:35:00 STLToday.com
FLORENCE, Ariz.   ?  Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the people making preparation for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into … Read Full Story ...

UMinn reaches milestone with neutrino detector

2014-07-24 09:32:00 BND.com

The University of Minnesota is celebrating a milestone in creating an experimental particle detector that it says could eventually yield important information about the beginning of the universe.

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Missouri Lottery says game choices affect funding

2014-07-24 09:32:00 BND.com

The Missouri Lottery says a decline in the money it provided to education is due partly to the types of Lottery games people chose to play.

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10 months later, body in river near Hannibal still a mystery

2014-07-24 09:30:00 STLToday.com
Police believe the woman was between 15 and 30 years old, and not from the Hannibal area.  Read Full Story ...

10 months later, body in river still a mystery

2014-07-24 09:21:00 BND.com

More than 10 months after a woman's body was found in the Mississippi River near Hannibal, Missouri, the case remains a mystery.

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Caruthersville mayor dies in house fire

2014-07-24 09:14:00 STLToday.com
Rick Davis was found collapsed in an upstairs bedroom. Read Full Story ...

Mayor of Missouri Bootheel town dies in house fire

2014-07-24 09:14:00 STLToday.com
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Former police chief will get to spend 10 days in Missouri jail

2014-07-24 09:06:00 STLToday.com
He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for making a false police report claiming vandalism at his home.  Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Car flips off interstate, onto roadway in South City

2014-07-24 08:57:14 kmov.com
A car flipped off of Interstate 55 and onto a street in South City Thursday morning. Read Full Story ...

New Madrid County inmates moving to new jail

2014-07-24 08:56:00 BND.com

The Pemiscot County Jail will house prisoners from a neighboring southeast Missouri county, at least for the next six months.

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Former Missouri police chief pleads guilty

2014-07-24 08:56:00 BND.com

The former police chief of Perryville, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report and will serve 10 days in jail…

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4-year-old boy dies in suburban Chicago house fire

2014-07-24 08:47:00 BND.com

Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has died in a house fire in the northwest Chicago suburb of Bensenville.

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Gas main breaks in residential area in South City

2014-07-24 08:32:07 kmov.com
Emergency crews have been called to a gas main break in a residential area in South City Thursday morning. Read Full Story ...

Chicago lawyer named ambassador to Czech Republic

2014-07-24 08:26:00 BND.com

A Chicago attorney has been confirmed as the United States' ambassador to the Czech Republic.

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US airlines to resume flights to Israel

2014-07-24 08:26:00 BND.com

The U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.

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Road construction worker killed in Reno County

2014-07-24 08:16:00 BND.com

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a construction worker died after being hit by a trash truck in Reno County.

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7 am news



2 school districts to provide free lunches to all

2014-07-24 07:51:00 BND.com

The Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts will offer free lunches to every student, beginning in August.

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3 men convicted in $17 million drug conspiracy

2014-07-24 07:37:00 BND.com

After a trial that lasted almost a month, a federal grand jury has convicted two Lawrence men and a California man in a conspiracy that brought $17 million in drugs…

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Missouri man, 79, and wife charged with selling $1 milllion in synthetic pot

2014-07-24 07:32:00 STLToday.com
Court papers say the couple advertised the drugs in high school yearbooks.  Read Full Story ...

Missouri couple charged with selling $1 milllion in synthetic pot

2014-07-24 07:32:00 STLToday.com
Court papers say the couple advertised the drugs in high school yearbooks.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis recorder race gives voters a choice among three controversial candidates

2014-07-24 07:30:00 STLToday.com
On their resumes': Nepotism, a felony conviction and a recall vote.  Read Full Story ...

McKee proposes small north St. Louis hospital

2014-07-24 07:25:00 BND.com

A St. Louis developer is moving ahead with plans to build a small hospital on the city's north side.

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SW Missouri couple charged with selling K2

2014-07-24 07:24:00 BND.com

A southwest Missouri couple is charged with selling $1 million of synthetic marijuana known as K2.

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Police: Man found shot dead in East St. Louis

2014-07-24 07:17:00 BND.com

A man has been found shot dead on an East St. Louis street.

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Illinois 7-year-old dies after bike, car collision

2014-07-24 07:01:00 BND.com

Illinois officials say a 7-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car while riding his bike.

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Chat live with TV critic Gail Pennington

2014-07-24 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Post questions and comments now for 1 p.m. Thursday. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Man run over by own truck during road rage incident in Florida

2014-07-24 06:51:00 STLToday.com
After he got out of his truck to bang on another driver's window, his truck rolled into him, police said. Read Full Story ...

Two men die, two injured in shootings overnight in St. Louis

2014-07-24 06:49:00 STLToday.com
The shootings happened about three hours apart. Read Full Story ...

Two men killed, two injured in shootings overnight in St. Louis

2014-07-24 06:49:00 STLToday.com
The shootings happened about three hours apart. Read Full Story ...

Bridge crash near Lake of the Ozarks kills 4

2014-07-24 06:41:00 STLToday.com
The driver of a dump truck lost control when his truck had a flat tire and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting a truck pulling a boat.  Read Full Story ...

Crash on bridge at Lake of the Ozarks kills 4

2014-07-24 06:41:00 STLToday.com
The driver of a dump truck lost control when his truck had a flat tire and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting a truck pulling a boat.  Read Full Story ...

4 killed in crash on bridge at Lake of the Ozarks

2014-07-24 06:41:00 STLToday.com
The driver of a dump truck lost control when his truck had a flat tire and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting a truck pulling a boat.  Read Full Story ...

Chemical leak forces evacuation of St. Charles County warehouse

2014-07-24 06:40:10 kmov.com
An ammonia leak at MFA Agri-services in Wentzville caused employees to evacuate the building early Thursday morning. Read Full Story ...

Traffic accident on bridge kills 4 in Missouri

2014-07-24 06:32:00 BND.com

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a collision on a bridge near the Lake of the Ozarks killed three family members from Illinois and a Missouri man.

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Air Algerie plane carrying 116 disappears from radar

2014-07-24 06:27:00 STLToday.com
ALGIERS, Algeria   ?   A flight operated by Air Algerie and carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday, the plane's owner said. Read Full Story ...

Power restored to all but 1,400 after St. Louis power outage

2014-07-24 06:19:00 STLToday.com
It happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday when equipment failed at a substation on Hall Street. Read Full Story ...

Power restored after outage in downtown St. Louis, Central West End

2014-07-24 06:19:00 STLToday.com
It happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday when equipment failed at a substation on Hall Street. Read Full Story ...

McGraw Live: Internet Future & Board Meeting

2014-07-24 06:15:00 STLToday.com
We team with McGraw Milhaven to bring you the hottest topics of the day, live. Watch now! Read Full Story ...

Last chance for cheap rides at Illinois State Fair

2014-07-24 06:00:00 STLToday.com
The Mega Pass costs $65 and is good for unlimited rides all 11 days of the fair. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



1 dead, 1 injured in south St. Louis shooting

2014-07-24 05:17:44 kmov.com
Homicide detectives investigate a double shooting in south St. Louis early Thursday morning. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Federal prisoner in Missouri medical center dies

2014-07-24 04:56:00 BND.com

Officials are investigating the death of an inmate at a federal prison medical center in Missouri.

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Online system to offer pheasant hunting permits

2014-07-24 04:16:00 BND.com

State officials say permits for controlled pheasant hunting in Illinois will soon be available.

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EXCHANGE: Inventions key to teacher's success

2014-07-24 04:06:00 BND.com

Andrew Parke's creations, which fill about 50 boxes in his Woodstock basement, aren't easy to describe.

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Last chance for Illinois State Fair discount pass

2014-07-24 04:06:00 BND.com

Time is running out to snag the best discount for carnival rides at the Illinois State Fair.

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Apartments, diner, store coming to Loop

2014-07-24 04:06:00 BND.com

Big changes are planned for the Delmar Loop in St. Louis and University City.

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Online university to aid community college grads

2014-07-24 04:06:00 BND.com

Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.

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Kansas couple charged with $1.5 million theft

2014-07-24 04:06:00 BND.com

Federal prosecutors say an Augusta couple stole more than $1.5 million from a Wichita company that owns assisted living centers in Kansas and Missouri.

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3 am news



EU powerless in Donetsk

TomJanssen@cagleblog.com (Tom Janssen)
2014-07-24 03:47:37 CagleCartoons

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Illinois American Water expanding corporate office

2014-07-24 03:46:00 BND.com

A water utility is expanding its corporate office in southwestern Illinois.

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Putin and Ukraine separatists

TomJanssen@cagleblog.com (Tom Janssen)
2014-07-24 03:45:34 CagleCartoons

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U of I expected to boost arena renovation budget

2014-07-24 03:06:00 BND.com

University of Illinois trustees are expected to agree to increase the budget for renovating the State Farm Center in Champaign by $4.5 million.

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Cook County to cut buildings' carbon emissions

2014-07-24 03:06:00 BND.com

Cook County buildings will be getting greener.

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Asian carp cooking demonstrations part of tourney

2014-07-24 03:06:00 BND.com

Several well-known chefs will be traveling to central Illinois to offer demonstrations on how to cook Asian carp. The invasive fish has infested the Illinois and Mississippi rivers in recent…

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Illinois, Poland mark military cooperation

2014-07-24 03:06:00 BND.com

Soldiers with the Illinois National Guard's 108th Sustainment Brigade and Polish diplomats have marked the 21-year anniversary of military cooperation.

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Facebook page helps musicians find stolen gear

2014-07-24 03:06:00 BND.com

A Chicago woman has created a Facebook page to help musicians find their stolen gear.

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12 am news



Guideline saying women should not birth in water sparks backlash

2014-07-24 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Since doctors groups released their opinion denouncing the safety and benefits of water birth, women and waterbirth providers have been launching a defense. Read Full Story ...

Spiderman window washers brighten kids' day at Children's Hospital

2014-07-24 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Patients are amazed to see superheroes outside their rooms. Read Full Story ...

Illinois governor candidates should be judged only by their own sins

2014-07-24 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Voters need to use care when assigning blame for the state's financial mess. Read Full Story ...

Cards can't solve AL teams at Busch

2014-07-24 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Loss to Tampa Bay drops record this season to 1-6. Read Full Story ...

Gauen: Illinois governor candidates should be judged only by their own sins

2014-07-24 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Voters need to use care when assigning blame for the state's financial mess. Read Full Story ...

Insurers owe more than $8M in refunds in Illinois

2014-07-24 00:02:00 BND.com

The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law.

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St. Louis area candidates vie for spots in several Missouri House primary races

2014-07-24 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Candidates are competing in several races in August, including four contenders for Rory Ellinger?s seat. Read Full Story ...

BASEBALL: Bears roll past Olney for 2nd tourney win

smarion@edwpub.net(Scott Marion)
2014-07-24 00:00:00 theintelligencer.com
NEW BADEN ? Pitching and defense have won a lot of games for the Edwardsville Metro-East Bears this summer, and they had plenty of both on Wednesday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

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