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3 pm news

St. Louis County bows out of new football stadium funding

2015-03-31 15:00:00 STLToday.com
A senior aide to Gov. Jay Nixon recently called the office of St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and said the county?s participation "would not be necessary." Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Woman charged in southwest Missouri man's death

2015-03-31 14:48:00 BND.com

A southwest Missouri sheriff says a 65-year-old woman shot and killed a man who was trying to end their affair.

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Althoff’s younger softball players actually bring more experience

2015-03-31 14:30:00 BND.com

Heading into her second season as Althoff's head softball coach, Carol Belleville will field a roster of 18 players that, as a group, is both younger and more experienced than…

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Obama's UN climate change submission sparks another fight with Blunt, Senate Republicans

2015-03-31 14:27:00 STLToday.com
Missouri senator compares it to internal U.S. power struggle over Iran nuclear talks  Read Full Story ...

Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

2015-03-31 14:27:00 STLToday.com
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IDOT warns of Interstate 64 constuction delays in St. Clair County

2015-03-31 14:17:00 STLToday.com
Road work starts Wednesday and is expected to run into the summer of 2017. Read Full Story ...

Public Works position filled

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2015-03-31 14:10:00 theintelligencer.com
With Tom Sedlacek, the man who hired him in attendance, Danny Lawrence?s nomination as the next Glen Carbon Public Works Coordinator was approved by the Village Board. Read Full Story ...

Meat company specializing in bacon coming to St. Joseph

2015-03-31 14:08:00 BND.com

A meat processing company that specializes in bacon plans to build a plant in St. Joseph and hire 212 workers in its first five years of operation.

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Illinois school districts adapt to new cyberbullying law

2015-03-31 14:08:00 BND.com

Illinois school districts have been working to update policies after a new state law on cyberbullying took effect in January.

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Two face charges in debit card theft

2015-03-31 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Two men are facing felony charges for allegedly using a debit card that they found at a local car wash. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



FX renews 'The Americans' for Season 4

2015-03-31 13:55:00 STLToday.com
Four episodes remain in current season of thriller about embedded Russian spies. Read Full Story ...

Wall St Witholds

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2015-03-31 13:54:27 CagleCartoons

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Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

2015-03-31 13:54:00 STLToday.com
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers ended their case Tuesday after calling just four witnesses. Read Full Story ...

Indiana governor Mike Pence

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2015-03-31 13:48:12 CagleCartoons

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Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode

2015-03-31 13:32:00 STLToday.com
The airline said Andreas Lubitz subsequently passed all medical checks and that it has provided the documents to prosecutors.  Read Full Story ...

Victim identified in early morning house fire in O'Fallon, Ill.

2015-03-31 13:30:00 STLToday.com
Two people escaped but said a third was still inside the home. Read Full Story ...

Volunteer also a cancer survivor

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2015-03-31 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Relay For Life of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon is an annual American Cancer Society fundraising event where teams of supporters camp out around a track and members take turns walking around the track in s Read Full Story ...

Roosevelt looks to retain board seat

2015-03-31 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Greg Roosevelt is one of seven candidates seeking one of the four open seats on the Edwardsville District 7 Board of Education in the April 7 election. Read Full Story ...

TV reviews: 'Weird Loners,' 'Younger' debut tonight

2015-03-31 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Neither is great, but both have charms. Read Full Story ...

Spence Jackson's note: `I can't take being unemployed again'

2015-03-31 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Spence Jackson, spokesman for the late Tom Schweich, apparently shot himself this weekend. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Fox renews 'New Girl'

2015-03-31 12:51:00 STLToday.com
Season 5 will air this fall. Read Full Story ...

Indiana Anti Gay Law

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2015-03-31 12:35:34 CagleCartoons

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Friends and family mourn 2 killed in shooting south of downtown St. Louis

2015-03-31 12:30:00 STLToday.com
The scene is not far from where two people were shot a week earlier. Read Full Story ...

Stenger splits from Better Together board

2015-03-31 12:07:00 STLToday.com
He inherited a non-voting role on the board when he took office this year.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County executive splits from group examing a possible city-county merger

2015-03-31 12:07:00 STLToday.com
He inherited a non-voting role on the board when he took office this year.  Read Full Story ...

Understanding the liability of a landlord

2015-03-31 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Question: A possible financial opportunity opened up for me, and I was wondering what you thought about it.  A friend of my rents an apartment, and his landlord is looking to sell, so that he can move Read Full Story ...

Facebook page started to 'Save the Village Bar' in Des Peres

2015-03-31 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Longstanding sports bar in Des Peres rumored to be up for sale Read Full Story ...

Treasurer recognizes credit union

2015-03-31 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler, CPA, recognized an area credit union on Thursday for its exemplary service in collecting property taxes during the past year. Read Full Story ...

Convicted rapist accused of sexually assaulting elderly Illinois woman

2015-03-31 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Woman from Beardstown, Ill., was found in Pontoon Beach. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Hillary April Fools

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2015-03-31 11:57:15 CagleCartoons

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Peoria insurance firm to make $15M headquarters addition

2015-03-31 11:43:00 BND.com

The insurance firm RLI Corp. has announced a $15 million addition to its headquarters in Peoria.

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Colorado theater shooter's mom feels guilt over his illness

2015-03-31 11:40:00 STLToday.com
Arlene Holmes wrote that she cannot forgive herself for not predicting the shooting that killed 12 and injured 70. Read Full Story ...

MENTALLY DISTURBED

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2015-03-31 11:31:30 CagleCartoons

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Monsanto pledges $4 million to help monarch butterflies

2015-03-31 11:31:00 STLToday.com
Critics blame Monsanto's popular Roundup herbicide for loss of butterfly habitat. Read Full Story ...

'Lone Ranger' protester takes to the streets for the first time after St. Louis shooting

2015-03-31 11:15:00 STLToday.com
Her neighborhood just south of downtown is a crossroads for gun violence.  Read Full Story ...

Voters to decide whether to dissolve tiny Illinois village

2015-03-31 11:03:00 BND.com

Voters in a tiny Sangamon County village will soon decide whether the village should cease to exist.

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10 am news



Missouri House panel OKs added funds for Medicaid drug costs

2015-03-31 10:53:00 BND.com

Despite concerns from Republican lawmakers about Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's withholding money from programs this year, most of his 2015 supplemental budget request is moving forward.

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Newspaper poll: Mayor Emanuel opens big lead over Garcia

2015-03-31 10:48:00 BND.com

A new poll shows Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has opened a large lead over challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia ahead of next week's runoff election.

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Police identify 2 killed in shooting near downtown St. Louis; injured child hospitalized

2015-03-31 10:45:00 STLToday.com
The scene is not far from where two people were shot a week earlier. Read Full Story ...

Police identify 2 killed in shooting south of downtown St. Louis; injured child hospitalized

2015-03-31 10:45:00 STLToday.com
The scene is not far from where two people were shot a week earlier. Read Full Story ...

Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

2015-03-31 10:33:00 STLToday.com
Mike Pence says the law has been "grossly mischaracterized" and put Indiana under a harsh glare.  Read Full Story ...

Woman's body found near railroad tracks in Brooklyn

2015-03-31 10:31:00 STLToday.com
It's not clear how the woman died.  Read Full Story ...

Sharon Reed linked to Atlanta job by trade pub

2015-03-31 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Insider website talks about KMOV anchor moving to another CBS shop Read Full Story ...

Police to reveal contents of note left by Spence Jackson

2015-03-31 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Spence Jackson, spokesman for the late Tom Schweich, apparently shot himself this weekend. Read Full Story ...

Man confessed to killing woman in University City, was upset over breakup, police say

2015-03-31 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Charging documents say that Michael Mcafee, 52, had threatened Keisha Powell before and shot her multiple times March 24. Read Full Story ...

Recent Missouri Editorials

2015-03-31 10:28:00 BND.com

The Kansas City Star, March 29…

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Police: Idaho man calls 911 a dozen times about bar bill

2015-03-31 10:20:00 STLToday.com
For doing that, he faces a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail.  Read Full Story ...

Tonight: Cote de Pablo of 'NCIS' shines in CBS' 'The Dovekeepers'

2015-03-31 10:15:00 STLToday.com
Miniseries is adapted from Alice Hoffman novel about the Siege of Masada Read Full Story ...

Rockwood student earns first place in state geography bee

2015-03-31 10:09:00 STLToday.com
Rockwood South Middle School seventh grade student Nikhil Krishnan has earned first place in the state geography bee. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Mother accused in daughter's death gets public defender

2015-03-31 09:43:00 BND.com

A public defender will represent a Waukegan woman accused of killing her 11-year-old daughter.

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Ameren to clean century-old contamination at Belleville site

2015-03-31 09:33:00 BND.com

Ameren Illinois says it will spend $35 million to clean a more than century-old contamination of tar and ash in Belleville.

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Grichuk, Kozma complete Cards' 25-man roster

2015-03-31 09:17:00 STLToday.com
Matheny says he will have to find enough playing time for Grichuk, who team 'couldn't leave Florida without.' Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Illinois pastor who stole from his flock gets 6 years

2015-03-31 08:45:00 STLToday.com
He admitted stealing money from The View church in Carbondale, and stealing a parishioner's identity and committing loan fraud.  Read Full Story ...

Photos: Spring sticking around St. Louis for a few days

2015-03-31 08:44:00 STLToday.com
With highs in the 70s, people are heading outdoors across St. Louis.  Read Full Story ...

Early morning house fire kills man in O'Fallon, Ill.

2015-03-31 08:15:00 STLToday.com
Two people escaped but said a third was still inside the home. Read Full Story ...

Illinois AG to announce statewide anti-sexual assault effort

2015-03-31 08:00:00 STLToday.com
She wants to increase prosecutions in the state.  Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Lynch nomination, held up in Senate, could be big campaign issue in 2016

2015-03-31 07:30:00 STLToday.com
Judicial nominations have been heavily politicized since Bork. Read Full Story ...

HEALTH CARE

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2015-03-31 07:18:49 CagleCartoons

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Chicago man gets 40 years for trying to hire hit man to kill prosecutor

2015-03-31 07:15:00 STLToday.com
The prosecutor helped convict the man for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old.  Read Full Story ...

Police search for armed prisoner after Virginia hospital escape

2015-03-31 07:12:00 STLToday.com
One shot was fired after a guard and the prisoner wrestled in the northern Virginia hospital.  Read Full Story ...

Chicago man gets 40 years for trying to hire hit man

2015-03-31 07:08:00 BND.com

A 31-year-old Chicago man will spend four decades in prison for attempting to enlist the help of a hit man to kill a Cook County assistant state's attorney.

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Hermann sues power commissions over coal plant costs

2015-03-31 07:08:00 BND.com

The city of Hermann is suing state utility groups over the costs of electricity from a southern Illinois coal plant.

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6 am news



Program to put 'Kids Eat Right' logo on Kraft Singles ending

2015-03-31 06:53:00 BND.com

A program to put a dietitian group's "Kids Eat Right" logo on Kraft Singles has reached an early expiration date.

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Hallmark seeks to cut 200 jobs in next several months

2015-03-31 06:03:00 BND.com

Hallmark Cards is offering a buyout program as it tries to cut 200 jobs by this summer.

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5 am news



Missouri House panel ponders police shooting absence policy

2015-03-31 05:38:00 BND.com

Supporters say a proposal to require unpaid leave for an officer during investigations of some police-involved fatal shootings would help restore trust after the shooting death of an 18-year-old in…

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4 am news



EXCHANGE: Mustang goes from fire to fine

2015-03-31 04:08:00 BND.com

Steve Bertrand, the director of the Kankakee Public Library, really loves Mustangs. And his passion wasn't dampened when his 1967 blue convertible recently caught on fire ? the day he…

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Cover of next Jonathan Franzen novel is revealed

2015-03-31 04:00:00 STLToday.com
Farrar Straus & Giroux has revealed the cover of "Purity," the Jonathan Franzen novel  that goes on sale Sept. 1.  Read Full Story ...

3 am news



Illinois High School Shrine Game set for June 20

2015-03-31 03:38:00 BND.com

Nearly 90 of Illinois' best football players are scheduled to participate in an annual all-star game to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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GREXIT

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2015-03-31 03:12:42 CagleCartoons

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Suburban Chicago man gets life for armed robbery

2015-03-31 03:08:00 BND.com

A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to life in prison for an armed robbery set up by placing a bogus ad to sell a motorcycle.

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Illinois joins campaign to reduce childhood obesity

2015-03-31 03:08:00 BND.com

Illinois is the latest state to join a national program aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

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Old oak tree may be threatened by development

2015-03-31 03:03:00 BND.com

A giant Bur oak tree estimated to be more than 200 years old may be threatened by a developer's construction plans in the northern Illinois city of Waukegan.

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2 am news



Police announce 2 arrests in St. Louis train attack

2015-03-31 02:53:00 BND.com

Police have announced two arrests in the attack of a light rail passenger in St. Louis after he was asked about what he thought of the "Mike Brown situation."

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Police: 2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting near downtown St. Louis

2015-03-31 02:53:00 BND.com

Police say a 9-year-old girl survived a shooting that killed her mother and a man near downtown St. Louis.

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Ex-Carbondale pastor gets 6 years in prison on theft charges

2015-03-31 02:48:00 BND.com

The former pastor of a Carbondale church who used his position to swindle money has been sentenced to six years in prison.

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Lawmaker's staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe

2015-03-31 02:08:00 BND.com

Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer questions about their old boss. They'll likely face a…

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12 am news



Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

2015-03-31 00:18:00 BND.com

A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant…

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After videotaped assault on MetroLink, riders and officials reflect

2015-03-31 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Two people were arrested in attack and steps are being considered to strengthen security. Read Full Story ...

Union, Mo. city collector sues city leader, says his duties were improperly outsourced

2015-03-31 00:13:00 STLToday.com
Terry L. Copeland was elected in April 2010 but his job has essentially been eliminated, suit says Read Full Story ...

Union city collector sues, says his duties were improperly outsourced

2015-03-31 00:13:00 STLToday.com
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