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McCulloch not surprised by Justice decision

2015-03-04 17:54:44 kmov.com
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Mo. lawmakers call for disbanding of Ferguson Police Department after DOJ ruling

2015-03-04 17:29:16 kmov.com
State Senators Jamilah Nasheed and Maria Chappelle-Nadal are both calling for the Ferguson Police Department to be disbanded. Read Full Story ...

Alton man gets 12 years for selling fatal heroin dose

2015-03-04 17:05:00 STLToday.com
Glenn P. Lowers, 25, admitted selling a $10 "button" of heroin to Joshua Shelton the day before his death. Read Full Story ...

Alestle Wins 13 Illinois College Media Awards

2015-03-04 17:02:16 SIUE.edu

The Alestle won 13 awards at the annual Illinois College Press Association conference in February. The Alestle earned four first-place awards, placed in six other categories and earned three honorable mentions in competition with 37 Illinois colleges and universities.

The Alestle competed in 18 categories against 13 non-daily student newspapers on campuses with more than 4,000 students including Columbia College in Chicago, Loyola University, University of Illinois Springfield, DePaul University and others. Members of the Illinois Press Association and working journalists across the country judged more than 1,250 entries for excellence.

?I?m proud of this year and last year?s staffs for such a wide variety of awards,? said Alestle Program Director Tammy Merrett. ?They did some important work in in-depth reporting and photography this past year, and the awards reflect that hard work and more. And the fact that we brought home more awards than in recent years is great news as well.?

Former Copy Editor Michelle Beard won first place in the editorial cartoon category for  ?Tis the Season for Overlooked Holidays.?

Lifestyles Editor Caitlin Grove earned a first place award in features story for ?A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Student Brings his World of Photography to Campus.? Grove also won an honorable mention in feature page design for ?Metro East Eats Fall Favorites.?

Photo Editor Christian K. Lee won first place in spot news photo for his work covering protests in Ferguson. He also won two second-place awards ? in the photo essay and feature photo categories for coverage of the protests in Ferguson and ?In Case You Missed It: Fair St. Louis,? respectively. Lee also won an honorable mention in photo essay for ?Protests Arise From Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson.?

Former Editor-in-Chief Alexis Cortes, former Lifestyles Editor Karen Martin and Editor-in-Chief Hailey Huffines earned first place in news story for ?A Kiss, Selfie & Invitation to Talk about God: Evangelist Elicits Unique Responses from Students.?

Managing Editor Mady O?Reilly brought home second place in headline writing for ?Budget Cuts Cause Hang Ups: Campus Departments Lose Office Phones.?

Cortes won third place in in-depth reporting for ?We Should Probably Discuss the Future of the Museum,? a story about the future of the University museum.

Former Photo Editor Brian Armea won two third-place awards in the sports photo and general news photo categories for ?Men?s Basketball Ends Four-Game Skid? and ?A Kiss, Selfie & Invitation to Talk About God.?

Reporter Puja Mehta received honorable mention in in-depth reporting for ?Budget Cuts Cause Hang Ups.?

The Alestle competes nationally against many other newspapers from across the country. Statewide, The Alestle competes regularly against such student newspapers and schools as the Bradley Scout at Bradley University, Chicago Weekly at the University of Chicago, the Columbia Chronicle at Columbia College, DePaulia at DePaul University, Chicago Flame at the University of Illinois-Chicago, The Journal at University of Illinois-Springfield, the Loyola Phoenix at Loyola University and The Independent at Northeastern Illinois University.

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MSD wants $918 million in bonds, uniform stormwater tax

2015-03-04 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Bond issue continues $4.7 billion sewer upgrade program, but rates will hit at least $60 per month by 2020.  Read Full Story ...

Alton man gets 12 year for selling fatal heroin dose

2015-03-04 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Glenn P. Lowers, 25, admitted selling a $10 "button" of heroin to Joshua Shelton the day before his death. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Three St. Louis police officers removed from duty amid allegations of criminal conduct

2015-03-04 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Officer badly wounded during off-duty shooting in December among those under investigation. Read Full Story ...

Missouri Republican wants to bar health insurance subsidies

2015-03-04 16:45:00 BND.com

Groups advocating for health care access say a bill blocking federal subsidies that help pay for health insurance premiums would cause thousands of Missouri residents to lose coverage.

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3 St. Louis police officers removed from duty amid allegations of criminal conduct

2015-03-04 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Officer badly wounded during off-duty shooting in December among those under investigation. Read Full Story ...

Madison County jury convicts man of sexual assault

2015-03-04 16:29:00 STLToday.com
 David Hahs, 65, of Troy, Ill., faces up to 67 years in prison. Read Full Story ...

Madison County jury convicts babysitter of sexual assaulting girl

2015-03-04 16:29:00 STLToday.com
 David Hahs, 65, of Troy, Ill., faces up to 67 years in prison. Read Full Story ...

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

2015-03-04 16:25:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON ? The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama?s veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first confrontation this year between the Republican-… Read Full Story ...

Ferguson officials erased tickets for friends and family, DOJ discovers

2015-03-04 16:15:00 STLToday.com
The favor trading comes while many in Ferguson government blame "a lack of personal responsibility" as the reason why blacks experience more obstacles with Ferguson's police and court systems … Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Putin's Critics

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2015-03-04 15:56:40 CagleCartoons

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Girl, 15, gets juvenile prison until 21 in sibling's death

2015-03-04 15:50:00 BND.com

A 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl has been sentenced to juvenile prison for the fatal stabbing of her younger half-sister in January 2014.

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7 emails reveal signs of racial bias among Ferguson officials, DOJ says

2015-03-04 15:45:00 STLToday.com
In the words of the investigators, the emails that were sent by Ferguson police and court officials were "unequivocally derogatory, dehumanizing, and demonstrative of impermissible bias". Read Full Story ...

Postal service revels new Maya Angelou stamp

2015-03-04 15:37:00 STLToday.com
The upcoming Maya Angelou stamp looks like a photo, but it's actually an ultra-realistic painting.  Read Full Story ...

Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

2015-03-04 15:37:00 BND.com

A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His…

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Postal service reveals new Maya Angelou stamp

2015-03-04 15:37:00 STLToday.com
The upcoming Maya Angelou stamp looks like a photo, but it's actually an ultra-realistic painting.  Read Full Story ...

SIUE Candlelight Vigil Honors Slain Muslim Students

2015-03-04 15:22:33 SIUE.edu

vigil for North Carolina Muslim student shooting 03-02-15

A candlelight vigil, to honor three slain Muslim American students, was held Monday night on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The SIU School of Dental Medicine and SIUE sponsored the event that commemorated the lives of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu ?Salha, who were killed at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Feb. 11.

vigil for North Carolina Muslim student shooting 03-02-15

?SIUE students wanted to show that all lives matter, and that no one should be judged based on their faith or where they come from because We Are One,? said Raneen Taha, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?During the vigil, prayers were sent for these innocent souls and their families.?

vigil for North Carolina Muslim student shooting 03-02-15

?As global citizens and members of the SIUE community, we have a responsibility to respect and support fellow students, faculty and staff,? wrote Cornell C. Thomas, PhD, assistant dean for Admissions and Student Services, in a letter announcing the vigil to the University community.

?We do this regardless of backgrounds or differences. We must work together to eliminate any form of injustice, oppression or violence on our campus. We have all taken the pledge, and we recognize the SIUE value of inclusion. Let us work together and rededicate ourselves to embrace diversity not only on our campus, but also in the world and every day of our lives.?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River?s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of nearly 14,000.

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Shown holding a photograph of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu ?Salha from left to right: Munir Gomaa, Jasmine Abdullh (both Dental students) and Nasir Almasri, president of SIUE Student Government.

Participants observe Monday night?s candlelight vigil.

Writing words of condolence and encouragement is Raneen Taha as Bayan Hamid looks on.

 

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Hancock's radio co-host Kelley defends him in Schweich suicide controversy

2015-03-04 15:21:00 STLToday.com
 `John's not an anti-Semite or a bigot.' Read Full Story ...

Ferguson officials erased tickets for friends, DOJ discovers

2015-03-04 15:03:00 STLToday.com
The favor trading comes while many in Ferguson government blame "a lack of personal responsibility" as the reason why blacks experience more obstacles with Ferguson's police and court systems … Read Full Story ...

Alleged Craigslist scammer charged in St. Louis federal court, sought by authorities

2015-03-04 15:00:00 STLToday.com
Authorities accuse an Illinois man of accepting $12,800 for two Bobcat tractors, then failing to deliver. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Alleged Craigslist scammer sought

2015-03-04 14:49:00 STLToday.com
Authorities accuse an Illinois man of accepting $12,800 for two Bobcat tractors, then failing to deliver. Read Full Story ...

Judge grants delay of medical marijuana permit in Kankakee

2015-03-04 14:35:00 BND.com

A Cook County judge has granted a temporary restraining order that will delay medical marijuana cultivation in one part of Illinois.

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DOJ: Ferguson school resource officers too quick to use force

2015-03-04 14:34:00 STLToday.com
Examples included an officer at McCluer South-Berkeley High who pushed a 15-year-old African-American girl into lockers in 2013. Read Full Story ...

TV review: 'CSI: Cyber' is scary bad

2015-03-04 14:30:00 STLToday.com
Writing is ridiculous; cast overacts. Read Full Story ...

Florida couple indicted in St. Louis in ID theft, tax fraud

2015-03-04 14:26:00 STLToday.com
A Florida couple and their co-conspirators used stolen personal information to file bogus tax returns that netted more than $1 million, according to prosecutors and court documents. Read Full Story ...

DOJ: 'Dehumanizing' emails circulated by Ferguson police and court officials reveal racial bias

2015-03-04 14:15:00 STLToday.com
In the words of the investigators, the emails that were sent by Ferguson police and court officials were "unequivocally derogatory, dehumanizing, and demonstrative of impermissible bias". Read Full Story ...

Hillary Clinton Emails

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2015-03-04 14:07:07 CagleCartoons

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Ballot set for Consolidated Election

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2015-03-04 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
In the village of Glen Carbon, six candidates have filed to run for three available seats in the April 7 Consolidated Election. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Drug courier gets 4+ years in prison

2015-03-04 13:56:00 STLToday.com
An Illinois State Trooper stopped Rodolpho Hernandez Flores, 47, and a drug-sniffing dog found 5.4 kilos of heroin in a hidden compartment. Read Full Story ...

O'Reilly

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2015-03-04 13:44:07 CagleCartoons

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Hillary Clinton had own computer server for official emails

2015-03-04 13:38:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON ? The email practices of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state, grew more intriguing with the disclosu… Read Full Story ...

A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

2015-03-04 13:30:00 STLToday.com
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ? Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin… Read Full Story ...

Hillary

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2015-03-04 13:26:01 CagleCartoons

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Israel and the GOP

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2015-03-04 13:23:24 CagleCartoons

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DOJ: Ferguson officials' 'dehumanizing' emails reveal racial bias

2015-03-04 13:15:00 STLToday.com
In the words of the investigators, the emails that were sent by Ferguson police and court officials were "unequivocally derogatory, dehumanizing, and demonstrative of impermissible bias". Read Full Story ...

Netanyahu and Obama

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2015-03-04 13:13:48 CagleCartoons

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GOP battle plan

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2015-03-04 13:12:08 CagleCartoons

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Township approves Criterium backing

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2015-03-04 13:10:00 theintelligencer.com
As organizers begin gearing up for this summer?s 2015 Edwardsville Rotary Club Criterium, Edwardsville Township has agreed to help support the public safety component of the event. Read Full Story ...

Snow, freezing rain causing problems in Missouri

2015-03-04 13:08:00 BND.com

Another round of winter weather is hammering parts of Missouri ? again.

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The Wildey to host The Real Macaws

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2015-03-04 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
As individuals, all of the members of The Real Macaws have had the opportunity to grace the stage at the Wildey Theatre.  Read Full Story ...

Bernie: Rams still too short of talent

2015-03-04 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Les Snead and Jeff Fisher have improved the Rams' roster. But if you agree with a roster analysis from Pro Football Focus, the Rams are still lacking.  Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Up to 10 inches of snow predicted for southern Illinois

2015-03-04 12:48:00 BND.com

As much as 10 inches of snow is forecast to fall in parts of southern Illinois as a winter storm moves across the lower tier of the state.

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Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 1,600

2015-03-04 12:48:00 BND.com

The number of Illinois patients getting state approval to use medical marijuana continues to climb.

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Missouri investigating sudden deaths of St. Charles County mother, son

2015-03-04 12:45:00 STLToday.com
State is testing to whether MRSA may have played role their deaths, which were only days apart.  Read Full Story ...

DOJ finds Ferguson targeted African Americans, used courts mainly to increase revenue

2015-03-04 12:45:00 STLToday.com
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Man charged with wire fraud in connection with Craigslist ad

2015-03-04 12:39:29 kmov.com
A Windsor, Illinois man has been charged in connection with bogus advertising on the Craigslist website. Read Full Story ...

local FLBall and Chain Dice

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2015-03-04 12:30:54 CagleCartoons

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New president tapped to lead SEMO

2015-03-04 12:27:00 STLToday.com
Vargas will be SEMO's first new president in 16 years.  Read Full Story ...

MSCC announces activity lineup for March

2015-03-04 12:15:00 theintelligencer.com
Main Street Community Center, located at 1003 N. Main Street, has been serving the greater Edwardsville area since 1974. The Center is committed to providing a broad range of group and individual acti Read Full Story ...

The Rep to host "Buyer & Cellar"

2015-03-04 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis concludes the 2014-2015 Studio Theatre series with "Buyer & Cellar" by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Wendy Dann and performed by Jeremy Webb. This comical product Read Full Story ...

Getting more out of workouts

2015-03-04 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville kinesiology student doesn?t just want to get people?s bodies moving and heart rates climbing. She also wants to motivate their minds and keep them coming ba Read Full Story ...

Illinois hires firm to evaluate shuttered Eagle Creek Resort

2015-03-04 12:03:00 BND.com

Documents show Illinois has a nearly $130,000 contract with a Chicago engineering firm to evaluate the closed, taxpayer-owned Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville.

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Program to focus on St. Louis music

2015-03-04 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
The Nine Network explores the legacy and contributions of St. Louis to America?s music heritage in City of Music, a two-hour special broadcast in two parts: on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 a Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Southeast Missouri State names new president

2015-03-04 11:53:00 BND.com

Carlos Vargas-Aburto will become the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State starting July 1.

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Seamus McDaniel's owners named St. Pat's Day marshals

2015-03-04 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Jim and Susan Venincasa honored for support of Dogtown Read Full Story ...

Darren Wilson won't face federal charges in Michael Brown shooting, DOJ says

2015-03-04 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Report says Ferguson police and courts targeted blacks with traffic stops and fines Read Full Story ...

Cards rookie Gonzales offers new looks

2015-03-04 11:43:00 STLToday.com
Lefty contending for the opening in the rotation has been working on three additional pitches this spring. Read Full Story ...

Justice Department clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

2015-03-04 11:37:22 kmov.com
The Justice Department says it won?t prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests. Read Full Story ...

Light snow across St. Louis metro should taper off by tonight

2015-03-04 11:32:00 STLToday.com
Overnight Wednesday should be dry with a low of about 10 degrees. Read Full Story ...

Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

2015-03-04 11:30:00 STLToday.com
A ruling in the case is expected by late June.  Read Full Story ...

See our three Kid Chef finalists before Thursday's cookoff

2015-03-04 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Young cooks will compete on March 5. Read Full Story ...

Canton to blow historic steam whistle 3 times daily

2015-03-04 11:28:00 BND.com

There are plans in Canton to blow the former International Harvester steam whistle three times daily.

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LOCAL CA California Water Rationing

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2015-03-04 11:23:15 CagleCartoons

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St. Louis County Police seek help locating robbery suspect

2015-03-04 11:15:37 kmov.com
St. Louis County Police are asking for help locating a man suspected of robbing St. Louis Community Credit Union. Read Full Story ...

Bibi poll campaign

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2015-03-04 11:05:48 CagleCartoons

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Military exercise

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2015-03-04 11:01:11 CagleCartoons

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Público opens tonight in the Delmar Loop

2015-03-04 11:00:00 STLToday.com
The Mexican restaurant is the latest venture from Mike Randolph of the Good Pie and Half & Half. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Chinese scapegoat

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2015-03-04 10:52:57 CagleCartoons

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Man kidnapped, driven to various gas stations and forced to withdraw cash

2015-03-04 10:51:11 kmov.com
A man told police he was kidnapped and forced to withdraw various amounts of cash at local gas stations late Tuesday night. Read Full Story ...

Netanyahu vs Obama

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2015-03-04 10:49:20 CagleCartoons

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Southeastern Container to close Effingham bottle factory

2015-03-04 10:48:00 BND.com

Owners of a plastic soft drink bottle plant in Effingham say they plan to close the factory later this year or early next year.

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Two Way

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2015-03-04 10:47:20 CagleCartoons

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Sinquefield-backed group touts Kansas governor luncheon with lawmakers

2015-03-04 10:44:00 STLToday.com
It's unclear with Grow Missouri is sponsoring the luncheon and their treasurer could not be reached for comment. Read Full Story ...

Lawmakers invited to luncheon provided by Sinquefield-backed group with Kansas governor

2015-03-04 10:44:00 STLToday.com
It's unclear with Grow Missouri is sponsoring the luncheon and their treasurer could not be reached for comment. Read Full Story ...

McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken

2015-03-04 10:40:00 STLToday.com
Critics say usage in animals is leading to resistant germs that threaten human health. Read Full Story ...

Live chats today: Bus routes, winter roads, Strauss on sports, Aisha on parenting

2015-03-04 10:33:00 STLToday.com
The live discussion starts at 11 a.m. with Joe Strauss and continues. Bring your questions or watch the conversation. Read Full Story ...

Rauner gives Oath of an Officer to newly appointed ISP Director

2015-03-04 10:30:35 kmov.com
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gave the Oath of an Officer to the newly appointed director of the Illinois State Police on Wednesday. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis shelter sues in effort to keep operating

2015-03-04 10:23:00 BND.com

The Rev. Larry Rice's New Life Evangelistic Center in St. Louis has filed suit against the city in an effort to keep its occupancy permit to operate a shelter for…

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TV review: 'Broadchurch' returns, still riveting

2015-03-04 10:20:00 STLToday.com
Even if Season 2 isn't as good as the first, it's worthwhile.  Read Full Story ...

Painting A Target

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2015-03-04 10:18:11 CagleCartoons

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We Can Govern

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2015-03-04 10:15:42 CagleCartoons

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Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing

2015-03-04 10:15:00 STLToday.com
Updated at 10:13 a.m. with more from opening statements. Read Full Story ...

Spirit Airlines to offer Chicago flights from Palmer airport

2015-03-04 10:13:00 BND.com

Spirit Airlines plans to add daily flights between Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in southwestern Pennsylvania and Chicago starting May 7.

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Shania Twain heading to Scottrade Center

2015-03-04 10:08:00 STLToday.com
Country superstar Shania Twain, on his first tour in more than 11 years, heads to Scottrade Center with a show on Aug. 4. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Wyandotte County deputy shot during robbery

2015-03-04 09:38:00 BND.com

Wyandotte County officials say an off-duty deputy was shot and critically wounded when he walked into a convenience store early Wednesday during an armed robbery.

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Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling

2015-03-04 09:32:00 STLToday.com
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ? The probate office in one of Alabama's biggest counties said Wednesday that it will quit issuing marriage licenses to anyone after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the s… Read Full Story ...

Boston Marathon bombing trial begins

2015-03-04 09:25:00 STLToday.com
BOSTON ? His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb specifically designed to "te… Read Full Story ...

Find bathrooms for Seattle bus drivers for $97,000

2015-03-04 09:20:00 STLToday.com
SEATTLE ? It's a job that might make you flush: Find easily accessible restrooms for Seattle-area bus drivers and get paid nearly $100,000 a year. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Forecasters: Ice, snow head to Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

2015-03-04 08:38:00 BND.com

Forecasters say winter precipitation will become common late this morning in a band from east central Oklahoma through northern Arkansas to southern Missouri.

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Victim of homeless encampment fire identified

2015-03-04 08:23:00 BND.com

Authorities in St. Louis have identified the man who died in a tent fire at a homeless encampment.

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1 alderman loses in St. Louis primary election

2015-03-04 08:18:00 BND.com

Incumbent Democrats on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen swept to primary election victories on Tuesday, with one exception.

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2 southwest Missouri districts approve 4-day school week

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

Two southwest Missouri school districts will have four-day school weeks next school year.

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7 am news



Bloomington woman gets 18 years in mutilation of man's body

2015-03-04 07:48:00 BND.com

A 25-year-old Bloomington woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for concealing a homicide and mutilating a body.

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Man gets 18 years for sexually abusing boy in Warren County

2015-03-04 07:42:57 kmov.com
A judge has sentenced a registered sex offender to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a boy in Warren County. Read Full Story ...

Mo. House committee uses budget to get Nixon's attention on travel, communication

2015-03-04 07:21:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY ? A Missouri House committee let their feelings be heard on Gov. Jay Nixon's travel habits Tuesday night, stripping $74,500 from his office's budget. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



McClellan: Why Danforth's eulogy was off base

2015-03-04 06:00:00 STLToday.com
If we are going to try to look into people?s hearts, we really have to try to look into the mind of Tom Schweich. Read Full Story ...

How to feed a family of 4 for less than $7

2015-03-04 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Delicious and even elegant meals for those times when your wallet is a bit lean. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Eastbound I-44 closed near Stanton after fatal wreck

2015-03-04 05:55:00 STLToday.com
A man from O'Fallon, Mo., died after his Jeep collided with a tractor-trailer. Read Full Story ...

O'Fallon, Mo., man dies in I-44 crash near Stanton

2015-03-04 05:55:00 STLToday.com
Douglas Fiedler of O'Fallon, Mo., died after his Jeep crashed into cable barriers and was struck by a tractor-trailer. Read Full Story ...

Grizzly bear at St. Louis Zoo dies

2015-03-04 05:53:00 BND.com

A popular resident of the St. Louis Zoo has died.

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Historic Rialto Theatre in Joliet faces big repair bills

2015-03-04 05:53:00 BND.com

The historic Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet may undergo another long list of repairs costing $1 million.

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Scott Air Force Base surveys workers on sexual harassment

2015-03-04 05:43:00 BND.com

Workers in a key Air Mobility Command unit at Scott Air Force Base will meet in gender-specific focus groups to discuss sexual harassment after three employees accused a female supervisor…

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Chicago treasurer shares plan to improve financial literacy

2015-03-04 05:33:00 BND.com

Chicago's city treasurer has spoken at the White House about a new plan to improve residents' financial literacy.

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EXCHANGE: Silence proclaims Harris reading program

2015-03-04 05:33:00 BND.com

Holly Kitson's second-grade classroom at Harris School is almost silent, though it's full of children.

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Missouri House panel OKs budget with more K-12 school money

2015-03-04 05:33:00 BND.com

A Missouri House panel has approved a plan to cut the governor's travel budget, beef up basic aid for K-12 schools and increase money for college scholarships.

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Illinois high school greenhouse project seeks boost

2015-03-04 05:18:00 BND.com

A high school in northern Illinois is seeking help to complete a greenhouse for its agriculture students.

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Suburban Chicago man sentenced in death after party fight

2015-03-04 05:08:00 BND.com

A 19-year-old suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison in a beating death prosecutors say occurred when a fight at a party spun out of control.

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St. Louis officer suspended amid missing funds investigation

2015-03-04 05:03:00 BND.com

A St. Louis officer has been suspended amid an investigation into the possible theft of up to $200,000 in membership dues paid to an organization that represents the city's black…

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Rauner appoints 28 to new criminal justice reform commission

2015-03-04 04:58:00 BND.com

Gov. Bruce Rauner has named 28 people to a new commission that will look at criminal justice and sentencing reform in Illinois.

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Suburban man gets probation for stealing CME secrets

2015-03-04 04:53:00 BND.com

A former software engineer for CME Group who pleaded guilty in 2012 to stealing source code to create a similar program in China won't spend any time in prison.

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Construction digs up historic Springfield neighborhood

2015-03-04 04:53:00 BND.com

State and federal officials are asking the public for input on the future of the remains of an old neighborhood with ties to a 1908 race riot that was uncovered…

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Portion of Interstate 44 closed after accident in Franklin County

2015-03-04 04:52:21 kmov.com
The eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 44 near mile marker 231 are closed after an early morning accident Wednesday. Read Full Story ...

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Cairo man, 43, facing murder charges in woman's death

2015-03-04 04:28:00 BND.com

A Cairo man has been charged with murder in the death of 25-year-old woman.

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Indian rapists

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Obama Answers Israel

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In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

2015-03-04 03:48:00 BND.com

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle…

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Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more

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

A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England is set to bring what could be winter's last significant snowfall for the East Coast.

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Kroenke's LA stadium plan under fire again

2015-03-04 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Last week's report: Proposed stadium would be vulnerable to terrorists. This week's report: Facility is too close to airport ('safety margins are not there. ... It's a bad idea.') Read Full Story ...

Kroenke's stadium plan under fire again

2015-03-04 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Last week's report: Proposed Los Angeles stadium would be vulnerable to terrorists. This week's report: Many safety concerns because facility is too close to airport. Read Full Story ...

McClellan: Looking into hearts and minds behind a religious aside

2015-03-04 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Trying to ascribe meaning to words and actions.  Read Full Story ...

DOJ will hone in on Ferguson traffic stop numbers

2015-03-04 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Other towns also have disparate numbers of searches, arrests. Read Full Story ...

A-B brewery artifacts unearthed for new museum

2015-03-04 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Seldom-seen objects reinforce its rich legacy as leading American brewer. Read Full Story ...

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