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5 pm news
McCulloch not surprised by Justice decision2015-03-04 17:54:44 kmov.com
Mo. lawmakers call for disbanding of Ferguson Police Department after DOJ ruling2015-03-04 17:29:16 kmov.com
Alton man gets 12 years for selling fatal heroin dose2015-03-04 17:05:00 STLToday.com
Alestle Wins 13 Illinois College Media Awards2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
MSD wants $918 million in bonds, uniform stormwater tax2015-03-04 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Alton man gets 12 year for selling fatal heroin dose2015-03-04 17:00:00 STLToday.com
4 pm news
Three St. Louis police officers removed from duty amid allegations of criminal conduct2015-03-04 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Missouri Republican wants to bar health insurance subsidies2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
3 St. Louis police officers removed from duty amid allegations of criminal conduct2015-03-04 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Madison County jury convicts man of sexual assault2015-03-04 16:29:00 STLToday.com
Madison County jury convicts babysitter of sexual assaulting girl2015-03-04 16:29:00 STLToday.com
Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill2015-03-04 16:25:00 STLToday.com
Ferguson officials erased tickets for friends and family, DOJ discovers2015-03-04 16:15:00 STLToday.com
3 pm news
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Girl, 15, gets juvenile prison until 21 in sibling's death2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
7 emails reveal signs of racial bias among Ferguson officials, DOJ says2015-03-04 15:45:00 STLToday.com
Postal service revels new Maya Angelou stamp2015-03-04 15:37:00 STLToday.com
Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri2015-03-04 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…Read Full Story ...
Postal service reveals new Maya Angelou stamp2015-03-04 15:37:00 STLToday.com
SIUE Candlelight Vigil Honors Slain Muslim Students2015-03-04 15:22:33 SIUE.edu
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.
?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.?
?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.
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 controversy2015-03-04 15:21:00 STLToday.com
Ferguson officials erased tickets for friends, DOJ discovers2015-03-04 15:03:00 STLToday.com
Alleged Craigslist scammer charged in St. Louis federal court, sought by authorities2015-03-04 15:00:00 STLToday.com
2 pm news
Alleged Craigslist scammer sought2015-03-04 14:49:00 STLToday.com
Judge grants delay of medical marijuana permit in Kankakee2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
DOJ: Ferguson school resource officers too quick to use force2015-03-04 14:34:00 STLToday.com
TV review: 'CSI: Cyber' is scary bad2015-03-04 14:30:00 STLToday.com
Florida couple indicted in St. Louis in ID theft, tax fraud2015-03-04 14:26:00 STLToday.com
DOJ: 'Dehumanizing' emails circulated by Ferguson police and court officials reveal racial bias2015-03-04 14:15:00 STLToday.com
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1 pm news
Drug courier gets 4+ years in prison2015-03-04 13:56:00 STLToday.com
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Hillary Clinton had own computer server for official emails2015-03-04 13:38:00 STLToday.com
A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage2015-03-04 13:30:00 STLToday.com
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Israel and the GOPDavidFitzsimmons@cagleblog.com (David Fitzsimmons)
DOJ: Ferguson officials' 'dehumanizing' emails reveal racial bias2015-03-04 13:15:00 STLToday.com
Netanyahu and ObamaHajodeReijger@cagleblog.com (Hajo de Reijger)
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Snow, freezing rain causing problems in Missouri2015-03-04 13:08:00 BND.com
Another round of winter weather is hammering parts of Missouri ? again.Read Full Story ...
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Bernie: Rams still too short of talent2015-03-04 13:00:00 STLToday.com
12 pm news
Up to 10 inches of snow predicted for southern Illinois2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 1,6002015-03-04 12:48:00 BND.com
The number of Illinois patients getting state approval to use medical marijuana continues to climb.Read Full Story ...
Missouri investigating sudden deaths of St. Charles County mother, son2015-03-04 12:45:00 STLToday.com
DOJ finds Ferguson targeted African Americans, used courts mainly to increase revenue2015-03-04 12:45:00 STLToday.com
Man charged with wire fraud in connection with Craigslist ad2015-03-04 12:39:29 kmov.com
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New president tapped to lead SEMO2015-03-04 12:27:00 STLToday.com
MSCC announces activity lineup for March2015-03-04 12:15:00 theintelligencer.com
The Rep to host "Buyer & Cellar"2015-03-04 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Getting more out of workouts2015-03-04 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Illinois hires firm to evaluate shuttered Eagle Creek Resort2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
Program to focus on St. Louis music2015-03-04 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
11 am news
Southeast Missouri State names new president2015-03-04 11:53:00 BND.com
Carlos Vargas-Aburto will become the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State starting July 1.Read Full Story ...
Seamus McDaniel's owners named St. Pat's Day marshals2015-03-04 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Darren Wilson won't face federal charges in Michael Brown shooting, DOJ says2015-03-04 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Cards rookie Gonzales offers new looks2015-03-04 11:43:00 STLToday.com
Justice Department clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force2015-03-04 11:37:22 kmov.com
Light snow across St. Louis metro should taper off by tonight2015-03-04 11:32:00 STLToday.com
Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies2015-03-04 11:30:00 STLToday.com
See our three Kid Chef finalists before Thursday's cookoff2015-03-04 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Canton to blow historic steam whistle 3 times daily2015-03-04 11:28:00 BND.com
There are plans in Canton to blow the former International Harvester steam whistle three times daily.Read Full Story ...
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St. Louis County Police seek help locating robbery suspect2015-03-04 11:15:37 kmov.com
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Military exercisePareshNath@cagleblog.com (Paresh Nath)
Público opens tonight in the Delmar Loop2015-03-04 11:00:00 STLToday.com
10 am news
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Man kidnapped, driven to various gas stations and forced to withdraw cash2015-03-04 10:51:11 kmov.com
Netanyahu vs ObamaDaveGranlund@cagleblog.com (Dave Granlund)
Southeastern Container to close Effingham bottle factory2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
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Sinquefield-backed group touts Kansas governor luncheon with lawmakers2015-03-04 10:44:00 STLToday.com
Lawmakers invited to luncheon provided by Sinquefield-backed group with Kansas governor2015-03-04 10:44:00 STLToday.com
McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken2015-03-04 10:40:00 STLToday.com
Live chats today: Bus routes, winter roads, Strauss on sports, Aisha on parenting2015-03-04 10:33:00 STLToday.com
Rauner gives Oath of an Officer to newly appointed ISP Director2015-03-04 10:30:35 kmov.com
St. Louis shelter sues in effort to keep operating2015-03-04 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…Read Full Story ...
TV review: 'Broadchurch' returns, still riveting2015-03-04 10:20:00 STLToday.com
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Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing2015-03-04 10:15:00 STLToday.com
Spirit Airlines to offer Chicago flights from Palmer airport2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
Shania Twain heading to Scottrade Center2015-03-04 10:08:00 STLToday.com
9 am news
Wyandotte County deputy shot during robbery2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling2015-03-04 09:32:00 STLToday.com
Boston Marathon bombing trial begins2015-03-04 09:25:00 STLToday.com
Find bathrooms for Seattle bus drivers for $97,0002015-03-04 09:20:00 STLToday.com
8 am news
Forecasters: Ice, snow head to Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
Victim of homeless encampment fire identified2015-03-04 08:23:00 BND.com
Authorities in St. Louis have identified the man who died in a tent fire at a homeless encampment.Read Full Story ...
1 alderman loses in St. Louis primary election2015-03-04 08:18:00 BND.com
Incumbent Democrats on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen swept to primary election victories on Tuesday, with one exception.Read Full Story ...
2 southwest Missouri districts approve 4-day school week2015-03-04 08:03:00 BND.com
Two southwest Missouri school districts will have four-day school weeks next school year.Read Full Story ...
7 am news
Bloomington woman gets 18 years in mutilation of man's body2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
Man gets 18 years for sexually abusing boy in Warren County2015-03-04 07:42:57 kmov.com
Mo. House committee uses budget to get Nixon's attention on travel, communication2015-03-04 07:21:00 STLToday.com
6 am news
McClellan: Why Danforth's eulogy was off base2015-03-04 06:00:00 STLToday.com
How to feed a family of 4 for less than $72015-03-04 06:00:00 STLToday.com
5 am news
Eastbound I-44 closed near Stanton after fatal wreck2015-03-04 05:55:00 STLToday.com
O'Fallon, Mo., man dies in I-44 crash near Stanton2015-03-04 05:55:00 STLToday.com
Grizzly bear at St. Louis Zoo dies2015-03-04 05:53:00 BND.com
A popular resident of the St. Louis Zoo has died.Read Full Story ...
Historic Rialto Theatre in Joliet faces big repair bills2015-03-04 05:53:00 BND.com
The historic Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet may undergo another long list of repairs costing $1 million.Read Full Story ...
Scott Air Force Base surveys workers on sexual harassment2015-03-04 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…Read Full Story ...
Chicago treasurer shares plan to improve financial literacy2015-03-04 05:33:00 BND.com
Chicago's city treasurer has spoken at the White House about a new plan to improve residents' financial literacy.Read Full Story ...
EXCHANGE: Silence proclaims Harris reading program2015-03-04 05:33:00 BND.com
Holly Kitson's second-grade classroom at Harris School is almost silent, though it's full of children.Read Full Story ...
Missouri House panel OKs budget with more K-12 school money2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
Illinois high school greenhouse project seeks boost2015-03-04 05:18:00 BND.com
A high school in northern Illinois is seeking help to complete a greenhouse for its agriculture students.Read Full Story ...
Suburban Chicago man sentenced in death after party fight2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
St. Louis officer suspended amid missing funds investigation2015-03-04 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…Read Full Story ...
4 am news
Rauner appoints 28 to new criminal justice reform commission2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
Suburban man gets probation for stealing CME secrets2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
Construction digs up historic Springfield neighborhood2015-03-04 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…Read Full Story ...
Portion of Interstate 44 closed after accident in Franklin County2015-03-04 04:52:21 kmov.com
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Cairo man, 43, facing murder charges in woman's death2015-03-04 04:28:00 BND.com
A Cairo man has been charged with murder in the death of 25-year-old woman.Read Full Story ...
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3 am news
In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change2015-03-04 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…Read Full Story ...
Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more2015-03-04 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.Read Full Story ...
12 am news
Kroenke's LA stadium plan under fire again2015-03-04 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Kroenke's stadium plan under fire again2015-03-04 00:30:00 STLToday.com
McClellan: Looking into hearts and minds behind a religious aside2015-03-04 00:15:00 STLToday.com
DOJ will hone in on Ferguson traffic stop numbers2015-03-04 00:00:00 STLToday.com
A-B brewery artifacts unearthed for new museum2015-03-04 00:00:00 STLToday.com
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