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Zimmerman's 3-run homer off Siegrist puts Cards in 5-3 hole

rhummel@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 21:15:00 STLToday.com
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Cardinals turn it around, score five in 7th for 8-5 lead

rhummel@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 21:15:00 STLToday.com
Martinez will miss Tuesday start with sore back; Gonzales gets nod Read Full Story ...

Cardinals bounce back for 8-5 win over Nationals

ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 21:15:00 STLToday.com
Five-run seventh puts Cards 5 games up in Central. Read Full Story ...

8 pm news



Mandatory 20-hour work limit raises campus discussion, concern among student employees

moranika@alestlelive.com(moranika)
2015-08-31 20:30:00 alestlelive.com
The new school year ushers SIUE?s controversial 20-hour limited workweek limit into its second year. Read Full Story ...

New scholarship program eases application process

2015-08-31 20:30:00 alestlelive.com
SIUE has launched a new scholarship management program. The webpage, siue.academicworks.com, serves to make it easier for students to locate, apply for and keep track of scholarships. Director of Deve Read Full Story ...

Cardinals turn four singles into three runs, lead 3-1

rhummel@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 20:15:00 STLToday.com
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7 pm news



Meet 'Deez Nuts,' the reluctant 15-year-old presidential candidate

2015-08-31 19:45:00 STLToday.com
The Iowan loves politics but not the presidential spotlight Read Full Story ...

'Under the Dome' will end run on CBS

gpennington@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 19:26:00 STLToday.com
Series finale airs Sept. 10, network says. Read Full Story ...

Wong's error lets Nationals take 1-0 lead

rhummel@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 19:15:00 STLToday.com
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Police officer reportedly pepper sprays crowd at college party in Carbondale

2015-08-31 19:15:00 STLToday.com
The event was reportedly billed as a back-to-SIU party that was publicized via social media and that occurred simultaneously at other apartment complexes. Read Full Story ...

School attendance gap starts early, report says

jbock@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 19:00:00 STLToday.com
Chronic absences hurt most vulnerable students: those of color, in poverty or with special needs. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



Vigil to be held for Sunset Hills woman, missing for three months

2015-08-31 18:18:00 STLToday.com
A reward of $20,000 is being offered for information leading to Linda McLaughlin's whereabouts Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



Trump Mountain

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2015-08-31 17:42:45 CagleCartoons

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La tragedia del inmigrante

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2015-08-31 17:40:01 CagleCartoons

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Katrina

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Spate of shootings in St. Louis leaves 1 dead, 6 wounded

2015-08-31 17:00:00 STLToday.com
The man died after arriving at a hospital. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites

2015-08-31 16:59:00 STLToday.com
He admitted the killings and gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings. Read Full Story ...

White supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites

2015-08-31 16:59:00 STLToday.com
He admitted the killings and gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings. Read Full Story ...

No más trabajo infantil

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2015-08-31 16:49:18 CagleCartoons

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Heyward to try center field again

rhummel@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 16:18:00 STLToday.com
He hurt his hamstring the last time he started there two weeks ago. Piscotty will move to right against Nationals.  Read Full Story ...

Martinez scratched from Tuesday's start

rhummel@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 16:18:00 STLToday.com
He has sore back; Gonzales will likely get start vs. Nationals. Read Full Story ...

Illinois can't pay lottery winners

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2015-08-31 16:06:46 CagleCartoons

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Boyfriend charged in murder of Swansea woman, attack on her 9-year-old son

WMoskop@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 16:00:00 STLToday.com
The 9-year-old boy told police his mother's boyfriend was that attacker Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



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2015-08-31 15:17:45 CagleCartoons

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Wells Fargo announces $15,000 home downpayment grants in St. Louis city

npistor@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 15:13:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS  ?  Wells Fargo announced on Monday a $4.75 million program in St. Louis to boost home ownership and stabilize neighborhoods.  Read Full Story ...

Wells Fargo to give $15,000 home downpayment grants in St. Louis city

npistor@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 15:13:00 STLToday.com
Program part of legal settlement for abusing the foreclosure process Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Services set in St. Charles for Missouri Highway Patrol trooper killed in crash

2015-08-31 14:52:00 STLToday.com
Trooper James M. Bava, 25, was killed in the crash in Audrain County, northwest of St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons

2015-08-31 14:50:00 STLToday.com
She told investigators she didn't want the boys to face the same problems she did.  Read Full Story ...

Rosenthal back from leave, Tuivailala back to Memphis

ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 14:43:00 STLToday.com
Cardinals open three-game series with the Nationals on Monday night. Read Full Story ...

Men who hacked SUV on St. Louis interstate hired by Uber for security

jholleman@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 14:15:00 STLToday.com
Ride-share company working to develop self-driving cars for service Read Full Story ...

Men who hacked SUV on STL interstate hired by Uber for security

jholleman@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 14:15:00 STLToday.com
Ride-share company working to develop self-driving cars for service Read Full Story ...

Township waits out decision

shorrell@edwpub.net(shorrell)
2015-08-31 14:10:00 theintelligencer.com
It?s likely to be several weeks before Edwardsville Township trustees and aldermen from the city of Edwardsville decide whether the Township will relocate its offices on 300 West Park St. to the yet-t Read Full Story ...

City mulls truck purchase

mkamp@edwpub.net(mkamp)
2015-08-31 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
The Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department is hoping to purchase a new three-quarter-ton pick-up truck to replace a 1994 service truck. Read Full Story ...

St. Andrews Cinema will remain open after announcing closure

sliss@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 14:00:00 STLToday.com
The theater was scheduled to close after Labor Day weekend Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Missouri man faces execution for raping, killing 15-year-old

2015-08-31 13:53:00 STLToday.com
Ann Harrison, 15, was raped and killed in 1989 while waiting for a school bus in Kansas City. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Activities Fair Promotes Student Involvement

2015-08-31 13:45:00 SIUE.edu

Jugglers demonstrate their talents while gaining the attention of potential new members.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Student Organization Fair is introducing hundreds of students to the wide array of activities on campus. The event is being held Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Goshen Lounge of the Morris University Center on campus.

Representatives from more than 70 student organizations are sharing, or in the case of the Juggling Club, demonstrating their unique offerings and welcoming interested students to learn more about their groups.

 “This is just a sampling of SIUE’s 260 student organizations,” said Michelle Welter, associate director of SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center. “Student organizations are the most popular way students get involved on campus. They add a lot to campus life.”

Magdalena Sustere, a senior music performance major originally from Latvia, Members of the Formula SIUE organization pose with a racecar they built.spread the word about Chi Alpha, a Christian fellowship group for international and American students.

“I remember what it was like to be a new international student here,” Sustere said. “Our organization helps students feel more comfortable with the University and the area. We hold events like Culture Night where we enjoy foods from different countries and learn more about where our members are from.”

Two tables down, the Formula SIUE club showed students the racecar it designed and built.

“We build one car a year and compete in May at Michigan National Speedway against teams from all over the globe,” explained Austin Saunders, a senior in the School of Engineering and vice president of the club. “It’s a great way to fulfill my passion for cars and racing, and it teaches you how to manage time, work in a team and communicate with potential sponsors in the community.”

Students Douglas Coleman, a sophomore from Japan, and Haily Neisler and Marissa Cesaretti, both freshmen from Nokomis, visited multiple booths to try to find one or two that would be the perfect fit.

Freshmen students Haily Neisler and Marissa Cesaretti visit the Dance Marathon table.“I visited the juggling club table, and I signed up for more information about Chi Alpha because the group’s culture nights seem cool,” Coleman said. “I’m also trying to find a fraternity.”

“You have to be involved to get to know more people,” added Neisler. “It’s important to put yourself out there, especially as a freshman, and do something you love. It helps you find who you are, and that’s what college is about.”

Photo: Jugglers demonstrate their talents while gaining the attention of potential new members.

Members of the Formula SIUE organization pose with a racecar they built.

Freshmen students Haily Neisler and Marissa Cesaretti visit the Dance Marathon table.

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Labor Day backyard

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2015-08-31 13:45:00 CagleCartoons

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Moody's tells Illinois it needs to manage benefit costs or face credit deterioration

2015-08-31 13:35:00 STLToday.com
CHICAGO ? Illinois' ability to manage growing retiree benefit costs will determine future action on the state's relatively low A3 credit rating, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday. Read Full Story ...

Anchor Babies

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2015-08-31 13:23:20 CagleCartoons

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Wayne Dyer

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2015-08-31 13:11:23 CagleCartoons

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Geek Wall goes up at library

amcdonald@edwpub.net(amcdonald)
2015-08-31 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
If you?re looking for a place with unique and geeky things, you need to check out the Glen Carbon Library. Read Full Story ...

Missouri governor's son cited for DWI; 2nd time since May

2015-08-31 13:03:00 STLToday.com
The charge is the second one this year for Willson Nixon, the governor's 25-year-old son.  Read Full Story ...

Stephenson House hoedown set

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2015-08-31 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
The Col. Benjamin Stephenson House is getting ready to throw a party. Ben?s Bluegrass, BBQ, & Beer Bash will be held Sept. 12 at the house at 409 South Buchanan St., in Edwardsville from 3 p.m. to Read Full Story ...

Hillsboro High students walk out over transgender dispute

dmoore@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Student who identifies as female has sought to use female locker rooms and bathrooms. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Jeep recalling 206,668 Cherokee SUVs for wiper defect

2015-08-31 12:51:00 STLToday.com
2014 model year vehicles are affected Read Full Story ...

Hillary's email

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2015-08-31 12:49:12 CagleCartoons

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4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home

2015-08-31 12:37:00 STLToday.com
The outbreak at the Quincy home first was reported last week.  Read Full Story ...

No settlement for Brady and Goodell in 'Deflategate

2015-08-31 12:30:00 STLToday.com
The case centers on the legality of the NFL's suspension of Brady after Goodell concluded that he had conspired with team ball handlers to deflate footballs at a championship game in January. Read Full Story ...

Special Olympics of Missouri gets $1.5 million gift

jbock@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 12:29:00 STLToday.com
Special Olympics Missouri has received a $1.5 million gift from an anonymous donor to support life training.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County authorities issue alert for missing man

2015-08-31 12:26:00 STLToday.com
Authorities are looking for a missing man who they say has made suicidal threats in the past. Read Full Story ...

Ten Years After Katrina

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2015-08-31 12:14:52 CagleCartoons

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Student debt affects minorities more than others

2015-08-31 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Given that the issue of college student debt is becoming one of the major concerns for American families, it is not surprising that it has become a topic of discussion in the current political debate. Read Full Story ...

80 make donations at SIUE blood drive

2015-08-31 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
It?s lunchtime and Sarah Goldammer is in a reclined position being prepped to give a much needed and crucial donation. Goldammer, educational training specialist at Southern Illinois University Edward Read Full Story ...

7 shows for your radar this week (Aug. 31-Sept. 6)

gpennington@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Hang on; fall TV is almost here. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Fresh meat

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2015-08-31 11:50:22 CagleCartoons

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Texas deputy killed in ambush was shot in head; suspect held without bond

2015-08-31 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Deputy Darren Goforth was shot 15 times as he pumped gas on Friday night by a gunman who approached him from the back.  Read Full Story ...

Jorge Ramos

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2015-08-31 11:22:03 CagleCartoons

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Hype and Trump

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2015-08-31 11:21:08 CagleCartoons

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10 am news



Texas deputy killed in ambush was shot 15 times

2015-08-31 10:51:00 STLToday.com
Deputy Darren Goforth was shot 15 times as he pumped gas on Friday night by a gunman who approached him from the back.  Read Full Story ...

NFL's Sheldon Richardson pleads not guilty to cop-chase charges in St. Charles County

jholleman@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 10:45:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis native, Mizzou star set to be back in court Oct. 5 Read Full Story ...

Students at Jamyla Bolden's school are given Build-A-Bears, books to help them grieve

Nancy.Cambria@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 10:44:00 STLToday.com
The 9-year-old was killed while doing homework at her home on Aug. 18.  Read Full Story ...

Trump corrected spelling

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2015-08-31 10:41:44 CagleCartoons

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LOCAL PA Luzerne Co KKK recruitment

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2015-08-31 10:36:40 CagleCartoons

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Real-estate website posts shaky article on STL suburbs

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2015-08-31 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Movoto needs better map, facts, when analyzing retirement communities Read Full Story ...

LATE MAIL

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2015-08-31 10:11:33 CagleCartoons

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LOCAL NC Snails pace budget

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2015-08-31 10:04:01 CagleCartoons

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9 am news



Confused about guns

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2015-08-31 09:31:06 CagleCartoons

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Missouri man charged after body found in trunk of car

2015-08-31 09:31:00 STLToday.com
The body of a Poplar Bluff man last seen nearly a week ago was found in the trunk of his car, which was found in a drainage ditch.  Read Full Story ...

renaming

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2015-08-31 09:01:01 CagleCartoons

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St. Louis County woman sues adultery website Ashley Madison

2015-08-31 09:00:00 STLToday.com
She paid to have her information deleted by company, but they didn't do it, she claims. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Personal Librarians Form Early Connection with Freshmen at SIUE

2015-08-31 08:22:00 SIUE.edu

Personal Librarian Sarah Park works with student Elisha EvansAn initiative at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is fostering academic achievement as faculty librarians in Library and Information Services (LIS) connect with freshmen students to provide information resources and personal assistance.

The goal of the Personal Librarians program is to aid in the retention of students by starting the collegiate career of freshmen off with a strong foundation of support and training in information literacy. This fall nearly 2,000 freshmen and transfer students are being offered the personalized attention.

“Each librarian is assigned specific freshmen,” explained Lydia Jackson, director of research commons and outreach services at SIUE’s Lovejoy Library. “They contact the students, help them with research, follow up through email and help them by referral to different departments, among other things.”

Now in its second year, librarians volunteer to participate in the initiative. Those who choose to become a personal librarian do so because they are passionate about students’ academic success and their educational experiences.

“How many of us have gone a certain direction in life because a teacher or faculty member has inspired us?” remarked Regina McBride, dean of LIS. “You never know what that trigger is, and that is the exciting point.”

Librarian Sarah Park specializes in engineering, technology and computer science in LIS. In the program’s first year, Park was assigned 187 freshman students. She considered herself their academic coach.

“It was a great opportunity for me to build personal relationships with our incoming freshmen,” Park said. “In my observation, many young students are too shy or intimidated to ask for help. Through such personable connections, I was able to share with them the University’s many services and resources and help them achieve academic success.”

One of Park’s students, Elisha Evans, a sophomore majoring in speech pathology, reached out for help when an essay assignment required book sources.

“Her assistance helped significantly with the writing process,” Evan said. “She helped me find relevant books and learned about the topic herself as we went, which helped me organize my paper much more quickly.”

Evans, a native of Winchester, says her experience with her personal librarian helped her get a firm grasp on how to write and what to include in an academic paper.

“Working with my personal librarian will be beneficial throughout my career at SIUE,” Evans added. “I now have a better feel for the way the library works.”

Park notes that the benefits of such an initiative are not easily measured, but the experiences she and the other personal librarians have prove their efforts are impactful.

“It will take time for students to process our input and understand our efforts and goals,” Park explained. “I will be their personal librarian when they need me. I am sure they will understand the benefits when they are close to graduation and know that we are here to listen to them and answer their questions and encourage their success.”

Photo: Personal Librarian Sarah Park (L) works with student Elisha Evans.

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Goodell, Brady due in court for 'Deflategate' case hearing

2015-08-31 08:02:00 STLToday.com
NEW YORK (AP) ? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are expected back in a New York courtroom Monday after failing to settle the "Deflategate" case. Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

2015-08-31 07:45:00 STLToday.com
The Wisconsin governor said building a wall along the northern border with Canada is a legitimate issue that merits further review.  Read Full Story ...

Southern Illinois city buying struggling outlet mall

2015-08-31 07:41:00 STLToday.com
WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. ?  For $1.8 million, the city has decided to buy the Factory Stores of America outlet mall and surrounding property across from the Interstate 57 exit ramp. Read Full Story ...

Climate change

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Refugee crisis

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Belleville man dies after motorcycle crash on Interstate 270

2015-08-31 07:19:00 STLToday.com
James P. Goodwin, 67, apparently suffered a medical condition while on the 2006 Saxon motorcycle at 11:39 a.m. Sunday. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Gordon: Makeshift outfield keeps Cards rolling

jeffgordon@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 06:49:00 STLToday.com
The Cardinals have shrugged off the loss of Grichuk, just as they have persevered after losing Holliday. Their resilience is almost eerie. Read Full Story ...

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Head-on crash in Jefferson County kills man, injures two

2015-08-31 06:00:00 STLToday.com
The man who died was identified as Danny L. Coaley, 61. Read Full Story ...

Two die in motorcycle crash in Pike County

2015-08-31 06:00:00 STLToday.com
The victims were identified as Bruce E. Pittman, 62, and Karen J. Halsey, 54. Both lived in Flora, Ill. Read Full Story ...

Spate of shootings in St. Louis leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

2015-08-31 06:00:00 STLToday.com
The man died after arriving at a hospital. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



After criticism, Florida professor gives Monsanto grant away

2015-08-31 05:28:00 STLToday.com
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4 am news



Back to school

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2015-08-31 04:19:41 CagleCartoons

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The journey to Europe

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2015-08-31 04:01:39 CagleCartoons

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3 am news



Refugees and Viktor Orban

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2015-08-31 03:51:43 CagleCartoons

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2 am news



Congenital Bushfoot Disorder

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2015-08-31 02:37:29 CagleCartoons

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New super strain of lice puts schools in scratchy situation

jbock@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 02:15:00 STLToday.com
Many have backed off on policies that kept kids out of class until they were nit-free. Read Full Story ...

New super strain of lice puts area schools in scratchy situation

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2015-08-31 02:15:00 STLToday.com
Many have backed off on policies that kept kids out of class until they were nit-free. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Historic black community in Chesterfield struggles against encroaching development

sgiegerich@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-31 00:45:00 STLToday.com
Residents hope to preserve heritage of land purchased 139 years ago by a freed slave.      Read Full Story ...

Historic black community in Chestefield struggles against encroaching development

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2015-08-31 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Residents hope to preserve heritage of land purchased 139 years ago by a freed slave.      Read Full Story ...

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