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7 pm news

Swansea/Fairview Heights hoping to continue blazing a hot offensive trail at American Legion state tourney

2014-07-29 19:31:00 BND.com

As the bus left Tuesday headed for the American Legion State Baseball Tournament in Arlington Heights, Swansea/Fairview Heights manager Craig Steiner likely did a double-check on his players' equipment.

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6 pm news



Group files appeal in term limits decision

2014-07-29 18:46:00 BND.com

A group pushing for lawmaker term limits has filed a court appeal to get their question on November's ballot.

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Granite City outfielder commits to Ole Miss

2014-07-29 18:39:00 BND.com

By following up a highly successful spring high school season with an even better summer, Granite City High senior outfielder D.J. Miller landed himself a baseball scholarship to the University…

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RIP VAN BOEHNER

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2014-07-29 18:35:56 CagleCartoons

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Jeff Co. courthouse accused of accounting for missing money improperly

2014-07-29 18:28:32 kmov.com
$1,000 goes missing from a Jefferson County courthouse cash drawer, but in lieu of an investigation, documents were altered to minimize discrepancies. Read Full Story ...

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

2014-07-29 18:26:00 BND.com

July 28, 2014…

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Chicago committee OKs naming plaza for ex-mayor

2014-07-29 18:22:00 BND.com

A Chicago City Council committee has advanced a plan to name a plaza next to a downtown landmark in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne.

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New details released in southern Ill. bank robbery

2014-07-29 18:15:53 kmov.com
A convict suspected in the stabbing deaths of two southern Illinois bank employees during a botched holdup is expected to learn if he?s eligible for bond on a related federal weapons count. Read Full Story ...

Putin Wolf Trap

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2014-07-29 18:06:08 CagleCartoons

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5 pm news



Ameren Missouri seeks increase in monthly fees

2014-07-29 17:38:31 kmov.com
Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers' monthly electric bills. Read Full Story ...

Wentzville woman admits collecting mother's VA benefits for years after her death

2014-07-29 17:38:00 STLToday.com
The funds were paid into a joint account in both her name and mother's name. Read Full Story ...

$1.2 million may go to family of teen shot by cop

2014-07-29 17:36:00 BND.com

Chicago could pay $1.2 million to the family of a high school athlete who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer.

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St. Louis police sergeants would earn overtime pay under federal court settlement

2014-07-29 17:30:00 STLToday.com
If approved by a judge, the agreement gives sergeants up to 32 days of paid time off for overtime worked in 2009-14.  Read Full Story ...

Call Colombo: Man still waiting for tax refund... months later

2014-07-29 17:26:17 kmov.com
A local man filed his taxes well before the deadline and still has not received his refund. His attempts to contact the IRS have not been fruitful, so he called Colombo to help. See what he found and if the man got his return at last. Read Full Story ...

Hamas Body Armor

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2014-07-29 17:25:44 CagleCartoons

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About a dozen arrested after brawl at downtown St. Louis park

2014-07-29 17:10:00 STLToday.com
Fight at Poelker Park, near City Hall, involved about 20 people. Read Full Story ...

5 arrested after brawl at downtown St. Louis park

2014-07-29 17:10:00 STLToday.com
Fight at Poelker Park, near City Hall, involved about 20 people. Read Full Story ...

Obama Golfs

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2014-07-29 17:09:01 CagleCartoons

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More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

2014-07-29 17:04:20 kmov.com
A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 ? up 1,600 from a year earlier. Read Full Story ...

Should trooper who killed 2 sisters on I-64 get license back?

2014-07-29 17:01:52 kmov.com
An Illinois State Trooper who was the source of a southwestern Illinois freeway crash is attempting to gain his driving privileges back for a fifth time. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Chesterfield teen charged in mascara vandalism

2014-07-29 16:51:00 BND.com

A Chesterfield teenager faces a felony property damage charge after reportedly using cosmetics to deface a car she thought was improperly parked.

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10 Cards prospects on the way up, and maybe the way out

2014-07-29 16:44:00 STLToday.com
This list focuses on players who have increased their value this season, whether it be with stellar performances at similar levels or consistent auditions at new ones. Read Full Story ...

clean hands

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2014-07-29 16:41:37 CagleCartoons

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NCERC at SIUE Researcher Takes Stage at Department of Energy Conference

2014-07-29 16:39:01 SIUE.edu

Dr. Arun Athmanathan NCERC 01-16-14NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville researcher Dr. Arun Athmanathan will present his findings on corn stover pretreatment methods at a U.S. Department of Energy conference this week in Washington, D.C.

?Arun?s selection for presentation at high-profile Department of Energy conference is a testament to the success of our postdoctoral fellowship program,? NCERC Director John Caupert said. ?Thanks to the foresight and vision of SIUE and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, our research team continues to deliver impactful research, compete for new grant-funded research opportunities, and share NCERC?s research findings with diverse audiences of industry, policy-makers and academia. We congratulate Arun on this professional achievement and look forward to his future successes.?

Athmanathan will present a poster titled ?Assessing the Scale-Up Potential of Aqueous Ammonia Pretreatment of Maize Stover? at the DOE?s Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy conference July 29-30. The annual conference brings together government officials, federal lawmakers, industry leaders and experts from all areas of the bioenergy supply chain to discuss industry challenges and opportunities, including technology, pathway and public policy needs.

NCERC Research Director Dr. Sabrina Trupia and Athmanathan collaborated on the ongoing project to scale previously published pretreatment processes up from bench scale. The project is funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Corn Growers Association.

?The use of ammonia for cellulose pretreatment is highly promising due to its efficacy at lower temperatures, which could mean massive energy savings on a large scale,? Athamanathan said. ?The work has unveiled interesting results and posed unexpected challenges. I very much look forward to discussing the same with fellow biomass researchers to see how we can extend upon it.?

Athmanathan joined the NCERC in January as a result of a joint initiative between the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and SIUE to launch a postdoctoral fellowship research program. Athmanathan?s broad range of experiences in the characterization and fermentation of many cellulosic and advanced feedstocks, including corn stover and sweet sorghum bagasse, as well as his studies under biofuels pioneers like Nathan Mosier, Mike Ladisch and Nancy Ho, have proven an excellent complement to the Center?s research division.

In October, Athmanathan will be a featured speaker during the National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo in Minneapolis. He will present ?A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Biomass Particle Size Reduction in Cellulosic Ethanol Manufacturing.?

Photo: NCERC at SIUE researcher Dr. Arun Athmanathan.

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Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

2014-07-29 16:36:10 kmov.com
President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. Read Full Story ...

Veteran Granite City coach hired as athletic director

2014-07-29 16:25:00 BND.com

Like his predecessor Daren DePew, Granite City High baseball coach John Moad is leaving the dugout to take over a larger role as the school's athletic director.

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Judge: Need more time to consider NCAA deal

2014-07-29 16:21:00 BND.com

A federal judge in Chicago stopped short of granting preliminary approval for class-action concussions lawsuit against the NCAA. He says he needs more time to decide if it's a good…

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Russian Crater

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2014-07-29 16:20:55 CagleCartoons

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Opposition to proposed sales tax hike in Mo. may be growing

2014-07-29 16:11:12 kmov.com
A debate is brewing over a proposed constitutional amendment that would raise the sales tax to help repair roads and bridges. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Tickets to LouFest hidden around St. Louis

2014-07-29 15:59:00 STLToday.com
LouFest has something special for music lovers who follow the event on Instagram -- thirty pairs of tickets. Read Full Story ...

Man wrongly imprisoned for 21 years in Connecticut seeks millions

2014-07-29 15:56:00 STLToday.com
He was 18 when he was imprisoned for the rape and murder of a woman; he was 39 when he was freed. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis real estate agents donate campground to Girl Scouts

2014-07-29 15:45:00 STLToday.com
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St. Louis real estate moguls donate campground to Girl Scouts

2014-07-29 15:45:00 STLToday.com
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Chicago Transit Authority reports drop in crime

2014-07-29 15:42:00 BND.com

Chicago officials are releasing figures that show violent crime and thefts on Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and platforms has dropped significantly.

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NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions

2014-07-29 15:28:00 BND.com

A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and…

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Ebola virus

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2014-07-29 15:24:19 CagleCartoons

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Kerry steps in

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2014-07-29 15:17:27 CagleCartoons

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1 of 2 Saudis found not guilty of attacking woman

2014-07-29 15:01:00 BND.com

One of two Saudi Arabian men accused of kidnapping a woman from a Springfield bar and sexually assaulting her has been found not guilty.

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2 pm news



Noranda supports rate cut compromise

2014-07-29 14:59:00 STLToday.com
Proposal from consumer office would lead to slight rise in other customers' electric bills. Read Full Story ...

First case of Chikungunya virus reported in St. Louis

2014-07-29 14:57:14 kmov.com
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Students? Successes, Staff Leadership Celebrated at TRIO 50th Anniversary

2014-07-29 14:49:35 SIUE.edu

Students, staff and leaders were honored last week at the academic enrichment recognition and 50th anniversary celebration of the TRIO Upward Bound Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center.

The TRIO Upward Bound programs at the ESLC are ?federally funded outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds,? according to Darryl Cherry, program director. TRIO Programs, according to their website, target low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to advance them from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

SIUE was awarded its first Upward Bound (UB) program in 1967 and has one of the oldest and recognizable programs in the country. SIUE currently has three Upward Bound programs that include: Upward Bound Brooklyn, East St. Louis Charter and Madison (BEM), Upward Bound East St. Louis and Cahokia (EC) and Upward Bound Math & Science.

The student recognition portion of the program awarded current Upward Bound BEM and EC students for achievements they made throughout the year. The TRIO anniversary celebration honored former and current students, staff and administrators who excelled and helped others do the same.

Some of the program guests included East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks, a former Upward Bound student; along with Larry Hogg and Elvin Davis, former Upward Bound counselors.

Special recognitions included a congratulatory letter from U.S. Congressman William Enyart, a state TRIO proclamation from State Sen. James Clayborne Jr. (D-Belleville) and an East St. Louis City proclamation read by Parks.

Spotlighted for his tremendous achievement was Dr. Kendall T. Harris, P.E., former Upward Bound student and East St. Louis native. Harris, dean of the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering at Prairie View A & M University, congratulated the TRIO programs via video and shared how Upward Bound contributed to his successes.

SIUE East St. Louis Center: With a focus on empowering people and strengthening communities, the SIUE East St. Louis Center is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals?from pre-school through adult?in the Metro East region. The Center offers Alicia Johnson instructor with studentprograms that gives the community renewed hope and an opportunity to reach educational, career and life goals. It does so by providing comprehensive programs, services and training in the areas of education, health, social services and the arts.

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Darryl Cherry, Upward Bound BEM and EC program director, gives the national history of TRIO Upward Bound programs.

Marq Quinn, Upward Bound BEM and SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School student, offers some reflections.

DeAmbra Loveless, Upward Bound BEM and SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School student, performs for the crowd.

Alicia Johnson (right) Upward Bound BEM teaching consultant, awards one of her students, Seth Luster.  In background are Shrylene Clark-Langston, SIUE East St. Louis Center assistant director, and Dr. Andrew Theising, outgoing SIUE East St. Louis Center director.

 

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St. Louis County reports first case of Chikungunya virus

2014-07-29 14:46:00 STLToday.com
A St. Louis County resident contracted the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya while traveling in the Caribbean, the county health department announced today. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County reports state's first case of chikungunya virus

2014-07-29 14:46:00 STLToday.com
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Some St. Louis area members of Congress support new VA spending, others still contemplating

2014-07-29 14:45:00 STLToday.com
$17 billion compromise would allow veterans to seek private care  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis area members of Congress support new VA spending

2014-07-29 14:45:00 STLToday.com
$17 billion compromise would allow veterans to seek private care  Read Full Story ...

Fisherman catches alligator in Missouri pond

2014-07-29 14:34:00 BND.com

A man fishing in a small subdivision pond in suburban St. Louis might have expected to catch bass or crappie, but certainly not an alligator.

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ISIS

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2014-07-29 14:30:10 CagleCartoons

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'Mockingbird,' 'Harry Potter' among influential novels by women

2014-07-29 14:12:00 STLToday.com
"To Kill a Mockingbird" has been voted the most influential novel by a woman in a British poll. Read Full Story ...

State police: Armed suspect shot, killed by police

2014-07-29 14:11:00 BND.com

Illinois State Police say a man in central Illinois shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during a later exchange of gunfire.

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Legow remembered for smiles, service

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2014-07-29 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Downtown Edwardsville lost a little bit of its history Thursday with the passing of Jerry Legow. Read Full Story ...

Illinois troopers kill man who shot officer in central Illinois

2014-07-29 14:00:00 STLToday.com
The incident happened Tuesday morning at a home in Christian County. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Rock Island official wants probe of allegations

2014-07-29 13:51:00 BND.com

A Rock Island County state's attorney wants Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to look into allegations of an illegal pension scheme by county officials.

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Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

2014-07-29 13:46:00 BND.com

The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.

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Criterium to roll through city

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2014-07-29 13:10:00 theintelligencer.com
One change  ?made all the difference? in the popularity of the Stifel Edwardsville Rotary Criterium according to race director SJ Morrison. Read Full Story ...

Scarlett Johansson

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2014-07-29 13:05:04 CagleCartoons

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District 7 safety policies reviewed

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2014-07-29 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
With the opening of school just a few weeks away, the Edwardsville District 7 Safety Committee met recently to review the district?s emergency plans and procedures.  The committee discussed new safety Read Full Story ...

Blunt bills on religious freedom, child protection, headed for Obama signature

2014-07-29 13:00:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON ? Two bills co-sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., have passed the House and are headed to President Barack Obama to be signed into law. Read Full Story ...

AMC sets 'Walking Dead' return date; watch the trailer

2014-07-29 13:00:00 STLToday.com
'Talking Dead' return follows. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Police: Teen charged in fatal crash resulting from 'hill jumping'

2014-07-29 12:56:49 kmov.com
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Dog shot after escaping from St. Louis yard

2014-07-29 12:53:00 STLToday.com
The Humane Society of Missouri custody of the dog after the shooting. Read Full Story ...

Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

2014-07-29 12:52:00 STLToday.com
The challenge said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act. Read Full Story ...

Stream releases first (and only) GOP ad in St. Louis County Executive race

2014-07-29 12:45:00 STLToday.com
A 30-second biography points to candidate's budgetary experience  Read Full Story ...

McDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer'

2014-07-29 12:31:00 BND.com

McDonald's says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned restaurants.

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Nixon urges school chiefs to oppose tax breaks

2014-07-29 12:29:00 kmov.com
Gov. Jay Nixon is urging Missouri school administrators to lobby legislators to uphold his vetoes of various tax breaks. Read Full Story ...

Woman admits collecting dead mother's checks

2014-07-29 12:23:38 kmov.com
An eastern Missouri woman faces sentencing Nov. 4 after pleading guilty to federal charges for collecting $138,000 in veteran's benefits in the name of her deceased mother. Read Full Story ...

Impeachment

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2014-07-29 12:13:52 CagleCartoons

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Preservation Board OKs demo of building in Grove historic district

2014-07-29 12:07:00 STLToday.com
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Founding member to speak to MCHS

2014-07-29 12:01:00 theintelligencer.com
Josephine Remling was there in 1970 when a group of history buffs formed the Macoupin County Historical Society.  Read Full Story ...

Thoroughbred group scheduling events

2014-07-29 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
The ?Sport of Kings? is one of the most exciting forms of sports and entertainment. Racehorses combine athleticism and beauty, but no horse can race forever. Once retired, they can have successful sec Read Full Story ...

McCarver to get star on STL Walk of Fame

2014-07-29 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Catcher/announcer becomes 11th Cardinal to be honored Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Lawsuit against Quinn back in court in October

2014-07-29 11:56:00 BND.com

A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before voters will decide if they want to re-elect…

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LA CLIPPERS

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2014-07-29 11:48:41 CagleCartoons

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Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

2014-07-29 11:32:00 BND.com

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.

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Fisherman pulls alligator from St. Charles pond

2014-07-29 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Officials say the animal was someone's pet that was released Read Full Story ...

Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans

2014-07-29 11:22:11 kmov.com
Sales from Missouri Lottery tickets have raised billions of dollars for education programs since proceeds were directed to education-only programs two decades ago. Read Full Story ...

Police identify shooting victim found dead in Carondelet neighborhood

2014-07-29 11:11:44 kmov.com
The victim has been identified in a homicide in the 6200 block of Michigan Tuesday morning. Read Full Story ...

Swimming spot near Rolla requiring life jackets for kids after Fenton boy's drowning

2014-07-29 11:02:00 STLToday.com
Those 10 and under will be required to wear life jackets. Read Full Story ...

Nixon: Worst session for education in 'recent memory'

2014-07-29 11:02:00 STLToday.com
COLUMBIA, MO ? Gov. Jay Nixon today called this past Legislative session the "worst six months for public education in recent memory." Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Illinois woman dies retrieving phone from fire

2014-07-29 10:59:00 BND.com

Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone. A police officer who tried to save her was hospitalized.

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Chesterfield teen upset by parked car smears mascara on it, police say

2014-07-29 10:49:00 STLToday.com
Bail was set at $2,000 for Carlie A. Hertle, 18.  Read Full Story ...

Chesterfield teen upset by way car was parked smears mascara on it, scratches windows, police say

2014-07-29 10:49:00 STLToday.com
Bail was set at $2,000 for Carlie A. Hertle, 18.  Read Full Story ...

Missouri wineries make haul at Midwest competition

2014-07-29 10:45:00 STLToday.com
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Illinois River's man-made island now complete

2014-07-29 10:41:00 BND.com

A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place for birds to call home will officially be complete this week.

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NCAA says concussion settlement good for athletes

2014-07-29 10:36:00 BND.com

The NCAA is hailing a settlement in a class-action concussions suit that creates a $70 million fund to diagnose current and former college athletes for possible brain injuries.

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5 people arrested in connection with robbery, beating of an elderly man

2014-07-29 10:31:35 kmov.com
Five people have been arrested in connection with the robbery and beating of an 82-year-old man near Swedeborg Friday. Read Full Story ...

Israel Gaza

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2014-07-29 10:30:48 CagleCartoons

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First look: Showtime profiles David Bowie

2014-07-29 10:24:00 STLToday.com
Documentary "Five Years" premieres Friday. Read Full Story ...

fire alternately

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2014-07-29 10:18:07 CagleCartoons

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Local Harvest Grocery ends daily service at its restaurant

2014-07-29 10:15:00 STLToday.com
The restaurant will no longer serve breakfast or lunch, only weekend brunch. Read Full Story ...

Israeli Unity

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2014-07-29 10:06:14 CagleCartoons

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Obama and Israel

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2014-07-29 10:03:53 CagleCartoons

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9 am news



NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

2014-07-29 09:57:00 STLToday.com
CHICAGO ? The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they … Read Full Story ...

Millions of campaign dollars being spent on two upcoming proposals

2014-07-29 09:48:34 kmov.com
Two proposals on Missouri's August ballot are attracting millions of dollars of campaign spending. Read Full Story ...

Elegant garden at Louvre Museum infested with rats

2014-07-29 09:44:00 STLToday.com
The rats romp onto the grass in broad daylight, scaring tourists. Read Full Story ...

Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

2014-07-29 09:04:00 STLToday.com
The pilot's crash landing also killed her father.  Read Full Story ...

8 am news



21 people arrested in St. Francois County drug busts

2014-07-29 08:57:12 kmov.com
Nearly two dozen people are facing charges after a drug round-up in St. Francois County. Read Full Story ...

Kansas teen killed after fall on Colorado mountain

2014-07-29 08:56:00 BND.com

An 18-year-old suburban Kansas City man who was killed last week while climbing near one of Colorado's most popular peaks is the second person in two months to die on…

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Excavation finds courthouse where Lincoln worked

2014-07-29 08:51:00 BND.com

Archaeologists excavating near the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington have unearthed part of the footprint of the 1836 courthouse where experts said Abraham Lincoln worked as an attorney.

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21 arrested in SE Missouri drug roundup

2014-07-29 08:50:00 STLToday.com
The suspects range in age from 21 to 58.  Read Full Story ...

Gas leak shuts down Union Road in Mehlville

2014-07-29 08:49:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS COUNTY ?  Police have closed a portion of Union Road this morning after a contractor putting in a fence struck a gas pipeline while digging. Read Full Story ...

Illinois government employees received more than $100K last year

2014-07-29 08:45:36 kmov.com
More than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 last year. Read Full Story ...

Starved Rock trails still closed from storm damage

2014-07-29 08:32:00 BND.com

Most of the trails at Starved Rock State Park have remained closed after a storm damaged countless trees four weeks ago.

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Palatine man dies after fight outside suburban bar

2014-07-29 08:32:00 BND.com

A suburban Chicago man has died more than a week after striking his head on the sidewalk during a fight outside a bar.

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California Drought

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2014-07-29 08:25:00 CagleCartoons

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Stories of athletes named in NCAA lawsuit

2014-07-29 08:21:00 BND.com

Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced Tuesday. In all of the lawsuits combined, dozens of…

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APNewsBreak: NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

2014-07-29 08:07:00 BND.com

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they…

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7 am news



Nearly 200 Illinois communities could face road salt shortage this winter

2014-07-29 07:59:12 kmov.com
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services has reported that only 367 of 560 communities have received bids from salt vendors this year. Read Full Story ...

Muslims in Joplin celebrate new mosque

2014-07-29 07:36:00 BND.com

Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque is now open.

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Recent Missouri editorials

2014-07-29 07:36:00 BND.com

Springfield News-Leader, July 27…

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Judge orders fitness test for inmate who escaped

2014-07-29 07:27:00 BND.com

A Kane County judge has ordered a fitness test for a prisoner who escaped while being transported from a mental health facility outside Chicago.

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Man killed outside south St. Louis cafe

2014-07-29 07:21:00 BND.com

St. Louis police are investigating after a man was shot to death near a cafe on the city's south side.

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Chicago Police union wants file release delayed

2014-07-29 07:14:00 BND.com

The union that represents Chicago police wants a judge to delay the release of officer misconduct files.

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Kansas City police say drug PCP caused explosion

2014-07-29 07:06:00 BND.com

Kansas City police say a weekend explosion is the first time they've encountered such a blast caused by the powerful hallucinogenic drug PCP.

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Ascension unit selling two Kansas City area hospitals

2014-07-29 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Carondelet, a part of Ascension Health, has been trying to sell the hospitals for at least two years. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Police search parking garage of former Forest Park Hospital

2014-07-29 06:43:36 kmov.com
St. Louis Police are searching the parking garage of the former Forest Park Hospital in the area of Graham and Clayton. Read Full Story ...

Tipsheet: Rival teams covet Cards' kids

2014-07-29 06:43:00 STLToday.com
Mozeliak could make big news this week by dealing one or more of his coveted young players for short-term help (Lester? Hamels?). Read Full Story ...

Man accused of assaulting teen umpire at Show-Me State Games

2014-07-29 06:30:00 STLToday.com
The umpire, 15, was officiating in a game in which the suspect's son was playing.  Read Full Story ...

NYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Sandy

2014-07-29 06:30:00 STLToday.com
The dry cleaner where she had taken the dress was swamped by Sandy, and reopened in a different location when the woman spotted her dress.  Read Full Story ...

NYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Hurricane Sandy

2014-07-29 06:30:00 STLToday.com
The dry cleaner where she had taken the dress was swamped by Sandy, and reopened in a different location when the woman spotted her dress.  Read Full Story ...

Tractor trailer sustains flat tire following 2 car crash on I-270

2014-07-29 06:24:50 kmov.com
Officials were called to the scene of a crash on northbound I-270 Tuesday morning. Read Full Story ...

McGraw Live: Ellisville Mayor & Pete the Cat

2014-07-29 06:15:00 STLToday.com
We team with McGraw Milhaven to bring you the hottest topics of the day, live. Watch now! Read Full Story ...

Suburban Chicago cop fired after shooting to death a family dog

2014-07-29 06:15:00 STLToday.com
The German shepherd mix growled at the officer as he approached, prompting the officer to shoot.  Read Full Story ...

Missouri man gets life in prison for killing 17-year-old

2014-07-29 06:15:00 STLToday.com
Investigators said the murder was retaliation for another killing.  Read Full Story ...

Suburban Chicago cop fired after shooting a family's dog

2014-07-29 06:15:00 STLToday.com
The German shepherd mix growled at the officer as he approached, prompting the officer to shoot.  Read Full Story ...

Police investigate two hold-ups in the St. Louis area Monday night

2014-07-29 06:08:59 kmov.com
Police are investigating two separate hold-ups in the St. Louis area Monday night. Read Full Story ...

Man found shot to death in city's Carondelet neighborhood

2014-07-29 06:02:00 STLToday.com
He was found dead at about 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 6200 block of Michigan Avenue. Read Full Story ...

McGraw Live: Chris Koster & Pete the Cat

2014-07-29 06:00:00 STLToday.com
We team with McGraw Milhaven to bring you the hottest topics of the day, live. Watch now! Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Police investigate smash-and-grab at adult entertainment store in south St. Louis

2014-07-29 05:55:56 kmov.com
Police were called to the scene of a smash-and-grab at an adult entertainment store in south St. Louis Tuesday morning. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Students' Rosemont mural depicts Mexican history

2014-07-29 04:46:00 BND.com

Some young Rosemont artists are helping put together a huge mural depicting Mexican history and culture on some otherwise drab industrial buildings.

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9-year-old boy to meet with Coast Guard rescuers

2014-07-29 04:16:00 BND.com

A 9-year-old boy is scheduled to reunite with the members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month.

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Man found dead in parking lot in Carondelet neighborhood

2014-07-29 04:14:57 kmov.com
St. Louis, Mo. (KMOV) - Police investigate shooting in the Carondelet neighborhood in south St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

Nominees sought for Illinois distinguished seniors

2014-07-29 04:06:00 BND.com

The Illinois Department on Aging is seeking nominees for the 2014 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame awards.

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Shorewood man's love of TV began at village hall

2014-07-29 04:06:00 BND.com

In 2006, seventh-grader Conlan Fay went to the old Shorewood Village Hall to see how local government works as part of a Troy Middle School youth and government group.

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Man accused of assaulting umpire at Show-Me Games

2014-07-29 04:06:00 BND.com

A 36-year-old Jefferson City man faces an August court date on suspicion of assaulting a 15-year-old baseball umpire at the Show-Me State Games in Columbia.

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Police: Missing woman left for new life

2014-07-29 04:06:00 BND.com

An eastern Missouri woman missing for three weeks has apparently turned up, and police say she simply left the area to start a new life elsewhere.

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3 am news



U of I club hockey team looks for temporary home

2014-07-29 03:33:00 BND.com

The Ice Arena at the University of Illinois won't be able to open until at least mid-September because of mechanical problems. That will leave the school's popular club hockey team…

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Ceasefire

PaulZanetti@cagleblog.com (Paul Zanetti)
2014-07-29 03:18:17 CagleCartoons

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New logo to promote farmers who served in military

2014-07-29 03:06:00 BND.com

A new logo on agricultural products will help identify Illinois farmers, fishermen and ranchers who served in the military.

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Congressman wants to end CHA "supervouchers"

2014-07-29 03:06:00 BND.com

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is seeking an end to a Chicago Housing Authority program that puts some of the city's poorest residents into its highest priced apartments.

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Hometown police officer fired after shooting dog

2014-07-29 03:06:00 BND.com

A suburban Chicago police officer was fired after shooting to death a family dog.

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Missouri man gets life in prison for murder

2014-07-29 03:06:00 BND.com

A central Missouri judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for the 2013 shooting death of a 17-year-old.

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2 am news



Tribes support changing feds' recognition process

2014-07-29 02:36:00 BND.com

American Indians attending a hearing on Cape Cod say they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition.

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Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

2014-07-29 02:26:00 BND.com

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before…

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Illinois police identify wheelchair fall victim

2014-07-29 02:26:00 BND.com

St. Clair County authorities have identified a quadriplegic man who drowned in a pond following a wheelchair accident.

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I-55 Corridor topic of forum

mwinte@edwpub.net(mwinte)
2014-07-29 02:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Approximately 200 people came out to Liberty Middle School for a public information meeting about the I-55 Corridor. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Chicago police officer wins discrimination suit

2014-07-29 01:56:00 BND.com

A federal jury has awarded a Chicago police officer more than $500,000 in a discrimination lawsuit against a former supervising officer.

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Impending Impeachment

Wolverton@cagleblog.com (Wolverton)
2014-07-29 01:42:17 CagleCartoons

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Sandbars ground barges in upper Mississippi River

2014-07-29 01:02:00 BND.com

Mississippi River workers say roughly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars in Minnesota.

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12 am news



SCARECROW PLANES

PavelConstantin@cagleblog.com (Pavel Constantin)
2014-07-29 00:43:40 CagleCartoons

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Missourians still face delays seeking Medicaid coverage

2014-07-29 00:30:00 STLToday.com
State blames incompatibility with federal system. Read Full Story ...

Pierzynski could bring 'extra spark, extra edge'

2014-07-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Wainwright said team has been 'missing a little edge,' and veteran catcher certainly has a reputation for bringing that. Read Full Story ...

Pierzynski could bring 'extra spark, edge'

2014-07-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Wainwright said team has been 'missing a little edge,' and veteran catcher certainly has a reputation for bringing that. Read Full Story ...

Will A.J. bring an 'edge' or be a wedge?

2014-07-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
New Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski is known for riling up opponents ? and sometimes his teammates as well.  Read Full Story ...

St. Charles Co. Council wants refunds of election overpayments to local governments

2014-07-29 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Council gives elections director Chrismer until Aug. 7 to comply. If he doesn't, council wants Ehlmann to carry out the refunds. Read Full Story ...

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