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5 pm news

'Empire' stars come to St. Louis with a little scoop

2015-03-28 17:58:00
Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray, two of the young stars of ?Empire,? came to St. Louis Saturday afternoon and attracted an insanely long line of fans to the F.Y.E. record store on Hampton Avenue. Read Full Story ...

Callaway County drowning linked to alcohol

2015-03-28 17:00:00

The death of a 55-year-old man in a lake south of Holts Summit has been ruled an accidental drowning.

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4 pm news

St. Louis police searching for bank robbery suspect

2015-03-28 16:54:00
Police are searching for a man who robbed the Bank of America at 4625 Lindell Blvd. around 9:55 a.m. Saturday. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis municipal judge resigns after reports of problems

2015-03-28 16:50:00

A municipal judge in suburban St. Louis has resigned after it was reported that he was on probation for his conduct as a private attorney and had unpaid taxes.

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What's destroying middle-class wages?

2015-03-28 16:15:00
Growing body of research points to globalization as the biggest factor hollowing out the American middle class. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news

Police: Masked man invades mother's home near Peoria

2015-03-28 15:55:00

Police say they have arrested a 27-year-old knife-wielding man who broke into his mother's home in central Illinois and tied her up in an attempted robbery.

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Columbia files notice of appeal in fired officer case

2015-03-28 15:45:00

Columbia has announced plans to appeal a judge's ruling reversing the firing of a former police officer.

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Northwest Missouri man charged in death of 10-month-old boy

2015-03-28 15:18:00

A northwest Missouri man has been charged in the death of a 10-month-old boy.

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Cards put 'brakes' on Garcia after lefty has setback

2015-03-28 15:18:00
Due to the day-to-day uncertainty of the lefty coming back from shoulder surgery, team prepared for this possibility. Gonzales starts Sunday. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

More than 1,200 climb to top of St. Louis' tallest building to raise funds for lung health

2015-03-28 14:47:00
When David Chumley, 63, struggled to climb the 40 flights of stairs of St. Louis' tallest building on Saturday, he would reach down and pat the Hacky Sack in his pocket. His athletic son was d… Read Full Story ...

Police representative says DOJ's "band of marauders" concealed truth about Ferguson shooting

2015-03-28 14:02:00
"It's a big lie and it was used to bury the truth about Darren Wilson and what happened that day on Aug. 9 in Ferguson and that was ... a young black man made a terrible mistake," said Jeff Ro… Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

12-year-old shot to death in Quincy

2015-03-28 13:55:00

Quincy police are investigating the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy.

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St. Louis police suspect link between 2 shooting scenes

2015-03-28 13:25:00

St. Louis police suspect that the deadly shootings of two people and wounding of a third at a boarding house is connected to the non-fatal shooting of another person in…

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Psych exam sought in Illinois case involving dead cats, dogs

2015-03-28 13:10:00

A public defender is seeking a psychiatric evaluation for a woman facing animal cruelty charges after dozens of dead cats and dogs were found in her rural northern Illinois home.

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Cards trade lefty Freeman to Texas

2015-03-28 13:00:00
LAKELAND, Fla. ? The Cardinals have alleviated some of their roster crunch on the left side of the bullpen by trading Sam Freeman to Texas. Read Full Story ...

Missouri man dies after being run over by train in Oklahoma

2015-03-28 13:00:00

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Missouri man was killed when he was run over by a train that he apparently had fallen off of near Fairland.

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12 pm news

Cabrera powers Tigers to early 2-0 lead

2015-03-28 12:35:00
After the long bus ride up to Lakeland, Fla., Lynn took the mound, greeted by Detroit's formidable, AL-ready lineup. Read Full Story ...

Lynn throws five strong innings, leaves with 3-2 lead

2015-03-28 12:35:00
After the long bus ride up to Lakeland, Fla., Lynn took the mound, greeted by Detroit's formidable, AL-ready lineup. Read Full Story ...

Lynn finishes strong before Cards falter, lose 4-3

2015-03-28 12:35:00
Starter goes five innings, strikes out five and leaves with a one-run lead as Cards visit Detroit in Lakeland, Fla. Read Full Story ...

3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

2015-03-28 12:25:00

A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry.

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Fleetwood Mac gives fans what they want at Scottrade Center concert

2015-03-28 12:16:00
Keyboardist and singer Christine McVie is back with the band. Read Full Story ...

Matheny makes side trip to surprise son

2015-03-28 12:11:00
When Cardinals manager saw Missouri State was in Florida, he had a chance to do something he never had before -- see his eldest play college ball. Read Full Story ...

Lawyers playing different roles in different courts

2015-03-28 12:00:00
A limited selection of dockets from 21 cities obtained by the Post-Dispatch showed lawyers with an array of roles in the municipal courts. Some hold five or more municipal court positions. Oth… Read Full Story ...

11 am news

Chicago-area researchers part of year-in-space study

2015-03-28 11:45:00

Three Chicago-area universities are taking part in the research examining the health effects on an American astronaut spending a year in space.

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Player of the Year: Okawville’s Frederking is only a sophomore - and he’s only going to get better

2015-03-28 11:34:00

Okawville High sophomore guard Noah Frederking was named the Belleville News-Democrat Small-School Basketball Player of the Year.

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Judges and prosecutors switch roles, while also defending clients

2015-03-28 11:30:00
In St. Louis County?s municipal courts, the main players frequently trade roles as judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys. From just a small sampling of dockets made available by the courts… Read Full Story ...

Law firm that specializes in municipality now coming under increased scrutiny

2015-03-28 11:30:00
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EHS students outline Earth Hour
2015-03-28 11:10:00
Students in the EHS Environmental Club spoke at the Edwardsville District 7 Board of Education meeting Monday night to inform the board about an ?Edwardsville Unplugged? event taking place this weeken Read Full Story ...

Bills would ban gender neutral housing, unisex bathrooms

2015-03-28 11:10:00

Gender-neutral university housing and many unisex public bathrooms would be banned in Missouri under bills that have been introduced in the Legislature.

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Florida man sentenced for Illinois mortgage scam

2015-03-28 11:05:00

A south Florida man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in federal prison in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme aimed at homeowners trying to avoid loan foreclosure.

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Exhibit of women's wartime clothing on display through D-Day

2015-03-28 11:05:00

An exhibit of women's wartime clothing is on display through D-Day in Columbia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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Candidates take stances on taxes
2015-03-28 11:05:00
 NOTE: This is the second of two stories covering the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon League of Women Voter?s Forum conducted March 23 for the candidates in the Glen Carbon Village Board Race. Read Full Story ...

Library to host program on war brides
2015-03-28 11:00:00
Some of the stories that Michele Thomas will be telling Sunday about war brides from the World War II era are sad and some are wonderful, but all are filled with the yearnings of women struggling to m Read Full Story ...

Municipal mercenaries often thrive off of contrary roles

2015-03-28 11:00:00
A judge defends DWI defendant arrested in judge?s town Read Full Story ...

10 am news

A web of lawyers play different roles in different courts

2015-03-28 10:45:00
Critics say the system sets up an appearance of conflict Read Full Story ...

East St. Louis ballot upheaval tightens mayoral race

2015-03-28 10:30:00
Mayor Alvin Parks Jr. resorts to write-in campaign against Emeka Jackson-Hicks and Courtney Hoffman. Read Full Story ...

McClellan: A fairy tale life unravels, twice

2015-03-28 10:30:00
Christine Murray-Kaplan's first husband remains a fugitive from the IRS. Read Full Story ...

Rockford schools to cut 103 positions

2015-03-28 10:25:00

A northern Illinois school district says it will save $7.4 million in the coming fiscal year by eliminating more than 100 positions from its payroll.

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Missouri bill would allow growlers in gas stations, grocers

2015-03-28 10:20:00

Missouri beer lovers could get their fill of rich milk stouts and hoppy pale ales on draft at convenience and grocery stores under proposals brewing in the state Legislature.

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In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

2015-03-28 10:15:00

From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms.

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Wright sets sights on contest finals
2015-03-28 10:05:00
EHS sophomore Jada Wright has a big weekend planned.  The 16 year old will be performing in the semi-final round of the 5th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition.  She is one of 39 high school acts Read Full Story ...

St. Charles mayoral race highlights April 7 ballot in St. Charles County

2015-03-28 10:00:00
Sally Faith seeks second term as mayor against County Councilman Mike Klinghammer. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County residents head to polls April 7 to choose municipal, county officials

2015-03-28 10:00:00
Ballot initiatives in University City, Kirkwood, and west St. Louis County would raise taxes Read Full Story ...

The 'brownie lady" dies

2015-03-28 10:00:00
Shirley Cohen volunteered for hospitals and the arts. Read Full Story ...

From the editor: Working to heal the racial divide

2015-03-28 10:00:00
The non-partisan Aspen Institute invited about 100 local civic, business and community leaders to a downtown St. Louis hotel for a ?Community Dialogue on Healing the Racial Divide?  Read Full Story ...

Dial seeking seat on Village Board

2015-03-28 10:00:00
Doug Dial is one of six candidates seeking one of the three open seats on the Glen Carbon Village Board in the April 7 election. Read Full Story ...

9 am news

You can't cover the transportation beat without a few bumps in the road

2015-03-28 09:45:00
Ken Leiser takes his last "ride" as a journalist. Read Full Story ...

Chicago's Thompson Center could get price tag

2015-03-28 09:35:00

The administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner is considering hiring an appraiser to assess the value of Chicago's James R. Thompson Center, though it says it is premature to talk about…

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How six NFL owners will change the fate of St. Louis football

2015-03-28 09:15:00
Owners say they won't rip a team from a hometown with a clear plan to build a new stadium. Read Full Story ...

Missouri Botanical Garden to host Herb Days

2015-03-28 09:10:00
The 13th annual Herb Days plant sale, presented by the St. Louis Herb Society and the Missouri Botanical Garden?s Garden Gate Shop, kicks off the annual sale with early shopping hours for MBG members Read Full Story ...

SIUE's Fuchs earns faculty honor

2015-03-28 09:05:00
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost announced that Wendy Fuchs, PhD, is the recipient of the annual Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty. It is the most p Read Full Story ...

Anniversary Announcement: Harry and Gladys Freitag

2015-03-28 09:00:00
Harry and Gladys Freitag, formerly of Jacksonville and Edwardsville, will celebrate their 69th weeding anniversary next Sunday, March 29, with family. Read Full Story ...

8 am news

Bison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

2015-03-28 08:46:00

The Midewin (mih-DAY'-win) National Tallgrass Prairie has final approval to introduce a small herd of bison on an experimental basis.

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Peralta leads Cards into former home Lakeland

2015-03-28 08:21:00
LAKELAND, Fla. ? On the edge of the Disneyverse and not too far Legoland sits Joker Marchant Stadium, a little gem of a spring training home that has stood here for 50 years and is now the hom… Read Full Story ...

What happens when schools send 12-year-olds completely off the grid?

2015-03-28 08:00:00
It may be the first time in their conscious lives that they don't have a device ? any device ? nearby for four consecutive days. Read Full Story ...

7 am news

From our archives: Bridge worker disappears after fall from St. Louis structure

2015-03-28 07:00:00
The Missouri approach to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is named for Andy Gammon, the carpenter who died during construction.  Read Full Story ...

5 am news

Pilot tells of harrowing escape from North Korea in 'Great Leader'

2015-03-28 05:00:00
Blaine Harden will visit St. Louis to discuss his new book. Read Full Story ...

Zack Smithey prepares a different kind of Easter egg hunt

2015-03-28 05:00:00
Artist will hide 1,000 works of art for people to find. Read Full Story ...

4 am news

Illinois historic site to commemorate Lincoln's death

2015-03-28 04:05:00

The Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death with special theater performances.

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3 am news

Man charged with concealing luxury cars during bankruptcy

2015-03-28 03:50:00

Federal prosecutors say they've charged a suburban Chicago man with bankruptcy fraud for concealing ownership of autos worth almost $300,000.

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St. Charles police warns residents of phone scam

2015-03-28 03:30:00

Police in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles are warning residents about a scam in which people posing as Internal Revenue Service agents are demanding money.

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12 am news

Sherpa: How we cherry-pick the lyrics while singing about villains

2015-03-28 00:15:00
Mindless earworm lyrics echo mantra of modern media Read Full Story ...

With a great view of the St. Louis skyline, homeless camp digs in deeper

2015-03-28 00:15:00
The city has other plans for the homeless that include new shelters. Action is supposed to happen in April.  Read Full Story ...

Book review: Passive 'Hausfrau' surrenders herself to versions of love

2015-03-28 00:00:00
Novel of bored wife gives nod to 'Anna Karenina.'  Read Full Story ...

At home: French Country-style home in Labadie is full of custom details

2015-03-28 00:00:00
From a circular three-story staircase to a double-barrel entry ceiling, the house teems with custom features.  Read Full Story ...

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