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10 am news

Man pleads guilty in 2013 attack on student in Meramec campus bathroom

2014-10-24 10:00:00 STLToday.com
Handling of attack by campus officials was criticized, and several were removed or resigned. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



St. Louis police seek driver of car in fatal wreck

2014-10-24 09:54:00 BND.com

St. Louis police are searching for a driver who fled the scene after a fatal crash.

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Friday night lights: Football games scheduled in the metro-east

2014-10-24 09:46:00 BND.com

Here?s the schedule of games involving metro-east football teams Friday night:

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O'Fallon, Ill. man in custody for failure to register correct information as sex offender

2014-10-24 09:13:32 kmov.com
On Wednesday, an O?Fallon, Illinois man was arrested for failure to register correct information as a sex offender, police say. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Suspicious package forces quarantine of workers

2014-10-24 08:31:00 BND.com

An investigation continues after a suspicious package and threatening letter left at Centene Corp.'s Farmington office forced 22 employees to be briefly quarantined.

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Toddler taken from family found in Illinois

2014-10-24 08:06:00 BND.com

Memphis police say a toddler at the center of an Amber Alert has been found safe in Illinois.

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Soulard Oktoberfest boss due in court over debt

2014-10-24 08:00:00 STLToday.com
John McKinstry sued by American Express for $57k in unpaid charges Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Hotel Savoy in Kansas City damaged in fire

2014-10-24 07:56:00 BND.com

The owner of the iconic Hotel Savoy in Kansas City says he's confident the business will reopen.

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Man, 2-year-old boy killed by truck in Bloomington

2014-10-24 07:51:00 BND.com

A man and his 2-year-old nephew have been struck and killed by a pick-up truck while walking near their home in Bloomington.

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UMSL weighs purchase of golf course

2014-10-24 07:31:00 BND.com

The University of Missouri-St. Louis campus could get room to grow soon if university officials decide to purchase a neighboring golf course.

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Coroner: Rantoul plant worker dies after fall

2014-10-24 07:26:00 BND.com

Authorities in central Illinois say a man has died after a 30-40 foot fall at a sports equipment plant in Rantoul.

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Dooley's son accused of 18 store holdups

2014-10-24 07:22:00 BND.com

The son of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is jailed on $100,000 bond, suspected of robbing 18 gas stations.

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Man shot to death in St. Louis' Mark Twain neighborhood

2014-10-24 07:22:00 STLToday.com
He was shot in the 5000 block of Queens Avenue. Read Full Story ...

Illinois employees rescue woman from house fire

2014-10-24 07:17:00 BND.com

Four Illinois Department of Human Services employees have rescued a woman from a house fire in Murphysboro.

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Off-duty Chicago police officer shot and wounded

2014-10-24 07:17:00 BND.com

An off-duty Chicago police has been shot and wounded.

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I Love Ferguson store to open Friday

2014-10-24 07:02:32 kmov.com
A new store in Ferguson, Missouri is dedicated to those who love the city. Read Full Story ...

Missouri senate secretary to retire; Sinquefield to host fundraiser for Blunt

2014-10-24 07:00:00 STLToday.com
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6 am news



After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

2014-10-24 06:52:00 STLToday.com
City officials urged calm and not to worry because of the stricken doctor's travel on subways and spots around the city.  Read Full Story ...

Illinois coyotes key in capture of Iowa fugitive

2014-10-24 06:26:00 BND.com

A pack of wild coyotes in Illinois has proved to be pivotal in the capture of an Iowa fugitive.

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Man killed in early morning hit-and-run accident in North City

2014-10-24 06:09:08 kmov.com
A man was killed during an early morning hit-and-run accident in North St. Louis Friday. Read Full Story ...

Police searching for vehicle that fled fatal crash in St. Louis

2014-10-24 06:08:00 STLToday.com
The crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. Friday.  Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Man shot, killed in fifth homicide this week

2014-10-24 05:50:58 kmov.com
The fifth homicide of the week occurred late Thursday night in north St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

Illinois awards $3M grant for Rockford clinic

2014-10-24 05:41:00 BND.com

An Illinois health care provider has received a $3 million state grant to renovate a former Rockford clinic into a new community health facility.

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Man sentenced for pushing woman out Chicago window

2014-10-24 05:21:00 BND.com

A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for pushing a woman out of a third-story window in Chicago and killing her.

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Illinois man charged with dumping body in alley

2014-10-24 05:16:00 BND.com

A 34-year-old Cottage Hills man is charged with a felony after authorities say he dumped a man's body in a St. Louis alley.

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Sheriff: Grenades made cabaret raid safer

2014-10-24 05:11:00 BND.com

The Pulaski County sheriff is defending the use of flash-bang grenades in a raid on a cabaret club that had 50-60 people inside.

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Firefighters save Columbia men who fell in park

2014-10-24 05:11:00 BND.com

The Columbia Fire Department says two 19-year-olds have been seriously injured after an 18-foot fall in a city park.

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4 am news



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2014-10-24 04:50:07 CagleCartoons

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Bonds approved for Missouri mental hospital

2014-10-24 04:06:00 BND.com

A Missouri board has approved a bond issuance to finance a new mental health facility at the Fulton State Hospital.

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St. Louis moves toward own poet laureate

2014-10-24 04:06:00 BND.com

St. Louis may soon have its own poet laureate.

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Police: Missouri teen identified by selfie charged

2014-10-24 04:06:00 BND.com

St. Louis police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who they say uploaded a selfie with a stolen iPhone.

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EXCHANGE: Getting married at Willoughby Farm

2014-10-24 04:06:00 BND.com

Kimmy Anderson and Nick Nasti love nature, animals and the outdoors. What better place to get hitched than a farm?

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ACLU report blasts St. Louis surveillance cameras

2014-10-24 04:06:00 BND.com

A new report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri says an abundance of surveillance cameras in St. Louis are a threat to privacy and an improper intrusion by…

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Real estate office gets another lottery winner

2014-10-24 04:06:00 BND.com

A south St. Louis County real estate office has again struck gold in the Missouri Lottery.

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Missouri man gets 40 years for killing wife

2014-10-24 04:01:00 BND.com

A Kansas City-area man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his wife with a shotgun.

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3 am news



ComEd wins approval for new transmission line

2014-10-24 03:11:00 BND.com

Commonwealth Edison plans to begin construction next year of a 60-mile high-voltage transmission line in northern Illinois.

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Bloomington woman gets 14 years in fatal DUI

2014-10-24 03:07:00 BND.com

A Bloomington woman who pleaded guilty to drunken driving in a car crash that killed an Illinois State University student has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison.

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Illinois collects taxes from gas stations

2014-10-24 03:07:00 BND.com

Officials say Illinois has received $100 million in sales taxes owed by gas station owners who didn't pay all they owed.

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Deadly crash involving police car investigated

2014-10-24 03:07:00 BND.com

Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a motorist whose vehicle was hit by a southwestern Illinois city's police car responding to a report of gunfire.

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Illinois names 2014 Senior Hall of Fame inductees

2014-10-24 03:07:00 BND.com

A 92-year-old man who earned three degrees and wrote six books and a 69-year-old inventor are among those inducted into Illinois' Senior Hall of Fame.

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Former adoption agency CEO sentenced for theft

2014-10-24 03:07:00 BND.com

The former CEO of a suburban Chicago adoption agency is going to prison for stealing from the charity.

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2 am news



Report: Police in Ferguson violated human rights

2014-10-24 02:31:00 BND.com

A human rights group is calling on governments and police to ensure people's right to peaceful assembly following the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white officer in…

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Feds want 15 years for Ohio ex-deputy treasurer

2014-10-24 02:06:00 BND.com

The government is asking a judge for a 15-year sentence for a former Ohio deputy treasurer who authorities say fled to Pakistan to avoid prison time.

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12 am news



Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

2014-10-24 00:21:00 BND.com

Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer…

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Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

2014-10-24 00:21:00 BND.com

It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and…

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McClellan: A toast to the worst fans in football

2014-10-24 00:15:00 STLToday.com
But please raise a wine glass, not a beer can.  Read Full Story ...

ACLU study warns of 'unchecked rise' of surveillance cameras in St. Louis

2014-10-24 00:15:00 STLToday.com
City is working toward coordination of camera systems, report says. Read Full Story ...

UMSL weighing purchase of Normandie Golf Club

2014-10-24 00:10:00 STLToday.com
University will not say how the property might be used. Opponents want historic course to remain open. Read Full Story ...

No permit won't stop 'rave in a cave' near Crystal City this weekend

2014-10-24 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Steps in place to make sure event goes smoothly, says attorney for cave owner. Read Full Story ...

Screaming, scary political ads get down and dirty

2014-10-24 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Negative 30-second spots expected to get worse in coming days. Read Full Story ...

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