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COCA to present Continuing the Legacy

2015-01-29 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
See, hear and feel the journey of African Americans through Continuing the Legacy. This incredibly moving performance uses dance, music and vivid photography as vehicles to take audience members on a Read Full Story ...

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week under way

2015-01-29 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
BauerFinancial supports the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its effort to educate consumers on the dangers of identity theft as they file their taxes this year. Tax season is prime time for identity Read Full Story ...

Missouri man suspected of peeping through residential windows

2015-01-29 12:03:39 kmov.com
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SIUE grads listed among 40 Under 40

2015-01-29 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Five Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni are considered among the ?best and brightest business leaders in the St. Louis community.? Munier El-Beck, MD BS ?00, Ryan Freeman BS ?01, Travis Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Head of St. Louis Economic Council Partnership to retire

2015-01-29 11:47:00 BND.com

The leader of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership will retire this summer.

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Professor who lost University of Illinois job offer sues

2015-01-29 11:37:00 BND.com

A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued the university's board of trustees and key administrators to try to get…

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Amtrak to spend $12M on Chicago Union Station rehab

2015-01-29 11:27:00 BND.com

Amtrak will spend $12 million on renovations to Chicago's 90-year-old Union Station.

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Seibert is a Parade Magazine All-American, will be featured Sunday

2015-01-29 11:27:00 BND.com

First it was an early verbal commitment to the Sooners of Oklahoma University.

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Jones New York to close stores, end wholesale business

2015-01-29 11:19:00 STLToday.com
The chain has a store at St. Louis Premium Outlets in Chesterfield. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

2015-01-29 10:51:00 STLToday.com
McCain kicked the protesters out of a budget meeting.  Read Full Story ...

Missouri man found guilty in death of 3-year-old

2015-01-29 10:47:00 BND.com

A central Missouri man has been convicted in the abuse death of a 3-year-old boy that was reported as a fatal hit-and-run accident.

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5 St. Louis area malls getting new stores

2015-01-29 10:42:00 STLToday.com
The malls are Chesterfield, West County, South County, Mid Rivers and St. Clair Square Read Full Story ...

Affidavit describes harrowing details of victim forced to travel across state before escaping

2015-01-29 10:41:59 kmov.com
A Danville, KY, man who carjacked a vehicle in Kansas City, MO, and forced its owner to accompany him as he drove across the state has been arrested and charged in federal court. Read Full Story ...

Missouri man convicted of killing girlfriend's son, 3

2015-01-29 10:26:00 STLToday.com
The little boy's mother faces trial on first-degree murder charges later this year.  Read Full Story ...

Missouri woman sentenced for fraud and embezzlement

2015-01-29 10:25:46 kmov.com
A former branch manager of a central Missouri title company will serve two years and six months without parole for mortgage fraud and embezzlement. Read Full Story ...

Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years

2015-01-29 10:15:00 STLToday.com
Improved vehicle design and safety technology get some credit; so might a weaker economy that cut some driving.  Read Full Story ...

Senate heads toward approval of Keystone XL pipeline bill

2015-01-29 10:02:00 BND.com

The Republican-controlled Senate moved Thursday toward passage of a bipartisan bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many expected…

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9 am news



MLK children trying to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize

2015-01-29 09:53:00 STLToday.com
The three are trying to avoid going to trial over the late King's estate. Read Full Story ...

Water main break closes busy St. Louis street

2015-01-29 09:52:00 BND.com

A water main break forces closure of part of a busy south St. Louis street.

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Gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital, dozens injured

2015-01-29 09:48:00 STLToday.com
The blast killed at least 3 people.  Read Full Story ...

Two men arrested after short police chase in Florissant

2015-01-29 09:47:00 STLToday.com
Police tried to stop the driver at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday for pointing a weapon at someone on a parking lot near a liquor store on Washington Street. Read Full Story ...

U.S. homeownership rate falls to 20-year low

2015-01-29 09:39:00 STLToday.com
More Americans are opting to rent rather than buy a house. Read Full Story ...

Chat live with TV critic Gail Pennington

2015-01-29 09:37:00 STLToday.com
Post questions and comments now or live at 1 p.m. Read Full Story ...

Time Warner Cable loses fewer video subscribers

2015-01-29 09:37:00 STLToday.com
Revenue for nation's No. 2 cable company rose to $5.79 billion from $5.58 billion. Read Full Story ...

Moore sniper comment

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2015-01-29 09:34:39 CagleCartoons

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Police: Pursuit ends in crash, suspects in custody

2015-01-29 09:12:27 kmov.com
The scenario began when Florissant Police received a disturbance call around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. One officer responded to the call at Florissant Food and Liquor, located in the 1900 block of Washington Street. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Chippewa Street closed after water main ruptures in St. Louis

2015-01-29 08:58:00 STLToday.com
The closure is between between Prather and Ivanhoe avenues. Read Full Story ...

Will County settles lawsuit with wrongly accused officer

2015-01-29 08:47:00 BND.com

Will County has settled a lawsuit for $126,500 that was brought by a suburban Chicago police officer who was wrongly accused in a deadly 2010 shooting spree.

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Assault case against second Saudi provisionally dismissed

2015-01-29 08:47:00 BND.com

An assault and kidnapping case against two Saudi Arabian nationals in Springfield could end with no one found guilty.

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Former SIU-Edwardsville worker accused of lying during probe

2015-01-29 08:30:32 kmov.com
A former worker for Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville is accused of lying to federal agents investigating consulting contracts he arranged. Read Full Story ...

Mouthpiece

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2015-01-29 08:18:10 CagleCartoons

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Officials: 2 planes slide off taxiway at Michigan airport

2015-01-29 08:17:00 BND.com

Officials say light freezing rain caused two planes to slide off the taxiway at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in western Michigan.

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Meteorologists

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2015-01-29 08:08:23 CagleCartoons

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Branson airport adds charter flights to 3 new destinations

2015-01-29 08:07:00 BND.com

Branson Airport will begin offering public charter service to New Orleans, Cincinnati and Cancun in early May.

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7 am news



U.S. jobless claims approach 15-year low

2015-01-29 07:51:00 STLToday.com
But the data include the King holiday, which likely exaggerated the decrease. Read Full Story ...

US Senate rejects amendment on lesser prairie chicken

2015-01-29 07:42:00 BND.com

The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species act.

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Schulz visits Tsipras

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2015-01-29 07:41:34 CagleCartoons

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Custody dispute cited in pizzeria shooting

2015-01-29 07:32:00 BND.com

A custody dispute is being blamed for a shooting inside a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in suburban St. Louis.

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Growing life in space

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2015-01-29 07:30:00 alestlelive.com
During the university?s winter break, Biological Sciences Associate Professor Darron Luesse was working with NASA and other researchers to send plants into outer space. Luesse said he was pleased to r Read Full Story ...

Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

2015-01-29 07:27:00 BND.com

A white northwest Missouri man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black waitress as she served him breakfast.

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Mo. man charged with felony after alleged racial slur at waitress

2015-01-29 07:25:00 STLToday.com
MARYVILLE, Mo. ? A white northwest Missouri man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black waitress as she served him breakfast. Read Full Story ...

Missouri man charged with felony after allegedly grabbing waitress, using racial slurs

2015-01-29 07:25:00 STLToday.com
MARYVILLE, Mo. ? A white northwest Missouri man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black waitress as she served him breakfast. Read Full Story ...

Missouri police officer shot on the job has 'career-ending' injuries, chief says

2015-01-29 07:15:00 STLToday.com
The injuries to Officer Aaron Pearson include brain injuries that will mean long-term rehabilitation and care. Read Full Story ...

Man found guilty of murder in 2013 shooting at gas station

2015-01-29 07:12:00 BND.com

A 23-year-old Rockford man accused of providing a gun used in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

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Homicide suspect gets 22 years in prison on drug convictions

2015-01-29 07:02:00 BND.com

A suspect in a 2006 Joplin homicide will serve 22 years in prison without parole for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring.

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Carlsberg shutters two Russian breweries amid downturn

2015-01-29 07:02:00 STLToday.com
A-B InBev already has closed four plants in the country over the past two years. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Suspect in Missouri homicide gets 22 years in prison on drug charges

2015-01-29 06:53:00 STLToday.com
Jose Cazares is also charged with second-degree murder in a 2006 shooting.  Read Full Story ...

'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

2015-01-29 06:45:00 STLToday.com
McCullough wrote 25 novels throughout her career. Read Full Story ...

ConocoPhillips has quarterly loss, cuts capital expenditures again

2015-01-29 06:31:00 STLToday.com
Cites dropping oil prices for retrenchment. Read Full Story ...

Gov. Rauner to give speech outlining Illinois challenges

2015-01-29 06:22:00 BND.com

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is continuing to give speeches outlining the state's challenges, this time in the university town of Champaign.

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Crews work to repair overnight water main break in South City

2015-01-29 06:09:21 kmov.com
Crews worked through the early morning hours to repair a water main break in south St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

East St. Louis places basketball coach on paid leave

2015-01-29 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Reports say he is accused of verbally abusing players and placing a bounty on an opposing player during a halftime session with his team Read Full Story ...

Tim McGraw leads today's five Country Megaticket shows at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

2015-01-29 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Tim McGraw is the sixth concert to be announced as part of this summer?s Bandana?s BBQ Country Megaticket at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater). Read Full Story ...

Former Illinois coach, school board president admits sexual misconduct

2015-01-29 06:00:00 STLToday.com
The charges stemmed from incidents in 1997 involving a child less than 13 years old.  Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Former school board president admits sexual misconduct

2015-01-29 05:37:00 BND.com

A former southwestern Illinois school board president and junior varsity basketball coach will be sentenced next month after admitting he committed sexual misconduct with a child.

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Time Warner Cable quarterly revenue rises 3.8 percent

2015-01-29 05:37:00 STLToday.com
But the nation's No. 2 cable company lost 38,000 residential customers in the quarter. Read Full Story ...

Time Warner Cable adjusted profit misses, adds subscribers

2015-01-29 05:37:00 STLToday.com
Revenue for nation's No. 2 cable company rose to $5.79 billion from $5.58 billion. Read Full Story ...

Time Warner Cable continues to lose video subscribers

2015-01-29 05:37:00 STLToday.com
Revenue for nation's No. 2 cable company rose to $5.79 billion from $5.58 billion. Read Full Story ...

Man sentenced to prison in credit card fraud case

2015-01-29 05:22:00 BND.com

An Iowa judge has sentenced a 36-year-old Chicago man to 10 years in prison following his conviction in defrauding two Dubuque businesses.

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Romeoville man gets 108-year sentence in sexual assault case

2015-01-29 05:22:00 BND.com

Authorities in Will County say a Romeoville man convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and filming the abuse has been sentenced to 108 years in prison.

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Women's group digs into Missouri data to advocate for pay and child care

2015-01-29 05:00:00 STLToday.com
Missouri women who work full time make 29 percent less than men. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Chicago libraries to start lending Wi-Fi hotspots

2015-01-29 04:42:00 BND.com

Beginning next month, Chicago residents will be able to check out wireless Internet hotspots from three public library branches.

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Police: No injuries in Kansas City bus shooting

2015-01-29 04:12:00 BND.com

Kansas City police say no one was hurt when a man fired his gun inside a bus.

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Missouri airport police officer faces child porn charge

2015-01-29 04:12:00 BND.com

A 39-year-old St. Louis airport police officer is facing a child pornography charge after authorities say he conspired to attain sexually explicit images and videos of minors.

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Man charged with setting 3 Pike County fires

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

A 23-year-old man is facing charges for three fires in rural northeast Missouri.

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Birthday, other special events planned for Lincoln museum

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

A birthday party for the 16th president and other events are planned for February at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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Police: Man arrested for dragging officer with vehicle

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

A St. Louis County man is facing criminal charges on accusations he dragged a police officer 300 feet down the road in his car.

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House endorses measure aiding Missouri dairy farmers

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

Assistance for Missouri's dairy farmers appears to be one of the first bills the Legislature will send to Gov. Jay Nixon.

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State sues St. Louis County cemetery over maintenance

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

A north St. Louis County cemetery owner has been sued by the state of Missouri after dozens of complaints from family members.

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EXCHANGE: 87-year-old Illinois man prefers shoveling snow

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

Alan Heid, 87, has plowed the same driveway for 46 years. His age can't stop him from performing his classic chore.

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3 am news



Education funds to aid Governors State business center

2015-01-29 03:22:00 BND.com

Governors State University is announcing that a partnership with an Indiana university designed to help underserved colleges and universities will continue through 2018.

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Lobbyists pocket $2.4M on Cook County issues in 2014

2015-01-29 03:17:00 BND.com

Reports show lobbyists were paid more than $2.4 million in 2014 to influence Cook County officials.

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East St. Louis boys basketball coach on paid leave

2015-01-29 03:07:00 BND.com

East St. Louis High School's basketball coach has been placed on paid administrative leave while the district undertakes an unspecified investigation of him.

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2 am news



Royal Dutch Shell reports 57 percent drop in net income

2015-01-29 02:46:00 STLToday.com
Oil giant to cap spending this year in response to falling oil prices. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Saint Serra

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2015-01-29 01:24:49 CagleCartoons

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12 am news



Hearing on St. Louis police review board erupts in chaos

2015-01-29 00:41:00 BND.com

An open meeting at St. Louis City Hall on the creation of a civilian oversight board of the police department devolved into a melee on Wednesday night, further exposing the…

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Bernie: Cards farm system ranked 13th

2015-01-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
In Keith Law's annual team-prospect rankings, the Cardinals fell one spot from the 2014 rankings, but Law's overall assessment is positive.  Read Full Story ...

First kidney swap at St. Louis Children's Hospital allows two parents to help their children

2015-01-29 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Illinois mom wasn't a match for her daughter, but another mom whose child needed a kidney was. Read Full Story ...

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