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9 pm news

St. Louis-area members' votes in Congress on Zika, guns, financial advisers

2016-06-24 21:00:00 STLToday.com
House recesses for 4th of July after Democrat sit-in asking for gun votes Read Full Story ...

8 pm news



Judge orders Michael Brown juvenile records released to lawyers

2016-06-24 20:30:00 STLToday.com
The records will be kept confidential and only available to certain people involved in the lawsuit, the order says Read Full Story ...

7 pm news



Trio races 2,720 miles in all-women air competition

2016-06-24 19:53:00 STLToday.com
Two women with ties to St. Louis were part of one three-person team that competed in the Air Race Classic, a race that began in 1929. Read Full Story ...

Judge orders release of Michael Brown Jr. juvenile records

2016-06-24 19:51:00 STLToday.com
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Judge orders release of Michael Brown juvenile records

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6 pm news



With Martinez on the mound, Cards look for ninth consecutive road win

2016-06-24 18:00:00 STLToday.com
SEATTLE ? Their roster ravaged by the injury of a starting pitcher and an extra-inning game Thursday, the Seattle Mariners made a handful of moves Friday afternoon to fortify their pitching staff and get a new starter. Read Full Story ...

Mariners overhaul pitching staff for Cardinals series

2016-06-24 18:00:00 STLToday.com
SEATTLE ? It was only two days ago that the Mariners acquired Wade LeBlanc, the lefty who will start Friday night against the Cardinals. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



NHL draft blog

2016-06-24 17:41:00 STLToday.com
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NHL draft blog: Tkachuk goes sixth to Calgary

2016-06-24 17:41:00 STLToday.com
Another St. Louis player, Clayton Keller, went 7th. Watch on NBCSN. Read Full Story ...

NHL draft blog: Blues trade Elliott to Calgary; Tkachuk goes sixth

2016-06-24 17:41:00 STLToday.com
Another St. Louis player, Clayton Keller, went 7th. Watch on NBCSN. Read Full Story ...

Elderly woman dead from 'possibly heat-related' causes near Clayton apartment pool

2016-06-24 17:32:00 STLToday.com
The Clayton Fire Department is cautioning especially the young and elderly to be careful out there in the heat. Read Full Story ...

Woman dead from 'possibly heat-related' causes near Clayton apartment pool

2016-06-24 17:32:00 STLToday.com
The Clayton Fire Department is cautioning especially the young and elderly to be careful out there in the heat. Read Full Story ...

Ballpark Village phase 2 getting closer?

2016-06-24 17:00:00 STLToday.com
DeWitt outlines what he wants at BPV Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Witnesses confront driver seen choking passenger in Franklin County

2016-06-24 16:45:00 STLToday.com
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Witnesses confront driver seen choking passenger in Franklin County, police say

2016-06-24 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Man is later arrested and charged in attack that allegedly happened in moving car. Read Full Story ...

18 dead in West Virginia floods; focus on search and rescue

2016-06-24 16:31:00 STLToday.com
At least seven people died, including an 8-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy who were swept away in different counties, authorities said Friday. Read Full Story ...

Missouri man sentenced to 527 years for child sexual abuse

2016-06-24 16:06:00 STLToday.com
Prosecutors say he abused two young girls over several years. Read Full Story ...

SIUE?s Rich Walker Now ?Starring? at Edwardsville?s Wildey Theatre

2016-06-24 16:05:00 SIUE.edu

Rich WalkerEdwardsville’s historic Wildey Theatre has a new star – Rich Walker, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s interim vice chancellor for administration. 

The Friends of the Wildey Theatre, of which Walker is the president, unveiled a bronzed star on Friday, June 24 that is embedded in the sidewalk in front of the theatre at 252 N. Main St. 

Walker received the honor for his longtime advocacy, planning and strategic work to help refurbish and reopen the Wildey Theatre, and also for his ongoing support of the historic landmark. 

“It is because of the 700 donors and city, staff, mayoral and taxpayer support that we have a thriving, beautiful and historic landmark today,” said a surprised Walker to a crowd of friends and supporters of the Wildey. The group of Wildey Theatre enthusiasts caught Walker off guard as he approached the theatre. 

“For two decades, Rich has fought tirelessly on behalf of preserving the Wildey Theatre,” said S.J. Morrison, Friends of the Wildey Theatre board member. “The Wildey Theatre wouldn’t be open today, if it wasn’t for Rich. He was the driving force behind preserving, restoring and reopening it.” 

Walker is a founding member of the Wildey Theatre Renovation Committee and was on the Edwardsville City Council from 1996-2012, during which time he continued to support efforts to renovate the downtown theatre. 

“Rich and I served on the Edwardsville City Council in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and he had a passion on working on the theatre,” said Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton. “He was extremely organized and detailed when it came to preservation of the Wildey. He put a lot of sleepless nights into restoring this theatre back into the gem that it is today.” 

Patton said thanks to Walker, Trip Advisor lists the Wildey Theatre as the number one place to visit in Edwardsville. 

“I was honored to work with Rich and other members of the Edwardsville City Council on the restoration of the Wildey Theatre,” said former Edwardsville Mayor Gary Niebur. “The Wildey has a long and proud history in Edwardsville, and we are proud of the work that Rich has done.” 

According to Joan Evers, official Wildey historian and tour guide, the Wildey opened on April 13, 1909, as a live theatre. 

“My father and his two brothers were here when it first opened in Edwardsville,” Evers said. “The theatre was owned by a group of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in North America, who had a branch in Edwardsville. The group was extremely philanthropic and owned the land. Also, many Edwardsville citizens bought stock in the theatre. 

Walker2“The theatre was named for the founder of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Thomas Wildey,” Evers continued. The theatre was renovated in 1937 and then served as a movie house for almost 50 years.” 

The City of Edwardsville, who now owns the Wildey, reopened the theatre on April 12, 2011. 

Walker’s star is one of three that are part of the sidewalk in front of the theatre. The others are in honor of Gary Niebur and the generations of the Foehrkalk/Evers family. 

“The grand, majestic richness of the theatre speaks for itself,” Walker said. “To be able to come downtown in Edwardsville on a Friday and Saturday night and encounter a traffic jam because of the Wildey is a wonderful thing. This is what sets Edwardsville apart.” 

Photo courtesy, Scott Evers Photography of Edwardsville

Rich Walker, SIUE interim vice chancellor for administration, was honored with a star at the Wildey Theatre in downtown Edwardsville. 

L-R: S.J. Morrison, Friends of the Wildey Theatre board member; Rich Walker, SIUE interim vice chancellor for administration; Joan Evers, official Wildey historian and tour guide; Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton; and former Edwardsville Mayor Gary Niebur.

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Company with Jefferson Arms project looking at second downtown project

2016-06-24 16:03:00 STLToday.com
Under discussion is a redo of the Butler Brothers building Read Full Story ...

Company with Jefferson Arms project looking at second downtown building

2016-06-24 16:03:00 STLToday.com
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3 pm news



Hit Musical HAIRSPRAY Opens July 8 at SIUE Summer Showbiz

2016-06-24 15:42:00 SIUE.edu

HAIRSPRAY, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 8-9 and July 15-16 as well as Sundays, July 10 and 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Dunham Hall Theater on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

HairsprayHAIRSPRAY is an American musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. The production is based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray

The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Md., plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Turblad wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters. 

General admission is $15 for adults and $12 for alumni, retirees, faculty, staff and non-SIUE students with school identification. SIUE students with valid identification are free, courtesy of SIUE’s Campus Activities Board. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more with an advanced order. 

For tickets, call the Summer Showbiz Box Office at 618-650-2774 or toll free at 888-328-5168, extension 2774. The box office is located in Dunham Hall, room 1042B. For more information, visit siue.edu/artsandsciences/theater or send a message to theater-tickets@siue.edu.     

As part of SIUE’s Summer Showbiz productions, HAIRSPRAY is directed by Kate Slovinski, musical director by Joel Welch, set design by Roger Speidel, costume design by Nina Reed, lighting design by Valerie Goldston, sound design by Conner Jones, choreography by Shannon McCarkel and the stage manager is Abagail Polley.  

The cast consists of SIUE faculty and students, along with local actors from the community, such as Ashley Miller-Melton as Tracy Turnblad, Keith Wehmeier as Edna Turnblad, Ian Hayden as Wilbur Turnblad, Clayton Humburg as Link Larkin, Jasmine French as Motormouth Mabel, Michael Hawkins as Seaweed Stubbs and Roger Speidel as Corny Collins. 

HAIRSPRAY also won the Tony Award Best Book, Tony Award Best Score, Drama Desk Outstanding Musical, Drama Desk Outstanding Book, the Drama Desk Outstanding Music and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.   

SIUE’s Summer Showbiz presents four plays during its May to July summer season. All productions are open to the community at large. The Department of Theater and Dance is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.  

Central to SIUE’s exceptional and comprehensive education, the College of Arts and Sciences has 19 departments and 85 areas of study. More than 300 full-time faculty/instructors deliver classes to more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty help students explore diverse ideas and experiences, while learning to think and live as fulfilled, productive members of the global community. Study abroad, service-learning, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities better prepare SIUE students not only to succeed in our region's workplaces, but also to become valuable leaders who make important contributions to our communities.  

Photos courtesy by Valerie Goldston:

L-R: Reagan Deschaine (Velma Van Tussle), Clayton Humburg (Link), Ashley Miller-Melton (Tracey) and Taylor Keel (Amber Van Tussle).

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SIUE Alum Sara Salger Named Partner of Gori Julian & Associates

2016-06-24 15:13:00 SIUE.edu

SaraSIUE Alum Sara Salger is a new partner at the Edwardsville-based law firm Gori Julian & Associates. 

Salger was one of the first attorneys hired at Gori Julian & Associates in 2008. Salger’s representation includes those who have been wronged by the actions of others, victims of asbestos exposure and general personal injury claims. 

Read more about the 2004 SIUE alumna in edglentoday.com.

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2 pm news



BASEBALL: Garella selected to all-state squad

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2016-06-24 14:39:00 theintelligencer.com
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Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit

2016-06-24 14:25:00 STLToday.com
Prime Minister David Cameron, who had led the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, said he would resign by October. Read Full Story ...

Woman hides from gunshots under car, is critically injured when driver speeds off, St. Louis police say

2016-06-24 14:15:00 STLToday.com
Police are investigating the incident, which started with gunshots fired near the 2700 block of Bacon Street. Read Full Story ...

Along for the Ride: A street closes downtown, new Chain of Rocks bridge sought

2016-06-24 14:15:00 STLToday.com
'We're giving away our streets,' says loft-dweller after vote to shut down 17th Street Read Full Story ...

Woman hides from shots under car, is run over when driver speeds off, St. Louis police say

2016-06-24 14:15:00 STLToday.com
Police are investigating the incident, which started with gunshots fired near the 2700 block of Bacon Street. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Lincoln County man found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound, wife is missing

2016-06-24 13:32:00 STLToday.com
Police say the body of William Benhardt was found Thursday in his truck in Montgomery County. His revolver had two fired rounds, authorities said. Read Full Story ...

Governor: 14 have died in West Virginia flooding called 'complete chaos'

2016-06-24 13:30:00 STLToday.com
At least seven people died, including an 8-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy who were swept away in different counties, authorities said Friday. Read Full Story ...

Perez triples, has three hits as Cardinals draft picks make pro debuts

2016-06-24 13:12:00 STLToday.com
As short-season clubs open play, a look at what the Cardinals have spent -- and how -- on their draft picks. Read Full Story ...

Sheriff describes 'complete chaos' from West Virginia floods; 7 deaths

2016-06-24 13:08:00 STLToday.com
At least seven people died, including an 8-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy who were swept away in different counties, authorities said Friday. Read Full Story ...

Obama names Stonewall national monument; 1st for gay rights

2016-06-24 13:07:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON ? President Barack Obama created the first national monument to gay rights on Friday, designating the site of the Stonewall riots in Manhattan where the modern gay rights movement took root nearly five decades ago. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Council OKs neighborhood grant program

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2016-06-24 12:39:00 theintelligencer.com
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Trial date set in identity theft

2016-06-24 12:32:00 theintelligencer.com
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LaBest supporting war dogs

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2016-06-24 12:27:00 theintelligencer.com
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Provels to perform at City Park

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2016-06-24 12:26:00 theintelligencer.com
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Broadway smash "Hamilton" coming to The Fox

2016-06-24 12:09:00 theintelligencer.com
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Summer Showbiz to present "Hairspray"

2016-06-24 12:01:00 theintelligencer.com
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Aisha Sultan: Mother of transgender daughter confronts her haters

2016-06-24 12:00:00 STLToday.com
The incident raises questions about when free speech crosses the line into punishable hate speech. It illustrates the potential lure of ISIS by those who may only share an extremist ideology across so-called religious or ethnic backgrounds. Read Full Story ...

Man who bragged about killing ex-girlfriend pleads guilty in St. Louis County

2016-06-24 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Sophia Moore had kicked her boyfriend out of the home about a week before he returned to kill her, police said. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Man critically injured in early morning shooting, St. Louis police say

2016-06-24 11:45:00 STLToday.com
The victim was found lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one in his abdomen. Read Full Story ...

Man shot and critically injured in early morning shooting, St. Louis police say

2016-06-24 11:40:00 STLToday.com
The victim was found lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one in his abdomen. Read Full Story ...

Brexit Supernova

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2016-06-24 11:33:32 CagleCartoons

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Brexit

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Lifeguard shortage

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2016-06-24 11:11:00 CagleCartoons

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10 am news



Illinois earns more than double in license plate late fees

2016-06-24 10:45:00 STLToday.com
The state stopped mailing renewal notices in October, saying it couldn't afford the $450,000 in monthly postage costs Read Full Story ...

17 calves die when semi overturns on Illinois interstate

2016-06-24 10:30:00 STLToday.com
The truck was carrying 93 calves weighing between 400 and 500 pounds. Read Full Story ...

EU sadness

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2016-06-24 10:02:57 CagleCartoons

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9 am news



National Democrats convene in St. Louis Friday and Saturday for final platform drafting meeting

2016-06-24 09:53:00 STLToday.com
Meeting at downtown St. Louis Grand Hotel is open to the public. Read Full Story ...

National Democrats convene in St. Louis Friday and Saturday to draft party platform

2016-06-24 09:53:00 STLToday.com
Meeting at downtown St. Louis Grand Hotel is open to the public. Read Full Story ...

Fireworks Inside the Capitol

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2016-06-24 09:36:25 CagleCartoons

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GB breakes out from EU

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2016-06-24 09:33:49 CagleCartoons

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Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

2016-06-24 09:18:00 STLToday.com
His supporters at a party gathering in St. Louis will try to influence the Democratic platform. Read Full Story ...

UK exits EU

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2016-06-24 09:06:47 CagleCartoons

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8 am news



Pulled the plug

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2016-06-24 08:16:57 CagleCartoons

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7 am news



Belleville police fatally shoot man in exchange of gunfire outside apartment complex

2016-06-24 07:45:00 STLToday.com
The dead man is from the St. Louis area, said Sgt. Matt Weller of the Illinois State Police. Read Full Story ...

David Cameron

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2016-06-24 07:44:56 CagleCartoons

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UNITED KINGDOM BREAKS FREE

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2016-06-24 07:42:41 CagleCartoons

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Brexit great loss

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LOCAL PA Toomey dances

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Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; Wall Street plunges

2016-06-24 07:30:00 STLToday.com
The British pound plunges to a 31-year low Friday. Read Full Story ...

If you want to label the Randy Rogers Band, just call it country

2016-06-24 07:15:00 STLToday.com
If you?re looking for a label for the music the Randy Rogers Band plays, just stick to country ? please. Read Full Story ...

The wheels are turning once again for the Jayhawks

2016-06-24 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Co-founder Gary Louris recognized that the Jayhawks were the ideal vehicle for the new music he was writing. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Bret Flight

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2016-06-24 06:57:39 CagleCartoons

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Brexit Scarecrow

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5 am news



Belleville police fatally shoot man outside apartment complex

2016-06-24 05:45:00 STLToday.com
Police fatally shot a man outside a Belleville apartment complex Thursday night. Read Full Story ...

Abandonment

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2016-06-24 05:03:52 CagleCartoons

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THE NEW ENGLISH FLAG

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4 am news



THANK YOU DAVID

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Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; markets rocked

2016-06-24 04:00:00 STLToday.com
The British pound plunges to a 31-year low Friday. Read Full Story ...

3 am news



Thats all folks!

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2 am news



BYE BYE ENGLAND

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1 am news



Happy Birthday Forest Park ? 140 years old and still a delight

2016-06-24 01:30:00 STLToday.com
The park was dedicated during a day-long ceremony on June 24, 1876. Read Full Story ...

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