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8 pm news

St. Louis firefighter suffers burns to face and neck in propane barbecue grill fire

2014-08-22 20:08:00
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7 pm news

Arnold residents to start paying for trash collection

2014-08-22 19:24:00
City Council approves $10 fee as part of new budget. Read Full Story ...

Bond issue for community center will be on Woodson Terrace ballot

2014-08-22 19:21:00
Measure would be financed through current sales tax. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news

News 4 Investigates: What factors determine if Officer Wilson was justified in using deadly force?

2014-08-22 18:54:00
Experts say there are two key questions emerging in the investigation of Michael Brown?s shooting. Read Full Story ...

Other St. Louis area PD's ordering body cameras for officers

2014-08-22 18:50:54
The lack of police cameras during the shooting death of Michael Brown has the Ellisville Police Department rushing to have body cameras on all of their officers. Read Full Story ...

City of Clayton and its schools host food drive for Ferguson residents

2014-08-22 18:50:00
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Father of Michael Brown visits memorial to son, protest gatherings smaller on West Florissant

2014-08-22 18:45:00
He hugged well-wishers and did not speak to reporters.  Read Full Story ...

Protest gatherings smaller in Ferguson

2014-08-22 18:45:00
Evening protests started small. Read Full Story ...

Mother angered for lack of public outcry after her son's murder in St. Louis

2014-08-22 18:43:50
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Mo. troopers spotted playing basketball with Ferguson youth

2014-08-22 18:41:27
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Bank of O'Fallon Shootout to feature top teams, players

2014-08-22 18:27:00

Metro-east boys basketball fans will want to circle Feb. 7 on their calendars.

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Archdiocese wants ice bucket funds sent to different group

2014-08-22 18:25:00
Catholics urged to send donations to a group that doesn't fund embryonic stem cell research. Read Full Story ...

Judge tosses out much of suit filed by man jailed by mistake

2014-08-22 18:17:00
Federal judge grants summary judgment motions filed by city officials and employees, only one sheriff's deputy left in the case. Read Full Story ...

Judge tosses out much of suit filed by St. Louis man held in jail by mistake

2014-08-22 18:17:00
Only one sheriff's deputy remains as a defendant.  Read Full Story ...

5 pm news

8 gang members indicted on racketeering charges

2014-08-22 17:25:00

Federal prosecutors in Illinois and Indiana have announced the indictment on racketeering charges of eight members and associates of a street gang operating in the states.

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Radiation lawsuit against West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton dismissed

2014-08-22 17:25:00
Lawyers for a Bridgeton resident dismissed a class action lawsuit today against Republic Services, owners of the radioactive West Lake Landfill. Read Full Story ...

Glendale officer suspended for anti-protester Facebook posts

2014-08-22 17:18:15
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St. Louis County officer suspended over video, Glendale officer suspended for Facebook comments

2014-08-22 17:12:00
Video of county officer was made in 2012; Glendale officer was commenting on Ferguson protesters. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

2014-08-22 16:59:11
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Police: Man shot, car stolen in north St. Louis

2014-08-22 16:50:42
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Two interstate highways to close this weekend

2014-08-22 16:42:00
Two major interstate highway stretches are being closed through St. Louis and Clayton this weekend. Read Full Story ...

Get high school football scores and schedules here

2014-08-22 16:40:00
Find the latest results in our Score Zone and see a preview of tonight's top games.  Read Full Story ...

Rauner says Board of Election action a Quinn win

2014-08-22 16:35:00

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and "Springfield career politicians" were winners with finalization of the Nov. 4 ballot by the State Board of Elections.

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St. Louis company installs dash cams free of charge for Ferguson PD

2014-08-22 16:29:00
The shooting death of Michael Brown was not caught on police video because the Ferguson Police Department did not have dash cameras installed in their squad cars, but that changed Friday. Read Full Story ...

Michael Brown's parents to be at Peacefest in Forest Park

2014-08-22 16:28:14
Peacefest has taken place in Forest Park for several years, but it will take on a different meaning this year in light of Michael Brown?s death. Peacefest will be held Sunday in Forest Park, and in attendance will be the parents of Michael Brown. Read Full Story ...

How much did the clashes in Ferguson cost and who will pay?

2014-08-22 16:27:46
The cost of having police force present during protests and looting in Ferguson is estimated to be in the millions of dollars. But the St. Louis County does not know how they will pay the costs because there is no protocol for such situations. Read Full Story ...

Pinkel, Alden respond to report on Washington allegations

2014-08-22 16:22:00
Mizzou officials believe school is better equipped to handle sexual assault cases.  Read Full Story ...

Missouri lawmakers plan Ferguson committee

2014-08-22 16:15:00

The top-ranking official in the Missouri House says he plans to appoint a bipartisan committee to look into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and the governor's response to…

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3 pm news

Buddhist monks here on Sacred Tibetan Arts Tour made stir on social media

2014-08-22 15:45:00
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Supreme Court won't take up term limits appeal

2014-08-22 15:40:00

The Illinois Supreme Court is refusing to take up an appeal of a lower court's ruling that prohibits a vote on term limits from appearing on the November ballot.

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Nixa board nixes kangaroos, other exotic animals

2014-08-22 15:40:00

In case there was any doubt, it's now officially illegal to keep elephants as pets in the southwest Missouri city of Nixa.

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Cardinal George to get experimental cancer drug

2014-08-22 15:30:00

The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer.

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Sen. Warren disavows PAC urging run for president

2014-08-22 15:15:00

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has written to federal regulators stating that she has nothing to do with a newly formed political organization urging her to run for president in 2016.

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Go Topless Day comes to Carbondale on Sunday

2014-08-22 15:12:00
Though a first for Southern Illinois and the St. Louis area, Go Topless Day is in its seventh year with participation in 60 cities across the globe. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

United flight to Chicago makes emergency landing

2014-08-22 14:45:00

A United Express flight from St. Louis to Chicago made an emergency landing in Peoria after the cabin lost air pressure.

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Bird Bytes: Adams' defense is golden

2014-08-22 14:45:00
Can a big man play great defense? Yes. Just watch Matt Adams. Also: notes on Holliday, Bourjos, Jay, Taveras, Molina and others.  Read Full Story ...

Gagen returns to lead Althoff soccer team; West, East look for scoring

2014-08-22 14:43:00

Belleville boys soccer teams are ready to kick off their seasons next week.

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University Housing Hosts House Calls for the 10th Year

2014-08-22 14:28:54

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For the 10th consecutive year, SIUE University Housing hosted House Calls this week in first-year residence halls for freshmen.

On-campus residents in Prairie, Woodland and Bluff halls received a ?House Call? on Wednesday. The event is an official University welcome to students in their new home and allows them a chance to ask any questions they might have regarding their dorms, their classes, the campus, the University or any other issue.

Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel and Eddie the Cougar were among those SIUE administrators who visited the freshmen halls this year.

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Michael Schultz, director of University Housing, noted the friendships that were already forming in the new communities. ?It was refreshing to meet with new members of our community,? Schultz said. ?All of the residents I spoke with were very happy to be at SIUE and excited about opportunities ahead of them. You can see the new friendships that have developed in less than a week?s time.?

The number of University representatives who are a part of House Calls has continued to increase over the years. This year, 66 volunteers from across campus welcomed students. Vicky Dean, assistant director for Residential Education and House Calls coordinator, expressed gratitude about the continued success of the program and campus partners.

?I would say the House Calls program was a definite success,? Dean said. ?We had a number of first time volunteers who wanted to be part of this special opportunity. Volunteers distributed treats and handy posters with a checklist of 57 things to do before they graduate.?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River?s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of nearly 14,000.


Three Woodland Hall residents are pictured from left to right: Housing Resident Assistant Chelsea Pierce, Gianni Bennett and Alana Bunfill. The SIUE students enjoy a night of House Calls with Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe, Eddie the Cougar and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel.

Student Kaitlin Fleetwood reaches into the bag for a treat from Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe.


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McKee applies for St. Louis hospital approval

2014-08-22 14:20:00
Saying facility will promote public health, Mayor Francis Slay throws support behind the NorthSide project. Read Full Story ...

Missouri bus riders to buckle seat belts

2014-08-22 14:16:00

A year ago, 22 Pembroke Hill students and their driver sustained injuries when their school bus slid off a Kansas highway ramp, tipped and slammed onto the ground.

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Pedicab business benefits from Columbia nightlife

2014-08-22 14:15:00

It's a Saturday night in downtown Columbia. The revelers are rousing in anticipation of the nearing fall term. Bass beats thump and buzz from the bars lining Broadway.

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Missouri same-sex couple speak on lawsuit

2014-08-22 14:10:00

From a young age, Arlene Zarembka and her spouse, Zuleyma Tang-Martinez, were activists.

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Village begins pot discussions
2014-08-22 14:05:00
As many questions were raised as they were answered Tuesday when the Glen Carbon Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the possibility of a medical marijuana dispensary locating in the village. Read Full Story ...

Ark Animal Hospital going up
2014-08-22 14:00:00
During the past year, the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area has seen its fair share of new construction. That continues now with the addition of Ark Animal Hospital. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

History Museum to host Ferguson town hall meeting

2014-08-22 13:57:00
"We need to have some real conversations with our kids," says one organizer. Read Full Story ...

Woman, 75, to be sentenced for old Wyoming killing

2014-08-22 13:41:00

An elderly Missouri woman convicted earlier this year of murdering her 25-year-old husband in Wyoming in the mid-1970s faces sentencing in Cheyenne on Monday.

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Father of Michael Brown visits memorial to son

2014-08-22 13:38:00
Summer heat beat down upon the protest strip Thursday, but the tension seemed to be cooling despite seven arrests. Read Full Story ...

Senators seek federal help for Ferguson businesses

2014-08-22 13:25:00

Missouri's U.S. senators are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to seek federal help for businesses damaged during violent protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old.

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EAC to host "Literally Figurative" exhibit

2014-08-22 13:10:00
Curated by the Edwardsville Arts Center?s own exhibition committee, the EAC?s upcoming exhibit, ?Literally Figurative,? will highlight figurative work by eight artists who use the human form as a vess Read Full Story ...

Bernie: Wondering about Waino

2014-08-22 13:10:00
Cardinals' ace stands tall in his place among MLB's best pitchers. But it's been a grind for him since the All-Star break. Is it fatigue?  Read Full Story ...

Area set to sizzle through weekend
2014-08-22 13:05:00
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Speakers, artists open SIUE to the community

2014-08-22 13:00:00
While the main work of colleges and universities involves education and research, there is also the need to connect with their local communities. These endeavors help to open the doors of an academic Read Full Story ...

Pentagon says little of the equipment seen in Ferguson is military surplus

2014-08-22 13:00:00
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12 pm news

Alabama teacher suspended after shooting lesson

2014-08-22 12:59:17
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Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

2014-08-22 12:48:58
The state's top ethics investigator says the Illinois Department of Transportation improperly hired more than 250 employees in the past decade. Read Full Story ...

Driver injured when vehicle overturns, slams into Creve Coeur business

2014-08-22 12:35:34
Speed may have been a factor in an accident that left one person seriously injured, and a Creve Coeur business damaged, police said. Read Full Story ...

3 charged with organ-donation fraud

2014-08-22 12:30:00

Three suburban Chicago residents have been indicted on charges that allege they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a group that coordinates organ and tissue donations.

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Unions want expedited ruling in pensions suit

2014-08-22 12:15:00

A coalition of labor unions and state retirees is asking a judge for an expedited ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of Illinois' pension law.

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Power back on for thousands in southwest Missouri

2014-08-22 12:15:00
Church opened doors to people who needed a place to stay during outage. Read Full Story ...

11 am news

Bite attack at Lollapalooza leads to charges

2014-08-22 11:50:00

A 33-year-old Chicago man has been charged with tackling a man and biting him on the arm and biting another on the shin at Lollapalooza.

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Facts about US racial unrest

2014-08-22 11:50:00

The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer,

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Amnesty Days scheduled in September for some St. Louis counties

2014-08-22 11:43:22
Amnesty Days are scheduled in September for Maplewood Municipal Court, Richmond Heights Municipal Court, and Shrewsbury Municipal Court. Read Full Story ...

'Genealogy Roadshow' in St. Louis this weekend

2014-08-22 11:38:00
You're invited to watch filming of new season for PBS series., Read Full Story ...

Top Snyder aide pays $16,700 in taxes, interest

2014-08-22 11:35:00

A top aide to Gov. Rick Snyder has paid $16,700 in property taxes and interest after improperly claiming a principal residence exemption on two houses for three years.

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Heat becomes issue for firefighters battling 2-alarm blaze in north city

2014-08-22 11:31:49
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Talk of Ferguson at EHS addressed
2014-08-22 11:28:00
Edwardsville High School experienced a few days of emotionally-charged tension last week when classroom discussions turned to the topic of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo. While the situati Read Full Story ...

Firefighters battle blaze at abandoned cement plant in St. Louis, site of Cassilly's 'Cementland'

2014-08-22 11:15:00
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Police release surveillance photos of suspect in Natural Bridge bank robbery

2014-08-22 11:07:53
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Fraternity offers to pay for funeral of teen shot

2014-08-22 11:00:00

A fraternity headquartered in Baltimore has offered to cover the funeral costs for a teenager fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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10 am news

Rubbish fire rages at abandoned cement plant in north St. Louis

2014-08-22 10:57:00
ST. LOUIS ? Firefighters at a rubbish fire at an abandoned cement plant in north St. Louis are having issues with water supply. Read Full Story ...

Rubbish burns at abandoned cement plant in north St. Louis

2014-08-22 10:57:00
ST. LOUIS ? Firefighters at a rubbish fire at an abandoned cement plant in north St. Louis are having issues with water supply. Read Full Story ...

Rubbish burns at abandoned cement plant in St. Louis

2014-08-22 10:57:00
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Man robbed St. Louis bank, escaped on bicycle with broken chain

2014-08-22 10:55:00
Surveillance photos released. Read Full Story ...

State Board of Elections to certify Nov. 4 ballot

2014-08-22 10:35:00

The Illinois State Board of Elections is meeting to certify the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

2014-08-22 10:30:31
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Breakfast with Bernie: Rams set to be tested at Cleveland

2014-08-22 10:15:00
Welcome to "Breakfast with Bernie," a daily take on the sports world brought to you from the First Bank Studio. Read Full Story ...

Grand jury in Michael Brown case: 3 black members, 9 white

2014-08-22 10:12:00
Seven on the panel are men, five are women. Read Full Story ...

Man shot to death at apartment complex doorway in St. Louis

2014-08-22 10:08:00
Travonn Kirksey, 21, was fatally shot at about 10:40 p.m. Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Man shot to death at apartment complex doorway in Vandeventer neighborhood

2014-08-22 10:06:00
Travonn Kirksey, 21, was fatally shot at about 10:40 p.m. Thursday in the 4100 block of Delmar Boulevard. Read Full Story ...

9 am news

SIUE Students to Enjoy Downtown Edwardsville During Annual Block Party

2014-08-22 09:13:45

Edwardsville Block Party 8-23-13SIUE and the city of Edwardsville welcome back students today with the 15th Annual Block Party. Music, food and fun are the order of the day starting at 6 p.m.

The University and the city host the annual event, which runs until midnight, at the intersection of Second and St. Louis streets in Edwardsville’s downtown. SIUE students, faculty and staff, and the community are invited to attend the party with no admission charge.

A deejay will entertain from 6-8 p.m. before That ?80s Band takes the stage from 8 p.m. to closing.

Food vendors will line the downtown streets, along with many non-food vendors offering products, services and information.

Block Party attendance has more than tripled since it began in 2000, with approximately 3,500 people attending each of the past two years.

The event is sponsored by the city of Edwardsville, SIUE and the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce.

Photo: Zachary Mills (cougar shirt) and Tiarra Hill are painting a frisbee.

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Rains leave behind widespread Chicago-area floods

2014-08-22 09:10:00

Overnight rains have flooded street after street in parts of Chicago's southwest suburbs, stranding cars, inundating basements and yards and forcing some to get around in row boats and kayaks.

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8 am news

Police respond to school bus accident in Mascoutah Friday

2014-08-22 08:56:26
Police responded to the scene of a school bus accident in Mascoutah Friday morning. Read Full Story ...

Maryland Heights company installs dash cams for Ferguson police

2014-08-22 08:45:44
A Maryland Heights company is installing dash cams for the Ferguson Police Department. Read Full Story ...

Ala teacher suspended after shooting lesson

2014-08-22 08:44:00

An Alabama schoolteacher is suspended without pay after being accused of having students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

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Road closures for part of Highway 40, I-170 begin Friday night

2014-08-22 08:37:10
Part of Highway 40 and I-170 will be closed Friday night for roadwork. Read Full Story ...

State to ask for lower air permit fee increase

2014-08-22 08:29:00

A proposal to increase permit and emission fees charged to Missouri companies to regulate air pollution has fallen apart, forcing state officials to lower proposed increases and placing a department…

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Police: No suspect in custody following shooting in north St. Louis

2014-08-22 08:15:48
Police were called to the scene of a shooting in the 2900 block of Dodier Friday. Read Full Story ...

7 am news

Kansas City settles another discrimination claim

2014-08-22 07:50:00

The Kansas City Council has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a discrimination complaint from a former water department manager.

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Donations related to Michael Brown case raised through crowdfunding sites

2014-08-22 07:34:32
People from around the world are donating money to support various causes related to the Michael Brown case. Read Full Story ...

Study: Fewer reporters + more 'public relation specialists' = less information

2014-08-22 07:30:00
Pew warns of skewing effect in public debates. Read Full Story ...

Michael Brown's parents to attend Peacefest in Forest Park Sunday

2014-08-22 07:14:12
Michael Brown?s parents will be attending this year?s Peacefest in Forest Park Sunday. Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, is also scheduled to attend the event. Read Full Story ...

Last of three defendants admits to murder of Imo's pizza deliveryman in Hillsdale

2014-08-22 07:01:00
Shermell Crockett will be sentenced Oct. 8 for killing Daniil Maksimenko. Read Full Story ...

6 am news

Volunteer firefighter sentenced to 20 years

2014-08-22 06:34:00

A volunteer firefighter from eastern Missouri has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting several fires last year.

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Transformer fire leaves thousands powerless in southwest Missouri

2014-08-22 06:30:00
OZARK, Mo.   ?  A fire at a utility company's substation left thousands of people without power in southwest Missouri. Read Full Story ...

Ice bucket challenge goes awry, two Kentucky firefighters hurt

2014-08-22 06:30:00
A fire truck ladder got too close to a power line as the firefighters dumped water on college students.  Read Full Story ...

Man sentenced in woman's drive-by death

2014-08-22 06:24:00

A man charged in the death of a St. Louis woman who was killed by a stray bullet has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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5 am news

Maryland Heights company donates dash cams to Ferguson police

2014-08-22 05:56:04
A Maryland Heights company is donating dash cams to the Ferguson Police Department. Read Full Story ...

Transformer fire causes big outage in SW Missouri

2014-08-22 05:54:00

A fire at a utility company's substation left thousands of people without power in southwest Missouri.

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Police prepare for possible peaceful protest in the Metro East Friday

2014-08-22 05:39:18
Police are preparing for a possible peaceful protest in the Metro East on Friday. Read Full Story ...

Michael Brown's mother on authorities: 'One day, they will regain my trust'

2014-08-22 05:28:35
Twelve days after her son died -- a period marked by large, emotional protests but not the arrest of the police officer who killed him -- Michael Brown's mother didn't have faith in authorities. Read Full Story ...

4 am news

Ill. Lt. Gov. Simon donates books to schools

2014-08-22 04:04:00

Illinois' lieutenant governor is facilitating the donation of hundreds of books to Springfield schools.

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EXCHANGE: Farmer finds niche collecting used oil

2014-08-22 04:04:00

Is there new life for old oil?

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Copper thieves stealing vases from cemetery

2014-08-22 04:04:00

Investigators in western Missouri are calling on scrap metal dealers hoping to find thieves who have stolen hundreds of bronze vases from a cemetery.

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Paralyzed Rockford man jailed after deadly crash

2014-08-22 04:00:00

A 25-year-old Rockford man left paralyzed from the waist down after a fatal crash has been booked into the Winnebago County Jail.

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3 am news

Villa Park gets $432,000 US firefighting grant

2014-08-22 03:50:00

Villa Park in suburban Chicago has been awarded a $432,000 federal grant to purchase vehicles for its fire department.

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Chicago Archdiocese cool to ice bucket challenge

2014-08-22 03:35:00

The Archdiocese of Chicago is a little cool on the Ice Bucket Challenge that has recently gone viral on social media and raised millions for the ALS Association.

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Former Chicago school coach convicted of assault

2014-08-22 03:30:00

A judge has found a former Chicago Public Schools employee guilty of sexually assaulting and sending suggestive texts to a 14-year-old student.

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Feds accuse lawyer of coaching witness to lie

2014-08-22 03:05:00

A high-profile defense attorney in Chicago has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly encouraging a witness to lie on the stand on behalf of the lawyer's purported drug-dealer client.

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Priest, residents lament death of 9-year-old

2014-08-22 03:05:00

Dozens squeezed into the backyard of a Chicago apartment building to protest the violence that took the life of a 9-year-old boy.

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FBI offers reward in Bolingbrook bank robbery

2014-08-22 03:04:00

The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a man who shot a bank employee during a robbery at a suburban Chicago bank.

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Ex-Chicago Public Schools worker guilty of assault

2014-08-22 03:04:00

A former Chicago Public Schools worker has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student.

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2 am news

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

2014-08-22 02:25:00

The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally…

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1 am news

High temperatures, lower tension in Ferguson

2014-08-22 01:15:00
Summer heat beat down upon the protest strip Thursday, but the tension seemed to be cooling despite seven arrests. Read Full Story ...

12 am news

High temperatures, much less tension in Ferguson Thursday night

2014-08-22 00:30:00
FERGUSON ? Summer heat beat down upon the protest strip Thursday, but the tension seemed to be cooling. Read Full Story ...

People continue to be 'mad, mad, mad' says an expert who studies American race riots

2014-08-22 00:15:00
McKendree University political scientist Ann Collins draws connections to 1964 Harlem riots. Read Full Story ...

Steamy heat plays havoc with football schedules

2014-08-22 00:15:00
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Educators ask: How to teach Ferguson?

2014-08-22 00:15:00
Faculty are searching for the best ways to answer students' questions, while also looking for signs of trauma. Read Full Story ...

McClellan: Hope for a New Ferguson

2014-08-22 00:15:00
Over a milkshake at the Whistle Stop in Ferguson, Bill muses about change.  Read Full Story ...

Downtown Belleville is on the upswing

2014-08-22 00:15:00
Streetscape improvements, renovations and public festivals are attracting new employers and residents. Read Full Story ...

How will Ferguson grievances be resolved?

2014-08-22 00:15:00
Protesters make demands regarding the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. Read Full Story ...

2 men face charges in suburban Chicago standoff

2014-08-22 00:04:00

Two men have been charged in connection with a 20-hour standoff this week in a Chicago suburb that police say began as a robbery attempt.

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