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11 pm news

Firefighters: Parachutist safe after being stuck on broadcast tower in Oakville

2014-10-30 23:51:22 kmov.com
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Parachutist is rescued from radio tower in south St. Louis County

2014-10-30 23:45:00 STLToday.com
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Ferguson Police Chief fires back at reports his department is disbanding

2014-10-30 23:30:00 STLToday.com
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Four suspects arrested in connection with recent Dogtown home break-in

2014-10-30 23:27:19 kmov.com
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Experts say re-injured ACLs not uncommon

2014-10-30 23:15:00 STLToday.com
Bradford, Long were more likely to re-injure ACLs. Read Full Story ...

Experts say re-injured ACLs are common

2014-10-30 23:15:00 STLToday.com
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10 pm news



3 killed when train strikes SUV

2014-10-30 22:56:00 BND.com

The Fayette County coroner is reporting that three members of an Illinois family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in Vandalia.

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Four suspects arrested in recent Dogtown home break-in

2014-10-30 22:53:11 kmov.com
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Metro East bus driver keeps driving after getting into accident with students on board

2014-10-30 22:52:38 kmov.com
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Parachutist dangles from radio tower in south St. Louis County

2014-10-30 22:52:00 STLToday.com
Firefighters are attempting to rescue a parachutist who got stuck on the wires of a radio tower in the 5400 block of Butler Hill Road tonight. Read Full Story ...

Firefighters: Parachutist stuck on broadcast tower in south St. Louis Co.

2014-10-30 22:31:17 kmov.com
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9 pm news



Columbia claims regional title; Gibault and New Athens also advance

2014-10-30 21:13:00 BND.com

Mascoutah had little trouble with most teams on its schedule this season, but the Columbia Eagles proved to be a major roadblock.

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8 pm news



Multiple people dead after train hits car in Vandalia

2014-10-30 20:44:23 kmov.com
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Mailer compares neighbor's voting track record

2014-10-30 20:00:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY ? A voter report-card mailer meant to grade Missouri residents on how often they vote compared to their neighbors has some in the state claiming it?s an invasion of privacy. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news



Ebola Halloween

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2014-10-30 19:58:00 CagleCartoons

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2 killed, 8 injured in construction zone wreck

2014-10-30 19:47:00 BND.com

Authorities say at least two people were killed and eight injured in a wreck in a construction zone on U.S. 52 in Forsyth County.

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Officer draws gun on tow truck driver; residents upset

2014-10-30 19:27:59 kmov.com
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News 4 Fact Check: Illinois' 12th Congressional District race

2014-10-30 19:26:41 kmov.com
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MOSERS releases roll-call vote on same-sex spousal benefits

2014-10-30 19:12:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY   ?   The four state legislators who serve on the Missouri State Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees split on a recent vote that expanded retirement benefits to same-s… Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



The Scream

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2014-10-30 18:49:03 CagleCartoons

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Waukegan teachers approve contract ending strike

2014-10-30 18:46:00 BND.com

Waukegan teachers have approved a new contract with the city's school district.

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School Shootings

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2014-10-30 18:22:23 CagleCartoons

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Metro-East officer draws gun on tow truck driver; residents upset

2014-10-30 18:12:36 kmov.com
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5 pm news



Judge tells Clayton protesters they will 'take steps' towards reform

2014-10-30 17:49:39 kmov.com
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21,000 guardrails across Mo. may be removed due to safety concerns

2014-10-30 17:48:46 kmov.com
A certain guardrail design used across Missouri may be banned soon because of the safety dangers they impose. Read Full Story ...

Boeing's Chadwick: F/A-18 line could run beyond 2017, Bloomberg reports

2014-10-30 17:45:00 STLToday.com
Boeing's defense chief says unit has more than ?50-50 chance? of receiving enough orders to keep the Super Hornet line open. Read Full Story ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook

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2014-10-30 17:38:09 CagleCartoons

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Suburban judge attacked by inmate in courtroom

2014-10-30 17:37:00 BND.com

Authorities say a Cook County Jail inmate appearing in a suburban Chicago court for a routine hearing attacked a judge with his fists.

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St. Louis author on 'Jeopardy'

2014-10-30 17:27:00 STLToday.com
Eileen Dryer competed today; here's how she did. Read Full Story ...

Pathologist who did private autopsy questions finding of gun residue

2014-10-30 17:21:00 STLToday.com
Dr. Mary Case, the St. Louis County medical examiner, said Thursday that her office is confident of an autopsy finding that material consistent with gunshot residue was on Michael Brown's right thumb. Read Full Story ...

Waterloo couple 'pay it forward,' donate $1 million to Shriners Hospitals

2014-10-30 17:18:00 STLToday.com
Chester and Ruth Schmidt donated the cash in memory of their daughter, Elaine, who was successfully treated at the facility in Frontenac 60 years ago. Read Full Story ...

Man charged in death of Rockford attorney in crash

2014-10-30 17:17:00 BND.com

First-degree murder charges have been filed against the alleged driver of a vehicle that crashed into a car driven by a Rockford attorney as it fled a crime scene.

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Assisted-living facility eyes Lindenwood University

2014-10-30 17:15:00 STLToday.com
Students will be able to take advantage of internships and other learning opportunities at the 89,000-square-foot facility. Read Full Story ...

'Dangerous' suspect removes tracker, sought for 2nd time after fatal DUI crash

2014-10-30 17:08:57 kmov.com
A violent sex offender charged with murder is on the run for the second time. Read Full Story ...

State will fund 2,000 youth jobs next summer

2014-10-30 17:08:00 STLToday.com
The state of Missouri will help fund summer jobs next year for 2,000 young people in the St. Louis area, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. Read Full Story ...

Missouri will fund 2,000 St. Louis area youth jobs next summer

2014-10-30 17:08:00 STLToday.com
That's four times the number of jobs that were funded locally in 2014. Read Full Story ...

Belleville East and Edwardsville matched up for the second week in a row

2014-10-30 17:06:00 BND.com

This isn?t the first time the Illinois High School Association has paired up Southwestern Conference teams in the opening round of the state football playoffs.

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4 pm news



FOXIE POO

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2014-10-30 16:59:54 CagleCartoons

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Quincy University working to fix mold problems

2014-10-30 16:52:00 BND.com

Quincy University officials are trying to combat mold found in several buildings owned by the school.

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Bad signs

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2014-10-30 16:48:02 CagleCartoons

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Activists seeking St. Louis County municipal court reforms get sit-down with judge

2014-10-30 16:47:00 STLToday.com
Community activists urge judge to take a more active and public role in reforming the municipal courts. Read Full Story ...

Ebola Policy Unmasked

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2014-10-30 16:35:42 CagleCartoons

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Dwight police close double homicide investigation

2014-10-30 16:31:00 BND.com

The Dwight Police Department has closed its investigation into the slayings of two women in their home several months ago.

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Illinois lawyer wants murder conviction overturned

2014-10-30 16:17:00 BND.com

An Illinois attorney is trying to overturn the conviction of a client who was found guilty of murdering his wife and two children.

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GOP

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2014-10-30 16:15:24 CagleCartoons

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Workers to start Monday cutting down 800 trees on Arch grounds

2014-10-30 16:15:00 STLToday.com
They are susceptible to invasive beetles and due to be replaced as part of renovations. Read Full Story ...

Workers to begin cutting down 800 trees on Arch grounds

2014-10-30 16:15:00 STLToday.com
They are susceptible to invasive beetles and due to be replaced as part of renovations. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man admits using fraud to payback a fraud

2014-10-30 16:13:00 STLToday.com
A St. Louis man used money from a new fraud to pay restitution from an old scheme, federal prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man admits using fraud to pay back a fraud

2014-10-30 16:13:00 STLToday.com
A St. Louis man used money from a new fraud to pay restitution from an old scheme, federal prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

Judge won't sentence absent former Ohio official

2014-10-30 16:02:00 BND.com

A federal judge won't impose a sentence on an ex-Ohio deputy treasurer in the man's absence.

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3 pm news



Nuclear leg: West All-American kicker Austin Seibert is a powerful weapon for Maroons

2014-10-30 15:59:00 BND.com

While his team was warming up for a playoff game in the late 1980s against Marquette, Dupo football coach Gary Mauser heard a loud sound he could not identify.

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Riders

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2014-10-30 15:58:13 CagleCartoons

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Nixon won't leap to Koster defense

2014-10-30 15:33:00 STLToday.com
The governor also that "speech and safety" will be priorities when the Ferguson grand jury decides. Read Full Story ...

Poplar Bluff Police looking for fleeing sexual offender

2014-10-30 15:30:00 kmov.com
Poplar Bluff Police are searching for a violent sex offender that cut his electronic ankle monitor and fled. Read Full Story ...

SIUE History Prof Manuel Working on Biofuels Book? with NCERC

2014-10-30 15:29:52 SIUE.edu

Manuel-JeffJeffrey T. Manuel, assistant professor in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?s Department of Historical Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences, is teaming up with the NCERC at SIUE to record the history of alcohol-based fuels in Illinois.

?Farmers, researchers, business leaders, politicians, and many others have been working to build Illinois? biofuels industry for decades,? Manuel said. ?This is an important but overlooked aspect of the state’s agricultural and business history.

?Fuel alcohol has been suggested as a promising alternative to oil and gas for over a century. My research asks why Americans have repeatedly turned to alcohol fuel as an alternative energy source and why earlier efforts to promote alcohol fuels were unsuccessful.?

The NCERC at SIUE selected Manuel?s project for its first faculty fellowship award, which provided him with a course release to free time for research and interviews. The Center?s faculty fellowship program is sponsored by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board to foster collaborative research between the NCERC and the University community.

?We truly appreciate the Illinois Corn Growers? support of this collaborative relationship, and we are excited to partner with Dr. Manuel on his project,? said NCERC Director John Caupert. ?The biofuels industry has a long and fascinating history, with deep roots in Illinois. Dr. Manuel?s work will shed light on the industry?s evolution, and demonstrate the resilience and innovation of the industry?s past and present pioneers.?

Manuel?s work will include in-depth interviews of key players in the biofuels industry, which will be recorded and archived at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield as part of the Agriculture in Illinois oral history collection. The interviews will serve as a starting point for a planned book about the history of fuel alcohol in America.

?I believe my research will add a valuable historical perspective to SIUE?s existing strengths in biofuels research,? Manuel said. ?I hope that SIUE can become a world leader in a multidisciplinary study of biofuels as we work to create this valuable record for the general public and future researchers.?

A native of Anoka, Minn., Manuel earned a bachelor?s in history and economics from Northwestern University in 2001. He achieved a doctorate in history from the University of Minnesota in 2009.

Manuel?s research interests focus on the history of resource industries in the modern U.S. He is especially interested in relationships between resource industries, the environment, technology and politics.

Manuel?s first book, ?North Country Blues: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range, 1915-2000,? is under contract with the University of Minnesota Press. His research on the history of the iron ore industry has also appeared in Technology and Culture and several forthcoming edited collections. This research has been supported by grants and fellowships including a STEP Grant from SIUE?s Office of Research and Projects and the University of Minnesota?s Norman Johnson Dewitt Fellowship.

?I have close family ties to agriculture and agribusiness,? Manuel said. ?My dad is an oats broker, my brother trades wheat, and my mom grew up on a small family farm in Minnesota. So ethanol research is bringing me back to the family business in an interesting way.?

The NCERC is now accepting applications for 2015-2016 Faculty Fellowships. Funding is available to support course buyouts and other research costs for SIUE faculty interested in research collaboration with the NCERC. Applications are due Friday, Dec. 19, and can be found online.

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Taxpayer dollars going to those affected in Ferguson

2014-10-30 15:27:18 kmov.com
More than $4.5 million have been spent in response to the unrest in Ferguson. Read Full Story ...

Miss the TV chat? Read all about it

2014-10-30 15:25:00 STLToday.com
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Nixon returns to north St Louis Co for jobs

2014-10-30 15:13:14 kmov.com
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Man dies in St. Louis house fire

2014-10-30 15:13:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS ? A man was found dead in a home in St. Louis on Thursday afternoon after a house fire there, police said. Read Full Story ...

Man pulled from burning St. Louis home dies

2014-10-30 15:13:00 STLToday.com
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Social issues take backseat in governor's race

2014-10-30 15:11:00 BND.com

Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have sat on the backburner for much of the governor's race, with candidates more focused on Illinois' fiscal problems. But…

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Post-Dispatch wins four EPPYs for online journalism

2014-10-30 15:10:00 STLToday.com
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2 pm news



Control of the Senate

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2014-10-30 14:52:42 CagleCartoons

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Best-Selling Author Rosalind Wiseman to Speak at SIUE?s Arts & Issues

2014-10-30 14:46:14 SIUE.edu

Rosalind Wiseman

One of the nation?s most famous educators and bullying experts will speak about civility and self-respect Thursday, Nov. 20 on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Rosalind Wiseman is the author of the best seller, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, which was the basis for the movie, ?Mean Girls.? She will give the presentation ?Owning up: Creating a Culture of Dignity in your School and Community? at 7:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Wiseman is an internationally known educator who uses education and advocates social justice to help youth, parents and educators deal with the social challenges facing young people today. She is the author of the comprehensive social justice program for grades 6-12, Owning Up Curriculum, which is in use across the country.

Other recent books by the bullying expert include:

? Boys, Girls & Other Hazardous Materials, (2010)

? Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, (2013)

In Anderson Cooper?s special CNN report: ?Bullying It Stops Here? (Part 1 of 4), Wiseman said:

?(Bullying) is what I?ve been writing and teaching about for 20 years. Teachers, administrators and parents will look at this (bullying) and say, ?Well, that?s just the way it is. That?s the way human beings are.? But the thing we have to consistently say to people is that degrading people is never right. It always comes down to whether you are being degraded by race, your socio-economic status, from where you come from, from your sexual orientation or from your perceived sexual orientation.?

Wiseman annually works with tens of thousands of students, educators, parents, counselors, coaches and administrators to create communities based on the belief that each person has a responsibility to treat themselves and others with dignity.

For tickets and information, visit the SIUE Morris University Center Welcome Desk, artsandissues.com or call (618) 650-5774.

The Arts & Issues series brings artistic excellence to the SIUE campus through an eclectic blend of speakers and performers. For more than 30 years, SIUE?s Arts & Issues series has showcased some of the world’s finest artists. Each season, thought-provoking speakers and performers inspire and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Thanks to the underwriting of SIUE, corporations, foundations and individual donors, tickets are often highly discounted.

Arts & Issues is tied to the academic mission of the University and offers unique opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the community, to engage with performers and speakers through lectures, concerts, master classes and special sessions.

 

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Who Wins

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2014-10-30 14:45:23 CagleCartoons

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Accusations fly over Missouri's sexual offender laws as election nears

2014-10-30 14:38:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY   ?   Sex offender laws have become the latest punching bag in this year's political races, a development that at least one children's advocate finds troubling. Read Full Story ...

Daylight/Dark Money

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2014-10-30 14:31:23 CagleCartoons

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Columbia, Herscher travel similar paths to state soccer tournament

2014-10-30 14:30:00 BND.com

Two teams meeting in the semifinals of the Class 1A state soccer tournament have the same motto.

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Officials celebrate opening of pharmacy program

2014-10-30 14:13:00 BND.com

State and university officials are celebrating a school of pharmacy program at Missouri State University that was made possible through a collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Board tables resolution regarding dispensary

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2014-10-30 14:05:00 theintelligencer.com
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1 dead in South St. Louis house fire

2014-10-30 14:03:28 kmov.com
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Prisoner freed after recanting confession 'angry'

2014-10-30 14:03:00 BND.com

A man released from a central Illinois prison after recanting a confession to a 1982 double murder says he's angry with those he alleges coerced his admission of guilt.

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Quinn aides predict victory in governor's race

2014-10-30 14:01:00 BND.com

Key campaign strategists for Gov. Pat Quinn say they're focusing on "sporadic" Democratic voters in the final days before Tuesday's election.

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Convicted killer apologizes for 2011 Viola murder

2014-10-30 14:01:00 BND.com

An Illinois man convicted of killing his estranged wife pleaded guilty earlier this week because he "couldn't deal with it" anymore, he told a Moline newspaper.

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Missouri mailer grades neighbors' voting records

2014-10-30 14:01:00 BND.com

A voter report card mailer is grading residents on how often they vote compared to their neighbors and some Missourians aren't happy.

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SIUE Ice Hockey Club to Auction Jerseys for Military Appreciation Day

2014-10-30 14:00:40 SIUE.edu

Club Ice Hockey vs University of Illinois 01-24-14The SIUE Ice Hockey Club will be hosting a Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the East Alton Ice Arena. The Cougars entertain the Saint Louis Billikens at 4:15 p.m.

SIUE will wear special camouflage jerseys during the game and afterwards, individuals will be able to acquire the jerseys through a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds from the jersey sales will benefit the USO of Missouri, Inc.

All current and retired military members will receive free admission with their military identification.

Two SIUE Ice Hockey Club alumni, along with former head coach Larry Thatcher, will drop the ceremonial first puck. Jacob Niccum (?10) served four years in the U.S. Army and was a sergeant in the 3rd Infantry Division. Raymond Welsch (?07) has served in the Air Force National Guard for 13 years and is currently a staff sergeant. Thatcher served four years in the United States Navy. The SIUE ROTC Color Guard is scheduled to participate in the pre-game ceremony.

Bush Refrigeration and King Air Conditioning and Heating are the title sponsors.

For more information, please contact Keith Becherer, assistant director in SIUE Campus Recreation, at kebeche@siue.edu or 618-650-3242.

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Chilly air to blow in for Halloween

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2014-10-30 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Parade-goers will need to bundle up Friday night as fall?s coldest temperatures are expected to arrive about the time the first float passes by. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Execution set for Missouri man who killed neighbor

2014-10-30 13:43:34 kmov.com
The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 63-year-old woman and beating her to death with a hammer. Read Full Story ...

Former officer sentenced on drug charge

2014-10-30 13:32:06 kmov.com
A former suburban St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison on federal heroin distribution charges. Read Full Story ...

Airplane restoration fundraising begins

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2014-10-30 13:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Edwardsville Township is kicking off a campaign Friday to raise money to refurbish the A7 Corsair airplane that stands at the entrance to Edwardsville Township Park. Read Full Story ...

County reviews Ebola preparedness

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2014-10-30 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Area health professionals met recently to review Madison County?s preparedness efforts in the unlikely event that the Ebola virus surfaces in Madison County. Read Full Story ...

Candy shops aim to satisfy every Halloween sweet tooth

2014-10-30 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Rocket Fizz, Miss M's and more confectionaries where you can answer the sweet siren song of Halloween. Read Full Story ...

Billy Collins, a poet they'll pay to see

2014-10-30 13:00:00 STLToday.com
The former poet laureate mixes humor, seriousness in popular work. Read Full Story ...

How to deal with the day-after-Halloween candy glut

2014-10-30 13:00:00 STLToday.com
The morning after Halloween is something like a kids? version of a hangover. Read Full Story ...

Kevin Nashan's Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. is serious seafood fun

2014-10-30 13:00:00 STLToday.com
The new restaurant from the Sidney Street Cafe chef features lobster boils, steamed crabs and more seafood classics. Read Full Story ...

Ex-lawyer who robbed banks gets 45-year sentence

2014-10-30 13:00:00 BND.com

A former lawyer who robbed three banks and shot at a Missouri trooper has been sentenced to 45 years in prison on state charges.

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12 pm news



Ex-death row inmate can't be retried in killings

2014-10-30 12:34:00 BND.com

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says there's "compelling" evidence that a prisoner freed from death row through another man's confession was responsible for the 1982 killings he was initially…

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Rauner says women will decide governor's race

2014-10-30 12:24:00 BND.com

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says women will decide the close race between him and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Dark money wins

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2014-10-30 12:15:52 CagleCartoons

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Official: Four dead in Wichita airport crash

2014-10-30 12:15:00 STLToday.com
WICHITA, Kan.   ?   Officials say at least four people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Read Full Story ...

Ex-Hillsdale cop gets nearly four years in prison on drug charges

2014-10-30 12:10:00 STLToday.com
Hillsdale police officer and lieutenant agreed to aid in the robbery of a drug courier in exchange for cash, prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

Events planned in November in the Alton area

2014-10-30 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the following events. Read Full Story ...

We the Billionaires

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2014-10-30 12:06:37 CagleCartoons

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Laurent recognized by Rotary Club

2014-10-30 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
The first Rotary Club Student of the Month Award for the 2014-2015 school year was awarded to Edwardsville High School student, Rebecca Laurent. Nominated by English teacher, Nicole Pontious, Rebecca Read Full Story ...

Turning clocks back 2014

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2014-10-30 12:03:14 CagleCartoons

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SIUE reaches agreement with Shenyang University

2014-10-30 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe signed an agreement with China?s Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU) on Tuesday, Oct. 28, to collaborate on 2+2 programs in the ar Read Full Story ...

11 am news



future jobs

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2014-10-30 11:54:24 CagleCartoons

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Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

2014-10-30 11:54:00 STLToday.com
Rising cost of cocoa, dairy and nuts will make candy more expensive in 2015. Read Full Story ...

SIUE?s Office of International Affairs Moves to Provost?s Oversight

2014-10-30 11:53:56 SIUE.edu

provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs Dr. Parviz Ansari 07-01-14The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees approved the renaming of SIUE?s Office of International Student and Scholar Services to the Office of International Affairs. The board acted at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Morris University Center?s Meridian Ballroom on the Edwardsville campus.

The office of international affairs? reporting structure also will change as it moves from the vice chancellor of student affairs to the office of the provost and academic affairs. The number of personnel staffing the office will remain the same.

?This shift will allow us to focus on the central mission of global engagement and learning,? said Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. ?The office of international affairs will work with both academic and non-academic units in SIUE?s pursuit of the globalization of its campuses.

?Moving the office under the provost?s direction will allow for greater emphasis on international recruitment, research and collaborations, work and study abroad opportunities, and comprehensive planning for global education as part of curricular requirements.?

The office of international affairs will support functions in five primary areas:

?Today, international students comprise approximately three percent of the SIUE student population,? Ansari said. ?The percentage of students who study abroad is even smaller. Our goal is to expand these numbers. We have been making consistent progress in increasing the number of international students on campus for the past five semesters and look forward to continued growth in this area.

?The new office of international affairs will also be responsible for facilitating the development of new partnerships with selected international universities and industries for the purposes of research and scholarship and student internship opportunities.?

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Air France and KLM

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2014-10-30 11:49:27 CagleCartoons

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Lawyer: Inmate ordered freed deserves restitution

2014-10-30 11:48:00 BND.com

An attorney for an Illinois man who maintains he was coerced into confessing to a 1982 double killing says his client should receive restitution for the 15 years he spent…

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Missouri researchers studying respiratory virus

2014-10-30 11:48:00 BND.com

Washington University researchers are finding new clues about a rare respiratory virus that caused a recent outbreak among children.

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Halloween night will be coldest in decades in St. Louis

2014-10-30 11:47:00 STLToday.com
The coldest on record for Oct. 31 in St. Louis was in 1930. Read Full Story ...

Suspects sought after armed robbery in Fairview Heights

2014-10-30 11:40:53 kmov.com
The Fairview Heights Police Department is investigating after a reported armed robbery Tuesday night. Read Full Story ...

GOP Frankenvoter

JohnCole@cagleblog.com (John Cole)
2014-10-30 11:37:04 CagleCartoons

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First announced '100 Great Ideas' event set for December

2014-10-30 11:30:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY ? The first announced event so far of Speaker-in-waiting John Diehl's "100 Great Ideas" initiative will take place in December. Read Full Story ...

Former lawyer turned bank robber gets 45 more years in prison

2014-10-30 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Warren J. Gladders state sentence to run consecutively with federal prison time. Read Full Story ...

Investigator: Simon confessed multiple times

2014-10-30 11:29:00 BND.com

The private investigator who got a man to confess to a 1982 double killing says he has no regrets after a Cook County judge ordered the man to be released.

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Ebola Nurse Hickox

DaveGranlund@cagleblog.com (Dave Granlund)
2014-10-30 11:27:30 CagleCartoons

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Democrat Clay endorses independent candidate for city recorder

2014-10-30 11:25:00 STLToday.com
Jennifer Florida is challenging Sharon Carpenter Read Full Story ...

Official: At least 2 dead in Wichita airport crash

2014-10-30 11:15:00 STLToday.com
WICHITA, Kan.   ?   Officials say at least two people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Read Full Story ...

10 hours of street harassment in NYC: a viral video faces a backlash

2014-10-30 11:15:00 STLToday.com
NEW YORK  ? A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said Wednesday. Read Full Story ...

McCulloch: Grand jury members not responsible for recent leaks

2014-10-30 11:00:53 kmov.com
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Film documents friendship between Clark Terry and young pianist

2014-10-30 11:00:00 STLToday.com
"Keep On Keepin' On" gives an inside account of the workings of the jazz world. Read Full Story ...

Execution set for St. Louis County man who killed woman with sledgehammer

2014-10-30 11:00:00 STLToday.com
Paul Goodwin is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Dec. 10. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

2014-10-30 10:59:00 BND.com

A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter…

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Dec. 10 execution set for St. Louis County man who killed neighbor with hammer

2014-10-30 10:53:00 STLToday.com
Paul Goodwin is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Dec. 10. Read Full Story ...

Small plane crashes at Wichita airport

2014-10-30 10:45:00 STLToday.com
WICHITA, Kan.   ?   A small plane has crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city. Read Full Story ...

Cupich removes priest from ministry

2014-10-30 10:45:00 BND.com

Archbishop Blase Cupich (Su'-pitch) has removed a retired Spokane Catholic priest from ministry following accusations that he sexually abused a child decades ago.

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TV review: CBS' 'McCarthys' has been-there feeling

2014-10-30 10:38:00 STLToday.com
Laurie Metcalf is mom to a sports-obsessed Boston family. Read Full Story ...

Man who caused crash that killed Chesterfield college student gets 2 years in prison

2014-10-30 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Police said he was high on meth at the time, but prosecutors had issues proving impairment. Read Full Story ...

Breakfast with Bernie: NL Central gets more interesting with Maddon at Cubs

2014-10-30 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Welcome to "Breakfast with Bernie," a daily take on the sports world brought to you from the First Bank Studio. Read Full Story ...

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

2014-10-30 10:29:00 BND.com

Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola ? chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

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Crews responding to rising smoke at Wichita airport

2014-10-30 10:27:00 STLToday.com
WICHITA, Kan.   ?   Emergency crews were headed to Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport after huge plumes of black smoke were seen rising into the sky. Read Full Story ...

McCulloch finds no grand jury leaks in Ferguson case

2014-10-30 10:26:00 STLToday.com
Twitter account claiming inside information had been hacked, prosecutor says, and newspapers got information elsewhere. Read Full Story ...

Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

2014-10-30 10:19:00 BND.com

Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating…

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SunCoke proposes plant in Greenup

2014-10-30 10:09:00 BND.com

SunCoke Energy South Shore LLC has filed an application with Kentucky officials to build an electric generating plant in conjunction with a coke plant on about 250 acres along the…

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$99 fares to fly to Europe? Wow.

2014-10-30 10:04:00 STLToday.com
Iceland-based discount carrier offers rock-bottom fares for international travel. Read Full Story ...

Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

2014-10-30 10:04:00 BND.com

A man whose confession had helped free a death row inmate has been released from an Illinois prison after he recanted and a judge vacated his conviction.

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9 am news



Hall of fame for mustaches? Why not?

2014-10-30 09:49:00 BND.com

There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards?

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Emergency repairs of grate finished; 2 lanes of I-64 reopened

2014-10-30 09:45:00 STLToday.com
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Master plan to develop Mozingo Lake presented

2014-10-30 09:39:00 BND.com

A long-range development plan for Mozingo Lake Park near Maryville includes suggestions to lure visitors with a lodge or hotel, a full-service restaurant and a visitors' center.

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US voters deciding on billions for conservation

2014-10-30 09:39:00 BND.com

Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for…

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Ex-pols from St. Louis area turn into campaign donors

2014-10-30 09:30:00 STLToday.com
Seven retired St. Louis area members of Congress give almost $70,000  Read Full Story ...

Halloween

PavelConstantin@cagleblog.com (Pavel Constantin)
2014-10-30 09:28:49 CagleCartoons

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2 sites dropped from list of Great Lakes hot spots

2014-10-30 09:03:00 BND.com

Federal officials say two locations in Michigan are being dropped from a list of 43 highly contaminated sites in the Great Lakes region.

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8 am news



Make room, Grumpy Cat. Morris is back.

2014-10-30 08:50:00 STLToday.com
9Lives gives Morris a reboot, hoping to engage older consumers who may remember him. Read Full Story ...

Dedication set at memorial of 1994 plane crash

2014-10-30 08:39:00 BND.com

Relatives of 68 people who died in a commuter plane crash in northwestern Indiana will be gathering to dedicate a new memorial wall on the 20th anniversary of the crash.

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Nixon to outline expansion of jobs effort

2014-10-30 08:34:00 BND.com

Gov. Jay Nixon will be in suburban St. Louis Thursday to announce expansion of his administration's effort to improve job and career opportunities for young people in low-income communities.

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Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine, goes for a bike ride

2014-10-30 08:21:00 STLToday.com
Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend were followed by police, who can't detain her without a court order.  Read Full Story ...

Lawyer: Chris Coleman trial unfair because of photos with mistress

2014-10-30 08:02:00 STLToday.com
Photos that showed Coleman and his mistress together were "salacious" and irrelevant to the case, the lawyer claimed.  Read Full Story ...

Lawyer: Christopher Coleman trial unfair because of photos with mistress

2014-10-30 08:02:00 STLToday.com
Photos that showed Coleman and his mistress together were "salacious" and irrelevant to the case, the lawyer claimed.  Read Full Story ...

5 bold predictions for who wins what at CMA awards

2014-10-30 08:00:00 STLToday.com
Make room for another trophy, Miranda, while Dierks is my prediction for male vocalist and a surprise for entertainer of the year.   Read Full Story ...

7 am news



ebola approach

JoepBertrams@cagleblog.com (Joep Bertrams)
2014-10-30 07:39:25 CagleCartoons

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Woman hurt when tree falls through house

2014-10-30 07:38:00 BND.com

A southeast Missouri woman is recovering from injuries after a tree that was being removed from an adjoining lot fell the wrong way and crashed into her house.

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Applications for U.S. jobless aid tick up to 287,000

2014-10-30 07:34:00 STLToday.com
But they're still near a 14-year low. Read Full Story ...

U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter

2014-10-30 07:32:00 STLToday.com
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Stops yield nearly $560K in suspected drug money

2014-10-30 07:19:00 BND.com

An eastern Nebraska county sheriff said deputies have seized nearly $560,000 in suspected drug money in recent traffic stops.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

2014-10-30 07:08:00 STLToday.com
Cook said he never denied his sexuality but never publicly acknowledged it, either. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County Council approves $1 million to help North County residents

2014-10-30 07:05:15 kmov.com
t. Louis County tax dollars have helped people in North County stay in their homes during the crisis in Ferguson. Read Full Story ...

Chat live with TV critic Gail Pennington

2014-10-30 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Post now for our chat at 1 p.m. today. Read Full Story ...

Prosecutor says Illinois woman 3 times legal limit for alcohol in deadly crash

2014-10-30 07:00:00 STLToday.com
The woman's car crashed into another vehicle, killing its teenage driver along with a passenger in the woman's car.  Read Full Story ...

6 am news



St. Louis man gets life in prison in Jefferson City death

2014-10-30 06:45:00 STLToday.com
Prosecutors said Calvin Hutson planned to rob his victim after setting up a drug deal.  Read Full Story ...

Multi-vehicle crash closes Tesson Ferry Road near Highway 141

2014-10-30 06:41:00 STLToday.com
No word on when it will reopen. Read Full Story ...

Salam Aleikum Halloween Again

MarianKemensky@cagleblog.com (Marian Kemensky)
2014-10-30 06:39:17 CagleCartoons

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Emergency repairs of grate close two lanes of Interstate 64

2014-10-30 06:34:00 STLToday.com
The two left lanes on eastbound Interstate 64 (Highway 40) before the Boone Bridge are closed Thursday morning for emergency repairs of a grate. Read Full Story ...

Exelon steps up pro-nuclear lobbying in Illinois

2014-10-30 06:30:00 STLToday.com
Utility bills its six nuclear plants as 'clean energy' providers. Not everybody agrees. Read Full Story ...

Man gets life in prison in Jefferson City death

2014-10-30 06:18:00 BND.com

A St. Louis man was sentenced to life in prison for a shooting death in Jefferson City.

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Authorities cracking down on drunk driving this Halloween

2014-10-30 06:16:27 kmov.com
This Halloween police will be cracking down on drunk drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. Read Full Story ...

11 men sentenced in international child porn ring

2014-10-30 06:13:00 BND.com

Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for…

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Ferguson-Florissant school district preps for more unrest

2014-10-30 06:08:59 kmov.com
Educators in the Ferguson area are planning for the possibility of more unrest once the grand jury decision is released. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Chicago adds 2 electric buses with federal grant

2014-10-30 05:29:00 BND.com

Chicago has added two electric buses to its public transportation fleet with a $2.5 million federal grant.

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Man held on $1 million bond in Peoria shooting

2014-10-30 05:29:00 BND.com

A Peoria man charged with shooting two people has been ordered held on $1 million bond.

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Ex-Pekin youth pastor charged in child porn case

2014-10-30 05:29:00 BND.com

A former youth pastor already charged with sexually assaulting a child has been indicted on child pornography charges in Peoria County.

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Alton police searching for man handing out cash to kids

2014-10-30 05:28:58 kmov.com
Officers fear the man may be grooming children in an attempt to one day harm or abduct them. Read Full Story ...

Waukegan schools, teachers reach tentative deal

2014-10-30 05:24:00 BND.com

Negotiating teams for the Waukegan teachers union and school district say they have reached a tentative contract agreement after a four-week teacher strike.

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St. Louis man charged in fatal 2013 crash

2014-10-30 05:08:00 BND.com

A St. Louis man who police say caused a fatal wreck last year has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash.

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Ex-Missouri jailer pleads guilty in assault case

2014-10-30 05:03:00 BND.com

A former Missouri correctional officer has pleaded guilty to violating an inmate's constitutional rights during an assault at a county jail.

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4 am news



EXCHANGE: Memory quilt to preserve New Lenox

2014-10-30 04:03:00 BND.com

Jill Bojan and her family will join New Lenox history when quilters put together a new fabric bearing the names of village residents.

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Zombie apocalypse teaches Missouri S&T students

2014-10-30 04:03:00 BND.com

A zombie apocalypse is helping Missouri University of Science and Technology students prepare for careers in engineering and management.

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Former union officer pleads guilty to embezzlement

2014-10-30 04:03:00 BND.com

The former secretary-treasurer of a railroad union has admitted embezzling more than $12,000 from the union, depleting the local's bank account.

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Comic Smirnoff visits MU campus for sitcom fodder

2014-10-30 04:03:00 BND.com

Branson funnyman Yakov Smirnoff hopes that some time spent in University of Missouri classrooms will provide fodder for an upcoming TV sitcom.

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3 am news



Prosecutor: Woman's alcohol level 3 times limit

2014-10-30 03:48:00 BND.com

Authorities say a Springfield woman had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit when involved in a crash that killed two.

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Illinois town to honor veterans with street signs

2014-10-30 03:19:00 BND.com

A central Illinois community has found a special way to honor a resident who died while serving in Afghanistan.

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2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

2014-10-30 03:08:00 BND.com

Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card.

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Work to begin on UI Labs headquarters

2014-10-30 03:04:00 BND.com

The developers of a public-private research lab involving the University of Illinois are expected to break ground on its headquarters in Chicago.

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Former high school band director's trial postponed

2014-10-30 03:04:00 BND.com

The trial of a former southern Illinois high school's band director accused of taking inappropriate photographs of a 14-year-old girl at a thrift store has been delayed.

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2 am news



San Francisco fans revel in team's hat-trick win

2014-10-30 02:43:00 BND.com

They cheered every strike and pop fly together. They booed every pitch called as a ball in unison. Then, when victory was theirs, an orange and black sea standing shoulder-to…

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12 am news



Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

2014-10-30 00:38:00 BND.com

The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective…

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Audit: Two-thirds of Chicago elevators uninspected

2014-10-30 00:34:00 BND.com

An audit by Chicago's inspector general has determined two-thirds of the city's elevators were not inspected last year.

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Koster dismisses New York Times report that he coddles contributors

2014-10-30 00:20:00 STLToday.com
Article alleges he pulled back on inquiries of firms that made campaign contributions. House Speaker Jones hints at investigation. Read Full Story ...

Bernie: Matheny is right, Cards are a family

2014-10-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Manager is the leader this team needs in tough times. Read Full Story ...

Gauen: Polls are close, newspaper endorsements not, as Illinois governor race nears end

2014-10-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Bruce Rauner took almost all the editorial page support but Pat Quinn pulled up even in the polls. Read Full Story ...

Near site of fatal shooting, Shaw neighborhood market continues to reach out

2014-10-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The corner store serves up Eritrean food, continues as meeting spot for protesters  Read Full Story ...

Bernie: Matheny is right, Cards are family

2014-10-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Manager is the leader this team needs in tough times. Read Full Story ...

Republicans try to boost their super-majority in Missouri House

2014-10-30 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Most of the political parties? efforts are focused on 18 to 20 races. Read Full Story ...

Famed gospel singer and furniture saleswoman Zella Mae Cox dies

2014-10-30 00:00:00 STLToday.com
She and her husband, Slim Cox, sang and sold furniture on Chippewa Street. Read Full Story ...

Blankets for babies

2014-10-30 00:00:00 STLToday.com
A record 286 blankets are made and collected by Project Linus volunteers to give to children?s hospitals and social service groups. Read Full Story ...

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