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11 pm news

St. Louis gay couples argue it is fundamental right to have their marriages recognized

2014-09-29 23:30:00
A judge in Kansas City heard arguments on a similar case last week. Read Full Story ...

Clergy join peaceful but noisy protest in Ferguson

2014-09-29 23:07:00
Rabbi says she and other religious leaders came to protest scene as supporters. Read Full Story ...

Police investigating break-in at north St. Louis youth center

2014-09-29 23:06:37
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10 pm news

Tigers netwomen defeat Lancers

2014-09-29 22:35:00

The Belleville East Lancers entered their showdown with Edwardsville with a perfect 11-0 record and hoping to clinch a share of the Southwestern Conference regular season high school girls tennis…

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Althoff earns fifth straight South Seven championship

2014-09-29 22:29:00

The Althoff Crusaders record-breaking fifth straight South Seven Conference title on Monday wasn't perfect. But it was close.

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Ferguson business owner accused of pulling gun on protesters denies allegations

2014-09-29 22:21:22
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Boeing moving jobs to Oklahoma City, St. Louis

2014-09-29 22:15:00
Boeing plans to move most of its defense and support-related services from Washington state to cities that include Oklahoma City and St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

Pine Lawn mayor charged with extortion but has not resigned

2014-09-29 22:15:00
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9 pm news

Althoff QB bounces back; Wesclin's Goff has a quarter to remember

2014-09-29 21:51:00

A week after throwing three interceptions in a narrow South Seven Conference win over Mount Vernon, Althoff quarterback Jordan Augustine was nearly perfect a week later.

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Faculty couple receives 'Angels in Adoption' title
2014-09-29 21:00:00
Two full-time employees at SIUE have been nominated and selected as ?Angels in Adoption? by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Read Full Story ...

8 pm news

Billy walks through (Cam Cardow)
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Monday's high school sports scores

2014-09-29 20:05:00

Here are Monday's high school sports scores for area teams:

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6 pm news

Misinformation, rumors spreading about Ferguson on social media

2014-09-29 18:51:52
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Man accused of threatening university students

2014-09-29 18:50:00

A Chicago man has been charged with making bomb and violence threats against students, faculty and staff of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

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Two men rob four women inside Time Out Bar in south St. Louis

2014-09-29 18:42:00
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Two men rob four women inside bar in south St. Louis

2014-09-29 18:42:00
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Ferguson officer had no time to activate camera during shooting

2014-09-29 18:30:00
Unnamed officer deflected gunman.  Read Full Story ...

Owner of Ferguson business allegedly pulls gun on protesters

2014-09-29 18:29:26
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ACLU challenging 'Five Second Rule' for Ferguson protesters in court

2014-09-29 18:15:00
Police in Ferguson used what became known as the Five Second Rule as grounds to arrest protesters. The order given to protesters was to keep moving. If a protester was in one place for at least five seconds, they would be arrested. The ACLU is challe Read Full Story ...

Ferguson protesters claim arrests are orchestrated to squelch dissent

2014-09-29 18:15:00
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Ferguson protesters claim arrests were orchestrated to squelch dissent

2014-09-29 18:15:00
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Local FlOrange is the New Black (Bill Day)
2014-09-29 18:13:55 CagleCartoons

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Gunman robs St. Louis bank

2014-09-29 18:00:00
ST. LOUIS ? A gunman robbed the Pulaski Bank at 3760 South Grand Boulevard at 11:15 a.m. this morning, police said. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news

Chicago man is accused of threatening violence at SIUC

2014-09-29 17:48:00
A Chicago man was arrested Monday on eight federal charges alleging that he made a series of bomb and violence threats toward Southern Illinois University-Carbondale students and workers, pros… Read Full Story ...

Vashon hires interim principal amid controversy over predecessor?s departure

2014-09-29 17:46:35
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Dooley: I did not know about Devin James' criminal past

2014-09-29 17:46:05
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A look at city council pay in other US cities

2014-09-29 17:44:00

The Boston City Council is considering boosting its annual pay from $87,500 to $112,500. Here's a look at what councilors earn in other U.S. cities:

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Taxi official charged in alleged title scheme

2014-09-29 17:39:00

An official at Chicago's largest taxi company has been charged in an alleged scheme to obtain clean titles for 180 wrecked and salvaged cars and put them back into service.

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Drug case that won Ferguson Officer Wilson an award is now at risk

2014-09-29 17:30:00
Officer Darren Wilson failed to show up for a hearing Monday, putting one drug case ? and possibly others ? at risk. Read Full Story ...

Hillary's grandchild (Jimmy Margulies)
2014-09-29 17:27:09 CagleCartoons

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Normandy chiropractic clinic owner admits billing fraud

2014-09-29 17:27:00
Chiropractic clinic owner billed insurance companies for procedures on days when no health care provider was present, including days when the clinic was closed, prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

After another shooting on I-70, drivers demand more patrols

2014-09-29 17:22:19
An off-duty St. Louis City Police Officer was shot at early Sunday morning while driving on Interstate 70. While the officer was not hit, this is one of three times in which drivers on I-70 were targeted by gunfire. Read Full Story ...

Blunt: `Misinformation' driving some of the debate about police militarization

2014-09-29 17:20:00
Senator meets with law enforcement officials around the state. Read Full Story ...

Assistant coach admits sex with St. Louis area teen

2014-09-29 17:17:00
A former assistant basketball coach at a St. Louis high school admitted taking a 17-year-old student to her home twice for sex, federal prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

Police searching for man who robbed south St. Louis bank

2014-09-29 17:14:28
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Cards play at 5:37 Friday, 8:37 Saturday

2014-09-29 17:10:00
Games will be shown on Fox Sports 1, which is a cable and satellite component of Fox Sports. Read Full Story ...

Wentzville man, 42, gets 120 days 'shock time' for possession of child porn

2014-09-29 17:00:00
If Darren Miller does not successfully complete shock time, he would be sentenced to nine years in prison. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news

Police identfy man found fatally shot in Wellston

2014-09-29 16:59:00
Devin Strickland, 24, was found suffering from several gunshot wounds, police said. Read Full Story ...

Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

2014-09-29 16:55:00

Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the…

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Westport gets taco joint and relocated piano bar

2014-09-29 16:44:00
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Westport gets Fuzzy's taco and relocated Jive & Wail

2014-09-29 16:44:00
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Obama UN Speech (Jeff Darcy)
2014-09-29 16:30:57 CagleCartoons

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Priest charged in Detroit with child porn crimes

2014-09-29 16:30:00

A priest who taught chemistry years ago at a Detroit Catholic school has been charged with child pornography crimes.

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Ferguson schedules more town hall meetings in aftermath of shooting

2014-09-29 16:20:03
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3 pm news

Attack Ads (Joe Heller)
2014-09-29 15:55:14 CagleCartoons

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California man pleads guilty in crash that killed Chesterfield man

2014-09-29 15:55:00
Prosecutors dropped two of three charges against driver accused of being high on meth at time of crash. Read Full Story ...

Indianapolis group bound for Ferguson, Missouri

2014-09-29 15:49:00

Leaders of an Indianapolis-based anti-crime group are heading to Missouri to meet with members of the faith community in Ferguson.

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Rauner giving veers left and right

2014-09-29 15:30:00
Illinois' GOP candidate for governor donates money to liberal as well as conservative causes. Read Full Story ...

Photo: Hula hooping during the St. Louis lunch hour

2014-09-29 15:28:00
Two workers at Missouri Baptist get a workout on Monday by hula hooping during their lunch hour.  Read Full Story ...

East St. Louis names new assistant police chief

2014-09-29 15:19:00
Roy A. Mickens replaces R.O. Ike, who resigned recently after a woman filed a sexual harassment claim against him. Read Full Story ...

ISIS and US intel (Dave Granlund)
2014-09-29 15:17:28 CagleCartoons

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Judge: No public defender for ex-Dixon comptroller

2014-09-29 15:14:00

A federal judge has denied former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell's request for a public defender as she fights to keep $90,000 in pension funds.

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KC Bishop Finn under Vatican investigation

2014-09-29 15:14:00

The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse.

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Chiefs fans trying to break Seattle record

2014-09-29 15:10:00

While the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to beat New England in the Monday night football game, Seahawks fans are watching to see if Kansas City fans can beat Seattle…

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Suspect in missing student case in Virginia linked to similar case in '09

2014-09-29 15:00:00
The arrest of a man suspected of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham this month has provided a break in a similar case from five years ago, Virginia State Police announced Monday. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

iPhone 6 (Jimmy Margulies)
2014-09-29 14:48:50 CagleCartoons

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Who's No. 1? The latest BND high school football rankings

2014-09-29 14:39:00

Large-School Football Rankings (Class 5A-8A)

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Uber premium sedan service poised to enter St. Louis market

2014-09-29 14:30:00
ST. LOUIS   ?   Regulators say they are poised to welcome the Uber ride-sharing service on a limited basis in the St. Louis market. Read Full Story ...

Empire Electric granted 13.5 percent rate increase

2014-09-29 14:24:00

A Missouri-based electric company has announced that the Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved a 13.5 percent rate increase for its Arkansas customers.

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no smoking area (Bill Schorr)
2014-09-29 14:23:21 CagleCartoons

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Board discuses pot dispensary
2014-09-29 14:10:00
Following the lead of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Glen Carbon Village Board took up the subject of medical marijuana at Tuesday's meeting. Read Full Story ...

Police probing Nevada house fire that killed 41 dogs

2014-09-29 14:08:00
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Scotland's No (Kap)
2014-09-29 14:06:34 CagleCartoons

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Board gives OK to new storage facility
2014-09-29 14:05:00
A vacant lot located on Marine Road will be the location of a warehouse storage facility as the Edwardsville Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special use permit. Read Full Story ...

Hillary Grandmother (Bob Englehart)
2014-09-29 14:04:45 CagleCartoons

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Burwell Video: More good or bad with Mizzou?

2014-09-29 14:00:00
On today's Upon Further Review, the Post-Dispatch's Bryan Burwell and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss the optimism surrounding Missouri football after the inspiring win over South Carolina. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

Drug case that won Darren Wilson an award at risk

2014-09-29 13:43:00
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fails to show up for a court hearing Monday, putting one drug case ? and possibly others ? at risk. Read Full Story ...

ACLU wants police banned from keeping Ferguson protesters moving

2014-09-29 13:30:00
So-called "five second rule" came under fire in testimony seeking a permanent injunction.  Read Full Story ...

GOP opposition to school funding bill irks Manar

2014-09-29 13:25:00

House Republicans are stepping into the fray to try to stymie a school-funding overhaul that would shift money to impoverished districts.

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Grand jury gets 2nd case on Ferguson officer

2014-09-29 13:23:52
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Narendra Modi in USA (Paresh nath)
2014-09-29 13:15:43 CagleCartoons

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Renovation work begins at Chicago's Wrigley Field

2014-09-29 13:09:00

Hard hats have replaced baseball caps at historic Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs prepare to start a massive renovation project.

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Library's annual photo contest set
2014-09-29 13:05:00
Starting Monday, the Edwardsville Public Library will begin accepting photographs for its 11th Annual Photo Contest.  Read Full Story ...

Suspect in Chicago-area FAA fire due in court

2014-09-29 13:04:00

A suburban Chicago man is to appear in federal court on charges he set fire to an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought Chicago's two international airports to…

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Rediscovered recipe being passed along
2014-09-29 13:00:00
Nola Ferguson has been asked several times over the years for her mother?s pound cake recipe, but until recently she had to say she didn?t have it. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

NFL offensive plays (Dave Granlund)
2014-09-29 12:45:32 CagleCartoons

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Congress Runs From Capitol Hill (RJ Matson)
2014-09-29 12:27:33 CagleCartoons

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Boots on the Ground (John Darkow)
2014-09-29 12:24:51 CagleCartoons

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Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

2014-09-29 12:19:00

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis have staked out opposing positions on whether to require universal background checks for firearms purchases.

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STAGES St. Louis announces 2015 season

2014-09-29 12:05:00
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Pine Lawn mayor pleads not guilty

2014-09-29 12:04:00

The mayor of the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn has pleaded not guilty to federal extortion charges.

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St. Charles man, 38, kicked girlfriend, breaking multiple bones, police say

2014-09-29 12:01:00
ST. CHARLES  ?  A 38-year-old St. Charles man who police say caused serious injuries to his girlfriend, is charged with first-degree domestic assault. Read Full Story ...

7 shows for your radar this week (Sept. 29-Oct. 5)

2014-09-29 12:00:00
There's so much to talk about this week that I'm going to preface my roundup only by urging you to stay tuned to the end for a list of the week's season premieres, and a couple of program note… Read Full Story ...

Law firm Armstrong Teasdale expanding with Denver office

2014-09-29 12:00:00
Ten attorneys formerly with Steece, Evans & Frankel are joining Armstrong Teasdale.  Read Full Story ...

Why some of you aren't seeing comments on our stories

2014-09-29 12:00:00
Facebook has identified a bug that is preventing story comments from appearing on articles when users are not logged into Facebook. Read Full Story ...

11 am news

Heart attack victim finishes Quad Cities Marathon

2014-09-29 11:54:00

A 58-year-old Kansas man has completed the final seven miles of the Quad Cities Marathon after suffering from a heart attack at last year's event.

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Global nightmare (Olle Johansson)
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St. Charles mayor allows New Town rezoning to go into effect

2014-09-29 11:45:00
Faith returns the bill unsigned, says veto would be futile because City Council likely would override it. Read Full Story ...

Motorcyclist shot in St. Louis after arguing with driver who hit his cycle, police say

2014-09-29 11:41:00
The victim, 38, was shot in the calf. Read Full Story ...

Mizzou-Georgia kickoff time on hold

2014-09-29 11:35:00
Networks exercise six-day window to select SEC games for Oct. 11. Read Full Story ...

Ebola (Aislin)
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Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

2014-09-29 11:15:00

The rewards for surviving last winter's punishing weather are tight supplies and drastic price increases for road salt across much of the U.S.

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St. Patrick Center boss leaving at end of year

2014-09-29 11:00:00
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10 am news

Second same-sex marriage case in Missouri has hearing in St. Louis today

2014-09-29 10:59:00
A judge in Kansas City heard arguments on a similar case last week. Read Full Story ...

ISU reviewing this year's enrollment 'sweet spot'

2014-09-29 10:45:00

Illinois State University is questioning whether it actually hit its enrollment "sweet spot" this year.

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Missouri Supreme Court to hear child abuse case

2014-09-29 10:45:00

The state's supreme court will hear arguments this week about whether a Springfield man is guilty of child abuse.

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Pine Lawn mayor pleads not guilty to extortion charge

2014-09-29 10:39:00
Sylvester Caldwell is accused of using secret code words to illicit cash payoffs from a towing firm owner. Read Full Story ...

Execution date set for Missouri inmate

2014-09-29 10:35:30
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Bernie: How the Cards got to October

2014-09-29 10:35:00
Columnist Bernie Miklasz identifies 10 markers that led the Birds on the Bat to another red October. Read Full Story ...

Future Farmers of America stronger than ever, as definition of `farming' expands

2014-09-29 10:30:00
Rooftop gardens and local-food craze among new forms. Read Full Story ...

Lincoln County man goes on trial for murder of girlfriend's mother

2014-09-29 10:21:00
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9 am news

Treadmill (Steve Greenberg)
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FAA chief orders review Chicago air traffic snarl

2014-09-29 09:43:00

The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic…

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Illinois sending approvals to marijuana patients

2014-09-29 09:30:00

Officials say the first approval letters have been sent to Illinois patients who've applied to use medical marijuana legally.

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Sukkot (Yaakov Kirschen)
2014-09-29 09:27:21 CagleCartoons

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SIUE Celebrates School of Education, Health and Human Behavior

2014-09-29 09:24:17

Health and Human Behavior, School of Education dedication 09-26-14

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior at a reception in the School?s atrium Friday, Sept. 26. Prior to July 1, the School had simply been known as the School of Education.

?The name change is not simply cosmetic,? said Curt Lox, interim dean of the School. ?The new name more accurately reflects the breadth of our academic programs and the research fields in which our faculty are engaged.?

?Nearly 1,300 undergraduate students and more than 500 graduate students are currently being served by the School?s academic programs,? said Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. ?The school is home to a diverse array of programs and the name change will better reflect a School that houses curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, kinesiology and health education, psychology, special education and communication disorders, and the many programs that fall under these departments.?

Lox went on to discuss fundraising initiatives, one of which is the need for research travel funding for undergraduate students.

Health and Human Behavior, School of Education dedication 09-26-14?We are currently experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of students, especially at the undergraduate level, involved in all aspects of the research process,? Lox said. ?However, funding to send these young scholars to disseminate the results of their research at local, regional and national conferences is severely lacking. These conferences are critical for young professionals as they provide tremendous learning and networking experiences that cannot be replicated elsewhere.?

To learn more about supporting the School, visit here.

Photo (upper right): Curt Lox, interim dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.

Photo (left):  Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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Receiving the Law (Yaakov Kirschen)
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Nov. 19 execution date set for Missouri inmate

2014-09-29 09:20:00

The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of killing a gas station attendant in Independence.

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A Storm Brewing (Yaakov Kirschen)
2014-09-29 09:17:32 CagleCartoons

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2014-09-29 09:15:58 CagleCartoons

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Discover the Gardens Day at SIUE

2014-09-29 09:15:55

SIUE’s 2014 Discover the Gardens Day will be held October 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in The Gardens at SIUE. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Tree Top pedestrian bridge will jump start the event. The new bridge connects the brand new ecologically-friendly parking lot to The Gardens attractions. This event is open to the university community, students and the general public. Complimentary refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon while supplies last.

Guests of the event will be greeted by members of several student organizations, including the SIUE Natural Connections organization, which promotes homegrown sustainability in the family garden. Master Gardeners will explain plantings and features, such as the new Monarch Way Butterfly Garden and Prairie Portal, while art students are available to assist with pumpkin decorating and face painting for children. Volunteers will be on hand to help aspiring young naturalists make ecologically friendly bird feeders. The SIUE Pep Band and Steel Drum Band will provide musical entertainment during the event.

For more information, call (618) 650-3070 or visit

The Gardens at SIUE comprises existing woodlands, a pond, grasslands and an arboretum on a lush and rolling 35-acre site. The Gardens is a living laboratory dedicated to supporting the educational and research mission of the University. Environmental sustainability, conservation and stewardship are cornerstones of The Gardens? vision, providing a unique opportunity to research, implement and demonstrate innovative green technologies. Gardens, facilities and amenities feature renewable, recycled and sustainability-produced materials.

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Breakfast with Bernie: Cardinals will be NLDS underdogs

2014-09-29 09:15:00
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8 am news

Illinois police urge drivers to be wary of deer

2014-09-29 08:54:00

The Illinois State Police is warning drivers to be aware of deer this fall, especially in rural parts of the state.

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Man killed after tire flies through windshield

2014-09-29 08:50:00

A passenger in a car was killed after a tire flew off an oncoming vehicle and through the windshield of the victim's car on the interstate in Dane County.

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Carthage concerned about hospital changes

2014-09-29 08:50:00

Some Carthage residents are concerned about changes in the city-owned hospital since it was leased to Mercy Health System.

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Getting a kick out of Roger Goodell (Taylor Jones)
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Missouri sets November execution date for Jackson County murderer

2014-09-29 08:36:00
Leon Taylor shot a gas station attendant in a robbery in 1994 in front of the man's stepdaughter. Read Full Story ...

140 pounds of marijuana found during stop

2014-09-29 08:25:00

A Boston woman is facing charges after police allegedly found 140 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in northeast Missouri.

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Siemens Donates Hardware and Software to SIUE School of Engineering

2014-09-29 08:00:17

Cho_SohyungThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering received $10,000 worth of donated materials through the Siemens Cooperates with Education (SCE) Program. The donation includes 12 sets of SIMATIC S7-1214C programmable logic controllers (PLC), STEP Basic V13 software packages,  KTP700 7? color HMI operator panels, compact switches, ethernet cables, simulator modules, cables and peripherals.

PLC, a type of industrial digital computer, is the key resource used for automation of typical industrial electromechanical processes. It is used for almost every automation device from household appliances to NASA space mission simulators.

?We truly appreciate this donation from Siemens, because we can now teach students with the most advanced automation devices, which will significantly promote SIUE students? competitiveness,? said Dr. Sohyung Cho, associate professor of industrial and mechanical engineering. ?Graduate students and faculty can also use these resources for their own research.?

Siemens industrial manufacturing software, process automation, and automation and drives technology increases flexibility, cuts market launch lead time, and significantly reduces energy or wastewater costs for manufacturing companies. The result is increased sustainability for customers, while driving competitive strengths.

Siemens has a long-standing tradition of close ties between industry and education. SEC is the organization?s customized offering for public education research, development and training centers worldwide.

Photo:  Dr. Sohyung Cho, associate professor of industrial and mechanical engineering in the SIUE School of Engineering.

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7 am news

Obamorphing (Wolverton)
2014-09-29 07:50:39 CagleCartoons

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Muslim inmate sues southwest Missouri jail over Quran, prayer rug

2014-09-29 07:30:00
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8 arrested in Ferguson protest

2014-09-29 07:24:00

Eight more people have been arrested following another night of protests in Ferguson.

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Police: Road rage blamed in St. Louis shooting

2014-09-29 07:20:00

St. Louis police say road rage is to blame for the shooting of a man on a motorcycle.

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Muslim inmate sues Greene County jail

2014-09-29 07:05:00

Another Muslim inmate is suing the Greene County jail, alleging that jailers violated his civil rights by denying him a Quran and a prayer rug and refusing to let him…

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SIUE School of Nursing Develops Historic Partnership with SSM Health Care

2014-09-29 07:00:51

SSM Health Care nurses will soon be able to advance their education in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new partnership with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The SIUE School of Nursing will offer an online, accelerated RN to BS in nursing degree to all SSM Health Care nurses beginning January 2015. The online program?comprised entirely of SSM nurses from Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Oklahoma?is the first of its kind for the health system. SSM Health Care chief nurse executives selected the SIUE School of Nursing over 38 other higher education institutions in the U.S.

?We are excited to work with SSM Health Care to offer an online, accelerated RN to BS in nursing degree,? said Dr. Roberta Harrison, assistant dean for undergraduate and alternative programs and associate professor of nursing at SIUE. ?This is a great opportunity to combine a world-class health care system with our progressive and innovative nursing program to impact health care in a positive way.?

Dr. Laura Bernaix, interim dean of the SIUE School of Nursing, said the program was designed for nurses working in the industry. ?Our new program offers the working RN a contemporary, easily accessible and affordable format for obtaining their baccalaureate degree in nursing,? said Bernaix. ?Unique to its design is the technical and instructional support that is available to meet the individual needs of each student.?

SSM Health Care employs approximately 30,000 individuals in four states caring for patients in a variety of settings including 19 hospitals, physician offices, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, nursing homes, home care, hospice, telehealth and a technology company. In addition, the system has affiliations with dozens of rural hospitals.

?At SSM Health Care, we are focused on providing patients the highest-quality care along with an exceptional patient experience,? said Amber Wood, system director of clinical education for SSM Health Care. ?We are fortunate to have incredibly talented, compassionate nurses play an important role in that patient experience. We are excited to partner with SIUE?s high-quality School of Nursing to offer this opportunity to help our nurses advance their education and grow even stronger in their profession.?

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6 am news

Sheriff: Pilot dies in Illinois small plane crash

2014-09-29 06:59:00

Kendall County authorities say a pilot has died after a small plane crashed in a suburb southwest of Chicago.

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2 dead in Kansas City-area house fire

2014-09-29 06:34:00

Fire officials say an adult and an infant died in a fire in a Kansas City suburb.

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Smash-and-grab burglars only get candy from St. Louis store

2014-09-29 06:33:00
A truck smashed through the Phillips 66 front plate glass door; the owner said it was his third smash-and-grab in 18 months.  Read Full Story ...

Two buyers acquiring Lumara Health assets for $757 million

2014-09-29 06:23:00
Lumara was previously known as K-V Pharmaceutical. Read Full Story ...

Missouri turkey population rebounding

2014-09-29 06:00:00
Hunters should start seeing more turkeys in the woods.  Read Full Story ...

5 am news

2 armed men barge into south city sports bar, steal cash, purses

2014-09-29 05:38:52
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Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

2014-09-29 05:31:03
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4 am news

Missouri men arrested in apartment shooting

2014-09-29 04:49:00

Columbia police say they've arrested two 19-year-old men in connection to a shooting of a woman at a student apartment complex near the University of Missouri.

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Springfield man gets 9 years in heroin death case

2014-09-29 04:14:00

A Springfield man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for supplying the heroin that caused another man's overdose death.

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Illinois woman charged with threatening officials

2014-09-29 04:09:00

A suburban Chicago woman has been charged with threatening public officials after authorities say she plotted to have two town officials killed.

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Knox College nears end of $16 million renovation

2014-09-29 04:09:00

Knox College in Galesburg is completing a $16 million renovation project on its alumni building from 1889.

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Illinois woman pleads guilty to $50,000 fraud

2014-09-29 04:09:00

A former fire department office manager in central Illinois has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $50,000 from the district.

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Illinois road reopens after gasoline spill

2014-09-29 04:09:00

A southwestern Illinois road has reopened after a fuel truck overturned and spilled 2,800 gallons of gasoline.

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Chicago man charged in 3 deaths in early 2000s

2014-09-29 04:04:00

Cook County authorities have charged a Chicago man who they say killed three people in the early 2000s.

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EXCHANGE: Library's card catalogs hold seeds

2014-09-29 04:04:00

Advancing technology has virtually eliminated the need for card catalogs and left libraries wondering what to do with their once widely used filing systems.

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St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court

2014-09-29 04:04:00

A legal challenge to Missouri's gay marriage ban by the city of St. Louis is due back in court Monday.

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New group to talk Missouri energy plan

2014-09-29 04:04:00

A group of business and energy leaders will start work next week to help improve Missouri's energy policies.

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3 am news

Chicago parks to get $2.4M in state money

2014-09-29 03:05:00

The Chicago Park District will receive $2.4 million in state money to improve five parks.

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Springfield officials ask: Too many schools?

2014-09-29 03:05:00

Springfield public school officials are questioning whether they have too many schools.

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Trial set for man accused of lobbying for Zimbabwe

2014-09-29 03:05:00

The trial of a Chicago man accused of illegally lobbying U.S. lawmakers to lift sanctions against leaders in Zimbabwe it set to get underway.

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NO SURPRISE: Cards rule NL Central

2014-09-29 01:30:00
They weren?t the team they expected and they didn?t take the route they planned. But they still arrived at the same destination they intended: October. Read Full Story ...

12 am news

Ram Bytes: Has Fisher come to his senses?

2014-09-29 00:35:00
Bernie Miklasz says there isn't one logical reason to bench QB Austin Davis when he's done nothing to warrant it. Read Full Story ...

Cards likely to play early Friday evening

2014-09-29 00:30:00
The contest will be shown on Fox Sports 1, which is a cable and satellite component of Fox Sports. Read Full Story ...

A handful of protesters arrested Sunday night

2014-09-29 00:19:00
FERGUSON  ?  About 7 to 10 protesters were arrested Sunday night during a noisy but mostly peaceful protest. Read Full Story ...

Noisy but calm Ferguson protests lead to handful of arrests

2014-09-29 00:19:00
FERGUSON  ?  About eight protesters were arrested Sunday night during a noisy but mostly calm protest. Read Full Story ...

Mr. McClellan wrestles with newspaper style

2014-09-29 00:15:00
Reader complains about lack of courtesy titles. Read Full Story ...

It's `Beltway Bill' vs. `Meltdown Mike' in spirited Illinois congressional race

2014-09-29 00:15:00
Enyart-Bost contest for Illinois' 12th Congressional district is getting national attention and money. Read Full Story ...

Blues' shrinking roster includes two rookies

2014-09-29 00:10:00
First-round pick Fabbri, sixth-rounder Lindbohm have exceeded expectations to make the final 33 in camp. Read Full Story ...

Parents, health officials search for answers about sick kids

2014-09-29 00:00:00
Missouri health officials ask for federal help to evaluate potential health risks in schools near the radioactive West Lake Landfill. Read Full Story ...

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