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11 pm news

Jared Cook apologizes for shoving his quarterback

2014-09-21 23:50:00
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Scotland Says No (Paul Zanetti)
2014-09-21 23:45:45 CagleCartoons

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Charges pending against woman accused of starting house fire in Bethalto

2014-09-21 23:42:33
Neighbors say chaos dominated the streets early Sunday morning as a fire engulfed a home in Bethalto, Illinois. Read Full Story ...

GOP Gnaws on Social Security (Wolverton)
2014-09-21 23:30:42 CagleCartoons

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10 pm news

Kent State Sweatshirt (Randall Enos)
2014-09-21 22:31:23 CagleCartoons

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White House Break In (Randall Enos)
2014-09-21 22:26:33 CagleCartoons

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Rams fall apart in 34-31 loss

2014-09-21 22:15:00
(Updated) It's a bitter pill to swallow for the Rams, who head into their bye week with a 1-2 record. Their next game is Oct. 5 in Philadelphia. Read Full Story ...

9 pm news

Police searching for missing 78-year-old man in St. Louis

2014-09-21 21:24:31
Police say they are searching for a missing 78-year-old man in St. Louis after he walked away from his local business. Read Full Story ...

War vs ebola (Manny Francisco)
2014-09-21 21:09:00 CagleCartoons

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Ferguson protesters at Busch stadium Sunday

2014-09-21 21:01:00
ST. LOUIS ? For more than an hour before the St. Louis Cardinals game Sunday evening, a group protesting the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson marched along the north and east sides… Read Full Story ...

8 pm news

St. Louis Municipal Court grants outstanding warrant forgiveness this week

2014-09-21 20:56:51
The St. Louis City Municipal Court will grant forgiveness for anyone with an outstanding warrant starting Monday at 8:00 a.m. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news

Police investigating shooting involving 16-year-old victim in north St. Louis

2014-09-21 19:59:29
Police are investigating a shooting involving a 16-year-old victim in north St. Louis Sunday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news

St. Louis County Police searching for missing 3-year-old in south St. Louis

2014-09-21 18:23:53
St. Louis County Police are searching for a missing three-year-old boy. Read Full Story ...

Man charged in shooting of gang members

2014-09-21 18:17:00

A rural Joplin man previously charged with abandoning the corpse of a gang member faces new charges in the shooting of another gang member.

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Rams blow 21-0 lead, lose to Dallas 34-31

2014-09-21 18:00:00
It's a bitter pill to swallow for the Rams, who head into their bye week with a 1-2 record. Their next game is Oct. 5 in Philadelphia. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news

Thieves allegedly rob six victims in name of Michael Brown

2014-09-21 17:31:20
Police say two thieves robbed six people in the 1100 block of Mississippi Saturday night and said ?This is for Mike Brown? before fleeing the scene. Read Full Story ...

Obama Promises (Eric Allie)
2014-09-21 17:23:54 CagleCartoons

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LOCAL IL Miller 4 Quinn (Eric Allie)
2014-09-21 17:20:41 CagleCartoons

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3 arrested in latest round of Ferguson protests

2014-09-21 17:03:00

Police say three people have been arrested while protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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4 pm news

2 die in nearly head-on crash in eastern Missouri

2014-09-21 16:39:00

Authorities say a woman from Tennessee and a young Missouri boy have died in a nearly head-on crash in eastern Missouri's Lincoln County.

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3 pm news

Court: Illinois inmate must pay prison costs

2014-09-21 15:45:25
An Illinois appeals court has ruled that a Logan Correctional Center inmate must pay nearly $20,000 from a lawsuit settlement he received toward the cost of his incarceration. Read Full Story ...

Milwaukee's loss assures Cards' postseason spot

2014-09-21 15:27:00
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Brewers' loss assures Cards' postseason spot

2014-09-21 15:27:00
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Reds lead Cardinals 1-0 in fourth

2014-09-21 15:27:00
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Cards, Reds tied 1-1 after five innings

2014-09-21 15:27:00
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Reds lead Cards 3-2

2014-09-21 15:27:00
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Cards secure playoff spot but fall to Reds 7-2

2014-09-21 15:27:00
Magic number is still five to win Central with six games to play. Read Full Story ...

Brother-Sister Tennis Duo Continue Family Tradition at SIUE

2014-09-21 15:05:00


After three years of playing tennis at SIUE and being so far from her home of Naples, Fla., Lindsey Raymond?s new roommate will help her feel as if she never left.

Mikey Raymond, her younger brother, became a member of the SIUE men’s tennis team, bringing a little piece of home with him to Edwardsville.

Although he did spend time looking at other schools, both siblings agreed when they said, ?We knew that going to school together again was the goal the whole time.?

Lindsey recalls wanting to explore the option of a university in the Midwest in order to ?experience all the seasons.? On her recruiting visit during the winter, she had to be reminded to wear a coat when stepping outside.

?College is definitely the time to get away from home and experience something new,? she said.

Despite the distance, she felt that the team and coaching staff at SIUE led her to choose it as her ultimate college home.

Over the years, Mikey began to constantly hear about SIUE from his sister. He was able to see the teams play at a tournament in Ft. Myers, Fla. As soon as Lindsey set foot on campus, Mikey began to consider it a place that he could feel at home like his sister did.

He knew that tennis would be in his future, because his two older sisters had already played collegiate tennis.

?I?ve looked up to my sisters my whole life. I knew I wanted to play college tennis after I saw them do it,? Mikey said.

?I knew I was going to look around, which I did, but when I visited SIUE I knew this was the perfect fit,? added Mikey.

?We couldn’t be happier to have both of the Raymond children here at SIUE,? said SIUE men’s tennis Head Coach Jason Coomer. ?They were obviously raised with a high level of integrity and character. If we can continue to recruit players who possess the desire and character that these two do, our program will be in good shape for many years to come. My only regret is that we didn?t get all three of the Raymond kids.?

The Raymonds now call Edwardsville their home away from home.

Lindsey and Mikey are excited to be with each other again this year, and both cite their close bond as the reason.

?In high school, we did everything together,? Lindsey said. ?We?d work out together. We?d go to tennis practice together. We’re siblings and at times we argue, but we move past that and motivate each other.?

The Raymond family has deep roots in tennis. Their father, Mike Raymond, instilled his love of the game into his three children. His eldest daughter, Leslie, played tennis at the University of Tampa, while Lindsey and Mikey have completed the circle.

?I?ve never met anyone who loves tennis as much as my dad,? said Lindsey.

Their father, who is a pilot, picked up tennis from watching so much of it on television. Eventually, he became good enough to play at Indiana State. He became a certified teaching pro in Naples, and eventually taught his wife, Julie, to play. She also became a teaching pro in Naples.

While Lindsey was away from home last March, Mikey had to make the difficult call to tell her that their father had had a massive heart attack.

?No one can ever be prepared for the call that Lindsey got that day,? said Coomer. Despite being in the middle of the season, Lindsey went home immediately to be with her family.

?Lindsey handled the situation better than you could imagine,? added SIUE women’s tennis Head Coach Amanda Pratzel. ?She came back to school, kept up with her grades, and participated in practice like she would have any other day.?

Mikey also was in season at the time of his father?s heart attack. One of his father?s dreams was that one of his children would become a state champion tennis player. Mikey, the last Raymond child in high school, decided to leave with his team while his father was in the hospital to accomplish that goal, winning the state tournament in dominant fashion.

?I hardly lost any games that day,? said Mikey. ?God was with me and helped me to win it for my dad.?

While Mike Raymond’s condition became stable, he had to teach himself how to stand and walk again. Lindsey and Mikey laugh as they tell the story of him in the hospital, asking for his racket, telling Mikey to lace up his shoes and get ready to leave the hospital to play.

Both recounted how tennis was able to help him regain his strength.

?My mom started to bump a tennis ball with him while he was standing. He stood for 12 minutes then, when his record before that was something like three minutes. I think he just was playing tennis and not thinking about standing again,? said Lindsey. ?Little did we know, all we had to do was put a tennis racket in his hand!?

?It’s incredible how he taught all three of us to love the game,? added Mikey.

Growing up, the Raymonds give credit to their parents for their current tennis success. Both siblings agreed, ?Our dad is the person who got us started in tennis, and he is the person who gives us inspiration to continue playing.?

Playing tennis and growing up was really a family ordeal for the Raymonds. ?It wasn’t just sending the kids out to camp,? said Lindsey. ?We were able to play together.?

After another surgery in Cleveland this summer, Mike Raymond?s condition continues to improve as Lindsey and Mikey gear up for their last and first college tennis seasons, respectively.

Despite being so far away from their tight-knit family after a difficult year, Mikey said, ?Being here at SIUE feels like home, so it won?t be as hard to be so far away.?

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Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found

2014-09-21 15:01:00
CANADENSIS, Pa. ? Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a Pennsylvania state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carryin… Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

Ground broken on new Chicago veterans' home

2014-09-21 14:43:00

Ground was broken Sunday on a new $70.5 million Illinois Veterans Home ? the first such facility to be built in Chicago and the fifth statewide, officials said.

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CTA: Fewer people trespassing on train tracks

2014-09-21 14:23:00

A campaign to remind people to stay off city train tracks appears to be paying off as the Chicago Transit Authority said reports of people trespassing on its tracks have…

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Dierbergs seeks to fill over 175 positions at job fair Wednesday

2014-09-21 14:22:53
Dierbergs will be hosting a job fair to fill more than 175 positions in 24 stores in the St. Louis metro area. Read Full Story ...

Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

2014-09-21 14:04:00
NEW YORK ? Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

Court: Illinois inmate must be incarceration costs

2014-09-21 13:18:00

An Illinois appeals court has ruled that a Logan Correctional Center inmate must pay nearly $20,000 from a lawsuit settlement he received toward the cost of his incarceration.

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12 pm news

Police: Victim identified in fatal shooting in north St. Louis parking lot

2014-09-21 12:44:38
The victim has been identified in a shooting in the 1200 block of Bristol in north St. Louis Saturday night. Read Full Story ...

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

2014-09-21 12:39:00
NAIROBI, Kenya ? Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago … Read Full Story ...

White House intruder identified as Army veteran

2014-09-21 12:29:00
WASHINGTON ? The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday. Read Full Story ...

Lawsuit filed over Common Core standards

2014-09-21 12:03:04
An unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate is among the plaintiffs suing Missouri officials to stop the state from making payments to a multistate consortium that has been developing tests tied to the new Common Core education standards. Read Full Story ...

Gunmen mentions Michael Brown as he robs three couples leaving a restaurant

2014-09-21 12:02:00
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11 am news

More than a dozen dead horses found in barn

2014-09-21 11:17:00
BLACK FOREST, Colo. ? Authorities say a special unit that responds to animal abuse will handle a case involving more than a dozen dead and malnourished horses found in a Colorado barn. Read Full Story ...

Animal abuse unit investigates a dozen dead or malnourished horses in Colorado barn

2014-09-21 11:17:00
A woman who lives nearby said she found dead horses, some no more than skeletons, beneath tarps.  Read Full Story ...

Man shot multiple times then driven to local hospital where he dies

2014-09-21 11:08:00
A man was fatally shot while standing in a parking lot of the 1200 block of Bristol Lane on Saturday evening, St. Louis police said. Read Full Story ...

Police investigate man's fatal shooting in St. Louis

2014-09-21 11:08:00
He was shot Saturday night and taken to a hospital, where he died.  Read Full Story ...

Joliet diocese serving more Catholic students

2014-09-21 11:07:00

The Diocese of Joliet has started efforts to recruit and enroll more Latino students in Catholic schools as the Latino population in the area increases, officials said.

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Missouri Senate getting historic renovation

2014-09-21 11:05:29
Missouri officials are undertaking a $750,000 renovation of the Senate even as Gov. Jay Nixon is blocking hundreds of millions of dollars of spending for other programs and facilities because of concerns about the state's finances. Read Full Story ...

Emerson funding seeks to help Ferguson area youths

2014-09-21 11:02:00

One of the St. Louis region's largest employers is donating $4.4 million for scholarships and youth employment efforts in and around Ferguson.

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10 am news

Chicago Latinos optimistic about new archbishop

2014-09-21 10:53:00

Catholic Latinos went to Mass on Sunday hopeful and optimistic that the next leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago will be willing to speak out for immigration reform, the needs…

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Mo. Southern has more international students

2014-09-21 10:43:00

Missouri Southern State University is more internationally diverse this year.

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Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed

2014-09-21 10:42:00

A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go…

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Two die and two seriously injured in two-vehicle crash

2014-09-21 10:40:00
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Two killed, 2 hurt in Lincoln County crash

2014-09-21 10:40:00
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Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

2014-09-21 10:34:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ? There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents … Read Full Story ...

Cicero man convicted in girlfriend's death

2014-09-21 10:32:00

A Cicero man has been convicted of a shooting that left his 15-year-old girlfriend dead and injured her mother outside their suburban Chicago home in February, Will County prosecutors said.

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Former Illinois prisoners get help reintegrating

2014-09-21 10:23:00

Hundreds of former Illinois prisoners have attended an event to help them reintegrate to society.

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Rams fans could receive concession voucher with Metro ticket Sunday

2014-09-21 10:21:00
The St. Louis Rams are teaming up with Metro for Sunday?s game. Read Full Story ...

Alton's ConAgra plant gets new name, new sign

2014-09-21 10:07:00

Alton's ConAgra Foods plant has a new name.

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9 am news

Bank robbery suspect in custody following double shooting in Illinois

2014-09-21 09:50:17
A bank robbery suspect is in custody following a double shooting in southern Illinois Saturday. Read Full Story ...

Large freighter runs aground, gets stuck in Duluth

2014-09-21 09:42:00

The largest freighter on the Great Lakes was stuck for about three hours after it ran aground near Bayfront Park in Duluth.

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Parts of I-70 to be shutdown before and after Rams game today

2014-09-21 09:34:48
Officials say I-70 will be shut down near the Edward Jones Dome today. Read Full Story ...

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2014-09-21 09:25:44 CagleCartoons

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Fire crews contain blaze in vacant home in Cahokia Sunday

2014-09-21 09:15:20
Authorities are investigating a fire in a vacant home in Cahokia Sunday morning. Read Full Story ...

11-year-old from Ferguson speaks about the unrest in his community

2014-09-21 09:00:42
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8 am news

Driver transported to hospital following single-car crash on I-70

2014-09-21 08:34:11
( ? Police are investigating a single-car crash in north St. Louis early Sunday morning. Read Full Story ...

1-year-old boy killed in car crash that left two dead in Lincoln County

2014-09-21 08:15:03
Two people area dead following a car crash in Lincoln County Saturday night. Read Full Story ...

6 am news

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2014-09-21 06:43:22 CagleCartoons

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Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

2014-09-21 06:42:00

The Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement agencies got a lot of attention ? and criticism ? in the aftermath of the militarized police response…

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Book events for the week that begins Sept. 21

2014-09-21 06:00:00
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4 am news

Exhibition by sculptor Nick Cave coming to St. Louis Art Museum

2014-09-21 04:45:00
Cave is best known for his "Soundsuits," wearable sculptures made of found objects. Read Full Story ...

Aviation industry in Chicago to draw up new routes

2014-09-21 04:03:00

About 3,000 decision makers in the aviation and tourism sectors have gathered in Chicago for a global conference starting Sunday to forge connections and develop new airline routes.

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Deadline ahead for Illinois marijuana businesses

2014-09-21 04:03:00

With a Monday afternoon deadline approaching, people who want to own medical marijuana businesses in Illinois are hurrying to complete their applications for a limited number of permits.

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3 am news

Senate resolution opposes Canadian nuke waste plan

2014-09-21 03:02:00

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin has introduced a resolution urging the Obama administration to oppose a Canadian proposal to bury radioactive waste less than a mile from Lake Huron.

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12 am news

Look Back ? Race hatred, workforce tensions explode in East St. Louis in 1917

2014-09-21 00:15:00
A Congressional committee held hearings on the riot and blamed manipulative industrialists, a corrupt city government and the "savagery" of the white mob. Read Full Story ...

EXCHANGE: Graveyard shift not for everybody

2014-09-21 00:02:00

About the time most of us are about to nod off, Doug Dubson is fresh from the gym and ready to start his 11 p.m. shift at Plastipak.

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EXCHANGE: Covered bridge key to Downs man's vision

2014-09-21 00:01:00

When Tom Prochnow walks around his 50-plus acres in rural Downs and says, "There's a little bit of everything out here," he isn't exaggerating.

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ABC's fall lineup aims to 'reflect America'

2014-09-21 00:00:00
Diverse crop of new series features black leads, Latinos and Asian-Americans. Read Full Story ...

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