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Jared Cook apologizes for shoving his quarterback2014-09-21 23:50:00 STLToday.com
Scotland Says NoPaulZanetti@cagleblog.com (Paul Zanetti)
Charges pending against woman accused of starting house fire in Bethalto2014-09-21 23:42:33 kmov.com
GOP Gnaws on Social SecurityWolverton@cagleblog.com (Wolverton)
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White House Break InRandallEnos@cagleblog.com (Randall Enos)
Rams fall apart in 34-31 loss2014-09-21 22:15:00 STLToday.com
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Police searching for missing 78-year-old man in St. Louis2014-09-21 21:24:31 kmov.com
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Ferguson protesters at Busch stadium Sunday2014-09-21 21:01:00 STLToday.com
8 pm news
St. Louis Municipal Court grants outstanding warrant forgiveness this week2014-09-21 20:56:51 kmov.com
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Police investigating shooting involving 16-year-old victim in north St. Louis2014-09-21 19:59:29 kmov.com
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St. Louis County Police searching for missing 3-year-old in south St. Louis2014-09-21 18:23:53 kmov.com
Man charged in shooting of gang members2014-09-21 18:17:00 BND.com
A rural Joplin man previously charged with abandoning the corpse of a gang member faces new charges in the shooting of another gang member.Read Full Story ...
Rams blow 21-0 lead, lose to Dallas 34-312014-09-21 18:00:00 STLToday.com
5 pm news
Thieves allegedly rob six victims in name of Michael Brown2014-09-21 17:31:20 kmov.com
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3 arrested in latest round of Ferguson protests2014-09-21 17:03:00 BND.com
Police say three people have been arrested while protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson.Read Full Story ...
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2 die in nearly head-on crash in eastern Missouri2014-09-21 16:39:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
3 pm news
Court: Illinois inmate must pay prison costs2014-09-21 15:45:25 kmov.com
Milwaukee's loss assures Cards' postseason spot2014-09-21 15:27:00 STLToday.com
Brewers' loss assures Cards' postseason spot2014-09-21 15:27:00 STLToday.com
Reds lead Cardinals 1-0 in fourth2014-09-21 15:27:00 STLToday.com
Cards, Reds tied 1-1 after five innings2014-09-21 15:27:00 STLToday.com
Reds lead Cards 3-22014-09-21 15:27:00 STLToday.com
Cards secure playoff spot but fall to Reds 7-22014-09-21 15:27:00 STLToday.com
Brother-Sister Tennis Duo Continue Family Tradition at SIUE2014-09-21 15:05:00 SIUE.edu
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.?Read Full Story ...
Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found2014-09-21 15:01:00 STLToday.com
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Ground broken on new Chicago veterans' home2014-09-21 14:43:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
CTA: Fewer people trespassing on train tracks2014-09-21 14:23:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
Dierbergs seeks to fill over 175 positions at job fair Wednesday2014-09-21 14:22:53 kmov.com
Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability2014-09-21 14:04:00 STLToday.com
1 pm news
Court: Illinois inmate must be incarceration costs2014-09-21 13:18:00 BND.com
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 ...
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Police: Victim identified in fatal shooting in north St. Louis parking lot2014-09-21 12:44:38 kmov.com
Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack2014-09-21 12:39:00 STLToday.com
White House intruder identified as Army veteran2014-09-21 12:29:00 STLToday.com
Lawsuit filed over Common Core standards2014-09-21 12:03:04 kmov.com
Gunmen mentions Michael Brown as he robs three couples leaving a restaurant2014-09-21 12:02:00 STLToday.com
11 am news
More than a dozen dead horses found in barn2014-09-21 11:17:00 STLToday.com
Animal abuse unit investigates a dozen dead or malnourished horses in Colorado barn2014-09-21 11:17:00 STLToday.com
Man shot multiple times then driven to local hospital where he dies2014-09-21 11:08:00 STLToday.com
Police investigate man's fatal shooting in St. Louis2014-09-21 11:08:00 STLToday.com
Joliet diocese serving more Catholic students2014-09-21 11:07:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
Missouri Senate getting historic renovation2014-09-21 11:05:29 kmov.com
Emerson funding seeks to help Ferguson area youths2014-09-21 11:02:00 BND.com
One of the St. Louis region's largest employers is donating $4.4 million for scholarships and youth employment efforts in and around Ferguson.Read Full Story ...
10 am news
Chicago Latinos optimistic about new archbishop2014-09-21 10:53:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
Mo. Southern has more international students2014-09-21 10:43:00 BND.com
Missouri Southern State University is more internationally diverse this year.Read Full Story ...
Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed2014-09-21 10:42:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
Two die and two seriously injured in two-vehicle crash2014-09-21 10:40:00 STLToday.com
Two killed, 2 hurt in Lincoln County crash2014-09-21 10:40:00 STLToday.com
Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law2014-09-21 10:34:00 STLToday.com
Cicero man convicted in girlfriend's death2014-09-21 10:32:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
Former Illinois prisoners get help reintegrating2014-09-21 10:23:00 BND.com
Hundreds of former Illinois prisoners have attended an event to help them reintegrate to society.Read Full Story ...
Rams fans could receive concession voucher with Metro ticket Sunday2014-09-21 10:21:00 kmov.com
Alton's ConAgra plant gets new name, new sign2014-09-21 10:07:00 BND.com
Alton's ConAgra Foods plant has a new name.Read Full Story ...
9 am news
Bank robbery suspect in custody following double shooting in Illinois2014-09-21 09:50:17 kmov.com
Large freighter runs aground, gets stuck in Duluth2014-09-21 09:42:00 BND.com
The largest freighter on the Great Lakes was stuck for about three hours after it ran aground near Bayfront Park in Duluth.Read Full Story ...
Parts of I-70 to be shutdown before and after Rams game today2014-09-21 09:34:48 kmov.com
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Fire crews contain blaze in vacant home in Cahokia Sunday2014-09-21 09:15:20 kmov.com
11-year-old from Ferguson speaks about the unrest in his community2014-09-21 09:00:42 kmov.com
8 am news
Driver transported to hospital following single-car crash on I-702014-09-21 08:34:11 kmov.com
1-year-old boy killed in car crash that left two dead in Lincoln County2014-09-21 08:15:03 kmov.com
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Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons2014-09-21 06:42:00 BND.com
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…Read Full Story ...
Book events for the week that begins Sept. 212014-09-21 06:00:00 STLToday.com
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Exhibition by sculptor Nick Cave coming to St. Louis Art Museum2014-09-21 04:45:00 STLToday.com
Aviation industry in Chicago to draw up new routes2014-09-21 04:03:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
Deadline ahead for Illinois marijuana businesses2014-09-21 04:03:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
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Senate resolution opposes Canadian nuke waste plan2014-09-21 03:02:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
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Look Back ? Race hatred, workforce tensions explode in East St. Louis in 19172014-09-21 00:15:00 STLToday.com
EXCHANGE: Graveyard shift not for everybody2014-09-21 00:02:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
EXCHANGE: Covered bridge key to Downs man's vision2014-09-21 00:01:00 BND.com
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.Read Full Story ...
ABC's fall lineup aims to 'reflect America'2014-09-21 00:00:00 STLToday.com
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