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11 pm news

Missouri Supreme Court says Amendment 5 did not extend gun rights to non-violent felons

jmann@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 23:15:00 STLToday.com
The court reversed lower court rulings from St. Louis that had thrown out the convictions of two men. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County judge rules on claim of prosecutor's misconduct, but won't reveal decision

cbyers@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 23:15:00 STLToday.com
Defense attorneys in high-profile manslaughter case had been seeking dismissal of McCulloch's office. Read Full Story ...

8 pm news



Ferguson council votes to send consent decree back to DOJ with revisions

sdeere@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 20:57:00 STLToday.com
Decision comes after three public hearings drew crowds of residents who were divided on the proposal for reforming the city's police and court. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news



Lemay man steals woman's purse, witness gives chase and gets purse, license number, police say

2016-02-09 19:17:00 STLToday.com
The license number helped police track down Robert Sweet, 34, who was later charged Read Full Story ...

Trump, Sanders ride to victories in New Hampshire

2016-02-09 19:04:00 STLToday.com
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insisten… Read Full Story ...

Jets spoil Blues' birthday with 2-1 shootout win

jrutherford@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 19:00:00 STLToday.com
The Blues picked up another power play goal, but can't manufacture much at even-strength Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



Daimler recalling 840,000 vehicles in U.S. for Takata air bags

2016-02-09 18:33:00 STLToday.com
Recall includes Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs from the 2005-2014 model years Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



Monsanto to pay $80 million civil penalty for Roundup-related accounting violations

lbrown@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 17:35:00 STLToday.com
Accounting and sales executives also agreed to pay penalties to settle charges Read Full Story ...

Plan for Mizzou audit gets chilly reception

kerickson@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 17:17:00 STLToday.com
Members of a Senate committee offer tepid support for university review Read Full Story ...

Okawville man killed in wreck on I-64

2016-02-09 17:12:00 STLToday.com
O'FALLON, Ill.? Jody Goldsberry, 48, was killed late Monday when his pickup truck left Interstate 64 and overturned, according to the Illinois State Police. Read Full Story ...

Barnes-Jewish doctor gets time served for child porn

rpatrick@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 17:01:00 STLToday.com
Dr. Shoichi Okada was arrested on the first day of his rotation at St. Louis Children?s Hospital. Read Full Story ...

Barnes-Jewish doctor gets time served for child porn, faces possible deportation

rpatrick@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 17:01:00 STLToday.com
Dr. Shoichi Okada was arrested on the first day of his rotation at St. Louis Children?s Hospital. Read Full Story ...

Obama returns to Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, 9 years after `audacious' campaign launch

kmcdermott@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Will address a divided Illinois government about the need to find common ground. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Koster tobacco settlement faces hard sell in Legislature

kerickson@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 16:43:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY? Missouri?s attorney general says he hopes the lure of $50 million will be enough to convince legislators to go along with his plan to settle a long-simmering dispute over a la… Read Full Story ...

Chance for another round of light snow Wednesday in St. Louis

2016-02-09 16:32:00 STLToday.com
The official snowfall for Monday was 0.3 inch, but Chesterfield reported 1.7 inches. Read Full Story ...

University City eases low-bid rule on contracts

2016-02-09 16:19:00 STLToday.com
Decision came after city-based tree trimmer narrowly lost contract to out-of-town business. Read Full Story ...

Heroin addiction fueled thefts of body armor, ammo from St. Louis police officer, charges say

jcurrier@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 16:16:00 STLToday.com
Timothy Issa, 27, has racked up numerous theft cases in St. Louis County since Jan. 11. Read Full Story ...

Higher Ed Coalition Makes Funding Push at SIUE

2016-02-09 16:06:00 SIUE.edu

SIUE student government president Madeline McCuneLocal members of the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education presented what’s at stake in the ongoing state budget stalemate during a press conference Tuesday afternoon before nearly 200 in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Morris University Center.

Senior Dillon Santoni, SIUE’s student trustee, served as the master of ceremonies and urged state legislators to resolve the budget impasse.

“Every day, our campus and many others around the state are making very difficult decisions that affect students and employees, and will have long-lasting ramifications,” said SIU System President Randy Dunn, who attended a similar session earlier in the day on the Carbondale campus. “We hope legislators and the governor will hear our pleas for a funding solution and act quickly as we work around Illinois to show how important our higher education institutions are to our communities, our economy and our state.”

The coalition kicked off its push in January with a statehouse news conference. The SIUE event was one of several around the state designed to raise awareness of the funding crisis and build pressure on policymakers for a solution.

Coalition members included representatives from SIUE, Greenville College, Lewis and Clark Community College and Southwestern Illinois College. SIUE and Greenville College students addressed their challenges in regard to the Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants and its impact on their academic careers.

The state is being irresponsible,” said Madeline McCune, SIUE student body president, who noted the budget issue’s impact on campus. “The Science Building renovation is not yet completed, which has forced the theater to be turned into a lecture hall. Student resources that are vital to individual academic success are being threatened.”

McCune told of the frustration on campuses across the state. “Students at some public universities are now at the brink of trying to transfer out or not even being able to complete some of their studies,” she said. “Why should students have to suffer for the inability of our state government to do their job? How bad does our government want things to get before they deem that students have suffered enough?”

Illinois state representative Jay Hoffman (113th district) and state senator James Clayborne (57th district) were also in attendance to show their support.

The Coalition is a collection of business, labor, and organizations representing public and private colleges and universities coming together to urge immediate action. Illinois universities and colleges have gone without hundreds of millions of dollars in MAP grants and operational funding since July, and aid has not been included in relief packages approved by legislators and the governor since the summer, while they have not reached agreement on a full-year budget.

Photo: SIUE student government president Madeline McCune.

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3 pm news



Ikea recalls ceiling lamps for risk of falling glass shades

2016-02-09 15:55:00 STLToday.com
Customers don't need to produce a receipt to prove purchase of the items for a refund Read Full Story ...

Messenger: Unifying St. Louis becomes quest for 23-year-old from West County

tmessenger@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 15:45:00 STLToday.com
Who will lead St. Louis into the future? How about a 23-year-old kid from West County. Read Full Story ...

Portman, McCaskill, pushing contempt of Congress for Web site that advertises sex

craasch@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 15:45:00 STLToday.com
Backpage has fought congressional probe on 1st Amendment grounds Read Full Story ...

Downtown St. Louis developer Craig Heller files for bankruptcy

2016-02-09 15:45:00 STLToday.com
He was an early leader in the development of downtown lofts Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



St. Louis County to begin respiratory health survey near Bridgeton Landfill

jbarker@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 14:14:00 STLToday.com
The EPA also announced will examine groundwater under the West Lake Landfill and could order remediation. Read Full Story ...

Stan Kroenke buys historic Waggoner Ranch, largest in US

2016-02-09 14:07:00 STLToday.com
VERNON, Texas (AP) ? A billionaire NFL owner has purchased a Texas mega-ranch that has been operated by one family for nearly a century. Read Full Story ...

Stan Kroenke buys historic Waggoner Ranch, largest in U.S.

2016-02-09 14:07:00 STLToday.com
The ranch had been listed for $725 million when it hit the market in August 2014 Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



West Lake Landfill activists join forces with Flint water protestors to pressure EPA

craasch@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 13:30:00 STLToday.com
JUST MOMS will picket EPA administrator's office Read Full Story ...

St. Louis aldermanic president should return campaign cash from radio host, state senator says

npistor@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 13:30:00 STLToday.com
Lewis Reed received $40,000 from host in 2013 Read Full Story ...

Missouri Supreme Court says Amendment 5 did not extend gun rights to nonviolent felons

jmann@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 13:26:00 STLToday.com
The court reversed lower court rulings from St. Louis that had thrown out the convictions of two men. Read Full Story ...

Florissant man charged in 2006 killing of 2-year-old Kansas boy

jcurrier@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 13:16:00 STLToday.com
Jonathan D. Mango, 31, was charged in the 2006 killing of a 2-year-old boy in Topeka, Kan. Read Full Story ...

Home access to naloxone, an overdose-blocking drug, gets first-round approval in Mo. House

jsuntrup@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 13:15:00 STLToday.com
The bill would allow people to obtain naloxone through a licensed pharmacist. Read Full Story ...

Wentzville man accused of hitting Rock Hill officer with car had previous brushes with the law

jcurrier@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 13:15:00 STLToday.com
Deandre M. Blevins, 21, who lives in an apartment complex on Hidden Valley Drive, was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Read Full Story ...

Access to drug that blocks heroin overdoses could be expanded in Missouri

jsuntrup@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 13:15:00 STLToday.com
The bill would allow people to obtain naloxone through a licensed pharmacist. Read Full Story ...

SEC fines Monsanto $80M for accounting violations tied to Roundup

lbrown@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 13:11:00 STLToday.com
Accounting and sales executives also agreed to pay penalties to settle charges. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Cleric acquitted in Ferguson protest case

sgiegerich@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 12:15:00 STLToday.com
Jury in St. Louis County deliberated for only about a half hour. Read Full Story ...

Alton letter carrier threw hundreds of pieces of mail in field and ditch, investigator says

kbell@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 12:07:00 STLToday.com
She resigned after admitting what she had done. Read Full Story ...

Cahokia man charged with looting after Ferguson grand jury decision

kbell@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Roy Brown, 27, is also charged in a series of downtown St. Louis robberies. Read Full Story ...

Metro East man charged with looting after Ferguson grand jury decision

kbell@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Roy Brown, 27, is also charged in a series of downtown St. Louis robberies. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Troy police arrest 6 in theft of firearms

2016-02-09 11:47:00 theintelligencer.com
Troy Chief of Police Brad Parsons, announced the arrest of Kameron Garcia, age 18, Cole Young, age 18 both of Collinsville, and four juveniles for alleged Aggravated Possession of Stolen Firearms. Th Read Full Story ...

Hochman: Who will lead the Cardinals in home runs?

bhochman@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 11:47:00 STLToday.com
Numerous stat sites are focused on Brandon Moss, who isn't yet guaranteed a starting job, Randal Grichuk and newcomer Jedd Gyorko as prime sources of power for the 2016 Cardinals. Read Full Story ...

Accountability Court opens at courthouse

shorrell@edwpub.net(shorrell)
2016-02-09 11:41:00 theintelligencer.com
The county?s new Accountability Court opened today, and when it did it began offering support to people who have fallen seriously behind in their child support payments. Read Full Story ...

Jury rules in favor of scooter operator

shorrell@edwpub.net(shorrell)
2016-02-09 11:38:00 theintelligencer.com
Around 6 p.m. on Sept. 27, George Spearman drove his three-wheel mobility scooter down Market Street in Madison and into an open intersection near the point where Line Alley feeds into Market. Read Full Story ...

Blues begin life without Pietrangelo

ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 11:36:00 STLToday.com
It will be a work in progress as the Blues fill the void created by his absence. Read Full Story ...

EHS students learn via CSI methods

jbiggs.edwi@gmail.com(jbiggs)
2016-02-09 11:33:00 theintelligencer.com
Edwardsville High School journalism, theater arts and honors biology students visited the last Edwardsville District 7 Board of Education meeting to provide a presentation about a unique project the s Read Full Story ...

Maryville recognizes four police officers

jsommerhof@edwpub.net(jsommerhof)
2016-02-09 11:28:00 theintelligencer.com
Members of the Maryville Police Department were recognized and presented with awards during the most recent village board meeting. Read Full Story ...

SWIC to host annual college fair

2016-02-09 11:26:00 theintelligencer.com
Searching for the perfect college or university can be stressful. Now you don?t have to drive cross-country to decide where to further your education. Southwestern Illinois College is bringing the sch Read Full Story ...

Museum marks Lincoln's birthday with special events

2016-02-09 11:25:00 theintelligencer.com
February brings an array of special events and family-friendly activities to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, including free admission on Lincoln?s birthday. Read Full Story ...

State senator calls on Aldermanic president to return campaign cash from controversial radio host

npistor@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 11:20:00 STLToday.com
Lewis Reed received $40,000 from host in 2013 Read Full Story ...

Hazelwood schools cut music, gym teachers

jbock@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 11:10:00 STLToday.com
Loss of teachers will result in less gym, music class for most elementary students next year. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Missouri's school transfer law back in court

ecrouch@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 10:53:00 STLToday.com
The Missouri Court of Appeals is reviewing a decision that nullified steps the state took to remove Normandy schools from having to comply with the transfer law. Read Full Story ...

David Tennant headlines Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis roster

2016-02-09 10:32:00 STLToday.com
David Tennant will headline the St. Louis Wizard World Comic Con (April 1-3). Read Full Story ...

Police identify woman killed in St. Louis crash

2016-02-09 10:01:00 STLToday.com
Carolyn Cohnes-Johnson, 50, of the 4000 block of Garfield Avenue, died Friday after crashing in a pickup truck. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



American dreams

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2016-02-09 09:31:33 CagleCartoons

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8 am news



Police investigating vehicle break-ins

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2016-02-09 08:56:00 theintelligencer.com
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LOCAL PA Pennsylvania lead exposure

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2016-02-09 08:18:44 CagleCartoons

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7 am news



LOCAL NC Gerrymanders overturned

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2016-02-09 07:30:39 CagleCartoons

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Special Request: Barn's Apricot Scones are sweet and buttery

2016-02-09 07:30:00 STLToday.com
BakerSherry Dauphin "has a magical touch? when it comes to scones. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Foresight again extends debt talks through Wednesday

jbarker@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 06:30:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis coal miner continues to haggle with lenders who say they could demand repayment now Read Full Story ...

Ferguson set to vote on Department of Justice consent decree tonight

sdeere@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 06:30:00 STLToday.com
One councilman who spent months negotiating the terms of the agreement was optimistic Ferguson would avoid litigation Read Full Story ...

Slippery conditions make St. Louis commute a bit messy

2016-02-09 06:21:00 STLToday.com
Snow flurries will continue through the morning Tuesday with an accumulation of less than a half inch, forecasters say. Read Full Story ...

primitive Trump

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2016-02-09 06:11:14 CagleCartoons

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4 am news



Bombing Europe

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2016-02-09 04:16:24 CagleCartoons

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BenFred: Cam Newton wasn't the only postgame loser

bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 04:00:00 STLToday.com
NFL's MVP was pretty pitiful in his post-Super Bowl press conference. But the media questions he heard before he walked out were even worse. Read Full Story ...

3 am news



The shopping addiction of Mrs Angela Merkel

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2016-02-09 03:55:50 CagleCartoons

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War on ISIS

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2016-02-09 03:26:11 CagleCartoons

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12 am news



When it comes to stadiums, professional soccer is lots cheaper than football

dhunn@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The smaller venues are a small fraction of the price. And some are privately financed. Read Full Story ...

New venture capital fund fills a gap in St. Louis

dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 00:15:00 STLToday.com
At Series A stage, firms are at risk of leaving Read Full Story ...

When it comes to stadiums, professional soccer much cheaper than football

dhunn@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The smaller venues are a small fraction of the price. And some are privately financed. Read Full Story ...

Nicklaus: New venture capital fund fills a gap in St. Louis

dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-09 00:15:00 STLToday.com
At Series A stage, firms are at risk of leaving Read Full Story ...

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