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Ferguson, state officials to be briefed on DOJ investigation Tuesday

2015-03-02 23:45:00 STLToday.com
Discussion with federal officials largely expected to signal announcement of findings of civil rights probe within days. Read Full Story ...

10 pm news



Bank robber arrested after leaving cash trail

2015-03-02 22:34:59 kmov.com
A trail of bills led police on chase from University City to Clayton after a man who allegedly robbed the Commerce Bank on Delmar. Read Full Story ...

Illinois governor says New Jersey is 'going down the drain'

2015-03-02 22:33:00 BND.com

The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.

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Shaw neighborhood residents on alert after carjackings

2015-03-02 22:31:38 kmov.com
After two women were carjacked last week in South City's Shaw neighborhood, area residents have shown concern about a recent spike in crimes against women. Read Full Story ...

Ferguson panel challenges St. Louis to 'face its reality'

2015-03-02 22:27:50 kmov.com
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9 pm news



Kansas man accused in Missouri in man's beating death

2015-03-02 21:58:00 BND.com

A northeastern Kansas man is charged in Missouri in the beating death of a man whose body was found below a cliff.

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Tigers’ perfect season ends in super sectional

2015-03-02 21:48:00 BND.com

From 30-0 any loss is going to be a hard fall.

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Ameren warns people of phone scam

2015-03-02 21:30:41 kmov.com
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'Downton Abbey' ending? Not yet

2015-03-02 21:14:00 STLToday.com
Rumors resurfaced after Maggie Smith talked exit. Read Full Story ...

8 pm news



Presson’s career-best performance sparks Belleville West past Belleville East in high school boys basketball

2015-03-02 20:36:00 BND.com

Belleville West has been waiting for a breakout performance from 6-foot-9 senior Will Presson and he rewarded the Maroons for their patience Monday.

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ASHRAE students make Beverly Farm greener, more sustainable

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2015-03-02 20:30:00 alestlelive.com
The American Society of Heating Ventilation and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE) SIUE student chapter is making the world a greener more sustainable place, one building at a time. Read Full Story ...

N.H. woman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will'

2015-03-02 20:30:00 STLToday.com
LANCASTER, N.H. ? A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news



Snow and potholes

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2015-03-02 19:35:25 CagleCartoons

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Ferguson Commission ponders tasks ahead

2015-03-02 19:24:00 STLToday.com
The commission has spent most of its first 100 days learning about the region's problems. Read Full Story ...

Missouri lawmaker seeks clean politics after auditor's death

2015-03-02 19:08:00 BND.com

A Missouri state senator is challenging colleagues to clean up their campaign tactics following the death of Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) in an apparent suicide.

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6 pm news



Southeast Missouri State to announce new president

2015-03-02 18:28:00 BND.com

Officials at Southeast Missouri State University will announce the university's new president on Wednesday.

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Riverfront stadium gets new frills, keeps some historic buildings

2015-03-02 18:26:00 STLToday.com
New plan keeps Shady Jack's biker bar, among other businesses. Read Full Story ...

Ferguson Commission to unveil social data

2015-03-02 18:18:00 BND.com

Members of the Ferguson Commission are expected to provide an update on what commissioners have learned in the first 100 days of operation.

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Lawmaker reimburses private plane expenses for football game

2015-03-02 18:15:00 STLToday.com
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall Read Full Story ...

St. Clair pastor's pickup stolen from church parking lot

2015-03-02 18:14:52 kmov.com
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5 pm news



Lumber Liquidators stands behind products as stock plunges

2015-03-02 17:51:36 kmov.com
Lumber Liquidators is refuting a "60 Minutes" report that raised health concerns about some of its laminate flooring products and pushed its stock price to its lowest level in more than two years. Read Full Story ...

Police searching for man who robbed Alton bank

2015-03-02 17:46:25 kmov.com
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Policing task force recommends independent investigation of police shootings

2015-03-02 17:45:00 STLToday.com
But it stops short of whole-hearted endorsement of police body cameras. Read Full Story ...

President's policing task force recommends independent investigation of police shootings

2015-03-02 17:45:00 STLToday.com
But it stops short of whole-hearted endorsement of police body cameras. Read Full Story ...

Netanyahu Speech

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2015-03-02 17:37:26 CagleCartoons

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St. Louis County police officer accused of stealing from department

2015-03-02 17:34:43 kmov.com
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Tax scam numbers on the rise in St. Charles County

2015-03-02 17:26:05 kmov.com
The number of cases being reported to police are escalating thanks to scammers attempting to capitalize on the tax season by filing fake tax returns and stealing tax returns. Read Full Story ...

Robber in sunglasses and fuzzy plaid hat robs bank in Alton

2015-03-02 17:15:00 STLToday.com
Monday afternoon holdup was in a U.S. Bank on Washington Avenue. Read Full Story ...

Can you be held liable if someone slips on an icy sidewalk on your property?

2015-03-02 17:11:10 kmov.com
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Former Gov. Quinn earning $11,396 monthly pension

2015-03-02 17:08:00 BND.com

Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just under $11,400 a month, though it could shrink if proposed reforms he signed are enacted.

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Felony theft charge against St. Louis County police lieutenant

2015-03-02 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Norman Campbell accused of doing privacy security work on department time. Read Full Story ...

St. Anthony's patient awarded $883,000 for bedsore

2015-03-02 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Hillsboro man was admitted for pancreatic surgery, left with sore that took over a year to heal and required multiple surgeries.  Read Full Story ...

St. Anthony's patient awarded $883,000 after developing bedsore at hospital

2015-03-02 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Hillsboro man was admitted for pancreatic surgery, left with sore that took over a year to heal and required multiple surgeries.  Read Full Story ...

Felony theft charge filed against St. Louis County police lieutenant

2015-03-02 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Norman Campbell accused of doing privacy security work on department time. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Netanyahu Red Line

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2015-03-02 16:59:12 CagleCartoons

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Russian Spring

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2015-03-02 16:57:05 CagleCartoons

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Mo. AG goes after air duct company at center of complaints

2015-03-02 16:54:15 kmov.com
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Kansas City schools, ACLU settle suit over Ferguson protests

2015-03-02 16:53:00 BND.com

Kansas City's school district has settled a lawsuit over its punishment of students who during a speech last year by Missouri's governor protested the deadly Ferguson police shooting of Michael…

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Can you help St. Louis police solve a homicide? Surveillance seek car, man wanted in Dogtown shooting

2015-03-02 16:49:00 STLToday.com
Nathan Lavin, 34, of Kansasville, Wis., was fatally shot Oct. 31 in Subway sandwich shop parking lot. Read Full Story ...

Editorial: Legislature to felons: Get your guns in the Show-Me State

2015-03-02 16:45:00 STLToday.com
In Missouri in 2013, gun deaths surpassed traffic accident deaths by nearly 13 percent. The Legislature has made it worse. Read Full Story ...

Danforth, Nixon, other dignitaries to attend Schweich funeral Tuesday

2015-03-02 16:45:00 STLToday.com
No suicide note has yet turned up in Thursday death of gubernatorial candidate. Read Full Story ...

Unemployed neighbors charged in third U.S. Bank robbery

2015-03-02 16:41:00 STLToday.com
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Unemployed neighbors charged in third U.S. Bank robbery, this time in Fairview Heights

2015-03-02 16:41:00 STLToday.com
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Former SIUE Wrestlers Inducted into Halls of Fame

2015-03-02 16:36:00 SIUE.edu

Five former SIUE student-athletes have been lauded for their efforts as prep and collegiate wrestlers.

Mark Kristoff, Kip Kristoff and Don Stevens will be inducted into the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame in March. Stevens, Mark Hattendorf and Al Sears were welcomed into the Illinois Wrestling Hall of Fame in late February.

Mark Kristoff was a national champion at 167 pounds in 1988 and was a four-time All-American with the Cougars.

Kip Kristoff was a national champion for the Cougars at 150 pounds in 1987. He also was a four-time All-American.

Stevens was a two-time national champion at 136 pounds in 1983 and 1984. A member of the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame, Stevens was a three-time Division II All-American and two-time Division I All-American for the Cougars.

Hattendorf was a four-time Division II All-American (1976-79) and a two-time Division I All-American (1978-79) for the Cougars.

Sears was a four-time Division II All-American (1982-85) heavyweight and a Division I All-American in 1985. A member of the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame, Sears holds the NCAA record for career pins with 112 and SIUE’s single-season record for pins with 30.

All of the inductees competed under former SIUE Head Coach Larry Kristoff.

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Mater Dei and Okawville could be peaking at right time

2015-03-02 16:35:00 BND.com

Mater Dei coach Ron Schadegg began to sense a different attitude and atmosphere around his team in recent weeks, one he believes has made all the difference in the playoffs.

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East St. Louis remains No. 1 in final BND basketball rankings

2015-03-02 16:03:00 BND.com

East St. Louis, the top seed in the Class 4A Belleville West Regional, held down the No. 1 spot in the final Belleville News-Democrat Class 3A-4A Boys Basketball Rankings released…

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Three new inductees named for STL Walk of Fame

2015-03-02 15:45:00 STLToday.com
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Sewer district prepares for rain, snow melt

2015-03-02 15:43:00 BND.com

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is getting ready for an onslaught of water into the storm sewer system of the region.

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Mo. Senators call lawmakers to be honest in ads following Auditor Schweich's death

2015-03-02 15:43:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY ? Following Auditor Tom Schweich's apparent suicide last week, one state senator is calling lawmakers to be honest in their campaign ads. Read Full Story ...

Mo. Senator calls lawmakers to be honest in ads following Auditor Schweich's death

2015-03-02 15:43:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY ? Following Auditor Tom Schweich's apparent suicide last week, one state senator is calling lawmakers to be honest in their campaign ads. Read Full Story ...

PharmaCann to accept its 2nd marijuana grow permit

2015-03-02 15:28:00 BND.com

An Oak Park company is being awarded a medical marijuana cultivation permit in a part of Illinois where another company recently abandoned its plans.

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Maine considers seat belt repeal

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2015-03-02 15:17:18 CagleCartoons

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2 pm news



St. Charles woman who tried to disarm officer gets 7-year sentence

2015-03-02 14:59:00 STLToday.com
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SIUE Campus Kitchens Raises Money in its First Online Fundraiser

2015-03-02 14:43:43 SIUE.edu

Raise the dough

Campus Kitchens at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville raised more than $1,000 in its recent online Raise the Dough campaign.

SIUE received $1,072 through the national online fundraiser from Feb. 20-27, according to Sarah Laux, assistant director of Community Engagement in SIUE?s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

The money will be used, among many other things, to prepare and deliver meals to those in need in the area.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River?s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of nearly 14,000.

 

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Lawmakers cancel hearings due to Missouri auditor's funeral

2015-03-02 14:28:00 BND.com

Missouri lawmakers are clearing their schedules to allow members to attend Auditor Tom Schweich's funeral.

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Uncle Sam Disrespected

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2015-03-02 14:25:58 CagleCartoons

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Blues add 3 players at trade deadline

2015-03-02 14:25:00 STLToday.com
The Note made two moves to bolster defense, picking up Arizona's Michalek (for prospect Letunov) and Pittsburgh's Bortuzzo (for Ian Cole). Blues also added veteran forward Olli Jokinen. Read Full Story ...

Alleged truck thief arrested on banks of Meramec River

2015-03-02 14:20:00 STLToday.com
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Video of LAPD shooting appears to show homeless man reaching at officer

2015-03-02 14:15:00 STLToday.com
Los Angeles police have said the shooting occurred during a struggle for one of the officer?s weapons. Read Full Story ...

Quince Street proposals eyed

mwinte@edwpub.net(mwinte)
2015-03-02 14:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Two items for work to be completed on Quince Street have been held in committee after a recent Edwardsville Public Services Committee meeting so residents on a nearby street could provide input. Read Full Story ...

Masked Man

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2015-03-02 14:09:13 CagleCartoons

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Two face charges in string of burglaries

mwinte@edwpub.net(mwinte)
2015-03-02 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Two individuals from Granite City are facing multiple felony charges in relation to several burglaries that occurred in 2012 in Glen Carbon. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



'Downton Abbey' lawmaker billed Ill. taxpayers for private plane to football game

2015-03-02 13:49:00 STLToday.com
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall Read Full Story ...

Belleville News-Democrat Top Performers

2015-03-02 13:48:00 BND.com

Top area high school performances for the week of of Feb. 22-March 1…

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SIUE Dance Marathon Raises Thousands of Dollars for Sick Children

2015-03-02 13:46:41 SIUE.edu

Dance-a-thon Dance Kimmel 02-28-15 Eddie

Hundreds of participants joined in dance marathon Saturday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to help raise funds and awareness for St. Louis children?s hospitals.

Dance-a-thon Dance Kimmel 02-28-15 Eddie

Approximately $43,000 was raised at SIUE?s Third Annual Dance Marathon, according to Sarah Laux, assistant director for Community Engagement at SIUE?s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

Dance-a-thon Dance Kimmel 02-28-15 Eddie

The community project raised money for St. Louis Children?s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children?s Medical Center.

Dance-a-thon Dance Kimmel 02-28-15 Eddie

The marathon started at noon Feb. 28 and ended at midnight March 1.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River?s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of nearly 14,000.

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Dancing in a ?Congo Line? are from left to right: Sarah Lance, Year 1 in the School of Pharmacy; Nichole Shackmann, senior in the School of Engineering; Amanda Fugate, senior in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior; and Coleman Choate, senior in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Eddie the Cougar danced the hours away with other dance marathon participants.

Students dance on stage (from left to right) Ashley Musolino, a junior in the School of Business; and Jamal Sims, a Year 1 student in School of Pharmacy.

Participants join in the Morale Dance.

 

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Metro-east girls basketball leaders

2015-03-02 13:44:00 BND.com

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Netanyahu Addresses Congress

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2015-03-02 13:43:37 CagleCartoons

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Metro-east boys basketball leaders

2015-03-02 13:40:00 BND.com

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"a cynical murder" Putin

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2015-03-02 13:31:18 CagleCartoons

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Greece debt negotiations

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2015-03-02 13:28:06 CagleCartoons

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Health insurance tax credit trimming refunds

2015-03-02 13:17:00 STLToday.com
The average tax penalty for not having health insurance was $172, H&R Block says. Read Full Story ...

The Lakehouse to open in early March

lscaturro.edwi@gmail.com(HSgal59)
2015-03-02 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
After 14 months of searching, the Holiday Shores Board of Directors have selected a restaurateur to fill the empty space left inside the Holiday Shores Clubhouse by the Beacon Inn, which closed its do Read Full Story ...

Consumer debt, identity theft top Illinois consumer gripes

2015-03-02 13:03:00 BND.com

Consumer debt issues and identity theft topped the list of complaints to the Illinois attorney general's office in 2014.

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Oral histories look at SIUE's early days

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2015-03-02 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Another batch of oral history interviews will be available online soon, this time dealing with the sometimes fraught relationship between Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and some residents i Read Full Story ...

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey threatened by ISIS

2015-03-02 13:00:00 STLToday.com
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12 pm news



Left Bank Books on PW's shortlist for "bookstore of the year"

2015-03-02 12:51:00 STLToday.com
Left Bank Books is one of five contenders for "bookstore of the year" honors given by Publishers Weekly magazine.  Read Full Story ...

Police: Child was in back seat during fatal confrontation

2015-03-02 12:48:00 BND.com

A 5-year-old girl was in the back seat of the car involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting in suburban St. Louis.

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Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

2015-03-02 12:45:00 STLToday.com
President says Michael Brown's death exposed 'deep rooted frustration in many communities of color around the need for fair and just law enforcement.' Read Full Story ...

Federal study: Foster kids struggle to get health screenings

2015-03-02 12:38:00 BND.com

A study by federal health investigators warns that some foster children are not getting their required medical screenings even though the visits are paid for by Medicaid.

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Could legalized pot lead to a bunch of stoned bunnies?

2015-03-02 12:32:00 STLToday.com
As more states legalize marijuana,  a concern that rabbits may cultivate a taste Read Full Story ...

Top 10 list of consumer complaints in Illinois

2015-03-02 12:28:00 BND.com

The Illinois attorney general's office received nearly 21,800 complaints from consumers in 2014. Here's a look at the top categories and the number of complaints.

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The Winter That Wouldn't Leave

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2015-03-02 12:21:04 CagleCartoons

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Higher education needs to listen better

2015-03-02 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
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7 shows for your radar this week (March 2-8)

2015-03-02 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Crime is a theme in the week's big premieres. Read Full Story ...

Blunt, McCaskill to attend Schweich funderal

2015-03-02 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Clay, Wagner, Luetkemeyer will be in D.C.  Read Full Story ...

Mayor Slay signs bill giving veterans hiring preference with the city

2015-03-02 12:00:00 STLToday.com
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Blunt, McCaskill to attend Schweich funeral

2015-03-02 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Clay, Wagner, Luetkemeyer will be in D.C.  Read Full Story ...

Former manager of Bethalto bank who reported robbery now accused of theft

2015-03-02 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Evidence from purported Bethalto bank robbery robbery found in former bank manager's truck, which was used in that robbery, federal prosecutors claim. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Ballpark Village offering specials during select Spring Training games

2015-03-02 11:58:31 kmov.com
When the Cardinals take the field in Florida for their Spring Training games you can watch the game and get a discount on lunch at Ballpark Village. Read Full Story ...

Suspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings

2015-03-02 11:51:00 STLToday.com
OLATHE, Kan.  ? A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who w… Read Full Story ...

Ferguson Commission meeting to be held Monday night at History Museum

2015-03-02 11:49:22 kmov.com
The Ferguson Commission will be discussing the issues brought up during its first 100 days of activity. Read Full Story ...

Ex-bank manager accused of theft

2015-03-02 11:39:00 STLToday.com
Evidence from purported Bethalto bank robbery robbery found in former bank manager's truck, which was used in that robbery, federal prosecutors claim. Read Full Story ...

TV anchor Kristi Capel back today after racial slur last week

2015-03-02 11:30:00 STLToday.com
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Slick freeway leads to Champaign-area interstate crashes

2015-03-02 11:28:00 BND.com

Illinois State Police say slick conditions have led to several accidents along Interstate 74 in Champaign and Urbana that include injuries and are slowing traffic.

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Blues add Michalek, Bortuzzo on defense

2015-03-02 11:27:00 STLToday.com
(Updated) The club traded Ian Cole to Pittsburgh in the Bortuzzo deal. Read Full Story ...

Fenton man facing fourth DUI charge

2015-03-02 11:17:34 kmov.com
A Fenton man is facing his fourth driving under the influence charge. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Alum Named Women?s Basketball Head Coach at John A. Logan College

2015-03-02 11:08:24 SIUE.edu

SIUE alum Amanda Buldtman Shelby is the new women?s basketball head coach at John A. Logan College. She will assume her new duties April 1. The 35-year-old Metropolis native played four years for the Cougars before graduating in 2002 with a bachelor?s in biological sciences. Read more about Shelby in the Southern Illinoisan.

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Enterprise's Jack Taylor still richest STLer, Forbes says

2015-03-02 11:00:00 STLToday.com
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Man apparently committed suicide after crash in St. Charles County, authorities say

2015-03-02 11:00:00 STLToday.com
Wentzville Police Department is investigating. Read Full Story ...

Task force releases new renderings of riverfront football stadium

2015-03-02 11:00:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS   ?   A task force tackling a potential new football stadium in St. Louis on Monday released a new series of renderings depicting an open-air stadium on the north riverfront. Read Full Story ...

New renderings show proposed St. Louis riverfront NFL stadium

2015-03-02 11:00:00 STLToday.com
New renderings released by task force. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



New St. Louis NFL stadium renderings released; new consultants named

2015-03-02 10:58:54 kmov.com
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New England snow retort 2015

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2015-03-02 10:55:52 CagleCartoons

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Wellston cop feared for his life and girl's when he fatally shot fleeing driver, police say

2015-03-02 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Deceased man's criminal history includes statutory rape and child molestation, records say. Read Full Story ...

Authorities: Attacker tied up by time police arrived

2015-03-02 10:28:00 BND.com

A southeast Missouri man is facing assault charges for an alleged baseball bat attack. But by the time police arrived, the suspect was waiting for them, tied up.

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Netanyahu

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2015-03-02 10:27:20 CagleCartoons

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Blues acquire Michalek from Arizona

2015-03-02 10:17:00 STLToday.com
Club is believed to be trading a prospect and draft pick for the veteran defenseman, who's currently out with a concussion. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game

2015-03-02 09:53:00 BND.com

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.

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St. Clair County to announce new rules for investigating animal abuse

2015-03-02 09:34:00 STLToday.com
'We want to make sure these cases are prioritized,' Kelly said. Read Full Story ...

Wainwright returns to the mound, as scheduled

2015-03-02 09:33:00 STLToday.com
Cardinals starter, who had a break imposed on him by an abdominal strain, threw a bullpen session as he ramps up work toward first spring game. Read Full Story ...

Bills would change up Illinois primary, campaign financing

2015-03-02 09:33:00 BND.com

The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature, including ones on primaries and campaign finance.

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Gunman robs California Pizza Kitchen in Creve Coeur

2015-03-02 09:00:00 STLToday.com
Police used tracking dogs to try to find robber Sunday night but came up empty. Read Full Story ...

Woman killed by hit-and-run driver on Interstate 70 is identified

2015-03-02 09:00:00 STLToday.com
She was walking west on the side of the highway when a vehicle fatally struck her.  Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Netanyahu divides USA

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2015-03-02 08:56:57 CagleCartoons

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BRICS economies

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2015-03-02 08:51:12 CagleCartoons

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ISIS gameplan

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2015-03-02 08:47:07 CagleCartoons

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Human rights and conflict

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2015-03-02 08:42:25 CagleCartoons

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a few bullets

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2015-03-02 08:38:38 CagleCartoons

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JUMP

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2015-03-02 08:27:10 CagleCartoons

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UNFRIENDLY

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2015-03-02 08:06:34 CagleCartoons

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7 am news



EXCHANGE: Ice fishing enthusiasts tackle the winter blues

2015-03-02 07:58:00 BND.com

When the mercury drops below zero and frosty wind whips up, it seems natural to retreat beneath a cozy blanket, situate near a heater and block out all thoughts of…

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Woman struck and killed on I-70; police search for driver

2015-03-02 07:43:00 BND.com

Authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a woman who was walking on the roadway of Interstate 70 near Lambert Airport in the St.

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Case dismissed against second Saudi man in Springfield

2015-03-02 07:18:00 BND.com

A judge dismissed a case against a Saudi national who was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in Springfield two years ago.

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6 am news



Shooting victims, gunman killed by police identified

2015-03-02 06:48:00 BND.com

The Boone County Sheriff's Department has identified two shooting victims and a man who was shot to death by a sheriff's deputy during the weekend.

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Police ID woman killed in hit-and-run crash in St. Louis

2015-03-02 06:45:00 STLToday.com
Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Read Full Story ...

Prime Minister Netanyahu Makes Waves In Washington

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2015-03-02 06:43:23 CagleCartoons

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US Paralympians share tips at track clinic in Vernon Hills

2015-03-02 06:08:00 BND.com

Young track athletes have received training tips and techniques from two U.S. Paralympians at a clinic in Vernon Hills.

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Interstate 70 reopens after hit-and-run crash kills woman near airport

2015-03-02 06:05:00 STLToday.com
She was walking along west along the highway when a vehicle fatally struck her.  Read Full Story ...

Police search for SUV after fatal hit-and-run crash on Interstate 70 kills woman

2015-03-02 06:05:00 STLToday.com
She was walking along west along the highway when a vehicle fatally struck her.  Read Full Story ...

Police ID woman killed by hit-and-run driver on Interstate 70

2015-03-02 06:05:00 STLToday.com
She was walking west on the side of the highway when a vehicle fatally struck her.  Read Full Story ...

5 am news



California Pizza Kitchen in Creve Coeur robbed Sunday night

2015-03-02 05:44:16 kmov.com
Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a Creve Coeur California Pizza Kitchen late Sunday night. Read Full Story ...

Driver in custody after rollover accident in south St. Louis County

2015-03-02 05:20:48 kmov.com
The driver of a vehicle is in police custody after a rollover accident in South County overnight. Read Full Story ...

Person transported after car crashes into building in Maplewood early Monday

2015-03-02 05:19:01 kmov.com
One person was taken to a hospital after a vehicle crashed into a building in Maplewood early Monday morning. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Woman struck, killed on Interstate 70 overnight

2015-03-02 04:41:04 kmov.com
The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed after a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle early Monday morning. Read Full Story ...

EXCHANGE: Romeos in Freeport area have weekly get-together

2015-03-02 04:08:00 BND.com

It was a snowy and blustery morning, but it didn't keep a group of ROMEOS at home. They obviously don't like to miss their weekly outings.

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Man accused of throwing rocks at patrol car, kicking officer

2015-03-02 04:08:00 BND.com

A Springfield man is accused of throwing a rock that shattered a patrol car's windshield and then kicking a police officer during an arrest.

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Spokesman: 1 injured after small plane's 'hard landing'

2015-03-02 04:03:00 BND.com

A spokesman of the Kansas City Aviation Department says one person has minor injuries after a small plane experienced a hard landing at a Kansas City airport.

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Kansas City streetcar construction to finish this fall

2015-03-02 04:03:00 BND.com

Officials say construction on Kansas City's downtown streetcar project is nearly 50 percent complete and is on track to finish this fall.

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3 am news



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2015-03-02 03:48:39 CagleCartoons

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Lincoln library event to celebrate women in Illinois history

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

Women's contributions to Illinois history will be featured at a free event at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

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Knox County officials approve courtroom renovations

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

The complete renovation of a Galesburg courtroom, including asbestos removal, has received a green light from officials in Knox County.

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Scientists: Soil temperatures at or near normal in Illinois

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

Scientists with the University of Illinois say soil temperatures across the state have been near normal on average so far this winter.

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Eastern Illinois University to name new president on Monday

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

Eastern Illinois University is set to name a new president.

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Secrecy of East St. Louis medical marijuana farm challenged

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

Some East St. Louis residents are challenging a city decision to keep the proposed location of a medical marijuana growing operation under wraps.

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2 am news



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2015-03-02 02:48:23 CagleCartoons

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3 injured after car slides into ditch on Quincy road

2015-03-02 02:48:00 BND.com

Authorities say three people were injured when the vehicle they were riding in slid into a ditch in Quincy.

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Obama to focus on civil rights struggles past and present

2015-03-02 02:28:00 BND.com

For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.

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Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon

2015-03-02 02:13:00 BND.com

Six months after 18-year-old Michael Brown died in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is close to announcing its findings in the racially charged police shooting that launched…

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1 am news



Israel amidst the Middle East

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2015-03-02 01:41:24 CagleCartoons

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Illinois lawmakers to propose measure to battle heroin abuse

2015-03-02 01:03:00 BND.com

Two Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse, though they acknowledge it may be tough to pass in a difficult budget…

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12 am news



Boston falls short of season snow record _ for now

2015-03-02 00:53:00 BND.com

It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record ? for now that is.

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Suspect in Wellston police shooting dies of wounds

2015-03-02 00:30:00 STLToday.com
It's the seventh police-related fatality in the region since August death of Michael Brown.   Read Full Story ...

No solid tuition fix in school transfer bills

2015-03-02 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Both the House and the Senate are moving quickly on similar bills. Read Full Story ...

A month after becoming U.S. citizen, night of violence sidetracks refugee's future

2015-03-02 00:10:00 STLToday.com
A fire-damaged market on South Grand remains closed following Darren Wilson grand jury announcement Read Full Story ...

University City police officer shot on duty recovering, staying positive

2015-03-02 00:00:00 STLToday.com
"Today I was able to wiggle my pointer finger. That's awesome," Zachary Hoelzer says. Read Full Story ...

McClellan: At long last, spring arrives

2015-03-02 00:00:00 STLToday.com
In my world, my daughter's birthday marks the change of the season. Read Full Story ...

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