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11 pm news

Second set of town hall meetings draws smaller but engaged crowds in Ferguson

2014-09-30 23:45:00
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Law license of Freeman Bosley Jr., former St. Louis mayor, suspended indefinitely

2014-09-30 23:15:00
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ISIS warning (Eric Allie)
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Surveillance photos capture suspects who robbed Troy, Mo jewelry store

2014-09-30 23:01:23
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10 pm news

Sen. Chappelle-Nadal defends tweet about grand jury rumor

2014-09-30 22:51:38
Missouri State Senator Maria Chappell- Nadal defended her tweet stating there was a rumor that the grand jury had made a decision whether to charge Darren Wilson in the shooting death of MIchael Brown, Jr. Read Full Story ...

Elderly Madison Co. man gets in tussle with intruder allegedly high on LSD

2014-09-30 22:40:32
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Prosecutors looking into possible hazing at West County private school

2014-09-30 22:37:17
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Cable company to drop channels in pricing dispute

2014-09-30 22:29:00

A Missouri-based cable TV provider with more than 1 million subscribers in 16 states is dropping two dozen channels owned by Viacom Inc. in a dispute over a proposed fee…

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Tough conditions, fast greens help Edwardsville win SWC boys golf championship

2014-09-30 22:25:00

Unlike the majority of his peers, Edwardsville golf coach Dene Schickedanz was delighted when he saw the tough conditions and fast greens Tuesday at Stonewolf Golf Club.

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9 pm news

Surveillance photos capture suspects who robed Troy, Mo jewelry store

2014-09-30 21:51:47
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West keeps on rolling with big win over Althoff

2014-09-30 21:19:00

Now 17-1, the Belleville West Maroons rarely veer off course from the formula that keeps producing winning volleyball.

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Second set of town hall meetings draws small but impassioned crowds in Ferguson

2014-09-30 21:04:00
The gatherings, for residents only, focused on communication to and from city leaders. Read Full Story ...

8 pm news

Stenger tells protesters that the County Council is listening

2014-09-30 20:46:00
'There needs to be a dialogue. And it's starting,' the county executive candidate says. Read Full Story ...

Edwardsville and Highland are the highest-ranked metro-east football teams

2014-09-30 20:41:00

Edwardsville and Highland held on to their No. 4 spots in the Associated Press state football rankings Tuesday as the highest rated metro-east teams.

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Alton girls run away with SWC tournament title

2014-09-30 20:37:00

Proving that its regular season title was no fluke, the Alton Redbirds made it look easy on Tuesday at the Southwestern Conference Girls Golf Tournament at Belk Park Golf Course…

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Woman charged in stabbing death of north St. Louis man

2014-09-30 20:20:18
A man died after being in stabbed in the chest late Monday night in north St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

FBI audit shows details of St. Louis County official's embezzlement

2014-09-30 20:00:00
Edward Mueth spent thousands on childcare, fast food, dog kenneling, and luxury items. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news

Democracy and Peace (Marian Kemensky)
2014-09-30 19:23:35 CagleCartoons

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6 pm news

Tuesday's high-school sports scores

2014-09-30 18:59:00

Following are results of high-school sporting events played Tuesday by teams from the metro-east:

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Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

2014-09-30 18:30:00


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St. Louis area greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2013

2014-09-30 18:30:00
EPA numbers show factory, power plant emissions grew by 3 percent last year.  Read Full Story ...

Threats far and near (Jimmy Margulies)
2014-09-30 18:18:51 CagleCartoons

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Metro-East prosecutors offering offenders more credit for community service

2014-09-30 18:15:00
St. Clair County Prosecutors are working to cut violent crime by offering those with court ordered community service double credit if their service is completed at specific agencies. Offenders working with these agencies could be helping those at ris Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County theft suspect grazed by shot from officer trapped in vehicle

2014-09-30 18:15:00
Taser didn't faze man who tried to flee crime at Kmart with officer inside his SUV.  Read Full Story ...

Secret Service (David Fitzsimmons)
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5 pm news

St. Louis Partnership says Ferguson publicity hampering economic development

2014-09-30 17:51:00
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TV review: Of tonight's 2 new comedies, only one is terrible

2014-09-30 17:50:00
One shows promise; the other is lacks chemistry. Read Full Story ...

Obama in Syria (Patrick Chappatte)
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Arkansas realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

2014-09-30 17:45:00
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ? A parolee accused of abducting and killing a top-selling Arkansas real estate agent had contacted her to set up an appointment to view a vacant house, authorities said… Read Full Story ...

Protests in Hong Kong (Patrick Chappatte)
2014-09-30 17:40:32 CagleCartoons

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Fire that killed woman, toddler ruled as arson

2014-09-30 17:40:00

A suburban Kansas City fire that killed a woman and young girl say the blaze has been ruled an arson.

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Valley Park schools lower property tax rate

2014-09-30 17:32:00
District officials say voter-approved bond issue gets part of the credit. Read Full Story ...

Pine Lawn residents take to street to demand Caldwell's ouster

2014-09-30 17:28:44
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Hawk And Dove And Congress (RJ Matson)
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Police: Warren Co. man ties up girlfriend, kicks her 40 times

2014-09-30 17:11:55
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Illinois governor leans on top Democratic support

2014-09-30 17:10:00

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy-hitting Democrats with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Republican Bruce Rauner enters its crucial last month.

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Woman shot outside St. Louis market

2014-09-30 17:01:00
The woman shot in the the face is in her 20s, police say. Read Full Story ...

Drug and device firms paid $3.5 billion to care providers

2014-09-30 17:00:00
The new initiative called Open Payments is part of President Barack Obama's health care law.  Read Full Story ...

4 pm news

Surveillance photo shows woman missing for 7 days

2014-09-30 16:48:30
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Appellate court agrees AFSCME workers owed money

2014-09-30 16:44:00

An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.

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Police investigating after woman shot in head on Goodfellow

2014-09-30 16:43:42
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Schweich pinpoints troubled pension plans

2014-09-30 16:30:00
State has 89 public pension systems that are set up to pay defined benefits to 546,000 people. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis woman charged with fatally stabbing longtime boyfriend

2014-09-30 16:29:00
Sheila Smith stabbed her boyfriend, Anthony Essex, in the heart, police say. Read Full Story ...

Ferguson PR consultant told city officials he had a college degree; now he says he doesn't

2014-09-30 16:28:00
Devin James, the marketing consultant who was removed from a paid position managing Ferguson?s public relations efforts after disclosures that he had once been convicted of reckless homicide, … Read Full Story ...

Thug Culture (Pat Bagley)
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Ill. woman charged in alleged murder-for-hire plot

2014-09-30 16:20:00

Prosecutors have charged a central Illinois woman with allegedly attempting to hire someone to kill the wife of a man with whom she'd been having an affair.

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Investigation prompts Dixon prison head to retire

2014-09-30 16:15:00

The warden of Dixon Correctional Center has retired in the wake of an Illinois Department of Corrections investigation of her for protocol violations, officials said.

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ISIS Threat (Joe Heller)
2014-09-30 16:13:37 CagleCartoons

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DeWitt County lawyer pleads guilty to drug charges

2014-09-30 16:00:00

A DeWitt County attorney has pleaded guilty to felony drug conspiracy charges for trying to buy cocaine near an elementary school.

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3 pm news

U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant

2014-09-30 15:54:50

Chancellor Julie A. Furst-Bowe portrait 7-2-12

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a grant worth $9,956,011 to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative. The funding is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants to nearly 270 colleges across the country.

The grants will provide institutions of higher education with funds to partner with employers to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career-training programs that will help job seekers get the skills they need for in-demand jobs in industries like information technology, health care, energy and advanced manufacturing.

The Building Illinois? Bioeconomy (BIB) consortium is comprised of five higher education institutions spanning the state of Illinois: SIUE, Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) in Godfrey, Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in Springfield, Carl Sandburg College (CSC) in Galesburg and Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) in Harrisburg.

While community colleges have historically led TAACCCT consortia, BIB partners believe strongly that SIUE?s leadership will facilitate and strengthen the employability of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)-eligible workers and other students through the consortium?s combined network of career pathways, emphasizing certificate programs that can be completed in two years or less.

?SIUE is proud to be the lead partner in building a regional coalition of higher education institutions to train a skilled workforce in biotechnology,? said Julie Furst-Bowe, SIUE chancellor. ?Our consortium has teamed to establish transformative career pathways that prepare students for jobs in the fields of bioprocessing and water management.

?Students will benefit from specialized training at the NCERC at SIUE and at the Environmental Resources Training Center, with innovative online learning tools, unparalleled hands-on learning opportunities, and access to the Centers? research and industry expertise. This announcement further demonstrates SIUE?s vision of innovative and interdisciplinary programs that empower individuals to achieve their full potential.”

?The grant will also create the first ever bioprocess technician certificate program in the nation that we anticipate will set the standard for training skilled workers to manage bioprocessing plant operations, which are taking an ever increasing importance in the nation?s economy,? said Parviz Ansari, SIUE provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. ?We look forward to working with the Department of Labor and the Building Illinois Bioeconomy Consortium to make these programs a reality.?

BIB aims to merge the collective strengths and resources of each partner school with a network of committed employers to establish a transformative series of career pathways. This comprehensive plan will connect veterans, TAA-eligible workers, unemployed persons, underserved minorities, and rural workers with in-demand careers that directly contribute to Illinois? and the nation?s economic and environmental sustainability.

In addition to the TAA-eligible workers, several of the BIB?s grant-funded programs will be available to impacted workers in other regions of Illinois, as well as other states where appropriate authorizations for distance education exist. With many programs available either completely online or in hybrid format, these credentials can be earned by TAA-eligible workers and veterans in regions where similar training does not exist. In cases of hybrid programs requiring classroom or laboratory components, BIB colleges will grant credit for courses taken at the student?s local college or set up a remote adjunct faculty agreement to fulfill those requirements.

?These investments will help prepare workers with the skills needed for in-demand careers and advance the role of colleges as engines of economic growth,? said Perez. ?The award is part of a long-term commitment to ensure that American workers have access to training for the specific skills needed to stay competitive in the ever-changing job market.?

About Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT)

This round of funding builds on the Obama Administration?s focus on job-driven training by requiring grantees to expand employer engagement throughout the grant process. These employer and industry partners have identified necessary skills and competencies and will assist in designing curricula, programs, assessments or credentials that will help quickly connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.

The grants will expand programs in growing industries, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, and encourage geographic and industry sector collaboration. All course materials developed using these public funds will be available as Open Educational Resources so that others can access and build on successful training models.

A White House fact sheet is available for further details.

About The NCERC?

The NCERC at SIUE is a nationally recognized research center dedicated to the development and commercialization of biofuels, specialty chemicals and other renewable compounds. The Center?s fully functional dry grind pilot plant and laboratories are equipped with advanced biofuels capabilities including corn fractionation, pretreatment, and a fermentation suite with 5, 30, 150 and 1500L scale-up. Industry veterans with more than 100 years of collective experience in fermentation and biofuels production staff facilities. This knowledgeable team has the flexibility and expertise to design and carry out projects in any region of the advanced biofuels or specialty chemicals space.  For more information, contact Courtney Breckenridge, (618) 659-6737 ext. 230,, or visit

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Wainwright wins NL pitcher of the month award

2014-09-30 15:38:00
Cards ace, though he didn't pitch in finale, leads league with five wins in September. Read Full Story ...

Great-grandma victim of attempted carjacking while putting toddler in car seat

2014-09-30 15:00:00
A Hazelwood, Missouri great-grandmother says she was the victim of an attempted carjacking and her brother was shot at Tuesday morning. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

Law license suspended for ex-St. Louis mayor

2014-09-30 14:56:57
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Chicago man charged with double homicide

2014-09-30 14:39:00

Police say a 35-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the stabbing deaths of his girlfriend and his 7-year-old daughter.

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Francine Katz's motion for new trial denied

2014-09-30 14:30:00

A former top executive at Anheuser-Busch has been turned down in her request for a new trial.

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Secret Service Screwups (Bob Englehart)
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Police: Warren County man punches, kicks woman 40 times, causing serious injuries

2014-09-30 14:26:00
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Obama to fly into Gary Wednesday for Chicago visit

2014-09-30 14:20:00

President Barack Obama will arrive aboard Air Force One at Gary/Chicago International Airport on Wednesday for the first time in office.

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Six regional schools earn national blue ribbons

2014-09-30 14:13:00
Two schools in Parkway, two in Lindbergh and a Festus and Kirkwood elementary school make the list. Read Full Story ...

District 7 pushing concussion awareness
2014-09-30 14:10:00
Edwardsville High School Athletic Director Brad Bevis provided an update during last week?s Edwardsville District 7 Board of Education general meeting regarding the district?s progress in implementing Read Full Story ...

Rick Santorum is ready (Dave Granlund)
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Funds to help the homeless available
2014-09-30 14:05:00
Organizations involved with serving the homeless population in Madison County are being encouraged to apply for federal funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Read Full Story ...

Vehicle crash injuries kill teen from Wildwood

2014-09-30 14:05:00
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Man who threatened St. Charles police detective must write apology letter

2014-09-30 14:04:00
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Panel plans to resume anti-violence program probe

2014-09-30 14:00:00

A bipartisan panel of lawmakers plans to resume its probe next week of a troubled anti-violence program overseen by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration.

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1 pm news

Mizzou student found dead, police don't suspect foul play

2014-09-30 13:57:00
Mizzou student's cause of death is unknown.  Read Full Story ...

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

2014-09-30 13:43:00
DENVER ? Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Read Full Story ...

Illinois measure would give victims more rights

2014-09-30 13:34:00

Voters will be able to decide in the November election whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state Constitution during criminal trials.

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Obama trying to disarm ISIS (Olle Johansson)
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Eureka High School student killed in weekend crash

2014-09-30 13:33:22
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Chicago court hears arguments Holocaust case

2014-09-30 13:30:00

A federal appeals court has heard arguments about whether lawsuits accusing Hungary's national bank and railway of stealing assets from Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust should proceed through U.S. or…

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Judge denies Katz's motion for new trial in A-B sex bias case

2014-09-30 13:11:00
Katz sued A-B in 2009, but a jury sided with the brewer earlier this year.  Read Full Story ...

Quinn touts first year of Affordable Care Act

2014-09-30 13:10:00

Gov. Pat Quinn is highlighting what he calls a successful first year of the Affordable Care Act in Illinois.

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Lincoln County deputies searching for couple wanted for series of thefts

2014-09-30 13:08:00
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Correcting permanent makeup mistakes
2014-09-30 13:05:00
Nadiya Soto has seen several permanent makeup mistakes. In fact, a large part of her business at Aphrodite Skin Care is correcting permanent makeup that others have applied. Permanent cosmetics, or mi Read Full Story ...

Recent Missouri editorials

2014-09-30 13:04:00

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 27…

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Bosley's law license suspended indefinitely

2014-09-30 13:03:00
JEFFERSON CITY ? The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended former St. Louis Mayor Freeman R. Bosley Jr.'s law license indefinitely. Read Full Story ...

Former Glen Carbon man earns scholarship
2014-09-30 13:00:00
A former Glen Carbon resident is one of two law school students who will be receiving scholarships from the Madison County Bar Association. Read Full Story ...

Contractor fined for Joplin tornado scam

2014-09-30 13:00:00

A California contractor has been fined thousands of dollars and was banned from doing business in Missouri after scamming two people whose homes were destroyed by the 2011 tornado in…

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12 pm news

Judge to give verdict Oct. 8 in Joliet murder case

2014-09-30 12:30:00

A Will County judge will announce a verdict next week for the latest defendant accused in a grisly 2013 Joliet double murder.

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Underestimating The JV Team (John Darkow)
2014-09-30 12:29:41 CagleCartoons

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FBI: Chicago man threatened beheadings at SIU

2014-09-30 12:18:50
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Pension plans on Missouri auditor's watch list

2014-09-30 12:10:00

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich released a report Tuesday examining the financial health of 89 public pension plans set up to pay defined contributions to 546,000 people.

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A motion to dismiss is not easy to obtain

2014-09-30 12:10:00
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Networking night held for SAFB staff

2014-09-30 12:00:00
Thursday night, more than 70 military members transitioning from postings at Scott Air Force Base participated in a unique networking event co-sponsored by the Belle-Scott Committee and the Leadership Read Full Story ...

Get gasoline today for 93.7 cents per gallon at MotoMart in St. Charles

2014-09-30 12:00:00
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11 am news

Officer, suspect hurt in confrontation

2014-09-30 11:40:00

A St. Louis County police officer is hospitalized and a suspect was treated for injuries after a confrontation in which the suspect was shot in the leg.

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Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

2014-09-30 11:38:00
WASHINGTON ? Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House wh… Read Full Story ...

Unsinkable Jon Jay is Cards' unsung hero

2014-09-30 11:35:00
Bernie Miklasz writes: Kudos to Jay for plugging away, being a pro and avoiding the kind of downturn experienced by so many teammates. Read Full Story ...

Missouri pension funds ahead of national norms, state auditor says

2014-09-30 11:25:00
State has 89 public pension systems that are set up to pay defined benefits to 546,000 people. Read Full Story ...

President Obama headed home to Chicago this week

2014-09-30 11:24:00

President Barack Obama is headed home to Chicago to speak at Northwestern University and stump for Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Hutchinson School District suing Missouri group

2014-09-30 11:20:00

The Hutchinson School District is suing a Missouri-based group in a dispute over proceeds from a student fundraising effort.

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2014-09-30 11:18:22 CagleCartoons

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Missouri pension funds ahead of national norms

2014-09-30 11:05:00

A new audit shows Missouri's public employee retirement plans are generally in better financial shape than those nationwide, though there is still some cause for concern.

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10 am news

Illinois-owned planes to be sold in online auction

2014-09-30 10:50:00

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services plans to relist six state-owned airplanes for sale on an online auction site after a previous attempt to lure buyers brought bids for…

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Impact of events center closing causing concern

2014-09-30 10:50:00

Boone County officials and some vendors say they are concerned the closing of the Central Missouri Events Center could hurt the region's economy.

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Grow Missouri drops marketing firm

2014-09-30 10:50:00

A conservative political action group is severing ties with a content marketing firm after some Missouri reporters were offered $250 per article to write for a "Grow Missouri" blog.

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Wood River police ask for help locating attempted armed robbery suspect

2014-09-30 10:49:28
Police in Wood River, Illinois are asking for help locating a man suspected of attempting to rob a Dollar General Store Saturday night. Read Full Story ...

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

2014-09-30 10:49:00
NORMAN, Okla. ? An Oklahoma man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a Vaughan Foods worker, authorities said. Read Full Story ...

Cardinals get 'class act' honors for Sunday celebration

2014-09-30 10:45:00
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Suspect sought after attempted child abduction in Belleville

2014-09-30 10:42:06
Police in Belleville, Illinois are searching for man suspected of attempting to abduct a 16-year-old girl on her way to a convenience story Monday night. Read Full Story ...

Man, 70, guilty of killing 66-year-old neighbor

2014-09-30 10:40:00

A western Missouri man has been found guilty of killing his neighbor following a feud.

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Sinquefield PAC cuts ties with PR firm over `indefensible' wooing of reporters

2014-09-30 10:30:00
Journalists for the Post-Dispatch and other outlets were asked to anonymously write political copy on the side. Read Full Story ...

Officer-involved shooting at South County retail center

2014-09-30 10:17:00
St. Louis County police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Tuesday at a retail center at 3901 Lemay Ferry Road. Read Full Story ...

Suspect grazed in officer-involved shooting at South County retail center

2014-09-30 10:17:00
ST. LOUIS COUNTY ? A St. Louis County police officer and a robber were injured about 8:45 a.m. today in a confrontation outside the Kmart store at 3901 Lemay Ferry Road. Read Full Story ...

Suspect grazed in officer-involved shooting at South County Kmart

2014-09-30 10:17:00
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9 am news

Gail Pennington tells McGraw to avoid 'Stalker'

2014-09-30 09:58:00
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SIUE?s Department of Theater and Dance Opens its 2014-15 Season

2014-09-30 09:46:15

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?s Department of Theater and Dance will open its 2014-2015 season with Carlo Goldoni?s A Servant of Two Masters.

A Servant of Two Masters opens on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 19 at SIUE?s Dunham Hall Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $12 for adults (18 and older) and $10 for seniors (65 and up), children (under 18), and students (with valid school identification). SIUE students with valid identification get in free. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more.

For tickets and more information, contact the Fine Arts box office at (618) 650-2774, (888) 328-5168, extension 2774 or A message can be left at

?A Servant of Two Masters is a comedy written in 1743. Goldoni originally wrote the play at the request of actor Antonio Sacco, one of the great Truffaldinos in history,? according to Charles Harper, play director and associate professor in the Department of Theater and Dance.

When asked about the particular style of comedy in the play, Harper explained, ?Commedia dell’arte is a theatrical form characterized by improvised dialogue and a cast of colorful stock characters that emerged in northern Italy in the 15th Century and rapidly gained popularity throughout Europe.?

Harper?s vision of A Servant of Two Masters promises to be an exciting and very funny version.

SIUE?s Department of Theater and Dance presents four plays and one dance concert during its October through April season. All productions are open to the community at large. The Department of Theater and Dance is part of SIUE?s College of Arts and Sciences.


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Bidder selected for Missouri Senate renovation

2014-09-30 09:40:00

Officials have selected the low bidder to undertake a renovation project involving the Missouri Senate chamber.

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Police respond to officer-involved shooting near South County Kmart

2014-09-30 09:32:25
Police are on the scene following an officer involved shooting near a South County Kmart Tuesday morning. Read Full Story ...

AirFrance pilots on strike (Tom Janssen)
2014-09-30 09:21:08 CagleCartoons

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Emanuel asks Chicago agencies to up minimum wage

2014-09-30 09:15:00

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the city's sister agencies to pay all contractor and subcontractor employees a minimum wage of $13 an hour.

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Ferguson officer had no time to turn on body camera

2014-09-30 09:04:25
Ferguson police say an officer shot in the arm was wearing a body camera, but that he didn?t have time to turn it on. Read Full Story ...

O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

2014-09-30 09:00:00

The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt.

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Slide, prayer by Chiefs player brings big buzz

2014-09-30 09:00:00
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ? The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County woman gets 12-year prison term for Christimas Eve murder of neighbor

2014-09-30 09:00:00
Danielle Mack-Jones stabbed the man, then stole two of his televisions. Read Full Story ...

8 am news

Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island

2014-09-30 08:44:00

Residents of Rock Island have started the recovery process after a fire ripped through the heart of downtown, destroying or damaging eight buildings in the western Illinois city.

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5 ways Missouri State hopes to raise its profile

2014-09-30 08:35:00

Missouri State University President Clif Smart is promoting five priorities that he hopes will raise the profile of the university in Springfield.

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Officer had no time to turn on body camera

2014-09-30 08:25:00

Ferguson police say an officer shot in the arm was wearing a body camera, but that he didn't have time to turn it on.

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Teachers, police use smartphone app to communicate about active shooter situations

2014-09-30 08:11:55
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East St. Louis appoints new assistant police chief

2014-09-30 08:11:33
A longtime officer with the East St. Louis Police Department is replacing the assistant chief who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Supports Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

2014-09-30 08:00:49

Join hundreds of area residents in the Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Parking Lot A for this one-day signature fundraising event to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Walk is partially sponsored by SIUE and the SIUE Foundation.

Register at or call 888-DIABETES. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The Walk begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. The event ends at 11:30 a.m.

The Metro East Step Out: Simmons Hanly Conroy, a national law firm headquartered in Alton, presents Walk to Stop Diabetes. It begins and ends in Parking Lot A on the SIUE Campus. The 1.5 and 3-mile routes are wide, flat and partially shaded through The Gardens at SIUE, and accommodate strollers and wheelchairs, and is leashed dog friendly.

This family friendly Walk features a Kids Zone with jump house, face painting, musical entertainment, and appearances by Princess Elsa from the move Frozen and Fred Bird, a martial arts demonstration. Grab and go breakfast items and fruit are provided to all participants.

Walkers will have the opportunity to tell their story in the ?Why I Walk Video? for possible inclusion on YouTube. Sponsors will share information and giveaways in the vendor area. Health care specialists will provide health information and screenings such as A1c, blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI determination. Walgreens will provide complimentary team photos.

Major sponsors include: ENCLAVE Capital Management, IMPACT Strategies, Alton Steel Inc., Advantage News, WBGZ Radio, Pohlman USA Court Reporting, Ameren Illinois, Alton Memorial Hospital, United Community Bank, William Boudoures Co., Memorial Hospital of Belleville and Molina Healthcare of Illinois.

Contribution Sponsors include: Anderson Hospital and Lilly Diabetes.

Other sponsors include: Phillips 66 – Wood River Refinery, Saint Anthony?s Health Center, Scott Credit Union, the firm of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, S. W. Wilson and Co., Thomas Saksa Funeral Homes, Prosthetic and Orthotic Care Inc., DaVita, Senior Services Plus, Digitalartz, Gateway Motorsports Park, and 106.5 The Arch.

To form or join a team, register as an individual or virtual walker at

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