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11 pm news

Two in critical condition after fire at St. Louis home

2016-05-03 23:35:00
The two were among eight people rescued by firefighters from the home in the 4100 block of Penrose Street. Read Full Story ...

Blues win in a 6-1 blowout over Dallas

2016-05-03 23:30:00
Steen and Backes each had two goals and Elliott made 25 saves Read Full Story ...

Hochman: Tony X in the house at first Blues game

2016-05-03 23:02:00
The Blues' Twitter sensation shows up at Game 3. Read Full Story ...

9 pm news

Volunteer rehabbers again blitz through St. John

2016-05-03 21:56:00
More than 200 volunteers from Charter Communications, Lowe?s and Emerson Electric descended on the city to rehab seven homes. Read Full Story ...

Howard's HR in 6th gives Phillies 1-0 win

2016-05-03 21:46:00
St. Louisan has 12 career homers at Busch. Nola holds Cards to two hits in seven innings. Wacha shut out again. Read Full Story ...

BREAKING: Police determine Barnes not victim of hit-and-run
2016-05-03 21:45:00
St. Louis Police have determined the driver of the car that struck Nicholas Barnes remained at the scene; the incident was not a hit-and-run. Read Full Story ...

8 pm news

Howard's HR in 6th gives Phils 1-0 lead

2016-05-03 20:51:00
St. Louisan has 12 career homers at Busch Stadium. Read Full Story ...

Ted Cruz exits Republican race for president

2016-05-03 20:35:00
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly ended his presidential campaign Tuesday night after falling to Donald Trump in Indiana's primary, a devastating loss that left him with no viable path to the Republican nomination. Read Full Story ...

Holliday, Bourjos shine on defense

2016-05-03 20:29:00
Cardinals, Philadelphia still scoreless through four. Read Full Story ...

Anti-Trump Republicans confront a dilemma: Are they ready to help elect Clinton?

2016-05-03 20:28:00
INDIANAPOLIS - Anti-Donald Trump Republicans are starting to consider whether their opposition to a Trump presidency is so strong that they would be prepared to fight him in the general election - even if that means helping put an avowed? Read Full Story ...

Sanders wins Democratic presidential primary in Indiana

2016-05-03 20:28:00
WASHINGTON ? Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential primary in Indiana, scoring a late primary season victory over front-runner Hillary Clinton. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news

Wacha survives first hit of season by Phils' pitcher

2016-05-03 19:02:00
Cardinals, Philadelphia are scoreless through into third. Read Full Story ...

Walter Metcalfe Jr., 2015 Citizen of the Year, calls for design competition to reshape region's political landscape

2016-05-03 19:00:00
Metcalfe said it could be similar to those that chose the Gateway Arch and the current reshaping of the riverfront park, the project for which he was honored. Read Full Story ...

Walter Metcalfe Jr., Citizen of the Year, urges design competition to reshape region's political landscape

2016-05-03 19:00:00
Metcalfe said it could be similar to those that chose the Gateway Arch and the current reshaping of the riverfront park, the project for which he was honored. Read Full Story ...

Tougher crosswalk law, traffic signal adjustments could make city streets safer for pedestrians

2016-05-03 19:00:00
Last year, 21 people on foot died on St. Louis streets ? the highest number in the last 30 years. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news

Fetuses could be granted constitutional rights under measure approved by Missouri House

2016-05-03 18:15:00
Voters would have the final say. Read Full Story ...

Southern Illinois coal plants could idle after electricity price drop

2016-05-03 18:06:00
Dynegy, the largest Downstate Illinois power plant operator, says it may shutter coal plants totaling one third of region's power supply. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news

St. Louis police identify man hit and killed by car in Central West End

2016-05-03 17:45:00
The death Friday at Lindell Boulevard and North Sarah Street was not a hit-and-run despite initial account, police say. Read Full Story ...

Family of St. Louis County motorcyclist killed last year settles lawsuit against chronic DWI offender

2016-05-03 17:30:00
Prosecutors in January charged the defendant with felony drug possession after state troopers said they found methamphetamine on the driver's side floorboard. Read Full Story ...

Chesterfield temporarily splits duties of city administrator

2016-05-03 17:30:00
Mike Geisel, the city?s director of public services, and Police Chief Ray Johnson will serve as interim co-city administrators until no later than Sept. 1. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Mourns Loss of Business Major Nick Barnes

2016-05-03 17:10:00

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of junior School of Business student Nick Barnes, who passed away Friday, April 29, from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident in St. Louis’ Central West End.

An Effingham native, Barnes was a junior in the SIUE School of Business.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. A celebration of his life will follow immediately at the Funeral Home.

Read the complete obituary.

Counseling services are available to students by calling 650-2842 or visiting the Counseling Health Services Office in the Student Success Center lower level adjacent to the Morris University Center.

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4 pm news

Suspect charged in murder of man gunned down in St. Louis last month

2016-05-03 16:30:00
The shooting took place about 11:05 a.m. in the 1400 block of Newhouse Avenue, according to police. Read Full Story ...

Chesterfield temporarily splits duties of city administator

2016-05-03 16:28:00
Mike Geisel, the city?s director of public services, and Police Chief Ray Johnson will serve as interim co-city administrators until no later than Sept. 1. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news

Bridge project could mean slow going for those driving to Lambert

2016-05-03 15:59:00
Construction starts Thursday, expected to last through late fall Read Full Story ...

Collinsville councilman sues her own city in federal court over lost job

2016-05-03 15:30:00
Councilman Cheryl Brombolich claims improprieties, including her ouster as city clerk after speaking out about a sexual harassment allegation. Read Full Story ...

Husband accused of murdering Sunset Hills woman seeks bail modification; judge denies request

2016-05-03 15:30:00
John McLaughlin, 58, will remained jailed on a $2 million bail Read Full Story ...

Messenger: Missouri's $3.9 billion hole leaves next generation empty

2016-05-03 15:30:00
Gov. Jay Nixon touts higher education funding, but he ignores the historical context. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County judge denies bail modification for man accused of killing estranged wife

2016-05-03 15:30:00
Request refused that would have allowed John McLaughlin to be freed after posting $200,000 of his $2 million bail. Read Full Story ...

Fox Theatricals glows with 6 Tony nominations

2016-05-03 15:07:00
Its production "The Humans" received six nominations. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

New city park officially named
2016-05-03 14:49:00
The new Spray and Play Park finally has a name. Read Full Story ...

Carpenter plays in 27th straight

2016-05-03 14:47:00
Moss also has appeared in every Cardinals game but will be on the bench at the start of Tuesday's match with Phils. Read Full Story ...

'Give STL Day' runs into software woes at donation website

2016-05-03 14:45:00
Emergency phones, 314-969-8655, set up at KSDK to help Read Full Story ...

Goold: Can Cardinals reach October by feasting on rebuilding teams?

2016-05-03 14:37:00
With so many rebuilding teams remaining on the schedule, the Cardinals can struggle against the elite, fatten up on lesser teams and ... have a winning record. Read Full Story ...

Tampa Bay Times purchases main competitor, the Tampa Tribune

2016-05-03 14:27:00
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ? Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry. Read Full Story ...

End of session deal-making on voter ID, expungement laws?

2016-05-03 14:10:00
Senator alleges that her fellow Democrats decided to stop blocking voter identification in order to get an expungement law on the books Read Full Story ...

Stretch of eastbound Interstate 70 in St. Charles to close May 13-16

2016-05-03 14:00:00
The weekend shutdown from Highway 94 to Fifth Street allows crews to raze the Fairgrounds Road bridge as part of a revamping of interchanges and access roads. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

Blues return home knowing they can play better

2016-05-03 13:30:00
The series is tied 1-1 heading into Game 3 Read Full Story ...

BREAKING: Student killed in hit-and-run Friday night
2016-05-03 13:17:00
Junior business major Nicholas Barnes, of St. Louis, was killed in a hit-and-run accident Friday, April 29, in St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

Mixed-use project slated for development near Busch Stadium

2016-05-03 13:15:00
The developer may seek a 10-year tax abatement. Read Full Story ...

Home health care workers likely won't see raise after lawmakers override Nixon veto

2016-05-03 13:15:00
Opponents of the hike said the Department of Health and Senior Services didn't have the authority to raise wages. Read Full Story ...

Police ID inmate suspected of killing himself at St. Louis County Jail

2016-05-03 13:15:00
Cordney D. Buck was found dead in an eighth-floor jail cell, authorities said. Read Full Story ...

J&J faces 1,000 more talc-cancer suits after verdict loss

2016-05-03 13:00:00
Another losing verdict against Johnson & Johnson adds pressure on the health-care products giant to settle lawsuits by women who blame their cancer on the company's talcum powder. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

Trump Retires Elephants (John Darkow)
2016-05-03 12:19:50 CagleCartoons

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Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country

2016-05-03 12:07:00
ASHLAND, Ky. ? When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Ky., in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy-turned-country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart"? Read Full Story ...

11 am news

South Buchanan repair project moves forward
2016-05-03 11:47:00
A major road construction project for South Buchanan Street will likely begin soon. Read Full Story ...

First Clover Leaf prepared for merger
2016-05-03 11:45:00
Edwardsville-based First Clover Leaf Financial Corp, the parent company of First Clover Leaf Bank, has agreed to be acquired by First Mid-Illinois Bancshares Inc. Read Full Story ...

Brexit Bridge (Brian Adcock)
2016-05-03 11:44:10 CagleCartoons

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Cruz hits at Trump as Indiana votes, calling rival 'amoral'

2016-05-03 11:43:00
Cruz said the country can "plunge into an abyss" if Trump is elected. Read Full Story ...

Obama Shoots Down Brexit (Brian Adcock)
2016-05-03 11:42:09 CagleCartoons

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Third grader has question answered
2016-05-03 11:42:00
A letter from a third grader at Columbus Elementary School led to Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton making a visit. Read Full Story ...

Ward remembered on Alumni Night
2016-05-03 11:40:00
Bill Plaschke has long been considered one of the top sports writers in the country. Read Full Story ...

Back of the Queue for UK (Brian Adcock)
2016-05-03 11:39:44 CagleCartoons

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When can a person be charged with a crime?

2016-05-03 11:31:00
Question: A friend of mine has a teenager, who was recently arrested.  I'll spare you the details of the crime, but what he was charged with alleged that he attempted to commit a crime.  Can you expla Read Full Story ...

SIUE prepares for spring graduation

2016-05-03 11:30:00
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen will oversee the 2016 Spring Commencement exercises on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 for 1,850 eligible graduates. The fi Read Full Story ...

Dietrich among State Historical Society award winners

2016-05-03 11:20:00
Members of the 117-year-old Illinois State Historical Society gathered in Springfield on April 23 at the Old State Capitol to elect new officers and directors, and to recognize this year?s Annual Awar Read Full Story ...

O'Fallon, Mo., official named new St. Charles County development chief

2016-05-03 11:15:00
If the County Council agrees, Michael Hurlbert will succeed the retiring Wayne Anthony as community development director. Read Full Story ...

First Cohort of SIUE?s Innovative Integrative Studies Program to Achieve Degrees

2016-05-03 11:10:00

Emily Greenway will earn a bachelor’s in integrative studies at SIUE’s May commencement ceremony. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s May commencement ceremony will celebrate the first cohort of graduates to earn a bachelor’s in integrative studies. The innovative program offers a unique academic experience in which students merge their true passions to create an individualized curriculum track that spans disciplines.

The first eight students to graduate from the program chose to combine such academic focus areas as special education and social work, biology and forensic sciences, biology and exercise science, chemistry and mathematics, engineering and mathematics, mass communications and theater, English and sociology, and applied communications studies and black studies.

“I am extremely thankful that this degree program gave me the opportunity to do exactly what I want in life,” said Emily Greenway, a native of Ottawa, who studied special education and social work. “What is going to make me marketable is the uniqueness of this degree. I bring more to the table than a teacher or social worker alone, thanks to the knowledge and experiences I’ve gained from both areas.”

“This program puts you in control of what you study,” said Kortney Webb, of New Baden. “My focus areas are biology and exercise science.Kortney Webb intends to pursue certification as a personal trainer and carry out her passion for helping people live healthy lifestyles. It’s what I have a passion for. I definitely want to pursue earning my personal training certificate and take more courses on nutrition.”

The unique program provides students the opportunity to embrace their individuality and widen their perspectives. The students work in consultation with a professional advisor and a faculty mentor from each of their chosen focus areas.

“This program will continue to grow and provide opportunities for students whose skills and interest cannot be met by traditional degree programs,” said Zenia Agustin, PhD and integrative studies program director. “I plan to work closely with other entities at SIUE, like the Career Development Center, to identify experiences such as internships, cooperatives or volunteer opportunities that will give students hands-on experiential learning opportunities.”

SIUE also offers a master’s in integrative studies to prepare students for the fast pace of change in society and gain interdisciplinary academic expertise to meet the needs of emerging career fields.

Photos: Emily Greenway will earn a bachelor’s in integrative studies at SIUE’s May commencement ceremony.

Kortney Webb intends to pursue certification as a personal trainer and carry out her passion for helping people live healthy lifestyles.

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Bin Laden gone 5 years (Dave Granlund)
2016-05-03 11:05:38 CagleCartoons

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NY Buffalo Billion probe (Adam Zyglis)
2016-05-03 11:02:50 CagleCartoons

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Terziovski Earns SIUE?s James R. Anderson Housing Scholarship

2016-05-03 11:00:00

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sophomore Katie Terziovski, a native of Granite City and an Evergreen Hall resident, has received the 2016-17 James R. Anderson Housing Scholarship. Terziovski is studying education, and plans to become an elementary school teacher upon graduation.

Terziovski is described as an engaged SIUE community member, and an active participant in Evergreen Hall building events, Campus Activities Board and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. She is also highly successful in her academic pursuits and passionate about her future in education.

The James R. Anderson scholarship, valued at $1,000, is presented annually to an academically motivated student with at least a 3.0 GPA, who has demonstrated civic leadership in community service and University Housing activities. It was created in memory of Anderson, a former associate director of University Housing at SIUE.

“We’re pleased to be able to honor Jim in such a manner as this award,” said Michael Schultz, director of University Housing. “He believed not only in the value of education in and out of the classroom, but also valued family, community involvement and service.”

For more information regarding the James R. Anderson Housing scholarship, contact Schultz at 618-650-4628 or

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Man killed when car runs stop sign in St. Louis

2016-05-03 11:00:00
The victim is identified as Quinton Borden, 28, of the 1500 block of Gieseking Lane in St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

10 am news

protection (Joep Bertrams)
2016-05-03 10:45:45 CagleCartoons

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CNN's Wolf Blitzer to be honored by local NAACP

2016-05-03 10:45:00
County group lauds political correspondent for "lifetime achievement" Read Full Story ...

Press Freedom Day (Rayma Suprani)
2016-05-03 10:37:23 CagleCartoons

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'Hamilton' leads Tony nods, sets record with 16 nominations

2016-05-03 10:07:00
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about the first U.S. treasury secretary on Tuesday broke the 15-nominations record held by "The Producers" and "Billy Elliot." Read Full Story ...

9 am news

2016-05-03 09:26:02 CagleCartoons

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Affton post office to be renamed this week in honor of soldier killed in Iraq

2016-05-03 09:21:00
A post office in Affton will be renamed Thursday in honor of Amanda N. Pinson, a soldier who was killed in 2006 in Iraq. Read Full Story ...

Missouri black bear treks 200 miles, surfaces west of St. Louis

2016-05-03 09:17:00
The bear was captured, checked out and released in Warren County. Read Full Story ...

San Francisco tree could get landmark status or the axe

2016-05-03 09:06:00
The homeowner wants to remove the tree, which is on his property; some neighbors want to force him to keep it. Read Full Story ...

8 am news

IssuesTopics (Joe Heller)
2016-05-03 08:45:04 CagleCartoons

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Smash-and-grab burglar steals five rifles from Jefferson County pawn shop

2016-05-03 08:29:00
The same man is believed to have burglarized a nearby convenience store twice in recent months. Someone used a rock to break in and then stole cigarettes and coins. Read Full Story ...

'Hamilton' leads Tony nods, sets record with 16 nods.

2016-05-03 08:07:00
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about the first U.S. treasury secretary on Tuesday broke the 15-nominations record held by "The Producers" and "Billy Elliot." Read Full Story ...

7 am news

Springfield man's death after stabbing ruled a homicide

2016-05-03 07:42:00
Neal Williams was stabbed in January and died about a week later following surgery. Read Full Story ...

Missouri man's death after stabbing in Springfield ruled a homicide

2016-05-03 07:42:00
Neal Williams was stabbed in January and died about a week later following surgery. Read Full Story ...

Missouri following a trend: the most interesting congressional elections are often intramural

2016-05-03 07:30:00
Gerrymandering has made primaries more competitive than general elections. Read Full Story ...

6 am news

9 years after Chief's end, U of Illinois looks for mascot

2016-05-03 06:30:00
A new mascot will not mean changing the Fighting Illini nickname the school's sports teams have long used. Read Full Story ...

One person killed, two injured in car crash in St. Louis

2016-05-03 06:01:00
Police have not identified the victim. Read Full Story ...

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12 am news

Wainwright does it again for Cardinals

2016-05-03 00:20:00
Pitcher?s three-run homer gets Cards back in the game. Read Full Story ...

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