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11 pm news

East St. Louis offense cranks up in 96-66 win over Belleville East in boys basketball

2015-01-30 23:29:00

Completing an emotional week in which they had their coach suspended and a night in which their highly-touted sophomore center was not in uniform, the East St. Louis Flyers did…

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Missouri lawmakers reject pay raise

2015-01-30 23:15:00
Some said they needed the money, but did not want to take it at the expense of state employees.  Read Full Story ...

Tigers blitz West from three-point land

2015-01-30 23:02:00

By the two head coaches' account, Belleville West played as well as it's played all year long.

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10 pm news

Franklin’s career night leads O’Fallon’s rout of Collinsville

2015-01-30 22:32:00

Collinsville did everything it could Friday to contain the O?Fallon Panthers and senior Donovan Franklin. The Kahoks? efforts were futile on both counts.

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Police vs Firefighters: Thousands attend annual 'Guns 'N Hoses' boxing, MMA event

2015-01-30 22:27:51
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Okawville edges Columbia in tight physical battle as sophomore goes over 1,000 points

2015-01-30 22:19:00

After watching his team get edged out 53-51 at home Friday night in an intense physical battle, Columbia Eagles coach Mark Sandstrom knew the biggest reason for the loss.

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Older women becoming victims of serious crimes in St. Louis City

2015-01-30 22:04:32
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Police vs Firefighters: Thousand attend annual 'Guns 'N Hoses' boxing, MMA event

2015-01-30 22:02:28
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9 pm news

Fairview Heights man admits he tried to kill two officers, sentenced to 40 years

2015-01-30 21:30:26
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Friday night high school scores

2015-01-30 21:12:00

Belleville West at Edwardsville, 7:30 p.m.

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Congressional delegation votes for week of Jan. 26-30

2015-01-30 21:00:00
Votes on pipeline, prairie chicken, Alaska wilderness  Read Full Story ...

8 pm news

St. Louis police investigate fatal shooting in O'Fallon neighborhood

2015-01-30 20:54:00
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Police searching for suspicious solicitors in Fenton

2015-01-30 20:44:57
St. Louis County Police are searching for suspicious solicitors going door-to-door in Fenton. Read Full Story ...

Homicide detectives investigating shooting in north St. Louis

2015-01-30 20:33:30
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Blues win in shootout again.

2015-01-30 20:30:00
RALEIGH, N.C. ? The two meetings between the Blues and the Hurricanes this season can be seen as showing the insignificance of an early lead or the power of changing goalies. Read Full Story ...

Blues win in shootout again

2015-01-30 20:30:00
Shattenkirk has the game-winner for the second straight night as Blues top Hurricanes 3-2. Read Full Story ...

Uplands Park man points loaded gun at four St. Louis County police officers, faces felony charges

2015-01-30 20:26:54
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O’Fallon, Collinsville advance to final day of state bowling tournament

2015-01-30 20:12:00

The (Machesney Park) Harlem Huskies and (Rockton) Hononegah Indians led the way during the first day of the IHSA boys state bowling tournament.

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6 pm news

Former Gasconade County sheriff's deputy and Owensville man face statutory rape, other charges

2015-01-30 18:43:00
The deputy, Marty Rainey, 51, has since resigned. Read Full Story ...

Attorney for Michael Brown's family was also head of troubled police department

2015-01-30 18:36:57
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Discrepancies at Alton Police Department investigated by state, feds

2015-01-30 18:29:21
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Go Fund Me account created for victim of crash at end of chase in St. Ann

2015-01-30 18:28:03
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Bonhomme Presbyterian Church fights for its property and its future

2015-01-30 18:22:00
The Chesterfield church breaks from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to follow its own theological path.  Read Full Story ...

Audio surfaces of suspended East St. Louis coach

2015-01-30 18:05:00
Audio has surfaced of suspended East St. Louis High boys basketball coach Tony Young from halftime of a game played Jan. 13 against Alton and after a game Jan. 12 against Madison Prep. Read Full Story ...

Granite City police continue shaming red light runners

2015-01-30 18:00:33
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5 pm news

Taylor Swift adds second date at Scottrade Center

2015-01-30 17:47:00
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Alton police investigating discrepancies related to IDOT grants

2015-01-30 17:30:00
Officials said it is not like the 2010 Jennings case, in which officers were paid overtime from grants for work not done. Read Full Story ...

Alton police investigating discrepancies relating to IDOT grants

2015-01-30 17:30:00
Officials said it is not like the 2010 Jennings case, in which officers were paid overtime from grants for work not done. Read Full Story ...

'Right to Try' bill would give access to experimental drugs

2015-01-30 17:26:00

Two Illinois lawmakers want terminally ill patients to have access to experimental and unapproved treatments.

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City considers using eminent domain to keep major employer

2015-01-30 17:20:37
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HBO making miniseries about Lewis and Clark

2015-01-30 17:13:00
Production starts this summer, based on the Stephen Ambrose book. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news

Decision looms on ATV facility in western Illinois park

2015-01-30 16:51:00

A plan to convert part of a western Illinois state park into a facility for all-terrain vehicles is awaiting a decision from the new head of state parks.

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The strange technique thieves used to steal apartment checks in north St. Louis County

2015-01-30 16:50:33
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Cardinal George: Doctors have 'run out of tricks' for him

2015-01-30 16:46:00

Retired Cardinal Francis George says his doctors have run out of options for his cancer treatment and he's exploring an approach to care that focuses on quality of life rather…

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Shooting at St. Peters firing range was apparent suicide, police say

2015-01-30 16:45:00
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Fired Pine Lawn police lieutenant claims mayoral corruption in wrongful termination lawsuit

2015-01-30 16:45:00
Steven Blakeney alleges numerous missteps by Pine Lawn mayor, city manager. Read Full Story ...

Lincoln funeral re-enactment could be boon for Springfield

2015-01-30 16:35:00

Springfield officials say the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's funeral could be a windfall for the city, which is preparing a series of tributes that include a re-enactment of the…

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Evacuation of homes in Bowling Green, Mo., lasted 6 hours, officials said

2015-01-30 16:33:00
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Residents in Bowling Green, Mo., back in homes after rupture of natural gas pipeline

2015-01-30 16:33:00
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Police pursuit ends in crash on I-170 near the airport

2015-01-30 16:08:57
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Outage hits Charter Communications

2015-01-30 16:01:00
Company won't give any details on how many users are affected. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news

Man who shot Fairview Heights cop sentenced to 40 years

2015-01-30 15:49:00
Dallas McIntosh fired a shot at Officer Jeffrey Stratman during a traffic stop in 2012..  Read Full Story ...

Cold War Relics (Adam Zyglis)
2015-01-30 15:41:59 CagleCartoons

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Man crashes ATV, crawls through woods for help

2015-01-30 15:26:00

A southeast Missouri man is recovering after crashing his ATV and crawling through the woods to find help.

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Tiger Woods just shot the worst round of golf in his PGA career

2015-01-30 15:15:00
Woods hit wedges fat and thin, but never close. He hit one drive into the water, another into the base of a desert bush. And when he missed a 10-foot par putt on his final hole Friday in the P… Read Full Story ...

End of Football (Cam Cardow)
2015-01-30 15:11:06 CagleCartoons

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Corps: Removal of creek contamination could take years

2015-01-30 15:06:00

Corps of Engineers officials say removal of contaminated soil from Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County and other contamination sites could take until 2020 or longer.

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2 pm news

THE tar PITS (Bill Day)
2015-01-30 14:57:16 CagleCartoons

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Super Bowl (Bob Englehart)
2015-01-30 14:57:10 CagleCartoons

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Goodell cites 'positive development' in St. Louis

2015-01-30 14:40:00
NFL commissioner cites the effort being made on the new-stadium front, saying it's 'something we look forward to working on with them.' Read Full Story ...

Cullerton: More information needed on high Rauner salaries

2015-01-30 14:35:00

Illinois' Senate president says it's important to understand the context of higher salaries given to a number of new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's top staff.

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1 of 2 women killed in fiery St. Louis crash identified

2015-01-30 14:30:00
The car crashed on Interstate 70 north of downtown St. Louis Wednesday. Read Full Story ...

Measles (Joe Heller)
2015-01-30 14:20:38 CagleCartoons

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You can earn $13,000 a year selling your poop

2015-01-30 14:16:00
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Flag on the word play (John Cole)
2015-01-30 14:13:08 CagleCartoons

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Zoning classification ID'd for medical marijuana
2015-01-30 14:05:00
Glen Carbon is now prepared for any and all medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation center applications it receives. Read Full Story ...

Store owner keeps residents running
2015-01-30 14:00:00
Jen Schaller opened RunWell in June of 2013 after working as an accountant for several years. ?I took my nest egg and I went all in,? she said. The SIUE graduate had worked as a CPA for 14 years, but Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

Keystone XL Groundhog (RJ Matson)
2015-01-30 13:57:31 CagleCartoons

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SIUE Spring Enrollment Climbs to Record High

2015-01-30 13:47:54

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?s spring 2015 semester has grown by 300 students from spring 2014 and full-time spring enrollment has reached an all-time high.

With 10,153 full-time and 13,178 total students enrolled, this is the best spring enrollment picture on record for the institution. The increase over last year is based on several factors including a two percent increase in continuing undergraduates, a 12 percent increase in international enrollment, a 75 percent increase in online and off-campus enrollment and a 40 percent increase in new spring transfer students.

?It is an impressive effort by our enrollment, advising and marketing staff?s ability to work with both faculty and the entire campus community to successfully compete in the current higher education marketplace,? said SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. ?SIUE?s academic quality and affordability continues to be attractive to prospective students and their families.?

The undergraduate programs experiencing the most growth over last year include nursing (+18.3 percent /  178 students), engineering (+15.7 percent / 181 students), entrepreneurship (+42.9 percent / 9 students), chemistry (+10.7 percent / 13 students) and special education (+25.5 percent / 14 students).

The largest growth among graduate programs includes environmental science (+26.9 percent / 7 students), computer management and information systems (+21.7 percent / 5 students), college student personnel (new program with 22 students) and civil engineering (+29.6 percent / 13 students).

?Enrollment was up 132 students for fall 2014, so we anticipated a corresponding increase for spring,? said Scott Belobrajdic, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management. ?It appears that our traditional retention efforts as well as new initiatives to recruit international students and offer online programs are having early success.

?Our deans have developed several entrepreneurial collaborations with corporate and educational partners, which serve the region and increase enrollment. All areas of the University have made contributions to this semester?s increase, and that includes the registrar?s office, student financial aid and our advising staff.?

The institution continues its drive toward a more diverse campus community with record spring enrollment for African American (1.736 total students) and Latino students (481 total students) as well as the 12 percent increase in international enrollment (403 total students) over spring 2014.

Interest for fall 2015 is also at a record pace according to Director of Admission Todd Burrell, who reports a record number of applications and admitted students for August.

?It is still early in the process,? said Burrell.  ?But enrollment deposits are up five percent compared to last year. Meanwhile, the new freshman class has an average ACT of 24.1. The diversity and quality of the class both continue to grow, and we expect this spring?s positive momentum to carry over into the fall.?

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St. Peters man, 40, sentenced to 20 years for possessing child porn

2015-01-30 13:47:00
Police found 606 images as well as 45 videos of child pornography. Read Full Story ...

Faulk critical of STL stadium pitch

2015-01-30 13:30:00
When Marshall Faulk doesn't even try to give St. Louis the benefit of the doubt, it just reminds us again of what we're up against.  Read Full Story ...

Bernie: Faulk critical of STL stadium pitch

2015-01-30 13:30:00
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News-Democrat seeking information on area college recruits

2015-01-30 13:22:00

Metro-east high school athletic directors, coaches and parents are asked to submit information on area recruits who have recently committed to colleges or will be signing next Wednesday on national…

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Money manager sentenced to 14 years in prison for massive fraud

2015-01-30 13:16:00
Eric Bloom's actions led to the spectacular collapse of Sentinel Management Group Inc. in 2007. Read Full Story ...

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2015-01-30 13:05:00
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Painting without the pressure
2015-01-30 13:00:00
Chris and Barb Kelly-Cox, both retired educators from the Madison School District in Madison, combined their passion for teaching and creativity and created Cocktailz and Creationz, a painting class h Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

2015-01-30 12:56:33
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) ? The judge overseeing former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez's murder trial says jurors can watch this weekend's Super Bowl but must walk away or otherwis… Read Full Story ...

Gov. Bruce Rauner defends paying staff more than predecessor

2015-01-30 12:56:00

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending paying his staff members significantly more than his predecessor, saying he'll pay what he has to for top talent.

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Illinois-based trucking company plans move to Iowa

2015-01-30 12:55:00

An Illinois-based trucking company has plans to take its corporate headquarters to the Iowa side of the Mississippi River.

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Florissant Valley firefighter named Warren County coroner by Nixon

2015-01-30 12:53:00
Glenn Craig, a Democrat, succeeds Republican Roger Mauzy, who resigned after his election as county's presiding commissioner. Read Full Story ...

Gordon: Mizzou prospered under Alden despite controversies

2015-01-30 12:45:00
Mike Alden faced many crises as Mizzou's AD ? the Clemons jailhouse tapes, Snyder's termination and rejection by the Big Ten, to name a few. Through it all, he kept improving the bottom line. Read Full Story ...

Taylor Swift quickly sells out Scottrade Center

2015-01-30 12:43:00
The show sold out in less than two hours. Read Full Story ...

Moline mom reaches plea deal in infant suffocation case

2015-01-30 12:41:00

A Moline mother has reached a plea deal with prosecutors for the co-sleeping suffocation death of her 4-month-old son.

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Republicans Challenge Obama's Footballs (RJ Matson)
2015-01-30 12:29:46 CagleCartoons

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St. Louis Theater Circle announces 2015 nominees

2015-01-30 12:20:00
Circle Awards will be presented March 23. Read Full Story ...

Parts of Iowa, Missouri nearing drought status

2015-01-30 12:11:00

Parts of Iowa, Missouri and other Midwest states are teetering close to drought status.

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Poets, detectives, literary criticism drive scholar

2015-01-30 12:10:00
Charles Berger grew up with books. He said that he doesn?t remember a time when he was without them during his childhood in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The presence of books led Read Full Story ...

Man accused of throwing brick at police during protest

2015-01-30 12:06:00

A St. Louis man is facing felony assault charges for allegedly throwing the brick that struck a police officer during a protest that followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael…

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Lickert earns Rotary Club recognition

2015-01-30 12:05:00
Edwardsville High School senior James Lickert was recently named as the Edwardsville Rotary Club's Student of the Month for January. Read Full Story ...

BJC HealthCare competitor inks plans for expansion in Columbia

2015-01-30 12:00:00
University of Missouri Health Care and Nueterra want to build a 10-bed surgical hospital. Read Full Story ...

Longtime anchor Tom O'Neal retiring from KTVI in July

2015-01-30 12:00:00
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St. Louis woman awakes to find burglars looting her house

2015-01-30 12:00:00
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St. Louis woman awakes to find burglars in her house

2015-01-30 12:00:00
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11 am news

Alden discusses timing for decision to step down

2015-01-30 11:59:00
Chancellor will head search process for Mizzou's next AD. Read Full Story ...

MITT SAYS NO (Randy Bish)
2015-01-30 11:49:59 CagleCartoons

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Kansas Water Authority accepts report on proposed aqueduct

2015-01-30 11:45:00

The Kansas Water Authority has agreed to circulate an updated report on a proposal to build an aqueduct to take water from the Missouri River to southwestern Kansas despite its…

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Deflated (Adam Zyglis)
2015-01-30 11:15:35 CagleCartoons

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LCCC to mark Black History Month

2015-01-30 11:00:00
Lewis and Clark Community College has a variety of events planned in February to honor Black History Month. All are open to the public and free of charge. Read Full Story ...

10 am news

Two inches of snow forecast for St. Louis metro on Sunday

2015-01-30 10:59:00
Temperatures will be close to freezing, and the National Weather Service predicts it will be a wet snow. Read Full Story ...

Waukegan man indicted in girlfriend's shooting death

2015-01-30 10:51:00

A grand jury has indicted a Waukegan man on first-degree murder charges after authorities say he shot his girlfriend in the face at a bar as their 9-year-old daughter looked…

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Victim's mom leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

2015-01-30 10:46:34
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) ? The mother of the man former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graph… Read Full Story ...

Suspects sought after stealing from elderly woman while she slept

2015-01-30 10:41:49
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Innocent motorist hurt in chase crash still in induced coma

2015-01-30 10:25:00

A suburban St. Louis man remains in an induced coma, a week after his pickup was struck by a car that was being chased by St. Ann police.

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Keystone Pipeline and veto (Dave Granlund)
2015-01-30 10:19:34 CagleCartoons

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Cold Weather Overflow Shelter to open Sunday, Monday

2015-01-30 10:16:28
The City of St. Louis Emergency Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be open on Sunday and Monday. Read Full Story ...

Edwardsville dispatcher charged
2015-01-30 10:12:00
A dispatcher for the Edwardsville Police Department has been charged with two felonies for allegedly trying to obstruct an investigation of an Edwardsville police officer who has been charged with mul Read Full Story ...

Police: One in custody after shooting in Florissant

2015-01-30 10:11:23
One person is in custody after a shooting in Florissant Friday morning. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Upward Bound Student?s Regional Talent Show Win Strengthens His Academic Ambitions

2015-01-30 10:03:28

Sergio Gomez

In person, the 16-year-old seems low-key, but on stage the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Upward Bound student brought a crowd of 200 to its feet and won first place in a regional talent show competition.

Sergio Gomez is a student in SIUE?s East St. Louis Center TRIO Upward Bound Program. He was selected to attend the TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) Pre-College Student Leadership Conference in October 2014.

The experience and excitement of attending the conference and participating in the talent show, Gomez said, has encouraged and emboldened him to push harder in life and academics.

?I hadn?t planned on entering the talent show,? Gomez said. ?I don?t normally like being out front. But I thought about it and decided I?d make myself try it. I?m more comfortable performing academically.?

Gomez is a junior at Cahokia High School and has a 3.8 grade point average. He joined the Upward Bound after school program to better prepare for college and to further boost his academic skills.

Sergio is also a member of his high school?s Junior Reserve Officers? Training Corps (ROTC).

?I decided the night before to enter the talent contest,? Gomez said. ?Our Junior ROTC wrote its own cadence, and I decided to sing it.?

Gomez was one of 15 performers from five states, most of whom had previously prepared an act for the show. In choosing winners, the judges considered creativity, audience involvement and amount of applause.

?It was the most nervous I?ve ever been. But I had the audience stand, march in place and sing the cadence with me. I wanted to honor veterans,? Gomez said. ?They really got into it. I didn?t think I?d win first place. It gave me some confidence to know that I can try other things.?

?Sergio is a dynamic student who has maintained academic focus and is ever pondering his future ambitions,? said Janell Smart, Upward Bound counselor. ?I?m excited to see his impact upon the world.?

Gomez?s future goals include studying ecology and traveling the world.

?But first, I?ve got to make it to, and get through, college,? he said. ?And I?m working on that plan now.?

SIUE ESLC TRIO Upward Bound programs are committed to developing year-round education programs that will excite, motivate and prepare selected high school students from the program?s target schools. We are committed to utilizing researched-based best-practices to prepare our students for successful high school completion and entrance into post-secondary programs. TRIO Upward Bound is a federally-funded college-prep program sponsored by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the U.S. Department of Education.

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9 am news

No more Mitt: Romney says he won't run in 2016

2015-01-30 09:59:00
Romney  had jumped back in when he told former donors earlier this month he was eyeing a run.  Read Full Story ...

Chicago suburb to honor Harold Ramis during Groundhog Days

2015-01-30 09:55:00

The Chicago suburb where Harold Ramis filmed the movie "Groundhog Day" plans to honor the late director.

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Creation of St. Louis police oversight board looks likely

2015-01-30 09:55:00

A majority of elected officials in St. Louis are backing a bill to form a civilian oversight board for St. Louis police, but a union official warns it could deter…

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SIUE Artists? Work Displayed at Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition

2015-01-30 09:49:55

Annual  Juried Graduate Exhibition Art & Design gallery 01-20-15

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Art and Design students have displayed their work at the Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition.

Today is the last day for the exhibit on display in the Art West Gallery located in the Art and Design West building, The exhibit celebrates and shares the artistic accomplishments of the graduate students, said Joe Page, assistant professor in Ceramics in the Art and Design Department. Page is also the spring semester Art West Gallery coordinator.

Annual  Juried Graduate Exhibition Art & Design gallery 01-20-15

The students? work was submitted for jurying and awards by Libby Reuter, a nationally renowned artist based in St. Louis.

?For our students and the campus community, this exhibition presents the best visual art happening in the graduate program all in one location,? Page said. ?It represents invaluable curricular tool for the Art and Design Department, with many instructors taking students to the gallery to examine and discuss the artwork on display.”

Annual  Juried Graduate Exhibition Art & Design gallery 01-20-15

More than 150 people attended last week?s opening reception. A steady stream of visitors has continued to view the exhibit, according to Page. The exhibits hours today are through 2 p.m.

The Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition?s reception opening will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. Hours for the exhibition will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 10-20.


The ?leaf-like? sculpture, ?Regrowth,? was created by Danne Rhaesa. Fabric was dyed with rust stains and stitched onto welded frames.

The white sculpture with triangular geometric pattern on the floor is ?untitled? and created by Kelsie Ward. The work deals with concepts of pattern and the human body in relation to the natural world.

Dr. Joe Page, assistant professor in ceramics and the spring semester gallery coordinator, talks to a group of people during an exhibition showing.


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SIUE Provost Ansari Joins Academy of Science-St. Louis Board

2015-01-30 09:48:53

provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs Dr. Parviz Ansari 07-01-14Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?s Dr. Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, has been selected for the Academy of Science-St. Louis board of trustees.

The Academy is an independent science organization supported entirely through community contributions. It is the driving force behind scientific progress and awareness in St. Louis for more than 150 years. Its purpose is advancing public understanding of science and promoting interest in the sciences to students and adults through accessible, year-round seminars and educational initiatives.

Ansari joins an 18-member board that includes higher education representatives from other area institutions such as Washington University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Webster University. The St. Louis business community is represented by such fixtures as The Boeing Co., Sun Edison, Mallinckrodt and Monsanto. As a new board member, Ansari will begin his activities in spring 2015.

Among other activities, the Academy annually promotes and recognizes St. Louis? outstanding scientists. The Academy offers the Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards, and each award-winner represents both an extraordinary caliber of expertise and a dedication to fostering science literacy.

Ansari joined SIUE during July 2014 after concurrently serving as dean of the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) and founding dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. Prior to that, he was dean of Rowan?s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Before moving to Rowan, Ansari served Seton Hall University in a variety of capacities for more than two decades, including chair of the Department of Physics and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Photo: SIUE?s Dr. Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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Crundwell court filing says she wants to keep horse trophies

2015-01-30 09:40:00

Rita Crundwell's attorney says the imprisoned former Dixon comptroller wants to keep about 700 trophies she won during horse competitions.

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George Zimmerman assault case dropped; ex-girlfriend recants

2015-01-30 09:38:00
ORLANDO, Fla.  ?  An aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman that was opened when his ex-girlfriend said he threw a wine bottle at her has been dropped because she recanted her story … Read Full Story ...

Indianapolis-Chicago Amtrak service extended to April 1

2015-01-30 09:35:00

Amtrak's Hoosier State line between Indianapolis and Chicago will keep rolling through April 1 under an extension announced Friday.

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Portion of Leonor K. Sullivan to open Friday

2015-01-30 09:20:36
A major portion of the Arch Riverfront is finally set to reopen on Friday. Read Full Story ...

SIU student newspaper bids farewell to old printing press

2015-01-30 09:15:00

The printing press that for nearly a half century has churned out the student newspaper at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is no more.

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Valuable Thomas Hart Benton painting may go on display soon

2015-01-30 09:10:00

A suburban Kansas City school district says it is negotiating to bring a Thomas Hart Benton painting out of hiding and display it for the public.

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Springfield man convicted of lesser crime after law change

2015-01-30 09:07:51
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Springfield man who withdrew his guilty plea to second-degree murder after state gun laws were changed has been convicted of a lesser crime in his girlfriend's death. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man charged with throwing brick at cop during Ferguson protest

2015-01-30 09:06:00
A canine officer with the St. Louis County Police Department suffered minor injuries. Read Full Story ...

Edwardsville dispatcher accused in theft investigation

2015-01-30 09:05:00

An Edwardsville police dispatcher is accused of trying to cover up for an officer charged with burglarizing homes and businesses while on duty.

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8 am news

Even bigwigs like John Kerry need to shovel the snow in Boston

2015-01-30 08:54:00
Secretary of State John Kerry got tagged with a $50 fine for not clearing the snow from the side of his Beacon Hill mansion.  Read Full Story ...

Dog's quick action saves girl during seizure

2015-01-30 08:50:00

A yellow Labrador retriever is being credited with saving the life of an 11-year-old Missouri girl.

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Old Shriners Hospital in St. Louis to be rehabbed

2015-01-30 08:50:00
Owner Washington University seeks historic listing for building but has no rehab timetable. Read Full Story ...

"Rad" Islam (Gary McCoy)
2015-01-30 08:46:48 CagleCartoons

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SIU SDM Alum Greenwood Assumes Command of Fort Benning Dental Clinic

2015-01-30 08:44:31

SIU School of Dental Medicine alum Col. William J. Greenwood has assumed command of the U.S. Army Dental Activity at Love Dental Clinic at Fort Benning, Ga. The appointment became official during October 2014.

Greenwood is honored to serve as the new commanding officer.

?He is going to be a great fit down here at Fort Benning,? said Col. Lemuel Covington, Southern Regional Dental Command, Fort Gordon, Ga. ?This is an important DENTAC.  This (DENTAC) is one of the biggest in our region, so it is very strategic and important.  Greenwood is definitely the right person for this.?

Greenwood came to Fort Benning from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he was the assistant director over the Advanced Education in General Dentistry, a two-year program.

Greenwood is a member of the American Dental Association and associate professor of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

He earned a doctorate of dental medicine from the SIU SDM in 1996.

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Miranda Lambert leads Academy of Country Music awards with 8 nominations

2015-01-30 08:27:00
Dierks Bentley toted up seven nominations of his own for the awards, which will be handed out April 19.  Read Full Story ...

Innocent motorist remains in coma after crash with suspect fleeing St. Ann police

2015-01-30 08:00:00
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7 am news

Innocent motorist hurt in police chase through St. Ann remains in an induced coma

2015-01-30 07:45:00
Four people were injured. Read Full Story ...

Sustainable construction practices provide opportunity for St. Louis manufacturers

2015-01-30 07:35:00
Local companies are meeting the demand for energy-efficient products and systems. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis fighting to keep national geospatial defense agency

2015-01-30 07:30:00
Feds are relocating aging facility. Read Full Story ...

At least 50 homes evacuated after pipeline break

2015-01-30 07:30:00

More than four dozen homes near the town of Bowling Green in northeast Missouri have been evacuated due to the rupture of a natural gas pipeline.

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Sustainable construction practices provide opportunity for local manufacturers

2015-01-30 07:30:00
St. Louis companies meet demand for energy-efficient products and systems. Read Full Story ...

Rauner staff receiving higher pay than Quinn?s

2015-01-30 07:16:56
The Associated Press has found that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying top staff members significantly more than those who worked for his predecessor. Read Full Story ...

Rest of old St. Louis-area canal bridge to be demolished

2015-01-30 07:14:23
The last of two bridges that until recently carried Interstate 270 traffic just north of St. Louis will become history next week. Read Full Story ...

Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run

2015-01-30 07:06:00
Knight turned himself in to authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers. Read Full Story ...

6 am news

Cellphone providers bringing 4G coverage to Chicago subways

2015-01-30 06:55:00

Four major cellphone providers are contributing $32.5 million to bring 4G data coverage throughout the Chicago subway system by the end of the year.

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St. Louis County Police working to raise heroin awareness

2015-01-30 06:53:48
Three-hundred people in St. Louis County have died from heroin overdose in the past few years, now, County Police are teaming up with the Feds to battle the widespread problems. Read Full Story ...

SUPER BOWL 2015 (Randy Bish)
2015-01-30 06:46:49 CagleCartoons

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Westbound I-64 near Shiloh closed after tanker truck overturns

2015-01-30 06:38:00
The truck crashed at the Shiloh-Green Mount exit. Read Full Story ...

Top Rauner staff more highly paid than Quinn's

2015-01-30 06:30:00
Rauner said in a speech last week that high state salaries had helped increase the state's unpaid debt. Read Full Story ...

Board of Aldermen holding first meeting since City Hall scuffle

2015-01-30 06:25:03
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will hold its regularly scheduled meeting days after a scuffle erupted at City Hall. Read Full Story ...

5 am news

Overturned tanker truck closes westbound lanes of I-64 near O'Fallon, Ill.

2015-01-30 05:22:00
The westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near O?Fallon, Illinois will be closed for hours while crews work to clear an overturned tanker truck. Read Full Story ...

Bye bye, Bravermans: 'Parenthood' wraps up after 6 seasons

2015-01-30 05:00:00
"Parenthood" leaves a legacy of love and annoyance. Read Full Story ...

Keb' Mo' opens up on latest Grammy-nominated album

2015-01-30 05:00:00
On "BLUESAmerica," the artist lays himself bare before the public, something he says is just part of the job. Read Full Story ...

Best Bets: Oscar-nominated shorts; Mike Matheny book event

2015-01-30 05:00:00
Our staff list the best events in the week ahead. Read Full Story ...

4 am news

Illinois police will be out in force Super Bowl weekend

2015-01-30 04:55:00

Authorities in Illinois are warning that police will be out in force this Super Bowl weekend to catch drunken drivers.

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Central Illinois town regains its grocery store

2015-01-30 04:35:00

The central Illinois town of Morrisonville, which is home to about 1,000 residents, lost its only grocery store in 2012.

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Military professors to restore historic U of I flagpole

2015-01-30 04:05:00

University of Illinois officials are restoring a flagpole that has been at the school since the 1920s and long unused.

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Man gets 40 years for sex crimes with child he babysat

2015-01-30 04:05:00

A St. Charles man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for committing sex offenses against the 10-year-old girl he was babysitting.

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3 charged with football hazing at St. Louis County school

2015-01-30 04:05:00

Two teens face sodomy charges and a third is accused of assault after a criminal investigation into hazing by football players at a private St. Louis County high school.

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Ferguson schools seek new leader after police shooting

2015-01-30 04:05:00

The Ferguson-Florissant school district's search for a new superintendent began well before a fatal police shooting brought international notoriety to north St. Louis County.

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Kansas, Missouri reps to discuss bi-state gun legislation

2015-01-30 04:05:00

State representatives and other officials from Kansas and Missouri are announcing legislation aimed at reducing gun and domestic violence in both states.

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EXCHANGE: Illinois man keeps active collecting cans

2015-01-30 04:05:00

On a dreary mid-December day, David Brown rolls silently along North Lee Street, his eyes affixed to the curb.

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STL radio now has new Top 40 station, 'NOW 96.3'

2015-01-30 04:00:00
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3 am news

U of I chancellor backs plan to improve Willard Airport

2015-01-30 03:50:00

University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise says she supports an advisory group's recommendations for improving Willard Airport.

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Illinois Tollway, environmentalists to plant monarch habitat

2015-01-30 03:35:00

Environmentalists and Illinois Tollway officials plan to work together to create more habitat for monarch butterflies.

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State Board of Education looking for summer food sites

2015-01-30 03:20:00

The Illinois State Board of Education is looking for school districts, local government entities and nonprofits to host the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program this year.

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Chicago Public Schools to sell 9 properties for $1.9 million

2015-01-30 03:10:00

Chicago Public Schools officials say they're selling nine unused properties for approximately $1.9 million.

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2 am news

Tsipras Greece in a safe balloon (Riber Hansson)
2015-01-30 02:47:59 CagleCartoons

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Residents gather to show support for Springfield officer

2015-01-30 02:45:00

More than 100 people have gathered in Springfield to show their support for a police officer who was seriously injured in a shooting earlier this week.

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Missouri man gets 4 years in 1993 Tremont burglary

2015-01-30 02:40:00

A 39-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced in an Illinois burglary more than two decades after he committed the crime.

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St. Louis man sentenced to prison in 2012 shooting

2015-01-30 02:40:00

A judge has sentenced a St. Louis man to prison for a 2012 shooting in which a 10-year-old boy was struck in the stomach.

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Federal prosecutors drop dozens of stash house sting charges

2015-01-30 02:00:00

The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics…

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12 am news

Is Warner a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

2015-01-30 00:45:00
Former Rams coaches Dick Vermeil and Mike Martz are among those who think Kurt Warner is a shoo-in. Read Full Story ...

Alden steps aside as Mizzou's AD

2015-01-30 00:30:00
Under Mike Alden?s direction, the athletics department at Mizzou became bigger, better and richer and ultimately led the university into the SEC. Read Full Story ...

McClellan: St. Louis is back in the spotlight

2015-01-30 00:20:00
Police stop man for walking in a Jennings street, then situation escalates.  Read Full Story ...

School choice debate continues to be a sticky one

2015-01-30 00:15:00
Students say picking schools that worked for them was critical; skeptics say other students were left behind to fail.  Read Full Story ...

Plenty of talk, scarcity of answers when it comes to school choice in Missouri

2015-01-30 00:15:00
Students say picking schools that worked for them was critical; skeptics say other students were left behind to fail.  Read Full Story ...

Old Shriners Hospital to be rehabbed

2015-01-30 00:10:00
Owner Washington University seeks historic listing for building but has no rehab timetable. Read Full Story ...

Blues show off for dads in shootout win

2015-01-30 00:10:00
Majority of Blues players had their fathers in attendance for 5-4 victory. Lehtera and Berglund injured, won't play tonight. Read Full Story ...

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