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11 pm news

Missouri prescription drug database earns initial approval

2015-03-30 23:43:00 BND.com

Missouri senators have given initial approval to a proposed prescription drug database, despite concerns that it could jeopardize personal information.

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Bradley University officials report malware computers breach

2015-03-30 23:03:00 BND.com

Bradley University officials say the security of the school's computers have been breached, possibly compromising social security and other identity information of employees, former employees and retirees.

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10 pm news



Girl allegedly abducted in Missouri found safe in New Mexico

2015-03-30 22:58:00 BND.com

Authorities say a 13-year-old Missouri girl who was allegedly abducted has been found safe in New Mexico and a man is in custody.

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Missouri House panel questions privacy in body camera bill

2015-03-30 22:53:00 BND.com

A Democratic proposal made in response to the fatal police shooting in Ferguson that would require mandatory body cameras for Missouri police is facing a Republican roadblock.

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Copilot

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9 pm news



Maroons bust out in 7-1 victory over Gibault

2015-03-30 21:54:00 BND.com

Belleville West?s girls soccer team got goals from seven different players in a one-sided victory over Gibault on Monday.

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Missouri House endorses limits on state spending increases

2015-03-30 21:38:00 BND.com

The Missouri House is moving forward with a measure that would limit growth in the state's spending based on increases in population and inflation.

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Man killed during chase by DeKalb sheriff's deputies

2015-03-30 21:38:00 BND.com

A reported domestic dispute that was responded to by DeKalb County sheriff's deputies ended when a man fleeing the scene was killed when he crashed the vehicle he was driving.

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Kansas man who stole wedding ring off dying woman’s finger sentenced to 11 years

2015-03-30 21:21:00 BND.com

A Wichita, Kan., man will spend more than 11 years in prison for stealing a wedding ring and other items from a woman who was dying from a brain aneurysm…

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Blues lose at home again, 4-1

2015-03-30 21:19:00 STLToday.com
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Man is shot at University City school

2015-03-30 21:00:00 STLToday.com
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8 pm news



Three in custody in attack on MetroLink rider

2015-03-30 20:45:00 STLToday.com
Police said the victim, who is white, was punched and kicked by three black men, one of whom had made the reference to the teen killed in Ferguson by a police officer Aug. 9. Read Full Story ...

Lincoln funeral car set to appear in Springfield

2015-03-30 20:38:00 BND.com

Organizers behind efforts to recreate the train car that carried the body of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln back to Illinois say it is nearly complete.

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Participants speak up after voting controversy grips ?Marchdown 2k15 Step Show?

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2015-03-30 20:30:00 alestlelive.com
The ?Marchdown 2K15 Step Show? opened to an electrified crowd as three fraternities, two sororities and two dance teams lit up the stage, going toe-to-toe for first place. Read Full Story ...

Airline Pilot mental health

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Police investigate shooting that left 2 dead south of downtown St. Louis

2015-03-30 20:00:00 STLToday.com
The scene is not far from where two people were shot a week earlier. Read Full Story ...

Four weeks after Schweich, Spence Jackson suicide again jolts Missouri GOP

2015-03-30 20:00:00 STLToday.com
Police won't divulge contents of Jackson suicide note. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news



Keen, Bertelsman pitch Althoff past Marissa

2015-03-30 19:59:00 BND.com

Althoff earned a short-game win over Marissa in high school baseball with solid pitching and opportunistic offense…

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Illinois governor to push for federal spy agency relocation

2015-03-30 19:28:00 BND.com

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has joined the effort to persuade a little-known federal spy agency to move its regional headquarters out of St. Louis.

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Police investigate shooting south of downtown St. Louis

2015-03-30 19:05:00 STLToday.com
The scene is not far from where two people were shot a week earlier. Read Full Story ...

Brooklyn police chief leaves after raid by Illinois troopers

2015-03-30 19:00:00 STLToday.com
Illinois State Police and the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office confiscated weapons, computers and documents from the department last week. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



Hermann, Mo., sues power commissions over Prairie State coal plant

2015-03-30 18:45:00 STLToday.com
Small town says it lost nearly $1 million in 2014 over the deal. Read Full Story ...

5 of 6 people killed in fiery Interstate 26 crash identified

2015-03-30 18:38:00 BND.com

The coroner has identified five of the six people who died in a fiery wreck earlier this month on Interstate 26 in Spartanburg County.

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List of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes

2015-03-30 18:38:00 BND.com

Winners of Carnegie Hero medals to be formally announced Tuesday:

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Germanwings

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2015-03-30 18:34:11 CagleCartoons

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Three suspects arrested in attack on MetroLink rider

2015-03-30 18:30:00 STLToday.com
Police said the victim, who is white, was punched and kicked by three black men, one of whom had made the reference to the teen killed in Ferguson by a police officer Aug. 9. Read Full Story ...

After shots fired downtown, police chase on I-70 leads to five arrests

2015-03-30 18:30:00 STLToday.com
The chase ends with a crash at Jennings Station Road. Read Full Story ...

Cook County, Chicago officials oppose 'right to work' zones

2015-03-30 18:13:00 BND.com

Chicago and Cook County officials are opposing Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to let local governments and voters decide whether workers should be required to join a union.

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5 pm news



Gov. Rauner pushes for spy agency move to Illinois site near Scott Air Force Base

2015-03-30 17:50:00 STLToday.com
Governor also suggests Rams should consider stadium in Metro East. Read Full Story ...

Bustos says she won't run for Senate, praises Duckworth

2015-03-30 17:28:00 BND.com

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos says she's decided not to challenge Republican Mark Kirk for his U.S. Senate seat.

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2 decades after crash, Willis family gets new TV show

2015-03-30 17:23:00 BND.com

A new TV show is set to focus on the grandchildren of a couple who lost six kids in a 1994 van crash that was linked to the investigation and…

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Mandatory Church Attendance

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2015-03-30 17:19:46 CagleCartoons

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Scientology

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4 pm news



The Deserter

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Don't bring that selfie stick to Coachella or Lollapalooza festivals

2015-03-30 16:45:00 STLToday.com
LOS ANGELES  ?  You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. Read Full Story ...

Suspect in Connecticut prom day stabbing to use insanity defense

2015-03-30 16:30:00 STLToday.com
The suspect, 17, is accused of stabbing to death a girl who turned down his request to be his prom date.  Read Full Story ...

Easter empty tomb

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2015-03-30 16:25:38 CagleCartoons

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LOCAL IL Faster

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2015-03-30 16:24:44 CagleCartoons

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Easter footprints

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2015-03-30 16:19:17 CagleCartoons

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Lawyer who represented Bin Laden's driver now helping defendant in St. Louis terrorism case

2015-03-30 16:15:00 STLToday.com
Defendant Armin Harcevic is among several people accused in federal court here of providing material support to terrorists abroad. Read Full Story ...

Tom Brady cliff jump

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2015-03-30 16:01:33 CagleCartoons

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3 pm news



Mayor Slay's education liaison to lead state charter school commission

2015-03-30 15:39:00 STLToday.com
Robbyn Wahby developed a review process to attract and cultivate performing charter schools.  Read Full Story ...

Cards name Martinez their fifth starter

2015-03-30 15:32:00 STLToday.com
In his third spring with a chance to win a role in the rotation, hotshot righthander claims it. Gonzales to Class AAA as Memphis' ace. Read Full Story ...

Four journalists sue police over arrests during Ferguson protests

2015-03-30 15:20:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS ? Four journalists sued St. Louis County police in federal court here Monday, alleging that they were falsely arrested during the Ferguson protests. Read Full Story ...

NBC's next live musical is 'The Wiz'

2015-03-30 15:20:00 STLToday.com
'Wizard of Oz' adaptation will air Dec. 3. Read Full Story ...

Dog found tied tightly at the waist was abused, says St. Louis advocacy group

2015-03-30 15:15:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS ? An animal welfare organization is offering $1,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest in a case involving a dog that was apparently abused. Read Full Story ...

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

2015-03-30 15:14:00 STLToday.com
Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians as some Republicans sought to clar… Read Full Story ...

McCaskill, Blunt write letter in support of proposed National Geospatial-Intelligence locations in Missouri

2015-03-30 15:12:00 STLToday.com
Bi-state battle between Missouri and Illinois to land new construction  Read Full Story ...

Waple to be SIUE?s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

2015-03-30 15:05:00 SIUE.edu

Jeffrey WapleJeffrey Waple, PhD, has been recommended as the new vice chancellor for Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Pending approval by the SIU Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled May 14 meeting, Waple’s projected start date is Wednesday, July 1.

Waple has over 20 years of professional service in student affairs and currently is the assistant vice president for Student Engagement and dean of students at Northern Kentucky University. 

“I am deeply humbled and excited to be joining the SIUE community,” Waple said. “From my first interaction with the search committee and throughout my visit, I felt a strong sense of community and connection. I was impressed with the level of engagement and care displayed by the students, faculty and staff.

“I want to personally thank Kevin Thomas for his leadership in chairing the search for the new vice chancellor, and I am thrilled to start this next chapter of my career at SIUE and to become a Cougar.”

Waple previously served as director of Campus Life at Clarion University from 2002-08, associate director of Residence Life at Bowling Green State University from 2000-02, assistant to the vice president of Student Affairs and assistant director of Student Life at Illinois State University from 1998-2000. In 2013, he was promoted to the assistant vice president for Student Engagement at NKU.

In his current role, Waple provides leadership and supervision for The Dean of Students Office (student conduct, ombuds services, Title IX coordination, student fee allocation board), African American programs and services, Latino student programs and services, LGBTQ programs and services, campus recreation, Student Union and programming, conference services, student engagement, student leadership development, fraternity and sorority affairs, new student orientation, parent and family programs, and University Housing. He also serves as the primary advisor to the Student Government Association.

In 2010, Waple received certificates for completing the NaBITA (National Behavioral Intervention Team Association) Threat Assessment Institute and the Campus Aggression Prevention Systems Institute. In response to the Dear Colleague Letter from the Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights in 2011, he championed the cause to bring NKU into compliance with Title IX regulations and the Campus Save Act.  

Waple earned a doctorate in educational administration in 2000 from Illinois State University, a master’s in guidance and counseling in 1995 from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor’s in biology from Heidelberg University in 1991.

Waple succeeds Narbeth Emmanuel, who is retiring at the end of the current academic year. 

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2 pm news



Alton pitcher Bryan Hudson becoming a top attraction for major-league scouts

2015-03-30 14:08:00 BND.com

Alton High left-hander Bryan Hudson is a University of Missouri baseball recruit who has the Redbirds off to a 6-0 start while attracting the attention of numerous Major League Baseball…

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Glen Carbon's newest sergeant sworn in

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2015-03-30 14:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Promising that he?ll ?be around for a while,? Paul Cates was sworn in Tuesday as the Glen Carbon Police Department?s newest sergeant. Read Full Story ...

Religious act has Chicago mayor wooing Indiana businesses

2015-03-30 14:03:00 BND.com

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Indiana businesses to consider moving to Chicago after Indiana's governor signed legislation that's been criticized over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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Changing closing time for Airplane Park considered

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2015-03-30 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Now that spring has arrived, Edwardsville Township trustees are pondering whether to change closing hours at Edwardsville Township Park. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Woman's appeal for kidney donor on car window in Maine pays off

2015-03-30 13:53:00 STLToday.com
The woman found a donor when a man she'd never met saw her car window and called her.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis business, political leaders criticize EPA carbon regs

2015-03-30 13:45:00 STLToday.com
High-ranking Democrat joins state business lobbies to condemn proposal aimed at curbing emissions blamed for climate change.  Read Full Story ...

Spineless Obama and the Middle East

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2015-03-30 13:42:08 CagleCartoons

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Arab Army

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Pinterest Parties return to Wildey

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2015-03-30 13:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Started by Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Assistant Recreation Coordinator Hayley Verheyen, Pinterest Parties have grown from five or six people at her house to 40 to 50 people at the Wildey Theatr Read Full Story ...

Pitts seeks return to board

2015-03-30 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Paul Pitts is one of seven candidates seeking one of the four open seats on the Edwardsville District 7 Board of Education in the April 7 election. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



“We’ve got to become a growth state”: Rauner talks about Illinois’ budget problems during O’Fallon visit

2015-03-30 12:54:00 BND.com

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and other state department heads were in O?Fallon Monday for a business summit with local business leaders.

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National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'

2015-03-30 12:43:00 STLToday.com
The nation's parks have an aging and mostly white visitor base.  Read Full Story ...

All Their Eggs In One Basket

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2015-03-30 12:36:52 CagleCartoons

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Young Scientists Descend Upon SIUE Campus with Science Projects

2015-03-30 12:35:00 SIUE.edu
SERC
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More than 250 students, grades 5-12, attended the 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) regional competition Saturday on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

The students displayed 205 projects in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. They were joined by more than 600 people, which included parents, teachers and volunteer judges. 

One of the exhibits was presented  by Jeremiah Krebs, a seventh grader from Shiloh Middle School. Jeremiah provided information about his AIRMAZING seat, which assists elderly and disabled people in getting up from a chair. Jeremiah was inspired to help others because of his experiences with his deceased grandfather who had Alzheimer's and dementia. 

Some of the top winners included:

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Jeremiah Krebs, a seventh grader from Shiloh Middle School, explains his AIRMAZING seat exhibit to judges: Ed Choklek, of the Society of American Military Engineers at Scott Air Force Base, and Dawn Waller, of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.  

 Jenae Wright, a student at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Collinsville, presents the effect that temperature has on the electrical potential of solar power.  Judging her exhibit was Jerry Weinberg,  associate provost in Graduate Studies and Research; and Anne Werner, assistant professor in the Department of Construction.

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Duckworth challenge of Kirk begins a battle over biographies, definition

2015-03-30 12:30:00 STLToday.com
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Parting the red sea

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Announces its 2015 Summer Food Program

2015-03-30 12:09:00 SIUE.edu

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. 

Meals will be provided to all SIUE East St. Louis Center Summer Program enrolled children free of charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 

Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Meals will be provided at the site(s) listed below beginning June 8, 2015 and ending July 24, 2015. For further information contact DaWanda Gresham at (618) 482-6909. 

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SIUE East St. Louis Center

601 James R. Thompson Blvd.

East St. Louis, Il 62201

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Post secondary education needs common sense

2015-03-30 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
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7 shows for your radar this week (March 30-April 5)

2015-03-30 12:00:00 STLToday.com
The feast-or-famine world of TV serves up a feast this week, leading up to an Easter Sunday so busy, you'll barely have time to carve the ham. Here are seven of the many shows worth your atten… Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Schlafly wins Beer Madness; library to get check, special brew

2015-03-30 11:58:00 STLToday.com
Schlafly's Kölsch has won the Washington Post's beer bracket ? resulting in a $3,797 gift to the St. Louis Public Library Foundation. Read Full Story ...

U.S. soybean plantings seen up in 2015 despite falling prices, corn lower

2015-03-30 11:50:00 STLToday.com
USDA releases its first plantings estimate for 2015 on Tuesday. Read Full Story ...

Man cleared in 2014 jogger attack near Washington U.

2015-03-30 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Alibi, physical evidence clears Anthony Benson of crime  Read Full Story ...

Video, DNA tests clear man in attack on jogger near Washington University

2015-03-30 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Alibi, physical evidence clears Anthony Benson of crime  Read Full Story ...

FAREWELL HARRY REID

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Top performers: The best high school sports performances from the week of March 23-29

2015-03-30 11:22:00 BND.com

Here are the best high school sports performances from the week of March 23-29…

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Lawsuit seeking millions for former Jackson County workers

2015-03-30 11:13:00 BND.com

Lawyers are seeking what could be millions of dollars in damages for people who worked at the Jackson County Courthouse during an asbestos removal project in the early 1980s.

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US official: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

2015-03-30 11:00:00 STLToday.com
A car with two people inside tried to ram a gate at Fort Meade, home of the National Security Agency. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



SNP the Backbone of the Labour Party

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2015-03-30 10:58:11 CagleCartoons

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4 injured in 3 overnight St. Louis shootings

2015-03-30 10:57:00 STLToday.com
One is in critical condition. Read Full Story ...

Village police chief leaves after raid by Illinois troopers

2015-03-30 10:38:00 BND.com

A southwestern Illinois village police chief is gone from the job after a recent raid by state and county officers.

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Surplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?

2015-03-30 10:33:00 BND.com

Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of the eclectic and, some say, out-of-control state…

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AP Sources: Duckworth to challenge Kirk for Illinois Senate

2015-03-30 10:25:00 STLToday.com
Duckworth, a Democrat, is an Iraq War veteran and double amputee. Republican Kirk is in his first term and recovering from a stroke that left him relying on a wheelchair. Read Full Story ...

Easter

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2015-03-30 10:18:23 CagleCartoons

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US official: Reports say 1 dead at Fort Meade gate crashing

2015-03-30 10:17:00 STLToday.com
A car with two people inside tried to ram a gate at Fort Meade, home of the National Security Agency. Read Full Story ...

LOCAL NC Sales tax plan

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2015-03-30 10:12:25 CagleCartoons

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Heinz Kraft merger

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2015-03-30 10:10:34 CagleCartoons

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Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

2015-03-30 10:09:00 STLToday.com
The Ford luxury division was started in 1917. Read Full Story ...

Man accused of prostituting teens on Backpage

2015-03-30 10:05:00 STLToday.com
Feds accuse Justin L. Luster, 26, of prostituting two teens, ages 15 and 16, on the website Backpage.com. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Police: Missouri auditor spokesman dead in apparent suicide

2015-03-30 09:48:00 BND.com

The spokesman for the Missouri auditor's has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in what police described Monday as an apparent suicide. The death comes about a month after the…

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local FLThe Gunshine State

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Representative Aaron Schock Moves Out of Downton Abbey Office

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2015-03-30 09:21:20 CagleCartoons

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Villanueva makes team, reveals Cards' opening night bullpen

2015-03-30 09:14:00 STLToday.com
Matheny confirms that veteran reliever has made the 25-man roster and that club will take five starters into the regular season. Read Full Story ...

Villanueva makes team, hinting Martinez is the fifth starter

2015-03-30 09:14:00 STLToday.com
Matheny confirms that veteran reliever has made the 25-man roster and that club will take five starters into the regular season. Read Full Story ...

High court to hear Kansas plea to reinstate death sentences

2015-03-30 09:13:00 BND.com

The nation's highest court agreed Monday to hear Kansas' appeal seeking to reinstate death sentences for two brothers convicted of robbing and forcing four people engage in sex acts before…

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SIUE Joins U.S. Engineering Schools to Meet Grand Challenges

2015-03-30 09:05:00 SIUE.edu

Chris GordonIn a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair Monday, March 23, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering was among more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announcing plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.

The “Grand Challenges,” identified through initiatives such as the White House Strategy for American Innovation, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering, and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, include complex yet critical goals such as engineering better medicines, making solar energy cost-competitive with coal, securing cyberspace and advancing personalized learning tools to deliver better education to more individuals.

Each of the 122 signing schools has pledged to graduate a minimum of 20 students per year who have been specially prepared to lead the way in solving such large-scale problems, with the goal of training more than 20,000 formally recognized “Grand Challenge Engineers” over the next decade.

 “Through our initiatives in these areas, we are attracting highly prepared students who are poised to make significant contributions as part of the nationwide effort to address the Grand Challenges,” said Chris Gordon, PhD, associate professor, chair of the Department of Construction and interim associate dean in the SIUE School of Engineering.

Grand Challenge Engineers will be trained through special programs at each institution that integrate five educational elements: 1) a hands-on research or design project connected to the Grand Challenges; 2) real-world, interdisciplinary experiential learning with clients and mentors; 3) entrepreneurship and innovation experience; 4) global and cross-cultural perspectives; and 5) service-learning.

The training model was inspired by the National Academy of Engineering-endorsed Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP), established in 2009 by Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, Olin College, and the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering in response to the NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century. There are currently 20 active GCSPs and more than 160 NAE-designated Grand Challenge Scholars have graduated to date. Half of the graduates are women—compared with just 19 percent of U.S. undergraduate engineering students—demonstrating the program’s appeal to groups typically underrepresented in engineering.

“The NAE’s Grand Challenges for Engineering are already inspiring more and more of our brightest young people to pursue careers that will have direct impacts on improving the quality of life for people across the globe,” said NAE President C.D. Mote Jr. “Imagine the impact of tens of thousands of additional creative minds focused on tackling society’s most vexing challenges. ‘Changing the world’ is not hyperbole in this case. With the right encouragement, they will do it and inspire others as well.”

More information on this initiative, including a copy of the letter of commitment, is available here. The initiative grew out of a 2014 workshop organized by the American Association of Engineering Societies, Epicenter, Engineers Without Borders USA, EPICS, and the NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program.

National Academy of Engineering

The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshaling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE, along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council make up the National Academies. They are private, independent nonprofit institutions established under a congressional charter granted to NAS in 1863. For more information, visit www.nae.edu.

Photo: Chris Gordon, PhD, associate professor, chair of the Department of Construction and interim associate dean in the SIUE School of Engineering.

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8 am news



Chuck Schumer

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Ariana Grande heading to Scottrade Center

2015-03-30 08:54:00 STLToday.com
Ariana Grande makes her St. Louis debut with a concert Oct. 4 at Scottrade Center for a stop on the "The Honeymoon Tour." Read Full Story ...

Prosecutors: Germanwings co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies

2015-03-30 08:37:00 STLToday.com
Andreas Lubitz received psychotherapy "with a note about suicidal tendencies" for several years before becoming a pilot. Read Full Story ...

4-year-old girl rides Philly bus searching for 3 a.m. snack

2015-03-30 08:31:00 STLToday.com
PHILADELPHIA   ?   A four-year-old Philadelphia girl has been returned safely to her parents after slipping out of her house at 3 a.m. and getting on a transit bus in search of a snack. Read Full Story ...

Highway Patrol: 8 dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes

2015-03-30 08:05:00 STLToday.com
The van from a church ran through a stop sign and landed in a canal in rural southwest Florida.  Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Iran Nuclear Talks

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2015-03-30 07:56:15 CagleCartoons

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St. Joseph school administrator settles lawsuit

2015-03-30 07:45:00 BND.com

The St. Joseph school district has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with its chief financial officer.

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Warm weather Monday and Tuesday, then rain and cool

2015-03-30 07:44:00 STLToday.com
Weather predicted in the 70s on Monday and Tuesday, followed by a windy Wednesday and cooler weekend Read Full Story ...

U.S. Rep. Aaron `Downton Abbey' Schock is kind of like Abe Lincoln?

2015-03-30 07:30:00 STLToday.com
Yes . . . in terms questionable travel expenses. Read Full Story ...

Artist buries art across St. Louis for Easter hunt

2015-03-30 07:25:00 BND.com

A St. Louis artist is planning an unusual Easter art project in the city.

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3 Mississippi River ports in Arkansas to be dredged

2015-03-30 06:55:00 BND.com

Three Mississippi River ports in Arkansas will be dredged this year as part of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to open channels that are often clogged by silt…

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2015-03-30 06:34:39 CagleCartoons

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UnitedHealth to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran

2015-03-30 05:40:00 BND.com

The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, has muscled up in its fight against rising specialty drug costs, spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.

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Arizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers

2015-03-30 05:15:00 BND.com

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months, nixing a bill that was inspired…

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4 am news



Police: Motorcyclist dies in Kansas City crash

2015-03-30 04:05:00 BND.com

Kansas City, Kansas, police say a motorcyclist was killed in a crash with an SUV over the weekend.

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EXCHANGE: Peoria museum offers look at engineering

2015-03-30 04:05:00 BND.com

Staring at a dusty terrain ahead, sloping with muddy hills and peppered with trees, Brendan Patterson gripped the wheel of his dozer and prepared to charge forward.

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Man caught with drugs after trying to steal from store

2015-03-30 04:05:00 BND.com

Authorities say a Springfield man was caught with meth after trying to steal a cart full of merchandise from a business.

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3 am news



Northern Illinois drafting policy for smoke-free campus

2015-03-30 03:05:00 BND.com

Northern Illinois University has created a task force to write a draft policy for the state's Smoke-Free Campus Act, which goes into effect July 1.

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Kane County Cougars get special craft beer for 25th season

2015-03-30 03:05:00 BND.com

The Kane County Cougars are partnering with Two Brothers Brewing Company to have a special craft beer to mark the team's 25th season in Geneva.

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Central Illinois community college to host Lincoln exhibit

2015-03-30 03:05:00 BND.com

A traveling exhibit about President Abraham Lincoln will make a stop at a central Illinois community college next month.

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1 killed, 1 injured in crash on Chicago's Lower West Side

2015-03-30 03:05:00 BND.com

Authorities say a Chicago woman was killed and another was critically injured in a crash involving a semitrailer on city's Lower West Side.

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Union soldier's letters basis of upcoming play in Illinois

2015-03-30 03:05:00 BND.com

Apple River Fort State Historic Site is to host a play based on the real letters between a Union solider and his wife during the Civil War.

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2015-03-30 02:58:27 CagleCartoons

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Hearing set for guardsman accused of plotting attacks

2015-03-30 02:05:00 BND.com

A federal judge is scheduled to hold a detention hearing for a 22-year-old Illinois Army National Guard soldier accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a military facility with his…

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Officials: Slow justice at fault in Chicago man's long con

2015-03-30 00:40:00 BND.com

Prosecutors and consumer advocates say they're frustrated by a civil justice system that moves too slowly.

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Bill McClellan: For redevelopment of proposed NFL stadium site, look to past not future

2015-03-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
If Huck Finn and his friend Jim had indeed rafted down the Mississippi in the days before the Civil War, they would have known they had arrived at St. Louis by the distinctive mound formation … Read Full Story ...

Ferguson-related bills slow to move through Missouri Legislature

2015-03-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Only two of the at least 60 bills related to the shooting death of Michael Brown have made substantial progress. Read Full Story ...

New test, technology mark start of state exams

2015-03-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Computer-based tests are based on new, controversial Common Core State Standards. Read Full Story ...

As the economy improves, more Missouri state workers are leaving

2015-03-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Missouri state employees are some of the lowest-paid in the nation, and are leaving their jobs at the highest rate since 2005. Read Full Story ...

Spence Jackson, spokesman for the late Tom Schweich, found dead

2015-03-30 00:00:00 STLToday.com
He had called for the resignation of a top Missouri GOP official in the wake of Schweich's death. Read Full Story ...

Missouri man pleads in beating deaths of couple in 2012

2015-03-30 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Investigators believe the couple was killed during a robbery attempt.  Read Full Story ...



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