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11 pm news

Flyers make quick work of Maroons

2014-12-19 23:31:00 BND.com

East St. Louis coach Tony Young admits that he is still waiting for the Flyers to play a full 32 minutes. But on Friday, a Flyers roller-coaster ride was good…

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Man in critical condition after fire in tent in St. Louis homeless encampment

2014-12-19 23:24:00 STLToday.com
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Bernie: Early returns in effort to keep Rams looks positive

2014-12-19 23:15:00 STLToday.com
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Bernie: Early strategy to keep Rams look positive

2014-12-19 23:15:00 STLToday.com
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Bernie: Early strategy to keep Rams looks positive

2014-12-19 23:15:00 STLToday.com
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10 pm news



Mueller leads Midgets to OT win over Eagles

2014-12-19 22:55:00 BND.com

Freeburg's Jacob Mueller punished himself for missing the second of two free throws late in the fourth quarter that could have prevented overtime with conference rival Columbia. But the senior…

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Despite watching a big lead disappear, O’Fallon holds off Belleville East

2014-12-19 22:36:00 BND.com

While his team managed to hold on at the end after watching a 20-point lead disappear quicker than confetti in a hurricane, O?Fallon coach Rick Gibson wasn?t doing a lot…

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Person found on fire inside porta potty in north St. Louis

2014-12-19 22:28:18 kmov.com
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Althoff stays undefeated with victory over Cahokia

2014-12-19 22:14:00 BND.com

It wasn?t a perfect performance, but the Althoff Crusaders remained flawless Friday.

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Mother says baby who could hardly breathe was turned away from urgent care clinic

2014-12-19 22:13:09 kmov.com
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9 pm news



Body found in burning car in north St. Louis

2014-12-19 21:42:32 kmov.com
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Police investigating shooting at Maryland Heights hotel

2014-12-19 21:22:51 kmov.com
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St. Louis firefighters extinguish vehicle fire in Baden; body found inside

2014-12-19 21:14:00 STLToday.com
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Man found burned inside portable toilet near downtown St. Louis

2014-12-19 21:06:00 STLToday.com
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8 pm news



Tower Grove residents reporting stolen packages off doorsteps

2014-12-19 20:42:59 kmov.com
A new crime trend is developing in Tower Grove as residents say they have had packages stolen from their doorsteps. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news



St. Louisan wins 'The Amazing Race'

2014-12-19 19:40:00 STLToday.com
Memory challenge helped "Sweet Scientists" to million-dollar victory. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



Maryland Heights council decides against bridge

2014-12-19 18:47:00 STLToday.com
MARYLAND HEIGHTS > Bridge opponents breathe easier ? About 20 Maryland Heights residents were surprised and relieved Thursday night when the City Council dropped a plan to connect Arrow Hei… Read Full Story ...

St. Francois County Sheriff?s Department making Christmas brighter for kids in need

2014-12-19 18:29:11 kmov.com
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Grassley: Holder will review Iowa man's drowning

2014-12-19 18:15:00 BND.com

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper's custody.

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Suspect arrested in shooting of teen in south St. Louis

2014-12-19 18:09:20 kmov.com
A teenager was killed in a double shooting in south St. Louis Monday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

Clinton/Bush 2

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2014-12-19 18:04:46 CagleCartoons

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East St. Louis man who won new murder trial over courthouse drug scandal is found not guilty

2014-12-19 18:00:00 STLToday.com
Conviction was overturned after judge presiding over his case and a detective with a minor connection were charged with drug crimes. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



CheneyXmas Ghost

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2014-12-19 17:59:40 CagleCartoons

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Off-duty police officer shot in north St. Louis

2014-12-19 17:55:05 kmov.com
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Christie and Jeb Bush

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2014-12-19 17:50:34 CagleCartoons

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Off-duty St. Louis police officer wounded in shooting

2014-12-19 17:50:00 STLToday.com
Officer reported to have been off-duty when he was shot multiple times. Read Full Story ...

Man charged in shooting death of teen girl in St. Louis' Dutchtown neighborhood

2014-12-19 17:31:00 STLToday.com
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Quinn signs bill increasing juror pay

2014-12-19 17:20:00 BND.com

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation giving jurors in the state a pay boost.

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Illinois law nixes deadline for asbestos lawsuits

2014-12-19 17:11:00 BND.com

People exposed to asbestos now have more time to file lawsuits over related illnesses under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn has signed.

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Merry Christmas for Putin

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2014-12-19 17:06:48 CagleCartoons

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Soccer body sues over player images

2014-12-19 17:05:00 BND.com

A dispute over U.S. soccer players' images has landed in federal court.

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Caterpillar sees Cuba relations as an opportunity

2014-12-19 17:03:09 kmov.com
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4 pm news



'Hands Up' players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

2014-12-19 16:57:25 kmov.com
The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson. Read Full Story ...

Hollywood Hacker

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2014-12-19 16:48:59 CagleCartoons

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CUBA

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2014-12-19 16:45:21 CagleCartoons

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SCOTTISH GOVT OIL PRICE FANTASY

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2014-12-19 16:43:59 CagleCartoons

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Gift to Wall Street

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2014-12-19 16:43:54 CagleCartoons

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Budget problems may force Francis Howell School District to cut teaching jobs

2014-12-19 16:40:22 kmov.com
The Francis Howell School District has a projected budget shortfall of $22 million dollars which may force the district to cut 80 jobs, half of which would be teaching positions. Read Full Story ...

Rams players who made 'Hands Up' gesture give away toys, food

2014-12-19 16:36:00 STLToday.com
JENNINGS ? The message was one of goodwill on Friday as five Rams players who made the ?Hands Up, Don?t Shoot? gesture at a game in November handed out toys and posed for pictures. Read Full Story ...

Pesticides in your food? Don't worry, says USDA

2014-12-19 16:30:00 STLToday.com
But the government didn't test for residues of glyphosate, saying that was too expensive. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis budget director outlines ways to finance additional police officers

2014-12-19 16:27:00 STLToday.com
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Opponents of new smoking law start petition drive

2014-12-19 16:10:00 BND.com

Opponents of three new ordinances limiting the sales and use of tobacco and e-cigarettes have launched a petition drive to erase the new laws.

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3 pm news



Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

2014-12-19 15:41:49 kmov.com
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Some gray wolves to be returned to endangered list

2014-12-19 15:21:00 BND.com

A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list ? a decision that…

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Rauner calls Illinois comptroller appointment 'appropriate'

2014-12-19 15:16:00 BND.com

Illinois' governor-elect says outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn's appointment of his budget chief as a short-term replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is appropriate.

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2 pm news



Two arrested after police chase ends in crash in St. Charles County

2014-12-19 14:48:33 kmov.com
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FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

2014-12-19 14:35:00 BND.com

Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.

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Kim jong no fun

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2014-12-19 14:34:08 CagleCartoons

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Bird Bytes: Teams covet ex-Cards

2014-12-19 14:20:00 STLToday.com
Part of the so-called 'Cardinal Way' apparently includes getting paid very well by your new employers after leaving St. Louis.  Read Full Story ...

Bird Bytes: Teams have coveted ex-Cards

2014-12-19 14:20:00 STLToday.com
Part of the so-called 'Cardinal Way' (sarcasm alert) apparently includes getting paid very well after leaving St. Louis.  Read Full Story ...

Cuba Obama Rubio

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2014-12-19 14:14:50 CagleCartoons

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Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba; Sony 'made a mistake' not releasing movie

2014-12-19 14:07:00 STLToday.com
He also said that under any metric, the nation is better off and "its resurgence is real." Read Full Story ...

Adjustments made to public safety facility plan

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2014-12-19 14:05:00 theintelligencer.com
The location at the site hasn?t been decided and the design of the new public safety building has still not been finalized, but what could be a better idea for the budget was agreed upon at a recent E Read Full Story ...

kim is coming to town

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2014-12-19 14:03:18 CagleCartoons

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Dr. Seuss used to promote learning

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2014-12-19 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
All elementary age students enjoy being read a Dr. Seuss story book, but the first grade teachers at Midway Elementary are using this popular author?s books this year for more than just story time.  T Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Russian Bear Market

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Gov. Quinn names his budget chief as comptroller, replacing Topinka

2014-12-19 13:48:00 STLToday.com
Jerry Stermer only will serve until Bruce Rauner becomes the governor; then Rauner will name a four-year replacement as comptroller.  Read Full Story ...

Prosecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses clearly lied

2014-12-19 13:36:21 kmov.com
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SIUE Alumna Hired at Tarlton

2014-12-19 13:34:19 SIUE.edu

A St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, which has made more than $170 million in profits, has hired a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Karyn Miles.

Tarlton Corp. named Miles as marketing and business development associate. Miles holds both master?s and bachelor?s in speech communication from SIUE?s College of Arts and Sciences.

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SIUE sending plants to space for research project

2014-12-19 13:31:00 BND.com

A research project conducted by members of a university in southwestern Illinois will be on board an upcoming NASA rocket launch.

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The Dictator

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2014-12-19 13:30:40 CagleCartoons

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Four St. Louis area districts honored for college prep

2014-12-19 13:28:00 STLToday.com
Affton, Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt and Wentzville were honored.  Read Full Story ...

Labor Board: McDonald?s and franchisees, including in St. Louis, violated workers? rights

2014-12-19 13:19:00 STLToday.com
Complaints accuse fast-food chain of retaliating against employees who are trying to improve pay and working conditions. Read Full Story ...

Incoming U. of Illinois President Timothy Killeen

2014-12-19 13:05:00 BND.com

NAME: Timothy L. Killeen.

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County ranks 5th on judicial hellhole list

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2014-12-19 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
The American Tort Reform Association is once again labeling Madison County a ?judicial hellhole.? The group on Tuesday listed Madison County as No. 5 on its annual list of ?hellholes,? though critics Read Full Story ...

Caregiver who stabbed St. Louis County man and set fatal fire sentenced to life in prison

2014-12-19 13:04:00 STLToday.com
A life sentence was the only available option for Tyrone Benedict, 41, of Maryland Heights, given his conviction last month on charges of first degree murder and first degree arson. Read Full Story ...

AP Interview: Killeen sees UI as economic asset

2014-12-19 13:00:00 BND.com

Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen says he wants to turn the university into a stronger economic asset to the state.

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Detmer honored as top young engineer

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2014-12-19 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Consulting?Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine recently named their annual list of 40 Under 40, and Edwardsville resident Aaron Detmer was one of the engineers honored. This 40 Under 40 program honors Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Gov. Quinn to name comptroller replacement Friday

2014-12-19 12:50:00 BND.com

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers

2014-12-19 12:35:00 BND.com

The Illinois attorney general's office says anyone who thinks they were among T-Mobile customers charged for cellphone text services they didn't order can file a claim for a refund.

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T-Mobile to pay Missouri $280K for text charges

2014-12-19 12:10:00 BND.com

Missouri will get more than $280,000 from T-Mobile following claims that the company was unfairly charging customers for third-party text message subscriptions.

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Local mapping lab serves many interests

2014-12-19 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Maps are familiar tools. We?ve all used them, whether the old-fashioned paper kind that always seemed impossible to refold, or today?s digital versions that accompany us everywhere via our smart devic Read Full Story ...

Large water main reported in Charlack

2014-12-19 12:07:27 kmov.com
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Engagement: Michelle Krueger and Austin Walker

2014-12-19 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Michelle Krueger and Austin Walker are engaged to be married on June 5th in Carthage, Illinois.  Read Full Story ...

Police warn of area phone scam

2014-12-19 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Edwardsville Police Chief Jay Keeven issued a statement Thursday indicating his department has received numerous calls from individuals who have been the victims of an attempted telephone scam.  Read Full Story ...

Seibert to direct Missouri Gaming Commission

2014-12-19 12:01:00 BND.com

The Missouri Gaming Commission will be getting a new executive director next year.

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Wedding: Meredith and Benjamin Hutton

2014-12-19 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Meredith Jeanette Clarkston and Benjamin Jacob Hutton, both of Edwardsville, were united in marriage on June 21st, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Edwardsville.  The Reverend Joy Myers offici Read Full Story ...

U.S. agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

2014-12-19 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Sales of U.S. agricultural products to Cuba peaked at over $710 million in 2008.  Read Full Story ...

Some witnesses lied to Michael Brown grand jury, McCulloch says. So why have them testify?

2014-12-19 12:00:00 STLToday.com
He said he had them testify anyway because he had pledged to present all evidence and testimony to the grand jury. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Former Charlack police chief sentenced to probation for stealing city money

2014-12-19 11:58:00 STLToday.com
After the charges against Beekman and Umbertino, the city stopped having a credit card account that could be used by its officials and began paying off the debt.  Read Full Story ...

Phone scam targets residents in Edwardsville area

2014-12-19 11:55:00 BND.com

Edwardsville authorities are warning residents about phone scammers threatening arrest if fictitious fines aren't paid.

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Jeb Bush and Cheney

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Gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

2014-12-19 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Phelps was given a suspended sentence of one year in prison.  Read Full Story ...

Man shot during robbery in south St. Louis

2014-12-19 11:29:48 kmov.com
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Man in custody after shots exchanged with police

2014-12-19 11:23:35 kmov.com
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Putin and oil prices

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2014-12-19 11:17:44 CagleCartoons

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Lawmaker wants investigation of McCulloch

2014-12-19 11:15:23 kmov.com
A state lawmaker from St. Louis is asking a legislative committee to investigate whether St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch "manipulated" the grand jury in the Michael Brown case. Read Full Story ...

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

2014-12-19 11:08:41 kmov.com
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Expanded Exercise Physiology Lab Enriches SIUE Research Opportunities

2014-12-19 11:01:17 SIUE.edu

Research & Creative Activities Josh Wooten with students Kinesiology 04-04-14A room originally used for storage, then a cramped lab space, now houses an expansive exercise biochemistry and physiology laboratory, fostering research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.

?It provides a great learning opportunity for students that sets us apart from many other universities in the region. Students and other visitors are very impressed with the lab and the opportunities that it provides,? said Erik Kirk, associate professor.

The workspace, renovated during summer 2014, is more than double its previous size, spanning 700 square feet. It includes six workstations, accommodating up to six students and two faculty members at once.

The addition has cultivated more streamlined research among students completing class assignments, students funded through the University?s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program, faculty funded through Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects, and external grants, as well as the SIUE Weight Management Clinic.

?The field of exercise science has expanded into understanding the cellular and molecular mechanism related to health and disease. Instead of just learning about these conditions in books, students get to learn in an applied hands-on setting,? explained Kirk.

A valuable new addition within the lab is a vivarium. It includes exercise-running wheels to study the effects of physical activity and exercise on obesity-related metabolic diseases, according to Kirk.

The newly acquired space within the exercise physiology laboratory now allows faculty to conduct research concurrently. This provides more opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research projects.

Dr. Joshua Wooten, assistant professor of kinesiology and health education, and his students are currently using the lab for two on-going studies. One study is determining the effects of fructose on fatty liver disease during weight loss. The other is examining the effects of physical activity on fatty liver disease after failed weight-loss or weight regain.

?The greatest benefit the newly renovated lab offers my team is flexibility in daily productivity,? Wooten explained. ?Previously, we were limited due to space in the number of experiments that could be performed daily. Now this is not an issue, and I have been able to expand my research team to offer more students the ability to gain hands-on experience in research.?

Dr. Brianne Guilford, assistant professor of kinesiology and health education, is using the laboratory to house a cohort of mice at the same time as Dr. Wooten. Dr. Guilford is examining mechanisms underlying high fat diet-induced neuropathy.

?Our exercise physiology laboratory at SIUE is as well equipped as any basic science laboratory at a Research I institution,? Guilford said. ?This provides tremendous opportunities for students at SIUE.?

Several SIUE students, who have completed research in the laboratory, have earned awards for their exceptional research at both regional and national conferences.

Photo: Joshua Wooten, assistant professor of kinesiology and health education, works with students in the exercise physiology lab.

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FBI conclusively links North Korea to Sony hacking

2014-12-19 11:00:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON  ?  The Obama administration says it's determined the North Korean government was behind a devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Jeb Bush 2016

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2014-12-19 10:53:23 CagleCartoons

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St. Louis lawmaker asks committee to investigate McCulloch

2014-12-19 10:42:00 STLToday.com
A legislative committee is investigating Gov. Jay Nixon's handling of the situation in Ferguson and Rep. Karla May, D-St. Louis, would like them to look into McCulloch as well. Read Full Story ...

Breakfast with Bernie: Rams need a game-breaker

2014-12-19 10:30:00 STLToday.com
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Some witnesses told obviousl lies to Michael Brown grand jury, McCulloch says in KTRS interview

2014-12-19 10:30:00 STLToday.com
He said he had them testify anyway because he had pledged to present all evidence and testimony to the grand jury. Read Full Story ...

Ex-Chicago gang member released after testimony

2014-12-19 10:30:00 BND.com

A former Chicago gang member once convicted of murder and sentenced to death has been released from prison after testifying against a fellow gang member.

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Some witnesses told obvious lies to Michael Brown grand jury, McCulloch says in KTRS interview

2014-12-19 10:30:00 STLToday.com
He said he had them testify anyway because he had pledged to present all evidence and testimony to the grand jury. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Missouri college moves forward on Greek Village

2014-12-19 09:55:00 BND.com

Southeast Missouri State University officials have approved seeking design services to develop a housing option specifically for students in Greek organizations.

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Drunk driver who caused 2 crashes in Lincoln County sentenced to 7 years

2014-12-19 09:53:00 STLToday.com
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Santa Cuba

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Cuba and Pope

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Girl, 15, says man twice tried to kidnap her; St. Louis County police investigating

2014-12-19 09:11:00 STLToday.com
She said same man tried to kidnap her two days in a row. Read Full Story ...

School mentoring group might be coming to KC

2014-12-19 09:05:00 BND.com

Several Kansas City leaders are working to bring a national school mentoring program similar to the struggling Kansas City district.

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St. Louis man killed in crash on I-270 at Lindbergh

2014-12-19 09:00:00 STLToday.com
A car that had been stopped on the shoulder pulled into the path of a truck, the Highway Patrol said.  Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Alton police identify body found in abandoned home

2014-12-19 08:57:00 STLToday.com
The man, 66, was found in the basement of the home by workers for a demolition company. Read Full Story ...

Missouri man among those granted clemency

2014-12-19 08:56:52 kmov.com
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Alton man gets 32 years for sexually attacking girl

2014-12-19 08:43:33 kmov.com
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Kremlin's wall

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Man gets 32 years for sexually attacking girl

2014-12-19 08:35:00 BND.com

An Alton man has been ordered to spend more than three decades in prison for sexually assaulting a girl.

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Santa

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James Holmes' parents plead against death penalty in theater shootings

2014-12-19 08:26:00 STLToday.com
The parents wrote a letter to The Denver Post saying their son is mentally ill and they don't want him to be executed.  Read Full Story ...

7 am news



PUTIN on the BLAME

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8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

2014-12-19 07:37:00 STLToday.com
The woman, 34, is believed to be the mother of 7 of the children, police said.  Read Full Story ...

Missouri law limiting cost of anti-cancer pills starts Jan. 1

2014-12-19 07:30:00 STLToday.com
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St. Louis officers shoot at man with gun

2014-12-19 07:30:00 BND.com

A man is in custody after allegedly flourishing a gun at St. Louis police officers, who then shot at the suspect.

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UMSL student alleges she was raped

2014-12-19 07:25:00 BND.com

An investigation is underway after a student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis told police she was raped on campus.

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At home: Travel show hosts bring treasures, Christmas to their home

2014-12-19 07:14:00 STLToday.com
Sue McCarthy has enough Santas to edge the stairs, tuck into the crystal cabinet and bedeck umpteen surfaces. Read Full Story ...

Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials

2014-12-19 07:10:00 BND.com

A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak…

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6 am news



Prosecutor: Chicago inmate attacks attorney

2014-12-19 06:55:00 BND.com

Authorities have charged a Cook County inmate who they say stabbed his assistant public defender with a makeshift knife during a jailhouse visit.

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Rockford man pleads guilty in beating death

2014-12-19 06:55:00 BND.com

A Rockford man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the beating death of a 75-year-old woman.

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Brookfield Zoo welcomes 2nd dolphin calf in 5 days

2014-12-19 06:55:00 BND.com

The Brookfield Zoo is welcoming the second bottlenose dolphin born in the western Chicago suburb in five days.

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St. Charles students expelled after computer hack

2014-12-19 06:55:00 BND.com

St. Charles school officials have expelled two high school students who they say shut down the district's computer network.

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Prosecutor named in Kansas City councilman's case

2014-12-19 06:40:00 BND.com

Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd has been appointed special prosecutor to consider the case against Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks.

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Missouri Secretary of State cuts his own budget

2014-12-19 06:30:00 STLToday.com
Jason Kander said he's shifting some costs and eliminating some spending and positions. Read Full Story ...

Gold coins, sure, but gold tooth in KC kettle is a first

2014-12-19 06:30:00 STLToday.com
The gold tooth could be worth $100, depending on the amount of gold in it.  Read Full Story ...

Police: Facebook friend request leads to Florida woman, 72, getting slapped

2014-12-19 06:24:00 STLToday.com
A 27-year-old woman got mad when the older woman told her that her Facebook name was inappropriate, deputies said. Read Full Story ...

EXCHANGE: Chaos adds realism to nursing program

2014-12-19 06:20:00 BND.com

The "hospital room" was full of Illinois Wesleyan University nursing students attempting to deal with a teenager who had overdosed on pills and liquor, his upset ex-girlfriend and his angry…

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Westbound I-270 backed up after fatal wreck

2014-12-19 06:00:00 STLToday.com
One person was killed on Interstate 270 early Friday morning in an accident involving a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck. Read Full Story ...

Westbound I-270 backed up after fatal crash

2014-12-19 06:00:00 STLToday.com
One person was killed on Interstate 270 early Friday morning in an accident involving a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck. Read Full Story ...

Harris-Stowe seeks to excel in science, math, but numbers are lagging

2014-12-19 06:00:00 STLToday.com
The number of students enrolled in science, technology, engineering and math is still small. Read Full Story ...

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2014-12-19 05:58:00 CagleCartoons

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Gold tooth dropped in Missouri donation kettle

2014-12-19 05:25:00 BND.com

A Salvation Army spokesman says someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle.

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Missouri man sentenced in child sex case

2014-12-19 05:20:00 BND.com

A Missouri man who posted an online advertisement soliciting a woman to help him sexually assault an 11-year-old relative has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Baby penguins hatched at Kansas City Zoo

2014-12-19 05:15:00 BND.com

The Kansas City Zoo is celebrating the birth of two baby penguins.

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Fatal accident closes lanes of I-270 in North County

2014-12-19 05:14:35 kmov.com
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4 am news



New trial possible in shaken baby case

2014-12-19 04:05:00 BND.com

A St. Louis-area woman accused in the shaking death of a 13-month-old girl may get a new trial date.

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Missouri secretary of state touts smaller budget

2014-12-19 04:05:00 BND.com

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander says he is reducing the amount of state tax revenue needed for his office.

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Stephens gives scholarship to homeless student

2014-12-19 04:05:00 BND.com

A homeless 14-year-old whose story was featured on NBC's "Today" show will receive a full scholarship from a central Missouri women's college.

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3 am news



Make-A-Wish puts Washington teen on Chicago stage

2014-12-19 03:15:00 BND.com

An 18-year-old girl from Washington state is getting the chance to live one of her dreams by acting in a production of "A Christmas Carol."

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Chicago man charged in downtown bank robbery

2014-12-19 03:15:00 BND.com

A Chicago man suspected in two bank robberies is facing federal charges in one of the alleged heists.

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Shriners, University of Illinois sign agreement

2014-12-19 03:15:00 BND.com

The Chicago Shriners Hospital and the University of Illinois health system have signed an affiliation agreement.

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Report analyzes Nov. 4 election in Cook County

2014-12-19 03:10:00 BND.com

Cook County Clerk David Orr's review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter participation.

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Illinois college extends president's contract

2014-12-19 03:10:00 BND.com

Southwestern Illinois College's governing board has extended the contract of the school's president and signed off on a nearly million-dollar contract toward design of a new early childhood center.

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Loyola New Orleans planning transfer agreements

2014-12-19 03:05:00 BND.com

Loyola University of New Orleans has a new transfer agreement with a local college and is working on similar agreements with colleges in Illinois, Texas and Florida.

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Feds: Chicago travel agent bilked pilgrims

2014-12-19 03:05:00 BND.com

A Chicago travel agent is accused of cheating more than 50 Muslim pilgrims by selling them package trips to Mecca without the required Saudi Arabian visas.

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12 am news



Harris-Stowe's seeks to excel in STEM fields

2014-12-19 00:15:00 STLToday.com
But the number of students enrolled in science, engineering, technology and math is still small. Read Full Story ...

McClellan: Grease pirates get a reprieve

2014-12-19 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Case revolved around the value of discarded restaurant grease.  Read Full Story ...

GM pickups drive suppliers to add jobs, facilities

2014-12-19 00:15:00 STLToday.com
GM supplier Faurecia just added 180 jobs in Wentzville and plans to add 50 more in 2015.  Read Full Story ...

Harris-Stowe seeks to excel in STEM fields

2014-12-19 00:15:00 STLToday.com
But the number of students enrolled in science, technology, engineering and math is still small. Read Full Story ...

Reaction from towns sued today

2014-12-19 00:00:00 STLToday.com
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