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11 pm news
White House issues rules to regulate colleges with career-training programs2014-10-29 23:01:00 STLToday.com
Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series2014-10-29 23:00:00 STLToday.com
10 pm news
Ferguson fallout reaches race for county executive2014-10-29 22:42:01 kmov.com
Candidates for Illinois 12th Congressional District face off in debate2014-10-29 22:40:08 kmov.com
Man believes he was unfairly left off St. Charles County ballot, running as write-in2014-10-29 22:38:30 kmov.com
9 pm news
Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'2014-10-29 21:15:00 STLToday.com
8 pm news
The Pope and ScienceMikeKeefe@cagleblog.com (Mike Keefe)
7 pm news
Russian BomberCamCardow@cagleblog.com (Cam Cardow)
Voter idJeffDarcy@cagleblog.com (Jeff Darcy)
News 4 Investigates: Another look at Ferguson's Municipal Court2014-10-29 19:27:06 kmov.com
Pacific resident says officer drew gun over parking regulations2014-10-29 19:20:06 kmov.com
Video: Protesters harassing officer in Ferguson2014-10-29 19:00:42 kmov.com
6 pm news
Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial2014-10-29 18:53:00 BND.com
A federal judge in Chicago has denied a motion for a new trial filed by a former Illinois legislator convicted of bribery and attempted extortion.Read Full Story ...
Women and catcallsJimmyMargulies@cagleblog.com (Jimmy Margulies)
What would happen if Ferguson dissolved its police department?2014-10-29 18:29:04 kmov.com
Missouri teen convicted of killing stepsister2014-10-29 18:03:00 BND.com
A southwest Missouri teenager who was 15 when he was accused of killing his younger stepsister has been convicted of second-degree murder.Read Full Story ...
5 pm news
Chris Coleman appeals to overturn conviction in death of wife, children2014-10-29 17:47:16 kmov.com
local FL PAM BONDI Energy DrinkBillDay@cagleblog.com (Bill Day)
Man once a suspect in East St. Louis murder found shot, killed2014-10-29 17:44:26 kmov.com
Three North County communities offer break for those with arrest warrants2014-10-29 17:38:00 STLToday.com
3 North County communities offer break for those with arrest warrants2014-10-29 17:38:00 STLToday.com
Accident closes lanes of I-270 on south St. Louis Co.2014-10-29 17:34:25 kmov.com
For Halloween, 10 of TV's goriest moments2014-10-29 17:30:00 STLToday.com
Group supporting property tax increase Wentzville accused of misleading voters2014-10-29 17:25:02 kmov.com
Environmental groups, attorneys general again sue to block nuclear plant relicensing2014-10-29 17:23:00 STLToday.com
Memories of the Blue Note: Uncle Tupelo, $3 pitchers and dancing on tables2014-10-29 17:15:00 STLToday.com
5 felony drug cases officer Wilson was witness in dismissed, prosecution says2014-10-29 17:03:58 kmov.com
Man who had been a murder suspect is found shot to death in East St. Louis2014-10-29 17:00:00 STLToday.com
4 pm news
Pumpkin Carver In ChiefNateBeeler@cagleblog.com (Nate Beeler)
Chicago pol investigated in prizes-for-votes plan2014-10-29 16:54:00 BND.com
The Cook County State's Attorney's office is investigating a Chicago alderwoman for allegedly offering prizes to voters casting ballots in Tuesday's election.Read Full Story ...
East St. Louis teacher under investigation for inappropriate relationship2014-10-29 16:54:00 STLToday.com
East St. Louis teacher under investigation for alleged inappropriate relationship with student2014-10-29 16:54:00 STLToday.com
LOCAL IL The Great Ketchup ControversyEricAllie@cagleblog.com (Eric Allie)
St. Louis County Circuit Court judge will be target of Thursday press conference on municipal courts2014-10-29 16:47:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis man charged with manslaughter in November crash2014-10-29 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Prosecutor: no more Darren Wilson cases will be dismissed2014-10-29 16:44:00 STLToday.com
No more Darren Wilson cases will be dismissed, St. Louis County prosecutor says2014-10-29 16:44:00 STLToday.com
Maplewood gives tentative OK to Tim Hortons restaurant2014-10-29 16:42:00 STLToday.com
Restructuring to close 9 Chicago Catholic schools2014-10-29 16:34:00 BND.com
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has adopted a restructuring plan for its school system that includes closings and consolidations.Read Full Story ...
Missouri House speaker forming Koster panel2014-10-29 16:28:00 BND.com
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is forming an investigatory committee after a report that Chris Koster was one of several state attorneys general who may have been influenced by campaign…Read Full Story ...
Court records: Victim had broken up with boyfriend2014-10-29 16:24:00 BND.com
Authorities say a woman whose body was found in a burning northwest Missouri house had broken up with the man accused of killing her and later himself.Read Full Story ...
Pattonville to investigate school redistricting2014-10-29 16:21:00 STLToday.com
Lawyer: Rap reference in complaint misleading2014-10-29 16:13:00 BND.com
A lawyer for a rapper and suspect in a bank-fraud case says some details in a federal complaint appear sensational and gratuitous.Read Full Story ...
11 men sentenced for online child porn group2014-10-29 16:13:00 BND.com
A Montana man who created an online bulletin board that allowed members to exchange child pornography is one of 11 men from eight states who were recently sentenced to between…Read Full Story ...
Hearing on school funding formula set for Nov. 182014-10-29 16:09:00 BND.com
The head of a key House education committee says a hearing on a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula is scheduled for Nov. 18.Read Full Story ...
3 pm news
KC company withdraws plans to develop Kemper Arena2014-10-29 15:54:00 BND.com
A Kansas City development company says circumstances beyond its control have forced it to drop its plan to turn Kemper Arena into a regional youth sports facility.Read Full Story ...
Retired priest suspended by St. Louis archdiocese2014-10-29 15:41:58 kmov.com
Ferguson bar sues over police command post2014-10-29 15:16:03 kmov.com
Missouri knitter-runner prepares for NYC Marathon2014-10-29 15:09:00 BND.com
A Missouri runner who knitted his way into the record books is preparing for the New York City Marathon.Read Full Story ...
Missouri knitter-runner prepares for knitting without needles during NYC Marathon2014-10-29 15:09:00 STLToday.com
Suspect admits robbing 2 central Missouri banks2014-10-29 15:04:00 BND.com
A former Kansas City man faces up to 40 years in federal prison after admitting he held up two central Missouri banks in 2010.Read Full Story ...
2 pm news
QuarantineJoeHeller@cagleblog.com (Joe Heller)
Netanyahu insultedDaveGranlund@cagleblog.com (Dave Granlund)
Chicago mayoral candidate says he can raise $3M2014-10-29 14:34:00 BND.com
A county commissioner hoping to unseat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he'll need at least $3 million to do so.Read Full Story ...
NY NJ Ebola PatrolRJMatson@cagleblog.com (RJ Matson)
Waukegan school board apologizes for actions2014-10-29 14:24:00 BND.com
School board members in a suburban Chicago district where teachers have been striking for almost a month are apologizing for their actions during an unruly public meeting.Read Full Story ...
State board slows education commissioner search2014-10-29 14:23:33 kmov.com
Missouri approves Normandy evaluation plan2014-10-29 14:21:07 kmov.com
Settlement reached in no-title car loan lawsuits2014-10-29 14:15:00 STLToday.com
Settlement reached in no-title car loan lawsuits against St. Louis County dealership2014-10-29 14:15:00 STLToday.com
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1 pm news
Illinois lawyer seeks testing for convicted client2014-10-29 13:33:00 BND.com
The lawyer for an Illinois man convicted in the 1991 beating death of his father has requested more time for the review of DNA samples that could lead to exoneration.Read Full Story ...
Meat processing can resume at Missouri business2014-10-29 13:33:00 BND.com
Missouri agriculture officials are allowing meat processing to resume at a Smithton company.Read Full Story ...
Ram Bytes: Trading for Barron is a smart move2014-10-29 13:06:00 STLToday.com
Man charged with abuse of a email@example.com(shorrell)
Entries being accepted for Veterans Day Paradebtucker@edwpub.net(btucker)
12 pm news
Missing Broncos fan found 100 miles away, five days after game2014-10-29 12:49:00 STLToday.com
Woman pleads guilty to $450,000 tax fraud2014-10-29 12:37:00 BND.com
An former Kansas City woman pleaded guilty to a scheme to receive more than $454,000 in illegal income tax refunds.Read Full Story ...
Small business in Illinois, four other states, divided over minimum wage votes2014-10-29 12:32:00 STLToday.com
SIU Board Authorizes Electrical Purchase for Edwardsville Campus2014-10-29 12:20:32 SIUE.edu
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved authorization for the Edwardsville and Carbondale campuses to enter into a four-year agreement with MidAmerican Energy Company for the procurement of electricity. The board held its regularly scheduled session on the Edwardsville campus at the Morris University Center Conference Center.
In addition to the four-year contract, SIU will have six one-year renewal options with MidAmerican, based in Davenport, Iowa, to purchase electricity at future negotiated rates. The contract?s estimated 10-year cost is $137-million ($42-million for SIUE). The current 10-year contract expires at the close of 2016.
During the past eight years under a contract approved in 2006, the two campuses have purchased electricity through MidAmerican as a consortium with Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University and Western Illinois University. The consortium has allowed the five institutions to obtain competitive, predictable prices for electricity.
The consortium monitors the retail market for annual electricity prices four years in advance. In order to have the ability to contract for favorable prices, which may develop for 2017, the consortium solicited proposals through ISU for a contract to begin January 1, 2015.
Among seven respondents, MidAmerican was chosen for its responsiveness, responsibility and price criteria.
The Board also approved a contract with Illinois Central School Bus of Channahon for bus services for the St. Clair County Head Start program. The contract will provide bus services to St. Clair Head Start for the period Nov. 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015. The University will reserve the right to extend the deal for three-consecutive school years, concluding in 2018.
The contract is valued at approximately $360,000 annually and is funded through a federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Administration for Children and Families Division.Read Full Story ...
Hamnett returning to COCA for "Nearly Lear"2014-10-29 12:20:00 theintelligencer.com
COCA announces upcoming programs2014-10-29 12:15:00 theintelligencer.com
NY State FrackingAdamZyglis@cagleblog.com (Adam Zyglis)
Death penalty sought in Jewish center shootings2014-10-29 12:12:00 BND.com
Defense attorneys for a Missouri man accused of killing three people outside of two Jewish centers in Kansas say prosecutors are planning to seek the death penalty against him.Read Full Story ...
Rosanne Cash to perform at Sheldon2014-10-29 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Dance St. Louis sets future shows2014-10-29 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Dark money adsDavidFitzsimmons@cagleblog.com (David Fitzsimmons)
Prepare far ahead for long-term care costs2014-10-29 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Will your retirement savings last?2014-10-29 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
A-B wholesalers bring party ? and Clydesdales ? to Wash Ave2014-10-29 12:00:00 STLToday.com
11 am news
halloween 2014DavidFitzsimmons@cagleblog.com (David Fitzsimmons)
Cranky VotersJohnDarkow@cagleblog.com (John Darkow)
Over $170,000 spent on police supplies in Ferguson2014-10-29 11:58:04 kmov.com
halloween voterDavidFitzsimmons@cagleblog.com (David Fitzsimmons)
Trial starts for Illinois woman in newborn's death2014-10-29 11:57:00 BND.com
A trial has begun for a 22-year-old Hanover Park woman accused of strangling her newborn baby almost three years ago.Read Full Story ...
Honey Boo BooRickMcKee@cagleblog.com (Rick McKee)
Culver's construction to demolish 1890's building2014-10-29 11:42:04 kmov.com
Mid-Missouri prosecutor says police body cameras raise workload2014-10-29 11:29:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis unemployment rate dips2014-10-29 11:25:00 STLToday.com
Cards hope others learn from Taveras? death2014-10-29 11:15:00 STLToday.com
John Kadlec, 'Mr. Mizzou,' dies at 862014-10-29 11:05:00 STLToday.com
Dozens accused in Illinois, Indiana bank fraud2014-10-29 11:02:00 BND.com
Twenty-nine suspects in Illinois and Indiana are accused in a bank fraud scam that federal authorities allege has links to Chicago's South Side and, in some cases, rap music.Read Full Story ...
10 am news
Royals' Ventura pays tribute to Oscar Taveras with gem2014-10-29 10:59:36 kmov.com
Memorial Mass will be Saturday for former St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown2014-10-29 10:52:00 STLToday.com
Breakfast with Bernie: Cards will get through these difficult days2014-10-29 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Missouri man charged in cellmate's death2014-10-29 10:22:29 kmov.com
Police union asks judge to stop release of files2014-10-29 10:07:00 BND.com
The union that represents Chicago police wants a judge to stop the city from releasing files that detail officer misconduct until the records can be reviewed.Read Full Story ...
Cops: Child-rape suspect vowed to kill his accuser2014-10-29 10:01:00 BND.com
A child-rape suspect who committed crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an "ultimate goal" of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, state…Read Full Story ...
Missouri not alone in non-competitive U.S. House races2014-10-29 10:00:00 STLToday.com
9 am news
Prosecutor says police body cameras raise workload2014-10-29 09:57:00 BND.com
A Missouri prosecutor says the use of body cameras by police officers has created a significant workload crunch on his prosecutors who have to review all of the video.Read Full Story ...
New York Times expose' on corporate influence of attorneys general focuses on Koster2014-10-29 09:44:00 STLToday.com
New York Times expose' on state attorneys general focuses on Koster2014-10-29 09:44:00 STLToday.com
SIUE Reaches 2+2 Agreement with Shenyang Aerospace University2014-10-29 09:42:16 SIUE.edu
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe signed an agreement with China?s Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU) on Tuesday, Oct. 28, to collaborate on 2+2 programs in the areas of mechanical engineering, computer science and electrical engineering.
SAU will seek to recruit students for the 2+2 program. Students will begin their studies at SlUE at the earliest suitable date.
?Under Dean Hasan Sevim?s leadership, the School of Engineering has been a leader in developing these types of partnerships for SIUE,? said Furst-Bowe. ?These collaborative international relationships are a significant growth area for SIUE, and we are positioned quite well to capitalize on these opportunities.?
SAU and SlUE will also seek to initiate SIUE faculty led student exchange programs. The programs most likely will take place during July and August for one to four weeks.
?Our agreement with Shenyang Aerospace University is yet another example of our commitment to the internationalization of this campus,? said Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. ?This agreement provides a new opportunity for students and holds the promise of new scholarly collaborations for the faculty members. We fully anticipate our partnership with SAU growing even stronger in the future.?
To further opportunities for collaboration, SAU and SlUE will encourage their faculty to undertake a sabbatical term at the partner institution
?These collaborative programs in mechanical and electrical engineering are emblematic of the partnerships being developed with universities worldwide,? said Hasan Sevim, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering.
Currently, the School of Engineering has a partnership with Istanbul (Turkey) Technical University in industrial engineering and another with Tongmyong University (South Korea) in mechanical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering and industrial engineering.
Photo: Front row: SAU Vice President Qi Wang and SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. Second row: Cem Karacal, SAU School of Computer Science Dean Xiangbin Shi, SAU School of Electronics and Information Engineering Dean Yufeng Li, SIUE Provost Paviz Ansari, SIUE School of Engineering Dean Hasan Sevim and Keqin Gu. Back row: SAU School of Aerospace Engineering DeputyDean Weng Zeng, Ron Schaefer, and Albert Luo.Read Full Story ...
Wentzville parents charged in 10-week-old's death2014-10-29 09:42:00 BND.com
The parents of a 10-week-old boy who died from suffocation while the young couple allegedly drank and did drugs have been charged with criminal neglect.Read Full Story ...
Cape Girardeau again looks for airport tenant2014-10-29 09:22:00 BND.com
For the second time in the past decade, the city of Cape Girardeau is looking for an airport tenant after a private manufacturing company again went bankrupt.Read Full Story ...
Corrupt CourtsDarioCastillejos@cagleblog.com (Dario Castillejos)
New group looks to heal Ferguson after shooting2014-10-29 09:12:00 BND.com
A new Ferguson community group is pledging to work across racial and economic lines to help the community move forward following Michael Brown's police shooting death.Read Full Story ...
8 am news
John Kadlec, 'Mr. Mizzou,' dies2014-10-29 08:31:00 STLToday.com
LOCAL OH CBJ Injury WoesNateBeeler@cagleblog.com (Nate Beeler)
Chicago preparing for worse winter than last year2014-10-29 08:27:00 BND.com
The Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department says it will be ready for winter whether conditions are harsh or normal.Read Full Story ...
Forecasters expect chilly Halloween night for St. Louis region2014-10-29 08:02:00 STLToday.com
Layer up underneath that Halloween costume; chilly night for St. Louis2014-10-29 08:02:00 STLToday.com
SEMO extends benefits to same-sex spouses2014-10-29 08:00:00 STLToday.com
7 am news
Boy or girl? Michigan family with 12 sons awaits baby 132014-10-29 07:33:00 STLToday.com
Sinquefield already thumbing the scales for 2016 governor's race2014-10-29 07:30:00 STLToday.com
Chrysler recalls over 566,000 trucks, SUVs2014-10-29 07:26:00 STLToday.com
Nurse: I'll go to court if Maine quarantines me2014-10-29 07:14:00 STLToday.com
Iowa man charged in $2.7M Illinois fraud case2014-10-29 07:12:00 BND.com
Federal authorities say an Iowa man has been charged with defrauding his former employer in Illinois of at least $2.7 million.Read Full Story ...
6 am news
Jose Canseco accidentally shoots his own hand2014-10-29 06:52:00 STLToday.com
Missouri prisoner charged with murder in death of cellmate2014-10-29 06:45:00 STLToday.com
Branson will be smoke-free at indoor public places2014-10-29 06:23:00 STLToday.com
Branson will be smoke free at indoor public places2014-10-29 06:21:00 BND.com
After months of controversy and compromise, smoking will be banned at most indoor public places in Branson.Read Full Story ...
5 am news
Sangamon County unveils mobile health clinic2014-10-29 05:41:00 BND.com
Sangamon County has unveiled a new mobile health clinic that will distribute flu shots and treat single-parent and low-income families.Read Full Story ...
Halloween safety tips2014-10-29 05:37:34 kmov.com
Chicago man charged with shooting officer2014-10-29 05:26:00 BND.com
Police have arrested a Chicago man in the shooting an off-duty corrections officer after they say he showed up with a gunshot wound at the hospital where the officer was…Read Full Story ...
Chicago officials close smoke detector loophole2014-10-29 05:26:00 BND.com
Officials are closing a loophole in Chicago's smoke detector rules following an apartment building fire that killed four children.Read Full Story ...
Grafton fish processing plant wants to relocate2014-10-29 05:21:00 BND.com
An Asian carp processing plant in southern Illinois wants to relocate after authorities gave the owners 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shutdown.Read Full Story ...
Waukegan School Board ends chaotic meeting early2014-10-29 05:21:00 BND.com
The Waukegan School Board has halted an unruly public meeting during a nearly four-week teachers strike.Read Full Story ...
Sunset Hills aldermen delay action to remove mayor2014-10-29 05:16:00 BND.com
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen has delayed action that could lead to the removal of its mayor, who was charged with two felonies after colliding with a cyclist while…Read Full Story ...
4 am news
Springfield woman held for crash that killed 22014-10-29 04:21:00 BND.com
A Springfield woman with a previous drunken driving conviction has been charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence in connection with a crash that killed two.Read Full Story ...
800 trees on Arch grounds will be chopped down starting this week2014-10-29 04:15:00 STLToday.com
WMAY Radio host Bishop joins Illinois News Network2014-10-29 04:06:00 BND.com
The Illinois News Network says it has hired an award-winning Springfield radio reporter and host as it expands into radio.Read Full Story ...
EXCHANGE: Urbana firefighter didn't plan on career2014-10-29 04:06:00 BND.com
It wasn't her lifelong desire to be a firefighter, but Ashlee Vercler is sure she is where she's supposed to be.Read Full Story ...
3 St. Louis schools get grants for iPads2014-10-29 04:06:00 BND.com
Three St. Louis schools are getting grants to pay for iPads for all students, teachers and administrators.Read Full Story ...
3 am news
Withdraw from AfghanistanLuojie@cagleblog.com (Luojie)
Man charged in southwestern Illinois death2014-10-29 03:46:00 BND.com
A Belleville man is jailed without bond after being accused of a shooting death in the southwestern Illinois village of Alorton.Read Full Story ...
New chairman of chief judges body named2014-10-29 03:36:00 BND.com
A northern Illinois judge who helped implement a cameras-in-court program has been selected to be chairman of a committee comprised of chief judges from around the state.Read Full Story ...
3 lanes of Addams Tollway opening2014-10-29 03:16:00 BND.com
The Illinois Tollway is opening three lanes of roadway in each direction between Rockford and Elgin as part of a $2.5 billion rebuilding project.Read Full Story ...
Vandalism reported at St. Louis police building2014-10-29 03:07:00 BND.com
St. Louis County police are investigating the vandalism of electrical work at the construction site for the department's 4th precinct headquarters.Read Full Story ...
Amtrak seeks solutions to Chicago rail congestion2014-10-29 03:07:00 BND.com
Amtrak is setting up a panel of experts to find solutions to Chicago's rail gridlock.Read Full Story ...
Police: Kansas City officer injured in ATV crash2014-10-29 03:01:00 BND.com
A Kansas City police officer has been injured after crashing his all-terrain vehicle while on patrol near Game 6 of the World Series.Read Full Story ...
1 am news
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12 am news
Substitute teacher banned after using slur2014-10-29 00:36:00 BND.com
A suburban Chicago substitute teacher accused by students of using a racial slur while giving a history lesson has been banned from a school district's classrooms.Read Full Story ...
Not guilty pleas entered for Indiana suspect2014-10-29 00:21:00 BND.com
A judge has entered informal not guilty pleas on behalf of a former Marine who is charged in the strangulation deaths of two women found in northwestern Indiana and is…Read Full Story ...
McClellan: Arkansas chicken and St. Louis memories2014-10-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Oscar Taveras in his hometown2014-10-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Taveras in his hometown2014-10-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Taveras2014-10-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Cards see tragic lesson in Taveras' death2014-10-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Tarasenko's hat-trick completing goal gives Blues OT win2014-10-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Hats off to Tarasenko in OT win2014-10-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Cards hope others will learn from Taveras? death2014-10-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Zoo-Museum District rethinks ethics policy2014-10-29 00:01:00 STLToday.com
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