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11 pm news

Cruz single wins for Cards in 13th, 3-2

2014-09-18 23:46:00 STLToday.com
Cards maintain 2 1/2 game lead over Pittsburgh. Magic number is eight. Read Full Story ...

Emerson funding $4.4 million for Ferguson scholarships, job training

2014-09-18 23:30:00 STLToday.com
Emerson's funding will help a youth jobs program expand to St. Louis County for the first time.  Read Full Story ...

Park Hills parents accused of beating infant child

2014-09-18 23:15:50 kmov.com
Prosecutors said that the brutal injuries to a baby may be at the hands of his parents who tried to cover up the truth. Read Full Story ...

Dogtown residents taking part in keeping neighborhood safe

2014-09-18 23:11:44 kmov.com
Residents of the Dogtown neighborhood in St. Louis have been concerned about the recent rise in break-ins. Police introduced residents to the neighborhood ownership model, Thursday, which encourages residents to actively patrol the neighborhood. Read Full Story ...

Photo captures Busch Stadium vendor placing cotton candy on bathroom floor

2014-09-18 23:04:22 kmov.com
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10 pm news



Cahokia boy afraid to return to school after being pulled from class, searched

2014-09-18 22:59:39 kmov.com
The father of 9-year-old Davion Hughes is demanding answers after Davion was searched at Huffman Elementary School Wednesday Read Full Story ...

Belleville West scores 9-0 win over Althoff

2014-09-18 22:43:00 BND.com

Pushed to the limit earlier in the week in a battle of Southwestern Conference elite, Kayleigh Thurwalker returned to form on Thursday at the Althoff tennis courts,

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3-year-old is shot in St. Louis

2014-09-18 22:30:00 STLToday.com
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Early MVC showdown matches Mascoutah and Waterloo

2014-09-18 22:23:00 BND.com

Two teams with a lot to prove should create an intriguing Mississippi Valley Conference football opener for the Waterloo Bulldogs and Mascoutah Indians.

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Two quick goals in second half carry West over East for city title

2014-09-18 22:15:00 BND.com

Two second-half goals in a span of 54 seconds provided the punch Belleville West needed Thursday to secure the city soccer championship.

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With grand jury still out, MLK's daughter broadens push for nonviolence

2014-09-18 22:15:00 STLToday.com
Bernice King holds meetings  Read Full Story ...

Two adults taken to hospital after shooting in north St. Louis

2014-09-18 22:08:11 kmov.com
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9 pm news



Police investigating shooting of toddler in north St. Louis

2014-09-18 21:51:34 kmov.com
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6 SIU-Carbondale students reportedly arrested in connection with sexual assaults

2014-09-18 21:39:56 kmov.com
Six students at Southern Illinois University have been arrested in connection with two reported sexual assaults on the school?s Carbondale campus last weekend, according to a newspaper report Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Highland teachers accept new contract, end strike

2014-09-18 21:23:00 BND.com

Highland teachers overwhelmingly approved a three-year contract Thursday, ending a six-day strike that kept about 3,000 students out of the classroom.

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8 pm news



Triad features speedy backs in winning first three games

2014-09-18 20:49:00 BND.com

Known in past years for a somewhat predictable power running attack designed to chew up the clock as well as opposing defenses, the Triad Knights have evolved into team capable…

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O'Fallon senior harrier on quest to run well at state

2014-09-18 20:41:00 BND.com

Like so many newcomers to the wonderful sport of cross country, Dorrian Gordon, of O'Fallon, had never been around athletes who competed or seen a race when he decided to…

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Obama Polls

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2014-09-18 20:15:57 CagleCartoons

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7 pm news



Fla. sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death

2014-09-18 19:58:00 STLToday.com
BELL, Fla. ? A sheriff says a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a small town in North Florida. Read Full Story ...

Police: Man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter, self in Florida

2014-09-18 19:58:00 STLToday.com
BELL, Fla. ? A sheriff says a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a small town in North Florida. Read Full Story ...

Thursday's high school sports scores

2014-09-18 19:45:00 BND.com

Here are Thursday's high school sports scores for area teams:

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Senate approves St. Louis lawyer O'Malley as ambassador to Ireland

2014-09-18 19:30:00 STLToday.com
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Illinois Innocence Project awarded $250K grant

2014-09-18 19:23:00 BND.com

A project at the University of Illinois Springfield that is dedicated to investigating wrongful convictions has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Hits of the week

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2014-09-18 19:12:27 CagleCartoons

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Parking lot near Busch Stadium required to have attendant, but cars broken into

2014-09-18 19:01:37 kmov.com
A parking lot near Busch Stadium was the target of thieves, Wednesday night. While the parking lots are required to have an attendant on duty during downtown events, this particular lot did not have one at the time of the car break-ins. Read Full Story ...

Man's body found floating in Lake of the Ozarks

2014-09-18 19:00:00 STLToday.com
CAMDENTON, Mo.  ?  Authorities are trying to identify a body found in the Lake of the Ozarks. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



News 4 Investigates: Improving relations between police and minority residents

2014-09-18 18:53:12 kmov.com
One of St. Louis County?s highest ranking African American police officers speaks to News 4 about the relationship between the African American community and police and how it can be improved Read Full Story ...

Alibaba

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2014-09-18 18:50:52 CagleCartoons

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Equipment, electronics stolen from band's van downtown

2014-09-18 18:50:00 STLToday.com
Members of the indie rock band Mineral performed here Tuesday night; items stolen outside Flamingo Bowl  Read Full Story ...

Emotional Highland Bulldogs ready to continue their season

2014-09-18 18:41:00 BND.com

Knowing that head coach Jimmy Warnecke had an update about the ongoing Highland teachers strike Thursday, the Highland Bulldogs football players waited anxiously when Warnecke approached them after practice.

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Alton police searching for second suspect in shooting

2014-09-18 18:28:05 kmov.com
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Adrian Peterson

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2014-09-18 18:19:53 CagleCartoons

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5 pm news



Missouri court upholds teacher ballot initiative

2014-09-18 17:59:00 BND.com

A Missouri appeals court has rejected a challenge to a November ballot proposal requiring teachers to be evaluated based on student performance.

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Bad Goodell

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2014-09-18 17:55:52 CagleCartoons

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Rouse publisher of Blytheville, other newspapers

2014-09-18 17:54:00 BND.com

A southeast Missouri native has been named publisher of the Blytheville Courier News in addition to the Osceola Times ? both in in northeastern Arkansas ? and the Steele Enterprise…

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Highland teachers, district officials reach agreement to end strike

2014-09-18 17:50:17 kmov.com
Teachers in Highland, Illinois reached an agreement with district officials Thursday evening to end the strike and send students back to the classroom. Read Full Story ...

Dead fish found in Forest Park waterway, origins unknown

2014-09-18 17:45:00 STLToday.com
Officials cleared about 50 from waterway. Read Full Story ...

Police commander indicted for alleged battery

2014-09-18 17:43:00 BND.com

A Chicago police commander accused of placing his gun down the throat of a suspect and threatening to kill him was surrounded by supporters Thursday when he was officially indicted…

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Local police departments say they have difficulty hiring minorities

2014-09-18 17:42:07 kmov.com
Maryland Heights police told News 4 they have had to resort to creative techniques to try to attract job candidates from different backgrounds. Read Full Story ...

Highland teacher strike ends

2014-09-18 17:30:00 STLToday.com
After six school days, union voted 150-2 to approve three-year contrac Read Full Story ...

Second man charged, sought in fatal shooting in Alton

2014-09-18 17:26:00 STLToday.com
Melvin L. Hayes, 39, of St. Louis, was killed in what police say was apparently a drug-related killing. Read Full Story ...

Expert to review autopsy of NYC chokehold victim

2014-09-18 17:23:00 BND.com

The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy of the teen shot by a police officer in Missouri will be reviewing the final autopsy report of a New York City…

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Arab Support

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2014-09-18 17:18:53 CagleCartoons

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Broad Coalition

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2014-09-18 17:04:34 CagleCartoons

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GOP's Rauner not a fan of airport slot machines

2014-09-18 17:03:00 BND.com

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) said Thursday he's not a fan of gambling or a plan to put slot machines at Chicago's international airports, but he wouldn't stand…

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4 pm news



Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

2014-09-18 16:50:00 STLToday.com
Investors pleased by Fed move, signs of improved hiring. Read Full Story ...

Resident finds body in Lake of the Ozarks

2014-09-18 16:38:00 BND.com

Authorities are trying to identify a body found in the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Coast Guard: Towboat sinks in the Mississippi

2014-09-18 16:33:00 BND.com

The Coast Guard said Thursday it was investigating what caused a towboat carrying 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel to sink in the Mississippi River near the southern Illinois city of…

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National Football League

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2014-09-18 16:28:06 CagleCartoons

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Trooper ambush suspect added to most wanted list

2014-09-18 16:26:00 STLToday.com
SCRANTON, Pa. ? Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slain state police trooper's funeral, hours before his suspec… Read Full Story ...

Suspect in ambush of Pennsylvania troopers added to most wanted list

2014-09-18 16:26:00 STLToday.com
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Hazelwood spares senior bus service from budget ax ? for now

2014-09-18 16:24:00 STLToday.com
Plea keeps service in place but while several other programs are cut.  Read Full Story ...

Bridgeton Landfill fire is not moving toward radioactive waste, consultants say

2014-09-18 16:15:00 STLToday.com
They contradict report issued last month by a consultant for the state. Read Full Story ...

I'm Baaaack

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2014-09-18 16:11:57 CagleCartoons

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The YEEHAW dist

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2014-09-18 16:11:50 CagleCartoons

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Obama's coalition

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2014-09-18 16:10:04 CagleCartoons

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Ellisville police to be wearing body cameras soon

2014-09-18 16:09:00 STLToday.com
Chief says the recording devices will be in use within two weeks. Read Full Story ...

Ellisville police will soon be wearing body cameras

2014-09-18 16:09:00 STLToday.com
Chief says the recording devices will be in use within two weeks. Read Full Story ...

Report: 6 SIU students arrested in sex assaults

2014-09-18 16:07:00 BND.com

Six students at Southern Illinois University have been arrested in connection with two reported sexual assaults on the school's Carbondale campus last weekend, according to a newspaper report Thursday.

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Nixon revamps Missouri Lottery Commission

2014-09-18 16:02:00 BND.com

Gov. Jay Nixon has replaced most of the members of the Missouri Lottery Commission while releasing recommendations for the agency to review its policies on prizes, advertising and contracts.

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3 pm news



Fire risk prompts Toyota recall of Camry, Sienna, Highlander, Lexus RX

2014-09-18 15:58:00 STLToday.com
About 20,000 cars sold with its 2GR-FE V-6 engine are affected. Read Full Story ...

Truck driver sentenced for cargo theft

2014-09-18 15:58:00 BND.com

A Tennessee truck driver has been sentenced in Missouri for his role in what federal prosecutors called a multistate cargo theft scheme.

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Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards

2014-09-18 15:49:00 STLToday.com
Retailer says it completed a 'major' payment security project. Read Full Story ...

St. Peters pays Ron Paul campaign leader $20,000 to settle caucus arrest suit

2014-09-18 15:48:00 STLToday.com
Brent Stafford had alleged he was falsely arrested for trespassing after the chaotic St. Charles County GOP presidential selection caucus in 2012. Read Full Story ...

St. Peters pays $20,000 to settle caucus arrest suit by Ron Paul supporter

2014-09-18 15:48:00 STLToday.com
Brent Stafford had alleged he was falsely arrested for trespassing after the chaotic St. Charles County GOP presidential selection caucus in 2012. Read Full Story ...

Federal inmate sentenced for deadly assault

2014-09-18 15:47:00 BND.com

A Missouri man incarcerated at a federal prison in Southeast Texas has been sentenced to more than 12 years for fatally beating another inmate who he mistakenly believed was in…

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Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans

2014-09-18 15:47:00 STLToday.com
Retailers are expected to add more than 800,000 seasonal workers, the most since 1999. Read Full Story ...

Man charged with robbing St. Louis Taco Bell after eating breakfast there

2014-09-18 15:46:00 STLToday.com
He ate meal there, then robbed the place, police say. Read Full Story ...

Blunt, Wagner, help Cantor pay off campaign debt

2014-09-18 15:30:00 STLToday.com
Theirs, McCaskill's 'leadership' PACs have been active in '14 campaign  Read Full Story ...

Young drivers and road signs

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2014-09-18 15:28:16 CagleCartoons

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Fenton man charged with shaking his infant daughter, killing her

2014-09-18 15:26:00 STLToday.com
Police say father wanted his 3-month-old daughter to stop crying. Read Full Story ...

Emanuel backs away from naming school after Obama

2014-09-18 15:22:00 BND.com

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday he has scuttled his plan to name a new high school after President Barack Obama.

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2 Illinois women die from West Nile virus

2014-09-18 15:22:00 BND.com

Two women with West Nile virus have died, becoming the state's first deaths from the illness this year, health officials announced Thursday.

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Doctor, his fiancee accused in kickback scheme

2014-09-18 15:17:00 BND.com

A southeast Missouri neurosurgeon and his fiancee are facing federal indictment in an alleged kickback scheme.

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Teen's cell phone videos leads to sex charges

2014-09-18 15:17:00 BND.com

Videos stored n a teen's cell phone have led authorities in northeast Missouri to charge an elementary school principal with sexual misconduct.

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India and China

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2014-09-18 15:14:33 CagleCartoons

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Nevada policy have $11.8M in surplus military gear

2014-09-18 15:07:00 BND.com

Law enforcement agencies in Nevada have accumulated $11.8 million worth of military gear from the Pentagon through a surplus program under increasing scrutiny since the police response to protests over…

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U.S. Sen. Harkin lands Starkloff Lifetime Achievement Award for championing the disabled

2014-09-18 15:03:00 STLToday.com
Iowa senator will travel to St. Louis Saturday. Read Full Story ...

BOOTS

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2014-09-18 15:02:10 CagleCartoons

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2 pm news



US Judge Mark Fuller wife beater

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2014-09-18 14:56:03 CagleCartoons

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2 charged with shooting dog in St. Charles County

2014-09-18 14:52:00 BND.com

Two St. Charles County men facing animal abuse charges following the shooting of a runaway family dog say they mistook the pet for a wolf.

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Metro East SBDC Support Continues as Happy Up Thrives

2014-09-18 14:51:03 SIUE.edu

happyup_logo180Just 15 months after customers? unexpected crowd funding campaign to save their toy store, co-owner Shawnta? Ray finds its tremendously gratifying to hear the business? new name, Happy Up, coming from the mouths of children who shop there.

?Before the change no one ever said our name,? Ray commented. ?Now we hear children of all ages saying ?Happy Up.? It?s really heartwarming and very humbling.?

The toy store formerly known as Once Upon a Toy in Edwardsville, and LagoonaMagoo in Clayton, Mo., has regained its financial footing ? thanks to support from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center.

The story of Happy Up reads like a children?s book with a fairytale ending that continues to emerge. Ray, a 1999 sculpture graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, worked for 10 years as a sales clerk and later as manager for the company?s previous store owner. Ray and her husband eventually purchased the three-store operation with help from a Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed loan.

Then the recession hit, adversely affecting the nation?s small business community and especially independent toy retailers. Stagnant sales along with pressure from the bank forced Ray to make the difficult decision to close. But once diehard customers heard the news, more than 1,000 of them mobilized and raised $80,000 in three days to keep the operation open.

Three months after the successful crowd funding campaign, Ray and her loyal staff packed up everything and moved into a new space in Edwardsville Crossing Shopping Center under its new name Happy Up. By expanding its offerings to include more than toys, the store now stocks products to promote an active lifestyle for adults, too.

?We?re embracing the whole family,? Ray said of Happy Up?s inventory. ?Slack lines, zip lines, fun bags, good lunch gear, puzzles and games for adults, jewelry and more are among our offerings to conscientious customers of all ages.?

Ray is grateful to Illinois Metro East SBDC Director Patrick McKeehan and his team at SIUE for bringing multiple resources together including marketing savvy and additional funding sources for her business. The retailer?s recent investment in a new point-of-sale-software system was made possible through a creative funding source that the SBDC pinpointed for Ray.

?Patrick has continued to help us find funding for our business, and he has also worked right alongside us to promote big events at our store,? Ray said.

A major public event ? a book signing by Emmy Award-winning actor and co-author Tony Hale (VEEP, Arrested Development) of his first children?s book ? will take place at the store?s Edwardsville location on Saturday, Sept. 27th at 1:30 p.m. Happy Up is the only St. Louis-area retail outlet that?s part of Hale?s book signing tour.

Customers who want to ensure they have a book to be signed by Hale may stop by the store, 6654-A Edwardsville Crossing Drive in Edwardsville, before the 27th to pick up a copy. For store hours, see happyupinc.com.

?The SBDC has been great in helping us get the word out across the region about this book signing,? said Ray. ?Overall, Patrick and the SBDC have been extremely valuable to our business and provide these services without charge. Thanks to them, we?re well on our way to becoming, once again, a small business success story.?

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McCain helmet head

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2014-09-18 14:49:41 CagleCartoons

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Nixon creates `Office of Community Engagement' in wake of Ferguson

2014-09-18 14:46:00 STLToday.com
Will address issues in Missouri low-income and minority communities. Read Full Story ...

Nixon creates 'Office of Community Engagement' in wake of Ferguson

2014-09-18 14:46:00 STLToday.com
Will address issues in Missouri low-income and minority communities. Read Full Story ...

Boy, 1, and father shot in Walnut Park West neighborhood

2014-09-18 14:45:00 STLToday.com
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Nixon shakes up Missouri Lottery, seeks education focus

2014-09-18 14:30:00 STLToday.com
New controls put in place and some board members are replaced. Read Full Story ...

SIUE?s ERTC is Finalist for the Illinois Governor?s Sustainability Award

2014-09-18 14:23:46 SIUE.edu

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?s Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) is a finalist for the 2014 Illinois Governor?s Sustainability Award. The winner will be announced Thursday, October 23, at the Chicago Hyatt Regency. Industry partners, local media and local government leaders are invited to attend the award ceremony in honor of the ERTC.

?The staff and I are proud to have ERTC recognized by the Governor?s office,” said Paul Shetley, ERTC director. ?ERTC has a 35-year history of training water treatment operators in the protection and re-use of water, which is essential to the health of the residents of our communities and sustainability of our natural ecosystems.?

The Governor’s Award is given to companies and organizations that implement techniques or technologies that reduce or eliminate pollutants, toxicity and other environmental impacts, including the amount of and/or toxicity of pollutants that would have otherwise been released into the environment.

Sustainability includes processes such as raw material and solvent substitution, preventive maintenance programs, beneficial reuse of by-products, waste reduction and recycling, employee engagement efforts and comprehensive environmental management systems or governing policies.

ERTC was designated by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) as the Illinois center for the continuing education of personnel involved in the operation, maintenance and management of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. Additionally the ERTC is designated to train Illinois licensed plumbers and Illinois certified water operators to become IEPA certified cross-connection control device inspectors.

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St. Louis recorder's office renovation rife with questions, internal review shows

2014-09-18 14:15:00 STLToday.com
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Illinois jobless rate continues 6-month decline

2014-09-18 14:12:00 STLToday.com
Rate fell to 6.7 percent in August, the lowest the rate has been since July 2008. Read Full Story ...

Alleged gang member sentenced; judge cites murder

2014-09-18 14:07:00 BND.com

A purported leader of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for drug trafficking, with a federal judge also factoring into her sentence…

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Ground breaking set for Father McGivney

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2014-09-18 14:05:00 theintelligencer.com
After years of meetings, fundraising and planning, a groundbreaking and blessing for the new Father McGivney Catholic High School has been set for 1 p.m. Monday. Read Full Story ...

Miss the TV chat? Read all about it

2014-09-18 14:01:00 STLToday.com
Here's the transcript from our Sept. 18 live chat about television. Read Full Story ...

Forfeiture case taking shape

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2014-09-18 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
A case pitting the owners of an Ebbets Field home against law enforcement authorities who want to seize it on grounds that crystal methamphetamine was found there is headed for a Sept. 29 hearing at t Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Troy, Mo principal accused of having sexual contact with student

2014-09-18 13:54:50 kmov.com
The principal of William Cappel Elementary School in Troy, Missouri was arrested Thursday and charged with ten counts of sexual contact with a student. Read Full Story ...

6 arrested in two sexual assaults at SIU-Carbondale

2014-09-18 13:49:00 STLToday.com
The two separate assaults happened over the weekend.  Read Full Story ...

Scotland

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2014-09-18 13:34:43 CagleCartoons

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Principal of Troy, Mo., elementary school charged with sexual contact with a student

2014-09-18 13:34:00 STLToday.com
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MoDOT to close all lanes of NB I-170 between I-64 and Forest Park Pkwy this weekend

2014-09-18 13:24:19 kmov.com
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Upgrade to iOS 8 now? Here's why you might wait

2014-09-18 13:15:00 STLToday.com
Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors.  Read Full Story ...

Learning to say "check mate"

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2014-09-18 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
The Goddard School in Edwardsville is consistently on the cutting edge of education.  Last year owner Barbara Burrows invested in a greenhouse and garden while teaming up with the Missouri Botanical G Read Full Story ...

Couple realizing their dream

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2014-09-18 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill bills itself as the perfect place to meet with friends and enjoy great food and cold beer. And soon, the residents of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon will be able to do exac Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Police: Arizona Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted his wife

2014-09-18 12:55:00 STLToday.com
Police said he got violent when she refused his sexual advances.  Read Full Story ...

MAN WITH A PLAN

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2014-09-18 12:50:21 CagleCartoons

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Find the diference

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2014-09-18 12:49:04 CagleCartoons

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Missouri creates office to address racial issues

2014-09-18 12:48:00 BND.com

Missouri will have a new government agency to help low-income and minority families after sometimes violent protests erupted earlier this year following a police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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St. Louis comedy scene is a barrel of laughs

2014-09-18 12:45:00 STLToday.com
Local and touring comedians are doing their part to give us something to smile about. Read Full Story ...

Join our live TV chat at 1 p.m.

2014-09-18 12:30:00 STLToday.com
Post questions and comments now for TV critic Gail Pennington. Read Full Story ...

Ill. jobless rate continues 6-month decline

2014-09-18 12:28:00 BND.com

Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, according to figures released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

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Kemper exhibition celebrates architectural exploration

2014-09-18 12:15:00 STLToday.com
A new exhibition at the Kemper features early drawings by top architects. Read Full Story ...

Science Center to host Sherlock Holmes exhibit

2014-09-18 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
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St. Louis paralegal gets 15 months for bribery

2014-09-18 12:03:00 BND.com

A 27-year-old St. Louis paralegal has been sentenced to 15 months in prison in connection with a phony bribery scheme involving a client.

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11 am news



2 college students drowned in Naperville quarry

2014-09-18 11:48:00 BND.com

Two 21-year-old college students who died earlier this summer drowned when a car they were riding in went into a Naperville quarry, according to DuPage County Coroner's Office officials.

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ComEd settles for $46M with state of Illinois

2014-09-18 11:48:00 BND.com

The Illinois Commerce Commission on Thursday approved a $46.2 million Commonwealth Edison settlement over lawsuits with the state that could mean refunds of about $8 for customers on their November…

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State to audit municipal courts after Ferguson

2014-09-18 11:48:00 BND.com

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says he plans to investigate whether some municipal courts are improperly relying on traffic fines to boost city revenue.

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2 Wentzville men charged after shooting family pet they mistook for a wolf

2014-09-18 11:41:00 STLToday.com
They hunted the German-Shepherd mix for 1.5 miles before shooting her, police said. Read Full Story ...

Southern Illinois barn fire kills 2 horses

2014-09-18 11:28:00 BND.com

Authorities on Thursday were trying to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed a barn and stable in the southern Illinois community of Tamaroa (TAM'-uh-ROH'-uh), killing two horses before the…

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Both sides in Illinois congressional race trying to capitalize on one angry outburst

2014-09-18 11:27:00 STLToday.com
Bost v. Enyart in the Illinois 12th District. Read Full Story ...

Blimp paid for by Rex Sinquefield-backed group part of statewide listening tour

2014-09-18 11:20:00 STLToday.com
The tour is "separate but complimentary" to Speaker-in-waiting John Diehl's "100 Great Ideas" initiative. Read Full Story ...

St. Charles County man killed in car accident Thursday afternoon

2014-09-18 11:19:56 kmov.com
O?Fallon, Missouri police have identified a man killed in an accident Thursday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis woman gets prison for fraud linked to prosecutor's downfall

2014-09-18 11:04:00 STLToday.com
Jillian Nichols, a former local paralegal whose case was linked to the downfall of a St. Louis County prosecutor, was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in federal prison. Read Full Story ...

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Company wants to drill for oil in McLean County

2014-09-18 10:58:00 BND.com

A Pennsylvania company has asked McLean County for a special use permit to drill for oil and gas, according to county officials and documents.

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Missouri income growth among tops in 2013

2014-09-18 10:53:00 BND.com

A new report ranks Missouri among the national leaders in the growth of household income, even though it remains below the national average.

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Alabama judge won't say if he'll resign over charge of hitting wife

2014-09-18 10:37:00 STLToday.com
Both of the state's senators have called on him to resign.  Read Full Story ...

Cameron and referendum Scotland

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2014-09-18 10:13:00 CagleCartoons

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Rule Britannia

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2014-09-18 10:11:09 CagleCartoons

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Wal-Mart plans to hire 60,000 temps for holidays

2014-09-18 10:04:00 STLToday.com
That's an increase of about 10 percent from last year. Read Full Story ...

Police identify St. Charles County man killed in 2-car crash in O'Fallon

2014-09-18 10:00:00 STLToday.com
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



NFL Wives

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2014-09-18 09:55:04 CagleCartoons

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Black political leaders withhold support at polls

2014-09-18 09:51:00 BND.com

Some black Democrats say they won't support any candidate this fall who they believe hasn't shown respect for the African-American community on issues including education, jobs and racial profiling.

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Missouri State enjoying new academic center

2014-09-18 09:46:00 BND.com

Missouri State University teachers, coaches and students are praising a newly remodeled academic center at the school in Springfield.

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'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

2014-09-18 09:34:00 STLToday.com
After a report that much of the book was fiction and Greg Mortenson mismanaged his charity, contributions plummeted.  Read Full Story ...

Union says Oreo incident meant to divide workers

2014-09-18 09:31:46 kmov.com
A national union is escalating its criticism of St. Louis? public transit system over the distribution of an Oreo cookie recipe, saying the agency is trying to create a divide between Metro bus drivers and light rail operators, most of whom are black Read Full Story ...

Crestwood seeks to settle contaminated water suits

2014-09-18 09:16:00 BND.com

The Crestwood Village Board was set to vote Thursday night on a settlement with the state over accusations of tainted drinking water, officials said.

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Jane Smiley is nominee for National Book Award

2014-09-18 09:05:00 STLToday.com
Author will be in St. Louis on Oct. 8. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Work near on Indiana berm to block Asian carp

2014-09-18 08:51:00 BND.com

Work could start this fall on building a nearly 2 mile-long earthen berm through a northeastern Indiana marsh considered a possible pathway for Asian carp to reach the Great Lakes.

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Macoupin County school to resume classes after gas leak

2014-09-18 08:48:11 kmov.com
School was set to resume Thursday at a Springfield-area middle school after a carbon monoxide leak that sickened more than 140 students and adults led district officials to cancel classes for two days. Read Full Story ...

Missouri firm submits lowest bid on bridge project

2014-09-18 08:41:00 BND.com

A Missouri construction company has submitted the lowest bid to replace a bridge over the Arkansas River to Little Rock.

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Fair St. Louis to return to Forest Park next year

2014-09-18 08:33:58 kmov.com
Organizers of Fair St. Louis say the popular event during the July Fourth weekend will return to Forest Park next year. Read Full Story ...

Three critical, two stable following violent night in St. Louis

2014-09-18 08:30:12 kmov.com
Three people, including an infant, are listed in critical condition and two are in stable condition after a violent night in St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

Join our live TV chat at 1 p.m. today

2014-09-18 08:00:00 STLToday.com
Post questions and comments now for TV critic Gail Pennington. Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Terror Arrests

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2014-09-18 07:51:14 CagleCartoons

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Police kill man they say pointed rifle at them in Jennings

2014-09-18 07:45:00 STLToday.com
Police said the man grabbed a rifle and got in a foot chase with officers, and was shot when he pointed the gun at police. Read Full Story ...

Escaped

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2014-09-18 07:36:23 CagleCartoons

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Police kill man who points rifle at them in St. Louis County

2014-09-18 07:15:00 STLToday.com
Police said the man grabbed a rifle and got in a foot chase with officers, and was shot when he pointed the gun at police. Read Full Story ...

Campus joins together for ?Candlelight Vigil for Hope?

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2014-09-18 07:00:00 alestlelive.com
The university commemorated the memory of Michael Brown and other victims of violence in a candlelight vigil Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Stratton Quadrangle. Read Full Story ...

Police shoot, kill man after domestic violence call in St. Louis County

2014-09-18 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Police said the man grabbed a rifle and got in a foot chase with officers, and was shot when he pointed the gun at police. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Michigan 5th grader with gun had lsit of names, police say

2014-09-18 06:55:00 STLToday.com
KINGSLEY, Mich.   ?  Authorities say a fifth-grade boy found with a loaded pistol at a middle school in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula had created a list of classmates' names. Read Full Story ...

Michigan 5th grader with gun had list of names, police say

2014-09-18 06:55:00 STLToday.com
KINGSLEY, Mich.   ?  Authorities say a fifth-grade boy found with a loaded pistol at a middle school in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula had created a list of classmates' names. Read Full Story ...

Fair St. Louis tol return to Forest Park next year

2014-09-18 06:54:00 BND.com

Organizers of Fair St. Louis say the popular event during the July Fourth weekend will return to Forest Park next year.

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Several cars broken into near Busch Stadium during Cardinals game Wednesday

2014-09-18 06:50:39 kmov.com
Several cars were broken into during the Cardinals game in downtown St. Louis Wednesday night. Read Full Story ...

Prison supervisor guilty of hiding guard attack

2014-09-18 06:50:00 BND.com

A lieutenant at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield is facing up to three years in prison after admitting that he persuaded an inmate not to report…

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Missouri prison supervisor admits trying to cover up guard attack on inmate

2014-09-18 06:48:00 STLToday.com
He could face up to three years in prison for his actions.  Read Full Story ...

Man killed by St. Louis County police responding to domestic violence call

2014-09-18 06:27:00 STLToday.com
Police shot and killed a man after responding to a domestic violence report Wednesday night, authorities said. Read Full Story ...

Police shoot, kill armed man in Jennings

2014-09-18 06:24:50 kmov.com
Authorities shot and killed a man who showed up to woman?s house with a gun and rammed two county cruisers before pointing a gun at officers in Jennings, Missouri Wednesday night. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



How ISIS may have evolved

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2014-09-18 05:03:42 CagleCartoons

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4 am news



Police: Man, 1-year-old son shot in St. Louis

2014-09-18 04:54:00 BND.com

Police say a St. Louis man and his 1-year-old son have been shot and that the child is in critical condition.

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Illinois man convicted of sexual assault

2014-09-18 04:45:00 BND.com

A jury has found a Bellevue man guilty of sexually assaulting two women and holding them and a man at knife point.

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Highland teachers, district resume negotiations

2014-09-18 04:44:00 BND.com

The Highland teachers union and school board were set to meet Thursday to hammer out a three-year contract agreement that could end an ongoing teacher strike.

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Woman injured in Kansas City house explosion

2014-09-18 04:44:00 BND.com

Kansas City authorities say a house exploded in the southeast part of the city, injuring a female neighbor.

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2014-09-18 04:33:01 CagleCartoons

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Texas man admits trying to entice minors for sex

2014-09-18 04:04:00 BND.com

A 41-year-old Texas man admits traveling to Missouri to have sex with two minor sisters whose supposed father ? an undercover detective ? he met online.

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Webster University celebrates centennial

2014-09-18 04:04:00 BND.com

A former Catholic women's college that has grown into an international university with campuses in nearly 60 cities kicks off its centennial celebration Friday in downtown St. Louis.

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Missouri officials seek to lower business fees

2014-09-18 04:04:00 BND.com

Secretary of State Jason Kander says he wants to reduce fees for companies doing business in Missouri.

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Enrollment record at Missouri State

2014-09-18 04:04:00 BND.com

It's official: Enrollment is at an all-time high at Missouri State University.

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Missouri wants help testing for fatal deer disease

2014-09-18 04:04:00 BND.com

State officials are asking hunters to collect tissue from deer killed in north-central Missouri to help track a deadly disease.

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EXCHANGE: Woman makes Teddy Bears for the poor

2014-09-18 04:04:00 BND.com

When Susie Arwine was considering possible retirement activities several years ago, she looked at a teddy bear sewing pattern that she happened to have and decided to give it a…

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Scott air base finalist for new support center

2014-09-18 04:04:00 BND.com

An Air Force base in southwestern Illinois has been named one of 10 finalists for a newly created installation and mission support center.

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Missouri State hits record enrollment

2014-09-18 04:04:00 STLToday.com
he university says fall enrollment is 24,489 students. Read Full Story ...

3 am news



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2014-09-18 03:53:50 CagleCartoons

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Illinois launches catch-and-release fly fishing

2014-09-18 03:34:00 BND.com

Selected Illinois waterways will open ahead of the regular trout season for catch-and-release fly fishing, the Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday.

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Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

2014-09-18 03:29:00 BND.com

St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man after he pointed a rifle at them.

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Illinois football team creates an unwelcome boom

2014-09-18 03:20:00 BND.com

Gib Smart wishes the high school football team in Shelbyville could turn down the noise just a bit.

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Ruling expected on Libertarian's place on ballot

2014-09-18 03:04:00 BND.com

A Sangamon County judge is expected to rule Thursday on an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.

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1 am news



Illinois school to resume classes after gas leak

2014-09-18 01:45:00 BND.com

School was set to resume Thursday at a Springfield-area middle school after a carbon monoxide leak that sickened more than 140 students and adults led district officials to cancel classes…

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Man gets 15-year prison term on gun conviction

2014-09-18 01:05:00 BND.com

A suburban Chicago man described by federal prosecutors as an organized crime enforcer was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years of prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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12 am news



Political fallout from Ferguson gains traction in St. Louis County

2014-09-18 00:15:00 STLToday.com
New coalition says it will not back any candidate who has exhibited ?disrespect? for the black community. It could affect the county executive race. Read Full Story ...

Family wants answers in investigation into baby's death in Fairview Heights

2014-09-18 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Parents of baby say they didn't know their son's death was a homicide. Read Full Story ...

Treating childhood depression with play therapy

2014-09-18 00:00:00 STLToday.com
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