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11 pm news

White House issues rules to regulate colleges with career-training programs

2014-10-29 23:01:00 STLToday.com
Restrictions could place 1,400 programs in jeopardy of losing federal student aid. Read Full Story ...

Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series

2014-10-29 23:00:00 STLToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants succeeded where no team had in 3 1/2 decades, winning Game 7 on the road for their third World Series title in five years. Read Full Story ...

10 pm news



Ferguson fallout reaches race for county executive

2014-10-29 22:42:01 kmov.com
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Candidates for Illinois 12th Congressional District face off in debate

2014-10-29 22:40:08 kmov.com
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Man believes he was unfairly left off St. Charles County ballot, running as write-in

2014-10-29 22:38:30 kmov.com
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9 pm news



Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

2014-10-29 21:15:00 STLToday.com
Meanwhile, a government official confirms that there are discussions among Missouri officials about having the Ferguson police chief step down as part of efforts to change the department.  Read Full Story ...

8 pm news



The Pope and Science

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2014-10-29 20:29:04 CagleCartoons

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7 pm news



Russian Bomber

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2014-10-29 19:53:50 CagleCartoons

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Voter id

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2014-10-29 19:50:57 CagleCartoons

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News 4 Investigates: Another look at Ferguson's Municipal Court

2014-10-29 19:27:06 kmov.com
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Pacific resident says officer drew gun over parking regulations

2014-10-29 19:20:06 kmov.com
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Video: Protesters harassing officer in Ferguson

2014-10-29 19:00:42 kmov.com
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6 pm news



Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial

2014-10-29 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.

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Women and catcalls

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2014-10-29 18:33:31 CagleCartoons

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What would happen if Ferguson dissolved its police department?

2014-10-29 18:29:04 kmov.com
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Missouri teen convicted of killing stepsister

2014-10-29 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.

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5 pm news



Chris Coleman appeals to overturn conviction in death of wife, children

2014-10-29 17:47:16 kmov.com
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local FL PAM BONDI Energy Drink

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2014-10-29 17:47:01 CagleCartoons

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Man once a suspect in East St. Louis murder found shot, killed

2014-10-29 17:44:26 kmov.com
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Three North County communities offer break for those with arrest warrants

2014-10-29 17:38:00 STLToday.com
Beverly Hills, Velda Village Hills and Vinita Park announce weeklong program. Read Full Story ...

3 North County communities offer break for those with arrest warrants

2014-10-29 17:38:00 STLToday.com
Beverly Hills, Velda Village Hills and Vinita Park announce weeklong program. Read Full Story ...

Accident closes lanes of I-270 on south St. Louis Co.

2014-10-29 17:34:25 kmov.com
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For Halloween, 10 of TV's goriest moments

2014-10-29 17:30:00 STLToday.com
Scenes too tough to watch have been plentiful this year. Read Full Story ...

Group supporting property tax increase Wentzville accused of misleading voters

2014-10-29 17:25:02 kmov.com
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Environmental groups, attorneys general again sue to block nuclear plant relicensing

2014-10-29 17:23:00 STLToday.com
Ameren Missouri is awaiting a decision to extend its Callaway County plant's license by 20 years. Read Full Story ...

Memories of the Blue Note: Uncle Tupelo, $3 pitchers and dancing on tables

2014-10-29 17:15:00 STLToday.com
The owner's tenure at the Blue Note will come to an end Nov. 3, when he signs the papers to sell the venue  Read Full Story ...

5 felony drug cases officer Wilson was witness in dismissed, prosecution says

2014-10-29 17:03:58 kmov.com
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Man who had been a murder suspect is found shot to death in East St. Louis

2014-10-29 17:00:00 STLToday.com
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4 pm news



Pumpkin Carver In Chief

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2014-10-29 16:58:30 CagleCartoons

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Chicago pol investigated in prizes-for-votes plan

2014-10-29 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.

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East St. Louis teacher under investigation for inappropriate relationship

2014-10-29 16:54:00 STLToday.com
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East St. Louis teacher under investigation for alleged inappropriate relationship with student

2014-10-29 16:54:00 STLToday.com
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LOCAL IL The Great Ketchup Controversy

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2014-10-29 16:51:52 CagleCartoons

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St. Louis County Circuit Court judge will be target of Thursday press conference on municipal courts

2014-10-29 16:47:00 STLToday.com
A group of community activists from MORE and the St. Louis University Law Clinic will be urging St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Maura McShane to take a more active and public role in refo… Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man charged with manslaughter in November crash

2014-10-29 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Suspect's blood-alcohol content was 0.186 percent nearly five hours after the crash, court records say. Read Full Story ...

Prosecutor: no more Darren Wilson cases will be dismissed

2014-10-29 16:44:00 STLToday.com
After dismissing about five cases associated with Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch said no others would be dismissed. Read Full Story ...

No more Darren Wilson cases will be dismissed, St. Louis County prosecutor says

2014-10-29 16:44:00 STLToday.com
After dismissing about five cases associated with Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch said no others would be dismissed. Read Full Story ...

Maplewood gives tentative OK to Tim Hortons restaurant

2014-10-29 16:42:00 STLToday.com
Business' plan for a 24-hour drive-thru draws criticism from neighbors. Read Full Story ...

Restructuring to close 9 Chicago Catholic schools

2014-10-29 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.

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Missouri House speaker forming Koster panel

2014-10-29 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…

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Court records: Victim had broken up with boyfriend

2014-10-29 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.

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Pattonville to investigate school redistricting

2014-10-29 16:21:00 STLToday.com
Tweaking might be necessary because of the closing of one elementary school and expected growth in another school. Read Full Story ...

Lawyer: Rap reference in complaint misleading

2014-10-29 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.

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11 men sentenced for online child porn group

2014-10-29 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…

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Hearing on school funding formula set for Nov. 18

2014-10-29 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.

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3 pm news



KC company withdraws plans to develop Kemper Arena

2014-10-29 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.

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Retired priest suspended by St. Louis archdiocese

2014-10-29 15:41:58 kmov.com
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Ferguson bar sues over police command post

2014-10-29 15:16:03 kmov.com
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Missouri knitter-runner prepares for NYC Marathon

2014-10-29 15:09:00 BND.com

A Missouri runner who knitted his way into the record books is preparing for the New York City Marathon.

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Missouri knitter-runner prepares for knitting without needles during NYC Marathon

2014-10-29 15:09:00 STLToday.com
WARRENSBURG, Mo.   ?   A Missouri runner who knitted his way into the record books is preparing for the New York City Marathon. Read Full Story ...

Suspect admits robbing 2 central Missouri banks

2014-10-29 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.

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2 pm news



Quarantine

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2014-10-29 14:55:30 CagleCartoons

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Netanyahu insulted

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2014-10-29 14:38:52 CagleCartoons

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Chicago mayoral candidate says he can raise $3M

2014-10-29 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.

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NY NJ Ebola Patrol

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2014-10-29 14:32:49 CagleCartoons

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Waukegan school board apologizes for actions

2014-10-29 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.

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State board slows education commissioner search

2014-10-29 14:23:33 kmov.com
The Missouri Board of Education is slowing down the search to replace outgoing Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro after facing criticism that the process was being rushed. Read Full Story ...

Missouri approves Normandy evaluation plan

2014-10-29 14:21:07 kmov.com
Missouri has approved a plan for evaluating the progress of a struggling St. Louis county school system. Read Full Story ...

Settlement reached in no-title car loan lawsuits

2014-10-29 14:15:00 STLToday.com
Auto Credit Mart and its owners must pay about $99,000 to more than 30 customers.  Read Full Story ...

Settlement reached in no-title car loan lawsuits against St. Louis County dealership

2014-10-29 14:15:00 STLToday.com
Auto Credit Mart and its owners must pay about $99,000 to more than 30 customers.  Read Full Story ...

District 7 sees gains in EAV

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2014-10-29 14:10:00 theintelligencer.com
The Edwardsville District 7 Board of Education saw a tiny glimmer of hope at the finance meeting Monday night when Edwardsville District 7 Superintendent Ed Hightower announced that the 2014 prelimina Read Full Story ...

Video gambling resurfaces in village

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2014-10-29 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
More than two years after the Maryville Village Board unanimously rejected video gambling, the issue has surfaced again. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Illinois lawyer seeks testing for convicted client

2014-10-29 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.

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Meat processing can resume at Missouri business

2014-10-29 13:33:00 BND.com

Missouri agriculture officials are allowing meat processing to resume at a Smithton company.

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Ram Bytes: Trading for Barron is a smart move

2014-10-29 13:06:00 STLToday.com
Rams landed an established run defender that can help now and in the future. Don't worry about giving up draft picks for a young-veteran upgrade.  Read Full Story ...

Man charged with abuse of a corpse

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2014-10-29 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
A preliminary hearing has been set for Halloween Day for a Cottage Hills man charged with abuse of a corpse.  Read Full Story ...

Entries being accepted for Veterans Day Parade

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2014-10-29 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
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12 pm news



Missing Broncos fan found 100 miles away, five days after game

2014-10-29 12:49:00 STLToday.com
A man who left his seat at halftime during the Denver Broncos? home game last Thursday and never came back was found safe Tuesday night more than 100 miles away. Read Full Story ...

Woman pleads guilty to $450,000 tax fraud

2014-10-29 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.

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Small business in Illinois, four other states, divided over minimum wage votes

2014-10-29 12:32:00 STLToday.com
The Illinois referendum is nonbinding, but could prompt the Legislature to raise the rate. Read Full Story ...

SIU Board Authorizes Electrical Purchase for Edwardsville Campus

2014-10-29 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.

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Hamnett returning to COCA for "Nearly Lear"

2014-10-29 12:20:00 theintelligencer.com
COCA presents Susanna Hamnett in "Nearly Lear," November 8, 2014, in the Founders? Theatre at COCA. Profoundly accessible and really funny, "Nearly Lear" has entranced both lovers of Shakespeare as we Read Full Story ...

COCA announces upcoming programs

2014-10-29 12:15:00 theintelligencer.com
COCA ? the Center for Creative Arts ? has announced its fall schedule. Read Full Story ...

NY State Fracking

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2014-10-29 12:14:48 CagleCartoons

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Death penalty sought in Jewish center shootings

2014-10-29 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.

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Rosanne Cash to perform at Sheldon

2014-10-29 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
The Sheldon presents ArtSounds! featuring Rosanne Cash, Thursday, November 20 at 8 p.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall.  Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash has lived up to Read Full Story ...

Dance St. Louis sets future shows

2014-10-29 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Dance St. Louis announces its full 2014-2015 season, which features eight striking, entertaining and diverse productions. The upcoming 49th season includes: New Dance Horizons III, Dance Theatre of Ha Read Full Story ...

Dark money ads

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2014-10-29 12:00:39 CagleCartoons

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Prepare far ahead for long-term care costs

2014-10-29 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month ? a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about th Read Full Story ...

Will your retirement savings last?

2014-10-29 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Increasing life expectancies mean you're likely looking at a longer retirement than the previous generation of workers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average person spends 20 years in Read Full Story ...

A-B wholesalers bring party ? and Clydesdales ? to Wash Ave

2014-10-29 12:00:00 STLToday.com
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11 am news



halloween 2014

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2014-10-29 11:59:05 CagleCartoons

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Cranky Voters

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2014-10-29 11:58:53 CagleCartoons

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Over $170,000 spent on police supplies in Ferguson

2014-10-29 11:58:04 kmov.com
St. Louis County Police have spent roughly $173,000 on supplies since the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri began over a month ago. Read Full Story ...

halloween voter

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2014-10-29 11:57:30 CagleCartoons

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Trial starts for Illinois woman in newborn's death

2014-10-29 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.

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Honey Boo Boo

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2014-10-29 11:55:24 CagleCartoons

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Culver's construction to demolish 1890's building

2014-10-29 11:42:04 kmov.com
Plans to demolish a building built in the 1890's on Manchester Road to make way for a Culver's restaurant have been approved by the Manchester Board of Alderman. Read Full Story ...

Mid-Missouri prosecutor says police body cameras raise workload

2014-10-29 11:29:00 STLToday.com
He wants more funding to pay for the increased workload for prosecutors.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis unemployment rate dips

2014-10-29 11:25:00 STLToday.com
The region's jobless rate was 6.5 percent in September, still above the national rate.  Read Full Story ...

Cards hope others learn from Taveras? death

2014-10-29 11:15:00 STLToday.com
Team hopes players will learn more about the hazards they face off the field. Read Full Story ...

John Kadlec, 'Mr. Mizzou,' dies at 86

2014-10-29 11:05:00 STLToday.com
Longtime Missouri football coach, broadcaster devoted more than 50 years to alma mater. Read Full Story ...

Dozens accused in Illinois, Indiana bank fraud

2014-10-29 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.

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10 am news



Royals' Ventura pays tribute to Oscar Taveras with gem

2014-10-29 10:59:36 kmov.com
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Memorial Mass will be Saturday for former St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown

2014-10-29 10:52:00 STLToday.com
Tom Brown, who was mayor from 1984 to 2004, died Oct. 16. Read Full Story ...

Breakfast with Bernie: Cards will get through these difficult days

2014-10-29 10:30:00 STLToday.com
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Missouri man charged in cellmate's death

2014-10-29 10:22:29 kmov.com
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Police union asks judge to stop release of files

2014-10-29 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.

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Cops: Child-rape suspect vowed to kill his accuser

2014-10-29 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…

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Missouri not alone in non-competitive U.S. House races

2014-10-29 10:00:00 STLToday.com
"People's house" will largely be re-elected, despite worry over country's  direction  Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Prosecutor says police body cameras raise workload

2014-10-29 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.

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New York Times expose' on corporate influence of attorneys general focuses on Koster

2014-10-29 09:44:00 STLToday.com
Missouri AG's relationship with lawyer-lobbyists is a centerpiece of national story. Read Full Story ...

New York Times expose' on state attorneys general focuses on Koster

2014-10-29 09:44:00 STLToday.com
Missouri AG's relationship with lawyer-lobbyists is a centerpiece of national story. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Reaches 2+2 Agreement with Shenyang Aerospace University

2014-10-29 09:42:16 SIUE.edu

JFB-ShengyangSouthern 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.

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Wentzville parents charged in 10-week-old's death

2014-10-29 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.

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Cape Girardeau again looks for airport tenant

2014-10-29 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.

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Corrupt Courts

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2014-10-29 09:13:54 CagleCartoons

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New group looks to heal Ferguson after shooting

2014-10-29 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.

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8 am news



John Kadlec, 'Mr. Mizzou,' dies

2014-10-29 08:31:00 STLToday.com
Longtime Missouri football coach, broadcaster devoted more than 40 years to alma mater. Read Full Story ...

LOCAL OH CBJ Injury Woes

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2014-10-29 08:28:36 CagleCartoons

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Chicago preparing for worse winter than last year

2014-10-29 08:27:00 BND.com

The Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department says it will be ready for winter whether conditions are harsh or normal.

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Forecasters expect chilly Halloween night for St. Louis region

2014-10-29 08:02:00 STLToday.com
It will drop about 20 degrees below the normal high. Read Full Story ...

Layer up underneath that Halloween costume; chilly night for St. Louis

2014-10-29 08:02:00 STLToday.com
It will drop about 20 degrees below the normal high. Read Full Story ...

SEMO extends benefits to same-sex spouses

2014-10-29 08:00:00 STLToday.com
The benefits are available immediately to couples who were legally married in another state.  Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Boy or girl? Michigan family with 12 sons awaits baby 13

2014-10-29 07:33:00 STLToday.com
Their oldest son is 22; the youngest is 1.  Read Full Story ...

Sinquefield already thumbing the scales for 2016 governor's race

2014-10-29 07:30:00 STLToday.com
Wealthy investor has funneled $820k to candidate Catherine Hanaway. Read Full Story ...

Chrysler recalls over 566,000 trucks, SUVs

2014-10-29 07:26:00 STLToday.com
Largest of two recalls affects Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from 2010 through 2014. Read Full Story ...

Nurse: I'll go to court if Maine quarantines me

2014-10-29 07:14:00 STLToday.com
"I am not going to sit around and be bullied by politicians," she said. Read Full Story ...

Iowa man charged in $2.7M Illinois fraud case

2014-10-29 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.

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6 am news



Jose Canseco accidentally shoots his own hand

2014-10-29 06:52:00 STLToday.com
The former slugger said he was cleaning his gun when it fired.  Read Full Story ...

Missouri prisoner charged with murder in death of cellmate

2014-10-29 06:45:00 STLToday.com
Randy Teter had already been serving a sentence for second-degree murder when he allegedly killed his cellmate.  Read Full Story ...

Branson will be smoke-free at indoor public places

2014-10-29 06:23:00 STLToday.com
The original bill was amended several times to exempt outdoor patios and smoking lounges  Read Full Story ...

Branson will be smoke free at indoor public places

2014-10-29 06:21:00 BND.com

After months of controversy and compromise, smoking will be banned at most indoor public places in Branson.

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5 am news



Sangamon County unveils mobile health clinic

2014-10-29 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.

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Halloween safety tips

2014-10-29 05:37:34 kmov.com
Halloween is a quickly approaching and the Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri have some advice on how to keep kids safe during the night. Read Full Story ...

Chicago man charged with shooting officer

2014-10-29 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…

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Chicago officials close smoke detector loophole

2014-10-29 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.

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Grafton fish processing plant wants to relocate

2014-10-29 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.

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Waukegan School Board ends chaotic meeting early

2014-10-29 05:21:00 BND.com

The Waukegan School Board has halted an unruly public meeting during a nearly four-week teachers strike.

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Sunset Hills aldermen delay action to remove mayor

2014-10-29 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…

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Springfield woman held for crash that killed 2

2014-10-29 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.

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800 trees on Arch grounds will be chopped down starting this week

2014-10-29 04:15:00 STLToday.com
They are susceptible to invasive beetles and due to be replaced as part of renovations. Read Full Story ...

WMAY Radio host Bishop joins Illinois News Network

2014-10-29 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.

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EXCHANGE: Urbana firefighter didn't plan on career

2014-10-29 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.

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3 St. Louis schools get grants for iPads

2014-10-29 04:06:00 BND.com

Three St. Louis schools are getting grants to pay for iPads for all students, teachers and administrators.

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2014-10-29 03:47:38 CagleCartoons

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Man charged in southwestern Illinois death

2014-10-29 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.

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New chairman of chief judges body named

2014-10-29 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.

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3 lanes of Addams Tollway opening

2014-10-29 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.

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Vandalism reported at St. Louis police building

2014-10-29 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.

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Amtrak seeks solutions to Chicago rail congestion

2014-10-29 03:07:00 BND.com

Amtrak is setting up a panel of experts to find solutions to Chicago's rail gridlock.

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Police: Kansas City officer injured in ATV crash

2014-10-29 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.

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2014-10-29 01:29:14 CagleCartoons

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Substitute teacher banned after using slur

2014-10-29 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.

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Not guilty pleas entered for Indiana suspect

2014-10-29 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…

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McClellan: Arkansas chicken and St. Louis memories

2014-10-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Martin Mathews, co-founder of Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, visits his old neighborhood. Read Full Story ...

Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Oscar Taveras in his hometown

2014-10-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Thousands say goodbye to the young Cardinals outfielder. Read Full Story ...

Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Taveras in his hometown

2014-10-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Thousands line streets to say farewell to Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras ? one of their own who had attained the dream of playing in the major leagues.  Read Full Story ...

Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Taveras

2014-10-29 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Thousands line streets of his hometown to say farewell to Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras,, who had attained the dream of playing in the major leagues.  Read Full Story ...

Cards see tragic lesson in Taveras' death

2014-10-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Team hopes players will learn more about the hazards they face off the field. Read Full Story ...

Tarasenko's hat-trick completing goal gives Blues OT win

2014-10-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Lehtera also scores in win over Dallas. Read Full Story ...

Hats off to Tarasenko in OT win

2014-10-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Third goal by Blues forward wins game in which Backes is hurt. Read Full Story ...

Cards hope others will learn from Taveras? death

2014-10-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Team hopes players will learn more about the hazards they face off the field. Read Full Story ...

Zoo-Museum District rethinks ethics policy

2014-10-29 00:01:00 STLToday.com
One member says board is trying to "avoid another Pat Whitaker scenario."  Read Full Story ...

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