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2 pm news

Illinois insurance subsidies in place for now

2014-07-22 14:15:00 BND.com

Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a confusing legal battle continues over President Barack Obama's health care…

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Welcome days set at middle schools

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2014-07-22 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
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Local girl breaking family tradition

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2014-07-22 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Edwardsville High School senior Amy Hanks has made it a tradition to watch the Macy?s Thanksgiving Day Parade every year.  Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Rockford man charged in second killing

2014-07-22 13:50:00 BND.com

A man already accused of killing a high school friend now is charged in a second northern Illinois killing.

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Madison County Sheriff's deputy injured during arrest in Godfrey

2014-07-22 13:47:55 kmov.com
An Alton man faces charges after allegedly resisting arrest and injuring a sheriff?s deputy in Godfrey. Read Full Story ...

Nurse pleads guilty to theft from VA hospital

2014-07-22 13:35:00 BND.com

A nurse at the Veterans Administration hospital in St. Louis has pleaded guilty to federal charges, admitting that he stole pain medication from the hospital.

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Mideast Dove of Pieces

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2014-07-22 13:30:14 CagleCartoons

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Man charged with striking pregnant girlfriend with car at Sullivan motel

2014-07-22 13:19:00 STLToday.com
Woman is four months' pregnant and being treated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

Dogs taken from owner who planned to abandon them

2014-07-22 13:10:00 BND.com

More than three dozen small-breed dogs have been removed from a property in southern Missouri amid reports that the owner planned to dump them along the side of a highway.

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Feds: VA nurse pleads guilty to stealing pain meds

2014-07-22 13:00:00 STLToday.com
VA nurse admits stealing pain medication from the John Cochran Medical Center in St. Louis and taking it while on duty. Read Full Story ...

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

2014-07-22 13:00:00 BND.com

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea ? fighting crime by making it easier for young people to…

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St. Charles Co. candidate appeals firing from county job

2014-07-22 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Kate Runyan, Democratic candidate for director of elections, was dismissed from the office of the Republican she wants to replace, Rich Chrismer. Read Full Story ...

VA nurse from Chesterfield pleads guilty to stealing pain meds

2014-07-22 13:00:00 STLToday.com
VA nurse admits stealing pain medication from the John Cochran Medical Center in St. Louis and taking it while on duty. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Walnut Street ramp to close Friday morning, reopen Monday

2014-07-22 12:57:56 kmov.com
The ramp from eastbound Interstate 44 to Walnut Street will close Friday morning for the weekend, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Read Full Story ...

Gov Perry border security

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2014-07-22 12:53:02 CagleCartoons

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Warrenton man who snatched purse on Kroger lot gets 37 years in prison

2014-07-22 12:50:00 STLToday.com
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Warrenton felon who snatched purse on Kroger lot gets 37 years in prison

2014-07-22 12:50:00 STLToday.com
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Where is the best place for airmen to be based in the U.S? Think corn, not Hawaii.

2014-07-22 12:45:00 STLToday.com
Analysis takes many factors into account.  Read Full Story ...

39 Chihuahuas rescued from owner in Carter County

2014-07-22 12:41:56 kmov.com
39 Chihuahuas will be transported to the Human Society of Missouri headquarters today after they were rescued in Carter County. Read Full Story ...

Scaring Putin

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2014-07-22 12:30:46 CagleCartoons

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Putin MH17 finger pointing

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2014-07-22 12:30:11 CagleCartoons

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PUTIN GAZA STRIP DISTRACTION

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2014-07-22 12:29:11 CagleCartoons

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Owner of Chihuahuas planned to leave them in crate by side of highway, Missouri Humane Society says

2014-07-22 12:27:00 STLToday.com
Organization said it is working with Carter County Sheriff's Office in southeast Missouri. Read Full Story ...

VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

2014-07-22 12:20:00 BND.com

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs says the beleaguered federal agency is making progress on a host of problems that led to his predecessor's forced resignation.

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Warren County prosecutor seeks death penalty in triple fatal stabbing

2014-07-22 12:16:00 STLToday.com
Shawn Kavanaugh, 23, went to the home to talk to his estranged wife Read Full Story ...

Wildwood City Council could vote on funding for trail lighting

2014-07-22 12:12:18 kmov.com
Wildwood's City Council could vote on funding for a project that would add trail lighting between Westglen Farms Drive and Taylor Road. Read Full Story ...

Want to own the world's largest bottle of catsup?

2014-07-22 12:10:17 kmov.com
Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money. Read Full Story ...

Normandy Schools Collaborative to hold job fair for teachers

2014-07-22 12:03:00 STLToday.com
The district looking to hire teachers across all disciplines before school starts Read Full Story ...

Wildey will host children's film fest

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2014-07-22 12:01:00 theintelligencer.com
Not all great kids? films are big-budget Hollywood productions, and the Wildey Theatre and Cinema St. Louis are joining forces to offer proof. Read Full Story ...

Kansas City schools seek temporary state approval

2014-07-22 12:00:00 BND.com

The Kansas City School District is offering to end a lawsuit against Missouri if state education officials grant temporary provisional accreditation to the district.

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County board backs high-speed rail stop

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2014-07-22 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
The Madison County Board unanimously agreed to support the choice of the Alton Multimodal Transportation Center as one of two area stops on a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and Chicago. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



AT&T Springfield center closing, ending 188 jobs

2014-07-22 11:58:00 BND.com

AT&T Inc. plans to close a call center in Springfield and cut 188 jobs starting next month.

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Vandals left anti-Semitic messages at country club in Frontenac

2014-07-22 11:52:00 STLToday.com
The country club is at 11801 Conway Road. Read Full Story ...

FAA: US flights to Tel Aviv prohibited for 24 hours

2014-07-22 11:45:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON   ?  FAA tells US airlines all flights to Tel Aviv airport in Israel prohibited for 24 hours. Read Full Story ...

170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

2014-07-22 11:43:00 BND.com

Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

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Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

2014-07-22 11:37:37 kmov.com
Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital construction spending plan intended to repair Illinois roads and bridges. Read Full Story ...

Police search for suspect after multiple car break-ins in Farmington

2014-07-22 11:34:59 kmov.com
Farmington Police are investigating a series of car break-ins on Sunday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

Phillips Furniture is closing Kirkwood store

2014-07-22 11:32:00 STLToday.com
Ashley Furniture stores in the St. Louis area are unaffected. Read Full Story ...

Proposed Ladue subdivision raises concerns

2014-07-22 11:14:00 STLToday.com
Residents seek assurances that construction won't create traffic problems. Read Full Story ...

Proposed Ladue subdivision raises concerns over traffic, trees

2014-07-22 11:14:00 STLToday.com
Residents seek assurances that construction won't create traffic problems. Read Full Story ...

Reporter's query: Did you receive health insurance subsidies?

2014-07-22 11:08:00 STLToday.com
How will you be affected if you lose them? Read Full Story ...

Normandy did not use relief appropriated by Legislature

2014-07-22 11:04:00 STLToday.com
The district ended the 2013-2014 school year with $1.5 million of cushion and didn't touch the $2 million appropriated by the Legislature in the supplement to the fiscal year 2014 budget. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Finances improve for struggling Normandy schools

2014-07-22 10:45:00 BND.com

State officials say a struggling St. Louis County school district should be able to make it financially. But they say the first day of class on Aug. 18 will provide…

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Woman killed in triple shooting in St. Louis is identified

2014-07-22 10:41:00 STLToday.com
Police were searching for the boyfriend of one of the shooting victims. Read Full Story ...

Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear

2014-07-22 10:36:00 STLToday.com
Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Read Full Story ...

Second City's Chicago comedy school to expand

2014-07-22 10:17:00 BND.com

The training center for Chicago's famous Second City comedy group is expanding.

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Mo., Ill., among states that may lose health insurance subsides

2014-07-22 10:14:00 STLToday.com
A federal appeals court decided subsidies are illegal in states that didn't set up their own health insurance exchange.  Read Full Story ...

Mo., Ill., among states that may lose health insurance subsidies

2014-07-22 10:14:00 STLToday.com
A federal appeals court decided subsidies are illegal in states that didn't set up their own health insurance exchange.  Read Full Story ...

Mexican border

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2014-07-22 10:13:12 CagleCartoons

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Missouri man gets life in prison in fatal shooting

2014-07-22 10:04:00 BND.com

A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for killing a romantic rival in 2012.

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Former Yale hoops captain coming to Washington U.

2014-07-22 10:00:00 STLToday.com
Regis J. O'Keefe taking charge of orthopedic surgery department in October Read Full Story ...

New movie theater coming to Wentzville

2014-07-22 10:00:00 STLToday.com
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New 12-screen movie theater coming to Wentzville

2014-07-22 10:00:00 STLToday.com
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9 am news



Illinois postpones closure of MLK Bridge for a year

2014-07-22 09:52:00 STLToday.com
A bid for the construction work was too high, and IDOT is going to revise its plan. Read Full Story ...

Illinois postpones river bridge closure until 2015

2014-07-22 09:43:02 kmov.com
Commuters between St. Louis and southwestern Illinois are getting a break. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis not among top cities for small business

2014-07-22 09:36:16 kmov.com
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Belleville West kicker chosen to play in UnderArmour All-American game

2014-07-22 09:27:00 BND.com

The booming leg of Belleville West senior kicker and punter Austin Seibert has earned him a spot in the prestigious 2015 UnderArmour All-American Game.

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Barrier at Bridgeton landfill delayed

2014-07-22 09:22:56 kmov.com
Construction of a barrier aimed at preventing underground smoldering from reaching buried nuclear waste at a suburban St. Louis landfill has been delayed Read Full Story ...

Springfield votes to allow urban beekeeping

2014-07-22 09:17:16 kmov.com
More Springfield residents will be able to become beekeepers inside city limits. Read Full Story ...

Driver charged in Will County crash that killed 4

2014-07-22 09:08:00 BND.com

A semi-truck driver involved in a Will County crash that killed four people has been charged.

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TCA: Creator spills details about 'Fargo' Season 2

2014-07-22 09:00:00 STLToday.com
The year is 1979; the hero is Lou Solverson. Read Full Story ...

Man accused of KC area highway shootings claims innocence

2014-07-22 09:00:00 STLToday.com
The suspect claims one piece of evidence from cellphone towers proves he is innocent.  Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Man accused of highway shootings claims innocence

2014-07-22 08:53:00 BND.com

A man charged with 10 shootings on Kansas City-area highways says he can prove he's innocent.

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Cleanup of lead at Missouri park nearing an end

2014-07-22 08:38:00 BND.com

A three-year cleanup project is nearing an end at a popular Missouri state park that is on the site of a shuttered lead mine.

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ANSWERS FROM RUSSIA

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2014-07-22 08:37:57 CagleCartoons

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JAMES GARNER

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Iowa filmmaker to make Lincoln Tomb documentary

2014-07-22 08:33:00 BND.com

An Iowa filmmaker plans to make a documentary about Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Illinois.

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Man found in river identified

2014-07-22 08:23:00 BND.com

Authorities have confirmed that a body found over the weekend in the Mississippi River in St. Louis was that of a missing St. Peters man.

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Southern Illinois man dies after house explosion

2014-07-22 08:03:00 STLToday.com
WEST FRANKFORT, Ill.   ?   Police say a southern Illinois man has died after he was injured in a house explosion earlier this month. Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Steamy heat today across St. Louis area, then 80s return by week's end

2014-07-22 07:55:00 STLToday.com
Storms could start firing up close to sunset on Tuesday but be most active around midnight Tuesday. Read Full Story ...

Coroner: 2 men drowned in Naperville quarry crash

2014-07-22 07:48:00 BND.com

The DuPage County coroner says drowning is the preliminary cause of death for two men killed when a car plunged into a water-filled quarry.

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Chesterfield bans e-cigarette sales to minors

2014-07-22 07:43:00 BND.com

The St. Louis County town of Chesterfield has joined a growing list of municipalities preventing the sale of vapor nicotine products to minors.

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Missouri man sentenced for Social Security fraud

2014-07-22 07:38:00 BND.com

A Liberty man will spend five years in federal prison with no chance of parole for collecting his mother's Social Security payments for five years after she died.

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Arizona man charged with killing half-brother

2014-07-22 07:38:00 BND.com

An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother in western Illinois.

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Latest Dooley ad hits Stenger over Oakville senior apartment controversy

2014-07-22 07:30:00 STLToday.com
The two Democrats are fighting for the County Chief Executive nomination Aug. 5. Read Full Story ...

Body found in fountain at Kansas City airport

2014-07-22 07:28:00 BND.com

Police are investigating how an adult's body ended up in a pond near the Kansas City International Airport.

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Teen's body found in northern Illinois lake

2014-07-22 07:23:00 BND.com

Police say the body of a northern Illinois teenager has been found in Third Lake in Lake County.

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6 am news



2 suspects sought in shooting in Gladstone

2014-07-22 06:58:00 BND.com

Authorities in the Kansas City suburb of Gladstone are investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man.

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Fire closes Illinois state building in Springfield

2014-07-22 06:45:00 STLToday.com
The fire early Tuesday happened in a mechanical room at the building, which is part of the Illinois State Capitol complex.  Read Full Story ...

State warns against crossing closed bridge

2014-07-22 06:43:00 BND.com

Kentucky transportation officials are warning people not to try to cross the U.S. 45 bridge between Paducah and Brookport, Illinois and saying anyone who does may be cited for trespassing.

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Police chase in Metro East ends in crash, suspect hurt

2014-07-22 06:36:00 STLToday.com
Rescuers had to peel apart the suspect's vehicle to free him early this morning.  Read Full Story ...

Driver hurt after fleeing police, crashing in Metro East

2014-07-22 06:36:00 STLToday.com
Rescuers had to peel apart the suspect's vehicle to free him early this morning.  Read Full Story ...

High school concession stand vandalized overnight

2014-07-22 06:34:26 kmov.com
Authorities were called to St. Charles High School early Tuesday morning after someone reported the concession stand was vandalized Read Full Story ...

Shooting over love triangle lands Missouri man a life sentence

2014-07-22 06:30:00 STLToday.com
Prosecutors said Steven Williams killed a romantic rival in 2012.  Read Full Story ...

Authorities search for break-in suspect in Metro East

2014-07-22 06:20:14 kmov.com
Police are searching for a suspect they think is responsible for break-ins throughout the Metro East. Read Full Story ...

McGraw Live: Jordana Miller & Scott Goldberg

2014-07-22 06:15:00 STLToday.com
We team with McGraw Milhaven to bring you the hottest topics of the day, live. Watch now! Read Full Story ...

Search widens for missing Ste. Genevieve Co. woman

2014-07-22 06:15:00 STLToday.com
Lynn Marie Messer, 52, has not been seen since July 8.  Read Full Story ...

Metro to unveil new bus station in North County

2014-07-22 06:04:20 kmov.com
A new Metro Bus and Park & Ride station will have its ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in North County. Read Full Story ...

McGraw Live: Trey Hardin

2014-07-22 06:00:00 STLToday.com
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5 am news



VA Secretary to speak at National VFW Convention in St. Louis Tuesday

2014-07-22 05:34:30 kmov.com
Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson plans to meet with leadership, employees and key stakeholders to discuss efforts to improve veterans? access to care. Read Full Story ...

Hamas Shoots Peace

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2014-07-22 05:28:10 CagleCartoons

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GIGO

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Missouri man pleads guilty to bank robbery

2014-07-22 05:08:00 BND.com

A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a May bank robbery.

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Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

2014-07-22 05:08:00 BND.com

The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

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4 am news



State Board seeks volunteers for bilingual council

2014-07-22 04:18:00 BND.com

The Illinois State Board of Education is looking for seven new members to serve on its advisory council for bilingual education.

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Missouri man gets life in prison for 2012 shooting

2014-07-22 04:08:00 BND.com

A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man in a dispute over their mutual love interest.

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Man sentenced for stealing from Social Security

2014-07-22 04:03:00 BND.com

A suburban Kansas City man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for stealing nearly $85,000 from his dead mother's Social Security benefits.

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EXCHANGE: Horse barn finds new life

2014-07-22 04:03:00 BND.com

A 125-year-old former horse barn near uptown Normal is getting a face-lift inside and out.

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3 am news



Report: More Illinois children living in poverty

2014-07-22 03:48:00 BND.com

A new report says the number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000.

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Springfield parks consider fixing wind turbine

2014-07-22 03:33:00 BND.com

The Springfield Park District is taking steps to fix a dysfunctional wind turbine in Southwind Park.

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Chicago gets $10M in grants for at-risk youth

2014-07-22 03:28:00 BND.com

Chicago efforts to foster education of at-risk children are getting $10 million in federal help.

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Illinois garbage truck driver hit by train

2014-07-22 03:13:00 BND.com

A western Illinois man is recovering from moderate injuries after a train hit a garbage truck he was driving.

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Quinn signs county appointees ethics measure

2014-07-22 03:03:00 BND.com

A measure signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gives certain counties mostly in northeastern Illinois more authority to remove their appointees who violate ethics standards.

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USDA: Illinois corn, soybean crops faring well

2014-07-22 03:03:00 BND.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn crop is maturing faster than normal and faring well.

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2 am news



Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

2014-07-22 02:08:00 BND.com

A case challenging Arizona's refusal to reveal detailed information about the lethal drugs it plans to use to put an inmate to death is now headed to the U.S. Supreme…

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No e-cigarettes for minors in Chesterfield after council vote

2014-07-22 02:00:00 STLToday.com
City to restrict sales and possession to minors. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Missouri man gets probation for hitting kitten

2014-07-22 01:13:00 BND.com

A St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to fatally striking his 5-month-old kitten.

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12 am news



Cards foresee Wacha pitching in September

2014-07-22 00:20:00 STLToday.com
Injured righthander reportedly is improved and could start throwing in two weeks.  Read Full Story ...

Cleanup of lead pollution at St. Joe State Park nearing an end

2014-07-22 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The park land is part of Missouri's Old Lead Belt Read Full Story ...

St. Louis Jewish leaders call for humanitarian support

2014-07-22 00:15:00 STLToday.com
CREVE COEUR ? St. Louis Jewish leaders on Monday night called on the community to support Israel by raising funds for emergency humanitarian efforts and sharing accurate information on Israel?… Read Full Story ...

Barrier between fire and nuclear waste at West Lake Landfill is delayed

2014-07-22 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Construction on a barrier between an underground fire at the Bridgeton Landfill and radioactive materials in the adjacent West Lake Landfill has been delayed, and federal lawmakers are asking why. Read Full Story ...

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