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Candy shops aim to satisfy every Halloween sweet tooth

2014-10-30 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Rocket Fizz, Miss M's and more confectionaries where you can answer the sweet siren song of Halloween. Read Full Story ...

Billy Collins, a poet they'll pay to see

2014-10-30 13:00:00 STLToday.com
The former poet laureate mixes humor, seriousness in popular work. Read Full Story ...

How to deal with the day-after-Halloween candy glut

2014-10-30 13:00:00 STLToday.com
The morning after Halloween is something like a kids? version of a hangover. Read Full Story ...

Kevin Nashan's Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. is serious seafood fun

2014-10-30 13:00:00 STLToday.com
The new restaurant from the Sidney Street Cafe chef features lobster boils, steamed crabs and more seafood classics. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Ex-death row inmate can't be retried in killings

2014-10-30 12:34:00 BND.com

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says there's "compelling" evidence that a prisoner freed from death row through another man's confession was responsible for the 1982 killings he was initially…

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Rauner says women will decide governor's race

2014-10-30 12:24:00 BND.com

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says women will decide the close race between him and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Official: Four dead in Wichita airport crash

2014-10-30 12:15:00 STLToday.com
WICHITA, Kan.   ?   Officials say at least four people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Read Full Story ...

Ex-Hillsdale cop gets nearly four years in prison on drug charges

2014-10-30 12:10:00 STLToday.com
Hillsdale police officer and lieutenant agreed to aid in the robbery of a drug courier in exchange for cash, prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

Events planned in November in the Alton area

2014-10-30 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the following events. Read Full Story ...

Laurent recognized by Rotary Club

2014-10-30 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
The first Rotary Club Student of the Month Award for the 2014-2015 school year was awarded to Edwardsville High School student, Rebecca Laurent. Nominated by English teacher, Nicole Pontious, Rebecca Read Full Story ...

SIUE reaches agreement with Shenyang University

2014-10-30 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe signed an agreement with China?s Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU) on Tuesday, Oct. 28, to collaborate on 2+2 programs in the ar Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

2014-10-30 11:54:00 STLToday.com
Rising cost of cocoa, dairy and nuts will make candy more expensive in 2015. Read Full Story ...

SIUE?s Office of International Affairs Moves to Provost?s Oversight

2014-10-30 11:53:56 SIUE.edu

provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs Dr. Parviz Ansari 07-01-14The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees approved the renaming of SIUE?s Office of International Student and Scholar Services to the Office of International Affairs. The board acted at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Morris University Center?s Meridian Ballroom on the Edwardsville campus.

The office of international affairs? reporting structure also will change as it moves from the vice chancellor of student affairs to the office of the provost and academic affairs. The number of personnel staffing the office will remain the same.

?This shift will allow us to focus on the central mission of global engagement and learning,? said Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. ?The office of international affairs will work with both academic and non-academic units in SIUE?s pursuit of the globalization of its campuses.

?Moving the office under the provost?s direction will allow for greater emphasis on international recruitment, research and collaborations, work and study abroad opportunities, and comprehensive planning for global education as part of curricular requirements.?

The office of international affairs will support functions in five primary areas:

?Today, international students comprise approximately three percent of the SIUE student population,? Ansari said. ?The percentage of students who study abroad is even smaller. Our goal is to expand these numbers. We have been making consistent progress in increasing the number of international students on campus for the past five semesters and look forward to continued growth in this area.

?The new office of international affairs will also be responsible for facilitating the development of new partnerships with selected international universities and industries for the purposes of research and scholarship and student internship opportunities.?

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Lawyer: Inmate ordered freed deserves restitution

2014-10-30 11:48:00 BND.com

An attorney for an Illinois man who maintains he was coerced into confessing to a 1982 double killing says his client should receive restitution for the 15 years he spent…

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Missouri researchers studying respiratory virus

2014-10-30 11:48:00 BND.com

Washington University researchers are finding new clues about a rare respiratory virus that caused a recent outbreak among children.

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Former officer sentenced on drug charge

2014-10-30 11:48:00 BND.com

A former suburban St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison on federal heroin distribution charges.

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Halloween night will be coldest in decades in St. Louis

2014-10-30 11:47:00 STLToday.com
The coldest on record for Oct. 31 in St. Louis was in 1930. Read Full Story ...

Suspects sought after armed robbery in Fairview Heights

2014-10-30 11:40:53 kmov.com
The Fairview Heights Police Department is investigating after a reported armed robbery Tuesday night. Read Full Story ...

First announced '100 Great Ideas' event set for December

2014-10-30 11:30:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY ? The first announced event so far of Speaker-in-waiting John Diehl's "100 Great Ideas" initiative will take place in December. Read Full Story ...

Former lawyer turned bank robber gets 45 more years in prison

2014-10-30 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Warren J. Gladders state sentence to run consecutively with federal prison time. Read Full Story ...

Investigator: Simon confessed multiple times

2014-10-30 11:29:00 BND.com

The private investigator who got a man to confess to a 1982 double killing says he has no regrets after a Cook County judge ordered the man to be released.

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Ebola Nurse Hickox

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2014-10-30 11:27:30 CagleCartoons

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Democrat Clay endorses independent candidate for city recorder

2014-10-30 11:25:00 STLToday.com
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Official: At least 2 dead in Wichita airport crash

2014-10-30 11:15:00 STLToday.com
WICHITA, Kan.   ?   Officials say at least two people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Read Full Story ...

10 hours of street harassment in NYC: a viral video faces a backlash

2014-10-30 11:15:00 STLToday.com
NEW YORK  ? A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said Wednesday. Read Full Story ...

Execution set for Missouri man who killed neighbor

2014-10-30 11:14:00 BND.com

The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 63-year-old woman and beating her to death with a hammer.

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McCulloch: Grand jury members not responsible for recent leaks

2014-10-30 11:00:53 kmov.com
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Film documents friendship between Clark Terry and young pianist

2014-10-30 11:00:00 STLToday.com
"Keep On Keepin' On" gives an inside account of the workings of the jazz world. Read Full Story ...

Execution set for St. Louis County man who killed woman with sledgehammer

2014-10-30 11:00:00 STLToday.com
Paul Goodwin is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Dec. 10. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

2014-10-30 10:59:00 BND.com

A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter…

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Dec. 10 execution set for St. Louis County man who killed neighbor with hammer

2014-10-30 10:53:00 STLToday.com
Paul Goodwin is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Dec. 10. Read Full Story ...

Small plane crashes at Wichita airport

2014-10-30 10:45:00 STLToday.com
WICHITA, Kan.   ?   A small plane has crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city. Read Full Story ...

Cupich removes priest from ministry

2014-10-30 10:45:00 BND.com

Archbishop Blase Cupich (Su'-pitch) has removed a retired Spokane Catholic priest from ministry following accusations that he sexually abused a child decades ago.

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TV review: CBS' 'McCarthys' has been-there feeling

2014-10-30 10:38:00 STLToday.com
Laurie Metcalf is mom to a sports-obsessed Boston family. Read Full Story ...

Man who caused crash that killed Chesterfield college student gets 2 years in prison

2014-10-30 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Police said he was high on meth at the time, but prosecutors had issues proving impairment. Read Full Story ...

Breakfast with Bernie: NL Central gets more interesting with Maddon at Cubs

2014-10-30 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Welcome to "Breakfast with Bernie," a daily take on the sports world brought to you from the First Bank Studio. Read Full Story ...

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

2014-10-30 10:29:00 BND.com

Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola ? chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

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Crews responding to rising smoke at Wichita airport

2014-10-30 10:27:00 STLToday.com
WICHITA, Kan.   ?   Emergency crews were headed to Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport after huge plumes of black smoke were seen rising into the sky. Read Full Story ...

McCulloch finds no grand jury leaks in Ferguson case

2014-10-30 10:26:00 STLToday.com
Twitter account claiming inside information had been hacked, prosecutor says, and newspapers got information elsewhere. Read Full Story ...

Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

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

Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating…

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SunCoke proposes plant in Greenup

2014-10-30 10:09:00 BND.com

SunCoke Energy South Shore LLC has filed an application with Kentucky officials to build an electric generating plant in conjunction with a coke plant on about 250 acres along the…

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$99 fares to fly to Europe? Wow.

2014-10-30 10:04:00 STLToday.com
Iceland-based discount carrier offers rock-bottom fares for international travel. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Hall of fame for mustaches? Why not?

2014-10-30 09:49:00 BND.com

There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards?

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Emergency repairs of grate finished; 2 lanes of I-64 reopened

2014-10-30 09:45:00 STLToday.com
It's near the Boone bridge. Read Full Story ...

Master plan to develop Mozingo Lake presented

2014-10-30 09:39:00 BND.com

A long-range development plan for Mozingo Lake Park near Maryville includes suggestions to lure visitors with a lodge or hotel, a full-service restaurant and a visitors' center.

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US voters deciding on billions for conservation

2014-10-30 09:39:00 BND.com

Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for…

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Ex-pols from St. Louis area turn into campaign donors

2014-10-30 09:30:00 STLToday.com
Seven retired St. Louis area members of Congress give almost $70,000  Read Full Story ...

Halloween

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2014-10-30 09:28:49 CagleCartoons

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2 sites dropped from list of Great Lakes hot spots

2014-10-30 09:03:00 BND.com

Federal officials say two locations in Michigan are being dropped from a list of 43 highly contaminated sites in the Great Lakes region.

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8 am news



Make room, Grumpy Cat. Morris is back.

2014-10-30 08:50:00 STLToday.com
9Lives gives Morris a reboot, hoping to engage older consumers who may remember him. Read Full Story ...

Dedication set at memorial of 1994 plane crash

2014-10-30 08:39:00 BND.com

Relatives of 68 people who died in a commuter plane crash in northwestern Indiana will be gathering to dedicate a new memorial wall on the 20th anniversary of the crash.

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Nixon to outline expansion of jobs effort

2014-10-30 08:34:00 BND.com

Gov. Jay Nixon will be in suburban St. Louis Thursday to announce expansion of his administration's effort to improve job and career opportunities for young people in low-income communities.

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Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine, goes for a bike ride

2014-10-30 08:21:00 STLToday.com
Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend were followed by police, who can't detain her without a court order.  Read Full Story ...

Lawyer: Chris Coleman trial unfair because of photos with mistress

2014-10-30 08:02:00 STLToday.com
Photos that showed Coleman and his mistress together were "salacious" and irrelevant to the case, the lawyer claimed.  Read Full Story ...

Lawyer: Christopher Coleman trial unfair because of photos with mistress

2014-10-30 08:02:00 STLToday.com
Photos that showed Coleman and his mistress together were "salacious" and irrelevant to the case, the lawyer claimed.  Read Full Story ...

5 bold predictions for who wins what at CMA awards

2014-10-30 08:00:00 STLToday.com
Make room for another trophy, Miranda, while Dierks is my prediction for male vocalist and a surprise for entertainer of the year.   Read Full Story ...

7 am news



ebola approach

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2014-10-30 07:39:25 CagleCartoons

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Woman hurt when tree falls through house

2014-10-30 07:38:00 BND.com

A southeast Missouri woman is recovering from injuries after a tree that was being removed from an adjoining lot fell the wrong way and crashed into her house.

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Applications for U.S. jobless aid tick up to 287,000

2014-10-30 07:34:00 STLToday.com
But they're still near a 14-year low. Read Full Story ...

U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter

2014-10-30 07:32:00 STLToday.com
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Stops yield nearly $560K in suspected drug money

2014-10-30 07:19:00 BND.com

An eastern Nebraska county sheriff said deputies have seized nearly $560,000 in suspected drug money in recent traffic stops.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

2014-10-30 07:08:00 STLToday.com
Cook said he never denied his sexuality but never publicly acknowledged it, either. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County Council approves $1 million to help North County residents

2014-10-30 07:05:15 kmov.com
t. Louis County tax dollars have helped people in North County stay in their homes during the crisis in Ferguson. Read Full Story ...

Chat live with TV critic Gail Pennington

2014-10-30 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Post now for our chat at 1 p.m. today. Read Full Story ...

Prosecutor says Illinois woman 3 times legal limit for alcohol in deadly crash

2014-10-30 07:00:00 STLToday.com
The woman's car crashed into another vehicle, killing its teenage driver along with a passenger in the woman's car.  Read Full Story ...

6 am news



St. Louis man gets life in prison in Jefferson City death

2014-10-30 06:45:00 STLToday.com
Prosecutors said Calvin Hutson planned to rob his victim after setting up a drug deal.  Read Full Story ...

Multi-vehicle crash closes Tesson Ferry Road near Highway 141

2014-10-30 06:41:00 STLToday.com
No word on when it will reopen. Read Full Story ...

Salam Aleikum Halloween Again

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2014-10-30 06:39:17 CagleCartoons

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Emergency repairs of grate close two lanes of Interstate 64

2014-10-30 06:34:00 STLToday.com
The two left lanes on eastbound Interstate 64 (Highway 40) before the Boone Bridge are closed Thursday morning for emergency repairs of a grate. Read Full Story ...

Exelon steps up pro-nuclear lobbying in Illinois

2014-10-30 06:30:00 STLToday.com
Utility bills its six nuclear plants as 'clean energy' providers. Not everybody agrees. Read Full Story ...

Man gets life in prison in Jefferson City death

2014-10-30 06:18:00 BND.com

A St. Louis man was sentenced to life in prison for a shooting death in Jefferson City.

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Authorities cracking down on drunk driving this Halloween

2014-10-30 06:16:27 kmov.com
This Halloween police will be cracking down on drunk drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. Read Full Story ...

11 men sentenced in international child porn ring

2014-10-30 06:13:00 BND.com

Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for…

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Ferguson-Florissant school district preps for more unrest

2014-10-30 06:08:59 kmov.com
Educators in the Ferguson area are planning for the possibility of more unrest once the grand jury decision is released. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Chicago adds 2 electric buses with federal grant

2014-10-30 05:29:00 BND.com

Chicago has added two electric buses to its public transportation fleet with a $2.5 million federal grant.

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Man held on $1 million bond in Peoria shooting

2014-10-30 05:29:00 BND.com

A Peoria man charged with shooting two people has been ordered held on $1 million bond.

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Ex-Pekin youth pastor charged in child porn case

2014-10-30 05:29:00 BND.com

A former youth pastor already charged with sexually assaulting a child has been indicted on child pornography charges in Peoria County.

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Alton police searching for man handing out cash to kids

2014-10-30 05:28:58 kmov.com
Officers fear the man may be grooming children in an attempt to one day harm or abduct them. Read Full Story ...

Waukegan schools, teachers reach tentative deal

2014-10-30 05:24:00 BND.com

Negotiating teams for the Waukegan teachers union and school district say they have reached a tentative contract agreement after a four-week teacher strike.

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St. Louis man charged in fatal 2013 crash

2014-10-30 05:08:00 BND.com

A St. Louis man who police say caused a fatal wreck last year has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash.

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Ex-Missouri jailer pleads guilty in assault case

2014-10-30 05:03:00 BND.com

A former Missouri correctional officer has pleaded guilty to violating an inmate's constitutional rights during an assault at a county jail.

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4 am news



EXCHANGE: Memory quilt to preserve New Lenox

2014-10-30 04:03:00 BND.com

Jill Bojan and her family will join New Lenox history when quilters put together a new fabric bearing the names of village residents.

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Zombie apocalypse teaches Missouri S&T students

2014-10-30 04:03:00 BND.com

A zombie apocalypse is helping Missouri University of Science and Technology students prepare for careers in engineering and management.

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Former union officer pleads guilty to embezzlement

2014-10-30 04:03:00 BND.com

The former secretary-treasurer of a railroad union has admitted embezzling more than $12,000 from the union, depleting the local's bank account.

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Comic Smirnoff visits MU campus for sitcom fodder

2014-10-30 04:03:00 BND.com

Branson funnyman Yakov Smirnoff hopes that some time spent in University of Missouri classrooms will provide fodder for an upcoming TV sitcom.

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3 am news



Prosecutor: Woman's alcohol level 3 times limit

2014-10-30 03:48:00 BND.com

Authorities say a Springfield woman had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit when involved in a crash that killed two.

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Illinois town to honor veterans with street signs

2014-10-30 03:19:00 BND.com

A central Illinois community has found a special way to honor a resident who died while serving in Afghanistan.

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2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

2014-10-30 03:08:00 BND.com

Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card.

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Work to begin on UI Labs headquarters

2014-10-30 03:04:00 BND.com

The developers of a public-private research lab involving the University of Illinois are expected to break ground on its headquarters in Chicago.

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Former high school band director's trial postponed

2014-10-30 03:04:00 BND.com

The trial of a former southern Illinois high school's band director accused of taking inappropriate photographs of a 14-year-old girl at a thrift store has been delayed.

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2 am news



San Francisco fans revel in team's hat-trick win

2014-10-30 02:43:00 BND.com

They cheered every strike and pop fly together. They booed every pitch called as a ball in unison. Then, when victory was theirs, an orange and black sea standing shoulder-to…

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12 am news



Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

2014-10-30 00:38:00 BND.com

The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective…

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Audit: Two-thirds of Chicago elevators uninspected

2014-10-30 00:34:00 BND.com

An audit by Chicago's inspector general has determined two-thirds of the city's elevators were not inspected last year.

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Koster dismisses New York Times report that he coddles contributors

2014-10-30 00:20:00 STLToday.com
Article alleges he pulled back on inquiries of firms that made campaign contributions. House Speaker Jones hints at investigation. Read Full Story ...

Bernie: Matheny is right, Cards are a family

2014-10-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Manager is the leader this team needs in tough times. Read Full Story ...

Gauen: Polls are close, newspaper endorsements not, as Illinois governor race nears end

2014-10-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Bruce Rauner took almost all the editorial page support but Pat Quinn pulled up even in the polls. Read Full Story ...

Near site of fatal shooting, Shaw neighborhood market continues to reach out

2014-10-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The corner store serves up Eritrean food, continues as meeting spot for protesters  Read Full Story ...

Bernie: Matheny is right, Cards are family

2014-10-30 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Manager is the leader this team needs in tough times. Read Full Story ...

Republicans try to boost their super-majority in Missouri House

2014-10-30 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Most of the political parties? efforts are focused on 18 to 20 races. Read Full Story ...

Famed gospel singer and furniture saleswoman Zella Mae Cox dies

2014-10-30 00:00:00 STLToday.com
She and her husband, Slim Cox, sang and sold furniture on Chippewa Street. Read Full Story ...

Blankets for babies

2014-10-30 00:00:00 STLToday.com
A record 286 blankets are made and collected by Project Linus volunteers to give to children?s hospitals and social service groups. Read Full Story ...

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