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4 pm news

St. Louis man facing drug-trafficking charge in Illinois

2015-03-03 16:29:04 kmov.com
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Authorities ID man who died in tent fire at St. Louis homeless camp

2015-03-03 16:00:00 STLToday.com
Man died when his tent burned near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

2015-03-03 15:58:00 BND.com

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St. Louis man who allegedly stole car from Wentzville dealership is charged

2015-03-03 15:56:00 STLToday.com
The gray 2009 Pontiac G8 has been involved in at least six police pursuits since it was taken, police say Read Full Story ...

Althoff and East St. Louis both move up in final state basketball rankings

2015-03-03 15:52:00 BND.com

Althoff moved up to fourth this week in the final Class 3A boys basketball state rankings compiled by The Associated Press. The Crusaders (23-3) are the No. 1 seed in…

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Arch parking garage to be replaced by park

2015-03-03 15:44:27 kmov.com
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Kroenke's LA stadium plan again comes under fire

2015-03-03 15:32:00 STLToday.com
Former chairman of National Transportation Safety Board raises safety concerns about stadium being built so close to flight paths into LAX. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis Zoo's grizzly bear, Bert, dies

2015-03-03 15:30:00 STLToday.com
The bear was euthanized Tuesday after an exam revealed irreversible health problems. Read Full Story ...

Ex-Missouri sheriff pleads guilty to stealing property

2015-03-03 15:09:06 kmov.com
A former Missouri county sheriff pleaded guilty to stealing property that had been recovered in criminal cases. Read Full Story ...

Victims to relive horror of marathon bombing as trial begins

2015-03-03 15:04:00 STLToday.com
BOSTON ? In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focused on arguments over where his trial shou… Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

2015-03-03 14:43:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON ? Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack… Read Full Story ...

Judge asked to delay medical marijuana permit in Kankakee

2015-03-03 14:33:00 BND.com

A Chicago company that failed to win a permit to grow medical marijuana has a court hearing in its lawsuit against the state of Illinois.

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Hazelwood bakery to lose jobs in restructuring

2015-03-03 14:28:00 STLToday.com
Move clears way for growth of fig bar line. Read Full Story ...

911 callers describe chaos after gold theft on NC highway

2015-03-03 14:22:00 STLToday.com
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? Shortly after the heist of millions of dollars in gold bars, confused drivers told 911 dispatchers that they saw uniformed drivers run into the North Carolina highway with… Read Full Story ...

Police release looting video and photos of Cricket Wireless

2015-03-03 14:20:59 kmov.com
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City looks to increase property buffer zones

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2015-03-03 14:10:00 theintelligencer.com
An ordinance aimed at providing a stronger buffer between the single-family property and multi-family or commercial properties will be up for approval by the Edwardsville City Council after the Admini Read Full Story ...

Rotary kicks off splash park fundraising

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2015-03-03 14:07:00 theintelligencer.com
Kicked off by a $30,000 donation from the Edwardsville Rotary Club, A Better Place to Play campaign, a fundraising effort in partnership with the Edwardsville Community Foundation for the construction Read Full Story ...

Police release video, photos of looting at Dellwood wireless phone store

2015-03-03 14:05:00 STLToday.com
Suspects shattered the front door to Cricket Wireless at 10006 West Florissant Avenue, doing about $25,000 in damage and theft. Read Full Story ...

Woman faces drug charges

2015-03-03 14:05:00 theintelligencer.com
 A woman at the center of several lawsuits involving former Collinsville Police Officer Luke Tillman has been charged in Madison County with unlawful possession of cocaine. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

2015-03-03 13:50:45 kmov.com
A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court. Read Full Story ...

Police release video, photos of looting at Ferguson wireless phone store

2015-03-03 13:48:00 STLToday.com
Suspects shattered the front door to Cricket Wireless at 10006 West Florissant Avenue, doing about $25,000 in damage and theft. Read Full Story ...

Driver involved in fatal St. Charles crash charged with involuntary manslaughter

2015-03-03 13:45:00 STLToday.com
Candido L. Alonso, 46, of St. Charles was killed  Read Full Story ...

Winners, losers in St. Louis news race

2015-03-03 13:44:00 STLToday.com
Results of February sweeps are in. Read Full Story ...

Ferguson Police acted in patterns of racial bias, Department of Justice to report

2015-03-03 13:31:00 STLToday.com
Justice Department says blacks  disproportionately arrested, fined and involved in police use of force. Read Full Story ...

East St. Louis man charged in Lambert Airport robbery

2015-03-03 13:29:37 kmov.com
An East St. Louis man has been charged in relation to a robbery of two people at Metrolink station at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Sunday. Read Full Story ...

Newly released surveillance video shows looting of Cricket Wireless from Aug.

2015-03-03 13:11:17 kmov.com
The St. Louis County Police Department on Tuesday released video which shows several people looting a Cricket Wireless store on Aug. 1. Read Full Story ...

Plans withdrawn for concrete plant next to Franklin County nature reserve, says environmental group

2015-03-03 13:08:00 STLToday.com
Neighbors worried about an eyesore in the woods, dust from the dry concrete and noise from trucks Read Full Story ...

City to host "Frozen" party

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2015-03-03 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
In 2013, "Frozen" swept the country and it became nearly impossible to find a little girl who didn't know every word to the Academy Award-winning hit "Let it Go." Read Full Story ...

Making old books new again

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2015-03-03 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
From time-to-time, Alana Tibbets takes time out from her work as a textile artist to teach people how to fold old books into sculptural works of art. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



New Illinois state representative sworn in to replace Brauer

2015-03-03 12:58:00 BND.com

A staffer for a U.S. congressman from Illinois has been sworn in to replace a state lawmaker who resigned from the General Assembly earlier this month.

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Birds fly right, will get a day off

2015-03-03 12:34:00 STLToday.com
Cardinals shine in defensive drill, so Matheny ? as promised ? rewards them with a day off before exhibition games begin Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Rev. Danforth: Schweich was a role model for what a public servant should be

2015-03-03 12:18:25 kmov.com
The funeral for Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich was held in Clayton at the Church of St. Michael and St. George Tuesday morning. Read Full Story ...

Illinois bill would name I-74 bridge for US Rep. Lane Evans

2015-03-03 12:18:00 BND.com

A proposal in the Illinois House would name a new Interstate 74 bridge over the Mississippi River after late U.S. Rep. Lane Evans.

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Why are some sentences served in percentages?

2015-03-03 12:15:00 theintelligencer.com
Question: I have been dating a girl for about a year now, and her ex-boyfriend has been a constant source of tension.  He calls and texts her, emails her, and has even driven by her house a couple of Read Full Story ...

Photo workshop set at Confluence Tower

2015-03-03 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Find the picture perfect opportunity for great photos during two photography workshops with renowned local photographer Dave Merritt at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford, IL Saturday, Read Full Story ...

SLSO members to perform on SIUE campus

2015-03-03 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Three musicians from the Grammy-Award winning St. Louis Symphony will be performing a free concert on Monday, March 16, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



STL Scottish games heading to Chesterfield Valley this fall

2015-03-03 11:45:00 STLToday.com
The festival will host the Masters World Championship of Scottish heavy athletics Sept. 25-26. Read Full Story ...

Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

2015-03-03 11:45:00 STLToday.com
He is charged with soliciting an unidentified person to find someone he could pay to kill the Will County state's attorney. Read Full Story ...

Armed robber takes cellphones, computer from victims at St. Louis airport Metrolink station

2015-03-03 11:45:00 STLToday.com
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Chicago's retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital

2015-03-03 11:33:00 BND.com

Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more than a month ago.

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Missouri revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

2015-03-03 11:30:16 kmov.com
The state budget director says increases in Missouri?s revenues are holding steady at close to a 5 percent growth from last year. Read Full Story ...

State revenue up $245M in February

2015-03-03 11:14:00 STLToday.com
Revenue growth still needs to grow several percentage points before June 30 in order for the state to balance the budget. Read Full Story ...

Missouri revenue up nearly 5 percent, still less than needed

2015-03-03 11:14:00 STLToday.com
Revenue growth still needs to grow several percentage points before June 30 in order for the state to balance the budget. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

2015-03-03 10:49:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON ? In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the Un… Read Full Story ...

DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

2015-03-03 10:48:00 STLToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. ? Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Read Full Story ...

Audit of Joplin School District traces issues to tornado

2015-03-03 10:33:00 BND.com

An audit on the Joplin School District has traced its declining financial condition to the 2011 tornado that devastated the Joplin area.

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No charges yet in death of Pevely baby

2015-03-03 10:30:00 STLToday.com
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Chief of Police in Bellefontaine Neighbors to retire in April

2015-03-03 10:13:53 kmov.com
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9 am news



Matheny puts a reward on the line in Cards' scrimmage

2015-03-03 09:30:00 STLToday.com
Matheny and his coaching staff challenged the team this morning to play with pep and the whole roster will get a day off before games begin. Read Full Story ...

Woman gets 7 years for trying to grab Missouri officer's gun

2015-03-03 09:24:38 kmov.com
A St. Louis-area woman who tried to disarm a police officer trying to arrest her has been ordered to spend seven years in prison for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. Read Full Story ...

Hearing enters 2nd day for suspect in Jewish site shootings

2015-03-03 09:23:00 BND.com

A preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas enters its second day, with more testimony scheduled from those who witnessed the shootings.

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Lefties Garcia, Gonzales will make weekend starts

2015-03-03 09:20:00 STLToday.com
Contenders for the opening in the Cardinals' rotation will start the first three games of the exhibition schedule. Read Full Story ...

Gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich's funeral set to begin in Clayton

2015-03-03 09:12:00 STLToday.com
Former Sen. Danforth will deliver the eulogy. Read Full Story ...

Gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich's funeral begins in Clayton

2015-03-03 09:12:00 STLToday.com
Former Sen. Danforth will deliver the eulogy. Read Full Story ...

Danforth, in eulogy, decries `whispering campaign' against Schweich

2015-03-03 09:12:00 STLToday.com
He alleges top GOP party official was working to sabotage him. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Man awarded $883,000 for bedsore at hospital

2015-03-03 08:53:00 BND.com

A Jefferson County man has been awarded nearly $900,000 after developing a bedsore while being treated at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis County.

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Do you know what to do if there's a tornado warning? Missouri tornado drill set for today

2015-03-03 08:44:00 STLToday.com
The National Weather Service encourages everyone to participate in the test and review their severe weather safety plans during the week. Read Full Story ...

Groundbreaking set for Loop Trolley

2015-03-03 08:38:29 kmov.com
A groundbreaking will take place on March 12 to mark the beginning of construction on the Loop Trolley. Read Full Story ...

Citi Foundation to fund summer youth job efforts in St. Louis

2015-03-03 08:23:00 STLToday.com
$259,400 will go toward the creation of 100 summer jobs for youth in St. Louis.  Read Full Story ...

7 am news



University City bank robber dropped cash as he fled because it was 'too much'

2015-03-03 07:45:00 STLToday.com
Police found cash dropped on sidewalks and streets, and in a Clayton stairwell. When police arrested him, he had 100 of the $1 bills from the bank, police say. Read Full Story ...

Robber left trail of cash as he fled University City bank, police say

2015-03-03 07:45:00 STLToday.com
Police found cash dropped on sidewalks and streets, and in a Clayton stairwell. When police arrested him, he had 100 of the $1 bills from the bank, police say. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis police seek help on unsolved killing

2015-03-03 07:43:00 BND.com

St. Louis police have released surveillance images in an effort to identify a person of interest in a fatal shooting that happened more than four months ago.

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Trail of cash leads police to bank robbery suspect

2015-03-03 07:38:00 BND.com

A bank robbery suspect is in jail in suburban St. Louis after a trail of bills led police to him.

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Blunt, Kirk take different re-election steps

2015-03-03 07:30:00 STLToday.com
A tale of two senators facing re-election. Read Full Story ...

Drew Peterson back in court in Southern Illinois for murder-for-hire plot

2015-03-03 07:30:00 STLToday.com
He is charged with soliciting an unidentified person to find someone he could pay to kill the Will County state's attorney. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis gives preference to veterans on city jobs

2015-03-03 07:15:26 kmov.com
Veterans will get preferential treatment when applying for jobs with the city of St. Louis, now that Mayor Francis Slay has signed a bill into law. Read Full Story ...

Former Neoga police chief dies shoveling snow from driveway

2015-03-03 07:13:00 BND.com

A former police chief of the Neoga (nee-OH'-guh) Police Department has died after suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow from his driveway.

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Columbia council withdraws proposal to ban plastic bags

2015-03-03 07:08:00 BND.com

The Columbia City Council has withdrawn a proposal to ban the use of plastic bags at groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies.

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Authorities: Inmate escaped from Kansas City hospital

2015-03-03 07:03:00 BND.com

Authorities are searching for a Jackson County inmate who escaped while being treated from a Kansas City hospital.

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6 am news



Ferguson, state officials to be briefed on DOJ investigation today

2015-03-03 06:35:00 STLToday.com
Discussion with federal officials largely expected to signal announcement of findings of civil rights probe within days. Read Full Story ...

Russian gas

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2015-03-03 06:20:53 CagleCartoons

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Netanyahu in Washington DC

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2015-03-03 06:15:26 CagleCartoons

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5 am news



Want to prove you're the ultimate Cardinals fan?

2015-03-03 05:58:54 kmov.com
The St. Louis Cardinals launched the Cardinals Ultimate Fan Video Contest on Tuesday. Read Full Story ...

Statewide tornado drill taking place throughout Mo. Tuesday

2015-03-03 05:49:25 kmov.com
The statewide drill is part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is scheduled every year by the National Weather Service to prepare citizens for severe weather emergencies. Read Full Story ...

Illinois lawmakers? heroin proposal has $25M price tag

2015-03-03 05:07:52 kmov.com
Two Illinois lawmakers have announced bipartisan legislation that would spend $25 million to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse. Read Full Story ...

'Taste of Fiction' puts icing on classic literature

2015-03-03 05:00:00 STLToday.com
Disappointed the "Great British Baking Show" ended Sunday on PBS? Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Sewer district prepares for rain, snow melt

2015-03-03 04:58:50 kmov.com
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is getting ready for an onslaught of water into the storm sewer system of the region. Read Full Story ...

HUD gives Illinois $6.4M to help disabled, poor pay rent

2015-03-03 04:13:00 BND.com

Federal housing officials have earmarked more than $6.4 million to provide rental assistance to extremely low-income Illinois residents with disabilities.

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EXCHANGE: Sandwich Shop continues tenderloin tradition

2015-03-03 04:08:00 BND.com

Gray's Sandwich Shop has sold 9,000 tenderloins since June. Since it opened in 1984, owner Keith Gray estimates Gray's has sold nearly 500,000 tenderloins.

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St. Louis County police official accused of felony theft

2015-03-03 04:08:00 BND.com

A St. Louis County police lieutenant is suspended without pay after being accused of felony stealing after investigators say he did security work during his shifts with the county.

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Illinois' Adams County sees meth lab seizures drop

2015-03-03 04:03:00 BND.com

Authorities say they seized fewer methamphetamine labs last year in western Illinois' Adams County, but they say the form of the drug known as ice is still a serious problem.

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Missouri panel OKs bill for sports for homeschooled students

2015-03-03 04:03:00 BND.com

A Missouri House panel has approved a proposal to allow homeschooled students to play sports at public schools.

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Columbia man, 88, pleads guilty to fatally stabbing wife

2015-03-03 04:03:00 BND.com

An 88-year-old Columbia man has pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his 86-year-old wife.

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Firefighters rescue dog from frigid Kansas City lake

2015-03-03 04:03:00 BND.com

Firefighters have rescued a dog that fell into a partially ice-covered lake in Kansas City, Kansas.

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3 am news



Man dies in house fire in southwestern Missouri

2015-03-03 03:58:00 BND.com

Southwestern Missouri authorities say a man has died in a house fire.

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Measles vaccination clinics announced in Palatine

2015-03-03 03:48:00 BND.com

Health officials have set up two vaccination clinics for people in Chicago's northwest suburbs who may have been exposed to measles.

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Chicago to begin construction on downtown transit projects

2015-03-03 03:28:00 BND.com

Chicago is set to begin construction on several transit projects aimed at reducing congestion downtown.

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Status hearing set in Chicago in Islamic State case

2015-03-03 03:28:00 BND.com

A Chicago-area man charged with trying to travel with his siblings to Syria to join the Islamic State group is scheduled to appear in court days after FBI agents raided…

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More than 1M Illinois students to take new standardized test

2015-03-03 03:28:00 BND.com

More than a million students are scheduled to take new standardized tests next week, despite concerns from Illinois' largest school district.

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2 am news



Ferguson News Guide: No charges expected for policeman

2015-03-03 02:58:00 BND.com

The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is…

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1 am news



Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser

2015-03-03 01:58:00 BND.com

Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and…

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

2015-03-03 01:53:00 BND.com

Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising…

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Missouri officials to mourn death of Auditor Schweich

2015-03-03 01:48:00 BND.com

Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, is expected to speak Tuesday at a memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who…

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Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot

2015-03-03 01:48:00 BND.com

The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance is returning to court on charges of trying to hire someone…

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Who should investigate police shootings? Obama's task force calls for independent investigations

2015-03-03 01:00:00 STLToday.com
But it stops short of whole-hearted endorsement of police body cameras. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Netanyahu against Nuclear Deal

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2015-03-03 00:52:43 CagleCartoons

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United Airlines won't accept rechargeable battery shipments

2015-03-03 00:08:00 BND.com

Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power…

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Verna Smith dies at 95; Ritenour teacher lobbied Congress for education research

2015-03-03 00:00:00 STLToday.com
She co-founded local chapter of what now is Women in Communications. Read Full Story ...

Another Zoo-Museum District director reveals conflict

2015-03-03 00:00:00 STLToday.com
It's the second such admission by a district board member over the past year, and it has come at a critical moment in the work of the board. Read Full Story ...

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