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1 pm news

Charitable group raises 400K for St. Louis police

2014-09-02 13:35:00 BND.com

A charitable group dedicated to raising money for the St. Louis Police Department says it expects to collect another $400,000 from its annual fall luncheon.

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EHS ag program continues to grow

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2014-09-02 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
The Edwardsville High School Agriculture program began 10 years ago with 20 students enrolled in two courses.  Under the direction of EHS Ag Teacher John Davin, the high school program has grown over Read Full Story ...

Hackett steps down from bench to return to private practice

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2014-09-02 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Nineteen years and two months after James Hackett got the call that he would be Madison County's next associate judge, a story began making the rounds again about the afternoon that the judge broke up Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Video purports to show ISIS beheading US journalist

2014-09-02 12:30:00 STLToday.com
BEIRUT  ?  An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Read Full Story ...

Poker Paddle planned on the Mississippi

2014-09-02 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Join the Mississippi River Water Trail Association members as they host the second annual Poker Paddle, highlighting a new section of the river from Sherwood Access to Hideaway Harbor on the Mississip Read Full Story ...

Understanding attempted crimes, overt acts

2014-09-02 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Question: My friend's son was recently arrested for a crime, which I do not want to give you details about.  I'm worried about my friend and her son's case because the charges against him alleged that Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Cheney and ISIS

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2014-09-02 11:48:11 CagleCartoons

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Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois

2014-09-02 11:45:00 BND.com

The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season has been one of the wettest on record.

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Centene adding up to 200 jobs in Ferguson

2014-09-02 11:41:35 kmov.com
Centene Corp. plans to build a new claims processing center in Ferguson, Missouri creating 150 to 200 full-time jobs with benefits, including extensive health care, dental and vision insurance. Read Full Story ...

Teen sues South Carolina DMV after being told to remove makeup

2014-09-02 11:41:00 STLToday.com
The agency wouldn't let the 16-year-old, who was born male, wear makeup in a driver's license photo.  Read Full Story ...

Quinn: Eating crackers on minimum wage challenge

2014-09-02 11:35:00 BND.com

Gov. Pat Quinn says his experience trying to live on the minimum wage for a week has meant graham crackers for dinner.

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Fundraisers for Darren Wilson halted while awaiting legal advice

2014-09-02 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Organizers of websites raising money for Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seeking clarification on whether donations can cover legal expenses  Read Full Story ...

Burwell video: What does Sam's future hold?

2014-09-02 11:15:00 STLToday.com
On today's Upon Further Review, the Post-Dispatch's Bryan Burwell looks into Michael Sam's future in the NFL after being cut by the Rams? Read Full Story ...

After Arizona shooting, girl said Uzi was too much fo rher

2014-09-02 11:10:00 STLToday.com
PHOENIX  ?   Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting t… Read Full Story ...

After Arizona shooting, girl said Uzi was too much for her

2014-09-02 11:10:00 STLToday.com
PHOENIX  ?   Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting t… Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Urban traffic

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2014-09-02 10:49:15 CagleCartoons

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MoDOT to close eastbound I-64 in city this weekend

2014-09-02 10:33:38 kmov.com
-MoDot will close eastbound Interstate 64 this weekend in the City of St. Louis ahead of the LouFest music festival. Read Full Story ...

NATO wake up call

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2014-09-02 10:15:45 CagleCartoons

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15-year-old boy drowns in Kankakee River

2014-09-02 10:11:00 BND.com

The Kankakee County coroner say a 15-year-old has drowned in the Kankakee River.

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9 am news



Mo. air pollution fees move forward

2014-09-02 09:42:00 STLToday.com
State regulators advance scaled back fee structure to keep Missouri program solvent.  Read Full Story ...

Missouri regulators approve change in air pollution fees

2014-09-02 09:42:00 STLToday.com
The scaled-back fee structure, which is subject to review by the Legislature, is designed to keep Missouri program solvent.  Read Full Story ...

Humanoid robots named 'Pepper' will be on sale next year in the U.S.

2014-09-02 09:34:00 STLToday.com
SoftBank will retail the robots at its Sprint stores, part of a push to move the technology beyond the factory floor. Read Full Story ...

Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues

2014-09-02 09:19:00 STLToday.com
When a storm knocked out power at a Vandalia prison, one prisoner attacked a guard and other prisoners became unruly. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Long delays in Missouri's Medicaid program

2014-09-02 08:35:00 BND.com

Missourians trying to use a call center to sign up for the state's Medicaid program are running into long delays, prompting nearly half of them to hang up before they…

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Metro East interstate crash kills two

2014-09-02 08:15:00 STLToday.com
Another person was in critical condition, Illinois state police said Read Full Story ...

Valley Park schools closed due to power outage

2014-09-02 08:01:00 STLToday.com
VALLEY PARK ? The Valley Park School District canceled school Tuesday because of a power outage. Read Full Story ...

7 am news



32 teens escape Nashville detention center

2014-09-02 07:47:00 STLToday.com
More than half still were on the run Tuesday.  Read Full Story ...

We're not talking about it so much now, but yes, America is still in debt

2014-09-02 07:30:00 STLToday.com
$17.6 trillion, in fact. Read Full Story ...

After SARAA Alert, missing Ferguson baby found safe in St. Louis

2014-09-02 07:30:00 STLToday.com
He was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Read Full Story ...

After SARAA Alert, baby missing from Ferguson found safe in St. Louis

2014-09-02 07:30:00 STLToday.com
He was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Read Full Story ...

Infamous Florida speed trap town investigated over tickets

2014-09-02 07:23:00 STLToday.com
Last year, the town's seven police officers wrote 11,603 traffic citations.  Read Full Story ...

Burwell: Fear of distraction might slow Sam's search for a team

2014-09-02 07:05:00 STLToday.com
Several teams have at least explored the possibility of signing him to their practice squad. But most are reluctant to do it quickly. Read Full Story ...

After SARAA Alert, missing 8-month-old boy found safe in St. Louis

2014-09-02 07:05:00 STLToday.com
He was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Read Full Story ...

Broadfield is Featured Speaker at SIUE School of Nursing?s Legislative Night

2014-09-02 07:00:55 SIUE.edu

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing will be offering Legislative Night 2014 Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6-9 p.m. at the N.O. Nelson Building in Edwardsville. The event will examine current and upcoming legislative issues in the Illinois General Assembly related to nursing and health care.

The featured speaker is Debbie Broadfield of Capitol Edge Consulting, representative of ANA-Illinois, Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing and Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing. She will discuss legislative outcomes of 2014 and legislative plans for 2015.

On-site registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Networking and light appetizers and refreshments catered by Bella Milano continue until 6:20 p.m.

Dr. Karen Kelly, RN, NEA-BC, director of Continuing Education and associate professor in the SIUE School of Nursing, will provide the opening remarks with an overview of political action and nursing. She is also the past/founding president of ANA-Illinois and is a member of the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition coordinating committee.

After Broadfield?s 6:30 p.m. presentation, Susan Swart of the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition will focus on nursing?s future in Illinois at 7:30 p.m. Swart, MSN, RN, CAE, is executive director of ANA-Illinois, a member of Illinois Nurses Foundation and Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses, and sits on the executive council of the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition.

The final speaker at 7:40 p.m. is Donna Meyer who will address the RWJF/AARP Campaign for Nursing. Meyer, MSN, RN, is dean of Health Sciences at Lewis & Clark Community College. She is also president of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and a member of the RWJF Academic Progression in Nursing advisory committee.

The evening will close with an introduction of members of the Illinois General Assembly and a networking session with legislators and professional colleagues

The registration fee is $12 for undergraduate, pre-licensure students and $25 for RNs and other attendees. Students must provide proof of current enrollment at on-site registration unless they have been registered through their nursing program/instructor. The registration fee includes all handouts and refreshments. Free parking is available adjacent to the building.

Click here to download the registration form. For additional registration information or to register a group, contact Sheila Emerick at semerick@lc.edu or 618-468-4402.

All participants will receive 1.5 continuing education contact hours through the SIUE School of Nursing. For additional program information, contact Dr. Karen Kelly at 618-650-3908 or kkelly@siue.edu.

Legislative Night 2014 is sponsored by SIUE School of Nursing, Lewis & Clark Community College School of Nursing and ANA-Illinois.

The SIUE School of Nursing (OH-348, 6/1/2016) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) which is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center?s Commission on Accreditation.

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6 am news



Centene to bring new claims center to Ferguson

2014-09-02 06:40:00 BND.com

Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson, the site of protests in the three weeks since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Accident causes traffic back-up on I-270 at Manchester

2014-09-02 06:34:44 kmov.com
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Fargo is site for national ag research center

2014-09-02 06:30:00 BND.com

The National Corn Growers Association has selected Fargo as the site for a national research center.

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Illinois woman rescued after day stuck in mud

2014-09-02 06:28:00 STLToday.com
The woman was thigh-deep in mud on the banks of the Little Wabash River.  Read Full Story ...

Coroner: 1 person dies in Illinois house explosion

2014-09-02 06:26:00 BND.com

LaSalle County authorities say at least one person has died after a house explosion in north-central Illinois.

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Powerful storms roll through Midwest overnight

2014-09-02 06:21:56 kmov.com
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McGraw Live: Building Ferguson & David Stokes

2014-09-02 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 ...

fruitless sanctions

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2014-09-02 06:12:24 CagleCartoons

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Police: Missouri teenager threatened officer, fled

2014-09-02 06:09:12 kmov.com
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Ferguson police issue SARAA Alert for missing 8-month-old boy

2014-09-02 06:00:00 STLToday.com
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5 am news



Lightning strike causes Webster Groves house fire

2014-09-02 05:56:13 kmov.com
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SARAA Alert issued for missing 8-month-old boy in Ferguson

2014-09-02 05:38:25 kmov.com
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St. Louis County Library named state 'Library of the Year'

2014-09-02 05:30:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis County Library is the state's Library of the Year, an award given by the Missouri Library Association. Read Full Story ...

Missouri firefighter injured battling house fire

2014-09-02 05:20:00 BND.com

Missouri authorities say a St. Louis-area firefighter has been hospitalized for heat exhaustion after a house fire.

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4 am news



Ancient Communities

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2014-09-02 04:35:56 CagleCartoons

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Electric bills increasing for KCP&L customers

2014-09-02 04:05:00 BND.com

Customers of Kansas City Power & Light Co. will be paying a little more each month for their electricity.

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KC Chamber updates 'Big 5' ideas for growth

2014-09-02 04:05:00 BND.com

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce says it's making strides toward meeting its top goals for the region.

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Missouri seeks to get more local food into schools

2014-09-02 04:05:00 BND.com

Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.

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3 am news



Coroner: 62-year-old Illinois woman dies in crash

2014-09-02 03:20:00 BND.com

Winnebago County authorities say a 62-year-old DeKalb woman has died in a car crash with a semitrailer.

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Leaders in Illinois agriculture honored

2014-09-02 03:06:00 BND.com

A journalist, the first female director of Illinois' Department of Agriculture and two others are being honored by the Alumni Association of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation.

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NIU to honor Brigham through athletes' uniforms

2014-09-02 03:06:00 BND.com

Northern Illinois University says its student athletes are honoring a former athletic director by wearing his initials throughout the school year.

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State starts accepting medical marijuana requests

2014-09-02 03:06:00 BND.com

Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to start requesting permission to use marijuana under a new state law.

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Chicago activist back in court in immigration case

2014-09-02 03:05:00 BND.com

A Chicago-area woman accused of covering up her conviction in a bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new…

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Illinois agency promoting disaster preparedness

2014-09-02 03:05:00 BND.com

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging people to be more prepared for disasters.

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2 am news



Trooper: Missouri man killed driving wrong way

2014-09-02 02:41:00 BND.com

Missouri authorities say an elderly man has died in a two-car crash after driving the wrong way on the interstate.

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Illinois trooper SUV crashes with car, rolls over

2014-09-02 02:26:00 BND.com

An Illinois State Police trooper has been taken to a hospital after a car crashed into his SUV and caused it to roll over.

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Illinois school honors Marine killed in jet crash

2014-09-02 02:25:00 BND.com

A central Illinois high school has opened a memorial garden for one of its graduates who was killed in a fighter jet crash during a U.S. Navy training exercise.

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Archaeologists excavate historic Illinois home

2014-09-02 02:20:00 BND.com

Illinois archaeologists are excavating the remains of an 1851 home owned by a former slave in an effort to get the village of Brooklyn listed on the National Register of…

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1 am news



More storms roll through Midwest with hail, winds

2014-09-02 01:45:00 BND.com

More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest, with a tornado reported in Kansas and other places seeing heavy rains, large hail and strong winds.

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Police: Chicago man throws infant from vehicle

2014-09-02 01:30:00 BND.com

Chicago police have arrested a man who they say threw an infant out of a moving vehicle after beating his girlfriend and her son.

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12 am news



isis un israel

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2014-09-02 00:50:37 CagleCartoons

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Israel Lives

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2014-09-02 00:46:58 CagleCartoons

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Gazans

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2014-09-02 00:44:18 CagleCartoons

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Iron Dome

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2014-09-02 00:41:37 CagleCartoons

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Hamas

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2014-09-02 00:39:41 CagleCartoons

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Obama's strategy

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2014-09-02 00:37:20 CagleCartoons

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hamas ISIS

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2014-09-02 00:26:14 CagleCartoons

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isis ebola

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2014-09-02 00:23:30 CagleCartoons

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Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

2014-09-02 00:15:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY ? Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months, as a costly campaign unfolds over a ballot proposal that would link teache… Read Full Story ...

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

2014-09-02 00:15:00 BND.com

Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200…

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Centene to build new claims center in Ferguson, add up to 200 jobs

2014-09-02 00:09:00 STLToday.com
Center will open by the end of 2015. Read Full Story ...

Spotlight on Missouri Lottery reveals far-flung travel by employees

2014-09-02 00:05:00 STLToday.com
Agency already facing questions about whether administrative costs are eating into gambling profits that flow to schools Read Full Story ...

EXCHANGE: Women improve fitness with self defense

2014-09-02 00:05:00 BND.com

Before DeKalb resident Kim Rodr-Luzzi began taking a kickboxing class in DeKalb, she used to walk with her keys tucked between her knuckles.

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Colleges respond to Michael Brown killing

2014-09-02 00:00:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis area colleges and universities incorporate Ferguson into the classroom, encourage activism.  Read Full Story ...

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