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Illinois corn acreage projected to decline in 2015

2015-04-01 12:41:00 BND.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects Illinois farmers to plant fewer acres of corn in 2015 as a nationwide price slump continues.

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Martinez strikes out side to start vs. Mets

2015-04-01 12:32:00 STLToday.com
An RBI double by Peralta gives Cards a 1-0 lead in Port St. Lucie. Read Full Story ...

Diehl proposes changes to handling Missouri traffic fines

2015-04-01 12:26:00 BND.com

Missouri's Republican House speaker is proposing a number of changes to how traffic violations are handled to address concerns raised by the fatal police shooting in Ferguson.

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MSCC announces schedule of events for April

2015-04-01 12:15:00 theintelligencer.com
The Main Street Community Center, located at 1003 N. Main Street, has been serving the greater Edwardsville area since 1974. The Center is committed to providing a broad range of group and individual Read Full Story ...

IWO will host guest speaker at meeting

2015-04-01 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
The International Women's Organization will host guest speaker Charlotte Farm from Northern Ireland at 7 p.m. on April 7 in the Community Room at Eden Village in Glen Carbon. Read Full Story ...

Athlete of the week: Korrion Session is aiming high again for Cahokia track team

2015-04-01 12:06:00 BND.com

Like father, like son: Cahokia High School senior track and field star Korrion Session has inherited the athletic ability of his father, former East St. Louis track and field great…

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Girls introduced to engineering

2015-04-01 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 120 young girls at its third annual  ?Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day? Saturday, March 21, in the Read Full Story ...

No one seems to want Illinois' state planes

2015-04-01 12:03:00 STLToday.com
Only one of the five planes Illinois is trying to sell had received a bid, and the bidding closes on Wednesday. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Time for some financial spring cleaning

2015-04-01 11:53:00 theintelligencer.com
We?ve just about arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your Read Full Story ...

Lynn will start home opener at Busch

2015-04-01 11:53:00 STLToday.com
Matheny confirms rotation for the three games at Wrigley next week and the first road trip of the regular season. Read Full Story ...

Mo. Transportation Department picks interim director

2015-04-01 11:53:00 STLToday.com
Current Director Dave Nichols announced his retirement in February, two years before department budget woes hit Read Full Story ...

Liability coverage offers comfort

2015-04-01 11:52:00 theintelligencer.com
Did you know that if your dog bites someone at the park, you could end up with the medical bills? And if your child posts defamatory information online, you may owe for damages? Even if someone is acc Read Full Story ...

Missouri House speaker offers municipal court reforms

2015-04-01 11:27:00 STLToday.com
JEFFERSON CITY   ?   People charged with speeding and other minor traffic offenses in municipal courts would no longer face additional charges simply for missing court dates under sweeping cha… Read Full Story ...

Municipal court reforms include no new charges for missing court date, Missouri speaker says

2015-04-01 11:27:00 STLToday.com
Adding a 'failure to appear' charge puts some people in a hole they can't dig out of, said House Speaker John Diehl.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County pulls taxpayers from NFL stadium financing

2015-04-01 11:26:00 BND.com

St. Louis County taxpayers will not be asked to help pay for a new NFL stadium on the downtown riverfront.

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Illinois sees lack of bids in online auction of state planes

2015-04-01 11:21:00 BND.com

An auction of half of Illinois' fleet of airplanes has had trouble getting off the ground.

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Pittsburgh diocese eliminating fees for marriage annulments

2015-04-01 11:12:00 STLToday.com
The fees in the diocese had ranged from $50 to $650, depending on the complexity of the case.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis shooting victim admits he lied, shot himself, police say

2015-04-01 11:11:00 STLToday.com
He shot himself at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3100 block of Bailey Avenue, police say. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

2015-04-01 10:37:00 BND.com

The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas…

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Illinois has approved 2,000 medical marijuana patients

2015-04-01 10:26:00 BND.com

Illinois approved about 400 new patient applications for medical marijuana during March, bringing the total to 2,000 patients with complete paperwork.

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Need medical marijuana? 2,000 Illinois residents say they do

2015-04-01 10:04:00 STLToday.com
That's the new number who have completed all the paperwork so far.  Read Full Story ...

Former Missouri mail carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail

2015-04-01 10:01:00 BND.com

An Arizona woman has admitted that she stole mail while working as a substitute carrier in southwest Missouri.

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9 am news



6-year-old's fast action saves man from burning home

2015-04-01 09:56:00 BND.com

A 6-year-old eastern Missouri girl is being called a hero for helping to save the life of a neighbor after his home caught fire.

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Grandmother attacked with knife with 3-year-old in car

2015-04-01 09:41:00 BND.com

St. Louis police are searching for the women who stabbed a 40-year-old grandmother and stole her car, with the victim's 3-year-old grandson still inside.

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Incentive could cost Poplar Bluff taxpayers $40,000

2015-04-01 09:31:00 BND.com

Taxpayers in the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff could pay more than $40,000 for a $1,400 contribution to a civic organization.

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Substitute Missouri mail carrier admits stealing gift cards, cash from mail

2015-04-01 09:25:00 STLToday.com
She told police she used the money to buy food and gasoline.  Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Ask Metro about security on trains and buses, its new app and more

2015-04-01 08:59:00 STLToday.com
Join the Road Crew, too, for its chat at 1 p.m.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis health director resigns

2015-04-01 08:56:00 BND.com

St. Louis health director Pam Walker is leaving her job after eight years.

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Payday Loan Shark

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2015-04-01 08:36:53 CagleCartoons

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Cockpit horror

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2015-04-01 08:13:43 CagleCartoons

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Naked woman found dead amid brush in Brooklyn had been shot, police say

2015-04-01 08:00:00 STLToday.com
Authorities are still trying to determine who the victim is. Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Man gets 10 years in prison in attack of monk

2015-04-01 07:48:00 BND.com

A 19-year-old St. Louis County man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for attacking an elderly monk.

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Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jail

2015-04-01 07:38:00 BND.com

A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing has escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois after overpowering a guard and taking his keys, uniform and SUV.

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McCaskill: Missouir's political suicides should prompt backlash against nasty politics

2015-04-01 07:30:00 STLToday.com
`If you see a nasty, dirty campaign commercial, then speak with your vote.' Read Full Story ...

McCaskill: Missouri's political suicides should prompt backlash against nasty politics

2015-04-01 07:30:00 STLToday.com
`If you see a nasty, dirty campaign commercial, then speak with your vote.' Read Full Story ...

Minimum Fairness

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2015-04-01 07:22:55 CagleCartoons

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Three California women caught in Missouri stealing baby formula

2015-04-01 07:15:00 STLToday.com
They got caught trying to steal formala from stores in Jefferson City and Moberly.  Read Full Story ...

4 Joliet teens face child porn charges after posting video

2015-04-01 07:08:00 BND.com

Four northeastern Illinois teenagers face child pornography charges after posting a video of themselves having a sexual encounter.

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Former police officer pleads guilty to attempted stealing

2015-04-01 07:03:00 BND.com

A former police officer in a small northwest Missouri town admits that he took money several times from an evidence room.

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Free iced coffee today at Dunkin' Donuts, plus win a $25 gift card

2015-04-01 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Want to win a $25 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts? Simply, comment at the end of this story. One random winner will be selected. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



3 California woman charged with stealing baby formula

2015-04-01 06:58:00 BND.com

Three California women are jailed after being charged with steal baby formula in Jefferson City and trying to steal more in Moberly.

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Lausanne

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2015-04-01 06:34:03 CagleCartoons

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Man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

2015-04-01 06:30:00 STLToday.com
The FBI has identified Ricky Shawatza Hall as the person who was killed Monday after the NSA said he failed to obey orders. Read Full Story ...

H&R Block eliminates about 90 jobs, mostly in Kansas City

2015-04-01 06:23:00 BND.com

H&R Block says it is eliminating about 90 jobs, mostly at its Kansas City headquarters.

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Two St. Louisans, 2 tasks: Making her own wedding cake and showing off Scottish food

2015-04-01 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Lia Weber of "Next Great Baker" will make her own wedding cake; Alastair Nisbet demonstrates Scottish food. Read Full Story ...

Man's body discovered in St. Joseph pond

2015-04-01 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Police said the man's body showed no apparent signs of trauma.  Read Full Story ...

2 St. Louisans, 2 tasks: Making her own wedding cake and showing off Scottish food

2015-04-01 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Lia Weber of "Next Great Baker" will make her own wedding cake; Alastair Nisbet demonstrates Scottish food. Read Full Story ...

Man's body discovered in St. Joseph, Mo., after kids fishing in pond snag clothing

2015-04-01 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Police said the man's body showed no apparent signs of trauma.  Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Iran mosque

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2015-04-01 04:57:57 CagleCartoons

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power stations

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2015-04-01 04:56:26 CagleCartoons

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Iran and inspection

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2015-04-01 04:54:41 CagleCartoons

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Iran and Obama

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2015-04-01 04:53:19 CagleCartoons

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red line for Iran

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2015-04-01 04:51:57 CagleCartoons

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Historic designation sought for Murphysboro courthouse

2015-04-01 04:48:00 BND.com

Continued repairs to an aging southern Illinois courthouse have some elected leaders hoping for a federal historic designation that could make it easier to pay for the building's preservation.

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Man, 76, dies after being run over by wife

2015-04-01 04:33:00 BND.com

Madison County authorities say an investigation is ongoing into the death of a 76-year-old man believed to have collapsed in his driveway before being run over by his wife.

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Crowd gathers to mourn 2 killed near downtown St. Louis

2015-04-01 04:33:00 BND.com

Several dozens of people have gathered to mourn two people who were killed while riding in a car near downtown St. Louis.

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Jim Thome to be inducted into Peoria hall of fame

2015-04-01 04:23:00 BND.com

It's not quite the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, but Jim Thome (TOH'-mayz) says his induction into a central Illinois equivalent is still highly meaningful for him and his…

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Elgin man gets 37 years in prison in sexual assault of child

2015-04-01 04:23:00 BND.com

An Elgin man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child he knew.

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EXCHANGE: Business offers puzzle rooms for team-building

2015-04-01 04:13:00 BND.com

After 45 minutes locked in together, Team Pens to Lens knows time is running out. The six young adults from Champaign agree: they need help.

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Missouri House OKs excluding mandatory tips from sales tax

2015-04-01 04:13:00 BND.com

Restaurant owners say the Department of Revenue has been trying to collect sales tax on mandatory tips for large groups of diners.

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Trinity Test site opening to face protest from residents

2015-04-01 04:13:00 BND.com

Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, families in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin want tourists to know nearby residents later suffered from health problems.

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Missouri House moves bill to expand beer growlers forward

2015-04-01 04:08:00 BND.com

The Missouri House has advanced a bill that would allow sales of beer growlers in grocery and convenience stores.

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3 am news



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2015-04-01 03:48:29 CagleCartoons

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Walgreens helping Shedd Aquarium cut pharmaceutical waste

2015-04-01 03:48:00 BND.com

A partnership with Walgreens is reducing pharmaceutical waste at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. At the same time, it's ensuring veterinarians can quickly get everything from drops to settle a baby sea…

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devaluation

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2015-04-01 03:29:59 CagleCartoons

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Naked woman found dead in brush near Brooklyn strip clubs

2015-04-01 03:18:00 BND.com

Authorities are seeking the public's help identifying a woman found dead with apparent gunshot wounds near strip clubs not far from the Illinois-Missouri border.

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'Body by Jake' founder bringing fitness campaign to state

2015-04-01 03:08:00 BND.com

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is partnering with a national fitness icon to help combat childhood obesity in the elementary and middle schools.

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U of Illinois pushes to finish budget-cuts plan

2015-04-01 03:08:00 BND.com

University of Illinois administrators are pushing to finish a plan by next month to deal with the 31.5 percent cut Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed in state funding for universities.

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2 am news



A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

2015-04-01 02:53:00 BND.com

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:

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Uncle Sam

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2015-04-01 02:50:26 CagleCartoons

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1 am news



Kansas Highway Patrol says 2 killed in small plane crash

2015-04-01 01:33:00 BND.com

The Kansas Highway Patrol says two Kansas City-area men were killed in a small plane crash in Linn County.

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12 am news



Missouri Senate defeats proposal to expand Medicaid

2015-04-01 00:28:00 BND.com

Missouri senators have defeated a proposal to expand eligibility for Medicaid.

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Air National Guard fighter jets taken down off their pedestals at Lambert

2015-04-01 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The display aircraft will be shipped to Whiteman Air Force Base to be on display with the 131st Bomber Wing. Read Full Story ...

McClellan: One family against the Knights of Columbus

2015-04-01 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Plans to expand the Knights' hall would put a parking lot 6 feet from the family's house.  Read Full Story ...

Chess championships take cue from televised poker, move to live broadcasts

2015-04-01 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The 2015 U.S. Chess Championships, which begin this week at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, will be live-streamed from the club's new television studio. Read Full Story ...

The drama, the tension--the chess championships? Broadcast live from St. Louis

2015-04-01 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The 2015 U.S. Chess Championships, which begin this week at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, will be live-streamed from the club's new television studio. Read Full Story ...

The drama, the tension ? the chess championships? Broadcast live from St. Louis

2015-04-01 00:15:00 STLToday.com
The 2015 U.S. Chess Championships, which begin this week at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, will be live-streamed from the club's new television studio. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis venture offers a modern approach to Passover traditions

2015-04-01 00:00:00 STLToday.com
70,000 Jews from all over the world are expected to sell their chametz online, either through the Chabad.org website, or via a Passover Assistant app available on smartphones. Read Full Story ...



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