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9 am news

Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game

2015-03-02 09:53:00 BND.com

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.

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St. Clair County to announce new rules for investigating animal abuse

2015-03-02 09:34:00 STLToday.com
'We want to make sure these cases are prioritized,' Kelly said. Read Full Story ...

Wainwright returns to the mound, as scheduled

2015-03-02 09:33:00 STLToday.com
Cardinals starter, who had a break imposed on him by an abdominal strain, threw a bullpen session as he ramps up work toward first spring game. Read Full Story ...

Bills would change up Illinois primary, campaign financing

2015-03-02 09:33:00 BND.com

The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature, including ones on primaries and campaign finance.

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Gunman robs California Pizza Kitchen in Creve Coeur

2015-03-02 09:00:00 STLToday.com
Police used tracking dogs to try to find robber Sunday night but came up empty. Read Full Story ...

7 am news



EXCHANGE: Ice fishing enthusiasts tackle the winter blues

2015-03-02 07:58:00 BND.com

When the mercury drops below zero and frosty wind whips up, it seems natural to retreat beneath a cozy blanket, situate near a heater and block out all thoughts of…

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Woman struck and killed on I-70; police search for driver

2015-03-02 07:43:00 BND.com

Authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a woman who was walking on the roadway of Interstate 70 near Lambert Airport in the St.

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Case dismissed against second Saudi man in Springfield

2015-03-02 07:18:00 BND.com

A judge dismissed a case against a Saudi national who was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in Springfield two years ago.

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6 am news



Shooting victims, gunman killed by police identified

2015-03-02 06:48:00 BND.com

The Boone County Sheriff's Department has identified two shooting victims and a man who was shot to death by a sheriff's deputy during the weekend.

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Police ID woman killed in hit-and-run crash in St. Louis

2015-03-02 06:45:00 STLToday.com
Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Read Full Story ...

Prime Minister Netanyahu Makes Waves In Washington

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2015-03-02 06:43:23 CagleCartoons

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US Paralympians share tips at track clinic in Vernon Hills

2015-03-02 06:08:00 BND.com

Young track athletes have received training tips and techniques from two U.S. Paralympians at a clinic in Vernon Hills.

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Interstate 70 reopens after hit-and-run crash kills woman near airport

2015-03-02 06:05:00 STLToday.com
She was walking along west along the highway when a vehicle fatally struck her.  Read Full Story ...

Police search for SUV after fatal hit-and-run crash on Interstate 70 kills woman

2015-03-02 06:05:00 STLToday.com
She was walking along west along the highway when a vehicle fatally struck her.  Read Full Story ...

Police ID woman killed by hit-and-run driver on Interstate 70

2015-03-02 06:05:00 STLToday.com
She was walking west on the side of the highway when a vehicle fatally struck her.  Read Full Story ...

5 am news



California Pizza Kitchen in Creve Coeur robbed Sunday night

2015-03-02 05:44:16 kmov.com
Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a Creve Coeur California Pizza Kitchen late Sunday night. Read Full Story ...

Driver in custody after rollover accident in south St. Louis County

2015-03-02 05:20:48 kmov.com
The driver of a vehicle is in police custody after a rollover accident in South County overnight. Read Full Story ...

Person transported after car crashes into building in Maplewood early Monday

2015-03-02 05:19:01 kmov.com
One person was taken to a hospital after a vehicle crashed into a building in Maplewood early Monday morning. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Woman struck, killed on Interstate 70 overnight

2015-03-02 04:41:04 kmov.com
The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed after a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle early Monday morning. Read Full Story ...

EXCHANGE: Romeos in Freeport area have weekly get-together

2015-03-02 04:08:00 BND.com

It was a snowy and blustery morning, but it didn't keep a group of ROMEOS at home. They obviously don't like to miss their weekly outings.

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Man accused of throwing rocks at patrol car, kicking officer

2015-03-02 04:08:00 BND.com

A Springfield man is accused of throwing a rock that shattered a patrol car's windshield and then kicking a police officer during an arrest.

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Spokesman: 1 injured after small plane's 'hard landing'

2015-03-02 04:03:00 BND.com

A spokesman of the Kansas City Aviation Department says one person has minor injuries after a small plane experienced a hard landing at a Kansas City airport.

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Kansas City streetcar construction to finish this fall

2015-03-02 04:03:00 BND.com

Officials say construction on Kansas City's downtown streetcar project is nearly 50 percent complete and is on track to finish this fall.

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3 am news



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2015-03-02 03:48:39 CagleCartoons

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Lincoln library event to celebrate women in Illinois history

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

Women's contributions to Illinois history will be featured at a free event at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

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Knox County officials approve courtroom renovations

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

The complete renovation of a Galesburg courtroom, including asbestos removal, has received a green light from officials in Knox County.

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Scientists: Soil temperatures at or near normal in Illinois

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

Scientists with the University of Illinois say soil temperatures across the state have been near normal on average so far this winter.

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Eastern Illinois University to name new president on Monday

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

Eastern Illinois University is set to name a new president.

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Secrecy of East St. Louis medical marijuana farm challenged

2015-03-02 03:08:00 BND.com

Some East St. Louis residents are challenging a city decision to keep the proposed location of a medical marijuana growing operation under wraps.

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2 am news



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2015-03-02 02:48:23 CagleCartoons

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3 injured after car slides into ditch on Quincy road

2015-03-02 02:48:00 BND.com

Authorities say three people were injured when the vehicle they were riding in slid into a ditch in Quincy.

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Obama to focus on civil rights struggles past and present

2015-03-02 02:28:00 BND.com

For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.

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Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon

2015-03-02 02:13:00 BND.com

Six months after 18-year-old Michael Brown died in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is close to announcing its findings in the racially charged police shooting that launched…

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1 am news



Israel amidst the Middle East

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2015-03-02 01:41:24 CagleCartoons

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Illinois lawmakers to propose measure to battle heroin abuse

2015-03-02 01:03:00 BND.com

Two Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse, though they acknowledge it may be tough to pass in a difficult budget…

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12 am news



Boston falls short of season snow record _ for now

2015-03-02 00:53:00 BND.com

It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record ? for now that is.

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Suspect in Wellston police shooting dies of wounds

2015-03-02 00:30:00 STLToday.com
It's the seventh police-related fatality in the region since August death of Michael Brown.   Read Full Story ...

No solid tuition fix in school transfer bills

2015-03-02 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Both the House and the Senate are moving quickly on similar bills. Read Full Story ...

A month after becoming U.S. citizen, night of violence sidetracks refugee's future

2015-03-02 00:10:00 STLToday.com
A fire-damaged market on South Grand remains closed following Darren Wilson grand jury announcement Read Full Story ...

University City police officer shot on duty recovering, staying positive

2015-03-02 00:00:00 STLToday.com
"Today I was able to wiggle my pointer finger. That's awesome," Zachary Hoelzer says. Read Full Story ...

McClellan: At long last, spring arrives

2015-03-02 00:00:00 STLToday.com
In my world, my daughter's birthday marks the change of the season. Read Full Story ...

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