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6 pm news

MU grad gives $1M to journalism school for LGBT education

2015-04-26 18:16:00
COLUMBIA, Mo. ?  A University of Missouri graduate has donated $1 million to the journalism school for research and education about LGBT issues. Read Full Story ...

St. Louisan on 'Spring Baking Championship' tonight

2015-04-26 18:15:00
Simone Faure of La Patisserie Chouquette competes on Food Network series. Read Full Story ...

TV review: Showtime's 'Happyish' isn't very funnyish

2015-04-26 18:04:00
Steve Coogan is middle-age and miserable in the role created for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news

Q&A: What's at stake in Tuesday's Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

2015-04-26 17:45:00
It's legal in some places, banned in others Read Full Story ...

Mozeliak says Cards will try to fill Wainwright loss from within

2015-04-26 17:36:00
Cardinals ace will have MRI in St. Louis on his left Achilles and ankle. He probably will miss rest of season.  Read Full Story ...

Motorist with three children in vehicle loses control and is ejected

2015-04-26 17:17:00
Accident happened on southbound Interstate 55 at Loughborough on Sunday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

Weekend wrap-up: Cards lose one game, three players

2015-04-26 17:15:00
Heyward leaves Sunday's game with left groin tightness. Lynn gives up six runs in five innings, Cards strand 14 in 6-3 loss. Read Full Story ...

Blues' season ends in first round again

2015-04-26 17:05:00
Another strong regular season leads to a quick playoff exit for the Blues as Minnesota wins Game 6 and takes the series four games to two. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news

Goodell: Emanuel delivered in bringing NFL draft to Chicago

2015-04-26 16:38:00

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') says Mayor Rahm Emanuel was very committed in his push to bring the draft to Chicago.

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Missouri soldier killed in 1970 buried after memorial

2015-04-26 16:27:00

A Missouri soldier has been buried more than four decades after he died in an Army helicopter crash.

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Bernie: Mulling Cards' options to replace Waino

2015-04-26 16:20:00
Cardinals can't replace Wainwright's quality. But they'll have to fill his rotation slot, and we present many of the possibilities.  Read Full Story ...

3 pm news

Chicago mother of earthquake survivor worries of his return

2015-04-26 15:33:00

The Chicago mother of a mountain climber who survived a deadly earthquake in Nepal says she's relieved but has lingering concerns about how her son will get off Mount Everest.

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2 pm news

In Forest Park, saving the planet is focus of Earth Day celebration

2015-04-26 14:25:00
From a sea of tents, vendors pitched green from fuel-saving cars to 'organic' bags to an eco-village. Read Full Story ...

19-year-old mother indicted in child's death

2015-04-26 14:12:00

A 19-year-old woman has been charged with killing her 1-year-old daughter.

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Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man

2015-04-26 14:00:00
Prayers and wake follow evening of protests and violence. Read Full Story ...

Sunny day equals big crowd at Earth Day Festival under way in Forest Park

2015-04-26 14:00:00
Mild weather brings out large crowd Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

ISP investigates East St. Louis Housing Authority shooting

2015-04-26 13:28:00

Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting involving an East St. Louis Housing Authority police officer that left one man injured.

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Second-degree murder charges filed in Kansas City stabbing

2015-04-26 13:07:00

A 21-year-old man has been charged in a fatal stabbing outside a Kansas City apartment complex.

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12 pm news

Missouri jury convicts man in fatal shooting of son

2015-04-26 12:53:00

A southwest Missouri man has been convicted of manslaughter in the death of his son while high on synthetic drugs.

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Deputies investigate body found in northwest Missouri river

2015-04-26 12:48:00

Authorities are investigating after a male body was found in a river in northwest Missouri.

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Telegraph Profiles SIUE Alum Akers as New Wood River Mayor

2015-04-26 12:48:00

SIUE alum Fred Akers was sworn in as Wood River’s new mayor on Monday, April 20. Alton Telegraph writer Nathan Grimm featured Akers in a story posted April 25.
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The Alestle Wins American Scholastic Press Association Award

2015-04-26 12:45:00

The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student newspaper, won second place in the annual awards given by the American Scholastic Press Association.

The ASPA’s annual review and contest for scholastic newspapers, yearbooks and magazines compares student publications at colleges, universities and high schools around the nation. Judges base their scores on page design, story layout, graphics, headlining, style, advertising and photography, content, creativity and editing.

Points are allocated in the various competition categories based on a judge’s assessment.

In the page design and artwork categories, The Alestle scored high, in addition to scoring well overall.

The judge’s comments about Editor-in-Chief Hailey Huffines and her staff in the letter from ASPA described The Alestle staff as showing “emerging creativity and journalistic knowledge of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout/graphics designers and advisor.”

The Alestle competed nationally against several other four-year school newspapers from across the country. SIUE’s student newspaper regularly wins awards in the annual Associated Collegiate Press Best of Show Awards and the annual Illinois College Press Association awards as well.

For more information about The Alestle, contact Tammy Merrett, Alestle program director at 618-650-3597.

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Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

2015-04-26 12:03:00

Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.

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11 am news

Swansea school district settles civil rights complaint

2015-04-26 11:37:00

A southwestern Illinois school district has settled a federal civil rights complaint filed by a family who says their son was the target of racial slurs and bullying.

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U of Illinois spends $30K for Biden speech on sex assault

2015-04-26 11:22:00

Officials say the University of Illinois spent an estimated $30,000 to bring Vice President Joe Biden to campus as part of a White House campaign to reduce college sexual assaults.

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Elderly woman dies in house fire in Collinsville

2015-04-26 11:03:00
Officials believe smoking may be related to cause of fire. Read Full Story ...

Wainwright has Achilles injury

2015-04-26 11:00:00
Cardinals ace will have MRI in St. Louis Monday. Mozeliak said replacement will come internally ? for now.  Read Full Story ...

10 am news

Kansas smokers unhappy with proposal for cigarette tax hike

2015-04-26 10:58:00

Kansas smokers are upset about plans to sharply increase the cigarette tax to help fill a budget hole.

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1 firefighter injured in suburban warehouse fire

2015-04-26 10:57:00

Fire officials in suburban Chicago are investigating the cause of a fire at a warehouse owned by a candle company.

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Analysis: Missouri lawmakers opt for privacy in budget deals

2015-04-26 10:43:00

Updates with quotes from lawmakers and political scientists and additional details about budget negotiations…

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Man shot by security guard in housing complex in East St. Louis

2015-04-26 10:38:00
Housing Authority guards were investigating rash of burglaries. Read Full Story ...

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in south St. Louis County

2015-04-26 10:30:00
Car went off Interstate 55 and hit a tree. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man killed in crash on Interstate 55 in south St. Louis County

2015-04-26 10:30:00
Car went off Interstate 55 and hit a tree. Read Full Story ...

Wainwright likely has Achilles injury

2015-04-26 10:25:00
Cardinals ace will have MRI exam in St. Louis on Monday. Mozeliak said replacement will come internally ? for now.  Read Full Story ...

8 am news

Sunny skies make for Earth Day fun at Forest Park

2015-04-26 08:15:00
Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Muny grounds. Read Full Story ...

5 am news

'Young Eliot' examines early years of world's great poet

2015-04-26 05:00:00
New biography focuses on his St. Louis beginnings.  Read Full Story ...

St. Louis indie bookstores roll out the welcome mat

2015-04-26 05:00:00
First national Independent Bookstore Day celebrates local sellers. Read Full Story ...

At risk: Could your favorite show be canceled?

2015-04-26 05:00:00
Many series have already been renewed, but some remain "on the bubble." Read Full Story ...

4 am news

Chicago Bears players visit with Fairdale tornado victims

2015-04-26 04:02:00

Two Chicago Bears players have visited with residents recovering from the tornado that tore through a tiny northern Illinois community this month.

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Dog left for days inside Chicago animal control van

2015-04-26 04:02:00

Authorities say a dog was forgotten and left for several days inside a Chicago Animal Care and Control van.

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12 am news

Looting and violence in Baltimore streets during Freddie Gray protest

2015-04-26 00:30:00
Protests over death of man in custody began peacefully, but turn violent near Orioles ballpark. At least a dozen are arrested. Read Full Story ...

From the editor: Go! List offers best of St. Louis

2015-04-26 00:15:00
More awards for the Post-Dispatch Read Full Story ...

EXCHANGE: Pathologist looks into death of children

2015-04-26 00:02:00

When a child's death cries out for answers, a Bloomington pathologist is part of the team of experts called on to provide an answer.

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EXCHANGE: Mercy Garden plants seeds of self-sufficiency

2015-04-26 00:01:00

In nine years of vegetable gardening with her boyfriend, Danielle Aughton never knew the best time to plant Brussels sprouts.

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McClellan: Woman traces her roots to a surprise ending

2015-04-26 00:00:00
Shari Hoelzer finds she has a large extended Italian family. Read Full Story ...

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