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8 am news

Branson airport adds charter flights to 3 new destinations

2015-01-29 08:07:00 BND.com

Branson Airport will begin offering public charter service to New Orleans, Cincinnati and Cancun in early May.

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Former SIU-Edwardsville worker accused of lying during probe

2015-01-29 08:07:00 BND.com

A former worker for Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville is accused of lying to federal agents investigating consulting contracts he arranged.

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7 am news



U.S. jobless claims approach 15-year low

2015-01-29 07:51:00 STLToday.com
But the data include the King holiday, which likely exaggerated the decrease. Read Full Story ...

US Senate rejects amendment on lesser prairie chicken

2015-01-29 07:42:00 BND.com

The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species act.

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Custody dispute cited in pizzeria shooting

2015-01-29 07:32:00 BND.com

A custody dispute is being blamed for a shooting inside a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in suburban St. Louis.

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Growing life in space

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2015-01-29 07:30:00 alestlelive.com
During the university?s winter break, Biological Sciences Associate Professor Darron Luesse was working with NASA and other researchers to send plants into outer space. Luesse said he was pleased to r Read Full Story ...

Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

2015-01-29 07:27:00 BND.com

A white northwest Missouri man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black waitress as she served him breakfast.

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Mo. man charged with felony after alleged racial slur at waitress

2015-01-29 07:25:00 STLToday.com
MARYVILLE, Mo. ? A white northwest Missouri man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black waitress as she served him breakfast. Read Full Story ...

Missouri police officer shot on the job has 'career-ending' injuries, chief says

2015-01-29 07:15:00 STLToday.com
The injuries to Officer Aaron Pearson include brain injuries that will mean long-term rehabilitation and care. Read Full Story ...

Man found guilty of murder in 2013 shooting at gas station

2015-01-29 07:12:00 BND.com

A 23-year-old Rockford man accused of providing a gun used in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

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Homicide suspect gets 22 years in prison on drug convictions

2015-01-29 07:02:00 BND.com

A suspect in a 2006 Joplin homicide will serve 22 years in prison without parole for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring.

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Carlsberg shutters two Russian breweries amid downturn

2015-01-29 07:02:00 STLToday.com
A-B InBev already has closed four plants in the country over the past two years. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Suspect in Missouri homicide gets 22 years in prison on drug charges

2015-01-29 06:53:00 STLToday.com
Jose Cazares is also charged with second-degree murder in a 2006 shooting.  Read Full Story ...

'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

2015-01-29 06:45:00 STLToday.com
McCullough wrote 25 novels throughout her career. Read Full Story ...

ConocoPhillips has quarterly loss, cuts capital expenditures again

2015-01-29 06:31:00 STLToday.com
Cites dropping oil prices for retrenchment. Read Full Story ...

Gov. Rauner to give speech outlining Illinois challenges

2015-01-29 06:22:00 BND.com

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is continuing to give speeches outlining the state's challenges, this time in the university town of Champaign.

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Crews work to repair overnight water main break in South City

2015-01-29 06:09:21 kmov.com
Crews worked through the early morning hours to repair a water main break in south St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

East St. Louis places basketball coach on paid leave

2015-01-29 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Reports say he is accused of verbally abusing players and placing a bounty on an opposing player during a halftime session with his team Read Full Story ...

Tim McGraw leads today's five Country Megaticket shows at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

2015-01-29 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Tim McGraw is the sixth concert to be announced as part of this summer?s Bandana?s BBQ Country Megaticket at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater). Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Former school board president admits sexual misconduct

2015-01-29 05:37:00 BND.com

A former southwestern Illinois school board president and junior varsity basketball coach will be sentenced next month after admitting he committed sexual misconduct with a child.

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Time Warner Cable quarterly revenue rises 3.8 percent

2015-01-29 05:37:00 STLToday.com
But the nation's No. 2 cable company lost 38,000 residential customers in the quarter. Read Full Story ...

Time Warner Cable adjusted profit misses, adds subscribers

2015-01-29 05:37:00 STLToday.com
Revenue for nation's No. 2 cable company rose to $5.79 billion from $5.58 billion. Read Full Story ...

Time Warner Cable continues to lose video subscribers

2015-01-29 05:37:00 STLToday.com
Revenue for nation's No. 2 cable company rose to $5.79 billion from $5.58 billion. Read Full Story ...

Man sentenced to prison in credit card fraud case

2015-01-29 05:22:00 BND.com

An Iowa judge has sentenced a 36-year-old Chicago man to 10 years in prison following his conviction in defrauding two Dubuque businesses.

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Romeoville man gets 108-year sentence in sexual assault case

2015-01-29 05:22:00 BND.com

Authorities in Will County say a Romeoville man convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and filming the abuse has been sentenced to 108 years in prison.

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Women's group digs into Missouri data to advocate for pay and child care

2015-01-29 05:00:00 STLToday.com
Missouri women who work full time make 29 percent less than men. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Chicago libraries to start lending Wi-Fi hotspots

2015-01-29 04:42:00 BND.com

Beginning next month, Chicago residents will be able to check out wireless Internet hotspots from three public library branches.

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Police: No injuries in Kansas City bus shooting

2015-01-29 04:12:00 BND.com

Kansas City police say no one was hurt when a man fired his gun inside a bus.

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Missouri airport police officer faces child porn charge

2015-01-29 04:12:00 BND.com

A 39-year-old St. Louis airport police officer is facing a child pornography charge after authorities say he conspired to attain sexually explicit images and videos of minors.

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Man charged with setting 3 Pike County fires

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

A 23-year-old man is facing charges for three fires in rural northeast Missouri.

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Birthday, other special events planned for Lincoln museum

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

A birthday party for the 16th president and other events are planned for February at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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Police: Man arrested for dragging officer with vehicle

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

A St. Louis County man is facing criminal charges on accusations he dragged a police officer 300 feet down the road in his car.

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House endorses measure aiding Missouri dairy farmers

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

Assistance for Missouri's dairy farmers appears to be one of the first bills the Legislature will send to Gov. Jay Nixon.

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State sues St. Louis County cemetery over maintenance

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

A north St. Louis County cemetery owner has been sued by the state of Missouri after dozens of complaints from family members.

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EXCHANGE: 87-year-old Illinois man prefers shoveling snow

2015-01-29 04:07:00 BND.com

Alan Heid, 87, has plowed the same driveway for 46 years. His age can't stop him from performing his classic chore.

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3 am news



Education funds to aid Governors State business center

2015-01-29 03:22:00 BND.com

Governors State University is announcing that a partnership with an Indiana university designed to help underserved colleges and universities will continue through 2018.

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Lobbyists pocket $2.4M on Cook County issues in 2014

2015-01-29 03:17:00 BND.com

Reports show lobbyists were paid more than $2.4 million in 2014 to influence Cook County officials.

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East St. Louis boys basketball coach on paid leave

2015-01-29 03:07:00 BND.com

East St. Louis High School's basketball coach has been placed on paid administrative leave while the district undertakes an unspecified investigation of him.

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2 am news



Royal Dutch Shell reports 57 percent drop in net income

2015-01-29 02:46:00 STLToday.com
Oil giant to cap spending this year in response to falling oil prices. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Bernie: Cards farm system ranked 13th

2015-01-29 00:10:00 STLToday.com
In Keith Law's annual team-prospect rankings, the Cardinals fell one spot from the 2014 rankings, but Law's overall assessment is positive.  Read Full Story ...

First kidney swap at St. Louis Children's Hospital allows two parents to help their children

2015-01-29 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Illinois mom wasn't a match for her daughter, but another mom whose child needed a kidney was. Read Full Story ...

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