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9 pm news
Sewage spilling into creek in north St. Louis County2014-09-15 21:30:20 kmov.com
Quinn: Monitor not needed oversee state hiring2014-09-15 21:08:00 BND.com
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, in a filing late Monday in federal court, contends a court appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans and suggested by…Read Full Story ...
New Parking Kiosks Create Confusion2014-09-15 21:00:00 alestlelive.com
Black Girls Rock! event aims to inspire retention of African American women on campus2014-09-15 21:00:00 alestlelive.com
8 pm news
Man convicted in girl's death during 2011 burglary2014-09-15 20:43:00 BND.com
A guilty verdict was returned Monday against a parolee accused in the stabbing death of a suburban Chicago girl during a 2011 burglary of her home.Read Full Story ...
Monday's high school scores2014-09-15 20:07:00 BND.com
Following is a list of games played in the metro-east on Monday.Read Full Story ...
Thief swipes car with 91-year-old inside in Richmond Heights2014-09-15 20:00:00 STLToday.com
7 pm news
Man wanted for setting fire at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses2014-09-15 19:55:00 STLToday.com
Sewage spills into Bellefontaine Neighbors creek, MSD crew working to fix2014-09-15 19:34:00 STLToday.com
White House backs use of body cameras by police2014-09-15 19:08:00 BND.com
The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson,Read Full Story ...
6 pm news
Mascoutah posts a big road win; Nashville moves to 3-02014-09-15 18:53:00 BND.com
It's a drill the Mascoutah Indians work on every week at practice and on Friday it paid off with a big victory.Read Full Story ...
St. Clair County urging doctors to fight prescription drug abuse2014-09-15 18:41:07 kmov.com
Woman accused of driving drunk, being combative with police2014-09-15 18:40:32 kmov.com
Grand jury now has until January to decide whether to charge Ferguson officer2014-09-15 18:30:00 STLToday.com
Union: CPS layoffs will hurt school cleanliness2014-09-15 18:28:00 BND.com
The union representing custodians in Chicago Public Schools said Monday that it will be difficult to keep schools clean once a private company takes over the work.Read Full Story ...
Witness to north St. Louis police shooting says he hasn't been interviewed by police2014-09-15 18:22:53 kmov.com
5 pm news
Police investigation of Michael Brown shooting not complete2014-09-15 17:13:14 kmov.com
Sudanese woman faced death for refusing to reject Christianity2014-09-15 17:07:00 STLToday.com
4 pm news
MU to partner in study of Italian antiquities2014-09-15 16:43:00 BND.com
Students at the University of Missouri in Columbia will be the first in the nation to take part in a massive study of ancient Roman artifacts that have been stored…Read Full Story ...
Highland football players concerned strike will affect scholarship opportunities2014-09-15 16:36:48 kmov.com
Police: No arrests during Ride of the Century2014-09-15 16:36:16 kmov.com
4 accused in fatal Franklin Co. wreck had been drinking, speeding, police say2014-09-15 16:24:12 kmov.com
Homicide case leads Missouri deputies to guns2014-09-15 16:17:35 kmov.com
Jefferson County man pleads guilty in wife's death2014-09-15 16:13:00 BND.com
A 56-year-old Jefferson County man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in his estranged wife's death.Read Full Story ...
2nd year of Illinois osprey project wraps up2014-09-15 16:03:00 BND.com
Illinois biologists are finishing the second phase of an eight-year project to strengthen the osprey population in the state.Read Full Story ...
3 pm news
West County city may drop program teaching kids about danger of drugs2014-09-15 15:57:28 kmov.com
Cat Stevens announces brief US concert tour2014-09-15 15:48:00 BND.com
New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.Read Full Story ...
NFL on concussionsKeithKnight@cagleblog.com (Keith Knight)
Columbia Eagles volleyball flying high with 13-0 start2014-09-15 15:13:00 BND.com
After their first 13 matches the past three seasons, the Columbia Eagles are a combined 38-1.Read Full Story ...
2 pm news
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Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list2014-09-15 14:33:00 BND.com
Chicago, New York and Honolulu are on the short list to host President Barack Obama's future presidential library.Read Full Story ...
Carbon monoxide sickens dozens of students at Illinois middle school2014-09-15 14:30:00 STLToday.com
Pope Francis performs marriage for woman who had child outside of marriage2014-09-15 14:30:00 STLToday.com
Pope Francis performs wedding for woman who had child outside of marriage2014-09-15 14:30:00 STLToday.com
Eric Cantor Takes A Spin in the Washington/Wall Street Revolving DoorRJMatson@cagleblog.com (RJ Matson)
Governor candidates spotlights on business, hiring2014-09-15 14:13:00 BND.com
Illinois' gubernatorial campaigns took jabs at each other on business and hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate accusing Republican businessman Bruce Rauner of profiting "from fraud" and…Read Full Story ...
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Breakfast with Bernie: Cardinals right where they should be2014-09-15 14:00:00 STLToday.com
1 pm news
AP Interview: Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses2014-09-15 13:53:00 BND.com
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarters overseas ? moves his Republican challenger has described as "bullying"Read Full Story ...
Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound2014-09-15 13:49:00 BND.com
Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates…Read Full Story ...
Edwardsville and Althoff tighten grip on No. 1 spots in BND football rankings2014-09-15 13:27:00 BND.com
Large-School Football Rankings (Class 5A-8A)Read Full Story ...
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12 pm news
St. Louis-area schools not likely to allow guns2014-09-15 12:58:00 BND.com
Many superintendents in the St. Louis area say they don't want guns in their schools despite a new state law allowing designated staff to carry them.Read Full Story ...
St. Louis County woman pepper-sprayed twice after DWI crash that injured passenger2014-09-15 12:45:00 STLToday.com
Missouri education commissioner to resign2014-09-15 12:37:16 kmov.com
Missouri Education Commissioner Nicastro will leave post2014-09-15 12:34:00 STLToday.com
Couple sentenced in nearly $4 million fraud2014-09-15 12:33:00 BND.com
A northern Missouri couple was sentenced to federal prison after the woman embezzled nearly $4 million from a company where she worked and she and her husband filed false income…Read Full Story ...
Oklahoma trooper jailed on sex assault complaints2014-09-15 12:27:00 STLToday.com
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NFL DistractionJohnDarkow@cagleblog.com (John Darkow)
Imperial man gets 16 years for murder of estranged wife2014-09-15 12:15:00 STLToday.com
Survey exposes sharp racial divide in public perception of Ferguson crisis2014-09-15 12:15:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis woman pepper-sprayed twice after DWI crash that injured passenger2014-09-15 12:15:00 STLToday.com
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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame covers all the bases2014-09-15 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Scott Patriot Program marks first anniversary2014-09-15 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
7 shows for your radar this week (Sept. 15-21)2014-09-15 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Missouri's top education chief announces retirement2014-09-15 12:00:00 STLToday.com
11 am news
Carbon monoxide suspected in Illinois student illnesses2014-09-15 11:59:00 STLToday.com
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Carbon monoxide suspected in student illnesses2014-09-15 11:58:00 BND.com
About 60 middle school students were sent to Springfield-area hospitals Monday when they became ill due to a suspected carbon monoxide leak, school district and fire officials said.Read Full Story ...
Missouri top education chief announces retirement2014-09-15 11:53:00 STLToday.com
Gail Pennington previews new TV season with McGraw2014-09-15 11:44:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis nonprofit isn't raising money for Wilson2014-09-15 11:43:00 BND.com
A St. Louis nonprofit that provides assistance to families of emergency workers who die in the line of duty says it is not raising money for the Ferguson police officer…Read Full Story ...
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Kansas City airport officials promise better Wi-Fi2014-09-15 11:18:00 BND.com
Officials at Kansas City International Airport say they've heard the complaints from travelers about spotty Wi-Fi service and they're working to make it better.Read Full Story ...
Students transported to hospital after carbon monoxide leak at Macoupin County School2014-09-15 11:12:17 kmov.com
Peoria cricket group attracts Indian immigrants2014-09-15 11:09:00 BND.com
A group of cricket enthusiasts is helping immigrants from India feel more at home in central Illinois.Read Full Story ...
10 am news
Vikings reinstate Peterson after he's charged with child abuse of his son, 42014-09-15 10:59:00 STLToday.com
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Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian2014-09-15 10:31:00 STLToday.com
Maryland Heights boy, 12, dies in accidental hanging in backyard, police say2014-09-15 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Officer injures Missouri teen with stun gun2014-09-15 10:27:11 kmov.com
Missouri man charged with stabbing to death his pit bull service dog2014-09-15 10:15:00 STLToday.com
Springfield cemetery restoring Abe Lincoln's vault2014-09-15 10:09:00 STLToday.com
9 am news
Backstoppers is not raising money for Darren Wilson2014-09-15 09:53:00 STLToday.com
Missouri man charged with stabbing pit bull2014-09-15 09:33:00 BND.com
A northeast Missouri man is charged with animal abuse for allegedly stabbing a pit bull to death.Read Full Story ...
Man with knife robs St. Charles convenience stores2014-09-15 09:18:00 BND.com
Police in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles are searching for a knife-wielding man who robbed two convenience stores.Read Full Story ...
8 am news
Slain Illinois cab driver's family awaits justice2014-09-15 08:48:00 BND.com
Relatives of a 75-year-old southern Illinois cab driver who was shot and killed more than three years ago said they are waiting for the cases in the killing to be…Read Full Story ...
7 am news
Illinois governor's race a squeaker so far, polls indicate2014-09-15 07:30:00 STLToday.com
Repair work delayed by a day on St. Louis bridge2014-09-15 07:28:00 BND.com
Repair work scheduled on the Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis is being delayed, but only by a day.Read Full Story ...
Michigan to upgrade Detroit-Chicago Amtrak route2014-09-15 07:08:00 BND.com
The Michigan Senate has cleared the way for the state to upgrade the speed and comfort of Amtrak services between Detroit and Chicago.Read Full Story ...
31 cars derail from freight train near Fort Wayne2014-09-15 07:08:00 BND.com
More than two dozen freight cars derailed near Fort Wayne from a train traveling from Ohio to Illinois.Read Full Story ...
SIUE and USTRANSCOM Extend STEM Education Partnership2014-09-15 07:00:45 SIUE.edu
U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville have refreshed their initial partnership to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for the local 10-county Illinois region.
The organizations signed a second three-year Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) in July 2014, which enables USTRANSCOM, other military organizations at Scott AFB and SIUE to mutually benefit from the partnership.
Through the EPA, the partners support STEM activities through volunteers, donation of STEM-focused equipment and collaboration. The SIUE STEM Resource Center has received items from the base including computers and laboratory equipment, which are now available for local K-12 schools to use in technically focused classes.
?The Scott AFB STEM program engages in a wide variety of activities to encourage our youth to be excited about STEM and consider careers in those disciplines,? said Dr. Donald Erbschloe, chief scientist of Air Mobility Command and leader of the Scott AFB STEM program. ?STEM activities introduce children in their early school years to technical fields that are also interesting, and sustain and encourage their interest through high school and beyond.?
?The partnership with Scott AFB, through US Transportation Command and the leadership of Dr. Erbschloe, remains a successful collaboration for delivering STEM knowledge and experiences throughout southwest Illinois,? said Dr. Jerry Weinberg, SIUE associate provost for research, dean of the Graduate School. ?We welcome the next three-year partnership as a way to build upon our first successes in providing STEM equipment and activities for our local population.?
?USTRANSCOM?s donations of STEM equipment have significantly increased the number of students participating in hands-on STEM activities in the region,? said Dr. Sharon Locke, director of the SIUE STEM Center. ?The donation of 12 robotics kits enabled us to support engineering instruction for 400 elementary and middle school students during summer 2014 alone. Because the kits are available for loan to any educator in the region, including local community groups, the impact is multiplied over many years.
?We estimate that more than 4,000 students have used USTRANSCOM-donated equipment during the past three years of the partnership. Additionally, 5,000 educators have searched the STEM Center?s online inventory developed with resources from USTRANSCOM. Through the online system, educators are able to browse our collection of STEM materials and find items to borrow at no cost to support their classroom and out-of-school instruction.
?The Resource Center helps individual teachers at all levels as well as scout groups, home-school parents, and other youth leaders by giving them the tools they need to teach STEM in a fun and engaging manner. The USTRANSCOM-SIUE partnership has greatly expanded our reach into rural and urban communities.?
?Providing equipment via SIUE to the area is just one area of cooperation for the base?s STEM program,? Erbschloe added. ?We also work with organizations such as the Illinois Math and Science Academy, FIRST Robotics and directly with local schools to provide mentors, volunteers and encouragement for our youth to consider STEM as a lifelong interest and as a career.
?A robust population of technically-proficient young citizens is important to not only the future Department of Defense (DOD) but to our entire economy. The DOD itself recognized this importance several years ago and created the National Defense Education Program (NDEP), which provides resources across the nation, focused on areas near military installations. Scott AFB has a wealth of experts in the STEM professions and is especially well-positioned to work with our neighboring educational partners and students.?
?The STEM program is truly an investment in our future,? Scott AFB?s 375th Air Mobility Wing Schools Liaison Officer Dr. Cindy Doil said. ?Schooling, either in our formal institutions or in the home, shapes the interests and lifetime activities of our youth. Exposing them to the excitement and reward of STEM at the right time and encouraging our young people to go after careers in these areas is beneficial to society and to the individual as well.
?Scott AFB has teamed up to promote STEM in many ways, including through SIUE. We will continue to seek opportunities to help our region. Examples of these collaborations are summer camps which teach youth how to build hovercraft and understand the science behind their operation, the science behind games, science in the health fields and robotics.?
For more information and opportunities to work with Scott AFB and SIUE on STEM activities, contact Air Mobility Command Public Affairs at (618) 229-7843.
Photo: Jerry Weinberg, SIUE associate provost for research and dean of the Graduate School.Read Full Story ...
6 am news
Reimbursements for A+ program might be reduced2014-09-15 06:58:00 BND.com
Education officials are notifying Missouri community colleges that the state might reduce reimbursements for the A+ scholarship program.Read Full Story ...
Thieves strike fancy store in Chicago's Gold Coast2014-09-15 06:48:00 BND.com
Patrol officers early Monday found the front windows shattered at the high-end Moncler store in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood and several racks of coats stolen.Read Full Story ...
Suburban KC teen critical after officer uses stun gun on him2014-09-15 06:30:00 STLToday.com
Murder investigation leads Missouri deputies to 400 guns at business2014-09-15 06:30:00 STLToday.com
County police investigating after man found shot at Bel-Ridge QuikTrip2014-09-15 06:15:03 kmov.com
5 am news
Wheeling police car hits, kills pedestrian2014-09-15 05:38:00 BND.com
An on-duty officer in a squad car has struck and killed a 20-year-old pedestrian in a northwestern Chicago suburb, Wheeling police said.Read Full Story ...
Chicago teen charged as adult in sexual assault2014-09-15 05:38:00 BND.com
A 17-year-old boy who sexually assaulted a pregnant college student and locked her in the trunk of a car has been charged as an adult with aggravated criminal sexual assault,Read Full Story ...
Rockford gun victim dies after police interview2014-09-15 05:38:00 BND.com
A Rockford man has died with multiple gunshot wounds after telling police he didn't know who shot him, Rockford police said.Read Full Story ...
Police: Missouri thief arrested after calling 9112014-09-15 05:33:00 BND.com
Missouri authorities have charged a Republic man who they say stole whiskey from a convenience store and later made a drunken 911 call that referenced the theft.Read Full Story ...
4 am news
Grants to aid Ferguson area firms, schools2014-09-15 04:03:00 BND.com
Schools and businesses damaged during unrest in Ferguson and Dellwood in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown are about to get some help.Read Full Story ...
Mizzou to inaugurate new chancellor Loftin2014-09-15 04:03:00 BND.com
The University of Missouri's flagship Columbia campus celebrates its 175th anniversary this week with five days of events that include the inauguration of new Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.Read Full Story ...
Missouri offers grants to help cities fix streets2014-09-15 04:03:00 BND.com
Cities and towns short on extra cash could get state help to improve street safety and other infrastructure issues.Read Full Story ...
3 am news
Former Mexican president to speak at Judson forum2014-09-15 03:14:00 BND.com
A former president of Mexico will be the keynote speaker at Judson University's annual World Leaders Forum next spring.Read Full Story ...
Nearly 100 groups form school funding coalition2014-09-15 03:08:00 BND.com
Nearly 100 organizations are joining together to push Illinois lawmakers to pass a school funding reform proposal in the spring.Read Full Story ...
Naperville teen creates anti-cyberbullying program2014-09-15 03:08:00 BND.com
A 14-year-old Naperville teen has developed a computer program to help work against cyberbullying.Read Full Story ...
EXCHANGE: 80-year-old nun still teaching2014-09-15 03:04:00 BND.com
With instruments in the hands of students, Sister Jeannine Neumann leads the rhythm band class of first- and second-graders at St. Mary-St. Augustine Catholic School in Belleville.Read Full Story ...
Emanuel opens new Chicago Library branch2014-09-15 03:04:00 BND.com
A new library branch with special early literacy learning features has opened on Chicago's Northwest side.Read Full Story ...
2 am news
Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor2014-09-15 02:58:00 BND.com
After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized…Read Full Story ...
12 am news
McClellan: Close encounters are reminders of the random nature of life2014-09-15 00:15:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis-area superintendents say guns in their schools not likely2014-09-15 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Woman-centric talk show 'The Real' debuts today on KPLR2014-09-15 00:00:00 STLToday.com
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