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2013 World Series
5:52 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Cardinals Even World Series, Bring It Home To STL

Credit File Photo | St. Louis Cardinals

Michael Wacha and his Cardinals bullpen provided the power pitching. Carlos Beltran injected with a painkiller, came through with a huge hit. And this time, it was the Red Sox who were tripped up by fielding failures.

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2013 World Series
5:46 am
Thu October 24, 2013

'Sloppy' Cardinals Lose Game 1 Against Red Sox

Credit Mark Halski / Via Flickr

BOSTON (AP) - Given a bit of help by the umpires and a lot more by the Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox turned this World Series opener into a laugher.

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Politics
10:17 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Spence Drops Bid For St. Louis County Police Board

Dave Spence (R)
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Former Republican gubernatorial nominee Dave Spence has dropped out of consideration for a seat on the five-member St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners, citing the stringent screening process recently enacted by the County Council.

Spence said in a letter released Tuesday by County Executive Charlie Dooley's office that he has no problem submitting to background checks, but he worries that the council cannot safeguard his business and personal information.

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Synthetic Marijuana
4:37 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Indictments Handed Down In Mid Mo. For Synthetic Marijuana Sales

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Federal prosecutors are cracking down on businesses in mid Missouri that allegedly sold synthetic marijuana.

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Illinois' Amazon Tax
12:46 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Illinois Supreme Court Invalidates 'Amazon Tax'

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state's law charging taxes on some Internet sales.
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The Illinois Supreme Court is invalidating a two-year-old Illinois law charging taxes on certain Internet sales.

The justices ruled 6-1 in an opinion released Friday to invalidate the so-called "Amazon tax." The ruling determined that the law violates a pre-emptive federal decree prohibiting "discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce."

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Crime
9:25 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Former St. Clair County Circuit Judge's Heroin Supplier Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook.
Credit (Derik Holtmann/Belleville News-Democrat) / (http://www.bnd.com)

Federal prosecutors say a southwestern Illinois man who admitted to trafficking heroin supplied the narcotic almost daily to a former judge now facing drug and weapons charges.

Thirty-four-year-old Sean McGilvery of Belleville pleaded guilty to heroin conspiracy and possession Thursday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.
 Prosecutors say Michael Cook was a St. Clair County circuit judge when he got heroin from McGilvery "on an almost daily basis."

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Other News
8:54 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Law Makes St. Louis Foreclosure Ordinance Moot

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A Missouri appeals court says a legal dispute over St. Louis County's foreclosure mediation ordinance is moot after a recently enacted state law.

St. Louis County's 2012 ordinance required that lenders give residential borrowers a chance to mediate before their homes are foreclosed. Missouri lawmakers this year approved legislation making real estate loans subject only to state and federal laws. It was aimed at overturning local foreclosure mediation ordinances. Gov. Jay Nixon allowed the law to take effect on Aug. 28.

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Traffic / Gateway Arch
10:19 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Arch Grounds Construction Means Some Downtown Roads Close For The Next Month

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A busy area of downtown St. Louis will close for about a month starting today as part of the project to improve the area around the Gateway Arch.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says Washington Avenue between Memorial Drive and Second Street will shut down after Monday morning rush hour.

The closing is part of a project to create a parkway over Interstate 70 and improve access between the Arch area and the rest of downtown. The multi-million dollar project is expected to be complete in 2015.

Other News
10:17 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Protestors March To Monsanto Headquarters

Outside Monsanto headquarters in St. Louis.
St. Louis Public Radio

The world headquarters of agriculture company Monsanto was the site of a weekend demonstration organized by opponents of genetically modified food.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 500 demonstrators marched Saturday to the company's Creve Coeur global headquarters, where they chanted anti-Monsanto slogans and waded into street traffic.

Organizers of the "March Against Monsanto" want the company to label food containing genetically modified ingredients.

Crime
7:30 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Two Jefferson County Deputies Shot In 'Ambush'

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Updated 9:58 a.m. 

An eastern Missouri man accused of shooting two deputies has been killed following a confrontation with police.

The sequence of events began late Thursday when Jefferson County deputies were called to a home in Cedar Hill and 40-year-old Shawn Nims ran away. Deputies returned around 2 a.m. Friday to search for Nims, who was wanted on a felony warrant.

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