Kelsey Proud

Engagement Editor

Kelsey Proud is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she earned a Convergence (Multimedia) Journalism degree. She has worked at PBS Interactive in Washington, D.C., MSN UK News in London and is a social media enthusiast. Kelsey feels journalism is truly a public service and hopes her work enhances community and reaches those who need information most.  Though she's "from" Chicago, Kelsey has also lived in several different regions of the United States, including periods of time in North Carolina, Ohio, New Mexico and Illinois. Her extended family has roots in Boone and Audrain counties in Missouri, too. She is a wannabe chef and globe trekker, former competitive golfer and band-ie (trumpet), and honorary Missourian.

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MO Statehouse
11:43 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Cape Girardeau selected for final Mo. casino license

Artist rendering of Isle of Capri Casino in Cape Girardeau, set to open in Late 2012.
Isle of Capri Casino

The Missouri Gaming Commission has selected Cape Girardeau as the new site for the state's 13th casino license.

Commissioner Jim Mathewson said that Cape Girardeau "made a good presentation" and "had lots of support from the community."

Mathewson also cited "oversaturation of the market" when asked why St. Louis was not awarded the license.

(Updates have been made to this story below)

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Crime
11:31 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Bonne Terre shooting victims identified



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More details have come to light about this tragic story we told you about yesterday.

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Election 2012
9:21 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Steelman challenging McCaskill in 2012

Sarah Steelman, as pictured on her website.

As reported by Jake Wagman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and POLITICO's David Catanese, Republican Sarah Steelman has officially announced her bid to challenge incumbent Claire McCaskill in 2012.

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Children's Health
8:54 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Confusing labeling on liquid medications could put kids at risk

(Flickr Creative Commons user whiskeyandtears)

A new study has found that over-the-counter children's medications aren't labeled the way they should be.

The research led by the New York University School of Medicine examined two-hundred top-selling liquid medications for children, to see whether they included a dosing device, like a cup, spoon, or syringe.

If they did, the researchers compared the measurement markings on the device to the dosing instructions on the product's label.

Lead author Dr. Shonna Yin says about a quarter of the products had no dosing device at all.

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Forest Park
8:39 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Forest Park hearing on new path amenities

A section of the path in Forest Park in St. Louis.
(Forest Park Forever)

Always looking for a place to relieve yourself on that afternoon run in Forest Park? Look no further.

As workers put the final touches on side-by-side hard and soft exercise paths ringing Forest Park, another hearing will be held tonight on the amenities that will be added along the paths.

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Fighting Meth
8:32 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Mo. officials back more restrictions aimed at meth

Looking for some relief from that nagging winter bug? Want to buy some cold medicine to do the trick?

Not so fast.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster want to make Missouri the third state to require prescriptions for cold medicines that can be used to make methamphetamine.

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Business
6:31 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Koman, Tropicana to jointly fund Chain of Rocks casino

The proposed design for Casino Celebration.
(Casino Celebration)

A Las Vegas-based gaming company has entered a deal to help finance and operate the proposed casino at the Chain of Rocks bridge in north St. Louis.



The financing by the numbers:

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Politics
4:51 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Wagner wants top Republican post

Ann Wagner, a familiar face to Missouri Republicans, (and the people of Luxembourg) announced her intentions for a bigger post today; Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

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Infrastructure
11:30 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Barge collides with MLK Bridge in St. Louis

The Martin Luther King Bridge in downtown St. Louis.
(Flickr creative commons user HAM guy)

If you heard that a barge hit the Martin Luther King bridge, it's true, but don't worry about adjusting your commute to avoid this part of the mighty Mississippi.

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