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4:02 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Why Do You Stay In The St. Louis Region? #WhyIStay

Why do you stay in the St. Louis region? Share your reason with us on Instagram or Twitter using #WhyIStay.
Credit (Kelsey Proud/St. Louis Public Radio)

What makes you stay in the St. Louis area? 

Is it the Cardinals? Your family? A great set of friends? The architecture? A job you love? A job you need to keep?

Whatever the reason, share it with others.

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Execution
4:16 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Missouri Gov. Denies Clemency For White Supremacist

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has refused to halt the execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime in Missouri a "cowardly and calculated shooting."

Nixon's office announced the decision Monday afternoon.

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Syria
2:44 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Shimkus, Wagner Express Views On U.S. Involvement In Syria

Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville
Credit UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Reporting by WSIU's Jennifer Fuller.

A southern Illinois Congressman says the United States shouldn’t get involved in Syria – and worries any form of attack would put this country and its allies at greater risk.

Representative John Shimkus, R-Collinsville says the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government on civilians is an international issue – one the U.S. shouldn’t take the lead on.

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Arts & Culture
10:46 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Arch City Radio Hour: Ian Fisher and the Present, Tef Poe and Following The Water

Ian Fisher (R) and The Present perform on Arch City Radio Hour.
Credit (Courtesy of Abby Gillardi)

Ian Fisher and The Present

Nick Garcia talks about stories from the road with Missouri native Ian Fisher.  We'll also hear Fisher perform a few songs as well.

Tef Poe Revisited

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Other News
10:48 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Miners, Patriot Coal Reach Bankruptcy Settlement

UMWA members rally in downtown St. Louis on June 17, 2013. The union announced today it had reached a settlement with Patriot Coal on health care and pensions.
(Kristi Luther/St. Louis Public Radio)

This story will be updated.

The dispute between St. Louis-based Patriot Coal and the United Mine Workers of America appears to be over.

The union announced today that it had reached an agreement to reduce some of the cuts in pension and health care benefits approved by a federal bankruptcy judge on May 29. 

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Features
4:30 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

20 Years Later: Sounds And Stories Of The Great Flood Of 1993

Floodwaters climb up the steps in front of the Gateway Arch during The Great Flood of 1993.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

In what has become known in the St. Louis region as "The Great Flood of 1993," 20 years ago places where floodwaters had never been suddenly were underwater.  

From our archives, we offer an opportunity to go back in time with 10 stories of the rise of water, tension and even an entire town.

For some, these stories may be difficult to hear again and, for others, they will be reminders of triumph and renewal.

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Crime
3:28 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Four Dead In Shooting On Cherokee Street

(via Flickr/alancleaver_2000)

Updated 6:50 a.m. Friday with names of victims and suspect.


The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has identified the victims as:


- Khadra Muse, a 44-year old female of the 100 block of Indian Circle Dr.


- Seaeed Abdulla, a 29-year old male of the 700 block of Cole


- Bernice Solomon-Redd, a 54-year old female of the 2400 block of Ridge Ave., E. St. Louis, IL


The suspect has been positively identified as  Ahmed Dirir, a 59-year old male of the 900 block of Carr.


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Bus Accident
9:15 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Accident Involving School Bus Shuts Down I-55 Southbound

Cast a Line Flickr

This is a developing story. Will update as we know more.

An accident involving a school bus has shut down traffic on southbound I-55 this morning just south of downtown St. Louis at 7th Street.

Traffic is currently backed up all the way into Illinois. (See here for the latest traffic conditions).

Updated 10:40 a.m.

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Credit Card Breach
9:01 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Data Breach At Schnucks Could Affect More Than Two Million Cards

Schnuck Markets says 2.4 million customers may have had their credit cards compromised in a four-month data breach.
(via Flickr/daysofthundr46)

Schnuck Markets says more than two million customers in the St. Louis area may have been impacted by a data breach that stretched from December 2012 until March 29.

The company said in a statement today that the cyber-attack possibly affected 79 of its 100 stores. Officials emphasized that the hackers only accessed the credit card numbers and expirations dates of victims - not their names, addresses or any identifying information.

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Science
2:37 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Science Incentive Fund Law Struck Down By Mo. Supreme Court

An up-close view of a microscope.
(via Flickr/breahn)

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a decision striking down a 2011 law that created an incentive fund for science and technology-based businesses.

In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the court said the law was unconstitutional because the Legislature linked it to an unrelated bill about tax credits. That separate bill ultimately did not pass during a 2011 special session.

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