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Weather
4:30 pm
Sat January 4, 2014

Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather

The Gateway Arch is barely visible from Busch Stadium during a snowstorm on Jan. 5, 2014.
Credit (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 5:50 p.m. Monday with information from latest city briefing

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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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Education
3:23 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

SIUE Incoming Students To Pay More Next Year

An entrance sign to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Incoming students at SIUE will fall under a new 5 percent tuition increase.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Reporting from Jennifer Fuller, WSIU.

Incoming students at SIU Edwardsville will pay more next year. The SIU Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase for next year's new students, which is a  2 percent decrease over what administrators had proposed.

SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe says they'll have to make due with what the Board has decided, but this choice will send her back to the drawing board.

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Southern Illinois University
5:35 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Abrupt Protest At SIU Trustees Meeting Leaves Group Without Chairperson

The top of the Pulliam Hall clock tower on the Southern Illinois University campus in Carbondale, Ill.
(via Wikimedia Commons/Saluki wiki)

Reporting from WSIU's Jennifer Fuller.

Southern Illinois University's embattled Board of Trustees tried to meet again Wednesday, but the meeting ended abruptly when two members walked out - before a chairperson could be elected.

SIU Edwardsville student trustee David Hamilton made a motion to postpone the officer and committee chair nominations until a full board is seated.

"I cannot justify electing a Chairman when I'm the only representative from one of our major campuses," Hamilton said.

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SIU-C threat
1:30 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Police, FBI investigating threat mailed to Ill. university

(Flickr Creative Commons User essygie)

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller contributed reporting to this story.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and police at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are investigating after someone mailed a threat to the university last night.

The threat prompted an safety alert to students, faculty and staff, but SIU-C spokesman Rod Sievers called that a precaution.

Morning round-up
6:35 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Morning headlines - Friday, May 11, 2012

IndofunkSatish/via Flickr

Judge approves settlement in lawsuit over mental health care for the deaf

A federal judge has approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against two Missouri state agencies on behalf of more than a thousand deaf residents.

Plaintiffs in the 2010 lawsuit alleged that the state departments of Mental Health and Social Services failed to provide adequate mental health care for deaf persons in crisis.

The departments were sued under the  Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Developing: Leap Day Storms 2012
4:28 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Deaths, damage following sweep of severe storms through Branson, Mo., Harrisburg, Ill.

A view of downtown Branson, Mo. after a tornado swept through the area on Feb. 29, 2012.
(via Missouri Department of Transportation)

If you have photos of the storms in Harrisburg, Ill. or Branson, Mo., please email web producer Kelsey Proud at kproud@stlpublicradio.org.

Updated 4:22 p.m. with National Weather Service map:

Here's a map released by the National Weather Service of the path of the tornado that roared through Branson. You can track the path of the storm as it gained speed:

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SIUC
10:30 am
Wed November 16, 2011

SIUC, Faculty Association sign tentative agreement

The James W. Neckers building on the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale campus.
(via Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)

Officials at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and the SIUC Faculty Association have signed off on a tentative contract agreement.

Faculty Association spokesman Dave Johnson confirms the two sides signed the tentative deal Monday after the union ended its week-long strike on Nov. 9.

Johnson tells WSIU Radio that the next step is for the union's Departmental Representative Council to discuss the tentative agreement on Thursday.

Morning News Round-up
9:48 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., between St. Louis and Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will propose turning the stretch between St. Louis and Kansas City into a toll road.
(via Flickr/KOMUnews)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Interstate 70 between St. Louis, Kansas City could be come toll road

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Morning round-up
9:26 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, November 3, 2011

SIUC tenure and tenure-track faculty go on strike

Three of the four Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) unions in a contract dispute with the administration have reached a tentative agreement, avoiding a strike among non-tenure track faculty, civil service staff and graduate assistants. But one group walked off the job this morning.

Talks toward a new contract broke down last night.

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