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October 18, 2019 - 8:35 am
COLUMBIA, Ill. (KMOX) — Firefighters received a call at 7:45 a.m. Friday for a house explosion in Columbia, Ill. KMOX listeners said they could see flames shooting from a home in the 100 block Lookout Drive, near IL Route 3 and IL Route 158. Columbia Fire Chief Mike Rodeiger said when they arrived...
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Maria Keena
October 18, 2019 - 8:21 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — After a 40-year hiatus, the St. Louis County Crime Commission held its second meeting on Thursday. County Executive Same Page reactivated it following a rash of violent crime. While this commission is in its infancy phase, it is clear that County Police Chief Jon Belmar is on...
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Maria Keena
October 17, 2019 - 5:26 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — All week, KMOX has been honoring ordinary people doing extraordinary things. KMOX's Maria Keena takes us to an off-the-beaten-path warehouse where Christmas dreams are created. Listen to the story in the audio at the top of the page. For more information about Santa's Helpers,...
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gun free zone
Kevin Killeen
October 17, 2019 - 4:30 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — You could be fined $100 for having a gun in St. Louis city parks under a bill just introduced by Alderwoman Cara Spencer. "We've seen unprecedented levels of violence here in our city as of recently, and not only violence — but violence against children. You know, we've had 13...
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kids' classroom
Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Fewer than half of Missouri youth are performing at grade-level standards
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Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 1:46 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 62-year-old man is hospitalized with moderate injuries after his SUV was struck by a St. Louis County police car. The accident happened Thursday when the SUV driver pulled out of a car dealership lot in south St. Louis County. The SUV was struck by a St. Louis County police...
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Bill Jackson, of St. Louis, gives a thumbs up to drivers that wave or honk as United Auto Workers outside the GM Wentzville Assembly Center in Wentzville, Mo., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.
Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 12:08 pm
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — A tentative four-year contract with striking General Motors gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump-sum payments and an $11,000 signing bonus. In return, the contract allows GM to proceed with factory closures in Lordstown, Ohio, Warren, Michigan, and...
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Kevin Killeen
October 17, 2019 - 9:01 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Local libraries are feeling the pinch from publishers, charging un-ending fees for access to popular lendable e-books. In the old days, says Carol Schrey with the St. Charles City-County Library, a book bought by a library could be lent out forever. LOOK: Newest St. Louis County...
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