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Kevin Killeen
December 03, 2018 - 8:32 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Last week's soccer vote at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen is expected to become a point of contention in the spring primary for board president. Seeking a fourth term, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed will argue his stadium resolution would help the city beyond sports. "If...
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Alex Degman
December 03, 2018 - 7:33 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — Illinois turns 200 years old today. Here are some of the people who helped make Illinois what it is today. PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE President James Monroe signed the congressional resolution admitting Illinois into the union on December 3, 1818. Statehood wasn't a given,...
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Carol Daniel
December 03, 2018 - 7:17 am
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KMOX) — It's down to the top ten now on NBC's singing competition show, ''The Voice''. Tonight, the ten will perform songs they and their coaches selected. Last week, fans chose songs for the contestants. Florissant's 13-year old singing sensation Kennedy Holmes was given the...
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Steven Tirpak cleans debris from the remains of his two-story home in Taylorville, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Tirpak and his infant were not home when the storm struck. The National Weather Service says multiple tornadoes touched down in central Illinois, damaging dozens of structures and injuring multiple people. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 12:50 pm
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in central Illinois are assessing damage from rare December tornadoes that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. The Springfield Journal Register reports the National Weather Service sent crews Sunday to survey the hardest-hit...
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STL Board of Aldermen discuss MLS resolution
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November 30, 2018 - 12:29 pm
ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) — By a 26-2 vote, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has passed a non-binding resolution in support of a Major League Soccer stadium in downtown St. Louis. The @MLS4theLou resolution passed the full board 26-2. Thank you to all my colleagues and supporters of this effort. pic...
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Police officers stand guard in St. Louis, Missouri, the United States, Sept. 17, 2017. Protesters smashed windows and other property in downtown St. Louis, Missouri Sunday night.
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November 30, 2018 - 12:00 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The indictment of four St. Louis police officers provides a troubling glimpse into the mindset of officers who were eager to rough up protesters during a tumultuous period in 2017, civil rights leaders said Friday. The federal indictment announced Thursday accuses officers Dustin...
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Samuel Littles mugshot from an arrest in Houma, LA
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Tom Franklin
November 30, 2018 - 10:59 am
ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (KMOX) — A 78-year-old man sitting in a West Texas prison has admitted to 90 killings over the years. He says two of them were in the St. Louis area. The FBI says Samuel Little has admitted to murdering two black women between 1976 and 1979 in East St. Louis and Granite City...
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Kevin Killeen
November 30, 2018 - 8:45 am
ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) — A vote is expected today on the plan for a Major League Soccer stadium in downtown St. Louis. The resolution is non-binding, but one that signals a willingness to go forward and aid the potential MLS ownership group in making their case to MLS officials. Board President Lewis...
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Fred Bodimer
November 30, 2018 - 7:47 am
ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) — We're living one month less than we used to, according to a new report that shows life expectancy in this country has dropped once again. The life expectancy for the U.S. population in 2017 was 78.6 years, and that's a decrease of about a month compared to 2016. Its's driven...
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The St. Louis Zoo has a litter of eight cheetah siblings
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Brett Blume
November 30, 2018 - 7:09 am
ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) — The "Bingwa Bunch" will be celebrated this weekend at the St. Louis Zoo . You may recall that was the nickname given to 8 cheetah cubs born a year ago this week. Happy Birthday #BingwaBunch ! 1 year ago today, Bingwa, gave birth to 8 cubs, a first in Saint Louis Zoo history...
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