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Jury Selection in Trial for Caged Child Case

Jury selection is underway for the trial of two parents who are accused of keeping their 6-year-old autistic son in a makeshift cage.

04/13/2015

Justice

Judge Overturns Illinois Order Restricting Union Dues

St. Clair County’s Christopher Kolker takes action against Governor Rauner’s executive decision

04/10/2015

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Stadium Authority, Gov. Nixon Take Stands On NFL Stadium Financing

RSA asks circuit judge to clarify if no new vote of taxpayers would be necessary

04/10/2015

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St. Louis County Municipal Courts Agree to Lower Fines

In response to outrage over the patchwork quilt of small towns all charging different – and sometimes exorbitant – amounts for tickets, 80 local courts agree to a uniform fine schedule.

04/09/2015

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Former Homeless Man Threatens to Sue City Over New Football Stadium

A former homeless man is going up against the city of St. Louis on the issue of funding for a new football stadium.

04/07/2015

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Going After Gun Criminals in the Metro-East

The goal, says U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois Steve Wigginton, is to send a message to the street.

04/06/2015

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Allegiant Air Pilots Blocked From Striking

Discount carrier flies out of some of smallest airports in U.S., including Mid-America Airport in Metro-East.

04/01/2015

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Family of Sick Boy Vow to Fight Court Ruling

The parents of 8-year-old Jaxon Adams are accused of Munchausen by Proxy, a disorder where parents seek treatment for a child as a way to get attention for themselves.

03/30/2015

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Judge: Plane Crash Surviving Child Can Stay With Half-Sister

Sailor Gutzler’s parents, a sister, and a cousin were killed January 2nd on way home to southern Illinois

03/29/2015

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No Charges in Woman’s Fatal Fall at Belleville Nursing Home

An investigation has found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the death of an 85-year-old woman found dead at the bottom of a stairway at a Belleville nursing home.

03/24/2015