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Ballpark Village Turns 1!

Is it still hurting nearby nightspots?

03/27/2015

Work continues in March 2015 on the restoration of downtown's Arcade building, which will house 254 apartment units and classroom, art gallery and auditorium space for Webster University. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Looking to Live in Downtown St. Louis? Good Luck.

93 percent of all the housing units downtown are occupied, up 1 percent from the year before, say the latest stats from Downtown STL Inc.

03/27/2015

Ricco Young (Granite City Police photo)

Granite City Police Nab Bank Robbery Suspect

Ricco Young of East St. Louis is accused of holding up GCS Credit Union on March 24

03/26/2015

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MSD Residential Customers Spared from Billing Issue

MSD officials on Wednesday clarified that only the bills of multifamily and commercial customers will be affected. Some apartment owners and renters, and 3,700 businesses, could still face high charges.

03/26/2015

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72-Year-Old Wins Big in New Lottery Game

A 72-year-old eastern Missouri woman is the first Missouri Lottery player to win $25,000 a year for life as part of a new game.

03/26/2015

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Illinois Senate Passes Plan to Fix Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget.

03/26/2015

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Former Cardinal Curt Ford Punched in Face at St. Louis County Gas Station

Nearly 33 years after delivering a game-winning hit in his first major league at-bat, former Cardinal Curt Ford may be leaving after what police say was a racially motivated attack.

03/26/2015

CEO of U.S. Steel promises the smokestacks in Granite City, Illinois, will not go cold forever. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Illinois Congressman Bost Says Granite City Steel Will Come Back

CEO of U.S. Steel promises shutdown is only temporary.

03/26/2015

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Chesterfield Aims to Shake Up County Sales Tax Structure

When you buy something in a St. Louis County city, the sales taxes either go straight to that city or to a pool that all cities in the county share. Chesterfield, at its founding, decided to be a pool city – a decision it now regrets.

03/26/2015

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Mehlville School District Facing Drastic Cuts

Even if the district thinks about a tax increase for next year, it won’t stop this year’s cuts, which include up to 45 teachers, all tutors, no more library books, band instruments, swimming pools or clubs, and no more school buses for kids within a 3-mile walk of their school.

03/26/2015

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State address

Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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