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Army Referral Scheme Makes Couple Millionaires

The scheme, perpetrated by a retired Army sergeant and his wife, used a website to gather names of individuals interested in joining the Army. The couple then submitted those names to the Army, earning them a cash bonus for each recruit they “referred.”

01/20/2015

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EPA Claims Air Safe to Breathe Near Burning Bridgeton Landfill

EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says the seven-month study from May through December last year found no harmful levels of alpha, beta or gamma radiation.

01/20/2015

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Central West End Residents Witness Return Criminals

Jim Whyte, of the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative, says he could give example after example of what they’re up against.

01/20/2015

A file photo of the old canal bridge on I-270 in Madison County, Illinois. (Kimberli Green photo)

Old Canal Bridge Comes Down

Crews used explosives to bring down the 53-year-old bridge.

01/20/2015

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Water Rescue in Lake Sainte Louise After Boys Fall Through Ice

One of the boys was under water for about 13 minutes before firefighters could locate him.

01/20/2015

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Ill. Gov. Rauner Wants to Take Closer Look at Gaming Industry

Rauner says he doesn’t like to gamble, but he also recognizes the state is losing money to casinos in neighboring states.

01/20/2015

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Income Tax Season Begins Today

This year will be interesting for those who purchased health insurance on the exchange – they estimated their income and received a tax credit to help pay for their insurance.

01/20/2015

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Lower Gas Prices Saving Consumers Money at the Grocery Store

Lower transportation costs from farm field to grocery store shelf means we’re paying less for food.

01/20/2015

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

St. Louis Judges Live in Neighborhoods Beyond the Blood and Bullets

They decide who goes to prison and who goes back on the street – then, many St. Louis circuit court judges drive home to some of the safest neighborhoods in the city.

01/20/2015

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Eric Vickers: New Generation of Protesters disrespectful to MLK

Eric Vickers says traditional MLK celebrations mostly repulse them

01/20/2015

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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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