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Former Fox District Student Sues Over Teacher Assault

A federal lawsuit accuses a St. Louis-area school district of failing to protect a former student from being sexually assaulted by a teacher.

06/24/2015

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Troy Man Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child

Michael Anthony Rasmussen, 54, was charged by the Madison County prosecutor and is jailed on a $500,000 bond.

06/23/2015

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Pope Warns Bishops to Deal with Accused Priests

The Pope has created a new Vatican tribunal to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect children from abusive priests.

06/10/2015

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Latest on Hastert: Woman Says Her Brother Had Sex with Ex-Speaker

A Montana woman says the FBI interviewed her about her allegations that her brother had a sexual relationship with Dennis Hastert, the high school wrestling coach who became speaker of the House.

06/05/2015

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Grandmother Kills Cats Because Grandchildren Didn’t Clean Rooms

A Godfrey grandmother kills five cats, four of them kittens, because her grandchildren didn’t clean their rooms.

05/19/2015

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Dog Paralyzed After Being Shot in North City

A dog left for dead in North City is recovering from being shot.

05/14/2015

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Former Granite City Priest Ousted Following Abuse Allegations

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki has removed Father Robert “Bud” DeGrand as pastor of four central Illinois parishes following a credible abuse allegation from 30 years ago.

05/06/2015

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Mo. Legislation Tables ‘Granny Cam’ Bill

Illinois lawmakers move forward with their “Granny Cam” bill for nursing homes, legislation in Missouri seems to be moving in the opposite direction.

04/20/2015

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Bill Proposal Prompts for Cameras in Nursing Homes

Nursing home patients in Missouri could have an additional line of defense under a new bill moving through the House.

04/09/2015

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HIPAA, Wiretapping Laws Pose Legal Questions for Nursing Home Cameras

The fact that the systems would be controlled over the Internet has also raised concerns about hackers.

03/09/2015

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