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Tom Ackerman and his father, Bill Ackerman (Courtesy of Tom Ackerman)

Bill Ackerman: The Dad Behind the Voice

Tom Ackerman’s first gig behind a microphone came when he was a sophomore at St. Louis Country Day School. It was his first real experience in the press box, rifling through rosters, interviewing head coaches, and calling plays on the field as the school’s public address announcer.

06/19/2015

Flooding file photo (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Flash Flood Forces Evacuation in Crawford County

18 people rescued, 30 others evacuated due to rising Yadkin Creek

06/18/2015

TAJI, IRAQ - APRIL 12:  U.S. Army trainers watch as Iraqi Army recruits train at a military base on April 12, 2015 in Taji, Iraq. Members of the U.S. Army's 5-73 CAV, 3BCT, 82nd Airborne Division are teaching soldiers from the newly-formed 15th Division of the Iraqi Army, as the Iraqi government launches offensives to try to recover territory lost to ISIS last year. U.S. forces, currently operating in 5 large bases throught Iraq, are training thousands of Iraqi Army combat troops, trying to rebuild a force they had origninally trained before the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in 2010.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Belleville’s Military Boots Contract Saved by Failed Bill

The Belleville Boot Company employs 750 people nationwide and has manufactured military boots since World War 1.

06/18/2015

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Lawmakers OK Bill Pardoning Underage Drinkers Who Call 911

Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation that would grant amnesty to underage drinkers who call 911 to get help.

06/17/2015

June 16, 2015-Full house in the Kennedy Room at St. Louis City Hall for pro vs. con discussion of minimum wage bill (BB 83).  (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Hearings on Proposed St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike Get Underway

Measure would establish $15-per-hour minimum wage by 2020.

06/16/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Nixon Signs Bill Aimed at Protecting Seniors From Fraud

A Missouri bill signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday is touted by its supporters as a way to protect older residents and those with disabilities from financial exploitation by giving advisers more authority to act if they suspect fraud.

06/12/2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Slay Announces Plan to Raise St. Louis Minimum Wage

Mayor Slay has announced his plans to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour in St. Louis by 2020.

06/05/2015

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Illinois Doctors Group Wants Rauner to Veto Hepatitis C Bill

With three out of four Americans who are infected unaware they have hepatitis C, Illinois lawmakers last month approved a measure to fight what’s been called a silent epidemic.

06/04/2015

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Illinois Legislation Would Change Police Standards

Illinois legislation would change standards of officer-involved death investigations, police-worn body cameras and officers’ use of force.

06/02/2015

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Board of Alderman Asks Voters for Property Tax Increase

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is moving toward passing a bill that would ask city voters to raise their property taxes in August to pay for new police and fire department equipment.

05/21/2015

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