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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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Missouri Bill Requires Check of Employee Resident Status

All Missouri employers would be required to use a federal verification system to check employees’ legal resident status under legislation introduced Monday that’s aimed at curbing the number of immigrants working illegally in the state.

12/16/2014

File photo of passports.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Charges: Impostor Changes Name of ID Theft Victim

A Mexican man living unlawfully in the United States for decades was arrested Tuesday in an identity theft scheme so ingenious prosecutors say a court unwittingly changed the name of the U.S. citizen whose identity he assumed to his own real name.

12/09/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon: Illegal Immigrant Children Don’t Strain State Resources

Gov. Jay Nixon says children who ended up in Missouri after the recent immigrant surge have not been putting a strain on state resources.

07/29/2014

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Brian Kersey)

Quinn ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Child Immigrants

So far this year, Illinois has received 305 unaccompanied children stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border.

07/26/2014

Protesters stand together as they hold a protest to ask their congress people to make immigration reform a reality.  (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mosaic Project Aims to Make St. Louis More Attractive to Immigrants

A St. Louisan was tapped by Mark Zuckerberg to lead the Facebook billionaire’s efforts to get immigration reform passed.

06/30/2014

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U.S. Changes Mind About Deporting Missouri Woman

Komdown “Dow” Boyer faced deportation after losing her green card because of a felony theft conviction.

06/23/2014

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35 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Month-Long Operation

Most of the the 35 are from Mexico, but others are from Guatemala, Nigeria, Italy, Cuba, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, El Salvador and Algeria.

06/18/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: A bookseller holds Beatles ephemera formerly owned by the President of the New Jersey chapter of the Beatles Fan Club, at the London International Antiquarian Book Fair in the Olympia exhibition centre on June 13, 2013 in London, England. The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association was founded in 1906 and their book fair is the oldest in the UK having run for 56 years. It attracts approximately 200 book dealers from around the world, selling fascinating and rare books, maps, prints and manuscripts. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Overnight America Podcast: February 2nd, 2014 – Kenneth Womack, Nial Stanage

Kenneth Womack professor of English and Integrative Arts at Penn State University wrote “The Beatles Encyclopedia” and the “Cambridge Guide to The Beatles”. He joined us this morning to talk about the 50th Anniversary of […]

02/05/2014

Protesters stand together as they hold a protest to ask their congress people to make immigration reform a reality.  (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Effort To Halt Deportation Of KC Man Fails

Authorities have deported a 41-year-old man who was the focus of Kansas City group’s effort to keep him from being sent back to Mexico.

02/01/2014

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