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Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things: Nicole Vehige

Nicole Vehige is the mother of two boys with special needs, and she helps other parents experiencing the same challenges through fundraising efforts and policy change.

07/01/2015

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CDC Approves Two New Meningitis Vaccines

A local pediatrician applauds the CDC’s approval of two expensive new meningitis vaccines.

06/25/2015

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Ferguson and former police officer Darren Wilson. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Suit Filed by Michael Brown’s Parents Moved to Federal Court

The suit against the city of Ferguson, former police chief Tom Jackson and Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, was filed last month in state court. Jackson and Wilson filed to have the suit moved on grounds that it deals with constitutional issues.

05/28/2015

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Metro-East School Makes the Switch to Year-Round Classes

Legacy Christian Academy in Caseyville will kick off optional year-round school June 1.

05/05/2015

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Illinois Bill Aims at Preventing Suicides in College Students

It’s not always obvious when a loved one is considering suicide. An Illinois Senate committee has signed onto something which may help.

05/04/2015

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Review of Missouri K-12 Learning Goals Further Strained

A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state’s education standards is so divided that members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have split into two groups.

04/20/2015

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St. Charles Co. Couple Found Guilty in Caged Child Case

A St. Charles County couple is found guilty in a child endangerment case where an autistic boy was kept in a cage.

04/17/2015

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Jury Selection in Trial for Caged Child Case

Jury selection is underway for the trial of two parents who are accused of keeping their 6-year-old autistic son in a makeshift cage.

04/13/2015

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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

Attorneys for the Michael Brown family announce plans for filing a wrongful death civil lawsuit. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Michael Brown’s Parents Announce Civil Lawsuit

Family lawyer says the city of Ferguson and former officer Darren Wilson will be named in a wrongful death suit.

03/05/2015

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