City Prosecutor Touts Program Causing Jump in Murder ChargesMore people are getting charged with murder in the city of St. Louis, thanks to a new program that sends prosecutors to the scene of fresh killings to establish rapport with witnesses.
'Bigs in Blue' Program Soon to Become NationwideThe program has already been in place in St. Louis for eight years and pairs police officers with young mentees of the organization.
Drunken Driving Education Program Reinstated in SpringfieldThe Think First program ended in February after political bickering over the state budget cut off the program's grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Illinois Wants Waiver to Improve Mental Health ServicesIt would give the state access to $2.7 billion in Medicaid funds to restructure how the program handles mentally ill patients.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Climb as Program GrowsGov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation last month extending the pilot program until July 2020 and adding two qualifying health conditions post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illnesses.
NCAA Accepts Missouri's Sanctions, Adds Year of ProbationThe NCAA infractions committee panel's findings over what it said were roughly $11,400 in improper inducements and benefits given to players and a recruit by two boosters were released Tuesday.
Nixon Signs Bill For More Access To Anti-Overdose MedicineResidents soon will be able to carry medicine to counter heroin overdoses without a prescription under a new law signed Tuesday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
New Program to Provide Shelter for Pets After Residential FiresAssistant Fire Chief Steve Brown says for 20 years,his district has worked with hotels to provide people with free shelter, now it's happening for pets.
E Citations Increase Efficiency, Safety In Madison CountyIncreases officer safety by speeding up the ticket writing process, authorities say.
Feds Reaching out to Former Missouri Nuclear Weapons WorkersDepartment representatives will staff the event slated for March 29 and 30 at the International Union of Operating Engineers Hall in Bridgeton
Tornado-Related Housing Fund in Joplin Winding DownThe program received $12.75 million of the city's $158 million in the federal Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery funding when it started in August 2013.
Report: Police Program Helped Man who Prostituted Teen A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment that police helped him get through an anti-violence program.

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