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Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) speaks outside Scott Air Force Base on March 21, 2014 (KMOX/Allison Blood)

Saving Scott Air Force Base

Some Illinois members of Congress met Friday with the USAF chief of staff

03/22/2014

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Scott Air Force Base Makes Effort To Stay Open

One of the region’s major employers make efforts to stay open by providing sources of community support.

03/21/2014

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Saving Scott Air Force Base

Supporters of Scott Air Force base say they were not surprised by the cuts announced this week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

02/28/2014

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Former Ill. Trooper Matt Mitchell Back in Court

Mitchell, 35, has taken responsibility for a car crash on November 23, 2007 that killed Collinsville sisters Jessica Uhl, 18, and Kelli Uhl, 13.

11/05/2013

Photo: Getty/Chip Somodevilla

FBI: Man’s Pipe Bombs Intended for Sex Offenders

Twenty-four-year-old Justin Vangilder made a court appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis. He faces three felony counts of possessing an unregistered destructive device.

10/07/2013

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Most Furloughed Workers Return to Work at Scott AFB

Scott Air Force Base spokeswoman Karen Petitt says the affected workers were notified Sunday that they should be back on the job Monday.

10/07/2013

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Scott AFB Contractor Dies in Apparent Suicide Attempt

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, or OSI, tells KMOX News the unidentified man died last weekend after shooting himself September 25.

10/04/2013

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3,000 Scott AFB Employees to Receive Furlough Notices

All Scott Air Force Base employees will report to work as usual Tuesday. Those employees deemed “non-essential” will then be given a furlough notice and sent home.

10/01/2013

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St. Louisans Prepare for Potential Government Shutdown

Federal lawmakers were trying Monday to reach a spending agreement to avert a shutdown after midnight. In St. Louis, the most immediate effects would include the closure of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the Gateway Arch.

09/30/2013

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Government Shutdown May Affect Thousands at Scott AFB

Spokeswoman Karen Petitt says the threatened partial shutdown may mean two-thirds of the base’s 5,000 civilian workers could be furloughed.

09/30/2013

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