Year: 2019

Hate exercise? Small moves can make a big difference
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Hate exercise? Small moves can make a big difference

A new year typically brings new resolutions. Exercise-related resolutions consistently make the top 10 list, but up to 80 percent…
Illinois time change plan could cause confusion there, in Missouri
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Illinois time change plan could cause confusion there, in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A proposal in Illinois to make daylight saving time permanent has some residents and business owners…
Missouri awards 60 licenses to grow medical marijuana
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Missouri awards 60 licenses to grow medical marijuana

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri officials have granted licenses to 60 of the more than 500 companies that applied to…
Undoing ‘Obamacare’ could harm more than health of Americans
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Undoing ‘Obamacare’ could harm more than health of Americans

The Affordable Care Act remains on life support after a panel of federal judges ruled on Dec. 18 that the law’s…
Disabled look for relief after defunding of Missouri program
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Disabled look for relief after defunding of Missouri program

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — When Bob Rule fell off a third-floor balcony a month after he turned 21, he knew…
Pinching pennies to please donors can hurt nonprofits
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Pinching pennies to please donors can hurt nonprofits

The end of the year is a popular time to give to charity. Historically, Americans have made 30 percent of…
New program will connect immigrants with jobs
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New program will connect immigrants with jobs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new program that starts in January in St. Louis will seek to help connect new…
Law requires all new construction to be ready for solar
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Law requires all new construction to be ready for solar

CITY HALL – Want to install solar panels on your roof? You may have to pay thousands of dollars even…
EYOB club helps girls embrace their own worth, power
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EYOB club helps girls embrace their own worth, power

ST. LOUIS – When Andre Villa moved to St. Louis in 2011, he noticed there were very few women-led teams…
Wrongful conviction case headed to Missouri Supreme Court
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Wrongful conviction case headed to Missouri Supreme Court

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The effort to get a new trial for a man who has spent nearly 25 years…
Missouri officials propose $400 million teacher pay boost
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Missouri officials propose $400 million teacher pay boost

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri education officials say they have a plan that would not only increase teachers’ pay but…
Brown’s foundation invites families, teens to safe New Year’s Eve at Tandy center
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Brown’s foundation invites families, teens to safe New Year’s Eve at Tandy center

THE VILLE – In a city that has counted 193 homicides, including more than 20 youths in the metropolitan area, the…
Teen can withdraw plea in retired police sergeant’s killing
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Teen can withdraw plea in retired police sergeant’s killing

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has ruled that a teenager can withdraw his guilty plea in the shooting death…
People with dementia may recall joys of past holidays
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People with dementia may recall joys of past holidays

Many people love the holidays because they are a time to make happy memories with loved ones. But what if…
Midwest BankCentre is honored for commitment, diversity
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Midwest BankCentre is honored for commitment, diversity

ST. LOUIS – In contests, someone has to win. Late this year, Midwest BankCentre won the 2019 Community Commitment Award. Presented…
Santa brings joy to families at O’Fallon Rec Center YMCA
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Santa brings joy to families at O’Fallon Rec Center YMCA

O’FALLON PARK – Santa Claus came to town on Saturday – at the Gateway Region YMCA O’Fallon Rec Complex, to…
Public may be able to recover stolen items after big bust
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Public may be able to recover stolen items after big bust

ST. LOUIS – If items were stolen from homes you were renovating this year, you may be able to get…
Naming of freeholders remains stalled as 2020 nears
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Naming of freeholders remains stalled as 2020 nears

ST. LOUIS – As the impasse over the Board of Freeholders moves toward the new year, there is disagreement over…
Beat Day gives musicians, producers chance to mix, mingle, learn
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Beat Day gives musicians, producers chance to mix, mingle, learn

CENTRAL WEST END – On a cold, wet Saturday in December, music producers, sound engineers and musicians of all ages…
Trial postponed for St. Louis officers charged in attack
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Trial postponed for St. Louis officers charged in attack

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The federal trial for St. Louis police officers accused of beating an undercover colleague during 2017…
What’s the ‘right’ amount to spend on holiday gifts?
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What’s the ‘right’ amount to spend on holiday gifts?

Gift giving is a big deal this time of year. To find the “perfect” gift, Americans will spend about 15 hours shopping. Women will…
Teen’s sentencing sparks new discussion of Missouri Model
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Teen’s sentencing sparks new discussion of Missouri Model

ST. LOUIS – Last week when a judge suspended the sentence of a 16-year-old convicted of murder and placed him…
Mayor shuts down airport privatization study
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Mayor shuts down airport privatization study

ST. LOUIS – In an unexpected announcement, Mayor Lyda Krewson said Friday that she was ending the controversial process of…
Kwanzaa Holiday Expo 2019
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Kwanzaa Holiday Expo 2019

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Treasurer will offer installment plans to pay tickets
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Treasurer will offer installment plans to pay tickets

ST. LOUIS – City Treasurer Tishaura Jones announced Friday that her office would offer installment payment plans for people with…
400 free gifts thrill children, parents at Christmas giveaway
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400 free gifts thrill children, parents at Christmas giveaway

FOX PARK – Things are finally turning around for Kionna Jones. Not long ago, she was held up at gunpoint…
Court to hear appeal in Missouri open records dispute
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Court to hear appeal in Missouri open records dispute

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An open records dispute over whether the state can charge fees for the time officials spend…
Kwanzaa expo teaches, celebrates principles of holiday
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Kwanzaa expo teaches, celebrates principles of holiday

HAMILTON HEIGHTS – A Kwanzaa Expo over the weekend hosted dozens of African-American vendors, merchants, local business owners and professionals…
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