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The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a state law aimed at allowing veteran St. Louis firefighters to live outside the city limits.

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Republican Congressman Todd Akin is defending his statement comparing his opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, to a dog.

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St. Louis schools are no longer unaccredited, following a unanimous vote today by the State Board of Education.

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Strong storms are blamed for power outages, hail and lightning damage in Missouri.

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Columbia officials are working on changes to local rules governing tents after a collapse in St. Louis last month killed one person and hurt 100 more.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill has extra security in place following a comment at a Tea Party rally last week.

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Ameren shareholders have voted against three proposals that sought to push the company to do more to address environmental risks from its coal-fired power plants.

Newscast for April 23, 2012

Apr 23, 2012
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St. Louis police and federal officials are looking for a man who threw an explosive device at a federal building in downtown St. Louis.

Missouri added about 4,800 jobs in March as its unemployment rate remained steady.

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The Federal Trade Commission approved the $29.1 billion merger between Express Scripts and Medco.

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Three Missouri bats are confirmed to have white nose syndrome, found north of the St. Louis area.

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The already booming University City Loop is about to get a big infusion of money — an $80 million project by nearby Washington University.

New research shows that differences in the brain development of autistic children are already visible in infants as young as six months old.

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Legislation that’s designed to stem a potential flood of students from unaccredited schools in St. Louis and Kansas City to nearby suburban schools was heard Tuesday before a Missouri Senate committee.

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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city of St. Louis, asking a judge to make the city turn over jail records related to inmate grievances.

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Government, business and university officials from the St. Louis area are in Indonesia this week pursuing trade opportunities and stronger educational ties.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the delegation arrived over the weekend in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta.

The trade mission was organized by the World Trade Center St. Louis and Kit Bond Strategies, a consulting business created by Bond after he retired last year following four terms in the U.S. Senate.

Executives of Boeing Co. and five other businesses are along on the week long visit.

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Missouri authorities are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has led to nine hospitalizations and 33 confirmed ill.

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After 33 years in the major leagues, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is calling it a career.

The history of St. Louis’s Central West End is steeped in literature. The area is tied to four of America’s most famous writers: T. S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin and William S. Burroughs. But until recently, the neighborhood had no official tributes to the literary greats.

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