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Prairie Farms Cuts 66 Jobs in St. Louis County

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) - Sixty-six Prairie Farms Dairy employees in St. Louis County are out of a job, effective immediately. Read more »

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Missing Missouri Woman Found in Wrecked Car

ELLINGTON, Mo. (AP) - A 66-year-old eastern Missouri woman who had been reported missing is hospitalized with moderate injuries after being found in a wrecked car. Read More »

Injunction Granted Ending Retiree Premium Hike

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A Sangamon County judge issued a preliminary injunction barring Illinois from collecting higher health care insurance premiums from retired state employees. Read More »

Enrollment Rises at Southeast Missouri State University

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Enrollment is on the rise at Southeast Missouri State University. Read More »

Pipe Near SEMO Fixed, But Classes Still Off

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Repair work has been completed on a water main break that shut down the Southeast Missouri State University campus in Cape Girardeau, but classes are still off until Tuesday. Read More »

Illinois Women Charged with Cooking Meth in Church

HILLSBORO, Ill. (AP) - Southern Illinois authorities have charged two women with cooking methamphetamine in a rural Hillsboro church. Read More »

Cahokia Mounds Plans Indian Culture Weekend

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville is offering a chance to explore Native American culture next month. Read More »

Who Should Pay For Ferguson Riots?

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is asking the Justice Department to help reimburse state and St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies for costs incurred while providing security in Ferguson this month. Read More »

SEMO Closing Due to Water Main Break

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Southeast Missouri State University is temporarily closing its main campus and a second campus that houses fine arts programs. Read More »

Spiders Force Suzuki to Recall Midsize Cars

DETROIT (AP) - Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. Read More »

Blunt Seeks Federal Help for Ferguson Costs

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is asking the Justice Department to help reimburse state and St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies for costs incurred while providing security in Ferguson this month. Read More »

Still Unclear How Mortar Shell Ended Up at Recycling Plant

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) - Investigators are still trying to determine how a live mortar shell ended up at a recycling plant in southwestern Illinois where it exploded and killed two people this week. Read More »

Teamsters Vow to Fight IDOT Layoffs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency in their staff assistant positions. Read More »

Illinois State Police Open New Forensics Lab in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois State Police has a new forensics laboratory to help solve crimes. Read More »

Quinn Vetoes Speed Limit Increase

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on interstate highways around Illinois. Read More »

Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored. Read More »

US Closes Probe Into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

DETROIT (AP) - An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. Read More »

Hewlett-Packard Recalls AC Power Cords

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. Read More »

Beloit College's Mindset List for Class of 2018

(AP) -- Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world. Read More »

High-Speed Boat Crash Caught On Camera

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -- Two men are recovering after a high-speed crash during a boat race at Lake of the Ozarks. Read More »

Experts Recommend Later School Start Times

WSIL -- For older children, doctors link obesity and other health issues to not getting enough sleep. Experts say pushing back school start times could help. Read More »

Kentucky State Police Arrest 3 for Marijuana Cultivation

MCCRACKEN CO. -- Three people are facing charges after authorities uncovered a marijuana growing operation in McCracken County. Read More »

Suggestions Sought for Ky. Education Standards

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky education officials want to tweak the state's English and math standards and they want help doing it. Read More »

Apple Offers iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

CNN -- Having trouble with your iPhone 5 battery? You might be eligible for a free replacement. Read More »

Police: Plant Explosion Kills 2

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) - Police say bomb experts are combing the site of an explosion in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis. Read More »

Supreme Court Won't Hear Term Limits Appeal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court is refusing to take up an appeal of a lower court's ruling that prohibits a vote on term limits from appearing on the November ballot. Read More »

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