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Missouri banking on futuristic tube travel in bid for Amazon HQ2

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Illinois designates 6 sites as statewide enterprise zones

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Illinois designates 6 sites as statewide enterprise zones


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One dead and one injured in South Grand shooting

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One dead and one injured in South Grand shooting


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Weldon Spring house heavily damaged by fire

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Weldon Spring house heavily damaged by fire


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Police seek public’s help to solve triple homicide

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Open house slated for Thursday on proposed Forest Park upgrades

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Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri officials were submitting a bid Thursday for Amazon's second headquarters that would involve an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single location in one of the state's major metropolitan areas. That's proposal is in addition to individual applications submitted by Kansas City and St. Louis, two of a number of North American metropolitan areas vying to become the company's second home   Read More ...
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Car driven into Missouri could have belonged to family of 3
SIOUX CITY | Sioux City Police on Thursday said they have a "fair degree of confidence" that a car driven into the Missouri River Monday afternoon could have belonged to a family of three that went missing around the same time that day. Authorities on Thursday are continuing to explore options to reach the vehicle -- which is located in a portion of the river with dangerously strong currents and low visibility -- and conducting a surface search of the river Thursday to search for evidence that might help authorities determine the identity of the vehicle and its occupants   Read More ...
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California restaurant ‘proudly’ serves Popeyes chicken as its own
LONG BEACH, Calif. — One California restaurant took the slogan “Love that chicken from Popeyes” quite literally after a Yelp reviewer accused the establishment of using the popular Louisiana kitchen’s chicken in several of its dishes. Tyler H. called out Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a “southern inspired” restaurant in California, in a scathing Yelp review on Oct. 9. “Before my friends and I got seated we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen   Read More ...
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Missouri banking on futuristic tube travel in bid for Amazon HQ2
JEFFERSON CITY • Opting against picking a favorite between St. Louis and Kansas City, Gov. Eric Greitens is telling Amazon it could have both cities — plus a sprinkling of Columbia — if the company chooses a Missouri location for its second headquarters. Although the Show-Me State’s largest metropolitan areas are 250 miles apart, the Greitens administration says connecting the two via a futuristic and largely unproven people-mover called the Hyperloop could serve as the catalyst for the online retailer to put a Missouri location on its short list   Read More ...
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State forward James Love out indefinitely with foot injury
Another year, another preseason foot injury for Kansas State forward James Love. The 6-foot-11 redshirt freshman sat out practice on Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum and watched with a medical boot on his right foot. He needed the help of a scooter to get around the building. He is not expected to play in K-State’s charity exhibition game against Missouri State on Saturday   Read More ...
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After Raiders’ Derek Carr was injured last year, a Chiefs coach reached out to him
After a 13-year drought, the Oakland Raiders made the playoffs last season, but they were beaten in a Wild Card Game. A big reason for the early exit was that quarterback Derek Carr missed the playoff game because he suffered a broken fibula late in the regular season. When Carr went down with the injury, one of the people who reached out to him was Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton   Read More ...
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Is a Roasterie vs. Starbucks battle brewing in KC?
A coffee war — or, at the very least, a local vs. chain battle — appears to be brewing in Kansas City. Starbucks has plans to open in Brookside, not far from the locally owned Rosterie Cafe. And the Roasterie is opening up a new location just a hop from the Starbucks on Main Street. Starbucks recently confirmed it will open in Brookside in spring 2018   Read More ...
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Missouri’s offer for Amazon: Could HQ2 be put in both KC and St. Louis?
On the day when cities across North America polish their final proposals for Amazon’s second headquarters building and its promise of 50,000 jobs, Missouri has decided to submit its own bid for what the company is calling HQ2. Drew Erdmann, the chief operating officer for Gov. Eric Greiten’s office, said Missouri’s bid highlights the possibility of Amazon considering locating in both Kansas City and St   Read More ...
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Coaches pick KU to win 14th straight Big 12 basketball title
If the Kansas men’s basketball team wins a 14th straight Big 12 title, it won’t be a surprise to the league’s coaches. The Jayhawks were the unanimous pick Thursday morning to win the conference, picking up all nine available first-place votes. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own schools. The Jayhawks have won or tied for the regular-season title in 17 of the last 21 seasons   Read More ...
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Missouri cops squash a gang of Halloween thieves. A great pumpkin lineup came next
The call came, fittingly, on the midnight watch, around 1:40 a.m. to be more precise. Pumpkin rustlers were stealing Halloween decorations in a subdivision of the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, Mo. As police officers responded to the report, another call came in. More decorations had disappeared in yet another subdivision. Halloween bandits were afoot. One of the victims provided the police dispatcher with a description of a vehicle leaving the area of the thefts   Read More ...
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Missouri mega donors give big to Josh Hawley’s U.S. Senate campaign
Some of Missouri’s most prominent donors have chipped in big to boost Josh Hawley’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Hawley, who previously announced he’d raised $820,000 and had $782,000 cash on hand, is the GOP’s highest profile recruit to take on incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. McCaskill is considered among the most vulnerable incumbents in the Senate, and the race could tip the balance of control in the Senate   Read More ...
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Run the Milwaukee Marathon the last two years? No, you didn’t
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Marathon officials have confirmed the city's marathon was short of "USATF Certification" markings due to the course being "set incorrectly." This marks the second year in a row of issues at the race, according to WITI. Last year, it was too long. This year? Too short, by nearly a mile. Participants ran 25.4 miles, according to race officials   Read More ...
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Cahokia apartment fire leaves one injured
CAHOKIA, IL – One woman is in the hospital Thursday after a fire at an apartment complex in Cahokia. The fire broke out in a kitchen around 8:30pm on Camp Jackson road. The woman is expected to recover from her injuries.   Read More ...
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Illinois designates 6 sites as statewide enterprise zones
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ State officials have designated six sites around Illinois as enterprise zones to encourage business development. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced the sites Wednesday. Officials said the Enterprise Zone Board evaluated applications and awarded designations to sites in Chicago; Douglas County; Effingham and Effingham County; an intermodal operation shared by Jersey and Greene counties; Massac County; and Whiteside County   Read More ...
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One dead and one injured in South Grand shooting
ST. LOUIS, MO — An overnight shooting leaves one man is dead and another injured. The shooting happened just before midnight on South Grand Boulevard near Alberta street in south St. Louis. One victim died at that location. A second victim showed up a short time later at an area hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition this morning   Read More ...
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EPA in St. Louis about radioactive waste at West Lake Landfill
ST. LOUIS, MO — The head of the EPA's superfund task force is in St. Louis Thursday to learn about the West Lake Landfill. Albert Kelly will take part in a listening session Thursday at 6:30pm at the Machinists Hall on St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton.   Read More ...
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Mizzou grad charged with driving car onto university's basketball court, causing $100k damage
COLUMBIA, Mo. • A University of Missouri graduate has been charged with driving onto the school's basketball court this summer and causing more than $100,000 in damage. The Columbia Daily Tribun reports that the four property damage counts were filed earlier this month against 23-year-old Nathaniel Conant. His attorney didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press. Video captured a car being driven through several gates, a garage door and striking two golf carts on June 25, according to court records   Read More ...
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Missouri clerk shot man in head after believing he’d stolen $1 bag of candy, police say
A Missouri gas clerk has been charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly shot and killed a customer he suspected of stealing a $1.10 bag of candy, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The clerk, 39-year-old Taleb Rebhi Ali Jawher, was charged Wednesday in the late September incident. He and Christopher Simmons, 34, had gotten into a dispute inside a Phillips 66 station in Ferguson, police said   Read More ...
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This city rejected Amazon in mock break-up letter ad: ‘Bigger isn’t always better’
Little Rock, Ark., opened its break-up letter to Amazon with a cliche: “It’s not you. It’s us.” Those proposals are due Thursday. The winning city is expected to be rewarded with 50,000 jobs and billions in investment dollars. Kansas City Mayor Sly James, in an effort to woo the company, purchased and wrote reviews for 1,000 Amazon products. New York has lit One World Trade and the Empire State Building orange in an effort to impress Amazon   Read More ...
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Here are the Color Rush uniforms for Chiefs-Raiders game
Excluding the season opener, when teams play on “Thursday Night Football,” they wear Color Rush uniforms. That is, each team will wear one predominant color for their jerseys and pants. That means with the Chiefs taking on the Raiders on Thursday night at the Oakland Coliseum, both teams will be wearing their Color Rush uniforms. he Raiders tweeted this on Thursday morning, and they will be in all white: The Chiefs will be in red: If this looks familiar, it is   Read More ...
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Yard display of gravestones in memory of Las Vegas shooting victims removed after backlash
A Las Vegas homeowner has removed a display of faux gravestones that he says honored the Oct. 1 mass shooting victims in his hometown after some people found it offensive. A photo of the yard, at a home in North Las Vegas, appeared on Facebook Tuesday night, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The “RIP” gravestones, decorated with tiny American flags, were surrounded by yellow caution tape like that used at crime scenes   Read More ...
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Schwartz's hat trick leads Blues past Blackhawks
Forward Alexander Steen returned to action, coach Mike Yeo recorded his 200th NHL coaching victory, and the Blues took it to the rival Chicago Blackhawks most of the night. And hats off to Jaden Schwartz. No, really. Hats off. Schwartz scored his third career hat trick, leading the Blues to a 5-2 victory over their division rivals before a sellout crowd of 18,752 at Scottrade Center   Read More ...
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Blues sign 8-year-old boy to one-day contract
ST. LOUIS, Mo. _The St. Louis Blues are helping to put a smile on the face of an eight-year-old Troy, Missouri boy who has been through a lot of tragedy recently. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong and Blues chairman Tom Stillman signed Levi Ervin to the deal on Wednesday evening, which will allow him to travel with the team and be an official member of the club when the Blues meet the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena next Friday   Read More ...
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Deadline for cities to submit bids to become Amazon’s 2nd headquarters
ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Today's the deadline for cities to submit bids to be the location of Amazon's second headquarters. St. Louis is set to submit a regional proposal. It offers a dual riverfront location in north St. Louis and a mirror location across the river in Illinois. There are some vacant office buildings in downtown St. Louis also available. Amazon says it will make a final decision sometime next year   Read More ...
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Remember Missouri’s vow to restore aid for 8,000 with disabilities? Hasn’t happened
than a month ago, lawmakers pledged to come up with a plan to reverse budget cuts that could strip state aid for in-home care from more than 8,000 disabled Missourians. Yet they seem no closer to a solution. Republicans have floated the idea of changing a property tax credit for low-income seniors who rent their homes and using any savings to restore funding for in-home care   Read More ...
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Waterfowl hunter, photographer killed when struck by pickup in south JoCo
Shawn J. Hurla, a waterfowl hunter and photographer from Louisburg, Kan., was identified as the pedestrian killed when he was struck by a pickup in south Johnson County. Hurla was struck by the pickup shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday along West 215th Street between Switzer and Antioch roads. Hurla was the pro staff director for Havoc Calls of Ethel, Ark. A man who answered the phone at the company Wednesday referred all calls to Hurla’s family   Read More ...
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Endangered Person Advisory issued for girls 11 & 14 in St. Louis County
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. _St. Louis County police have issued an endangered person advisory this morning for two young girls. They left a home on Eagle Valley Drive near Country Club Hills with five unknown males, who may be armed. Kareema Martin is 14-years-old, 5'9" and 110 pounds. She has black hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. She was wearing a pink shirt, black pants and red Nike shoes   Read More ...
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Wanted man surrenders – with doughnuts – after police win his Facebook bet
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Michigan – After losing a bet with police on Facebook, a man kept his word and turned himself in. Matthew Zaydel, 21, was wanted by Redford Township police for multiple misdemeanor warrants. Zaydel, who went by the alias Champagne Torino on Facebook, responded to Redford Township police on a post earlier this month, saying he would turn himself in if their post reaches 1,000 shares   Read More ...
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Weldon Spring house heavily damaged by fire
WELDON SPRING, MO - Firefighters are mopping up after blaze destroys a house in Weldon Spring Missouri. The fire broke out around 7:30 pm on Enchanted Court just off Independence Road, just few blocks from the Weldon Spring City Hall. A fire captain from the Cottleville Fire Protection District told Fox 2 that the house was heavily involved with flames and that part of the house collapsed on 2 sides   Read More ...
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Police seek public’s help to solve triple homicide
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – CrimeStoppers is looking for information about a triple homicide that happened in Pine Lawn this past April. 29-years-old Andrew Green was one of the three men shot and killed on April 26. Around 10 am police responded to the 4500 block of Rosewood for a call of shots fired. There, they found one man dead behind the wheel of a black Dodge Journey, another on the sidewalk by the car and a third in a nearby yard   Read More ...
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Shooting in Reynolds County leaves 3 injured
REYNOLDS COUNTY, MO – Three patients in a Reynolds County shooting are being treated at St. Louis area hospitals Wednesday night, and authorities are still looking for suspects. The Highway Patrol and Reynolds County Sheriff are confirming a triple shooting that happened at 4 pm today on Highway 106, West of Ellington Missouri. Authorities aren’t releasing information on the patients’ condition   Read More ...
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Driver left with no vehicle after accident on Friday the 13th
ST. LOUIS - Angie Cipolla said it was all a blur. Her car was struck Friday morning shortly after 8 a.m. on her way to work. She was heading west on I-64 near Skinker when the contact sent her car spinning out of control. She made contact with another vehicle and hit the median. Her vehicle caught fire and was totaled   Read More ...
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Open house slated for Thursday on proposed Forest Park upgrades
ST. LOUIS – Forest Park is considered one of the jewels of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The park is one of the nation’s greatest urban parks that encompasses 1,300 acres featuring forests, a nature reserve, lakes, and streams. It also plays host to The Muny, the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri History Museum and the Art Museum. Over 13 million people visit the park annually   Read More ...
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Police departments honor Wood River K-9 Officer laid to rest
WOOD RIVER, IL – The Wood River Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own Wednesday. Wednesday evening officers from across the St. Louis Metro Area attended a ceremony in honor of K-9 Officer Degen. After 8 years of service to the department, K-9 Officer Degen was laid to rest today after a battle with cancer. The canine was given an honor guard procession to Hawthorne Animal Hospital in Glen Carbon Illinois where the officer was put down   Read More ...
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Marcus Garrett sings, Self talks rotation, starters at cancer benefit
Kansas’ basketball players were told to share a fun fact about themselves during introductions at the eighth-annual Ladies Night Out benefit for cancer research Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse. “I’m from Dallas, Texas (and) I like to sing,” freshman combo guard Marcus Garrett told 450 attendees while quickly trying to pass the microphone to fellow newcomer Charlie Moore. “Wait, wait,” KU coach Bill Self said, asking Garrett to perform, “Just a couple bars of ‘This is Me,’ ” in an impromptu fieldhouse crooning session   Read More ...
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Pedestrian struck, killed while walking near U.S. 40, Phelps Road in KC
October 18, 2017 10:14 PM One person was killed after being struck by a car while walking Wednesday evening in Kansas City. Police said the pedestrian was struck about 8:40 p.m. near U.S. 40 and South Phelps Road. The driver, police said, remained on the scene after the wreck. U.S. 40 was shut down from Noland Road to Phelps while police investigated the incident   Read More ...
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Transgender woman barred from Busch Gardens for ‘wearing a costume’
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A transgender woman was denied access to Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg because a park security guard deemed her skirt a costume, according to WTVR. Bria Gibson's girlfriend was born a male, but identifies as female. The couple went to the park on Saturday to enjoy the Halloween season's Howl-o-Scream event. But their day took a turn as soon as they reached the park's security gate   Read More ...
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Woman stunned by $185K DirecTV bill after signing up for promotion
ORWELL, Ohio – Angela Mixon-Smith said she nearly had a heart attack when she opened her satellite television bill Monday. “I mean, my chest got heavy,” she said. “I had to get some water. I don’t drink. I was ready to drink.” The retired postal worker said her bill for DirecTV service showed a balance due of $184,530.67. “I know I don’t have that kind of money,” she said   Read More ...
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Schwartz has hat trick in 5-2 win over Blackhawks
Jaden Schwartz scored his third career hat trick, getting the final goal on a shot from behind his own blueline into an empty net as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 at Scottrade Center on Wednesday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored another and assisted, in spirit, on one by Kyle Brodziak. Chicago scored two goals in 80 seconds late in the second period on a four-minute power play to make it interesting, and the Blues then had to hold off the Blackhawks, who pulled their goalie with more than 3 minutes to play   Read More ...
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At long last, Mission Gateway developer has a deal with Mission — now can he deliver?
The Mission City Council on Wednesday approved a development plan for the long-stalled Mission Gateway project, a move that gives the mixed-use project a bundle of incentives to assist with the $200 million project. Wednesday’s vote is a big step for Tom Valenti, the New York developer with the Cameron Group that bought the former Mission Mall site at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive and knocked it down in 2005, but in the 12 years since has not been able to build anything on the 16-acre site   Read More ...
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