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kindergarten
June 27, 2019 - 12:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new state report has found that just one out of every four children in Illinois was fully prepared to enter kindergarten in the most recent school year. The Illinois State Board of Education released findings this week from a statewide teacher survey. The survey shows 26...
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Zoe Ervin
St. Louis County Police
June 27, 2019 - 12:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — St. Louis County Police are searching for 13-year-old Zoe Ervin, who has been missing since Friday, June 21. She was last seen by family leaving a home in the 10100 block of Royal Drive. There is a possibility she has left the St. Louis area. She is a black female, 5'2" and 120...
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shredding documents
June 26, 2019 - 3:53 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — There are nearly 800,000 criminal records in Illinois for marijuana possession despite a new state law legalizing it. So part of the legislation that Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Tuesday is aimed at destroying those documents. The law takes effect Jan. 1 and allows possession...
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(Doug Shaw, Running for Heroes)
June 26, 2019 - 12:49 pm
(KFTK) - The sad story of a police officer killed in St. Louis has reached a young boy in Florida, who ran a mile while carrying a Thin Blue Line flag in honor of the fallen North County Police Cooperative officer. 10-year-old Zechariah from Florida is running more than 300 total miles, each one in...
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Tom Gimbel of Foreigner visits children at Shriners Hopsital
Shriners Hospitals for Children
June 26, 2019 - 12:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Foreigner band member Tom Gimbel spent a few hours at Shriners Hospitals for Children before going on stage Tuesday night. Gimbel met with more than 40 families and patients and played chess with the kids. While at the hospital, Gimbel was surprised with a guitar strap signed by...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
June 26, 2019 - 10:10 am
Alderman Bosley (Ward 3) says we have to do something to combat crime in the City of St. Louis. “We have to change the environment in St. Louis,” says Bosley. Bosley says we have to change the mindset, we have to put an emphasis on the respect for human life. He says we don’t need to point fingers...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
June 26, 2019 - 5:36 am
LIVID. How dare Tony Messenger recklessly invoke the name of slain officer Michael Langsdorf in a very slanted story about ‘militarized’ police in St. Louis. Messenger: The case of the dead dog, an unpaid gas bill, and the militarization of St. Louis County police
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© St. Louis County Police
June 25, 2019 - 5:08 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Cooperative, who was fatally shot Sunday afternoon while responding to a call in Wellston. The following services are open to the public: Visitation: 12 - 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30...
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Wentzville Fire Department
Wentzville Fire Department
June 25, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KFTK) — A few Wentzville firefighters are being lauded for their extra effort in helping a resident in need. The Wentzville Fire Protection District shared photos on social media of three firefighters helping cook breakfast for an elderly man who needed assistance after he fell. "...
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money health care
June 25, 2019 - 2:05 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — More than 49,000 employees of the Illinois Department of Human Services who provide home health care will get long-overdue backpay this week. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said Monday that her office will release the $30.7 million in back wages to the Department of...
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