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Missouri lawmakers move to forgive unemployment overpayments

Missouri lawmakers move to forgive unemployment overpayments

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Thousands of Missourians would be off the hook for repaying federal unemployment benefits the state wrongly awarded them under a state bill gaining traction. House lawmakers voted 157-3 in favor of forgiving the federal portion of unemployment overpayments owed by Missourians. The state’s Labor Department doled out $146 million in unemployment…

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St. Louis-area mom, 2 children killed; baby taken, but safe

St. Louis-area mom, 2 children killed; baby taken, but safe

A St. Louis-area man fatally shot his estranged wife and two of her children before fleeing with their baby, who was later found safe. The man believed responsible for the crime, Bobby McCulley III, fatally shot himself hours later Friday as officers closed in on him. The killings happened late Thursday in north St. Louis…

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SPORTS


Loyola takes care of Southern Illinois easily 73-49

Loyola takes care of Southern Illinois easily 73-49

By: Sammy Stava @StavaOnSTL It was starting to look like a tough match up for the Southern Illinois Salukis going in to start the Arch Madness Quarterfinal Friday. Already without Marcus Domask, they had to do without Lance Jones, who suffered an ankle injury in Thursday night’s 73-63 win over Bradley. Oh, and the Salukis…

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Austin Phyfe leads Northern Iowa over Illinois State

Austin Phyfe leads Northern Iowa over Illinois State

By: Sammy Stava @StavaOnSTL Northern Iowa was in unfamiliar territory to start this year’s Arch Madness – playing on a Thursday night of the MVC Tournament, taking on 10 seeded Illinois State. It has been a trying season for Ben Jacobson and the Panthers as they lost last year’s MVC Player of the Year AJ…

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NATIONAL


3rd-degree murder count could be reinstated in Floyd’s death

3rd-degree murder count could be reinstated in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered a judge to reconsider adding a third-degree murder charge against a former Minneapolis police officer accused in George Floyd’s death. A three-judge panel said Friday that the trial judge erred when he rejected a motion to reinstate the third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin. The…

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Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a surprisingly robust 379,000 jobs last month, a sign the economy is strengthening as virus cases drop, vaccinations ramp up, Americans spend more and states ease business restrictions. The February gain marked a pickup from the 166,000 jobs added in January and a loss of 306,000 in December. Yet…

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