After his release, Michael Avenatti says he expects to be exonerated

Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy says the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump faces federal charges in New York and California.
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Americans spent almost $40 billion while drunkenly shopping in last year

A little more than a quarter of Americans shop when they are drunk, and when they shop, they spend on average more than $700.

TOP STORIES

  Several Heartland communities report damage after Sunday’s storms

Bump stocks will become illegal to own starting Tuesday

Missouri files brief as it seeks to overturn NCAA sanctions

  Heavy Rains and flood waters are a prime spot for mosquitoes

Wanted man indicted by grand jury on drug charges

Jason Busby was indicted by a Grand Jury on Thursday, March 21.
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9 labor and delivery nurses at Maine hospital are expecting at same time

Not only do the nurses help new moms bring their little ones into the world, but at least nine of them are pregnant too. All are due between April and July.

Missouri House votes to allow Bible courses in public school

  Missouri and Illinois take part in justice for victims of rape

Hundreds of homes without water in northern Mississippi Co., MO

Skimming reported from Butler to Jefferson County, MO

  Man arrested after standoff in Harrisburg, IL

Real ID-compliant licenses now available in Missouri

  Sheriff’s Office: Man dies at hospital after assaulting correctional staff

  Unidentified body recovered from Mississippi River in Chester, IL

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  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

The Uniform Crime Reporting Act of 1988 requires federal law enforcement agencies to submit information about their cases to a federal database maintained by the FBI; however, those agencies are currently not submitting data, including information about hate crimes.

SPORTS

Cardinals beat Redbirds in Battle of the Birds

Goldschmidt, Cardinals finalize $130M deal for 2020-24

Paul Goldschmidt wanted to stay in St. Louis, just like Mark McGwire, Jim Edmonds and Matt Holliday

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  Preschool reopens after tornado ripped off roof

Jackson, MO resident wins big in Missouri Lottery

1 injured after 2-vehicle crash in Mayfield, KY

  Dad plays guitar with baby on top to lull her to sleep

  Gov. Pritzker, ISP urge drivers to ‘move over’

Gov. Prizker and ISP urges drivers to "move over."
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  Trump declares victory now, but legal perils not over

Federal and state investigators in New York are deep into investigations of their own into Trump and those in his orbit, probes that some observers have long viewed as every bit as menacing as Mueller's two-year look into possible collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.

  Crews battle fire at crude oil tanks; lightning likely to blame

KY 121 open after semi crash near Ballard-Carlisle Co. line

  Semi hauling hot dogs catches fire near Sikeston

Flooding closes about 140 roads in Missouri

HEALTH

  Chickenpox parties ‘outdated,’ local doctor says

20th AIDS walk to be held in Cabondale

Veterans health care town hall held in Mt. Vernon, IL