Thompson, Triad outlast Mascoutah in MVC showdown

Just when the first Mississppi Valley Conference battle of the season appeared to be going the distance, it was Triad senior Sophie Thompson who delivered the knockout blow on Monday at Mascoutah High School.

Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. Now, a week after the video’s release, the Chicago mayor has fired the police superintendent, created a new task force for police accountability and expanded the use of body cameras.

Putting NGA next to Scott Air Force Base is only logical

If Mr. Spock took on Boss Hogg in a WWE grudge match, then we’d be close to the difference between putting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency next to Scott Air Force Base vs. in North St. Louis. It sure seems to be a matter of “logic” vs. “more simoleons.”

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Memorial Hospital East moved their new 11,000 pound MRI unit into the 2nd floor on Tuesday. The 1.5 Tesla unit, made by Siemens, is advertised as having excellent image quality. The patient friendly unit can scan from head to toes and will fit the need of the new Memorial Hospital East. Currently work crews are wrapping up final touches and installing equipment in the new hospital. Staff training is one of the next steps before the hospital is scheduled to open in April of 2016.