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  • Energy Department spending $500M on ‘Aurora’ supercomputer

    LEMONT, Ill. (AP) _ The Department of Energy plans to spend $500 million to build what could be one of the world’s fastest computers at Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago. The department said Monday that the supercomputer will be able to do more than one quintillion operations per second. That’s equal to a 10 with 18 zeros behind it. The computer will be named “Aurora” and plans are to turn it on in 2021. Energy department officials say the computer […]

  • Motorcyclist dies after car pulls in front of riders

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A motorcyclist is dead after a pileup in St. Louis involving a group of riders that police blame on a car turning in front of the group. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Jason Reeves of St. Louis County died in the accident on Saturday. Police say Reeves and other motorcyclists were riding northbound on Morganford Road when a car turned in front of the group. The riders in the front were able to stop, […]

  • Billikens speak after clinching A-10 title and heading to March Madness

    NEW YORK – Saint Louis rallied from 15-point, first-half deficit, locking down St. Bonaventure in the second half for a 55-53 victory Sunday in the Atlantic 10 championship and an NCAA Tournament bid. The sixth-seeded Billikens (23-12) won four games in four days to earn their first A-10 Tournament title since 2013 and get back in the NCAAs for the first time since 2014. Bonnies guard Nelson Kaputo, who played only the last minute, had a 3 from the corner […]

  • Jail escapee who stole patrol car apparently returned to Missouri, police say

    HEAVENER, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say a kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and then from an Oklahoma police car apparently stole a pickup truck and returned to Missouri. The truck was found Sunday in Pettis County, Missouri. That’s where 30-year-old Travis Lee Davis broke out of jail just more than a week earlier. The sheriff’s office says the truck had been stolen Friday from a home near Heavener, Oklahoma, where Davis apparently stayed in a camper after […]

  • Illinois organizations prepare for 2020 Census

    CHICAGO (AP) – Experts in Illinois say preparations for next year’s U.S. Census are important because there’s a lot at stake, including billions in federal funding and congressional seats. The Chicago Tribune reports that an analysis by George Washington University’s Institute of Public Policy found that at least $34 billion in federal funding for programs that directly assist Illinois residents is tied to census figures. An Illinois Complete Count Commission report says the state could lose up to two congressional […]

  • 13-year-old girl dies in Maries County fire

    VICHY, Mo. – A 13-year-old girl is dead after fire broke out at a home in south-central Missouri. The fire broke out Sunday at a home in Maries County, near the small town of Vichy. Sheriff Chris Heitman says a 16-year-old boy called for help and said his 13-year-old sister, who had a disability that left her unable to walk or talk, was trapped inside. Firefighters were unable to save the girl. Her name has not been released. The cause […]

  • Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breeches levees

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several farm levees. Holt County emergency management director Tom Bullock says there is 6 to 7 feet (1.8 to 2.1 meters) of water in many homes. He says one couple was rescued in a helicopter, and some businesses also have flooded. The Missouri Department of Transportation also reported about 100 flood-related road closures in the state, including a stretch of Interstate […]

  • Flooding along the Missouri River causing long delays for Amtrak passengers

    ST. LOUIS – Flooding along the Missouri River is causing long delays for Amtrak passengers. According to Amtrak, all the Missouri River Runner trains will be canceled Monday. The service typically travels twice daily between Missouri’s two metropolitan areas. Greg London of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that one levee broke Thursday along the Platte River, and another broke Saturday. He estimates that up to 400 houses and cabins in the area known as Hanson’s Lake are damaged, […]

  • SLU punches ticket for NCAA tournament after winning A-10 title

    NEW YORK (AP) – Saint Louis rallied from 15-point, first-half deficit, locking down St. Bonaventure in the second half for a 55-53 victory Sunday in the Atlantic 10 championship and an NCAA Tournament bid. The sixth-seeded Billikens (23-12) won four games in four days to earn their first A-10 Tournament title since 2013 and get back in the NCAAs for the first time since 2014. Bonnies guard Nelson Kaputo, who played only the last minute, had a 3 from the […]

  • Carjacking suspect killed, trooper wounded in shootout

    STAUNTON, Ill. – An Illinois State Police trooper is recovering after being wounded during a shootout with a suspected carjacker who was fatally shot. Officials say state police were informed Saturday by the Glen Carbon Police Department of an armed carjacking in the city. A responding state trooper observed a car being driven northbound on Interstate 55 and tried to pull it over. Authorities say instead of stopping, a pursuit ensued that ended near Staunton where the auto left the […]

  • Man fatally stabbed at Kansas City hotel

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating a stabbing death at a hotel. The Kansas City Star reports that police were called to a Days Inn on East Linwood Boulevard around 4 a.m. Sunday. A man in his mid-40s had been stabbed. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released. Police have not released any information about a suspect. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to […]

  • Missouri S&T robots to play role in bridge upgrade effort

    ST. LOUIS – Fixing Missouri’s deteriorating bridges is a high priority for Gov. Mike Parson, and the state is getting help from an unexpected source _ robots. St. Louis Public Radio reports that the state is working with Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla to use robots to help inspect and repair bridges. The program will use drones to inspect bridges from the air, and robots that can cling to the sides of bridges and crawl along the […]

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