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Customers flock to Ted Drewes for frozen custard and Christmas trees

3 days 8 hours ago
ST. LOUIS -- Christmas season is finally here and families from all over the region came out to Ted Drewes not only for the custard but to get their Canadian Christmas trees. โ€œWeโ€™ve got some wonderful trees. They are nice and fresh. Growing season was great for these trees. So this is our time to [...]
Taylor Harris

Gov. Parson pardons more than any Missouri governor since the 1940's

3 days 10 hours ago
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Mike Parson has pardoned more than 600 people in the past three years. That's more than any Missouri governor since the 1940's. Parson is a former sheriff; he says he still believes in law and order and that criminals must be held accountable. But he adds, "It doesn't mean they've [...]
Joe Millitzer

On Day One of Gaza cease-fire, Hamas and Israel carry out first swap of hostages and prisoners

3 days 10 hours ago
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) โ€” Hamas on Friday released 24 hostages it held captive in Gaza for weeks, and Israel freed 39 Palestinians from prison in the first stage of a swap under a four-day cease-fire that offered a small glimmer of relief to both sides. Israel โ€” wrenched by the abduction of nearly 240 [...]

Christmas past coming back to life in St. Charles

3 days 10 hours ago
ST CHARLES, Mo. -- Trees lining Old Main Street are trimmed, and holiday traditions are kicking off for the St. Charles Christmas Traditionโ€™s 49th season. Pipers were piping as drummers were drumming, all as Santa's started strolling. Kicking off the tradition thatโ€™s been around for ages, the start of the season was clearer to see [...]
Kalista Mitrisin

Wonderlights returns to World Wide Technology Raceway

3 days 10 hours ago
MADISON, Ill. -- For the fourth year in a row, World Wide Technology Raceway is hosting the Wonderlights Christmas Festival, a spectacular light show that dazzles those driving through the show. Emily Fleenor is the marketing director and says the holiday season is the highlight of the year for her family. "This all started because [...]
James Atherlay

Illinois pig farmers brace for implementation of Proposition 12

3 days 11 hours ago
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) -- A shakeup on the pork shelves at the grocery store is coming as local pig farmers prepare for the January 1 implementation of a California animal welfare law mandating larger space requirements for pigs, cows and chickens. The fourth largest in the country, Illinois' pork industry contributes nearly $14 billion to [...]
Shabnam Danesh

Thousands of soldiers served Thanksgiving meals at Fort Leonard Wood

3 days 11 hours ago
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. โ€” Thousands of soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood took a small break to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. โ€œWe have about 60 25-pound birds for the turkey, about 500 pounds of prime rib, and there's about 400 pounds of ham, along with about 150 pounds of shrimp,โ€ Chef and Manager Jimmy Helmuth said. [...]
Parker Padgett