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Messenger: National report targets court costs and fees as inefficient back-door taxes

Study of three states recommends lawmakers stop using court fines and fees to fund government services.


Your daily 6: 'Slave for sale' ad, woman charged when kids see her topless and burned koala reunites with rescuer

People also are talking about the Democratic debate and impeachment, Prince Andrew's role in a criminal probe and Mr. Rogers' real neighbor…


'Like Ronald McDonald on skates'? Blues break out vintage '90s jerseys tonight

The Blues will break out their vintage 1990s jerseys for the first of three times this season on Thursday at Enterprise Center. They’re the…


Spire gas company overcharged customers, court rules; company cancels earnings call

An appeals court ruled that the natural gas company has collected unjustified surcharges related to pipeline replacement efforts — including for relatively new plastic pipes that "are not worn out or in a deteriorated condition."


Woman, son found dead in car submerged in pond near Roxana

Searchers found the vehicle, then it was pulled out of the water early Wednesday. The boy attended an Edwardsville grade school.