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Nearly $12,000 in items stolen from Festus-area garage

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of items valued at $11,700 from an attached garage at a home in the 2600 b… Read more


Equifax settles data breach, set to pay affected consumers

If you were one of the about 147 million people affected by the September 2017 data breach of Equifax, you could soon be in line for some of the $425 million in restitution. Read more

Emails show drug execs indifferent to opioid epidemic

CNN's Jean Casarez reports on the emails between drug executives in court documents that show they were driven by profit and indifferent to… Read more

What makes China's answer to the Nasdaq different

CNN's Sherisse Pham looks at how China's Star Market, a new board on the Shanghai stock exchange, is different from other boards, and why t… Read more

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Leader Events

Grab Fido and Fluffy and head to the Leader Pet Expo on Sunday (May 5)

Whether they walk on two feet or four, all creatures are invited to attend the fifth annual Leader Pet Expo from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May… Read more

Your favorite travel photo could snag you a cool $200 in Leader photo contest

The annual “Way to Go” photography contest, sponsored by Grand Times, Leader Publications’ magazine for seniors, is officially underway. Read more

Calling all Fido and Fluffy lovers!

Got a photo of your precious pup or your mischievous kitty? Maybe your beloved pet is an iguana or parrot or llama or snake. Whatever the s… Read more

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Packers by position: Despite additions at outside linebacker, Blake Martinez may hold key to Packers’ defensive success

As the "quarterback'' of the Packers' defense, the expectation is for Martinez to continue keeping the unit organized while also making more plays himself. Read more

Chicago Bears notes: Clinton-Dix surprisingly headed to PUP list, but Burton, Miller ready to go

DECATUR — Bears prize free-agent S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is expected to begin his first training camp in Bourbonnais on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list after sustaining a slight knee sprain at the end of the offseason program, GM Ryan Pace sa… Read more

Hub Arkush: Pace and Nagy return to work, and Bears players not far behind

DECATUR – The Bears officially ended their 5-and-a-half-week summer vacation Sunday and kicked off the 2019 NFL season with their traditional general manager, head coach press conference to start the season four days prior to training camp opening Th… Read more


Michael Ryan Mooney, 28, Arnold

Michael Ryan Mooney, 28, of Arnold died July 19, 2019. Mr. Mooney enjoyed hunting, fishing, skateboarding and animals, especially his pets.… Read more

Alma M. Harris, 93, St. Louis

Alma M. Harris, 93, of St. Louis died July 15, 2019. Born Nov. 26, 1925, in Elvins, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Jane (McClanahan… Read more

Donnell Lee ‘Duck’ DeGeare, 84, Herculaneum

Donnell Lee “Duck” DeGeare, 84, of Herculaneum died July 15, 2019, at Festus Manor Nursing Center. Mr. DeGeare was a was a retired machine … Read more


My Leader Yummy – California Pizza

Everyone has a favorite pizza, whether it’s from a local restaurant, the frozen food section at the grocery store or even your own home. Read more

My Leader Yummy – Sweet and Salty Peanut Squares

When your kids bring their friends home for some summer fun, you probably want to offer them some tasty snacks. And what’s better than swee… Read more

My Leader Yummy – Breakfast Burrito Grande

Breakfast can be challenging when kids are home for summer vacation. They get tired of the usual bacon and eggs, French toast or cereal, bu… Read more

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Upcoming Events

Jefferson County La Leche League

La Leche League, 9:30 a.m. first Fridays, Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 5680 Hw… Read more

Stroke Support Group

Stroke Connect  is a support group for Survivors, Caregivers, Families and Friends. Read more

Adult Cool Coloring Club

Supplies provided, or bring own. For 16 and older. Call 636-296-2204. Read more


Weather Today

Rain in the morning. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.


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Rain in the morning. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.

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Wind:NNE at 10 mph
Chance of Rain:80%
UV Index:8 Very High
Sunrise:05:55:38 AM
Sunset:08:20:17 PM

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Rain in the morning. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.Mon
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More sun than clouds. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.Thu
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Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.Fri
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Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Sat
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Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Sun
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