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*Chilly Day today highs in the mid 30s but dry all weekend, this weekend 44 on Saturday, 54 on Superbowl Sunday!

*Speaking of the Superbowl an Edwardsville High School grad now plays for the Patriots,  his name is Vincent Valentine! 

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Soooo many great concerts coming to town and we have tickets to win all morning!

*Billy Joel is coming to Busch Stadium on September 21st, it's his first ever solo stadium appearance, Tickets start at $49.50 and go on sale Friday, February 10, at 10:00am. BUT we here at KLOU are giving away a pair of Billy Joel tickets before you can buy them every hour 7am-5pm

*By the way Chicago & the Doobie brothers are coming to town June 21st and we have to finish giving away those win them before you can buy them tickets! SO at 8:10am we'll play "2 Truths & a Lie" to win those....then we'll give away our Grand Prize where we also send you to Chicago to see the same show in July via Amtrack!

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*A French soldier is being credited with stopping a terrorist attack at the world famous Louvre Museum in Paris today.Reports say a man carrying a knife and a suitcase tried to enter an underground shopping area near the museum's entrance and shouted "Allahu akbar," Arabic for "God is the greatest," before attacking and injuring the soldier. Another soldier was nearby and shot the attacker in the legs. The museum was immediately closed down and visitors were held inside until it was deemed safe to leave.

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*Snap Inc., the parent company of the Snapchat app, filed papers on Thursday for what stands to be one of the biggest initial public offerings in U.S. history.The disappearing photo message app was initially dismissed as something used only for sexting, but since it was developed six years ago by some Stanford University frat boys, it has grown to 158 million daily active users, according to Thursday's filing.As a result of that popularity, Snap's IPO could pull in $4 billion and bring the company's value up to $25 billion.

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