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Articles from April 16, 2016

$2 Million St. Louis Armored Car Heist Was Inside Job, Charges Say
ST. LOUIS * Last week's robbery of an armored car in St. Louis was an inside job, according to charges filed Friday against the driver and another man.Scott Rosenblum, a lawyer for one of those charged, said that officials claim $2 million was taken...
2nd Strong Quake Hits Southern Japan; Some Reported Trapped
MASHIKI, Japan * An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region and killed nine people.While it was not immediately clear whether the latest quake increased...
A Knock at the Door, Then Shots. Two Slain in North St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * A man and woman were shot to death and a second man wounded Friday morning in what police suspect was a drug-related attack in the city's Old North St. Louis neighborhood.The shootings happened about 9:15 a.m. in the 2700 block of Hadley...
AMC U-Turns; Texting in Theaters Now on 'Cutting Room Floor'
LOS ANGELES * Oops. The idea lasted about as long as a Snapchat text: The head of AMC Theatres mulled openly about creating texting- friendly movie theaters to appeal to smartphone-addicted youngsters. Two days later, after a backlash on social media,...
Area College Athletes: Henderson to Keep Focus on Track Events
Emmonnie Henderson has probably played her final basketball game.The dual-sport athlete at the University of Louisville and former multi-sport standout at Edwardsville High has indicated she will concentrate solely on track for the rest of her college...
Blackhawks Respond to Video Break
When the referees wiped out Vladimir Tarasenko's goal with 6:12 to go in the third period, the Blackhawks knew that was their chance."Absolutely," Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews said. "It feels good (when that happens). At the same time, you can get...
Blue Notes: Hawks' Ladd Heads Home Again
Following Game 2 Friday night, the Blues and Blackhawks were packing up to head to Chicago for Game 3 at United Center on Sunday. It was Andrew Ladd's third trip back home in four days.The Western Conference playoff series has been an exhausting one for...
Boston Marks 3rd Anniversary of Deadly Marathon Bombings
BOSTON * Boston marked the third anniversary of the deadly 2013 marathon bombings Friday with subdued, silent remembrances.Victims' families laid wreaths at the spots where two pressure cooker bombs detonated near the Boylston Street finish line, killing three...
Business Digest
Local job market retreats * For now, the St. Louis area job- market recovery looks like a one-month wonder.The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the area lost 4,800 jobs in March, putting it 3,400 jobs below the peak employment level of January 2008. Strong...
Cardinals Notes: Broxton Likes New Mix with Oh in Bullpen
Jonathan Broxton has been in a few bullpens in his career, which has taken him from Los Angeles to Kansas City to Cincinnati to Milwaukee to St. Louis.He said only one, the 2009 Dodgers, rivaled the one's he in now. Broxton, the closer for that club,...
Cosby Lawyer Must Show Accuser His Emails with Ex-Prosecutor
PHILADELPHIA * A woman accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault is entitled to any documents or emails the comedian's criminal attorney shared with a former prosecutor who has become a key defense witness, a federal judge ruled Friday.Former prosecutor...
Day Shares Lead at Hilton Head
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. * Jason Day is back at the top in a bid for his third PGA Tour title in a month.Coming off a disappointing Masters, the top-ranked Day shot a 2- under 69 on Friday at the RBC Heritage to share the second-round lead with Kevin...
Deaths Elsewhere
Sen. Carl Vogel * The former Missouri state senator, a local Coca- Cola Bottling Co. president who served for 20 years in the Missouri Legislature, has died.Sen. Vogel's daughter, Kristen Vogel, said her father died Thursday (April 14, 2016) night at...
DERBY Hed
Win or lose the Arkansas Derby, the striking gray colt Cupid already has a reservation in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby.The same can't be said for 21 other 3-year-olds entered in two last-chance prep races Saturday, most needing Derby qualifying points...
Digest
ST. LOUIS > SLU law school dean to step down * Michael Wolff, dean of St. Louis University's School of Law will step down from his position after nearly 30 years at the university.Wolff did not give an official date for his exit, saying he will wait...
Digest: Beard Makes Quick Move to Texas Tech
Beard ditches UNLV deal to coach at Texas TechLess than two weeks after accepting the job at UNLV, Chris Beard is heading home to Texas. Back to Texas Tech, specifically.After a night of uncertainty surrounding Beard's future, Texas Tech announced Friday...
Editorial: Short Takes on Bowl-Game Overload, No More Flaming Weather Reports, and Other Weird Stuff
Bowled over by the NCAAGranted, there's this big, empty football stadium here in St. Louis just crying out to be the venue of a major college bowl game. But let's be honest: The list of postseason college bowl games is mind-numbing, not just for the...
EdPlus Faces Financial Trials and Retirement of Executive Director
Over the years EducationPlus has helped school systems across the region increase their buying power, train teachers and lobby lawmakers on education issues in Jefferson City.The organization coordinated student transfers after the Missouri Supreme Court...
Edwards on Pole at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. * Carl Edwards won his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup pole Friday, helping Joe Gibbs Racing take four of the top five spots in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.Edwards, the winner at Bristol in March 2014, earned his third pole...
Endless Planets Record Store Adds Its Own Flavor to Cherokee Street
Find a lineup of more Record Store Day events at stltoday.com/ blender.Cherokee Street just got a little bit cooler.Endless Planets, a vinyl record store in the basement of the Cherokee Place Business Incubator, has its grand opening Saturday at 2715...
Five Things to Watch for Mizzou's Black and Gold Game
The last time Mizzou fans showed up to Memorial Stadium they were treated more like tortured to an offense that moved the ball only 223 yards in a 19-8 loss to Tennessee. It wasn't the fewest yards the offense produced all season, but it was the worst...
Former Banker Shaun Hayes, Developer Michael Litz Indicted for Bank Fraud
Shaun Hayes, who led several St. Louis area banks before regulators banned him from the industry, now faces a new round of legal troubles.Hayes and developer Michael Litz were indicted for alleged bank fraud and misapplication of bank funds from Excel...
Golf Roundup
Watson, 66, is tied for lead in Champions tournamentTom Watson was in position to make PGA Tour Champions history after shooting a 4-under 68 on Friday for a share of the first- round lead with Tom Byrum and Mark O'Meara in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic...
HIGH SCHOOL Baseball Story
JENNINGS * Hazelwood Central junior shortstop Dimitri Frank has been solid as a rock this season, hitting .500 before Friday's game at Lutheran North in the semifinals of the Lutheran North Tournament.But Frank struggled in his first four at-bats against...
Hochman: Blues Let Their Guard Down at Key Moments
These weren't Chicago's Blackhawks, these were bulls: Rushing the crease, coming right at Brian Elliott like he was a Pamplona tourist.Yet, not only did the NHL officials not call goalie interference they also said that it was a good goal, scored during...
Holliday Leads HR Binge in Victory against Reds
Matt Holliday, while reaching base in a franchise-record 45 straight games at the start of last season, hit only three home runs in that span and then would finish the season with just four as he fought through two quadriceps tears. But Holliday lined...
House Republicans Miss Budget Deadline amid Caucus Divisions
WASHINGTON * House Republicans left Washington on Friday having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and without appearing to revive it despite the embarrassment for the party and its new House Speaker Paul Ryan.Continuing divisions between...
Illini Scrimmage Saturday at Stadium Open to Fans
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. * When he was initially hired, the idea of a spring game with Lovie Smith prowling the sidelines conjured visions of a whopping Memorial Stadium crowd.While Ohio State and Michigan routinely pack their stadiums for the annual April showcase,...
Joseph Haas, a Life Told in Flour, Butter and Sugar
Joseph F. Haas learned about baking from his father and passed the knowledge to his sons.In between, he may have sold more gooey butter cakes than anyone else, said his son, Gary Haas.Joseph Haas died of leukemia Sunday (April 10, 2016) at the age of...
Law & Order
WASHINGTON PARK > Killer of two gets life term * Randy McCallum Jr., was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing two men on a street here in 2009. He was found guilty in February of first- degree murder for the execution-style shooting of Kevin...
Lincoln County Man Sues to Recover Murdered Wife's Insurance Money
ST. CHARLES COUNTY * Russell Faria, acquitted last year of his wife's murder, filed suit in court here Friday to recover $150,000 that her life insurance company paid to her friend. It is the second suit seeking the money in a long and tangled case.Elizabeth...
MLB Notes: Disappointing Sandoval to Get Second Opinion
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is scheduled to see orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion on his strained left shoulder.Speaking before Friday's game against Toronto, Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski...
MLB Roundup: Braves Finally Get a Win
Adonis Garcia drove in three runs in the final three innings and the Atlanta Braves rallied for their first victory of the year after nine consecutive losses, beating host Miami 6-3 on Friday night.The Braves managed just one hit in the first six innings,...
Mosquito Control Efforts in St. Louis Take New Tactics with Zika Threat
The flying, biting bugs of summer could carry a new disease this year, and pest control workers are preparing for battle.Every spring and summer, local health departments and private companies fight mosquitoes by killing their larvae in water sources and...
Nation Digest
Wisconsin judge blocks anti-union lawA judge in Dane County, Wis., issued a decision Friday blocking Wisconsin officials from enforcing a law barring labor contracts that require workers to pay union fees. The order by Dane County Circuit Judge C. William...
NBA Hed
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors had their chance to celebrate their record-setting regular season before turning their focus to even bigger goals.The 73 wins that put the Warriors in the record books and left the rest of the NBA chasing them...
NHL: Tampa Bay Leads Detroit 2-0
Tyler Johnson scored a pair of third-period goals Friday night, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.Ben Bishop had 30 saves for the defending Eastern Conference champions, who took...
People
Cirque du Soleil spurns North Carolina over LGBTThe Canadian-based circus company Cirque du Soleil is canceling upcoming stops in North Carolina by two of its touring shows to protest a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.The...
Political Digest for Sat. 160416
Clinton is only candidate to release tax returnAs millions of Americans scramble to file their tax returns by Monday's deadline, many are wondering what's in the private tax returns of this year's presidential candidates.That's an open question in the...
Religion Events 4/16
SATURDAYMorning Tea Party: A Half-Day Retreat for Women * Join us as speaker and author Katie Schuermann presents "Pew Sisters: Caring for Each Other in Christ." 8:30 a.m. Ascension Lutheran Church 5347 Donovan Avenue. 314-832-5600ReDefine: Ministry...
Reviews Cost Blues in Loss to Chicago
The Blues spent a half-hour after their 3-2 loss to Chicago Friday night insisting they need to play even better than they have through two games in their Western Conference quarterfinal series to beat the Blackhawks.But as Ken Hitchcock detailed the...
Sooner Ties Run Deep for Mizzou's New Staff
COLUMBIA, MO. * Barry Odom's Missouri football team takes Faurot Field for its first public viewing at Saturday's Black and Gold Game, and there's no truth to the rumor the Tigers will be decked in new team colors crimson and cream.Odom hasn't parted...
St. Louis Pizzeria Owner Faces New Federal Child Porn Charges
ST. LOUIS * The owner of a St. Louis pizzeria and martial arts studio who was arrested last week has been indicted on new federal child pornography charges and accused of photographing more underage girls.A criminal complaint filed April 7 accused Loren...
Thomas on Football: Sizing Up Wentz and Goff
For the second year in a row, it looks like quarterbacks will go first and second in the NFL draft, thanks to the Rams' bold and risky trade up to No. 1 overall.But will it be Carson Wentz of North Dakota State going No. 1 overall? Or California's Jared...
US: North Korean Missile Launch a 'Catastrophic' Failure
SEOUL, South Korea * A North Korean missile launch meant to celebrate the birthday of the country's founder ended in failure, U.S. defense officials said Friday, an embarrassing setback in what was reportedly the inaugural test of a new, powerful mid-range missile."It...
U.S. Stocks Dip with Oil Prices, but Finish the Week Higher
NEW YORK * U.S. stocks took small losses in quiet trading Friday as energy companies sank with the price of oil, but the market finished higher for the week.The price of oil fell 3 percent and made energy companies the worst-performing sector of the...
Weekend Sports on the Air
SaturdayAUTO RACING7:30 a.m. Sprint Cup: Food City 500, practice, FS18:30 a.m. XFINITY: Bristol 300, qualifying, FS110 a.m. Sprint Cup: Food City 500, final practice, FS111:30 a.m. XFINITY: Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, FS16 p.m. IMSA Racing Weathertech...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1913MUNY TAKES SHAPEConstruction begins on the Muny in Forest Park, which will come to be a staple of St. Louis summers.EVENTSCAREGIVING CONFERENCEWhen * 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 23 Where * St. John Church Faith Hall, 307 West Clay Street...
World for Sat. 160416
Pope's visit to Greece will highlight refugee crisisPope Francis will arrive in Greece Saturday for a visit that rights groups hope will highlight the plight of refugees who fled war-torn homelands only to be denied entry to Europe. The Vatican insists...
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