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Articles from November 22, 2016

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BELLEVILLE > body of fallen soldier is brought home * The body of a fallen soldier from Southern Illinois arrived home Monday.The body of Army Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Ill., arrived Monday morning at Scott Air Force Base and was escorted...
22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd Enters Mayor's Race
ST. LOUIS * Jeffrey Boyd, the city's 22nd Ward alderman, announced Monday that he's marching "onto the field of the mayoral race," a nod to the 23 years he served in the U.S. Army.He finds that field crowded. Boyd becomes the seventh person and the...
Backcourt Duo Looking to Help Webster Groves to the Top
WEBSTER GROVES * Jaidah Stewart and KK Rodriguez had a pretty good first act.But the junior guards for the Webster Groves High girls basketball team hope their first season of experience as a backcourt tandem serves as a launching pad for even greater...
Blue Notes: Injured Steen Stays Home as Blues Embark on Road Trip
The Blues left Monday on a quick two-game East Coast trip and left forward Alexander Steen behind.Steen has been day-to-day since suffering an upper-body injury against Buffalo on Tuesday, and coach Ken Hitchcock has ruled him out for the game Tuesday...
Business Digest
Wal-Mart to kick off Cyber Monday on Friday * Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it's kicking off its so-called Cyber Monday deals at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Friday for the first time ever as it aims to grab customers ahead of its competitors. Last...
Cards Outrun the Market to Sign Versatile Lefty Cecil
Almost four years ago the Cardinals looked to push the market to sign a specific lefty reliever, a specialist who they felt could fill a vacancy in their roster.The Cardinals added a third year to their offer to woo Randy Choate, and even with that extra...
Carr, Raiders Rally for Win over Texans in Mexico
MEXICO CITY * The party in the stands started early in the second NFL regular-season game ever played in Mexico with loud cheers and chants from before kickoff until the final whistle. The Oakland offense took a little longer to get going, but once they...
CASES 25-26: Premature Babies Create Hardship for Mother
CASE 25 * Ms. T's twin boys were born three months early. One baby has Kawasaki disease, which causes inflammation in the walls of some arteries including those that supply blood to the heart, and the other has acute bronchitis. She makes many trips...
College Basketball Roundup: Kentucky Replaces Duke atop National Rankings
Kentucky replaces Duke atop national rankingsKentucky moves into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, replacing Duke, which dropped to sixth following its final-seconds loss to Kansas in the Champions Classic.The Wildcats (4-0),...
Early Preview: Missouri vs. Arkansas
COMING THIS WEEKBret Bielema's Arkansas Razorbacks are headed to a bowl game for the third straight year, but it has been an uneven season. The Hogs have impressive wins over Texas Christian, Mississippi and SEC East Division champion Florida, but were...
Editorial: Marijuana Merchants Could Use Help from a State's-Rights President
Banking problems are budding for the pot industry as the market for legalized marijuana expands, with nationwide sales last year estimated at $5.4 billion. But the rich bounty is hampered by federal law that prohibits banks and credit unions from accepting marijuana...
Editorial: Pop Culture Should Reflect a Country, Not the Other Way Around
It was a big weekend for people who get their political news from pop culture. On Saturday came President-elect Donald Trump's tweeted demands that the cast of the Broadway show "Hamilton" apologize for its "rude" and "terrible" behavior toward Vice...
EpiPen Manufacturer Will Be a No-Show at Senate Hearing
WASHINGTON * Pharmaceutical company Mylan is refusing to testify at a congressional hearing next week on a settlement between the company and the Justice Department over its life-saving EpiPen.In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, an attorney...
Families Follow Holiday Festivities
For those who do not park their reindeer near a shopping mall on Thanksgiving weekend and later, these locations offer hitching posts for family fun. Friday, Nov. 25 Santa Claus and his live reindeer will stop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Museum of...
Former Captain Backes Set to Face Blues for the First Time
Just when David Backes has a chance to breathe again, the Blues are on their way to Boston.In the four months since the former Blues captain signed a five- year, $30 million contract with the Bruins, he's moved his wife, daughter, four dogs and two cats...
For Trump and GOP, 'Obamacare' Repeal Is Complex and Risky
WASHINGTON * Here's the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to sign it the day he takes the presidential oath. Then approve legislation restructuring...
Girls Basketball Players to Watch
Kelly McLaughlin, center, St. Joseph's, seniorThe 6-foot-1 McLaughlin recently signed with Miami of Ohio and looks to lead the Angels one year removed from a 14-12 season. One of the premier centers around the area, she averaged 13.2 points, 12.5 rebounds...
Gordo: Odom's Attempt to Restore Order at MU Suffers with Crockett's Arrest
Time after time after time Saturday afternoon, freshman Mizzou running back Damarea Crockett found daylight at Tennessee. He ran and ran and ran to exhaustion, gaining 225 yards in 24 carries.Before more than 101,000 fans and a national television audience, Crockett...
Governments, Elected Leaders Respond to Uptick in Hate Crime
HARTFORD, Conn. * Amid reports of hate crimes and hate speech after the election of Republican Donald Trump as president, there have been calls from some governments and elected officials for stronger anti-hate crime laws, a crackdown on offenders and...
High-Tech Housewares Company to Leave St. Charles for Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood
The planned next stop for a high-tech housewares company that started in Olivette, then moved to St. Charles, is Station G.Station G is an unused but historic pump house Laclede Gas built more than a century ago in St. Louis' Forest Park Southeast neighborhood.Greater...
How Kellogg Worked with "Independent Experts" to Tout Cereal
NEW YORK * On its website, Kellogg touted a distinguished- sounding "Breakfast Council" of "independent experts" who helped guide its nutritional efforts.Nowhere did it say this: The maker of Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes paid the experts and fed them...
Joe's St. Louis
HOME COOKING * Looks like several STLers will be home for Thanksgiving weekend, according to Sirius XM radio host and Parkway Central grad Melissa Musen Gerstein.Gerstein, who along with Denise Albert hosts "The MOMS with Denise & Melissa," recently...
Johnson, Winthrop Stun Unbeaten Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. * Keon Johnson's 5-foot-7 frame hasn't always impressed many, including when he first met his head coach, but the guard's effort was the difference as Winthrop upset Illinois 84-80 in overtime on Monday night.The senior scored 38 points...
Judge Orders New System for Voting for Ferguson-Florissant School Board Members
A U.S. District Court judge is calling for a new system of voting in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, one intended to bolster the ability of African-Americans to elect school board members of their choice.Judge Rodney Sippel who struck down...
Kansas Man's Homemade Gun Silencers Clash with Federal Law
WICHITA, Kan. * When Shane Cox began selling his homemade firearms and silencers out of his military surplus store, he stamped "Made in Kansas" on them to assure buyers that a Kansas law would prevent federal prosecution of anyone owning firearms made,...
Klinsmann Fired as U.S. Soccer Coach
Jurgen Klinsmann was fired as coach of the U.S. soccer team Monday, six days after a 4-0 loss at Costa Rica dropped the Americans to 0-2 in the final round of World Cup qualifying.Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is the favorite to succeed Klinsmann,...
Lambert Predicts 8 Percent Spike in Travelers This Thanksgiving Travel Period
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is anticipating an 8 percent spike in passengers this Thanksgiving travel period over last year.That means about 13,000 more people will make their way through the airport during the 10-day travel period that started...
Law & Order
FENTON > Bank is robbed * St. Louis County police are looking for the man who robbed Reliance Bank in Fenton on Monday afternoon.The robbery happened around 2 p.m. at 1000 South Highway Drive. Police said the man passed a note to a bank teller that implied...
Man Charged with Murder in Road-Racing Death in Frontenac
FRONTENAC * A St. Louis County grand jury has indicted a man for murder in a what authorities said was a street-racing crash that killed an innocent motorist last summer.Haven A. Sooter, 39, was indicted Wednesday on charges of second- degree murder...
Mizzou's Crockett Suspended for Season Finale after Arrest
COLUMBIA, MO. * For an instant Saturday night, the disappointment of Missouri's loss to Tennessee vanished from Damarea Crockett's face. The running back lit up at the mention of Mizzou's next opponent: Arkansas.The Razorbacks never offered a scholarship...
MNF Hed
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. * The New York Giants are riding their longest winning streak in six years, and there is no reason to think it is going to end soon.Rookie coach Ben McAdoo's team has won five in a row and it is heading to Cleveland this weekend...
Nation Briefs [Corrected 11/22/16]
N.J. railroad tightens engineers' health ruleEngineers suffering from sleep apnea must have the fatigue- inducing disorder under control before they will be allowed to operate trains for the New Jersey commuter railroad whose train slammed into a station...
NBA
Mike Conley scored 31 points, Marc Gasol flirted with a triple- double and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Charlotte Hornets 105-90 Monday for their fifth straight win.Conley had five 3-pointers and shot 11 of 21 from the field, including...
NFL Notes: Colts' Luck Has Concussion Symptoms, Might Not Play
Luck in concussion systemColts quarterback Andrew Luck entered the NFL's concussion protocol on Monday after complaining about concussion-like symptoms following the team's game on Sunday.Indianapolis hosts Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving, leaving little time...
NHL Roundup: Subban Helps Predators Top Lightning
P.K. Subban scored twice in the second period and Pekka Rinne made 23 saves, helping the host Nashville Predators to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.Viktor Arvidsson also scored and Ryan Ellis added three assists for the Predators,...
Officers Douse Pipeline Protesters in Subfreezing Weather
CANNON BALL, N.D. * Authorities defended on Monday their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and organizers said at least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital including...
Pence, Who Touts Openness, Tries to Stop Document Release
INDIANAPOLIS * Lawyers for Republican Mike Pence, who is Indiana governor and the vice president-elect, argued in court Monday that the state's judicial branch has no authority to require him to comply with Indiana's public records law.The civil case...
People
Dixon won't apologize, invites Trump to see showDonald Trump demanded an apology from the "Hamilton" cast, but he's going to have to wait for it indefinitely. On Monday, "Hamilton" actor Brandon Victor Dixon took to "CBS This Morning" to discuss the...
Plan to Replace West County Hospital Gets Initial Backing in Creve Coeur
CREVE COEUR * A proposal from BJC HealthCare to significantly transform its campus in west St. Louis County, including plans to build a new hospital to replace the current one, passed its first hurdle Monday night. Creve Coeur planning and zoning officials...
Plan to Replace West County Hospital Goes before Creve Coeur Officials
BJC HealthCare is seeking approval from Creve Coeur city officials to significantly transform its campus in west St. Louis County, including plans to build a new hospital to replace the current one.Creve Coeur planning and zoning officials reviewed the...
Police Chief: A Suspect Has Been Arrested in the Shooting Death of a San Antonio Police Detective
A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday with an arrest in the killing that was one of several weekend attacks against law enforcement in multiple states, authorities said.San Antonio Detective Benjamin...
Pope Allows All Priests to Absolve "Grave Sin" of Abortion
VATICAN CITY * Saying nothing is beyond the reach of God's mercy, Pope Francis told Catholics worldwide that he is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of abortion women and health workers alike even while stressing that it is a grave sin in...
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Normandy schools will lose one of its top leaders to Confluence Charter Schools just as the district has started to show sustained turnaround improvement.Candice Carter-Oliver, Normandy's assistant superintendent of academics and support services, has...
SLU Hed
LAS VEGAS * The trip started with the Billikens sampling the flavor of the city: a high-end steakhouse, a Vegas buffet and a night watching the magic of David Copperfield.Then there were chance encounters at the hotel with the likes of Charles Barkley...
Sports Digest: NASCAR Faces Declining Attendance, TV Ratings
NASCAR deals with declining attendance, ratingsBrian France, NASCAR's top executive, shrugged off declining attendance and television ratings as part of the shifting reality in sports as he put a positive spin on a season that concluded Sunday without...
St. Louis' Largest Movie Theater Chain Wehrenberg Sold to Milwaukee Company
More than a century after the first Wehrenberg theater opened in St. Louis, the oldest family-owned-and-operated theater chain in the country is being acquired by Milwaukee-based Marcus Theatres.Marcus Theatres plans to operate all 14 locations including...
Tennessee School Bus Crash Sends 23 Students to Hospital
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. * Six people were killed Monday when a Chattanooga school bus with 35 young children aboard crashed, turned on its side and wrapped around a tree, according to the district attorney.Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston told...
Thanks for Gift of Life-Time
As memories go, this is a doozy. I remember the exact time and place last summer when Angie Gellner told me, "I've decided to give my mom a kidney." Just looking at her, I knew the telling, as well as the road leading to it, had been heart-wrenching...
Thanksgiving Stories Focus on Family
As the sunlight grows shorter with the season, families gather together to remember and give thanks. Two new stories about grandparents offer an intergenerational story time. "Bella's Fall Coat" by Lynn Plourde, illustrated by Susan Gal: Bella loves...
The Self-Inflicted Wounds of the Democratic Party
The United States committed suicide on Nov. 8, leaving ballots in place of a final note. In destroying itself, the country also inflicted serious wounds to the Democratic Party, which while a victim, was also responsible for assisting in this national...
Trump Auditions Cabinet Prospects High above Manhattan
NEW YORK * Donald Trump held court high above Manhattan on Monday, receiving a line of former rivals, longtime allies and TV executives while overseeing a presidential transition that at times resembles a reality show not unlike the one he once hosted.Trump...
Trump Drives Teens to Demonstrate Though They Can't Vote
Yaocihuatl Reyes, a high school senior, didn't pay much attention to the presidential race until she found her teacher sobbing and her east Los Angeles classmates terrified that the election of Donald Trump would lead to the deportation of their families.At...
Tuesday's Sports on the Air
BASKETBALL12:30 p.m. College: Maui Invitational, Tennessee vs. Oregon, ESPN22:30 p.m. College: Legends Classic, Colorado vs. Texas, ESPN23 p.m. College: Maui Invitational, Connecticut vs. North Carolina/ Chaminade loser, ESPN25 p.m. College: Legends...
Two Area Teams Meet in State Title Game for Only Second Time; Flyers Foe Up in the Air
For the first time in two decades, Missouri's high school football championships will not be decided in St. Louis. For only the second time in Missouri high school football history, two St. Louis teams will meet in a state championship game.And they'll...
Two St. Louis City Schools Recommended for Closure
ST. LOUIS * St. Louis Public Schools superintendent is recommending the closure of Langston Middle and Cote Brilliante Elementary schools next year because of low enrollment.He also proposed merging some football programs to ease a shortage of athletic...
U.S. Stock Indexes Bust Records as Oil Prices Jump
NEW YORK * Major U.S. stock indexes rose to record highs on Monday, led by big gains in energy companies as the price of crude oil moved sharply higher, which is positive news for the long- struggling energy sector.Investors also applauded several corporate...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1994JET ACCIDENTA twin-engine Cessna taxis into the pathway of TWA Flight 427 at Lambert Field, and the jet's wing slices off the top of the smaller plane and kills its two occupants. Everyone aboard the TWA flight survives.HEADS UPREADING...
World Briefs
Quake strikes Japan near site of 2011 tsunami; no major damageAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture on Tuesday, near where the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was destroyed by a huge tsunami...
Wounded St. Louis Police Sergeant Had Just Answered Call in Area Where Attacker Would Hang Out
ST. LOUIS * The drive-by shooting of a St. Louis police sergeant may not have been as random as first thought, sources said Monday, and the suspected gunman may be tied to a string of other crimes in the city and St. Louis County, including a homicide.The...
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