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Articles from February 22, 2017

ACLU Sues St. Louis County Police over Nighttime Search
ST. LOUIS * The American Civil Liberties Union sued St. Louis County police in federal court Tuesday, claiming that police searched a home without a warrant while pursuing a man who didn't pay a $55 cab fare.Police were called to unincorporated St. Louis...
After Trump Travel Ban, Immigrants Seek to Naturalize
LOS ANGELES * Since last month, immigrants have been rushing to prepare applications to become U.S. citizens. Legal service organizations in Los Angeles, Maryland and New York catering to diverse immigrant populations from Latin America, Asia and the Middle...
Blues Break Up Busy Run with Much Needed Rest
In a normal, non-Olympic year in the NHL, the Blues receive two breaks in their grueling schedule. They have three days off for Christmas and four days for the All-Star game.This season, because of a deal between the league and the NHL Players' Association,...
Burger King and Tim Hortons Owner to Buy Popeyes for $1.8 Billion (Print Version)
NEW YORK * Restaurant Brands International says it'll pay $1.8 billion for Popeyes, bringing the fried chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons.The move fits Restaurant Brands' strategy of taking over well- known...
Business Digest
Verizon revises deal with Yahoo to $4.48 billion * Verizon Communications Inc. said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo Inc.'s core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyberattacks at the internet company.The...
Cardinals Notes: Proposed Rule Changes Gather Little Support for 2017
JUPITER, Fla. * As the Cardinals arrived at spring training the swirl of suggestions began, from altering the strike zone to starting a runner at second base in extra innings, and having heard it all Adam Wainwright didn't question the proposed changes.He...
Chocolate Chips, Marriage and Perfection in a Pastry
A friend had an important question to ask."If a person asks for chocolate chip cookies from the store, what kind of cookies would you get?"I would like to emphasize that this is an actual friend who asked the question and not me telling a story about...
Class 3A: Highland, Civic Memorial Set Up 3A Showdown
Highland senior winger Madison Wellen tried her best to focus on the task at hand Tuesday night in Waterloo.But the 5-foot-9 sparkplug admitted she had the purple and gold of rival Civic Memorial in her head during most of the Bulldogs' 69- 43 win over...
Clay Files Lawsuit to Rehang Student Painting; Attorneys Say Case Could Have Merit
WASHINGTON * The St. Louis artist suing the architect of the U.S. Capitol for removing his painting could make a potentially strong argument that his rights were violated, lawyers said Tuesday.Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, announced on the steps...
College Basketball Roundup: Cline Lifts No. 14 Purdue to OT Win at Penn State
Cline lifts No. 14 Purdue to OT win at Penn StateRyan Cline scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night in State College, Pa.Cline hit consecutive 3-pointers to secure his team's sixth straight...
Editorial: Turn off the Drug Spigot in the St. Louis Region
Heroin and opioid overdoses have increased to the point where they claim more lives regionally than homicides. State and local lawmakers need to focus greater efforts on combating a growing epidemic. Gov. Eric Greitens' pledge to help create a statewide prescription...
Editorial: White House Finally Recognizes the Damage from Embracing 'Alt-Right'
President Donald Trump can no longer dodge and distract from the cold reality that his administration has granted a platform for white supremacists and anti-Semites to advance their twisted causes. His failure to lead has helped members of the "alt-right"...
For Young People in Trouble, Let's Order Up Change
Imagine that we were as rational about our government as we are about our restaurants. If you choose an eatery that serves you horrible food, you do not return. But when it comes to the people's business, we are far too lax about demanding that we get...
Guilty Pleas in Frontenac Smash-and-Grab of Chanel Purses
ST. LOUIS * Two men and one woman from Chicago have pleaded guilty to stealing more than $125,000 worth of Chanel purses and other items from the Saks Fifth Avenue store at Plaza Frontenac in November, then leading police on a 60-mile chase.Terrance...
Hill Leads Illinois to Big Victory over Northwestern
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. * Illinois coach John Groce could only say one thing after his team defeated Northwestern 66-50 on Tuesday night."That was exhausting, another war," Groce said.The remarks came after a tight contest where the deficit didn't grow larger...
Johnson's Bid for Eighth Title Starts Sunday at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. * Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly bewildered with a messier question:What does famous mean?"At school, the...
Kentucky Pulls Away Late, Hands Mizzou 20th Loss
COLUMBIA, MO. * For one night, the magic returned to Mizzou Arena.The house wasn't quite full as sections were speckled with Kentucky blue, but during another capsized season with a postseason coaching change seemingly more inevitable by the week, Missouri recaptured...
KP Development Proposes 9-Story 'Boutique' Clayton Office Building
KP Development is proposing a nine-story "boutique" office building in downtown Clayton near the corner of Forsyth and Brentwood boulevards.The project is one of several proposed recently in downtown Clayton, including a 25-story apartment building next...
Lakers Fire GM Kupchak, Move Magic Up to Team President
Lakers fire GM in shakeup, promote Magic to run teamThe Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise's front office.Lakers owner...
Lawmakers Debate Changing Booze Rules at Lambert
JEFFERSON CITY * Travelers wanting a frosty beer or a cocktail before flying out of St. Louis Lambert International Airport could drink in the waiting areas under a new version of legislation moving through the Missouri Legislature.It's a change the...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Man found shot to death had been missing * A man found fatally shot in the 600 block of Athlone Avenue in St. Louis on Saturday has been identified.Police said the victim was Lendell Palmer, 36, of the 3000 block of Wyoming Street in St....
Meet the St. Louis City Mayoral Candidates: LYDA KREWSON; Lyda Krewson, Not to Be Underestimated in Race for Mayor
ST. LOUIS * Lyda Krewson cautions people not to underestimate her.She knows she has a reputation for being calm and steady, but not necessarily exciting."Look at my track record," she said. "I'm pretty intense."As the city's 28th Ward alderman, she has...
Meet the St. Louis City Mayoral Candidates - TISHAURA JONES; A Reluctant Leader Steps Forward Again: Tishaura Jones Makes Her Case for Mayor
ST. LOUIS * Tishaura Jones describes herself as a leader, but a reluctant one.In every elected position she's held from 8th Ward Democratic committeewoman, state representative and now in her second term as city treasurer it wasn't her idea to run,...
Messenger: From Russia to U.City, Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Tells Story of 'Living Souls'
Uncle Joe came first.A Russian Jew, Joe Schneider came to America around the turn of the 20th century.He settled in University City."Uncle Joe came, worked, saved money and sent for more relatives," remembers Alan Baker. The 74-year-old Richmond Heights lawyer...
Missouri, a Refuge for Tolerance
As word of the Pearl Harbor attack reached the West Coast, Japanese-American students reacted with horror. Some hoped the raid was the work of the Germans. One assumed it was a stunt by Orson Welles.Gathering around radios to make sense of the news,...
Missouri House Approves Police Protections amid Concerns for Rights of Protesters
JEFFERSON CITY * The Missouri House has approved tougher penalties for those who harm police officers, sparking a debate over what the Legislature has done or failed to do in response to the unrest in Ferguson.The proposal in question expands the heightened...
MLB Notes: Nationals Agree to Deal with Wieters
Nationals resolve issue at catcher with WietersAfter waiting and waiting to find a free-agent deal, four-time All-Star catcher Matt Wieters finally found a match with the Washington Nationals.Wieters and the Nationals agreed in principle on a $10.5 million contract...
Murder Victim's Family 'Kept in the Dark' in Court for St. Louis Police Records
ST. LOUIS * The widow and son of a maintenance worker fatally shot last year at Bellefontaine Cemetery say they have been kept in the dark about the investigation and were illegally denied police reports on the case.They are fighting the city police...
Nation Briefs
Senate panel wants data on Russian hack savedThe Senate Intelligence Committee is seeking to ensure that records related to Russia's alleged intervention in the 2016 U.S. elections are preserved as it begins investigating that country's ties to the Trump...
NHL Roundup: Toews Leads Blackhawks to a Win over Wild
Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat rival Minnesota 5-3 on Tuesday night in St. Paul, Minn., for their second win over the Western Conference-leading Wild in less than two weeks.Toews notched his fourth career...
Ortiz: Pitching Prospect Sherriff Has to Make Tough Choice
JUPITER, Fla. * Ryan Sherriff was only seven when he noticed the strange numbers on his grandmother's left wrist. He'll never forget asking about the odd tattoo after he noticed it as she placed his breakfast on the table.She initially kept her explanation...
Ozzie Aims to Boost Cards' Confidence in the Field
JUPITER, Fla. * For shortstop Aledmys Diaz and the other Cardinals charged with improving the team's defense this spring, there is no shortage of grounders to get down on, pivots to turn or backhands to make. So when Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith joined...
People
Breitbart editor resigns over remarks on sex with boysBreitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned after coming under fire for comments on sexual relationships between boys and men. Speaking to reporters in New York on Tuesday, the writer and provocative...
Political Fix
JEFFERSON CITY > Pence to visit Fenton business * Vice President Mike Pence will be in the St. Louis area Wednesday as part of a push to promote job growth.Pence will speak at an event at Fabick Caterpillar in Fenton. The private event is expected to...
Scottrade Center Lawsuit Withdrawn Hours after Filing; Opponents Say Options Remain
ST. LOUIS * A lawsuit to force a public vote on the city's $64 million bond for Scottrade Center renovations was unceremoniously withdrawn Tuesday just hours after it was filed.The lawsuit sought to revive a 2002 voter-approved ordinance that was struck...
Sentencing of Israeli Soldier in Shooting Deepens Fissures
JERUSALEM * An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground, in a landmark decision that deepened fissures in Israeli society and drew Palestinian criticism for...
SLU Faces Team It Hopes to Emulate
College basketball programs have migrated to the Atlantic 10 from many conferences in the past decade or so, trying to make the new league work for the long haul.Transitions from Conference USA, the Colonial Athletic Association, Horizon League and Southern...
SLU Women Must Clear Final Hurdle for Share of A-10 Crown
Watching game film with her team at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, St. Louis University coach Lisa Stone reached a moment of high intensity as she watched one opposing player scramble to take a loose ball away from two Billikens.She already had been awake for...
Soldiers Memorial Renovations to Tell St. Louisans' War Stories
ST. LOUIS * The $30 million renovation of Soldiers Memorial downtown won't be completed until November 2018, but after a year of construction the structure is showing signs of what will be.As the Missouri Historical Society prepares to host public forums on...
Special Request: Chakchouka at Egg Brings International Flavors to Breakfast
Q * I would like to duplicate the Chakchouka dish from Egg restaurant on Gravois. Would they be willing to share the recipe? William Lamberton, St. LouisA * The appealing menu at Egg offers breakfast with international dishes and American standards...
Sports Digest: Brady's Stolen Jersey Valued at $500,000
Brady's stolen jersey valued at $500,000The value of Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is listed as $500,000 on a Houston Police Department report.The New England Patriots quarterback is listed as the complainant in the report dated Feb. 6, the day...
State Lawmakers Fear Backlash from Giving Themselves a Raise
ST. PAUL, Minn. * Want to complain to your legislators about wage stagnation? Chances are they've gone just as long maybe longer without a raise.Although most state legislatures have direct control over setting their own salaries, the potential backlash...
St. Louis Police Serving Search Warrant Come under Fire, Fatally Shoot Man
ST. LOUIS * A tactical unit officer fatally shot a man who fired at officers who were serving a search warrant at a home Tuesday night, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said.Dotson said that when officers knocked on the door of a home, announced themselves...
Supreme Court Seems Split in Case of Boy's Death near Border
WASHINGTON * Examining a fatal shooting on the U.S. border with Mexico, a divided Supreme Court puzzled Tuesday over the rights of foreigners to sue in American courts.The case involving a Mexican teen slain by a U.S. Border Patrol agent's gunshot, which...
The Race for Mayor of St. Louis: Democrats Tishaura Jones and Lyda Krewson
DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL CANDIDATE TISHAURA JONESAge*44Current position* St. LouistreasurerPolitical background*8th Ward committeewoman, 2002-08; Missouri state representative, 63rd District, 2009-13; Two-term city treasurer elected 2012 and 2016.Platform*Use...
Tigers Roar but Come Up Short
UPDATED, 12:45 a.m.COLUMBIA, MO. *For one night, the magic returned to Mizzou Arena.The house wasn't quite full Tuesday as sections were speckled with Kentucky blue, but during another capsized season with a postseason coaching change seemingly more...
Trump Comments Put Focus on Sweden's Embrace of Immigrants
HELSINKI * When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun.For President Donald Trump and his supporters, however, the episode...
Trump Pick as Security Adviser Is Nod toward Pragmatism
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but nonpolitical Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and...
Trump Targets Many More Immigrants for Possible Deportation [Corrected 02/24/17]
CORRECTION: Hire thousands of additional enforcement agents Expand the pool of immigrants prioritized for removal Speed up deportation hearings Enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests- Hire thousands of additional enforcement agents- Expand...
Tuesday's Results - Basketball
BOYS BASKETBALLBowling Green 12 11 3 9 35Lutheran SC 16 18 13 4 51L (12-14): Mecker 16, Jones 14. FG 21 (3), FT 6-10.---Timberland 4 16 14 15 49Pky. Central 12 21 23 16 72T (15-7): Estrel 10, Patel 10. FG 16 (6), FT 11-16.P (17-8): Silvestri 24, Campbell...
Vandalism at University City Jewish Cemetery Draws Widespread Condemnation
UNIVERSITY CITY * The day after dozens of headstones were discovered toppled at a historic Jewish cemetery, local and national leaders on Tuesday expressed their outrage over the desecration and condolences to families affected by the vandalism.The University...
Violent Holiday Weekend in St. Louis Includes 2 Deaths, 3 Serious Shootings, Beating
ST. LOUIS * Two people were killed, three people were severely injured in shootings and one man was severely injured in a beating over the holiday weekend in St. Louis.A teenager, John Frost, 16, was fatally shot Monday night near North Kingshighway...
Wednesday's Sports on the Air
BASKETBALL5:30 p.m. College: Michigan at Rutgers, BTN5:30 p.m. College: Vanderbilt at Tennessee, SEC Network6 p.m. College: St. Louis U. at Virginia Commonwealth, KDNL (DT- 30.3, Charter 199), WXOS (101.1 FM)6 p.m. College: SIU Carbondale at Illinois...
Wells Fargo Fires 4 Senior Managers in Sales Scandal Inquiry
NEW YORK * Wells Fargo's board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal.Tuesday's announcement is the first public firing of managers and executives since Wells acknowledged in September...
What's Cooking: Wanderer Learned to Cook Being on His Own
If someone were to write a biography of Sam Goodman, whose life seems to have taken plenty of twists and turns, it might read a bit like a Dickens novel. He's been on his own since he was 14 though not orphaned, as Dickens might have written it.Goodman...
Wife, Stepson of KKK Leader Plead Not Guilty to His Murder
The wife and stepson of the leader of a Ku Klux Klan group who was fatally shot Feb. 9 pleaded not guilty Tuesday in St. Francois County Circuit Court to murder and other charges.Both Malissa Ancona, 44, of Leadwood, Mo., and Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr.,...
Wine Finds: Austrian Wine Blends from Hpler
If you're searching for Austrian wines, the most widely available ones in our market are made from one grape varietal, grner veltliner, sometimes referred to as gru-ve, as in groovy, or simply GV. But Austria also produces other varietals, including...
World Briefs
Ex-CIA agent headed to prison in ItalyA Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects...
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