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Articles from May 4, 2017

Ameren Announces Plan to Install Solar Array at St. Louis Lambert International Airport
Ameren Missouri announced plans Wednesday to install up to 1 megawatt of solar power generation at St. Louis Lambert International Airport as part of its Community Solar Program, which would allow customers to sign up to support solar energy.The plan...
Army Photographer Captures Her Own Death in Mortar Explosion
ANNAPOLIS, Md. * The Army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured on camera the blast that killed her in an accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan nearly four years ago. The Army's professional journal says the image illustrates...
As Crime Rises, MetroLink Officers Aren't Writing Tickets
Public safety officers who patrol MetroLink trains stopped ticketing riders for failing to pay the fare or for any other violation more than a year ago, after being warned by local police.The conflict raises questions about the validity of thousands...
As Floodwaters Recede, a Small Victory at a Eureka Restaurant
EUREKA * Joe Boccardi's friends climbed over the sandbag wall and mud in downtown Eureka with a stack of Imo's pizza boxes, cases of Bud Light, a party platter of cookies and a box of donut holes.It was time to celebrate.Boccardi's Italian restaurant,...
Athletes of the Week
Reilly AhearnLadue golfA senior, Ahearn was named the Suburban Central Conference player of the year after firing an even-par 71 to win the individual conference tournament title at Gateway National Golf Links. He hit 10 fairways, 14 greens in regulation...
Baseball Fan Grazed by Stray Bullet during Cardinals Game at Busch Stadium
ST. LOUIS * A woman was grazed in the arm by a stray bullet during Tuesday night's Cardinals game inside Busch Stadium.Police sources say there had been a call for shots fired near the 14th Street and Chouteau Avenue area moments before the woman was...
Baseball: Red Sox Win, Tempers Flare Again
Tempers flare again as Red Sox beat O'sHours after Major League Baseball held a conference call to tell the Red Sox and Orioles to stop their festering feud, Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman was ejected in the second inning for hitting a batter and Boston...
Baseball: Red Sox Win, Tempers Flare Again
Tempers flare again as Red Sox beat O'sOrioles starter Kevin Gausman was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox after hitting Boston's Xander Bogaerts with a pitch the latest in a series of beanballs and brushbacks...
Blues Are Getting Shots but Few Goals
The Blues registered a playoff-best 33 shots on goal Tuesday against Nashville but could only put one past goalie Pekka Rinne.They had seven of those attempts on the power play, but their best chance ended with Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis sweeping...
Border Adjustment Tax Could Devastate Missouri Importers, Jobs
Congress has a rare opportunity in the coming months to replace our nation's broken and dysfunctional tax code with one that is simple, efficient and fair for all Americans. But one provision being debated would do the exact opposite imposing $3.7 billion...
Border Patrol Casts Agent Recruiting Net at Fairs, Rodeos
FLORENCE, Ariz. * The beer was flowing and music was blaring in the middle of the Arizona desert when Ric Kindle approached a group of Border Patrol agents and customs officers out to recruit new hires.This was no average job fair. This was Country Thunder,...
Brodziak Sitting out Game 4 Was Surprise
Probably the most surprising move the Blues made for Game 4 of their series with the Predators was dropping Kyle Brodziak from the fourth line and moving Jori Lehtera, who at the end of Game 3 had been centering the top line, into his spot. The fourth...
Budget Plan Could Zap Medical Benefits for Nearly 8,000 Missourians
JEFFERSON CITY * Nearly 8,000 nursing home residents and Missourians who receive in-home care may no longer qualify for state assistance later this year under the latest budget proposal advancing in the Capitol.On a day when a report showed growth in...
Business Digest
Energizer lifts profit forecast * Buoyed by strong second-quarter earnings, Energizer Holdings on Wednesday raised its profit forecast for the full year.The Town and Country-based battery maker reported net earnings of $46.9 million, or 75 cents per...
Classic Empire Draws No. 14 Post, Is Derby Favorite
LOUISVILLE, Ky. * After he endured hoof and back injuries and a reluctance to train, things are looking up for Classic Empire.The bay colt was made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday, with just four of the 20 horses listed at...
Dems Shift Financial Debate to Spotlight Trump's Empire
WASHINGTON * The Republican drive to overhaul financial regulations turned Wednesday into a contentious debate over Democratic efforts to cast a spotlight on President Donald Trump's business empire and his refusal to release his tax returns.House Republicans...
Digest: Judge Admonishes College Football Coach Strong
Judge admonishes college football coach StrongA judge in Tampa, Fla., had strong words Wednesday for new South Florida football coach Charlie Strong during a hearing for LaDarrius Jackson, a defensive end on the team. Jackson, 22, was arrested Monday...
Editorial: Missouri Senate: Stalls, Showdowns, Feuds and a Coup
The penultimate week of the Missouri Legislature's 2017 session has seen the Republican governor feuding with Republican senators, some of whom are feuding with each other, too. It's as if Missouri Republicans are taking gridlock tips from their counterparts...
Flooding Wracks Communities along the Meramec as More Rain Looms Thursday
HUMP DAY: Officials in Eureka, Valley Park and Pacific hope the worst has flowed pastROAD CLOSURES: More than 100 roads still affected, including Interstate 55; Arnold is nearly cut offRAIN IN FORECAST: 2-4 inches more rain is expected in the area through...
Gauen: Government Gridlock Hides in the Difference between Democracy and Republic
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the democracy for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."That's not exactly what the "Pledge of Allegiance" says. And as a kid reciting...
Health Bill Teeters While Spending Legislation Advances
WASHINGTON * The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year fights over President Donald Trump's promised border wall with Mexico and...
Hinck, Emily Jane (Nee Rund)
Hinck, Emily Jane (nee Rund), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2017. Born October 13, 1932 as the beloved daughter of the late Dr. Emmet and Emily Rund. Loving wife of John (Jack) M. Hinck, who...
Hochman: Time for Blues to Take It Up a Notch
Wednesday, well, it was just a miserable miscreant of a day, in which it would not stop raining, floodwaters came into communities, news broke of a bullet grazing a fan inside Busch Stadium and Blues fans coped with the season on life support. I tweeted...
In the Path of the Crest, Arnold Residents Wait and Worry
ARNOLD * At the Starling Community Trailer Court, a police officer knocked on doors Wednesday as the water encroached.With the Meramec River still rising here, and the area increasingly cut off from the outside world by road closures, it appeared most...
Italy's Vaccine Debate Heats Up as Scandal, Politics Collide
ROME * The vaccine debate in Italy heated up across multiple fronts Wednesday, as the country dealt with an outbreak of measles, an invigorated anti-vaccine campaign and a scandal involving a nurse who claimed for years to have inoculated children but...
Jury Finds for Florissant in Ex-Officer's Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination over PTSD
CLAYTON * A St. Louis County jury on Wednesday found in favor of the city of Florissant and against a former Florissant police officer who sued the city for discrimination after he lost his job following a diagnosis of PTSD.After two hours of deliberations,...
Le Pen and Macron Come out Swinging in High-Stakes TV Debate
PARIS * The only face-to-face televised debate between France's presidential candidates turned into an uncivil, no-holds-barred head-on clash of styles, politics and personalities Wednesday, with centrist Emmanuel Macron describing his far-right opponent...
Letters to the Editor, May 4
Budget cut would hurt people who have significant disabilitiesThe Missouri Legislature is considering a budget that contains a "cost saving" provision that creates a 60 percent cap on the Consumer Directed Services program. This would limit people who...
Measles Outbreak Sickens Dozens of Minnesota Somalis
MINNEAPOLIS * An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily among the state's large population of Somali-Americans, as many parents avoid the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine because of unfounded fears...
Metro Digest [Corrected 05/04/17]
CORRECTION: Unpublished Correction: Alderman Dan King, not Alderman Jim Meyer, noted that geographically Chesterfield was the best fit. Alderman Meyer was one of the two 'no' votes.CLARKSON VALLEY > City to switch policing providers * Clarkson Valley...
Mizzou Addresses Shooting Woes with Canisius Transfer
New Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has dipped into the transfer market to address a problem that's dogged the program for years.Kassius Robertson, a strong 3-point shooter from Canisius College, committed to transfer to Mizzou for next season,...
MLB Notes: Pitchers Kluber, Hamels Go on Disabled List
Kluber, Hamels head to DLThe Cleveland Indians are being careful with their ace. They put Corey Kluber on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of a lower back strain, meaning the righthander will miss at least his next turn in the rotation. Kluber...
MoDOT: Treat Flood like a Liquid Blizzard' and Stay off the Roads
Some of the area's north-south arteries across the Meramec River have stayed above water.But those that have succumbed to flooding could be closed all week, state officials said Wednesday. The major routes include Interstates 44 and 55, plus state routes...
Nation Briefs
Teen sex offenders in South Carolina may face lifelong electronic monitoringSouth Carolina can continue to require some teens convicted of serious sex crimes to appear on the state's public sex-offender registry and wear an electronic monitor for the...
NBA: James, Cavs Up 2-0 on Raptors
LeBron James scored 39 points, passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for No. 2 on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday...
NHL: No Crosby, No Problem as Penguins Top Caps
The Pittsburgh Penguins found a way to survive without injured star Sidney Crosby.Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 shots and rookie Jake Guentzel took advantage of a fortunate bounce to earn his league-leading eighth goal of the playoffs and the defending...
Peacock to Be Honored by National Football Foundation
The effort may have fallen short, but the St. Louis Tom Lombardo chapter of the National Football Foundation appreciates the work done by Dave Peacock to try to keep the Rams in St. Louis.Peacock will be given the group's Tom Lombardo Leadership Award...
People
The Rock for president?If the Democrats want to win in 2020, they need to nominate someone the American people actually like, says director Michael Moore.Moore's pick to take on the Donald? Hollywood heartthrob and star of the newest "Baywatch" revival,...
Postponements Now Mean Cardinals' Pitching Depth Will Be Tested Later
As they have played through and danced around persistently soggy and severe weather throughout this homestand, there is one forecast the Cardinals cannot avoid.Games postponed now inevitably test pitching later.For the third time in what was scheduled...
Quite a Turnaround for Cardinals' Wong
Those familiar with the ups and downs of Kolten Wong have learned to be cautious when it comes to grand declarations about the Cardinals' fifth-year second baseman.As soon as Wong's fate seems obvious He's a future All-Star! He's a platoon guy! He's...
Raasch: Constantly Traveling Kander Says He Sees Unprecedented Democratic Energy on Road Ahead
WASHINGTON * Six months ago, Jason Kander was drowning in the Donald Trump tidal wave in Missouri.Kander is back on dry land now, avoiding "what-if" thoughts. The campaign he began against Sen. Roy Blunt has morphed into something different on a national...
Rapp, Rudyard K. "Kip" Kip Rapp ("Pup" to His Grandchildren)
Rapp, Rudyard K. "Kip" Kip Rapp ("Pup" to his grandchildren), passed away at home on May 1, 2017 at the age of 82. His loving wife of 60 years, Sue (Sue Baby) was at his side, holding his hand and supporting him as she had every day of their lives together....
Richmond, Richard T. Richard T. Richmond
Richmond, Richard T.Richard T. Richmond, 83, of Belleville, Ill., author, newspaper editor, columnist and feature writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, passed away at home April 26, 2017. Mr. Richmond had a long, distinguished career. He wrote three...
Russia, Turkey Agree to Support Safe-Zones in Syria
BEIRUT * The presidents of Russia and Turkey said on Wednesday they support the creation of safe zones in war-torn Syria as a delegation of Syrian rebels walked out of cease-fire talks with the Damascus government underway in Kazakhstan, citing repeated...
Softball Notebook for May 4
There were times when Abigail Stahlhut simply wanted to act like a typical teenager.The Roxana High sophomore outfielder remembers that her intense offseason weightlifting program was becoming a little tedious, especially around the Christmas holidays."Once...
Statue of St. Louis Vandalized with Graffiti
A week after workers finished a $50,000 cleaning of the iconic Forest Park statue, the Apotheosis of St. Louis was vandalized with graffiti overnight Tuesday, officials said.The concrete base of the statue was spray painted in red with the message, "BE...
UEFA: Higuain, Buffon Lead Juventus to Victory
MONACO * Gonzalo Higuain scored two opportunist goals and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made some crucial saves as Juventus won 2-0 at Monaco to take a commanding lead in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday.Monaco had...
World Briefs
Saudi Arabia now owns largest North American refineryThe Port Arthur refinery in Texas is North America's largest oil refinery, and as of this week Saudi Arabia controls all of it. Saudi's state-owned oil giant Aramco took on 100 percent ownership of...
Worried about School Makeup Days Due to Flooding? Missouri May Offer Forgiveness
Missouri is offering help for school calendars that have been upended by flooding.The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said it will forgive canceled school days on a case-by-case basis.So far, those waivers have been granted...
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