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Articles from August 15, 2017

18 Dead in Suspected Jihadist Attack on Burkina Faso Eatery
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso * Hours after suspected Islamic extremists opened fire as patrons dined at the popular restaurant where she worked as a waitress, Amy Sawadogo was still wandering around barefoot at a crisis center asking about her colleagues."I...
Better Late Than Never for Mizzou in Landing Freshman Pass Rusher
COLUMBIA, MO. * Missouri's coaching staff will soon start deciding which freshmen will see the field this year and which newcomers are headed to the scout team for a redshirt season.The last addition to Mizzou's recruiting class could push for a major...
Billikens Struggled to Fill Basketball Schedule
One of Travis Ford's goals when creating St. Louis University's men's basketball schedule was to add an opponent from one of the major conferences to play one year at home and one on the road.For the longest time it seemed none would agree.Ford thought...
Business Digest
Aldi to test grocery delivery * Aldi Inc. says it is partnering with Instacart Inc. to deliver groceries in three U.S. cities.The German-owned grocery chain said Sunday it will launch a pilot starting the end of this month in Los Angeles, Atlanta and...
Charlottesville Driver Previously Accused of Beating Mother
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. * The driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday.Samantha Bloom,...
Clayton-Based Armstrong Energy Warns It May File for Bankruptcy Protection
Armstrong Energy, citing "recurring losses from operations," says it could be headed to bankruptcy court.The Clayton-based coal company, in a filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, said "it may be necessary" to voluntarily seek Chapter...
Days after Posing for Photos at Anti-Crime Event, St. Louis Man Shot to Death in Robbery
ST. LOUIS * Eleven days after Keith Galloway smiled for a photograph alongside the mayor during a crime prevention celebration, he was shot to death in a robbery near the barbecue stand he runs.Galloway, 42, had just returned from a funeral for his friend's...
Digest: Report Says Tiger Woods Had Five Drugs in System When Arrested
Broyles dies; Arkansas fixture once coached MUFrank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletics director, died Monday at the age of 92.Broyles died from...
Editorial: St. Louis Aldermen Frustrate Efforts to Crack Down on Tax Incentives
Trying to wean St. Louis' 28 aldermen off their addiction to awarding overly generous tax abatements to developers is like trying to solve the nation's opioid addiction. They have shown themselves intractable and unwilling to follow recommendations from...
Editorial: Time for an Open Discussion on Who Pays to Keep Sports Teams in St. Louis
The lawsuit filed last week by St. Louis Alderman Cara Spencer and others to block public funding for Scottrade Center's renovation should prompt a long overdue review of how the city distributes its increasingly scarce financial resources. More importantly,...
Editorial: Trump Still Doesn't Get It, and He Continues to Embolden the Alt Right
The evils of white supremacy and neo-Nazism have crawled out from under a rock, with only belated and weak condemnation by the president of the United States. Where does America go after Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Va., which the neo-Nazi...
EPA Moves to Rewrite Limits for Coal Power Plant Wastewater (Print Version)
WASHINGTON * The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants.A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday as part of a legal appeal said he will seek...
Girls Golf: Pattonville's Kikuchi Proves She Belongs among Area's Elite
Momo Kikuchi certainly earned the right to talk smack.The Pattonville High girls golf standout drove home a point last spring when she beat the entire boys team during a practice round.But she wasn't about to brag. Or say, "I told you so."That's just...
Gordo: Is It Possible Cards Had Too Much Job Competition?
Baseball prospects arrive from diverse backgrounds with varying degrees of physical and emotional maturity.Starting in the Gulf Coast League, Johnson City, State College or Peoria, they fight for opportunities at higher levels.The numbers crunch forges...
Gregory, Hon. Ellis
Gregory, Hon. Ellis, Jr.of St. Louis, passed away Saturday morning, August 12, 2017, at Mercy Hospital after a two month illness. Judge Gregory was born on May 5, 1927. in St. Louis to Ellis and Aphrodite (nee Constantin) Gregory. After graduating from...
Indicted St. Louis County Developer's Foreclosure Cost Investors $700,000, Prosecutors Say
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * A St. Louis County developer's deception cost two investors $724,000, a federal indictment claims.Paul Everett Creager, of Wildwood, was indicted Wednesday on two felony counts of wire fraud and arrested the next day. He has been released...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Man gets 10 years for fatal shooting * A St. Louis County man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting a man last year in the Castle Point area.St. Louis County Circuit Judge Kristine Kerr on Monday followed...
Letters to the Editor, Aug. 15
White supremacy undergirds many of our institutionsFor those of us who would rest on our laurels, thinking neo-Nazis would not dare march in our communities: This same white supremacy undergirds many of our beloved institutions.White supremacy is racists...
Maduro Seeks Probe of Opposition over Trump's Military Talk
CARACAS, Venezuela * President Nicolas Maduro asked the pro-government constitutional assembly Monday to investigate the opposition for allegedly supporting Donald Trump's remarks on using military action to resolve Venezuela's political crisis.Addressing...
Matheny Enjoys Fenway, but Has Some Bad Memories There
When Mike Matheny turns in his Cardinals lineup card Tuesday night at Fenway Park in Boston, there will be only one park, Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, in which he hasn't managed a regular-season game."I played a lot of games (at Fenway)," said...
Miami's Stanton Is Hitting Them Far -- and Often
MIAMI * Given Giancarlo Stanton's recent home run binge, Derek Jeter may decide baseball's biggest contract is a bargain.Stanton signed a record $325 million, 13-year deal in 2014 with the Miami Marlins, and they still owe him about $300 million an...
Mizzou Searching for 'The Guy' in Secondary
COLUMBIA, MO. * Barry Odom wants a William Moore. He'd also take a Pig Brown. He'd be happy with a Braylon Webb. It's been a decade since Missouri's defense produced a first-round all-conference safety not since Moore in 2007. Brown was a second-team...
MLB Notes: Cubs Still Heavily Favored to Win NL Central
Cubs heavily favored to win NL CentralThe Cubs have been inconsistent all season and returned to Chicago to play the Reds on Monday clinging to a narrow lead over the surging Cardinals in the National League Central with the Brewers and Pirates close...
MLB Roundup: Stanton's Homer Lifts Miami
Stanton's homer helps Marlins winGiancarlo Stanton hit his team-record 43rd home run, connecting in his fifth straight game, sending host Miami to an 8-3 victory at home over San Francisco. Stanton broke the club mark of 42 homers set by Gary Sheffield...
NAACP Travel Advisory Hurting St. Louis Business, Head of City Tourism Agency Says
ST. LOUIS * The head of the city's tourism and convention agency said hotels have lost business because of a travel advisory issued by the national NAACP last month and that her industry is "being used as a weapon" politically."We have been notified...
National Conservative Group Reportedly Raises $10M to Back Hawley in Missouri Senate Race
Club for Growth, the national conservative super PAC, has raised $10 million in support of a potential U.S. Senate run by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, according to a report Monday in Politico.The report is based on two unidentified "Republicans...
Nation Briefs: Florida Supreme Court Says Yes to First Execution in Months
Court won't block Florida executionThe Florida Supreme Court is refusing to block the state's first execution after a hiatus of more than 18 months.The court on Monday ruled 6-1 that the state can go ahead with the Aug. 24 execution of Mark Asay.Asay,...
NFL Notes: Elliott Set to Appeal His Suspension Tuesday
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's fight to get his six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy reduced or eliminated will begin in earnest Tuesday with an official appeal to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.The basis...
No. 4 Large School: Edwardsville Faces Stiff Tests Early On
EDWARDSVILLE * For all the talent on the Edwardsville football team's roster, Cale Warrer might be the most important.A three-year starter at center, Warrer is the lynchpin for the Tigers' offensive line. Edwardsville needs the brains of its trench warriors...
No. 4 Small School: High Expectations for Experienced Highland
HIGHLAND * Jim Warnecke could see it coming.The development. The potential. The complete package.The Highland football team is going to be special this year.How special depends on a variety of outside factors, including injuries. But the Bulldogs have...
One-Fifth of Americans Find Workplace Hostile or Threatening
WASHINGTON * The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the findings:* Nearly...
Ortiz: Cards' Multiculture Cohesion Provides Valuable Lesson in Troubled Times
Those who seek to divide would rather we focus on our differences at a time when the ugliness in Charlottesville, Va., reminds us of the evil that still persists long after Jim Crow.The images out of Charlottesville were as sickening as they were depressing,...
'Out for Blood': Man Arrested in Plan to Bomb Oklahoma Bank
OKLAHOMA CITY * A 23-year-old man who was "out for blood" when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building is expected...
People: Pantone Creates Shade of Purple Named for Prince Symbol
Pantone purple honors PrinceA shade of purple inspired by the late superstar Prince and his Yamaha piano was announced Monday by the icon's estate.The royal hue created by the Pantone Color Institute was dubbed "Love Symbol #2," paying tribute to the...
Quick Action by GOP on 'Right to Work' in Missouri May Have Helped Unions
JEFFERSON CITY * Republicans who control the Missouri Legislature moved with lightning speed this year to send a long-sought "right to work" law to newly minted GOP Gov. Eric Greitens.But by sending the anti-labor measure to the governor's desk in early...
Reeves, Shirley M. (Nee Griscom) Died August
Reeves, Shirley M. (nee Griscom) died August, 12, 2017, in St. Louis, MO. Born March 3, 1936, in Lincoln, AR. Loving mother of Debbie (Steve) Kimes, Sarah (Dan) Bock, and Suzanne (Nat) Brooks; dear Grandma to Bradley and Austin Kimes, Kevin and Michael...
Series Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
Scouting report * The Cardinals will make their first trip to Boston since the 2013 World Series for the second half of a four-game season series with the Red Sox.The Red Sox, who are 16 games above .500 and in first place in the American League East,...
Simone Askew Is First Black Woman to Lead West Point Cadets
WEST POINT, N.Y. * Simone Askew marched into history Monday as the first black woman to lead the Long Gray Line at the U.S. Military Academy.After an early-morning 12-mile march back to the gray stone academic complex with 1,200 new cadets she led through...
SpaceX Launches Experiments, Ice Cream to Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. * A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station on Monday, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.As has become customary on these cargo flights, SpaceX landed its leftover booster back at Cape Canaveral...
St. Louis Employers Can Still Save the Raise
Gov. Eric Greitens and state Republican legislators have decided to lower St. Louis' newly implemented minimum wage. That means more than 31,000 hardworking people could lose as much as $400 when the hourly minimum wage drops from $10 back to $7.70 at...
Survey: Reports of Dicamba Damage Continue to Spread Nationally
Scientists tracking reported dicamba damage released new data Monday that show the controversial weedkiller's suspected footprint widening significantly, as numbers of investigations and estimated acres of soybeans injured spiral ever higher, especially...
Swift Justice: Jury Takes Taylor's Side in Groping Lawsuit
DENVER * Taylor Swift won $1 and vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago.After a weeklong trial over dueling lawsuits, jurors determined that fired Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted the...
Trump Names Hate Groups, Denouncing Charlottesville Violence
WASHINGTON * Under relentless pressure, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned "repugnant" hate groups and declared that "racism is evil" in a far more forceful statement than he had made earlier after deadly, race-fueled weekend clashes...
Trump Seeks Probe by His Trade Office of China's Practices
BEDMINSTER, N.J. * Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump asked his trade office on Monday to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property.Trump, in the midst of a...
Trump's Sanctuary City Threat Triggers Confusion, Changes
CHICAGO * From defiant lawsuits to reversing policies, U.S. cities and counties are zeroing in on their immigration rules to avoid losing millions in public safety dollars that the White House has threatened to withhold amid a high-stakes clash over...
When 2 Teens Find Gun in Festus Park, One Winds Up Dead
FESTUS * Police have released the name of the 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed after he and a friend found a gun in a city park.His name was Zackary Depung.Festus police were called to Depung's home in the 1900 block of Iditarod Trail at 6:50...
Witness Who Changed Story in St. Louis Murder Trial Is Charged with Perjury
ST. LOUIS * A state's witness at a murder trial in St. Louis last week who changed her story on the stand was charged Monday with a felony count of perjury.Dominique L. Williams, 20, of the 6400 block of Wells Avenue in Wellston, testified last week...
World Briefs: Driver Purposely Steers into French Pizzeria, Killing Girl
Deadly mudslides kill hundredsMudslides and torrential flooding killed more than 300 people in and around Sierra Leone's capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried under tons of mud.Survivors and volunteers...
Young Stars from Cards' Last Visit to Fenway Return as Leaders
Trevor Rosenthal isn't particularly excited about the Cardinals' two-game trip to Fenway Park to face the Red Sox.Boston's nice, Rosenthal said, but Fenway? The bullpen is "terrible." The clubhouse "isn't that great."Plus, there's the history.The last...
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