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Articles from January 1, 2018

26 Years of Mourning: Candlelight Vigil Unites St. Louis-Area Families of Homicide Victims
ST. LOUIS * An invitation in the mail meant a lot to Niobe Perkins.It meant she wasn't forgotten, and neither was her son, Trevion Watkins, 22, who was shot and killed in October.The invitation was for the annual candlelight memorial service Sunday afternoon,...
5 Colorado Deputies Shot, 1 Fatally, in 'Ambush' Attack
DENVER * A man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff's deputies in Colorado early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an ambush. Two civilians were also injured.Douglas County Sheriff...
Angry at Trump, North Carolina Democrats Hope for 2018 Gains
RALEIGH, N.C. * North Carolina Democrats say they are beginning 2018 energized and intent on regaining their historical control of the state's Legislature, harnessing anger over Republican Donald Trump's presidency and buoyed by Democratic victories...
Ask the Road Crew
Chat with Andrew Gates of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Jamie Wilson of the St. Louis Streets Department and David Wrone of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation each Wednesday at 1 p.m. at stltoday.com/chat. Here is an edited...
Bills Stampede into Playoffs with Win and Ravens' Dramatic Defeat
Amid the dancing and screaming and hugs and high-fives in the Buffalo Bills' locker room, defensive tackle Kyle Williams watched his two young sons climbing around in his stall."What do you think, boys?" Williams shouted. "Where are we going? The playoffs?!...
Bryant's Field Goals Put Falcons in Playoffs
ATLANTA * The Atlanta Falcons have no complaints about a short practice week and a long road trip as their reward for being the NFC's last team to make the playoffs.Matt Bryant kicked five field goals, including a 56-yarder, for all of Atlanta's second-half...
College Football Notes: Louisville's Jackson Is Facing a Big Decision about His Future
Louisville's Jackson is facing a big decision about his futureAnother season of eye-popping statistics made Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson a contender for his second Heisman Trophy and rallied the Cardinals from a midseason slump to their eighth...
Digest: Ambush Lose at Home
Ambush lose at home to Florida, fall to 1-10Down 3-2 early in the second quarter, the Florida Tropics came up with five straight goals and went on to an 8-5 win over the St. Louis Ambush at Family Arena on Sunday afternoon.Florida improved to 6-4 while...
Five Keys to 2018 Politics in Missouri and Illinois
WASHINGTON * The elections for Congress in Missouri and Illinois in 2018 can be forecast heavily on one unknowable: How popular will the tax cuts just passed by Congress be in November?For now, that question is leaning heavily toward the Democrats' opposition...
Hard History: Mississippi Museums Explore Slavery, Klan Era
Hard history: Mississippi museums explore slavery, Klan eraMississippi is marking its bicentennial by opening two history museums that take an unflinching look at the state's complex and often brutal past _ complete with displays of slave chains, Ku...
Hochman: Rams Producing Mixed Emotions, Especially for St. Louis
The Rams wore their throwback uniforms Sunday, with the garish yellow pants and blue jerseys with numbers that looked as if they were taped on by a team parent. And man, they looked good.Not the Rams they actually lost Sunday, for a change. But the...
Iran Protests Go on as Social Media Apps Blocked, 2 Killed
TEHRAN, Iran * The largest protests to strike Iran in nearly a decade continued unabated Sunday, despite a government move to block access to Instagram and a popular messaging app used by activists to organize, with even President Hassan Rouhani acknowledging...
It's a Woe and 16 Year for Bumbling Browns
PITTSBURGH * It was a lost season distilled to one play, filled with hope and achingly familiar anguish for a franchise that's known little else for two decades.Fourth down. Trailing by four points. One last shot at avoiding NFL infamy. Cleveland Browns...
Law & Order
ST. CLAIR COUNTY > 2 dead in weekend crashes * Two people died in single-car crashes over the weekend in St. Clair County.In the first crash, Harold Sanders, 56, of Belleville, was found dead Saturday night after his car struck a utility pole and...
Mizzou's Cunningham Injures Knee in Win
The No. 16 Missouri women's basketball team matched a program record with its 13th consecutive victory Sunday but might have suffered a serious loss.In the Tigers' 62-56 win at Alabama, junior guard Sophie Cunningham went down with a right knee injury...
Monday's Bowl Games
OUTBACKMichigan (8-4, Big Ten) vs. South Carolina (8-4, SEC)Kickoff * 11 a.m., Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. (ESPN2)Top players * Michigan sophomore LB Devin Bush has 94 tackles, 9.5 for loss, and an interception. ... South Carolina QB Jake Bentley...
Nation Briefs: Trump Releases Video Self-Tribute
Times Square packed for New Year's festivitiesNew Yorkers, celebrity entertainers and tourists from around the world packed into a frigid Times Square Sunday to mark the start of 2018 with a glittering crystal ball drop, a burst of more than a ton of...
New Technology Aims to Slow Damage to Georgia O'Keeffe Works
SANTA FE, N.M. * Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O'Keeffe's famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the damage.Scientific experts in art conservation...
NFL Focus: 'Black Monday' Comes Early for del Rio, Pagano; Gruden Bound for Oakland?
The big time for NFL coaching changes usually is the day after the regular season ends, which has been dubbed "Black Monday." But a couple of teams the Raiders and Colts got a head start Sunday by firing their on-field leaders.Oakland ousted Jack Del...
NFL Playoffs Take on New Look, with Eight Teams That Weren't There Last Season
The Buffalo Bills are in the NFL playoffs.No, we're not kidding.They needed some last-minute help Sunday from Cincinnati, which stunned Baltimore 31-27 after Buffalo had won in Miami 22-16. Those results lifted the Bills into the final AFC wild-card...
NFL Roundup: Rams Rest Many, Lose; Face Falcons in Playoffs
Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns to lead the San Francisco 49ers to their fifth straight victory, 34-13 on Sunday against a Los Angeles Rams team resting its big stars for the playoffs.The Rams (11-5), who clinched the NFC West...
NFL: Titans Beat Jaguars 15-10, End Playoff Drought with AFC Spot
NASHVILLE, Tenn. * Titans linebackers Brian Orakpo and Wesley Woodyard had a little talk with Marcus Mariota, encouraging their quarterback to run whenever he had a chance. Mariota did just that Sunday.Mariota had his best game running since a broken...
Ohio's Move to Toss Inactive Voters from Rolls Goes to Court
COLUMBUS, Ohio * Joseph Helle was expecting a different sort of reception when he returned home from Army tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and showed up to vote in his small Ohio town near Lake Erie.His name was missing from the voting rolls in 2011, even...
People: Movie Superstar Entering Indian Politics
Motown Museum expansion draws $500,000 donationThere's a little bit more dancing in the street at the Motown Museum as officials accept another donation supporting its expansion plans. The Detroit museum says it's received $500,000 from the Hudson-Webber...
Private Bike-Share Companies Eye St. Louis as Expansion Site
Come next spring, St. Louis could finally get a bike-share program and possibly more than one.Deanna Venker, the city's traffic commissioner, says five or so companies that operate systems in other parts of the country have approached city officials...
Rose Bowl: 'Time to Go Play' for Sooners, Bulldogs
LOS ANGELES * A few days after the Rose Bowl matchup between No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia was set, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley and Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart ran into each other at a high school in Georgia. They were there by themselves to recruit...
SLU's Kemph Sets Record, Stone Reaches 600 Wins
With St. Louis University leading by 20 points, Jackie Kemph might have been on the bench much sooner, but she needed two more points.So the senior guard stayed on the floor until she made a lay-up with 1 minute, 52 seconds remaining Sunday afternoon...
Sugar Bowl: Clemson vs. Alabama Becomes Postseason Fixture
NEW ORLEANS * The three-peat will be complete.Then again, there might be a few more chapters in college football's most intriguing new rivalry.For the third year in a row , Clemson will meet Alabama in the College Football Playoff, only this time it...
Taxes, Labor Laws and GOP Infighting: How Missouri's Next Legislative Session Could Shape Up
JEFFERSON CITY * When the state Legislature convenes on Wednesday, expect refocused debate on old issues and new sparring between lawmakers and Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, over his attempts to reshape state bureaucracy.Lawmakers in the overwhelmingly...
Thousands Remain Missing after Iraq's Victories against IS
MOSUL, Iraq * In 2014, Abdulrahman Saad was taken from his home in Mosul by Islamic State fighters, leaving his family in limbo.They asked IS security offices and judges: Where is our husband and father? No answer. When the operation to retake Mosul...
Witnesses: Residents Prevented Much Worse Attack in Egypt
CAIRO * The deadly attack outside a church in Egypt lasted up to 20 minutes, and it was another 10 more minutes before police shot and wounded the assailant, according to witnesses who spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday.Local media initially effusively...
World Briefs: 10 Americans Die in Plane Crash in Costa Rica
10 Americans die in plane crash in Costa RicaA plane carrying 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers crashed in a wooded area, killing all aboard Sunday, Costa Rica's government said.The Public Safety Ministry posted photographs and video of the...
Yeo Willing to Juggle Lines -- and Then Some -- to Find Offense
The roll call already was a lengthy one: Vladimir Sobotka, Magnus Paajarvi, Patrik Berglund, Dmitrij Jaskin and Ivan Barbashev have all started games on the same line as Vladimir Tarasenko.And that's just in the 11 games since Jaden Schwartz went down...
Zeller, Robert George Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church
Zeller, Robert George Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Robert George Zeller age 85, born February 17, 1932, passed away December 25, 2017. Beloved husband of 64 years to Jacqueline Schutzius Zeller. Devoted father and father-in-law...
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