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Articles from February 2, 2018

27 Homicides in St. Louis Area in First Month of 2018, Three Fewer Than Last Year
In the first month of 2018, 27 people were killed in the St. Louis area.Shootings account for a vast majority, 89 percent, of January's homicides. One of the shootings was by police and another was by hospital guards. Dozens of others were wounded in...
After Beggin' Pet Parade, Dashing Dachshunds Will Race in Wiener Dog Derby
The St. Louis area is home to Gateway Motorsports Park, host of INDYCAR and NASCAR auto races.We also have the Penrose Park Velodrome, which cyclists call "Mr. Bumpy Face" because of its less-than-smooth surface.And once a year, usually on a Sunday in...
Also in Theaters: Capsule Reviews of Recent Movie Releases
OUR MOVIE RATINGS: * Skip it; **So-so; ***Good; **** Excellent'12 Strong' **R * 2:10 * Thor goes to war in the story of a Special Forces captain (Chris Hemsworth) on a mission in Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Entertaining but without much...
Arbitrators in Missouri Could Get More Power in Employment Disputes under Proposal
JEFFERSON CITY * Lawmakers are debating whether to give more power to arbitrators, who settle disputes outside the justice system so the results aren't public and generally can't be appealed.Disputes over employment contracts are usually handled in the...
At Hugo's Pizzeria, the Prolific Dave Bailey Serves Pizza with Striking Focus
The first thing I noticed about Hugo's Pizzeria was nothing at all. This 4-month-old midtown restaurant is a handsome enough box exposed brick, high ceilings, natural light but I struggled to find one memorable design element. The bright yellow chairs...
Audition Secrecy Pays off When Lucy Davis Scores Sweet 'Wonder Woman' Role
Actress Lucy Davis has never been to a comic book convention. When she appears as a guest star this weekend at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, she does not know what awaits."I have no idea what to expect. I'm kind of excited. Someone said, 'You'd better...
Best of Building Blocks
Highlights from our real estate and development blog. stltoday.com/buildingblocksWaterway expanding in St. Louis * Locally based Waterway Carwash is opening a new location at the prominent corner of Kingshighway and Southwest Avenue, its first city location...
Blues Notebook: Sanford Accompanies Blues on Trip
BOSTON * Zach Sanford and his recovering shoulder made the trip with the Blues to Boston and skated with the team Thursday morning at TD Garden.Accompanying the team on a road trip normally is a sign that an injured player is close to returning to action....
Box Office Top 20: 'Maze Runner' Races to No. 1 with $24.2M
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Jan. 26 through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:1....
Boys Basketball: Hancock Takes Control of League Race by Beating Brentwood Again
BRENTWOOD * Hancock senior guard Jeremiah Turner never wavered in his beliefs.Sure, the Tigers boys basketball team struggled mightily during his freshman and sophomore campaigns, losing 41 of 50 games.But he never lost the faith."It was rough," Turner...
Brookroyal Returns to the Music Scene to 'Do What We Love'
St. Louis rock band Brookroyal has been absent from the music scene, but the guys are firing up for a return.First is a headlining show Saturday night at Pop's with a host of other area artists opening."This show is a long time coming," says frontman...
Bruce Hopes the Door Will Open to Hall of Fame Induction
With the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, Isaac Bruce would love to go see the home of the late, great music icon, Prince."But I hear it's gonna be 12 degrees, so we might be cooped up in the hotel," Bruce laughed. "We're expecting the knock. It's the big...
Bruins Push Past Blues in Allen's Return to Net
BOSTON * For the first time since Jan. 9, goalie Jake Allen got a starting assignment for the Blues. His performance certainly was what coach Mike Yeo was hoping for. The overall outcome not so much.With the help of a disputed first goal by Boston,...
Business Bulletin Board
AWARDSThe Monsanto Family YMCA presented Jason Beard, who oversees Therapeutic Mentoring, an early-intervention program of Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services, with its Human Dignity Award.HELPING OUTWarner Baxter, chairman, president & CEO...
Business Digest
Hofbruhaus pushes opening back to this month * The $12 million Hofbruhaus German restaurant and brewery off Illinois Route 15 in Belleville had planned to open last month but announced this week that it now plans to open Feb. 26."We know we said late...
Delsing, Rose Ann (Ne Brennan) Loving Wife of the Late Jim Delsing
Delsing, Rose Ann (ne Brennan) loving wife of the late Jim Delsing, passed away January 30, 2018. The daughter of Blanche and James Brennan and the sister of Jimmy Brennan, Rose Ann was born July 15, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. Rose Ann was the dear...
Destroyer Mines a Dark, '80S Aesthetic on 'Ken'
It's typical enough for artists to make music inspired by and in the style of something they love. Considerably less commonplace is an artist's impulse to draw on source material about which he or she is ambivalent or worse.Consider the case of Dan...
DIGEST: Diamondbacks' Miller Wins Arbitration Case
Diamondbacks' Miller wins his arbitration casePitcher Shelby Miller has won his salary arbitration case against Arizona after missing most of last season because of a torn elbow ligament.Miller was awarded a $200,000 raise to $4.9 million on Thursday...
Doctors Warn of Heart Risk from Some Breast Cancer Therapies
Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light.In its first statement on the topic, the American Heart Association on Thursday said women...
Editorial: EPA's Solution to West Lake Will Leave Region Exposed to Nuclear Dangers
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday offered up a Band-Aid solution for the nuclear waste buried at the West Lake Landfill, by far the most serious environmental hazard confronting the St. Louis region. Band-Aids won't...
Editorial: Hawley Ignores Centuries of Human Trafficking in His Spin on Morality
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley demonstrated recently why it's so important to pay attention to political campaigns. During a speech to pastors in Kansas City, Hawley, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, blamed the sexual revolution of the 1960s...
Erblich, Joanne Eve Montell Saint Louis
Erblich, Joanne Eve Montell Saint Louis, MO, surrounded by family, peacefully passed at her home on 30th of January and rejoined her beloved husband, Allan, of 52 years and parents Louis and Charlotte Montell. Joanne had many lovesliterature, learning,...
Feds Add Gun Charges to St. Charles Man Facing Terrorism Charges in Nebraska Amtrak Incident
ST. LOUIS * A St. Charles man who is already facing two terrorism charges after allegedly stopping an Amtrak train in Nebraska is now facing four federal gun charges in St. Louis.Taylor Michael Wilson, 26, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday...
From Spock's Dad to Henry VIII's Aide, James Frain Looks the Part
All costumes may not be equal.James Frain wears pointy Vulcan ears and long, elegant gowns as the father of Spock in "Star Trek: Discovery."He's bulked up in ruffled shirts and furs as Thomas Cromwell in "The Tudors."But Frain finds some similarities...
Girls Basketball: Williams Does It All as Hazelwood Central Holds off Pattonville Upset Bid
MARYLAND HEIGHTS * Hazelwood Central senior Kelsie Williams said she was fully aware of the gravity of her team's situation Thursday.With Hawks freshman point guard Nariyah Simmons fouling out and senior guard Kourtney White hampered with four fouls...
Golf: Haas Leads in Phoenix Open
Bill Haas' 9-iron landed to the right of the pin and spun left, settling 3 feet away for a birdie on the par-3 16th in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz."I just tried to play the hole like I would any other hole, even though it's...
GOP Legislators Gather in Search of Winning 2018 Agenda
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia * Congressional Republicans gathered at a West Virginia resort Thursday in search of a winning election-year agenda, facing the notion that the best they have to offer in 2018 may be a recitation of the tax cuts approved...
Gronkowski Cleared to Play in Super Bowl
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.Gronkowski participated fully in practice on Thursday. Defensive lineman Deatrich Wise also practiced...
Helen Mirren Talks 'Winchester' Film, Impact of Gun Deaths
Helen Mirren says her new film "Winchester" isn't a horror flick, but rather a ghost story with foreign roots and a distinct American element the psychological impact of gun deaths.The film, which opens Friday, was not available for review.Mirren plays...
Jury Finds Driver Guilty in Central West End Shooting That Wounded St. Louis Cop
ST. LOUIS * The second assault trial in two weeks tied to the 2015 shooting of a city police sergeant in the Central West End ended with guilty verdicts on several counts.St. Louis jurors Thursday believed charges that Edward Davis, 30, drove the attack...
Jury Returns Guilty Verdicts in St. Louis Man's Murder Retrial with Girl, 13, a Key Witness
ST. LOUIS * The 13-year-old girl who watched a man die nearly two years ago trembled in the witness stand and hid her right cheek with her hand as she identified Adonnis Smith as the killer."He was trying to run," the girl said of Brandon "B.J." Ellington's...
Krewson Pushes Back on Criticism Surrounding Lambert Privatization
ST. LOUIS * When it was announced that a nonprofit affiliated with financier Rex Sinquefield had been chosen for a team advising St. Louis on privatizing its airport after initiating and funding the process critics quickly alleged that the consultants...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Off-duty officer shoots armed attacker at pub * An off-duty Velda City police officer shot and wounded a man armed with a knife late Wednesday after the man kicked in a door at a bar in the Tower Grove South neighborhood, police said.St....
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 2
Lieutenant governor also has to make financial sacrificesAt a time when Gov. Eric Greitens seems intent on slashing the budget of every service in Missouri to the bone, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson seems to think he deserves $50,000 to hire a chauffeur ("Lieutenant...
Log Home, Mini-Levee and Stone Building from 1818: A Peek at Museum Construction below the Arch
The future stands firmly in the past at the museum expansion under the Gateway Arch: It now contains a replica of a French colonial vertical-log home, a reconstructed facade of the Old Rock House first built on the grounds 200 years ago and a model of...
Man Who Drove Van into Muslims in London Convicted of Murder
LONDON * A man who steeped himself in far-right, anti-Muslim ideas before driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted murder.A jury at London's Woolwich Crown Court deliberated for...
Media Views: Costas, off Super Bowl, Says No Rift with NBC
Is there a bit of friction between NBC Sports and its longtime preeminent voice, Bob Costas?Last week a bit of a tiff arose when it became public that Costas would not be hosting NBC's Super Bowl coverage, which will air locally Sunday on KSDK (Channel...
Messenger: King Rex Clears the Chess Board as He Plots His Lambert Privatization Strategy
Lou Hamilton stood in front of the conference room with his arms crossed.Seated at the table were various St. Louis city officials getting ready to decide whether to choose a Rex Sinquefield-controlled nonprofit called Grow Missouri to advise the city...
Metro Digest
Weldon Spring > Officials dub park 'Veterans Tribute' * After months of consideration, St. Charles County officials have decided on Veterans Tribute as the name of a new 120-acre park expected to open later this year.The County Council on Monday night...
Mizzou Women Come Up Short in Upset Bid
After a few days of headlines that had little to do with basketball, the Missouri women's team returned to the court Thursday hoping to make history. Robin Pingeton's No. 15 Tigers, engulfed in controversy since Sunday's loss at South Carolina, had never...
Nation Briefs: Houston Lifts Mobile Home Ban on Private Land after Harvey
Arizona lawmaker ousted for sexual harassmentThe Arizona House voted Thursday to expel a Republican lawmaker after a report ordered by legislative leaders of his own party showed he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment toward women.Rep. Don Shooter...
NBA: Beal Has Big 4th Quarter as Wizards Beat Raptors
Bradley Beal (Chaminade) scored 27 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, and the host Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 122-119 on Thursday night.The Wizards had eight players score in double figures in their third straight win without All-Star...
New-Look STLFC to Begin Preseason Workouts Early Next Week
The sun was shining bright and the temperature was nearing 60 degrees late last week when St. Louis FC vice president and general manager Jeremy Alumbaugh and the team's new coach, Anthony Pulis, were talking at Soccer Park in Fenton."A day like today,...
New Records Show (Brace Yourself) That Congressional Incumbents Getting Most PAC Money
New congressional fundraising figures for Missouri and Illinois show that some long-held political axioms haven't changed in these unusual times: The incumbents are getting most of the money, and they're getting it mostly from PACs rather than individuals.All...
New Television Ad Promotes Missouri Governor's Tax Plan
JEFFERSON CITY * The "dark money" nonprofit formed by allies of Gov. Eric Greitens has launched a 30-second television ad to promote his recently released tax overhaul proposal.Greitens, a Republican, is featured in the ad, which provides a thumbnail...
Off to See the Wizard World Comic Con? Here's What You Need to Know
Don your satin cape, or, if you're feeling ambitious, fluff up your plushy Pokemon costume or dust off your best foam superhero chestplate. A day spent at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con is about being seen and seeing who else is selfie-worthy.The three-day...
Ortiz: Finally! Ray Lankford Makes Cardinals' HOF Ballot
Even though Ray Lankford doesn't have a Twitter account, he is well aware of the passionate support he has received on social media over the last few years from loyal fans eager to see him in the Cardinals Hall of Fame.Lankford's wife, Erika, is somewhat...
People in Business
The following were named officers of the St. Louis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women for 2018: Lynn Goessling of Herzog Crebs as president; Michelle Yates of Lawrence Group as president-elect and national delegate; Angie Earlywine of Forum Studio...
People: Wagner a 'Person of Interest' in Natalie Wood's 1981 Death
Wagner a 'person of interest' in Natalie Wood's 1981 deathInvestigators are now calling Robert Wagner, 87, a "person of interest" in the 1981 death of his wife Natalie Wood.Mystery has swirled around Wood's death. It was declared an accident, but police...
Police: 4 Hit by Gunfire in L.A. School Shooting, Suspect Thought to Be 12
Los Angeles * A shooting at a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday that left one boy in critical condition, injured four others and had panicked parents in tears was an accident, police said.The shooting was reported just before 9 a.m. and within...
Polish PM Cites Shared Nazi Horrors to Ease Speech Law Anger
WARSAW, Poland * Poland's prime minister sought to ease concerns Thursday over a law criminalizing some public comments about the Holocaust by invoking the horror both Poles and Jews experienced at the hands of Nazi Germany, saying it bound their countries...
Rapper BLVCK SPVDE Gets Familiar with His Singing Side on New Projects
Hip-hop artist BLVCK SPVDE (formerly Black Spade), a godfather on St. Louis' underground rap scene, is ready to show more of his flip side than ever before.The rap veteran's new releases will focus on his singing skills, while his rap side takes a backseat."Right...
Robberson: Eric Greitens, Defender of Freedom and Phone App Installation Dates
For national security reasons, I cannot tell you everything I know about why Gov. Eric Greitens can't divulge the date upon which he installed the Confide app on his phone.He and I have worked in a lot of the same hellhole war zones. We've encountered...
Sean Astin: A Bit of the Shire Comes to Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
Sean Astin is eager to see how St. Louis reacts to "Bob Newby, superhero."The local Wizard World Comic Con will be his first since he played the sweetly sincere (yet doomed) boyfriend Bob on Netflix's "Stranger Things.""'The Goonies' and 'The Lord of...
Senate Takes Center Stage in Fight over Greitens' Appointees
JEFFERSON CITY * A rebellion over Gov. Eric Greitens' governing style has triggered the resignation of three more members of a state commission that doles out tax credits for low-income housing projects.A day after the GOP-controlled Senate blocked Greitens'...
Shift to E-Commerce Pays off for Goedeker's
When the economy crashed in 2008, people stopped buying appliances and furniture.That meant trouble for Goedeker's, a 40,000-square-foot store filled with exactly those big-ticket items. The cash coming in wasn't enough to pay the mortgage and other...
St. Louis Health Department Suffers from High Staff Turnover, Delayed Grant Payments
ST. LOUIS * Turmoil at the city's health department has led to delays in funding for HIV/AIDS services and a string of staff resignations, according to public records and interviews with current and former employees.The department's largest grant award,...
Study: Racist Messages Land on Campuses in Surging Numbers
White supremacist groups have targeted college campuses in surging numbers since President Donald Trump's election, emboldened by political and racial tension over immigration and other issues, according to a group that monitors extremism and bigotry.The...
Super Bowl Pregame Parade Inundates Sunday Programming
The Super Bowl figures to last no more than four hours Sunday, including the elongated halftime show. But a marathon of pregame shows will dwarf that in programming hours.NBC (KSDK, Channel 5 locally) has the Big Game and its pregame parade starts at...
Super Bowl Winners Don't Have Star RBs These Days
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. * The Tom Brady-Bill Belichick dynasty actually lacks something: a 100-yard rusher in the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots.Perhaps that's the best way to explain why it's been a decade since a title game winner reached a mark...
Tax Bill Beginning to Deliver Bigger Paychecks to Workers
The contentious tax overhaul is beginning to deliver a change that many will welcome bigger paychecks.Workers are starting to see more take-home pay as employers implement the new withholding guidelines from the IRS, which dictate how much employers...
Ticket Tracker: Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Journey Coming to Busch Stadium
Busch Stadiumcardinals.com* Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Morgan Wallen, Aug. 25, ticket info coming soon.* Journey/Def Leppard, 6 p.m. Aug. 24, $39.50-$179.50, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.---Delmar Hallticketmaster.com* Murmur: A Tribute to REM, the...
Two St. Louis County Men Sue over Treatment at St. Charles County Jail
Two St. Louis County men filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday alleging that they were attacked in the St. Charles County jail and that inadequate medical care caused lasting damage.One says his attacker was a guard. The other says a guard allowed...
United Joins Delta in Tightening Rules for Comfort Animals
United Airlines wants to see more paperwork before passengers fly with emotional-support animals and don't even try to bring a peacock on board.The airline announced Thursday that it will tighten rules starting March 1. The changes are similar to those...
With Steep Hikes for St. Louis County, Missouri-American Water Company Proposal Attracts Criticism, Skepticism
Facing a proposed rate increase of 45 to 48 percent for water and sewer service, residential St. Louis County customers of the Missouri-American Water Co. voiced plenty of opposition to the utility's revenue request in public hearings this week.The company,...
World Briefs: Migrant Allegedly Shoots 4 Others in Melee in North France
Palestinian leader will address Security Council on JerusalemPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is coming to the U.N. Security Council to respond to the declaration by President Donald Trump's administration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a...
Young Audiences Get an Introduction to Jazz with 'Bud, Not Buddy'
Jazz comes to the Grandel this weekend first as a concert featuring top artists, then as a play with a swinging score performed by a 13-piece jazz band.Pianist Peter Martin, vocalist Brian Owens and trumpeter Terence Blanchard will headline a benefit...
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