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Articles from October 4, 2018

3 Men Killed in St. Louis Shootings – on Anti-Crime National Night Out
ST. LOUIS - Three men were killed in separate shootings over a six-hour span Tuesday night in St. Louis.The shootings came the same day the city was marking National Night Out, an event focused on making communities safer that featured outdoor gatherings...
Ad Check: Hawley on Pre-Existing Health Conditions
JEFFERSON CITY - In the high-profile race for U.S. Senate in Missouri, a new ad for the Republican candidate says he supports forcing insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing health conditions.In the 30-second ad, state Attorney General...
A Fairer Way to Pay for the St. Louis Zoo
The St. Louis Zoo is a regional and national treasure. It is consistently voted one of the best zoos in the nation and recognized worldwide for its animal conservation and research efforts. Annually the zoo hosts upward of 3 million visitors, coming...
Athletes of the Week for Oct. 4
Christian BakerKirkwood cross countryA senior, Baker won the Parkway West Invitational, covering the course at Living Word United Methodist Church in 15 minutes, 48.18 seconds. He settled in with the lead group early on but used his strength to pull...
Blues Notebook: Armstrong: Jaskin Had Requested Trade
There was much more to Monday's release of forward Dmitrij Jaskin than just his play this preseason for the Blues."At the end of last year, Dmitrij asked if it was possible for a trade," general manager Armstrong said. "He felt his career was stagnating....
Blues Open Season with New Title Hopes
The Blues open a new season Thursday, and a new window, too.Seasons come and go in the NHL, and so do chances. Three seasons ago, the Blues had a team that they felt could compete for the Stanley Cup, and they got as far as the Western Conference finals...
Business Digest
Contegix acquires Equip - St. Louis-based Contegix, a cloud-hosting firm, has acquired Equip, an Oregon software solutions provider that specializes in Atlassian professional services.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The combined company has more...
Champagne, Stacy Weslyn (Nee Hedges)
Champagne, Stacy Weslyn (nee Hedges), of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the age of 54. Loving wife of Brannon Champagne, Sr.; beloved daughter of Wesley. and the late Sally Hedges; devoted mother of Courtney (Eric) Crider,...
DeWitt on Chasing Improvements for 2019: 'We're Aggressive and We've Got Resources'
With a clubhouse now almost as empty as their October schedule, the Cardinals' brass gathered with the coaching staff earlier this week to shift their focus from standings to strategy.The question presented each fall is similar: "What do we need to do...
Editorial: County Contracting Changes Deal Another Blow to Stenger's Power
The St. Louis County Council's bipartisan decision to change its contracting policies and procedures was based on simple logic: The old contracting plan didn't adequately advance the goal of opening opportunities to companies owned by women and minorities....
Editorial: Jason Kander's Determination to Address His PTSD Should Inspire Others
Jason Kander, the former Missouri secretary of state whose U.S. Senate bid brought him national attention as a rising Democratic star, stunned the political world Tuesday by dropping out of Kansas City's mayoral race. He said he needed to pursue treatment...
Former Colleagues Dooley, Muschamp Clash in Crucial SEC East Test
COLUMBIA, MO. - Will Muschamp and Derek Dooley, once coaching sidekicks in college and the NFL, coached against each other twice in a Southeastern Conference East Division rivalry, but for the first time in six years they'll match wits in different SEC...
Geraci, John "Jack" Salvatore Son of Charles F. Geraci and Helen Marie Brehmer
Geraci, John "Jack" Salvatoreson of Charles F. Geraci and Helen Marie Brehmer, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the age of 87. Jack was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he leaves behind his wife of seven years, Bonnie (Boddicker) Geraci; sister...
Hochman: Consistency from Allen Would Go a Long Way toward Success for Blues
Sixteen years ago, Doug Armstrong took over the Stars, who had a fading one."We were going to transition from Eddie Belfour to Marty Turco," said the current Blues general manager Wednesday. At the time, the new Dallas GM needed a new head coach to work...
In First Public Hearing, St. Louis Residents Call for a Chance to Vote on Privatizing Lambert
ST. LOUIS - The Board of Aldermen held on Wednesday evening the first in a series of three public meetings to discuss whether to put a potential lease of the city's airport to voters for approval, should such a deal ever come to fruition.St. Louis applied...
Jimmy Kimmel to Open Comedy Club in Las Vegas in 2019
Feeling funny? Kimmel's clubto showcase promising comicsJimmy Kimmel will see a dream come true when he opens a comedy club next spring in Las Vegas where he will make regular appearances and give up-and-coming comics a chance to hone their talents.The...
Joe's St. Louis: Our Man Hamm Shows He Has Priorities in the Proper Order
HAMM TIME - Let's just keep stacking up the reasons why Jon Hamm is the STL No. 1 celeb.During an interview with USA Today to promote his new movie, "Bad Times at the El Royale," Hamm showed he is a wise and intelligent man with concrete priorities and...
Law & Order
HAZELWOOD > Pedestrian killed crossing street - A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car Wednesday in the 5900 block of Howdershell Road, police say.Hazelwood Police Major Ken Jewson identified the victim as a 67-year-old man. The man died at a hospital.The...
Leaders Pitch $175 Million America's Center Expansion to Attract More Conventions to St. Louis
Regional leaders presented a $175 million plan to expand America's Center downtown that they say is necessary to compete with nearby cities for big conventions and the thousands of people they bring to the St. Louis area's hotel rooms and restaurants.The...
Letters to the Editor, Oct. 4
Teaching about democratic government becomes obsoleteFor more than 40 years, I taught government in public and private schools in Missouri. I always felt in my heart that what I was doing was vitally important to the country I love.Since I retired, much...
McCaskill Touts Independence in New Ad, but GOP Senator Demands He Be Removed from It
WASHINGTON - Sen. Claire McCaskill's new ad, "Independence," prominently features a picture of her with President Donald Trump, whom many Democrats outside of Missouri have resisted and attacked since the day he was inaugurated.But it's the Democrat...
NFL Notebook: Atlanta's Freeman Set to Return
The Atlanta Falcons expect to have running back Devonta Freeman return for their game Sunday, in Pittsburgh. He has missed three games because of a sore right knee.Coach Dan Quinn said Freeman, the team's leading rusher each of the last three years,...
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to 3 Researchers, Including One from Mizzou
STOCKHOLM - Three researchers -- including a longtime University of Missouri professor -- who "harnessed the power of evolution" to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to new drugs and biofuels have been named winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry.Half...
Peabody in Talks to Buy Drummond for Up to $4.5 Billion, Report Says
St. Louis-based Peabody Energy has been in talks to buy Colombian miner Drummond International LLC in a deal that could be valued as high as $4.5 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.The report said Peabody would acquire 80 percent...
Peru Court Overturns Pardon of Ex-Leader Fujimori
Judge orders Peru's former president returned to prisonPeru's Supreme Court overturned on Wednesday a medical pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori and ordered the strongman be returned to jail to serve out a long sentence for human rights abuses.Former...
Prosecutors Want Botched Music Fest Promoter to Get Prison
Probe of Trump family taxes could lead to millions in finesThough President Donald Trump insists he did nothing wrong on his taxes, experts say he could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in civil fines if state and federal authorities substantiate...
Raasch: Jason Kander's Long Road Home
WASHINGTON - In his 2017 book, "Outside the Wire," Jason Kander wrote that upon returning home from his service in Afghanistan, he suffered something he called "battlemind."It wasn't PTSD, the condition facing many men and women coming home from the...
Six Federal Lawsuits Filed against St. Louis Police over 2017 Stockley Protests at Ballpark Village
ST. LOUIS - Six more federal lawsuits were filed Tuesday against St. Louis police over their actions at protests that followed the acquittal last year of former police Officer Jason Stockley on a murder charge.These suits focus on a protest near Ballpark...
Sports Digest: Dispute Could Lead to Boxing Being Dropped from Olympics
Boxing could be removed from 2020 OlympicsThe International Olympic Committee has reiterated its threat to drop boxing from the Olympics. It has expressed "extreme concern" with how the sport is run after a businessman from Uzbekistan who has been accused...
St. Ann Police Chief Irked That County Prosecutor Won't File Charges after Chase, Crash
ST. LOUIS - Prosecutors told police to do more work before any charges are filed against the man who allegedly led St. Ann police on a chase Monday, then crashed into two other cars at a St. Louis intersection.Edward Magee, a spokesman for St. Louis...
Thatch Growing into Role on SLU Basketball Team
Never assigned to a specific position in high school, Fred Thatch was apt to assume all roles on the basketball court within any given game.On one possession he might take the inbound pass and run the offense. On the defensive end, it was not unusual...
Think You're Registered to Vote? You Should Check
Do you know your voter registration status?Last summer, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Ohio law that allows election officials to purge voters from the rolls if those voters failed to respond to a postcard asking residents to confirm their addresses,...
Trial Begins in St. Louis Shooting That Killed 3 and Gravely Wounded 7-Year-Old Deniya Irving
ST. LOUIS - It was the afternoon of June 1, 2017. "Broad daylight," prosecutor Robert Steele told jurors in St. Louis Circuit Court Wednesday, when a man pressed a gun to the head of 24-year-old Jessica Garth and pulled the trigger with her young children...
WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS - High School Sports
CLASS 1A OKAWVILLE REGIONALAt Roland BarkauTeam totals: 1. Alton Marquette 326, 2. Columbia 342, 3. Civic Memorial 357, 4. Freeburg 368,5. Okawville 376, 6. Marissa 396, 7. Nashville 405, 8. Althoff 415, 9. Roxana 421, 10. Red Bud 422, 11. Waterloo 434,...
Woman Found Dead in Burning Affton Home Sought Help to Find Dog New Home
A woman found dead inside a burning Affton apartment Tuesday had sent a letter to a pet rescue shelter a day earlier asking for help finding a new home for her dog.The woman was discovered dead inside her burning apartment in the 8900 block of Kidder...
Your Home Surveillance System Is Changing How Police Work across St. Louis Region
One of the first things Wentzville detectives did when 13 cars were broken into one recent night was look for residential surveillance cameras -- and they didn't have to leave police headquarters.They turned to a growing database they created about a...
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