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Articles from November 7, 2018

2 Marine Corps Pilots Grounded during Probe into Obscene Flight Pattern
Pilots grounded over phallic flight patternTwo military aviators have been banned from flying during an investigation into a phallic-shaped flight pattern they made last month in Southern California, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.Officials learned the...
2nd District: Wagner and VanOstran in Tight Race for Congress
As election results trickled in Tuesday night, U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner approached a boy in a "Make America Great Again" red hat and asked his age.Joseph Baker, of Ladue, replied that he is 12."Oh, can't vote yet," Wagner joked.Early returns showed Wagner...
2nd District: Wagner Holds off Newcomer VanOstran to Return to Congress
As election results trickled in Tuesday night, U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner approached a boy in a "Make America Great Again" red hat and asked his age.Joseph Baker, of Ladue, replied that he is 12."Oh, can't vote yet," Wagner joked, although she wouldn't need...
All Hands on Deck for Mizzou's Offense These Days
COLUMBIA, MO. - Of the 80,000 or so people at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Missouri quarterback Drew Lock might have been the least surprised when walk-on wide receiver Barrett Banister snagged a crucial third-down pass in the second half.Banister,...
A Look Ahead: Missouri vs. Vanderbilt
COMING THIS WEEKAt the time, a five-point loss at Notre Dame seemed promising for a Vanderbilt program trying to stay relevant in the SEC. Two months later, the Commodores are scrambling to secure bowl eligibility. The Commodores come to Columbia needing...
American Food the Irish Won't Eat
I recently wrote a story in which I poked fun at some Irish foods. And so, to be fair, I thought we would let the Irish have their turn.While writing the story about Irish food, I encountered an online article written by an Irishwoman called "27 foods...
As GM Meetings Open, Cardinals Watch Which Way Trade Winds Blow
CARLSBAD, Calif. - With two grand January moves made on the same day late this past offseason, the Milwaukee Brewers acquired the favorite for this year's National League MVP, a cornerstone center fielder, two engines for a division champ and respect...
Blues Follow Dud with a Win
The aftermath of the Blues' 4-1 win over Carolina on Tuesday night at Enterprise Center was a time to search one's memory for events of recent and not-so-recent history: the last time Ryan O'Reilly had a hat trick; the last time Robby Fabbri scored a...
Blunda, Perry F. Passed Away Unexpected- Ly on Friday
Blunda, Perry F.passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. Clare Health Center in Fenton. The caring medical staff there allowed him to pass with dignity, informing family of the process every step of the way. Born in St. Louis, Missouri...
Bouwmeester Back on Bench; Yeo Says Hip Not 100 Percent
For the second time this season, and the second time in his career, veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was a healthy scratch Tuesday for the Blues.Bouwmeester, 35 and coming off hip surgery last spring, has struggled much of this season. That was a factor,...
Boys Soccer Roundup for WEDam
Gibbs scores two late goals, lifts FZ South past LibertyGetting hoisted up into the air never felt so good for Karson Gibbs.The Fort Zumwalt South freshman midfielder scored a pair of goals in the final 12 minutes, 7 seconds, including the game-winner...
Business Digest
Job openings dip but still exceed number of unemployed - The number of jobs posted by U.S. employers declined slightly in September but still exceeded the number of unemployed Americans and remained near a two-decade high.The report from the Labor Department...
Cardinals Seek Bullpen Boost but Will Reserve Key Role for Hicks, Possibly Reyes
CARLSBAD, Calif. - The compass the Cardinals used last year to steer their way through a series of reliever signings that started with Luke Gregerson, included Bud Norris and peaked with All-Star closer Greg Holland was to keep the contracts short because...
CBC Beats Holt
TOWN AND COUNTRY - The CBC soccer team survived Tuesday night."As I told the boys, it's tournament time, it's a two-sided coin," Cadets coach Terry Michler said after his club gritted out a 1-0 victory over visiting Holt in Class 4 sectional play. "You...
Class 3 Roundup
CREVE COEUR - Halfway through the season, and in the midst of a goalkeeping crisis, coach Tim Cashel gave Daniel Placke a phone call.After three seasons on the Webster Groves boys soccer team, Placke did not try out his senior year. Instead, he decided...
Democrat Galloway Fending off GOP Challenger in Race for Missouri Auditor
JEFFERSON CITY - After early vote tallies had her trailing much of Tuesday night, Missouri voters appeared poised to give state Auditor Nicole Galloway her first full term in office.Galloway, a Democrat from Columbia, was locked in a close race with...
Editorial: Missouri Needs Early Voting
The majority of voters in America can choose to avoid long lines or last-minute problems on Election Day by voting early. But not in Missouri.An unprecedented number of voters -- 33 million Americans -- had already voted in this year's midterm elections...
Editorial: On Most Ballot Props, GOP and Democratic Voters See Eye to Eye
For all their conservative leanings when it comes to candidates for major offices, Missouri voters appear far more moderate and discerning when it comes to the various propositions offered on Tuesday's statewide ballot. Just as they leaned heavily in...
Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts Ahead of US Midterm Elections
Facebook blocks accounts linked to foreign entitiesFacebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's midterm elections.The social media company shut down...
GOP Candidate Fending off Galloway in Race for Missouri Auditor
JEFFERSON CITY - Republican newcomer Saundra McDowell was running first in early returns Tuesday in the race for Missouri auditor.Despite well-documented financial problems, as well as questions over whether she has been a resident long enough to qualify...
Gordon: Similar Roster Turnover Pains for SEMO, SLU
Players come and go at a dizzying rate in college basketball. Team-jumping, academic turbulence, disciplinary crises and the lure of pro basketball keep rosters in constant flux.Program building is one of the great challenges in all of sports. That painful...
Hawley Claims Win against McCaskill for U.S. Senate
Riding a red wave that began in 2016 with Donald Trump in Missouri, Josh Hawley claimed victory over Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill Tuesday night in one of the most closely watched Senate races of 2018.Hawley, the state's attorney general, built up...
Hawley Topples McCaskill in Nationally Watched U.S. Senate Race
Riding a red wave that began in 2016 with Donald Trump in Missouri, Josh Hawley defeated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill Tuesday night in one of the most closely watched and consequential Senate races of 2018.Hawley, the state's attorney general, built...
Hedline Here: Colfb
Michigan moves up in rankingsMichigan moved into the fourth spot of the College Football Playoff rankings, behind Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame.Georgia was next at five, followed by Oklahoma.The playoff picture changed after a weekend where several...
I Beat Cancer, but That Wasn't the End of My Fight
September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. But, for me, childhood cancer is never too far from my mind.I am a cancer survivor. In 1996, when I was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.When my doctors first told me that...
Illinois Congressional Districts: Bost Defeats Democratic Challenger for Second Term; Race in Neighboring Metro East District Too Close to Call
Though Democrats won control of the U.S. House on Tuesday night, they lost at least one of two battles for Metro East congressional seats considered key to the national struggle for control of the legislative body.U.S. Rep. Mike Bost held on to his seat...
Illinois Congressional Districts: Metro East Representatives Fight for Wins
Though Democrats scored an early victory in the governor's race, two battles for Metro East congressional seats key to a national struggle for control of the House were not coming to a quick finish Tuesday night.Republican incumbents Mike Bost and Rodney...
Internal Investigation Completed into St. Louis County Police Conduct before Fatal Crash
CLAYTON - The St. Louis County police department has completed its internal affairs investigation into whether two officers were chasing a car before it crashed in August, killing the driver and passenger.Police Chief Jon Belmar is now "conferring with...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Man gets 20-year sentence in slaying - A man from Olivette was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison after admitting he killed a man in St. Louis in 2016.St. Louis Circuit Judge Paula Perkins Bryant accepted a plea agreement in sentencing...
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 7
Trump's talk includes hyperbole, lies and debasement of othersI need to respond to the criticism by Mark Rivolta in the letter (Nov. 3) where he asserted that President Barack Obama was even more divisive -- to the detriment of the country -- than President...
Medical Pot, Ethics, and Minimum Wage Questions Leading; Voters Dousing Gas Tax Increase
JEFFERSON CITY - Unofficial election returns Tuesday showed Missouri voters endorsing legalization of medical marijuana, an increase to the state's minimum wage and an ethics package that is sure to rock the capital city's power structure.A measure to...
Messenger: From Hamilton to Homeless; Another Debtors' Prison Tale from Rural Missouri
William Everts stole from a church.Almost immediately, he knew it was a bad idea."I'm such an idiot," he said, upon being arrested in Hamilton, Mo., a small town in rural Caldwell County, straight east of St. Joseph, in the northwest part of the state....
Metro Digest: Arrangements Set for Washington Park Officer Who Fell to His Death
WASHINGTON PARK > Arrangements set for officer who fell to his death - Funeral arrangements have been set for an auxiliary police officer who died after falling from the Poplar Street bridge while chasing a suspect.Ricardo Davis, 44, a father of six,...
Missouri (Election Results) - Election 2018
ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables do not include write-in candidates, uncontested races, races removed by court order or races where there are fewer candidates than seats available. Vote totals have been combined for races that span multiple counties....
Missouri's Rural Residents Need Better Health Care Options
There are people all across Missouri who are struggling to access health care, but the situation is much worse for those living in rural communities and small towns.While about a quarter of Missourians living in metro areas like St. Louis and Kansas...
Officials: Police Bust Peruvian Baby Trafficking Ring
Baby trafficking ringis broken up in PeruAuthorities in Peru say a former head of the national police force is under arrest, accused of involvement in a baby trafficking ring.Prosecutors say that Gen. Raul Becerra is among 15 people suspected of selling...
Parkway Central Soccer Beats Ladue
CHESTERFIELD - Will Peacock is used to playing the role of hero.But the Parkway Central senior forward still had a look of shock on his face Tuesday night."I can't believe this really happened," Peacock said minutes after his golden goal in the second...
Poor Families Living in By-the-Week Motel Rooms Forced to Vacate Fenton's Stratford Inn
FENTON - It's not much, but it's been home to Robert McDaniel II, his wife and their five children for nearly three years.The single room at the Stratford Inn holds them all for $240 a week, or did until Fenton cracked down on use of the hotel as a long-term...
SLU Slips Up in Second Half but Wins Opener
The easiest task on a basketball court has been one of hardest for St. Louis University in recent years, and the Billikens' inability to make free throws in their season opener Tuesday night nearly created a disaster at Chaifetz Arena.SLU led by 22 early...
Smith Heats Up in Mizzou Debut
COLUMBIA, MO. - Mark Smith knows how to make a first impression.In his debut for Missouri, after transferring from Illinois in the offseason, the sophomore guard scorched the Mizzou Arena nets Tuesday with five 3-pointers -- in the season's first 22...
Smoking Ban with Major Exemptions Passes in St. Charles County
St. Charles County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a new countywide ban on smoking in indoor public places -- but with exemptions for bars, the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles and veterans organization halls.Meanwhile, a St. Louis County proposition...
Special Request: Sister Cities Puts St. Louis Spin on Shrimp and Grits
3550 South Broadway314-405-0447; sistercitiescajun.comQ - The shrimp and grits at Sister Cities Cajun are outstanding. Any chance the owners would share the recipe? -- Laura Mater, FentonA - Chef and owner Travis Parfait puts more than a few special...
Stenger Has Comfortable Lead in Early Returns
ST. LOUIS COUNTY - St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger appeared to have a comfortable lead in his bid for a second term on Tuesday, based on early returns.The Democratic incumbent had about a 13-point lead over Republican challenger Paul Berry III,...
Stifel Buys Germany's MainFirst Bank to Prepare for Brexit
St. Louis-based investment bank Stifel has agreed to buy Germany's MainFirst Bank to build scale in its German and Swiss equity research business and to prepare for Britain's departure from the European Union, the two firms said in statements on Tuesday."MainFirst...
St. Louis County Voters Approve Sales Tax to Fund the Zoo
ST. LOUIS COUNTY - Voters approved Tuesday a new sales tax to fund repairs at the St. Louis Zoo and turn a swath of land in north St. Louis County into a safari and wildlife adventure park, as well as a breeding facility.The sales tax of one-eighth of...
The Race for St. Louis County Executive Wasn't Expected to Be Close, and It Wasn't
ST. LOUIS COUNTY - St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger had an insurmountable lead late Tuesday in his bid for a second term, in a race that was not expected to be competitive -- and wasn't.The Democratic incumbent had a 19-point lead over Republican...
Travis, Claire Nester Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church
Travis, Claire Nester Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Monday, November 5, 2018. Born in 1923 to the Nester family on Signal Hill in East Saint Louis, Claire was a fun-loving person who loved golf and travel, and was an accomplished...
Voters Turned out in Large Numbers for Election Day in St. Louis Area
Voter turnout in the St. Louis region Tuesday morning was heavy, with a nationally watched U.S. Senate race and questions on whether to boost the minimum wage and allow medical marijuana as key issues on Missouri ballots.Many voters lined up well before...
Week 12 Football Notebook
EAST ST. LOUIS - Mark Wiggins was brought in for a purpose.This week marks exactly a year since that purpose reared its ugly head.The East St. Louis football team lost in the Class 7A quarterfinals last season to Mount Carmel, 21-18. The Flyers didn't...
Wine Finds: Powerful Petite Sirah
The name of the red grape called petite sirah might make you think it produces a light, delicate wine, but just the opposite is true. This dark grape is known for its big, robust red wines that can be high in alcohol and quite tannic. Although it's spelled...
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