St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 7, 2019

4 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash near UMSL Campus after Stolen SUV Flees Traffic Stop
Four people were seriously injured Tuesday night when a teen driving a stolen SUV crashed into an oncoming car near the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.The driver of the SUV had fled from police who tried to stop him, but officers did not pursue...
Amid Firestorms over the Issue, Wagner Will Try a Fresh Push for a House Vote on Late-Term Abortions
WASHINGTON - A day after President Donald Trump skewered embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for comments Northam made about late-term abortions, Rep. Ann Wagner and a colleague launched an effort to force another House vote on a "Born Alive Abortion...
Athletes of the Week for Feb. 7
Josh AndersonEdwardsville wrestlingAfter seeing almost all of his senior football season wiped out by a knee injury, Anderson (31-3) has enjoyed another stellar wrestling campaign for the Tigers, who recently won their eighth consecutive conference and...
BAFTA Suspends Bryan Singer Nod amid Misconduct Allegations
British Academy withdrawsaccused director's nominationThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it is suspending its nomination of director Bryan Singer amid accusations that he sexually assaulted minors.Singer had been among those nominated...
Beating Tampa Bay Will Be a Tough Task for Blues
TAMPA, FLA. - After wins at Columbus and Florida, the Blues already have made this a good trip. It becomes a great one if they close out the journey with a victory Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.Easier said than done because the Lightning never...
Business Digest
Correction published Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Lowe's Companies' in-store hiring event is Wednesday, Feb. 13. A story in the Business section Thursday listed an incorrect date.Spotify bets big on podcasting - Spotify Technology acquired podcasting...
Cardinals Sending Gear South in Another Sign of Spring
Pitchers and catchers officially report to the Cardinals' camp in Jupiter, Fla., next Tuesday. But the unofficial start of spring training came Wednesday at Busch Stadium. It was "Truck Day."But, before you ponder all the equipment being shuttled onto...
CEOs Promise 'Energy and Resources' for St. Louis City-County Merger
Civic Progress and the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the region's two most prominent business organizations, officially committed on Wednesday the business community's "time, energy and resources" to the effort to merge St. Louis, St. Louis County and...
Cribbin, Clare A. "Bookie" Boland Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church
Cribbin, Clare A. "Bookie" Boland Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the age of 93. Clare is the beloved wife of the late William E. Cribbin; mother of Clare A. Cribbin Marino...
Debtors' Prison Debate Lands in Front of Missouri Supreme Court
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Supreme Court weighed on Wednesday whether counties can threaten defendants with jail time if defendants fail to pay bills charged for any previous stays in a county jail.The arguments Wednesday came amid heightened scrutiny...
Digest: Mizzou Basketball Plans to Retire Chievous' No. 3
Mizzou basketball plans to retire Chievous' No. 3More than 30 years after Derrick Chievous last played a game for Missouri, the program will officially retire the No. 3 he wore from 1984-88 and hang his jersey in the rafters at Mizzou Arena alongside...
Dutch Police Kill Gunman near Netherlands Central Bank
Palestinians not invited to U.S.-backed Mideast summit, deride it as 'futile'A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinians have not been invited to next week's Mideast conference in Poland and have no desire to participate unless the U.S. changes...
Editorial: A Tiny Word, 'Shall,' Stands between Order and Chaos in St. Louis County
The St. Louis County charter could hardly be more clear about the county executive's requirement to attend County Council meetings. On the off chance that County Executive Steve Stenger, a lawyer, doesn't understand the charter's language, Section 3.050...
Editorial: With Lies and Fear-Mongering, Trump Blows an Almost-Presidential Performance
President Donald Trump tried his best Tuesday night to present a moderate, politically conciliatory State of the Union speech to a divided Congress. He delivered applause lines that even his toughest Democrat critics could cheer. In overall tone, it...
Federal Court Nominee from St. Louis Approaching a Year Waiting for Confirmation
WASHINGTON - It has been 302 days since President Donald Trump nominated St. Louis lawyer Stephen Clark to be a federal judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.On Thursday, Clark will be one of 39 federal judicial nominees considered for a second...
Football Recruiting: Bayless Celebrates Gaffney as First Football Signee
Bayless High might be new to hosting a football signing day ceremony, but it followed a golden rule.Bring food for the lineman.Senior offensive and defensive lineman Ryan Gaffney signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning in the Bayless High library...
Football Recruiting: Henry Picks Florida State as Trinity Celebrates Special Senior Class
SPANISH LAKE - On the biggest night of Ira Henry's life, sleep didn't come easy.Then again it's hard to hit the hay with a phone glued to your ear.A highly coveted senior offensive lineman for the Trinity football team, Henry was up all night chatting...
Girls Basketball: Reinneck Busts out to Lead Lebanon Past Father McGivney in OT Thriller
LEBANON, ILL. - Emily Reinneck looked surprised. Even stunned.The Lebanon High senior guard tossed up an air ball from 11 feet away Wednesday in the first quarter of the Class 1A Lebanon Regional semifinal against Father McGivney.It was her fourth successive...
Hochman: Adding DH in NL -- Gasp -- among Possible Baseball Changes
What would Crash Davis say?It was the venerable catcher from the film "Bull Durham" who once told Annie Savoy: "I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter."It didn't take a legislative initiative...
Joe's St. Louis: St. Louis Browns Are Focus of Black History Month Event
BARRIER BREAKER - Baseball fans and history buffs may find interest in the upcoming meeting of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society.On Feb. 23, the get-together will feature a roundtable discussion about the notable place St. Louis' old American League...
Judge Says Feds May Survey Historic Chapel's Land for Wall
U.S. picks World Bankcritic to lead institutionPresident Donald Trump introduced on Wednesday David Malpass, a Treasury official he has nominated to lead the World Bank, as the "right person to take on this incredibly important job."Malpass, 62, who...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run - A male pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in St. Louis early Wednesday.Police have not released any information about the victim. No description of the vehicle involved was released.The crash...
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 7
Clemency for Prewitt would be long-awaited act of mercyI commend the Post-Dispatch for publishing an editorial and a commentary on clemency in Sunday's Opinion section: "Let this grandma go home" and "Clemency for Patty Prewitt." I wholly subscribe to...
Like Father, like Son: Blues Dad's Trip Is a Bonding Experience
TAMPA, FLA. - One of Phil Maroon's sons, also named Phil, was 8 years old when he came home and told his father he wanted to play hockey.And if one played, all three sons would want to play."My wife said, 'Just let 'em play. They'll probably hate it....
Metro Digest
NORMANDY > Proposal could revive abandoned properties - Normandy is embarking on a strategy to have a private firm acquire small lots with torn down or abandoned buildings, renovate them and sell them to new buyers. The firm, Bermuda Investments,...
Mizzou Junior from St. Louis Faces Drug Charge after Fellow Student's Death in Dorm Room
A University of Missouri-Columbia student from the St. Louis area is facing a drug charge after the death of junior in a dorm room last month.Carson L. Latimer, 19, was charged Tuesday with delivery of a controlled substance.Latimer sold Percocet to...
Mizzou Rounds out Football Class on the Line of Scrimmage
COLUMBIA, MO. - Barry Odom put the final touches on Missouri's 2019 recruiting class Wednesday with three additions for the line of scrimmage, including two reinforcements from the junior college market.With room for 25 players in their signing class,...
Oil Cleanup Continues after 200,000 Gallon Spill at Granite City Plant
GRANITE CITY - Cleanup continued Wednesday here after 200,000 gallons of used oil spilled from a company's storage tanks, a portion of it contaminating nearby ground and the city sewer system, the Illinois Environment Protection Agency said.The spill...
Once Again, Missouri Lawmakers Are at Loggerheads over Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
JEFFERSON CITY - Against the familiar backdrop of ongoing dissent in the Senate, the Missouri House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a long-sought statewide prescription drug monitoring program.Marking the seventh time that the House had debated...
Panic! at the Disco in Peak Form during Fast-Moving Show at Enterprise Center
Covering "Bohemian Rhapsody" is old business for Panic! at the Disco.While some bands may be adding the Queen classic to their repertoire after the success of the recent Queen biopic, also titled "Bohemian Rhapsody," Panic! at the Disco has been playing...
St. Louis Day Care Workers Accused of Running 'Toddler Fight Club' See Charges Dropped
ST. LOUIS - Prosecutors dropped charges on Monday against two day care workers accused of encouraging 3- and 4-year-olds to engage in fistfights in 2016.On Monday, St. Louis circuit attorney's office prosecutors filed a memo indicating that although...
Threatening 233 Years of Florissant's Sovereignty
Florissant is the oldest and largest city in St. Louis County, and only Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis and St. Charles are older in the entire Louisiana Purchase Territory. Founded by the Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory in 1786, Florissant is...
Three Billboards outside St. Louis, Missouri: Those Mysterious Messages along the Highways Explained
Three mysterious billboard campaigns have been baffling drivers around St. Louis for weeks.They've popped up on most major highways spreading messages of positivity -- no explanation given.The first reads only "PLEASE & THANK YOU" on a black background,...
Thursday's Sports on the Air
BASKETBALLNoon NBA: Trade deadline coverage, ESPN, NBATV4 p.m. College: Central Connecticut State at St. Francis (Pa.), ESPNU6 p.m. College women: Nebraska at Michigan, BTN6 p.m. College: Penn State at Ohio State, ESPN6 p.m. College: Cincinnati at Memphis,...
Tobin, Mildred "Tootsie" (Nee Stanish)
Tobin, Mildred "Tootsie" (nee Stanish), Loving wife of the late William J. Tobin; beloved mother and best friend of Mary-Ellen Tobin; dearest sister of the late Mel Stanish; dear aunt of Mary Ann "Cookie" (Kevin) Lavin, Melanie "Sissy" (Donnie) Grimm,...
Trenton Forster 'Was Not Deliberative' When He Shot St. Louis County Police Officer, Forensic Psychologist Testifies
Correction published Saturday, February 23, 2019 - A prosecutor says there was a mention of bipolar disorder in the medical records of Trenton Forster, convicted in the killing of a St. Louis County police officer. A story Feb. 8 incorrectly said a forensic...
WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS - High School Basketball, Girls Swimming & Diving
GIRLS BASKETBALLHaz. East 7 9 6 5 27Jennings 7 23 23 8 61H (5-15): Williams 11, Bufford 5, Dukes 4, Harris 4, Bluett 3. FG 12 (2), FT 1-15.J (12-8): Scott 19, Whitt 15, White 8, Martin 6, Monger 5, Richardson 4, Raiford 3, Carrawell 1. FG 20 (2), FT...
Worker at Florissant Bowling Alley Stole $43,000 in a Year, Charges Say
FLORISSANT - An employee of a Florissant bowling alley stole more than $43,000 over the course of a year by punching false information into the business cash register and hiding the cash for himself, authorities say.St. Louis County prosecutors on Jan....
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