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Articles from February 16, 2019

Area College Athletes: Parkway North Product Sutton Thriving with Longhorns
Texas junior Alecia "Sug" Sutton, a 2016 Parkway North grad, is one of 10 semifinalists for the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year award.In its 20th year, the award goes to the top point guard in NCAA Division I with an emphasis on the player's...
BenFred: Competition in NL Central Is Going to Be Fierce -- and Rare
There is both good news and bad.Let's get the worst over first.Baseball is infected. Tanking, or its politically correct cousin, let's call it "not actively trying to win this season," has become a virus infecting the sport. It has raised the temperatures...
Billikens Aim for Top-Four Finish in Atlantic 10
The Atlantic 10 basketball standings have formed what appear to be three distinct groups: the contenders, the hopefuls and the also-rans.St. Louis University finds itself in the middle group with six games remaining in the regular season, meaning that...
Business Digest
RSI closing office in Town and Country - Receivable Solutions Inc. is closing its St. Louis County office and laying off 50 employees, according to a notice the company submitted to state officials.RSI said its office at 625 Maryville Centre Drive in...
Cardinals Notebook: With Everything 'Simplified,' Fowler Reports to Spring on an Upswing
JUPITER, Fla. - One way the weight of last season has been lifted from Dexter Fowler is the word he used Friday afternoon to describe his swing, though it could just as easily apply to his position, his spot in the lineup, or even his relationship with...
Chicago Police Arrest 2 Following Alleged Attack on Actor Smollett (Copy)
2 men arrested in connectionwith 'Empire' actor's assaultChicago police said Friday that they had arrested two "potential suspects" in the alleged assault against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.In a statement, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said...
Chris Carpenter Is a Very Special Assistant for the Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. - The Cardinals' Mike Maddux is among the most respected pitching coaches in major league baseball, and former Cardinal Chris Carpenter was one of its most respected pitchers until he retired some six years ago. Both have been very visible...
Digest: Collusion Cases Settled with Kaepernick, Reid
Collusion cases settled with Kaepernick, ReidWith a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.The league, about to celebrate its...
Dog Tags of WWII Soldier Found in German Forest Will Return to St. Louis Family after 75 Years
ST. LOUIS - It was a foggy day around Christmastime when a Dutch father and son made a discovery in a German forest that connected them to a World War II soldier and a St. Louis family some 4,500 miles away.Marton Van Muilekom, a construction worker...
'Emergency' Declaration from Trump Opens Fault Line in GOP as Blunt Warns It Could Be Bad Precedent
WASHINGTON - The Republican case against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration for wall funding is real, and heading into the 2020 elections it has created a fault line between him and Republicans who have for years called for "strict constitutionalists"...
Faith Perspectives: Protecting Houses of Worship
There are very few places like our houses of worship where we feel at peace, protected and rejuvenated.People go to houses of worship for many reasons -- prayer, religious education, connecting with our community members and sharing happiness in birth,...
Family of IS Teen Appeals to UK to Help Bring Her Home
Nigerian election is delayedNigeria's electoral commission has delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23 amid ongoing violence. The nation's election had been scheduled for Saturday.Authorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state reported at least 66 deaths...
Friday's Results - High School Basketball
BOYS BASKETBALLMater Dei 13 14 14 25 66Granite City 21 13 17 14 65M (20-10): Haake 16, Dant 14, Goebel 10, Schuchman 10, Schadegg 9, Jasper 4, Boeckmann 3. FG 21 (8), FT 16-19.G (14-14): Moore 16, White 14, Wiley 13, Watson 10, Mason 6, Grote 4, Tippitt...
Girls Swimming: Marquette Uses Depth to Roll to Team Crown; Cor Jesu's Franz Grabs Three Golds
ST. PETERS - Lauren Berning can look back now and smile.The Marquette High senior didn't feel too confident about her team's future after it lost two key swimmers from a talent-rich team that finished third at the state meet two years ago."I wasn't sure...
Government Watchdog Says St. Louis County Council Violated Sunshine Law
CLAYTON - A local government watchdog is accusing the St. Louis County Council of violating the Missouri Sunshine Law by refusing to release resumes and applications for four people appointed to county boards.Tom Sullivan, of University City, said he...
Hawley's Attorneys Say He Shouldn't Be Deposed, in Part, Because He's a 'High-Level Public Official'
JEFFERSON CITY - U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley won't be deposed by a Democrat running for Missouri attorney general without a fight.Attorneys for Hawley, a Republican who until January served as attorney general, filed on Thursday a motion to quash a subpoena...
If You Had a Rams PSL, You Should File for Refunds on Monday
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Rams fans may finally start getting some of their money back.Fans who held personal seat licenses at the team's downtown dome, giving them the right to buy season tickets there before the Rams left for Los Angeles three years ago,...
Joe's St. Louis: Hibernians Name Collector Daly as Civic Leader of Year
WEARING THE GREEN - Seven STLers will be picking up honors next month from the Ancient Order of Hibernians.The Irish fraternal organization will wax eloquent about St. Louis Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly, who has been named its 2019 civic leader...
Law & Order
Correction published Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - The parents of Jaxon Burnette, an infant who died in 2016, were sentenced this month for their roles in his death as the result of shaking and beating. The child's name was spelled incorrectly in Saturday's...
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 16
County library's projects should get an independent auditRegarding the editorial "Who needs appraisals?" (Feb. 13):As a taxpayer, it is not only very disappointing but utterly inconceivable that the St. Louis County Library District would proceed with...
LoCigno, Ethan Michael January 21
LoCigno, Ethan Michael January 21, 1999-February 12, 2019. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Treasured son of Kymberly and Mark LoCigno; best friend and brother to Mitchell and Anna LoCigno; cherished grandson to the late Mary and...
Lots of Changes for St. Louis U. Baseball
The process of constructing a daily lineup last season was pretty simple for St. Louis University baseball coach Darin Hendrickson.His roster was experienced and potent, and Hendrickson rolled out the same group for virtually every game. It was good...
Missouri Officials Defend Drop in Medicaid Enrollment
JEFFERSON CITY - Amid a stunning drop in the number of Missourians enrolled in Medicaid, top officials in Gov. Mike Parson's administration are defending a new system that checks eligibility for the health care system for the poor and disabled.The Missouri...
Mizzou Will Face Much-Improved Ole Miss, Could Get Smith Back
OXFORD, MISS. - With seven regular-season games left to play, the Missouri men's basketball season is hardly over but is still wandering toward an uncertain destination. With Tuesday's 79-78 win over Arkansas, the Tigers improved to 12-11 heading into...
NJ Attorney General Subpoenas Trump's Inaugural Committee
New Jersey probes spending by Trump's inaugural committeePresident Donald Trump's inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks...
Notebook: Blues Immersed in Matinee Hockey
DENVER - With the NFL season over, and Major League Baseball's regular season still a ways away, the weekend afternoon sports menu on television has thinned out.That means it's matinee time for the Blues and the NHL, stepping in to fill the void. The...
Nothing Flashy, but Bozak Performing as Expected for Blues
DENVER - Not every offseason move works out as well as a Ryan O'Reilly trade, or the free agency addition of David Perron (pre-injury).Goalie Chad Johnson, for example, didn't make it to Christmas. He was waived and picked up by Anaheim.Forward Pat Maroon...
Saturday's Sports on the Air
SATURDAYAUTO RACING8:30 a.m. NASCAR Xfinity Series: Daytona 300, qualifying, FS111 a.m. NASCAR: Daytona 500, final practice, FS11:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity Series: NASCAR Experience 300, FS13:30 p.m. Formula E: round 4, FS2BASEBALL7 p.m. College: Florida...
Scoreboard - Girls Swimming & Diving - Missouri Class 2 Championships
CLASS 2 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALSTeam standings: 1. Marquette 278, 2. Rock Bridge 224.5, 3. Nerinx Hall 194.5, 4. Cor Jesu 186, 5. Hickman 168, 6. Park Hill South 143, 7. Liberty North 139, 8. Kirkwood 130, 9. Lafayette 119.5, 10. Parkway South 89, 11. Blue...
Shildt Is the Right Guy for Cardinals and Their Fans
JUPITER, Fla. - This isn't just a season; it's a restoration.And Cardinals manager Mike Shildt is the right guy at the right time -- a humble, hungry leader who feels a responsibility to the St. Louis fans."The thing I love about the Cardinal fan base,"...
Short Takes on Mythical Measles and Crowd Sizes
Cheers for dirty hands and measles? (thumbs down)Weekend "Fox & Friends" host Pete Hegseth shocked even his own colleagues by declaring on air that he hasn't washed his hands in 10 years because he doesn't believe germs are real. "Germs are not a...
Snow Causes Travel Troubles across St. Louis Region and Much of Missouri (Copy)
ST. LOUIS - After a brief preview of spring weather Thursday, St. Louis and much of Missouri were reminded Friday that it's still winter.Fortunately, the snow storm that hit the area about noon wasn't the kind of prolonged heavy snow that closed highways...
Wrestling: Missouri State Tournament Update: Whitfield, CBC Lead Boys Team Races; Lafayette Leads Girls Division
COLUMBIA, MO. - The Whitfield Warriors are running away with another Class 1 wrestling title.After going 9-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Missouri Wrestling Championships Friday morning at Mizzou Arena, Whitfield won its first six before settling...
Wrestling State Tournaments Scoreboard
ILLINOIS BOYS CLASS 3A106WrestlebacksFirst round: Cole Rhemrev, Stevenson, dec. Grant Matarelli, Edwardsville, 10-3113Championship bracketQuarterfinals: Josh Koderhandt, Belleville West, major dec. Julian Valtierrez, Chicago Taft, 14-2Semifinals: Koderhandt,...
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