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11 pm news

Kim Anderson emotional as he returns to coaching

2017-03-27 23:50:00
Former Missouri coach crosses state border to resume career at Division II school in Kansas. Read Full Story ...

UConn's Collier earns first-team All-America honor

2017-03-27 23:25:00
NEW YORK ? St. Louis? Napheesa Collier could be on her way to a fifth straight championship. But first, another honor for the former Incarnate Word Academy standout and three-time Post-Dispatch player of the year: The Connecticut sophomore earned first-team? Read Full Story ...

10 pm news

Man shot in Frontenac

2017-03-27 22:30:00
The victim was alert and conscious when he was taken to a hospital. Read Full Story ...

Florissant mayor's merger proposal gets chilly response from Calverton Park

2017-03-27 22:15:00
"I don't see, right now, a real benefit to doing it," his Calverton Park counterpart says. Read Full Story ...

Allen, Schwartz key Blues' 4-1 win over Coyotes

2017-03-27 22:00:00
The Blues kept pace with Nashville, which won in New York Monday Read Full Story ...

9 pm news

8 pm news

The birds are back: geese cause inconvenience on campus
2017-03-27 20:30:00
As the weather starts getting warmer, the SIUE community has begun to notice an abundance of familiar beaks on campus. Mating season for geese is here again and these birds won't let us forget it. Read Full Story ...

Fraternity raises thousands of dollars for childhood cancer
2017-03-27 20:30:00
SIUE?s chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma raised $13,000 at its second annual Shave ?n? Toss fundraiser March 23 for the St. Baldrick?s Foundation to use for research and treatment of children with cancer. Read Full Story ...

Martinez-Molina together again as Cards beat Astros

2017-03-27 20:10:00
Righthander allows two runs in first then shuts down Houston in next four innings as he tunes up for Opening Night start. Bullpen preserves 3-2 win. Cards are 19-8-3. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news

Ittner school building will stay standing ? for now

2017-03-27 19:45:00
The St. Louis Preservation Board denied a request to demolish the historic structure, but a redevelopment ordinance could ultimately topple it. Read Full Story ...

Martinez allows just one infield hit after two-run first

2017-03-27 19:27:00
Righthander works five innings in final spring start. Cardinals lead Houston 3-2 in eighth. Read Full Story ...

Nicklaus: Obamacare has a few dents, but it isn't about to explode

2017-03-27 19:00:00
Even with fewer insurers participating, CBO says exchanges are stable Read Full Story ...

6 pm news

Airline faces wrath of leggings wearers in boarding flap

2017-03-27 18:13:00
The social media matter of The Kids in Leggings vs. United snapped to the surface Sunday. Read Full Story ...

Police would benefit from St. Louis County's Prop P, but foes say it reinforces bad policing

2017-03-27 18:00:00
Supporters say additional sales tax will boost salaries, equipment for police officers; opponents say few protections ensure that will happen. Read Full Story ...

MLS commish 'confident' St. Louis will get a team if voters approve stadium funding

2017-03-27 18:00:00
City Comptroller Darlene Green says public stadium funding would further stress city finances and hurt future credit ratings. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news

Wong strikes back with triple in two-run Cardinals second

2017-03-27 17:51:00
Adams' single had given Cardinals lead in top of first. They lead Houston 3-2. Read Full Story ...

Houston scores two in first off Martinez

2017-03-27 17:33:00
Adams' single had given Cardinals lead in top of first. Lynn will remain in Florida to pitch Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Webster University chess team wins fifth straight national title

2017-03-27 17:30:00
St. Louis University finished third, behind Webster and Texas Tech. Read Full Story ...

Maintenance workers to join picketers at Holten Meat

2017-03-27 17:27:00
Approximately 250 plant workers are already on strike. Read Full Story ...

Three singles give Cardinals 1-0 lead in first

2017-03-27 17:21:00
C. Martinez makes last exhibition start against Astros. Lynn will remain in Florida to pitch Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Florissant man's remains found in pit where other remains were found

2017-03-27 17:11:00
Divers found the remains of James Holt, 60, on Wednesday in a water-filled pit near the small town of Owensville. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news

Ballwin man charged with molesting two children

2017-03-27 16:48:00
Mark E. Silver molested two children under 14 between 2001 and 2007, charges say. Read Full Story ...

Church pastor had sex with underage teen at St. Louis motels, police say

2017-03-27 16:45:00
Ronald P. Ewing, 59, of the 2500 block of High Ridge Avenue in Jennings, was charged with three counts of statutory rape. Read Full Story ...

Greitens set to sign expert witness law

2017-03-27 16:24:00
The signing ceremony marks the second piece of pro-business legislation signed by the political newcomer since he took office on Jan. 9. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news

Adams in left field, J. Martinez at first base for Cardinals

2017-03-27 15:41:00
C. Martinez to make last exhibition start against Astros. Lynn will remain in Florida to pitch Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Kim Anderson returns to coaching at Pitt State

2017-03-27 15:20:00
Former Missouri coach crosses state border to resume career at Division II school in Kansas. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

Franklin County man admits underreporting income on tax forms

2017-03-27 14:48:00
Labadie man filed tax forms late and underreported income, prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

Messenger: Sheriffs' Retirement Fund had its day in court; it didn't show up

2017-03-27 14:30:00
All three branches of Missouri government involved in propping up sheriffs' pensions. A five-part series. Read Full Story ...

Fashion design giant set to speak at Stephens College

2017-03-27 14:25:00
Dame Zandra Rhodes part of school's design lecture series Read Full Story ...

Police-firefighters basketball game set to benefit kids with cancer in Franklin County

2017-03-27 14:04:00
All ticket, raffle and concession proceeds will go to five families currently caring for children fighting cancer. Read Full Story ...

Missouri is middle-class when it comes to doctors' life

2017-03-27 14:02:00
List says state is decent place for young doctors to start careers Read Full Story ...

St. Louis County home health worker admits defrauding elderly of $30,000

2017-03-27 14:00:00
Worker defrauded 13 elderly victims and six financial institutions, causing losses of about $30,000. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

St. Louis County home health worker admits defrauding elderly

2017-03-27 13:48:00
Worker defrauded 13 elderly victims and six financial institutions, causing losses of about $30,000. Read Full Story ...

'Fearless Girl' statue to stay on Wall Street until 2018

2017-03-27 13:35:00
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will stay through February 2018. Read Full Story ...

NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas with 31-1 vote

2017-03-27 13:24:00
PHOENIX ? NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

O'Fallon's Kirstin Crabtree signs to play pro soccer in Sweden

2017-03-27 12:30:00
Former UMSL, Lindenwood star leaves this week for 2017 season Read Full Story ...

2 women sought in St. Louis shooting that injured adult and 6-year-old girl

2017-03-27 12:30:00
The shooting, in the 3100 block of Mount Pleasant Street, took place about 3:20 p.m. Saturday Read Full Story ...

Blues get set for a pivotal week

2017-03-27 12:30:00
The team could will host Nashville in a key game game Sunday Read Full Story ...

O'Fallon's Kirsten Crabtree signs to play pro soccer in Sweden

2017-03-27 12:30:00
Former UMSL, Lindenwood star leaves this week for 2017 season Read Full Story ...

Zika risk may be high in St. Louis and St. Clair County, SLU researchers say

2017-03-27 12:00:00
The researchers studied risk factors in more than 3,100 counties in the U.S. Read Full Story ...

11 am news

Graduate Dr. Mark Neels Wins Hay-Nicolay Prize

2017-03-27 11:55:00

Dr. Mark NeelsMark Neels, PhD, a 2015 graduate of the SIUE and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) cooperative doctoral program in historical studies, has been presented the Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize by the Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA) and the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. (ALI).

The prize recognizes and encourages young scholars to conduct research on Abraham Lincoln and his times, and includes a $1,000 award. Neels’ dissertation entitled Lincoln’s Conservatives: Conservative Unionism and Political Tradition in the Civil War Era was written under co-chairs Kay Carr, PhD, of SIUC, and SIUE’s Jason Stacy, PhD, associate professor of historical studies, with support from Erik Alexander, PhD, assistant professor of historical studies at SIUE.

“Congratulations to our stellar co-op doctoral graduate Dr. Mark Neels on this momentous achievement,” said Carole Collier Frick, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Historical Studies in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences. “We were always impressed with Mark’s enthusiasm for work, his positive attitude to life and his seemingly boundless energy. This is an award well deserved.”

Neels was also an adjunct professor in the SIUE Department of Historical Studies in 2014-15.

Neels is listed online with past dissertation prizewinners as selected by the ALA and ALI. He presented his work at the ALI meeting on March 18 at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Dr. Mark Neels

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Police release ID of 15-year-old boy killed in St. Louis shooting

2017-03-27 11:45:00
An 8-year-old was among those wounded in the shooting that occurred about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Read Full Story ...

7 shows for your radar this week (March 27-April 2)

2017-03-27 11:30:00
Comedy and drama on broadcast, cable and streamng fill the week. Read Full Story ...

SIUE?s Budzban to Present to National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Advancing African American STEM Education

2017-03-27 11:30:00

greg-budzbanSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Greg Budzban, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will speak at “A Focus on Educational Assessment: Advancing African American Education” conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 3. The conference will be held at the Keck Center of the National Academies and is designed to address challenges in the K–12 and college admissions arenas.

Budzban will participate in the session “Investing in Education Interventions to Improve,” concerning academic interventions and assessments focused on improving educational outcomes for African American students. The invitation came on behalf of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), ACT®, the Center for Assessment, the College Board®, the Learning Policy Institute, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

“I am honored to represent SIUE before the National Academies,” Budzban said. “This is a result of my collaborations and NSF grants with Bob Moses and ETS around next-generation curricula and assessments, and my presentation will primarily focus on those. This also provides an opportunity to present a vision of how a regional comprehensive university in a major metropolitan area can play an important role in advancing African American STEM education.”

Budzban became CAS dean during summer 2015 after serving as chair of the Department of Mathematics and acting director of the STEM Education Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). He brought more than 25 years of academic experience, along with six years of professional experience from Martin Marietta Aerospace, to SIUE.

Budzban received a bachelor’s in mathematics, a master’s in theoretical computer science, and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of South Florida.

Photo:  Greg Budzban, PhD, dean of the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences.

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Napheesa Collier named first-team All-American

2017-03-27 11:21:00
NEW YORK ? Napheesa Collier, who led Incarnate Word Academy to three Missouri high school basketball titles in her three seasons there and is zeroed in on a second NCAA championship with UConn, was named a first-team Associated Press All-American? Read Full Story ...

Veteran prosecutor is acting U.S. Attorney in eastern Missouri, for now

2017-03-27 11:10:00
President Trump dismissed 46 top U.S. prosecutors, including Richard Callahan Read Full Story ...

10 am news

Father-son package deals (like the Porters) nothing new in college hoops

2017-03-27 10:59:00
Porter Jr. set to play in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago. Read Full Story ...

BenFred: Former Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes follows in father's footsteps

2017-03-27 10:02:00
Former Cardinals World Series hero now a Los Angeles firefighter, like his dad Read Full Story ...

BenFred: Ex-Cardinal Anthony Reyes follows in father's fearless footsteps

2017-03-27 10:02:00
Former Cardinals World Series hero now a Los Angeles firefighter, like his dad Read Full Story ...

9 am news

SIUE?s Veverka is Awarded for Years of Sustainability Work

2017-03-27 09:49:00

WolfeVeverkaThe Center for Spirituality and Sustainability (CSS) has honored Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student Wolf Mark Veverka for his more than 35 years of work and activism for sustainability.

Veverka received the CSS 2017 Sustainability Leadership Award at its 14th Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 25 on the SIUE campus. Veverka was one of three receiving accolades.

Madison County Transit (MCT) Trails System also received a Sustainability Leadership Award. Dr. Billie Mayo, board president of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, accepted the Spirituality Leadership Award.

The awards reflect the Center’s mission to “promote humanity’s sacred connection to the Earth and to each other,” said Juli Jacobson, of the CSS.

Veverka’s SIUE sustainability involvement includes:
• President of the Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS), a group designed to promote awareness of environmental issues ranging from the local to the global scale
• Creator and president of Natural Connections, a student organization concerned with community gardens and nutritional education for students
• Developed the Sustainability Chats, which features SIUE professors who discuss how sustainability relates to their field of study
• Conducted SIUE sustainability tours for incoming freshmen and their families, which explores The Gardens at SIUE, the Bike Share Program, hiking and bicycle trails, the Nature Preserves and more
• Volunteer worker at The Gardens at SIUE, helping with weeding, raking leaves, maintaining plant beds and helping to grow food that is contributed to the Campus Kitchens at SIUE and SIUE Dining Services

“Native Americans have what they call the Seven Generations of Sustainability,” Veverka said. “It means that you utilize the land and its natural resources, so that they will remain in order to provide for the next seven generations. I share that philosophy.

“Generations before me made sure that I had land and the resources to live,” he continued. “It’s my turn and my responsibility to do the same. I want to pass on a good, green earth and all of its natural resources to my two-year-old daughter (Willow).”

Veverka will graduate cum laude on May 6 with a bachelor’s in geography. His minor is in environmental sciences, with an emphasis on sustainability.

“I plan on being involved with sustainability at SIUE as an alumnus,” he said. “I care about our community. It is what will save us. We all share the same community, schools and spaces. We need to pull together in order to flourish. That is the definition of sustainability.”

Photo: Wolf Mark Veverka.


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Padres doing everything they can to keep Cards prospect Cordoba

2017-03-27 09:23:00
For the second consecutive spring, San Diego reached deep into Cardinals system to pickpocket a prospect. Read Full Story ...

Avalanche kills 7 students, instructor in Japan

2017-03-27 09:21:00
TOKYO (AP) ? An avalanche killed seven Japanese high school students and an instructor Monday during a mountaineering field trip at a ski resort north of Tokyo, authorities said. Read Full Story ...

Gordo: Young Blues offer near-term help, long-term promise

2017-03-27 09:20:00
The Blues have been forced to give rookies and young veterans key roles during the playoff chase. That should have long-term benefits. Read Full Story ...

8 am news

Ohio bans sex with animals; violators could face jail

2017-03-27 08:35:00
Offenders also could be ordered to have psychological testing. Read Full Story ...

Rain in St. Louis today, with more expected mid-week and on the weekend

2017-03-27 08:26:00
Monday's rain should taper off by 7 p.m. Read Full Story ...

7 am news

Broke and looking for a boost, Illinois looks at legalizing marijuana

2017-03-27 07:45:00
Two lawmakers introduced legislation to allow people to possess, grow or buy up to an ounce of marijuana - which could help raise $350 to $700 million in new revenue. Read Full Story ...

Lawmakers hope marijuana can take the edge off Illinois' budget crisis

2017-03-27 07:30:00
Bill would make it the ninth state to legalize recreational pot. Read Full Story ...

Former St. Louis journalist wins prize for upcoming book on Koch Industries

2017-03-27 07:00:00
A former St. Louis reporter has won a prestigious award for his upcoming book on how the Koch brothers' company made the biggest private fortune in the United States. Read Full Story ...

6 am news

Some Amtrak service to be curtailed during track upgrades

2017-03-27 06:30:00
Goal is to launch high-speed train service on much of the Chicago-St. Louis corridor later this year. Read Full Story ...

Abortion restrictions, including 20-week abortion ban, getting push from Missouri lawmakers

2017-03-27 06:15:00
If approved, Missouri would become the 17th state in the nation to do so, joining others such as Kansas and Indiana. Read Full Story ...

In session's second half, Missouri Legislature to focus on boosting economy

2017-03-27 06:00:00
On the table include sweeping changes to Missouri's legal system, ethics reforms, school choice initiatives and more limits on unions. Read Full Story ...

5 am news

Tipsheet: Williams stars for Zags, Mizzou fans groan

2017-03-27 05:41:00
Johnathan Williams III took center stage as Gonzaga reached the Final Four for the first time in school history. What a different he might have made by staying at Missouri. Read Full Story ...

Historic St. Louis school designed by William Ittner could be demolished for senior housing

2017-03-27 05:30:00
The historic Hempstead School in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood was heavily damaged in a 2014 fire. Read Full Story ...

There's a population 'boomlet' among women in their 30s

2017-03-27 05:00:00
It's the highest rate for that age group since 1960s. Read Full Story ...

Women in their 30s are having babies at highest rate since the 1960s

2017-03-27 05:00:00
It's the highest rate for that age group since 1960s. Read Full Story ...

1 am news

Cardinals hope Piscotty, Wong heat up at plate

2017-03-27 01:30:00
Piscotty, Wong look for spring in their stats as season approaches. Read Full Story ...

Wong expresses frustration about platoon, then clarifies comments

2017-03-27 01:15:00
(Updated) Second baseman says the idea of platoon at his position caught him off guard Read Full Story ...

Hochman: St. Louis has chance to be progressive with soccer stadium

2017-03-27 01:05:00
MLS exec is ?excited about? St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

12 am news

Blues stay positive after overtime loss

2017-03-27 00:30:00
Club has gone 9-1-1 in its last 11 games. Read Full Story ...

Mr. Bill's school for becoming a man

2017-03-27 00:15:00
Bill Smith won every award that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri has to offer. Read Full Story ...

Missouri Legislature continues push for abortion restrictions, including 20-week abortion ban

2017-03-27 00:15:00
If approved, Missouri would become the 17th state in the nation to do so, joining others such as Kansas and Indiana. Read Full Story ...

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