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11 pm news

Game blog: Five homers help Wainwright to first home win

2016-05-02 23:30:00
Wainwright, Adams, Diaz, Wong and Grichuk had homers to help the Cardinals erase an early 3-0 deficit and end a four-game losing streak. Read Full Story ...

'Hyper' Pietrangelo stays calm on the ice for Blues

2016-05-02 23:05:00
When the stakes are high, Hitchcock says, the Blues defenseman is at his best. Read Full Story ...

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55M in talc-powder trial

2016-05-02 23:00:00
Verdict comes after another St. Louis jury award $72 million in similar suit in February. Read Full Story ...

Woman found dead in Mississippi River in St. Louis had left baby on New York subway in 2014

2016-05-02 23:00:00
Frankea Dabbs attracted attention after leaving her then daughter on a New York subway platform Read Full Story ...

10 pm news

Five homers help Wainwright to first home win

2016-05-02 22:45:00
Wainwright, Adams, Diaz, Wong and Grichuk had homers to help the Cardinals erase an early 3-0 deficit and end a four-game losing streak. Read Full Story ...

8 pm news

Tentative agreement reached in Missouri Senate over contentious voter ID proposal

2016-05-02 20:30:00
Democrats have stalled the measure three times in the Senate this year. Read Full Story ...

Agreement reached in Missouri Senate over contentious voter ID proposal

2016-05-02 20:30:00
Democrats have stalled the measure three times in the Senate this year. Read Full Story ...

Belleville council votes to dissolve township, absorb services

2016-05-02 20:07:00
Taxing body's mission has been to provide assistance to those in need, but most of its budget has gone to salaries. City clerk expects annual savings of $260,000. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news

Child shot in elbow in north St. Louis

2016-05-02 19:38:00
The child's father flagged down officers at Interstate 70 and Grand Avenue. The child, under age 5, was in serious but stable condition. Read Full Story ...

Two-year-old boy shot in arm in north St. Louis

2016-05-02 19:38:00
The child's father flagged down officers at Interstate 70 and Grand Avenue. The toddler was in serious but stable condition. Read Full Story ...

2-year-old boy shot in arm in north St. Louis

2016-05-02 19:38:00
The child's father flagged down officers at Interstate 70 and Grand Avenue. The toddler was in serious but stable condition. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news

Inmate from St. Louis who had been serving life sentence for sex offenses dies in prison

2016-05-02 18:42:00
Kenneth Smoot, 55, died of apparent natural causes Read Full Story ...

Gene Warmann, former police commissioner, dies at 79

2016-05-02 18:30:00
Gene Warmann served on St. Louis County police board from 1991 until 2004 Read Full Story ...

5 pm news

Lawmakers take aim at short-term rental rules

2016-05-02 17:28:00
New rules, if adopted, would limit how far cities can go in regulating AirBnB and VRBO Read Full Story ...

For five decades, he told the story of that day on the Lorraine Motel balcony

2016-05-02 17:15:00
The Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, who died last week, was with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. when he was killed. Read Full Story ...

Suicide suspected in inmate's death at St. Louis County Jail

2016-05-02 17:15:00
The man was found dead in an eighth-floor jail cell, authorities said. Read Full Story ...

Fatal shooting by Missouri trooper followed vehicle stop

2016-05-02 17:00:00
The shooting happened Friday night in a rural area near Fruitland in southeast Missouri. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news

5 people stabbed or cut in separate incidents in St. Louis Sunday morning

2016-05-02 16:44:00
In the most serious attack, a man was stabbed during a robbery in the 300 block of South Grand Boulevard, near Highway 40 (Interstate 64). Read Full Story ...

Hockey bet has zoos in St. Louis, Dallas smelling playoff victory

2016-05-02 16:30:00
Loser has to grab a shovel and visit the elephant pits Read Full Story ...

Breakfast Provides a Final Break for Hundreds of SIUE Students

2016-05-02 16:22:00
Steve and Dominique Steve, Julie and Cori

Hundreds of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students enjoyed Finals Late Night Breakfast on Sunday. 

SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen and approximately 30 other administrators and staff served breakfast to more than 650 students. The students enjoyed a menu of batter sticks, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, hash browns, pastries, fruit, juice and water. 

Morris University Center, Kimmel Student Involvement Center and University Housing at SIUE have sponsored the breakfast for more than three years to help refuel students during finals week.   

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 14,000.  


Dominique Henderson, a freshman social work major, starts her breakfast out with eggs served by SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen. 

SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen and Emerita Associate Professor Julie Hansen eagerly dish up breakfast for Cori Compton, a sophomore with an undeclared major. 

(L-R) John Navin, dean of the School of Business, Laura Bernaix, dean of the School of Nursing, Bethel Buerk, assistant professor in the School of Dental Medicine, and Gregory Budzban, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, serve Vahid Alizadeh, graduate student majoring in mechanical engineering.

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Starbucks iced coffee contains too much ice, not enough coffee, lawsuit claims

2016-05-02 16:20:00
Just how important is the ice in an iced coffee? Read Full Story ...

Leicester City wins EPL title for first time in 132-year history

2016-05-02 16:03:00
LONDON ? Leicester City secured an incredible first English Premier League title without playing on Monday after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea. Read Full Story ...

Woman found dead in Mississippi River had left baby on New York subway in 2014

2016-05-02 16:00:00
Frankea Dabbs attracted attention after leaving her then daughter on a New York subway platform Read Full Story ...

3 pm news

Washington University diabetes expert Dr. Marvin Levin dies at 91

2016-05-02 15:45:00
Dr. Levin, an endocrinologist and Washington University professor, wrote a classic textbook on diabetes Read Full Story ...

Blunt, facing high-profile re-election fight, will skip expected turmoil at GOP national convention

2016-05-02 15:39:00
Cites pending Missouri primary. Read Full Story ...

Wentzville aldermen drop smoking ban idea

2016-05-02 15:30:00
The board decided by consensus against considering an ordinance to restrict or prohibit smoking in restaurants. Read Full Story ...

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2016-05-02 15:23:01 CagleCartoons

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Jon Snow and the worst-kept secret in television history

2016-05-02 15:15:00
There was a gasp-out-loud moment during "Home," the second episode of this season's "Game of Thrones." Upon hearing that he has a little brother, current reigning villain Ramsay Bolton thrusts a knife into his dear old dad, Roose. Then, like? Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

Piscotty to make start in CF as Grichuk (0 for 20) sits

2016-05-02 14:47:00
Wainwright seeks first home win in more than a year. Read Full Story ...

Piscotty starts in CF as Grichuk (0 for 20) sits

2016-05-02 14:47:00
Wainwright seeks first home win in more than a year. Read Full Story ...

Matheny: 'We're even better than maybe a lot of us anticipated'

2016-05-02 14:47:00
Piscotty starts in CF as Grichuk (0 for 20) sits Read Full Story ...

Nixon rails on school funding change Republicans seek

2016-05-02 14:45:00
Governor signals he may veto the plan forged by lawmakers in March Read Full Story ...

Missouri, Illinois among top coal burners as use falls faster elsewhere

2016-05-02 14:41:00
Missouri and Illinois now burn more coal than Ohio and Pennsylvania. Read Full Story ...

Georgia judge grants request to move hot SUV death trial

2016-05-02 14:29:00
The man is charged with murder for leaving his toddler sun in a hot SUV for about seven hours. Read Full Story ...

Blues hope to solve riddle of sitting on lead

2016-05-02 14:20:00
Playing too cautiously, team almost squandered two-goal lead in Game 2 against Dallas. Read Full Story ...

Police ID 2 men killed in shootings in Walnut Park East neighborhood Friday night

2016-05-02 14:00:00
Men were killed in separate incidents, police said. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

Alton man ID'd as victim of fatal shooting in St. Louis

2016-05-02 13:15:00
Numerous casings and bullet fragments were found at scene. Read Full Story ...

Man critically injured in Saturday night hit-and-run in St. Louis

2016-05-02 13:04:00
The injured man, 40, was taken to a hospital, where he was in critical and unstable condition, police said Monday. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

Woman card (David Fitzsimmons)
2016-05-02 12:53:16 CagleCartoons

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Trump Card (Bob Englehart)
2016-05-02 12:46:49 CagleCartoons

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Women and the draft (Dave Granlund)
2016-05-02 12:43:37 CagleCartoons

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BenFred: Winning teams make Cardinals look like also-rans

2016-05-02 12:30:00
The most-discussed record among citizens of Cardinal Nation today: 1-8. Read Full Story ...

Washington U. dean lauded by Asian American group

2016-05-02 12:15:00
Mahendra Gupta will get award May 18 at chamber's dinner Read Full Story ...

Area air quality still rates an F
2016-05-02 12:15:00
Yes, it?s true that the American Lung Association recently found that air quality in Madison County has been steadily improving. Read Full Story ...

Bear found in Colorado apartment more scared than scary

2016-05-02 12:14:00
Finding a bear rummaging through your refrigerator would be ... disconcerting. Read Full Story ...

Horseshoe Lake Park latest budget victim
2016-05-02 12:08:00
The budget crisis in Springfield. . . blah blah blah. . . Read Full Story ...

Authorities seek TV in forfeiture
2016-05-02 12:06:00
When deputies raided Larry Tinnon?s auto salvage yard in Cottage Hills last month, they took note of several security cameras located throughout the business.  Read Full Story ...

WorkNet Center now located in Wood River
2016-05-02 12:00:00
The Southwestern Illinois WorkNet Center has a new home at the Madison County Wood River Facility. Read Full Story ...

11 am news

Fired megachurch preacher in St. Louis illustrates familiar journey

2016-05-02 11:55:00
High visibility ministry can set pastors on a correction-course with humility. Read Full Story ...

Conway Road bridge in west St. Louis County closed through Aug. 8

2016-05-02 11:51:00
Crews are building a new span over Maryville Creek Read Full Story ...

Schumacher honored by Rotary Club

2016-05-02 11:49:00
April student of the month was awarded to Sarah Schumacher.  Schumacher was nominated by the Edwardsville High School Fine Arts Department.  Read Full Story ...

Students trained to battle opioid overdoses

2016-05-02 11:46:00
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy faculty members Drs. Kelly Gable, Chris Herndon and Jessica Kerr have worked with the Illinois Pharmacists Association to develop and admin Read Full Story ...

St. Louis ranks high among best cities for starting business

2016-05-02 11:45:00
Springfield, K.C. also finish high for entrepreneur atmosphere Read Full Story ...

Final NGA decision expected in June

2016-05-02 11:45:00
Agency has chosen St. Louis as preferred location Read Full Story ...

Good Samaritan's reward? A stolen wallet, Bridgeton police say

2016-05-02 11:35:00
BRIDGETON ? Let no good deed go unpunished, the old saying goes. Read Full Story ...

Intersection of Delmar and Skinker to open Friday afternoon

2016-05-02 11:30:00
Crews are installing tracks for Loop Trolley Read Full Story ...

Student killed during burglary at New Jersey college frat

2016-05-02 11:01:00
NEWARK, N.J. ? A student was shot and killed Monday during a burglary at a fraternity house near the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the university president said in a statement. Read Full Story ...

9 of the 15 Trump delegates picked Saturday in Missouri aren't Trump supporters

2016-05-02 11:00:00
The Missouri GOP hosted eight congressional district conventions Saturday, selecting 24 of the delegates for the Republican National Convention. Read Full Story ...

10 am news

St. Louis man sentenced to 2 1/2 years for counterfeit scheme

2016-05-02 10:39:00
EAST ST. LOUIS ? A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for a scheme to use counterfeit money to buy vehicles, authorities said. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man sentenced to 2˝ years for counterfeit money scheme

2016-05-02 10:39:00
Eric Rogers, 23, pleaded guilty in December to a scheme with others to buy cars with fake bills and sell them for real cash. Read Full Story ...

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2016-05-02 10:20:42 CagleCartoons

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Highland man gets 17˝ years for child pornography

2016-05-02 10:20:00
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First May (Sabir Nazar)
2016-05-02 10:16:59 CagleCartoons

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Ian Eats STL: James Beard 'Best Chef: Midwest' award preview

2016-05-02 10:00:00
Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus are in the running for the prestigious award. Read Full Story ...

2 STL chefs up for James Beard 'Best Chef: Midwest' award

2016-05-02 10:00:00
Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus are in the running for the prestigious award. Read Full Story ...

9 am news

Lambert worker accused of stealing from blind woman he was assisting

2016-05-02 09:57:00
A worker at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has been charged with theft after allegedly stealing from a blind woman in a wheelchair, authorities said. Read Full Story ...

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2016-05-02 09:30:23 CagleCartoons

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2016-05-02 09:05:44 CagleCartoons

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SIUE Spring Commencement Spotlights 1,850 Graduates

2016-05-02 09:05:00

Hansen CommencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen will oversee the 2016 Spring Commencement exercises on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 for 1,850 eligible graduates. The first of four exercises will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

Thelma Mothershed Wair will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. The SIUE alumna has spent her life championing diversity efforts. In 1957, Mothershed Wair attended Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., as one of the Little Rock Nine. This followed the landmark Brown vs. the Board of Education decision in which it was determined that state-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th Amendment and was therefore unconstitutional.

After making her historic footprint, Mothershed Wair continued her education through the SIU system. She earned a bachelor’s in home economics from SIU Carbondale in 1964. She achieved a master’s in guidance and counseling from SIUE in 1970 and completed an administrative certificate in education from the University in 1972.

Camille Emig-Hill is being honored with the University’s Distinguished Service Award. She achieved a bachelor’s in mass communications and journalism in 1972 and a master’s in business administration in 1977. She began her career in business communications with Ralston Purina. Later, she worked for 30 years at Anheuser-Busch, where she retired as director of human resources shared services.

In the late 1990s, Emig-Hill joined the SIUE Department of Mass Communications Alumni Advisory Board. During her tenure, she set up an endowment in the name of her late husband, Robert Emig, who was a 1971 SIUE mass communications alum. In 2006, Emig-Hill joined the School of Business Advisory Board and continues to serve as a member of that group.

The festivities begin Friday night with the Graduate School, School of Business and School of Nursing students receiving their degrees. Nathan Wiederholt, who is earning a bachelor’s in nursing, is the student speaker for Friday’s session.

Ceremonies resume at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with the Graduate School and School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. The morning student speaker is Tarsha Moore, who is receiving a master’s in education/college student personnel administration. 

The Saturday afternoon ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) followed at 5 p.m. by the School of Pharmacy, College of Arts and Science graduate students and the School of Engineering. The student speakers will be Mariah Huelsmann, who is earning a bachelor’s in anthropology, during the afternoon session, and Ollie Langhorst, who is receiving a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, closing the day.

Photo: SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen congratulates a graduate at the 2015 fall commencement ceremony.  

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8 am news

Missouri man arrested by highway patrol dies at hospital

2016-05-02 08:49:00
Authorities believe that William Westfall, 21, ingested methamphetamine. Read Full Story ...

Florida man stopped for DUI; sister pulls up to argue, also arrested

2016-05-02 08:45:00
The drunken-driving arrests were all in the family. Read Full Story ...

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2016-05-02 08:44:22 CagleCartoons

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SIUE Engineering Students Win ASCE Geowall Competition

2016-05-02 08:40:00

Geowall studentsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students won the GeoWall Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Friday, April 22 at the Mid-Continent Student Conference at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

“I think it’s gratifying to see such hard work and dedication out of a group of students,” said team captain Andrew Burkhardt, a senior civil engineering major from Beckemeyer. “Teamwork is an extremely important aspect of engineering. Life is full of hardships. For us, it was our load frame breaking before competition from testing various wall design combinations as well as loading the frame with quite a bit of weight - approximately100 pounds each time. But we got motivated, did what we thought was best for the design and brought home the trophy for SIUE!”

Burkhardt was joined by fellow seniors Jalen Bachman, of Rochester, and David Molohon, of Springfield, and graduate student Rabindra Chaulagai. Abdolreza Osouli, PhD and assistant professor of civil engineering, is the faculty advisor. The GeoWall team competed against defending champion University of Arkansas and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The object of the annual GeoWall competition is for students to design a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall, and then test for performance in various loading scenarios.

The wall was loaded in two stages. The first stage was a five-pound surcharge load placed on the load frame with the box fully enclosed, and 55 pounds of sand slowly added to the 5-pound surcharge load. The surcharge load was to zero the deflection of the load frame. The total 60-pound load was to check the load frame for safety as well as deflection. The 60-pound load was then removed from the load frame, and the frame was then again zeroed with a 5-pound surcharge, and the box was opened. At this stage, 25 pounds of sand was poured into the 5-pound surcharge bucket.

“Our wall held well until the last grains of sand went in and then failed, which was similar to last year’s winner, Arkansas, but their wall failed much quicker than ours,” Burkhardt said. “Our design was quite simple, but strong. The workmanship done by the members of the team was nearly perfect, not quite aesthetically pleasing, but that’s not the point. We are engineers, not architects.”

Photo: SIUE School of Engineering students Jalen Bachman (left) and David Molohon work on the ASCE GeoWall competition.

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7 am news

Missouri woman charged with murder in drug overdose death

2016-05-02 07:48:00
A Caledonia, Mo., woman has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly injecting another woman with drugs last year. Read Full Story ...

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6 am news

Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schools

2016-05-02 06:35:00
The teachers are staging a sickout after a weekend announcement that the district wouldn't be able to pay its teachers starting this summer. Read Full Story ...

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2016-05-02 06:32:49 CagleCartoons

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Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

2016-05-02 06:30:00
The town said no to a chicken-processing plant and its jobs. Read Full Story ...

4 am news

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12 am news

Missouri lawmakers want to loosen gun laws, while Illinois legislators seek to tighten them

2016-05-02 00:15:00
Missouri lawmakers are considering making it legal for people to carry concealed weapons without a permit anywhere they now can carry guns openly. Read Full Story ...

Other cities move to ban topless bars after Social House II saga in University City

2016-05-02 00:15:00
Clayton, Des Peres, Maryland Heights tighten decency ordinances. Read Full Story ...

Birthday boy Backes buries Game 2 winner

2016-05-02 00:10:00
A 'prevent' defense allowed the Stars to rally from a two-goal deficit in the final period. But the Blues, on their second power play of overtime, won 4-3 on a goal by their captain and headed for home with the? Read Full Story ...

Missouri American Water rate plan questioned amid meter problems

2016-05-02 00:05:00
Thousands of meters weren't reading usage correctly, raising questions about the plan Read Full Story ...

7 shows for your radar this week (May 2-8)

2016-05-02 00:00:00
A premiere on Fox begins the week; "The Good Wife" finale ends it. Read Full Story ...

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