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10 pm news

Police officer involved in south St. Louis shooting

2017-02-18 22:50:00 STLToday.com
Suspect is shot and in stable conditions, according to police Read Full Story ...

Man wounded by police after striking cruiser

2017-02-18 22:50:00 STLToday.com
A police officer was also injured in a related crash Read Full Story ...

Man killed by wrong-way driver in St. Charles County

2017-02-18 22:45:00 STLToday.com
He was coming home from work. Read Full Story ...

Tennessee extends Mizzou's road woes as Tigers fall 90-70

2017-02-18 22:05:00 STLToday.com
Overmatched Missouri suffers its 33rd consecutive road loss. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



Holocaust survivor advises Washington U crowd: Engage in politics, educate yourself

2017-02-18 18:00:00 STLToday.com
Eva Schloss offers encouragement, including: "As long as we stick together as a people, wanting things to be better, we will get it." Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



Concealed carry interest drops after passage of Missouri gun law

2017-02-18 17:30:00 STLToday.com
Highway Patrol data shows the number of fingerprint checks for permits requested in December were fewer than the previous 3-year low. Read Full Story ...

Supporters want Route 66 designated as historic trail

2017-02-18 17:30:00 STLToday.com
Proposed federal legislation would likely make the road part of the National Park Service, which would provide signs and online resources to promote the highway. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Body of man discovered in heavily wooded area near Cahokia

2017-02-18 16:22:00 STLToday.com
The body was found Saturday afternoon off Highway 3 near a levee. Read Full Story ...

Maryland Heights clears up trash confusion caused by mailers

2017-02-18 16:15:00 STLToday.com
The city publicized a notice after receiving calls from residents who got mail about what appeared to be a new company contracted to pick up trash. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man charged with robbing O'Fallon, Ill., bank

2017-02-18 16:00:00 STLToday.com
Marcus J. Thornton, 36, was arrested Friday in Madison County, police said. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



SLU held to 40 points in loss at Fordham

2017-02-18 15:31:00 STLToday.com
NEW YORK ? It?s a rebuilding season for the St. Louis University basketball team, and better days are ahead. Everyone gets that. Read Full Story ...

Blues winning streak snapped by 3-2 loss to Sabres

2017-02-18 15:18:00 STLToday.com
Blues have 39 shots on goal, but they're called for six penalties Read Full Story ...

Girl, 14, dies in fall from water tower in Belleville

2017-02-18 15:00:00 STLToday.com
Police say they are investigating the incident as a possible suicide. Read Full Story ...

Editorial: We recommend Antonio French in the St. Louis Democratic mayoral primary

2017-02-18 15:00:00 STLToday.com
The March 7 mayoral primaries offer St. Louisans a basic choice between maintaining an unacceptable status quo or taking a chance on a substantially new direction. Democratic voters? best option to put our city on a better course is to? Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Julie Mather Schnuck was a birding enthusiast

2017-02-18 14:15:00 STLToday.com
She became a real student to birdwatching and migration. Read Full Story ...

Mizzou routed at Tennessee 90-70

2017-02-18 14:15:00 STLToday.com
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ? Grant Williams scored 25 points and Robert Hubbs III added 21 on Saturday as Tennessee breezed to a 90-70 victory over Missouri. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Utility Jedd: A big bat searching for the glove that fits

2017-02-18 13:54:00 STLToday.com
Thrown into a versatile role a year ago, Cardinals' leading slugger in 2016 has a plan for his position entering 2017. Read Full Story ...

SIUE?s Fifth Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Draws Regional Students

2017-02-18 13:30:00 SIUE.edu

SWE-IGE-girlsThe Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville entertained more than 250 students at its fifth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the SIUE School of Engineering building.

Girls from grades 5-8 attended the daylong event that offered exposure to the engineering field. Participants completed a total of five activities, covering the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial and computer science engineering.

Small groups used teamwork to design and create their projects. The creative problem solving aspects of engineering were discussed and explored. The participants worked collaboratively on projects, were encouraged to ask questions and used their imagination.

“We had 273 register, which is the most ever for this event, so the turnout was pretty good,” said Chrishawna Nash, a junior computer science major and SWE youth outreach chair. “I’ve gone to all the rooms, and it’s enjoyable to watch the girls work on projects, seeing them know what they want to do and get a chance to learn or practice it before they get to high school.”

Professional women engineers and SIUE students were on site to provide support and guidance to participants. Following the completion of each activity, the professional engineers and the SIUE engineering students offered analysis and asked the participants probing questions about the project.

“This is awesome for girls … they’re so dedicated, excited, driven and interested in the subject matter,” said Sarah Vonkampen, a senior industrial engineering major from Gurnee. “It’s great that our school makes the Engineering Building available to do this. It shows off the campus, and young girls get to learn about the college experience in general. It’s networking at a young age as they meet students, professors and alumni.”

“This is wonderful, because I never had anything like this when I was growing up,” said Caroline Williams, a seven-year veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a SIUE alum (2011, civil engineering). “As a professional, I’m a minority in my field, so we need more women. I want to inspire them and let them know that they don’t need to be a man to be in this profession.

“It’s rewarding to see the thrill in their eyes, applying their problem-solving skills to the task and kids are excited about learning.”

Additionally, the SIUE STEM Center offered a special presentation for parents and teachers to outline challenges young women face in STEM fields, and discuss ways to overcome those difficulties.

“Motivated educators and supportive parents already know how to provide opportunities for girls to engage in STEM topics, but we want to make sure they know some of the social pitfalls that can prevent girls from pursuing those interests,” said Colin Wilson, SIUE STEM Resource Center manager. “We provided a tour of the SIUE STEM Center as part of the presentation, where we highlighted the materials and expertise we offer on campus to support those interested in pursuing STEM disciplines.”

The $15 registration fee included all activities, lunch and a T-shirt for each girl.

For more information, contact swesiue@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/swesiue.

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Norma McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

2017-02-18 13:03:00 STLToday.com
Her lawsuit under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the landmark court decision that legalized abortion; she later became an outspoken abortion opponent. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



HBO's 'Crashing' is a hopeful look at a struggling stand-up

2017-02-18 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Pete Holmes created the comedy and produces with Judd Apatow. Read Full Story ...

A mass killer: St. Louis heroin deaths hit new high

2017-02-18 11:00:00 STLToday.com
Addition of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has made illicit drug use more lethal. Death toll from opioids has quietly surpassed homicides. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Blues will start Allen in goal against Sabres

2017-02-18 10:59:00 STLToday.com
BUFFALO -- Jake Allen will be back in goal for the Blues for their matinee game against the Sabres on Saturday, but Paul Stastny will sit out one more game. Read Full Story ...

Why Tennessee Williams rests for eternity in the city he openly despised

2017-02-18 10:00:00 STLToday.com
The playwright's brother wrote the final act. Read Full Story ...

Inside Missouri governor's media ground game

2017-02-18 10:00:00 STLToday.com
Gov. Eric Greitens, a political newcomer, relies heavily on Facebook and Twitter while avoiding the Capitol press corps to get his message out. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Beyond Patty-Cake: Patricia McKissack collects games, songs from childhood

2017-02-18 09:30:00 STLToday.com
Patricia McKissack was sitting with her sister years ago talking about the hand claps they used to chant as kids. Her sister began one, and McKissack remembered it immediately. Read Full Story ...

Along for the Ride: Waiting to see how Trump's infrastructure plans will affect St. Louis

lthorsen@post-dispatch.com (Leah Thorsen)
2017-02-18 09:00:00 STLToday.com
Those in key transportation positions say public-private partnerships, which Trump supports, already happening Read Full Story ...

7 am news



From Roosevelt to Trump, Japanese Americans see similarity in executive orders signed 75 years apart

2017-02-18 07:00:00 STLToday.com
National security wrestles with constitutional rights when a president places restrictions on a specific group of people. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Ladue couple's presidential signature collection brings American history to life

2017-02-18 06:45:00 STLToday.com
Mark Mantovani of Ladue has the signatures of 44 presidents of the United States on the wall of his home. He's still looking for Trump's. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Cards' first day helps set a tempo for work ahead

2017-02-18 01:50:00 STLToday.com
Emphasis is both on fun and taking care of details. Read Full Story ...

Ortiz: Keep negativity away from the ballpark

2017-02-18 01:45:00 STLToday.com
Before their first full-squad workout, the Cardinals set the tone with a players-only meeting that featured a long pep talk from new center fielder Dexter Fowler. Read Full Story ...

Hochman: Tarasenko says Blues are playing for each other

2017-02-18 01:40:00 STLToday.com
The face of the franchise has been stone. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Art meets science; UMSL grad student illustrates children's book

2017-02-18 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Lara Edwards is a master?s student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is also a proud published artist. Read Full Story ...

Missouri military museum gets 'Black Heritage Month' exhibit

2017-02-18 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Tony Jenkins, who was killed while serving with the "Harlem Hellfighters," is part of the Museum of Missouri Military History's Black Heritage Month exhibit. Read Full Story ...

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