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|Local families give Washington U. students a 'home away from home'St Louis Today.com / 4 h. 33 min. ago more|
The hope is for the St. Louis area family to become the students’ "home away from home."
|Cahokia couple stranded in Atlanta airport: ‘Apocalyptic’ sceneFOX2now.com / 4 h. 42 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS, MO- The power outage at one of the world’s busiest airports has not surprisingly thrown wrenches into air travel across the country. Authorities say power at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport should be restored overnight Sunday into Monday morning, but not before leaving thousands of passengers stranded there and elsewhere due to cancelled flights. Several flights between St. Louis and Atlanta were cancelled Sunday, including one that was supposed to deliver Lamar and Crystal Gines of Cahokia home following a Caribbean cruise. Their flight from Puerto Rico landed in Atlanta around 1pm Sunday, after the power went out. Lamar spoke to FOX2 by phone from the airport, after spending five hours aboard the plane stopped on the tarmac. After walking across the pavement and up some stairs into the airport, where there was only power thanks to generators, Gines said it was an “apocalyptic” scene. “Light ‘Night of the Living Dead’ or something like that,” Gines said, adding that fellow travelers seemed like they were in a daze. The pair will spend the night in Atlanta before deciding if they’ll rent a car to complete the journey or board a rescheduled flight that’s supposed to leave at 12:05 pm, with stops in Dayton and Detroit before arriving in St. Louis. Despite it all, Gines is taking it in stride, even as the whir of activity and buzzers was still evident in the background. He described the adventure home as an “extended vacation.”
|You Paid For It: Progress on riverfront redevelopment in St. LouisFOX2now.com / 4 h. 42 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS, MO - You Paid For It takes a look at plans to try to resurrect the troubled North Riverfront area. A proposal from two years ago calls for entertainment venues, offices, and residential development in the area now dotted with vacant lots and dilapidated buildings. There are some bright spots, like Laclede's Landing and the Lumiere Casino complex. But much of the 180 acres is badly in need of development. St. Louis Officials say the public should see some significant improvement in two years as their plans take hold. Right now they're not saying how much the redevelopment will cost or how long it will take to complete. They insist St. Louis has not been dragging its feet. Much of the focus in recent years has been to give the Gateway Arch and the surrounding grounds a facelift
|You Paid For It: Progress on riverfront redevelopment in St. Louis - fox2now.comGoogle News / 4 h. 43 min. ago more|
You Paid For It: Progress on riverfront redevelopment in St. Louisfox2now.comST. LOUIS, MO - You Paid For It takes a look at plans to try to resurrect the troubled North Riverfront area. A proposal from two years ago calls for entertainment venues, offices, and residential development in the area now dotted with vacant lots and ...
|MLB Pitcher Donates SW Mo. Mansion to Camp BarnabasCBSlocal.com / 5 h. 20 min. ago more|
REEDS SPRING, Mo. (AP) — Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, are donating a mansion and 100 acres of land in southwest Missouri to charity that provides camps for children with special needs and chronic illnesses and their siblings. The 32,000-square foot home will be donated to Camp Barnabas. The mansion and land is near Table Rock Lake near Reeds Springs. Heidi Hamels grew up in Buffalo, Missouri. The Springfield News-Leader reports an attorney for the couple said they thought the mansion would be their dream home. But when Hamels was traded to the Rangers, they moved to Texas and never moved into the Missouri house. Hamels said in a news release Friday that he and his wife wanted to help the charity make children’s dreams come true. ___ Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|MLB Pitcher Donates SW Mo. Mansion to Camp Barnabas - CBS St. LouisGoogle News / 5 h. 21 min. ago more|
CBS St. LouisMLB Pitcher Donates SW Mo. Mansion to Camp BarnabasCBS St. LouisREEDS SPRING, Mo. (AP) — Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, are donating a mansion and 100 acres of land in southwest Missouri to charity that provides camps for children with special needs and chronic illnesses and their siblings ...and more »
|Deaths of Toronto billionaire philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife called “suspicious”KPLR 11 / 6 h. 45 min. ago more|
Watch Video Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday afternoon, CNN affiliate CTV reports. The Toronto Police Service is investigating the deaths as “suspicious.” On Sunday police released a statement saying autopsies determined that the cause of death for both Barry and Honey Sherman was “ligature neck compressions.” The police statement did not elaborate beyond that wording. During a press conference Friday, Constable David Hopkinson said police, fire units and ambulance responded to a “medical complaint” just before noon on Friday. Ontario politicians who spoke out on social media said the deceased were generous philanthropists. Minister of Health Dr. Eric Hoskins tweeted: “I am beyond words right now. My dear friends Barry and Honey Sherman have been found dead. Wonderful human beings, incredible philanthropists, great leaders in health care. A very, very sad day. Barry, Honey, rest in peace.” Minister of Economic Development Brad Duguid also expressed his condolences on Twitter. “Deeply shocked & saddened to hear of the deaths of Barry & Honey Sherman. Philanthropists and entrepreneurs who made our province a better place to live.” Hopkinson said that there are no concerns for the public’s safety. “The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way,” he said. According to CTV, Sherman was the chairman of generic drugmaker Apotex, which he founded in 1974. Apotex went on to become the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company. Jordan Berman, global director of corporate communications for Apotex, called the news of the deaths “tragic.” “All of us at Apotex are deeply shocked and saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time,” Berman said in a statement to CNN. Constable Hopkinson said that the investigation was still in its early stages and the deaths were not being treated as homicides. “This is just a suspicious death. We are only investigating that as such right now. If it is determined to be a homicide, then our investigators from homicide will come in.” TM & © 2017 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
|Crosses count 199 St. Louis murders in 2017KPLR 11 / 6 h. 53 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS, MO - The city of St. Louis is approaching a tragic milestone. Police are now investigating the 199th homicide of the year. The last time St. Louis experienced 200 homicides was 1995, 22 years ago. One church is helping to put the numbers in perspective. White crosses are strategically placed outside Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. On the lawn each one represents a life lost to homicide in the city of st. Louis this year. It is a December tradition started by the Mt. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Church leaders say the crosses are meant to memorialize the victims of violence. The church says it's a reminder to the community about how many times this year people have turned to violence to settle their differences . The pastor says some people have given up on trying to make things better but the stakes are too high for him to do that. He hopes the rest of the st. Louis community will agree. Each cross bears the name of a homicide victim. The crosses will remain in place until January 1, 2018.
|Power outage at Atlanta airport leaves thousands of travelers strandedKPLR 11 / 6 h. 57 min. ago more|
Watch Video ATLANTA – Travelers stranded on planes on the tarmac for hours. Darkness in the terminal. Passengers guiding their cautious steps by the flashlights on their phones. The power outage Sunday at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport caused chaos, confusion and frustration, disrupting travel at the world’s busiest airport. All Sunday flights between St. Louis-Lambert International Airport and Atlanta have been cancelled. Delta is offering a travel waiver. Travelers were greeted by darkness or dimly lit terminals. One traveler recalled the lights going off in the jetway as he disembarked from his flight from Boston. The outage affected the sprawling airport’s many restaurants, where employees told customers they had to pay cash “I was like, ‘Gosh, what’s going on? It could be weather,'” Cierra Klett, who was standing in the security-check line when the lights started flickering, told CNN affilaite WGCL. “Finally it went off, I was like, ‘Oh no, like, it could be something way worse than just weather.'” Rosemarie Frontero had just walked into the airport when the lights went out. “At first, we were surprised and we were hoping the generators would go right in, it would kick back in, but now we don’t know what we’re going to do,” said Frontero, who was heading home to New Jersey after attending her son’s graduation at the University of Alabama. As the hours ticked on, Frontero told WGCL everybody was waiting for somebody to explain what had happened. “They’re not saying anything. They’re just saying that no planes are coming and no planes are going,” she said. Jessica Wine said she was stuck on a Delta flight from Houston for nearly four hours. Eventually, a crew brought moveable stairs to the plane, allowing passengers to deplane onto the tarmac, Wine said. Passengers walked to the stairs of the jetway and then through the dark passage. Before she made it into the terminal, Wine, of Atlanta, told CNN by phone from the stopped plane that some of her fellow travelers were “getting a little agitated.” Overall, though, she said she was “really surprised how calm everybody is being because it’s totally out of our control.” Crew members tried to keep people calm, bringing them water and snacks, while they waited for gate clearance, Wine said. Wine said she saw food vendors walking up to the plane, hoisting boxes of water above their heads to crew members who reached out of the plane door to grab them. With weak cell phone service and spotty wi-fi connections, Wine said some passengers had difficulty rescheduling their flights. “I’m trying not to get stressed out about it. There is nothing any of us can do,” Wine said. Some outbound customers like Heather Kerwin of Atlanta didn’t stick around for long. Kerwin said she was dropped off at the lower entrance to the airport’s south terminal shortly after 1 p.m. for her 2:30 p.m. New York-bound flight. “It was completely pitch black,” she said, She recalled an officer telling her she might want to “use the light on your phone to see where you’re going.” Kerwin said she used the flashlight on her phone to walk up the escalator. She saw “people crammed everywhere. Suitcases everywhere. Little kids crying,” near the ticket desks and kiosks. On an already dreary, rainy day in Atlanta, the only light in the building filtered in from the windows. At one point, passengers hushed each other to hear a Delta representative, who was trying to get travelers’ attention by shouting, Kerwin recalled. “There were a few emergency lights on but it was really dark — felt totally apocalyptic. I decided to get the hell out of there,” she said.
|Dine out fundraiser planned for wounded Arnold Police Officer Ryan O’ConnorKPLR 11 / 7 h. 4 min. ago more|
ELLISVILLE, MO - She organized successful dine out events for injured Ballwin Police Officer Mike Flamion and the family of fallen St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder. Now, Katie Zaitz-Fink has organized a dine out event for critically wounded Arnold Police Officer Ryan O’Connor. More than 50 restaurants will be donating a portion of their proceeds from Wednesday, December 20th to help the O’Connor family. Zaitz-Fink hopes that number will grow. “I guess due to the holidays the response has been a little bit lackluster,” she said. She said any restaurant wanting to participate can email: email@example.com or send a message through Facebook “Just 10 percent of a day’s sales that you could donate to Officer O’Connor and his family would mean so much to him and his family and to our first responders,” said Zaitz-Fink. The owner of Walnut Grill is a military veteran and supports service members and police on a regular basis. All three of his St. Louis area locations will donate 20% of their sales on Wednesday to the effort. “We want to support and help Officer O’Connor and his family anyway that we can,” said Walnut Grill manager Gina Parrott.
|Firefighters discover Granite City couple dead after house fireKPLR 11 / 7 h. 8 min. ago more|
GRANITE CITY, IL - A man and a woman are dead after their house caught fire overnight in Granite City. It happened around 4:30am Sunday in a home in the 1700 block of Minerva Street. Firefighter say when they arrived on the scene there was heavy fire coming from the living room of the house. Once they were able to get safely into the home, they found the victims, Randall Witter, Sr., 70, and Rhonda Witter, 59. They leave behind five children and eight grandchildren. The family says the couple’s beloved dog, Boston, also died. Some family members have already placed balloons and a cross in the front yard. Neighbors say the couple had only lived on the block for a few weeks. The cause of the fire in under investigation. Funeral arrangements are pending via the Wojstrom Funeral Home of Pontoon Beach, Illinois. The family has started a GoFundMe account to help with funeral costs.
|St. Louis man charged with robbing, then murdering family - ABC NewsGoogle News / 11 h. 35 min. ago more|
ABC NewsSt. Louis man charged with robbing, then murdering familyABC NewsThe St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued charges on Ja'Vonne Dupree, 20 years of age, of the 5300 block of Arsenal Street, St. Louis, MO 63139, for four counts of Murder in the 1st Degree, four counts of Robbery in the 1st Degree, nine ...and more »
|Spotlight: 51 years later, the story of 3 Roosevelt High seniors murdered at Meramec River clubhouseSt Louis Today.com / 12 h. 18 min. ago more|
Suspect in triple homicide later shot to death, as was hood tied to suspect's slaying
|Messenger: Secret texts a metaphor for all that has gone wrong in Greitens' first yearSt Louis Today.com / 13 h. 3 min. ago more|
A satirical look at what it's like to have a conversation with Missouri's governor.
|Blues call up defenseman Alex Pietrangelo from InjuryKPLR 11 / 15 h. 50 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS- The St. Louis Blues have announced that defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will be back on the ice after missing the past four games due to a lower- body injury. Pietrangelo is an asset to the Blues, he is ranked third among all defensemen with seven goals on the season. Tonight the Blues take on the Winnipeg Jets Sunday at 5p.m.
|CAPCR Calls for “Anyone but O’Toole” Call-In CampaignSt. Louis American / 16 h. 6 min. ago more|
The St. Louis community needs to stop Interim Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole from being installed as the city's permanent chief, said leaders of the Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR.)
|35-mile police chase hits speeds of 90+ mph, ends in St. Louis with an arrest - STLtoday.comGoogle News / 16 h. 8 min. ago more|
STLtoday.com35-mile police chase hits speeds of 90+ mph, ends in St. Louis with an arrestSTLtoday.comST. LOUIS • A police chase that began in Franklin County Saturday night reached speeds of more than 90 mph on Interstate 44 before ending in St. Louis with an arrest, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. It wasn't immediately clear how the chase began ...
|Mnuchin says he has no reason to think Trump will fire MuellerKPLR 11 / 16 h. 8 min. ago more|
Watch Video Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he doesn’t have any reason to believe President Donald Trump will fire special counsel Robert Mueller. “I was at dinner last night with the President and Vice President. I haven’t heard anything about this, any firing,” Mnuchin told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning. “I don’t have any reason to believe the President is going to do that,” Mnuchin later said, adding, “but that’s obviously up to him.” The comments come after lawyers for Trump’s transition accused the special counsel of “unlawfully” obtaining tens of thousands of emails from the transition. Mnuchin added that Washington has to “get past this investigation.” “It’s a giant distraction,” he said of Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. “Nobody has said that in any way this impacted the election. … I think it should be over quickly, because I think there’s nothing there.” The US intelligence community has concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed efforts to influence the presidential election campaign in ways that would help Trump and hurt his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Mnuchin’s comments come a day after White House special counsel Ty Cobb told CNN in a statement that there are no plans to fire Mueller. “As the White House has consistently said for months, there is no consideration of firing the special counsel,” Cobb said. White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short echoed Cobb on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “There is no conversation about that whatsoever in the White House,” Short said. “You guys keep bringing that up,” he added when pressed on the issue. “We have continued to cooperate in every way possible with that investigation.” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, of Texas, said Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week” on the prospect of firing Mueller: “I think that would be a mistake myself.” California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier and other Democratic lawmakers have expressed concerns in recent days that Trump would fire Mueller, prompting some of the discussion Sunday. “I believe that the President wants all of this shut down,” Speier speculated during an appearance Friday on KQED in California. “He wants to shut down these investigations and he wants to fire special counsel Mueller.” Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted his own concerns on Friday, saying, “I’m increasingly worried Republicans will shut down the House Intelligence Committee investigation at the end of the month.” Senator-elect Doug Jones, D-Alabama, told “State of the Union” that he believes the investigation will roll on, but added that “anybody would need to be concerned if Bob Mueller was fired.” “I think this is just going to run its course,” the former federal prosecutor said. “I don’t think he’s going to rush it. But at the same time, I think he’s moving fairly expeditiously because he understands the importance of trying to get this over and out in the open as soon as possible.” Trump has been critical of the FBI in recent weeks following reports that top FBI employees were exchanging messages last year referring to him in derogatory terms during the campaign. On Friday, the President was asked by a reporter if he thought Mueller’s team was biased. “Well, it’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI,” Trump said. “But we’re going to rebuild the FBI. It’ll be bigger and better than ever, but it is very sad when you look at those documents, and how they’ve done that is very, very disgraceful, and you have a lot of angry people that are seeing it. It’s a very sad thing to watch, I will tell you that.” Trump added a moment later, “And I’m going today on behalf of the FBI, their new building, and you know, but everybody — not me — but everybody, the level of anger at what they’ve been witnessing with respect to the FBI is certainly very sad.”
|Doug Jones says it’s time to move on, even though Moore won’t concede AL electionKPLR 11 / 16 h. 9 min. ago more|
Watch Video The winner of the Alabama special election, Senator-elect Doug Jones, says he’s ready to move forward despite Roy Moore’s refusal to concede the race. Jones, a Democrat, told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning that he’s “ready to go regardless of whether (Moore) concedes or not.” “I say it’s time to move on. Alabama has spoken,” Jones added. “It was a close election, there is no question about that. But, you know, elections can be close sometimes. But now it’s time to heal.” Jones is the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama, beating Moore amid a firestorm of allegations that the Republican candidate had sexually abused teenagers, claims which Moore has continually denied. On Saturday, Moore’s campaign sent out a fundraising email that appeared to bring the integrity of the election into question. “This race is not over until the numerous reports of fraud have been investigated, all votes have been counted and the Alabama Secretary of State officially certifies the results,” the email states. The campaign did not offer any evidence of irregularities in the email. On Thursday, Moore released a video saying he will not concede the election until the Alabama secretary of state certifies the election, which is scheduled to happen no earlier than December 26 and no later than January 3. The secretary of state, John Merrill, has said it is “highly unlikely” that Jones would not be certified as the winner of the election.
|Trump transition accuses Mueller of ‘unlawfully’ obtaining emailsKPLR 11 / 16 h. 12 min. ago more|
Watch Video Lawyers representing the Trump presidential transition wrote to members of Congress accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of obtaining unauthorized access to tens of thousands of transition emails, including what they claim to be documents protected by attorney-client privilege. The transition maintains the emails, which were on a government domain, were its property and should not have been handed over without its approval. The emails in question involve 13 transition officials, including four senior ones, according to the letter. The lawyer, Kory Langhofer, wrote to leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and House Oversight and Government Reform committees because he said the General Services Administration, which supports presidential transitions, “unlawfully produced” private materials of the transition although the GSA “did not own or control the records in question.” Langhofer wrote in the letter that the Special Counsel’s Office “was actively using those materials without any notice” to transition officials. The letter states there were two other occasions where the Special Counsel’s Office did not notify transition officials that their records had been requested or received. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, responded to the accusations early Sunday. “When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process,” Carr said. GSA Deputy Counsel Lenny Loewentritt disputed a claim by Langhofer that the GSA’s general counsel had agreed in June that any requests for transition records would go to the Trump campaign, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday night. Loewentritt said transition officials were told that “in using our devices,” materials “would not be held back in any law enforcement” requests. He added there was a series of agreements between the transition and GSA for using its goods and therefore there was no expectation of privacy. Langhofer’s letter also states that Special Counsel’s Office had obtained transition laptops, cell phones and at least one iPad after the FBI requested them of career GSA staff without a subpoena. The letter also says a representative of the Special Counsel’s Office told transition officials it did not recover any documents from that hardware, but failed “to disclose the critical fact that … the Special Counsel’s office had simultaneously received from the GSA tens of thousands of emails.” “The materials produced by the GSA to the Special Counsel’s Office therefore included materials protected by the attorney-client privilege, the deliberative process privilege, and the presidential communications privilege,” the letter maintains. Axios first reported the existence of the emails, and Fox News first reported the transition lawyer’s letter. The transition lawyer is asking the members of Congress to act to protect future presidential transitions from having “private records misappropriated by government agencies, particularly in the context of sensitive investigations intersecting with political motives.” Specifically, the lawyer is asking if future transitions receive request or demand for documents it must provide notice to transition officials and an opportunity to respond.
|NY Times: Pentagon study of UFOs revealedKPLR 11 / 16 h. 13 min. ago more|
Beyond preparing for the next field of battle, or advancing a massive arsenal that includes nuclear weapons, the Pentagon has also researched the possible existence of UFOs. The New York Times reported Saturday on the once completely classified project that began because of the intense interest in the subject by former Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada. According to the Times, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program was launched in 2007 after the Nevada Democrat spoke to his longtime friend, Robert Bigelow, the billionaire founder of an aerospace company. Bigelow has spoken about his belief in UFOs visiting the United States as well as the existence of aliens. Among the anomalies the program studied, the paper said, were video and audio recordings of aerial encounters by military pilots and unknown objects, as well as interviews with people who said they had experienced physical encounters with such objects. In one instance, the program looked at video footage of a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet surrounded by a glowing object of unknown origin traveling at a high rate of speed in a location that officials declined to identify, the paper said. The Pentagon says the program has since been shuttered. “The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 timeframe,” Pentagon spokesman Tom Crosson told CNN. “It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a change.” But according to the Times, certain aspects of the program still exist with officials from the program continuing to investigate encounters brought to them by service members, while these officials still carry out their other duties within the Defense Department. The former director of the program told the paper that he worked with officials from the Navy and CIA from his office in the Pentagon until this past October, when he resigned in protest. He said a replacement had been named, but he declined to identify them. Reid, the Times says, was also supported in his efforts to fund the program by the late Sens. Ted Stevens of Alaska, Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, and John Glenn of Ohio, the first American to orbit the Earth, who told Reid the federal government should take a serious look at UFOs. And working to keep a program that he was sure would draw scrutiny from others, Reid said he, Stevens and Inouye made sure there was never any public debate about the program on the Senate floor during budget debates. “This was so-called black money,” Reid told the Times regarding the Defense Department budget for classified programs.
|California fire: Resident says neighborhood looks like ‘war zone’KPLR 11 / 16 h. 15 min. ago more|
Jeannette Frescas was not concerned about the Thomas Fire until the massive blaze inched toward her neighborhood in Southern California. “At midnight, I woke up with flashlight in my face,” Frescas told CNN affiliate KEYT. “I looked out my window and there were flames that were about a 100 feet all around us.” Like many residents, Frescas was caught off guard by the fire that has roared through Southern California for 13 days. She’s one of tens of thousands of residents who piled into cars and fled as ferocious winds drove the third-largest blaze in the state toward Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. “Once a paradise, was like war zone,” Frescas said of her Ventura apartment complex that was destroyed by the blaze. Ventura resident Patricia Rye woke up to her son-in-law pounding on her door. She didn’t get a chance to pack any valuables, and fled her home of 17 years in the dead of the night. “I didn’t have time to take anything,” Rye told the affiliate. “My wallet, or any of my personal things. I literally left with the clothes on my back. If I had been thinking I would have got into my car, but I wasn’t thinking so my car was there.” Thousands of residents in Santa Barbara threatened by the blaze are under mandatory and voluntary evacuations while others like Frescas were allowed back in their homes. The fire is so massive, more than 8,400 firefighters are working around the clock to save lives and contain it. It’s bigger than New York City , and has left neighborhoods in piles of soot and concrete as it rapidly moves through the area. Latest developments • Cause of death: Firefighter Cory David Iverson, 32, died of “thermal injuries and smoke inhalation,” according to autopsy results from the Ventura County medical examiner’s office. Iverson lost his life battling the Thomas Fire on Thursday. A total of two people have been killed since the fire started. • Hefty price tag: About $110 million has been spent fighting the massive blaze, fire officials said. It was 40% contained Saturday night. • Can’t catch a break: Firefighters are up for a challenging day Sunday as high winds are expected to fan the flames. Red-flag warnings are in effect for a large swathe of Southern California through late Sunday, with wind gusts of up to 55 mph expected overnight, according to CNN meteorologist Gene Norman. • So many firefighters: The Thomas Fire is so massive, more than 8,400 firefighters are working around the clock to save lives and contain it. • Moving up the record: The blaze has charred 267,500 acres, and is now the third-largest wildfire in modern California history. Evacuations Twelve thousand people were evacuated in Santa Barbara County, with animals at the local zoo threatened as well. Santa Barbara Zoo closed Saturday and many animals were placed into cages in case of possible evacuations, zoo officials said. Only the endangered California condors and griffon vultures were taken to the Los Angeles Zoo, according to officials. The zoo had kept most animals indoors, away from smoke. Oprah Winfrey, who has a home in one of the areas under evacuation orders, tweeted about the fire Saturday. “Still praying for our little town,” she said. “Winds picked up this morning creating a perfect storm of bad for firefighters,” she said. Meanwhile, residents who had evacuated their homes in Ventura County — where the fire began– were allowed to return Saturday. Jim Holden considers himself lucky that firefighters saved his home and items. “They put a water screen between my house and the house next door that was burning in an attempt to save it, but they didn’t think they were going to be successful,” he told CNN affiliate KABC. “They broke in and they saved my family photos and my computer, and things that they thought would be important to me.”
|Couple loses two homes in two months to California wildfiresKPLR 11 / 16 h. 16 min. ago more|
Watch Video Dr. Antonio Wong and his wife remember falling in love with their first home, a 3,000 square-foot beauty in Southern California they’ve owned for more than a decade. “You have your first love, your first home, your first car,” said Wong, 50, an anesthesiologist. They rented out their Ventura home when they moved out of state in 2008. But California drew them back. In May of this year, Wong and his wife, Pratima, 48, bought their second home in the state, this time in Santa Rosa in the north. It was not far from Wong’s family in the Bay Area. Now, both homes are gone. They were lost to raging wildfires within two months of each other. In October, the Tubbs Fire destroyed their Santa Rosa home. Last week, the Thomas Fire torched their Ventura home. “It was pretty devastating. It didn’t seem like I could lose two houses in two separate fires only two months apart,” Antonio Wong said. Now, the couple is trying to figure out their next steps. “I have so much to do to rebuild my house here,” the doctor said. “The thought of trying to rebuild a house down there at the same time is overwhelming. I don’t know what I am going to do.” A ‘security blanket’ In 2003, Wong bought the Ventura home while he and Pratima were still dating. The former owner allowed them to put less than 10% down and entered into an owner financing arrangement. The home had three fireplaces. French doors in the living room. Wong added a hot tub in the backyard. He invited co-workers to host baby showers and other celebrations there. “When you walk in, you just feel comfortable,” he said. To them, the home was “a security blanket.” He and Pratima, who hails from Thailand, moved to the Seattle area in 2008 and later to Reno, Nevada, for Wong’s work. None of those places felt like home, though. Around July 2016, the Wongs moved to Santa Rosa to be closer to his family. They rented before buying about a year later, just a couple months before the Tubbs Fire. “Since leaving Ventura, it was the most at home we’d felt,” Wong said. “We started to unpack boxes we’d had packed for years.” Wong celebrated his 50th birthday at the Santa Rosa home in September. He smoked ribs and brisket for the party. ‘It looked like a torch’ In October, the couple’s 19-year-old adopted son woke up his parents after he saw the glow of the Tubbs Fire in the distance. Glued to the news, the family gathered their dog and cat. The smoke grew thicker, making the air hard to breathe. The fire hadn’t engulfed homes in their neighborhood yet, but neighbors were already evacuating their homes. “We didn’t take all the stuff you would take if you thought your house was going to burn,” Wong said. “So, we took a couple changes of clothes and our IDs, and that’s it.” As they drove away, they saw a pine tree on fire across the street. “It looked like a torch. That’s when we realized we might not come back,” he said. The wildfire turned their home into ash and melted two of their cars and a motorcycle. The Tubbs Fire, which scorched more than 36,000 acres was most destructive of the blazes in Napa and Sonoma counties. “Well, I still have that house down there,” Wong reassured himself, referring to the Ventura home. The Wongs moved into a Santa Rosa rental unit late last month. Earlier in November, the couple wore protective gear as they spent hours sifting through the rubble of the torched Santa Rosa home. They were looking for Pratima’s wedding ring and a family heirloom passed down from her grandmother. “There is not a lot you could do, you just kind of sit there and look at the ashes and try to figure out where something might be,” Wong said. He added: “It alters your sense of everything.” Losing the Ventura house was ‘painful’ On December 4, they had a home-cooked meal. That day, the Thomas Fire broke out hundreds of miles to the south. “It was starting to feel like … we’re going to start rebuilding; we’re getting back on our feet,” Wong said. Around dawn the next day, Wong woke up to a warning about the Southern California fire, one of six major blazes that firefighters would battle. “Bad news. Fire in Santa Paula rapidly moving into Ventura. Giving you a heads up since you have house there,” a friend’s text message said. Hours later, another message said: “You house was just on tv briefly. Spa looked to be on fire.” The couple’s four tenants, including three military service members, evacuated the Ventura home. Pratima said it was difficult to watch their residence on fire on television. They still haven’t seen the house in person. “Losing that house was very painful, because I know that house was loved by a lot of people, including the previous owners,” she said. The Thomas Fire, which is larger than New York City, was about 25% contained Tuesday, according to Cal Fire. Throughout the ordeal, the Wongs have felt the support of family and neighbors in Santa Rosa. “Everybody has been so supportive,” Wong said. “I don’t know what to ask for. But everybody keeps saying, ‘What do you need?’ ” The couple wants to rebuild the Santa Rosa home, but Wong said he is unsure whether their insurance will cover the rebuilding costs. And the possibility of a year-round California wildfire seasons, as predicted by Gov. Jerry Brown, frightens him. “California is changing. There’s been a lot of conversation around this could be the new normal,” Wong said. He added: “We are scared of fires. Now we have two things to be scared of: earthquakes and fire.”
|The California wildfires by the numbersKPLR 11 / 16 h. 17 min. ago more|
A spate of California wildfires has destroyed an area larger than New York City and Boston — combined. And with only a quarter of the colossal Thomas Fire contained, the end is a long way off. Santa Ana winds literally have been adding fuel to the fires. Here are the staggering numbers behind the blazes: 267,500 acres That’s the size of the Thomas Fire, the largest one ripping across Southern California. It started in Ventura County and is now moving across Santa Barbara County. At over 260,000 acres, the Thomas Fire is the third-largest blaze in modern California history. It’s torched an area larger than New York City. Altogether, wildfires this month have destroyed more than 270,000 acres in Southern California, officials have said. $110 million That’s how much money had been spent fighting the Thomas Fire, according to Ventura County. And the cost is sure to grow since the inferno was still only 40% contained as of Saturday evening. 18,000 homes threatened At least 18,000 homes are threatened by the Thomas Fire as of Saturday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. 1,147 structures destroyed More than 1,100 structures had been wiped out by Thursday, Cal Fire reported. It wasn’t clear how many were homes and how many were businesses. Nearly 9,000 firefighters About 8,400 firefighters are tackling the Thomas Fire alone. The Nevada Department of Corrections and Nevada Division of Forestry, which run conservation camps, have sent six trained crews of minimum security inmates to help. Thousands more firefighters — including from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington state — have been involved in battling the other wildfires. 85,000 power outages Santa Barbara County has suffered intermittent but widespread power outages due to the Thomas Fire. Southern California Edison said that outages and surges had left up to 85,000 customers without electricity. 95,000 evacuees At least 95,000 residents have been evacuated in Southern California, Cal Fire said Tuesday. $10 billion This year has been the costliest for wildfires in US history. Damage has topped $10 billion — and that was before the current fires began in Southern California.
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|Police investigating St. Louis’ 199th homicide of the yearKPLR 11 / 1 d. 5 h. 21 min. ago more|
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kplr11.comPolice investigating St. Louis' 199th homicide of the yearfox2now.comST. LOUIS, MO – An early morning shooting leaves St. Louis with 199 homicides on the year. Detectives report that around 1:30am Saturday, a man in his 40s was found dead after being shot multiple times near the intersection of Ashland and north ...Crosses count 199 St. Louis murders in 2017kplr11.comall 2 news articles »
|Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Squad CarCBSlocal.com / 1 d. 8 h. 52 min. ago more|
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|Charges Pending in 10-Vehicle PileupCBSlocal.com / 1 d. 16 h. 51 min. ago more|
EDWARDSVILLE, IL(KMOX)-No charges have been filed yet in Friday’s 10-vehicle crash on I-55 in Madison County, that injured ten people, three seriously. Illinois state Police say a truck driver admitted he briefly took his eyes off the road to get a bottle of tea, before his truck rear-ended a pickup at the end of a construction-related backup near Route 143. The crash that happened at about 1:40 pm, closed the northbound lanes of I-55 for about eight hours. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|Suspect Arrested In August Quadruple MurderCBSlocal.com / 1 d. 17 h. 9 min. ago more|
story updated at 4:50pm on December 16, 2017 CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) – A St. Louis man is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, accused of killing four people in a north St. Louis County home on August 24th. County police say 20-year-old Ja’Vonne Dupree is jailed without bond. Dupree allegedly fired the shots that killed 56-year-old Patricia Steward, her two sons (10 yr. old Terrance Dehart & 20-year-old Joseph Corley), and a friend (18-year-old Deandre Kelly). He’s also charged with four counts of first-degree robbery, nine counts of armed criminal action, one count of burglary, and one count of tampering with evidence. Police say Dupree robbed the victims of electronics and clothing, picked up several shell casings, and fled the scene in a victim’s car. our earlier story CLAYTON, MO(KMOX)-A suspect is now in custody for last summer’s quadruple murder inside a north St. Louis County home. Police say the suspect is a 20-year-old man. His name has not been released. Police were called to the Balmoral Drive home of Patricia Steward in late August when she failed to show for work. Inside, they found Steward’s body along with the bodies of her sons, 10-year-old Terrance Dehart and 20-year-old Joseph Corley, and that an 18-year-old friend, Deandre Kelly. Police have released no motive for the shootings. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|Historic Elsah weighs fight to save old-fashioned streetlightsSt Louis Today.com / 1 d. 17 h. 18 min. ago more|
Some ask if there's a way for the historic river town to preserve its old-fashioned streetlights, amid Ameren's conversion to more efficient LEDs.
|Almost 900 degree programs statewide don't meet Missouri's productivity standardsSt Louis Today.com / 1 d. 18 h. 33 min. ago more|
Colleges have already agreed to cut or phase out 241 degree programs.
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(CNN) -- What they lack in age, they make up for in ambition.
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The platoon had three drill instructors. Brewer was the meanest.
|Inside Energizer COO Mark LaVigne's $1.5 million Ladue homeBizjournals.com / 1 d. 20 h. 3 min. ago more|
Energizer Holdings Inc. COO Mark LaVigne and his wife, Caroline, in July bought a 5,654-square-foot Ladue home for $1.48 million. The seller was Eleanor J. Moore House Trust. The home, according to a listing, was built in 1929 and sits on nearly 4 acres. It features a four-car attached garage with a renovated apartment above. The four-season sunroom has three side windows, with walk out access to a private patio. The property features an apple orchard and raised garden beds with irrigation system.
|St. Louis Christmas light connoisseurs put in 40-hour weeks on the hunt for best home displaysSt Louis Today.com / 1 d. 22 h. 3 min. ago more|
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|Police arrest suspect in quadruple homicide in north St. Louis County - STLtoday.comGoogle News / 2 d. 3 h. 28 min. ago more|
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|Months After Child’s Death, Live-In Boyfriend ChargedCBSlocal.com / 2 d. 6 h. 51 min. ago more|
Belleville, IL (KMOX) – 8 months after a 2-and-a-half year old Belleville boy dies, investigators have now filed charges against his mother’s live-in boyfriend. Kane Friess was taken by the couple to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in April of this year. He was flown to a St. Louis hospital where he died. Investigators say the child suffered head trauma. 24-year-old Gyasi Campbell is being sought on First Degree Murder charges. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department says the investigation took time to get expert medical examination reports.
|Regional members of Congress cast votes on net neutrality, aircraft sales to Iran, judicial confirmationsSt Louis Today.com / 2 d. 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
Congress set to vote on tax bill in coming week
|300 workers lose jobs after Kansas City area firm abruptly closesSt Louis Today.com / 2 d. 9 h. 8 min. ago more|
Workers were given 30 minutes to gather belongings and leave building.
|MLB notebook: Phillies sign Santana to 3-year, $60 million pactBig News Network.com / 2 d. 9 h. 18 min. ago more|
The Philadelphia Phillies added a consistent bat to their lineup on Friday by agreeing to a three-year, $60 million contract with first baseman Carlos Santana. The Phillies also signed right-handed r
|300 Workers Lose Jobs After Firm Abruptly ClosesCBSlocal.com / 2 d. 9 h. 34 min. ago more|
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) – A commercial real estate records company based in suburban Kansas City has abruptly shut down, leaving about 300 people out of work less than two weeks before Christmas. WDAF-TV reports that workers at Xceligent’s Blue Springs, Missouri, headquarters received an email Thursday afternoon telling them to pack their belongings and be out of the building within 30 minutes. They say they received no severance or payment for accrued time off. Xceligent’s British parent company, Daily Mail and General Trust, says it decided to close Xceligent in part because the firm had trouble gaining a foothold in the important New York commercial real estate market. Some former workers gathered at a restaurant Friday questioned whether the sudden shutdown violates a law requiring a 60-day notice for layoffs. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|Race for 8th Ward alderman beginsSt. Louis American / 2 d. 9 h. 42 min. ago more|
The 8th Ward’s two committeemen are vying to get their names on the Democratic ballot in St. Louis city’s Feb. 13 special election to replace former alderman Steve Conway. Conway, who held the position for 27 years, vacated his seat…
|Books N Bros co-founder Sidney Keys III to receive CNN ‘Young Wonders’ awardSt. Louis Public Radio / 2 d. 9 h. 44 min. ago more|
Earlier this year, we spoke with 11-year-old Sidney Keys III and his mother Winnie Caldwell about Books N Bros, a book club Keys founded to encourage boys to read. This weekend, Keys will be recognized as one of CNN’s “Young Wonders,” an award that showcases young people making a difference in their communities. The one-hour special will be hosted by Anderson Cooper and airs Dec. 15 at 9:00 p.m. All five CNN “Young Wonders” will also be honored during CNN Heroes: “An All-Star Tribute,” which airs live Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Listen below for our full discussion with Keys and his mother: St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary Edwards , Alex Heuer and Lara Hamdan give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.
|17-Year-Old Hazelwood West Student Accused of Bringing Gun to School ChargedCBSlocal.com / 2 d. 9 h. 47 min. ago more|
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) – A Hazelwood West High School student who was arrested with a gun at the school earlier this week has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon. Prosecutors say school officials found the loaded weapon on 17-year-old Reginald Moorehead. He was taken to the principal’s office after witnesses reported he was selling narcotics. A search discovered a loaded firearm in a bag around Moorehead’s waist. Charging documents state the weapon was a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol. In a letter to parents, Principal Dennis Newell writes, “Unfortunately, we have had two incidents where a student brought a gun into our school within the last 45 days.” Newell goes on to describe new safety measures that will be implemented. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|Behind the Headlines: We analyze St. Louis County Council’s cut of Stenger budget proposalSt. Louis Public Radio / 2 d. 9 h. 49 min. ago more|
On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , Don Marsh talked with St. Louis Public Radio’s interim political editor Jason Rosenbaum about the friction between St. Louis County executive Steve Stenger and the St. Louis County Council. The St. Louis County Council slashed $31 million dollars from County Executive Steve Stenger's 2018 budget proposal. Rosenbaum said, historically, the St. Louis County executive had a lot of power when it came to crafting the county’s budget, while the council took an advisory role. “And in this instance, since the council is effectively stacked with Stenger antagonists, [the council is] taking the lead,” Rosenbaum said. However, the Council increased its own budget to increase its audits of the administration. Listen for the Behind the Headlines discussion: St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary Edwards , Alex Heuer and Lara Hamdan give
|Max and Louie Productions’ pay homage to singer Florence Foster Jenkins in “Souvenir” productionSt. Louis Public Radio / 2 d. 10 h. ago more|
For much of the first half of the last century, Florence Foster Jenkins was a sensation. She was a tone-deaf socialite who featured herself as an opera singer. On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about Max and Louie Productions' presentation of "Souvenir," a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins. Joining him for the discussion were Paul Cereghino, actor and pianist, who’s playing the role of Cosme McMoon (pianist of Florence Foster Jenkins) and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga, “Souvenirs” director and co-founder the company. Florence Foster Jenkins true story was recently told in the Oscar nominated film starring Meryl Streep. But Ronga said that unlike movie, this production is not a biopic. “It goes off in different directions. We are not in any way trying to imitate Florence Foster Jenkins. It’s more of a homage to her what we do,” Ronga said. She said the play is not a romantic love story, but it does explore the loving relationship between Jenkins and her
|Major Crash in Madison County Closes All NB I-55 LanesCBSlocal.com / 2 d. 10 h. 6 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Illinois State Police say to avoid northbound Interstate 55 in the Metro-East, due to a major accident. I-55 NB @ IL 143 in Madison Co is closed for a serious crash. Please avoid the area and allow ISP, IDOT & EMS room to work #ILtraffic — IDOT District 8 (@IDOTDistrict8) December 15, 2017 Troopers say a commercial vehicle and seven others are involved, near the Route 143 exit in Madison County. Helicopters were brought in to transport victims to hospitals. Again, that crash is on northbound I-55 at 143 in Madison County, Illinois. All northbound lanes are closed. We are diverting all NB I-55 Traffic onto I-70 due to crash at IL 143. Please avoid area and use other routes to circumvent. #ILtraffic — IDOT District 8 (@IDOTDistrict8) December 15, 2017 Traffic is begin diverted onto Interstate 70. All NB 55 traffic is being diverted onto 70/270 due to a serious crash near 143… @kmoxnews #STLtraffic pic.twitter.com/DmDt4k09DU — Rodger Brand (@rbrandtraffic) December 15, 2017 Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: December 15 to 17St. Louis News / 2 d. 10 h. 7 min. ago more|
From 105.7 The Point's Local HoHo Show to Ho Ho Hardcore over at the Sinkhole, holiday shows are in full effect and will continue to grow, reaching critical mass in the next week.
|The Funky Butt Brass Band Tapped Some of St. Louis' Best for New Christmas AlbumSt. Louis News / 2 d. 10 h. 7 min. ago more|
When the Funky Butt Brass Band formed ten years ago, the group was as interested in preserving tradition as it was perverting it.
|Some With HIV in Missouri to Lose Health Insurance in 2018CBSlocal.com / 2 d. 10 h. 14 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Some HIV-positive patients in nearly half the counties in Missouri will lose health insurance coverage next year. The Department of Health and Senior Services announced that nearly 100 HIV patients in Missouri will no longer have access to a comprehensive health insurance plan effective Jan. 1 as a result of high costs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the state has begun notifying some HIV-positive patients in more than 50 counties about the changes in coverage. The state helps direct federal funds from the Ryan White program to help those with HIV afford and access health care. A spokeswoman for the department says more than 2,300 people in Missouri relied on the program for coverage this year. State officials say patients will still have access to the necessary medications. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|Clayco gives Loop Trolley project much-needed economic boostSt. Louis Public Radio / 2 d. 10 h. 36 min. ago more|
The head of a developer with strong St. Louis ties is hoping his commitment to the Loop Trolley will help lift a cloud that has been hanging over the project. ClayCo Chief Executive Officer Bob Clark says his company decided to make a $750,000 commitment after sensing the initiative was getting a "toxic" reputation. "It's indicative of a place that is kind of stuck. All of this negativity all of a sudden becomes reality if somebody doesn't do something about it. So, I felt very strongly that it can be exciting," Clark said. "It can be a winning thing." Clark says ClayCo and its St. Louis-based real estate firm CRG are putting up a $500,000 grant that he is confident will be matched by other corporate leaders in the region. "We gotta get the cars going. We have a third car that we are going to get running in the spring also as a backup," Clark told St. Louis Public Radio on Friday. "We've got some people we have to hire. We've got some training that we have to do. And so this funding
|‘The Last Jedi’ Blasts Off, But Doesn’t Go Too FarCBSlocal.com / 2 d. 10 h. 54 min. ago more|
We have very few “event” films anymore, movies so anticipated their arrival is such you could sell tickets for showings 24 hours a day. “Stars Wars: The Last Jedi” is one of those motion pictures. Photo courtesy of IMDB. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” gets the hook in the audience quickly, with battle scenes and lots of hostility intrigue immediately. It’s an eyeful. Photo courtesy of IMDB. The late Carrie Fisher appears in a role much bigger than many might expect since her untimely demise. Now she is General Leia (no longer just a Princess!) who is charged with combating the evil First Order under the command of Supreme Leader Snoke, played by Andy Serkis. Laura Dern appears as Vice-Admiral Holdo, in charge of taking over command when Fisher’s character is incapacitated. (A somewhat creepy story element when you consider what happened to Fisher in real life.) Photo courtesy of IMDB. Daisy Ridley, a fixture on many talk shows in recent weeks, plays resistance fighter Rey who travels to a deserted island called Ahch-To in order to get aging, seemingly depressed Jedi master Luke Skywalker, portrayed once again by Mark Hamil, to come back into the fray and also straighten out his conflicted nephew Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver. Photo courtesy of IMDB This movie is very multi-cultural when compared to the earlier efforts. The cuteness factor is maintained by the return of R2-D2, C-3PO and of course, Chewbacca. Harrison Ford is nowhere to be found since he was killed in ‘The Force Awakens.’ Additionally, Ford has been quoted as saying he would rather not return to the series. We’ll see. Photo courtesy of IMDB “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” bounces around its storyline universe in a fast and sometimes very obscure fashion. (You may need a scorecard.) At the end, the narrative is pretty much where it began. But you still get 2 hours and 33 minutes of fun in a galaxy far, far away.
|See Explore St. Louis’ new campaign with Emmy-winning St. Louisan Sterling K. BrownBizjournals.com / 2 d. 12 h. 14 min. ago more|
Sterling K. Brown, an Emmy winner and native St. Louisan, is the star of Explore St. Louis’ new campaign In the Know, which features a series of television spots with Brown talking about the things he loves most about St. Louis. The new campaign aims to highlight St. Louis’ lesser-known aspects that make the city special, Explore St. Louis said. “We don’t think there could have been a better ambassador for St. Louis,” Brian Hall, chief marketing officer for Explore St. Louis, said. “He…
|Centene president to get 30 percent pay raiseBizjournals.com / 2 d. 12 h. 19 min. ago more|
Brinkley was named Centene’s president and COO in November. Former president Michael Neidorff has retained the titles of chairman and chief executive of the managed care company.
|Dog Subject of Court Battle, Faked DeathCBSlocal.com / 2 d. 12 h. 25 min. ago more|
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) – A dog who was the subject of a two-year court battle and a faked death is back with his adopted family in Missouri. KSDK-TV reports that Jamie Patterson and her seven kids adopted Mack the boxer-mastiff mix from Rough Road Rescue in Perryville in 2015. It turned out that Mack was quite the escape artist. The last time he wandered off, Rough Road Rescue director Steve Svehla found him and decided to keep him, accusing Patterson of neglect. A two-year court battle ensued. The courts sided with Patterson. But instead of handing over Mack, Svehla gave Patterson a box of ashes, saying the dog died. He eventually fessed up to the lie, and gave up the dog. Svehla is charged with theft for failing to turn over Mack immediately after the case ended. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|Missouri fines farmers $145,125 over misuse of herbicideBizjournals.com / 2 d. 12 h. 27 min. ago more|
One farmer in Senath, Missouri, was alleged to have committed as many as 149 violations and was fined $62,250.
|RiverVest launches new $150 million venture fundBizjournals.com / 2 d. 13 h. 29 min. ago more|
None of the money has been raised thus far, a federal filing indicated.
|Board of Alderman could join call for a full city auditSt. Louis American / 2 d. 14 h. 1 min. ago more|
It has been almost eight years since the City of St. Louis was audited, and the police department has not been audited since the city regained control over it from the state in 2013. Some citizens have launched a petition…
|One of St. Louis' largest women-owned businesses is soldBizjournals.com / 2 d. 14 h. 15 min. ago more|
Centaur Building Services, a St. Louis-based commercial cleaning and facility maintenance company, has been acquired by ATALIAN Global Services Inc. Centaur is one of the St. Louis region’s largest women-owned businesses, with 2016 revenue of $38 million, according to Business Journal research. The company has regional offices in Nashville, Tennessee; Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama; and Decatur, Illinois, according to its website. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Christophe…
|Snow joke: St. Louis has an above normal chance for a white Christmas this year - STLtoday.comGoogle News / 2 d. 15 h. 19 min. ago more|
STLtoday.comSnow joke: St. Louis has an above normal chance for a white Christmas this yearSTLtoday.comTools and services. Advertise with us · Autos · Celebrations · Classifieds · Contact us · Homes · Jobs · Newspapers in Education · Page reprints · Post-Dispatch store · Site help · Subscriber services · Today's Deal · Work here. © Copyright 2017 ...and more »
|Bellefontaine Neighbors Man Charged in Officer ShootingCBSlocal.com / 2 d. 15 h. 23 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – Bond is set at $150,000 for a Bellefontaine Neighbors man accused of shooting two police officers Thursday, then engaging in a seven-hour standoff. Court documents say 37-year-old Jason Cook is charged with two counts each of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Officers attempted to take Cook into custody early Thursday morning, when police say he fired shots at the officers. The two officers were wearing protective vests and were not injured. They both received at least one shot to the chest area. Police say about 11:12 a.m. Thursday, officers saw the suspect open the back door of the home he had barricaded himself in since 7:15 a.m., and fire a weapon. An officer returned fire, shooting one round at the suspect. Then about 2:45 p.m., the Tactical Operations Unit made entry into the residence. The suspect, suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body, was taken into custody. Two handguns were recovered from the home. Cook remains hospitalized. The officers were treated and released. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|As Congress deliberates over funding for children’s health insurance, Missouri makes plansSt. Louis Public Radio / 2 d. 16 h. 17 min. ago more|
As Congress deliberates over whether to renew funding for children’s health insurance and community health centers, the delayed decision is forcing local agencies to make contingency plans. The funding represents $3.4 million for the nonprofit Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers in St. Louis. “For us, it’s a possibility that we would have to close one of our sites,” MHD spokeswoman Deneen Busby said. “It would be about 60 employees impacted.”
|Bakari Sellers to keynote MLK statewide kickoff, honorees include Bernie Hayes, Bruce Franks Jr. and the late Dick GregorySt. Louis American / 2 d. 16 h. 18 min. ago more|
Harris-Stowe State University will continue its tradition as host for the 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri Kick-off Program on Saturday, Jan. 6.
|Future of venture capital activity in St. Louis is murkyBizjournals.com / 2 d. 16 h. 37 min. ago more|
Deal flow remains a concern.
|Boeing HorizonX chief Steve Nordlund is flying at startup speedBizjournals.com / 2 d. 16 h. 53 min. ago more|
Boeing turned to Steve Nordlund when it needed someone fast, decisive and empowered to oversee its new tech investment and innovation program. Major decisions at Boeing take months of study, dissection, discussion and debate by a cadre of executives, experts and managers. But Nordlund, who had worked at an aerospace startup and in Boeing’s defense business, has been able to cut through the red tape.
|Clayco Donation Gets Loop Trolley Project Back on TrackCBSlocal.com / 2 d. 17 h. 19 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Loop Trolley gets a big donation to get back on the rails. It’s from Clayco, the construction and real estate firm with deep roots in St. Louis. They’re involved in so many of the major projects, whether it’s been planning for Amazon or building for Pfizer. Clayco is stepping up with the private donation at a critical time for the Loop Trolley Company. They’d said they’d be insolvent without an infusion of $500 thousand. They asked St. Louis County for it and were shot down by Steve Stenger. “I’m not going to move forward with a recommendation to make the additional appropriations that they’ve requested,” Stenger said. The Post-Dispatch reports Clayco CEO Bob Clark thinks there’s been a lot of negativity around the project and he wants it to move forward. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|‘Star Wars’ Expected to Make $200 Million This WeekendCBSlocal.com / 2 d. 17 h. 29 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – You won’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to catch the latest chapter of the “Star Wars” saga. In fact, it will be hard to miss. Many theaters, including those locally, are showing “The Last Jedi” pretty much around the clock, the better to deal with its 2-and-a-half hour running time. That lengthy running time has been the focus of some critics, but local fans says the more Star Wars, the better. “Honestly, nostalgia has a lot of value, and it doesn’t really matter if it sucks because I’m still going to be like, ‘Yay, it’s Star Wars,'” said one moviegoer at Thursday night’s opening. It’s now been 40 years since the first Star Wars film came out, and the franchise seems to be running stronger than ever. The eighth official chapter of Star Wars is poised to make upwards of $200 million this opening weekend. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
|Clayco giving $500,000 to fill Loop Trolley funding gapBizjournals.com / 2 d. 17 h. 39 min. ago more|
Clayco and its St. Louis-based real estate investment firm, CRG, said Friday they'd give $500,000 to the Loop Trolley, which said it needed the money to begin operating. Bob Clark, CEO of Chicago-based development firm Clayco, said the companies would commit to giving the funds, plus one full-time project manager and a project executive "to make sure The Loop Trolley stays on track and reaches its full potential." "The Loop Trolley is an important part of the vision to create a vibrant neighborhood…
|Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry on May 19Big News Network.com / 2 d. 18 h. 25 min. ago more|
New Delhi [India], Dec. 15 (ANI): Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will tie the knot on May 19 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in England. The Kensington Palace? posted a picture of th
|Armenia's Levon Aronian to take part in King Salman Rapid and Blitz 2017Big News Network.com / 3 d. 0 h. 55 min. ago more|
PanARMENIAN.Net - World no.2 Levon Aronian of Armenia will participate in the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships that will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 26-30. Aronian w
|Finalists for chief of the St. Louis police meet the communitySt. Louis Public Radio / 3 d. 3 h. 51 min. ago more|
The six men and women who want to lead the 1,200 officers of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department met some of the residents they would serve Thursday night. For the first time in department history, three of the finalists are from outside of the department. But the three internal candidates include interim chief Lawrence O’Toole, which angered some in the crowd.
|Half of police chief finalists are from St. Louis, majority are blackSt. Louis American / 3 d. 3 h. 54 min. ago more|
Three of the six finalists for police chief are from St. Louis, two are from Texas and one is from Oklahoma. Four are African American.
|Here are the 6 finalists for St. Louis' police chiefSt. Louis Public Radio / 3 d. 8 h. 50 min. ago more|
Three outside candidates are among the six people vying to be the next chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Those six people introduced themselves to the public Thursday night at a public forum at Saint Louis University law school. Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole O’Toole, a 33-year veteran of the SLMPD, has been interim chief since April, when Sam Dotson retired suddenly on Mayor Lyda Krewson’s first day in office. Prior to being named chief, O’Toole commanded the department’s Bureau of Community Policing. He had also led the city’s South and Central patrol divisions, as well the Mobile Reserve and SWAT units. His presence on the list of final candidates angered members of the activist community in St. Louis, who have demanded his resignation. Under O’Toole’s watch, the department is facing a federal civil rights investigation for the way it handled protests after the verdict in the Jason Stockley case. A federal judge has already ordered the department to make significant
|Suspects who allegedly shot 2 police officers shot near St. Louis ... - ABC NewsGoogle News / 3 d. 8 h. 50 min. ago more|
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|Bach Society of St. Louis’ Christmas concert highlights Handel’s ‘Messiah’St. Louis Public Radio / 3 d. 9 h. 47 min. ago more|
On Dec. 19, the Bach Society of St. Louis will perform their annual Christmas Candlelight Concert . The BBC Magazine considers the colorful concert one of the top holiday events in North America. On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked about the concert and the Bach Society of St. Louis’ new Christmas CD . Joining the discussion were A. Dennis Sparger, music director and conductor of the Bach Society of St. Louis and Melissa Payton, the organization’s executive director and a principal singer. “It’s my favorite concert of the season,” Payton said. “Every time after this concert, I am just filled to the brim as a performer, as a singer.” She has performed with the chorus for more than 10 years. This year, the Bach Society Chorus & Orchestra will present selections from Handel’s “Messiah” and other Christmas carols at Powell Hall . They will be joined by the St. Louis Children’s Choirs as well as soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Martha J. Hart and tenor Scott
|Recapping the 2017 St. Louis ‘arts-world’: Stories of arts education, politics and St. Louis iconsSt. Louis Public Radio / 3 d. 10 h. 2 min. ago more|
On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air , we did a year-in-review of the top arts and culture stories of 2017. Joining host Don Marsh for the discussion were St. Louis Public Radio reporters Nancy Fowler and Willis Ryder Arnold . “It’s been a really exciting time to be covering St. Louis arts in the last couple of years,” Arnold said. Fowler said the stories she found meaningful were in the realm of art and education, especially at a time when arts-education funding is in jeopardy. She mentioned the story of Riverview Gardens teacher Harvey Lockhart being named art educator of the year . Lockhart is credited with increasing student enrollment in music classes and puts the well-being of his students first. “He’s really done a lot with little, as artists and arts educators often do,” Fowler said. Arnold highlighted the amount of local art made tied to politics and social justice. He said there was also a lot of attention toward the “St. Louis art-world” coming from outside the city. Fowler
|Retiring 'New York Times' Publisher to Be Replaced by His SonBig News Network.com / 3 d. 10 h. 58 min. ago more|
NEW YORK - The publisher of The New York Times Co. is stepping down after 25 years and will be succeeded by his 37-year-old son, the Times announced Thursday. Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. will retire as
|Kellogg to Millennials: Eat Cereal and Chill at New StoreBig News Network.com / 3 d. 10 h. 58 min. ago more|
NEW YORK - Kellogg opened a new store in New York on Thursday that it hopes will become a hangout spot for millennials willing to buy cereal by the bowl and then lounge around on a bean bag chair. Ce
|Putting the 'village' in Ballpark Village: 2nd phase gets underway with residential optionsSt. Louis Public Radio / 3 d. 11 h. 10 min. ago more|
The second phase of Ballpark Village got underway Thursday, and, at the heart of it all, will be a luxury apartment building. The St. Louis Cardinals and development partner, the Cordish Companies, are betting that people will pay top dollar to live at One Cardinal Way, at the corner of Clark Avenue and South Broadway. A nearby office tower will be the first Class A office building constructed in downtown St. Louis since Metropolitan Square opened in 1989. At the groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III announced that PriceWaterhouseCoopers will be the lead tenant.
|Efforts to review St. Louis spending gather steamSt. Louis Public Radio / 3 d. 11 h. 17 min. ago more|
It’s looking more and more like state Auditor Nicole Galloway will be reviewing St. Louis’ spending. A group called AuditSTL has been collecting signatures since August to force an audit of all city departments. St. Louis aldermen are now considering a resolution from Alderman Joe Vaccaro, D-23rd Ward, that would make the same request, although Galloway would not be required to do the review.
|On Chess: Grandmaster Caruana wins 2017 London Chess ClassicSt. Louis Public Radio / 3 d. 13 h. ago more|
The last leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, the London Chess Classic, produced not one, but two winners. For the first time, the winner of the London tournament wasn’t also the overall tour winner. After a dramatic last round, St. Louis resident Fabiano Caruana won the playoff against Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia to be crowned the winner of the London Chess Classic. World Champion Magnus Carlsen, winner of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, tied for third place in London.
|Deaconess to invest $2M in five ‘anchor institutions’: ACLU of Missouri Foundation, ArchCity Defenders, MCU among granteesSt. Louis American / 3 d. 13 h. 51 min. ago more|
Deaconess Foundation will invest approximately $2 million, including consultative and technical support, over a four-year period beginning in 2018, in a cohort of five “Just for Kids” anchor institutions: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri Foundation, ArchCity Defenders, Community…
|PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Jazz This Week: Take 6, Tatsuya Nakatani,...St. Louis News / 3 d. 14 h. 27 min. ago more|
It's going to be a busy few days for jazz and creative music in St. Louis, and though a couple of high-profile shows are sold out , there's still going to be plenty of music- holiday and other- available on local stages. Let's go to the highlights.
|26 People Arrested After Massive Soccer Fan Brawl in SerbiaBig News Network.com / 3 d. 15 h. 57 min. ago more|
BELGRADE - Police in Serbia have arrested 26 people after a massive fan brawl during a soccer match between Belgrade rivals Red Star and Partizan that left at least 20 people injured. Police said Thu
|City plans gun buyback programSt. Louis American / 3 d. 16 h. 3 min. ago more|
St. Louis is initiating a new gun buyback program that aims to get illegal weapons off the street, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced at a press conference on Friday, December 8.
|Cut & Paste: Set designer weaves remants of culture, nomadic childhood into dystopian ChristmasSt. Louis Public Radio / 3 d. 18 h. 20 min. ago more|
You can often find St. Louis artist and set designer Kristin Cassidy on the banks of the Mississippi River, picking up stones, metal and even animal bones. Cassidy has long used such items to create installation art. Now, as a set designer, she’s created a fantastical, 71-by-37-foot world, punctuated by colored lights. It’s the backdrop for Mustard Seed Theatre’s revival of its very first play, “Remnant” about a handful of survivors marking Christmas in a dystopian world. In our latest Cut & Paste podcast, we talk with Cassidy about designing the backdrop for the chaotic holiday and how being a child of divorce forged her fascination with objects. Look for new Cut & Paste (#cutpastestl) podcasts every few weeks on our website. You can also find all previous podcasts focusing on a diverse collection of visual and performing artists, and subscribe to Cut & Paste through this link. The podcast is sponsored by SPACE Architecture + Design. Follow Willis and Nancy on Twitter:
|What will become of the internet? St. Louisans fear a world without net neutralitySt. Louis Public Radio / 4 d. 9 h. 14 min. ago more|
On a recent morning, Emily Hall filled two online orders at Main Street Books, the St. Charles shop her family has owned for four years. As she worked, customers came to buy books and chat about upcoming author events they’d heard about or seen on the store’s website. But Hall fears that her bustling store could see a drop in business if the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday votes to repeal net neutrality, landmark rules that guarantee an open internet.
|Ralph George, engineer and family man, passes at 71St. Louis American / 4 d. 13 h. 14 min. ago more|
Ralph George, an electrical engineer and loving family man, passed away on November 24, 2017, a few days short of his 72nd birthday.
|In Memory of Elisha BrownSt. Louis American / 4 d. 13 h. 20 min. ago more|
Long time businessman and community leader, Elisha Brown passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Brown-Kortkamp Realty, the company he founded, is a 17 time recipient of the St. Louis American Salute to Excellence in Business Award.
|Omarosa resigning from White House roleSt. Louis American / 4 d. 17 h. 49 min. ago more|
(CNN) -- White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," plans to leave the White House next month, according to a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders.
|5 takeaways from Doug Jones' massive victory in AlabamaSt. Louis American / 4 d. 18 h. 8 min. ago more|
(CNN) -- The Alabama Senate race is over. And Democrat Doug Jones has pulled off an absolutely massive upset, edging embattled Republican Roy Moore.
|Who is Doug Jones, the Democrat who just won in Alabama?St. Louis American / 4 d. 23 h. 48 min. ago more|
(CNN) -- In a shocking upset Tuesday night, Democrat Doug Jones was projected to become the US senator-elect for the state of Alabama, defeating embattled Republican Roy Moore.
|Les Miserables Goes on Sale This Friday at Marcus CenterSt. Louis News / 5 d. 5 h. 19 min. ago more|
Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schnberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISRABLES, will go on sale this Friday, December 15 at 10:00 am for its much anticipated Milwaukee engagement at the Marcus Center direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org , call 414-273-7206 or visit the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee.
|Alderwoman Megan Green to run for board president in spring 2019St. Louis American / 5 d. 9 h. 32 min. ago more|
Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green announced on Tuesday, December 12 that she plans to run for Board of Alderman president in the March 2019 election. Green seeks to unseat St. Louis’ longtime board president, Lewis Reed.
|Ferguson reviewing nearly 8,000 old court casesSt. Louis News / 5 d. 9 h. 37 min. ago more|
In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, officers and protesters face off along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Mo. A federal judge will get an update Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, on progress the city of Ferguson is making in addressing concerns about mistreatment of black residents by the Missouri town's police and court system.
|Here's Tony Hawk Skating a St. Louis Park While Holding a St. Louis FlagSt. Louis News / 5 d. 18 h. 49 min. ago more|
Famous skateboard man Tony Hawk took a break from landing 900s and lending his name to highly addictive video games to visit St. Louis back in September, resulting in a delightful bit of footage of the Hawkman skating one of our local parks while flying a St. Louis flag.
|St. Louis musician seriously injured in accident on tourSt. Louis News / 6 d. 13 h. 57 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The community is stepping up to help a St. Louis musician injured in an accident in South Carolina this week.
|St. Louis lawmaker files land-grant funding billSt. Louis News / 8 d. 1 h. 56 min. ago more|
Lincoln University could receive its full, federal land-grant money under a bill pre-filed by state Rep. Karla May, D-St. Louis.
|The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: December 8 to 10St. Louis News / 9 d. 14 h. 18 min. ago more|
For all this "buy local" talk, few take that mantra to heart when talking music or art.
|Fike Award program todaySt. Louis News / 10 d. 3 h. 57 min. ago more|
The Jane Bierdeman-Fike Humanitarian Award will be announced today - and while one Callaway County woman will receive it, 10 will be honored. The award will be announced at the annual luncheon planned for noon at Fulton City Hall council chambers, 18 E. 4th St., Fulton.
|Coaching model could help St. Louis area adults finish their college degreesSt. Louis News / 10 d. 16 h. 9 min. ago more|
It's called the Gateway to Degrees, and it's an effort that's led by the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce with the help of area college leaders who have bought into the effort. The report released in February touted hopes that by 2025, the region will grow the number of adults with bachelor's degrees by 40 percent, a 75,000-person increase; and increase the number of adults with associate degrees by 10 percent, an 18,000 person increase.
|Vicia Is in the Running for the Best New Restaurant in the CountrySt. Louis News / 11 d. 14 h. 30 min. ago more|
The national accolades keep coming for Vicia , the eight month-old restaurant from Michael and Tara Gallina.
|Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria Has Become One of St. Louis' Best Italian RestaurantsSt. Louis News / 11 d. 18 h. 56 min. ago more|
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. When Katie Lee-Collier opened Katie's Pizza with her father back in 2008, she was a true novice.
|Sedalia businesses plan new location openingsSt. Louis News / 12 d. 5 h. 20 min. ago more|
Work continues Tuesday on a shopping center in the 2700 block of West Broadway Boulevard where The Salon & Spa of Sedalia has hung a sign over its future location. Tiger Express Wash has a sign posted near PetSmart off of U.S. Route 50 advertising a coming location in Sedalia.