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7 pm news

One person killed in fatal two-car crash in De Soto

2016-08-31 19:59:00 STLToday.com
The crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 21 and Amvets Drive. Read Full Story ...

Villa Ridge man who pulled gun on Desloge, Mo., officer arrested

2016-08-31 19:30:00 STLToday.com
A man who pulled a gun on an officer in Desloge, Missouri to escape a police pursuit Tuesday was caught and arrested hours later. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



Zoo Museum District to test its cyber security

2016-08-31 18:30:00 STLToday.com
A consultant will evaluate the five institutions' information technology systems, the software already in place and current safety policies. Read Full Story ...

Man claiming involvement in fatal hit-and-run crash in Ferguson talking to police; no charges yet

2016-08-31 18:27:00 STLToday.com
The man is one of five suspects police have been looking for in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Aug. 19 that killed Michael T. Ellis, 27, of St. Ann. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



Police seeking missing man, 85, who suffers from dementia, last seen in O'Fallon, Mo.

2016-08-31 17:09:00 STLToday.com
Billie Joe "Bill" Hubbard was last seen about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday picking up a prescription at a Walgreens store on North Main Street in O'Fallon. Read Full Story ...

Police seeking missing O'Fallon, Mo., man, 85, who suffers from dementia

2016-08-31 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Billie Joe "Bill" Hubbard was last seen about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday picking up a prescription at a Walgreens store on North Main Street in O'Fallon. Read Full Story ...

Feds sue landlord accused of sexually harassing St. Louis tenants

2016-08-31 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Landlord's attorney denies the allegations. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Juror in Principia School sodomy case says bailiff did not coerce her verdict

2016-08-31 16:30:00 STLToday.com
Defense wants to overturn conviction of Maverick Holmsley, saying juror's interaction with bailiff was improper. Read Full Story ...

MetroLink expansion studies move ahead; Slay hopes it signals closer cooperation with county

2016-08-31 16:26:00 STLToday.com
The region's planning authority will enter into agreements with St. Louis and St. Louis County to examine four proposed MetroLink routes. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Involvement Opportunities Abound for SIUE Students

2016-08-31 15:45:00 SIUE.edu

Student Leslie Hardin signs up to learn more information about St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn. Looking on are fellow students (L-R) Kayley Stock, executive board member, and Taylor Sallis and Daniel Sims.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students explored boundless opportunities to get involved on campus and volunteer their time and talents throughout the community during this week’s Student Organization Activities Fair and Volunteer Fair. Both events were coordinated by the Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

The Student Organization Activities Fair, held Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 29-30, featured informational booths from some of the University’s nearly 300 student organizations.

“Student organizations are the most popular way that our students get involved on campus,” said Michelle Welter, associate director of the Kimmel Student Involvement Center. “This is a great way for freshmen students especially, who are trying to figure out what they want to do on campus, to connect with the SIUE community and find their home here.”

The diverse array of groups represented at the fair included academic clubs, club sports, religious organizations, and more. Student Leslie Hardin signed up to learn more about the annual St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn event.

“I have a cousin who just passed away from pancreatic cancer, so I want to help raise money for other kids who are trying to fight it and beat it,” Hardin explained. “When I graduate I want to leave knowing that I was involved in something positive, a good cause.”

Computer engineering major Jonathan Pittman represented the National Society of Black Engineers during the event, sharing the group’s mission with students who stopped to inquire.

“We’re trying to increase the number of culturally responsible engineers in the field, so we’re out here trying to network and get more people to join,” Pittman said.

(L-R) Morgan Lowe, a junior accounting major from Belleville, and Chicago native Yaqkeha Witherspoon, a junior studying public health, visit with representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association, including intern and SIUE student Emily Kaiser and SIUE alumna Lindy Noel.On Thursday, Aug. 31, approximately 40 local non-profit organizations participated in the Volunteer Fair. The groups ranged from awareness and philanthropic non-profits to health care and educational organizations.

“The Volunteer Fair is something that students look forward to every year to find out how they can get involved and give back,” said Sarah Laux, assistant director of civic engagement in the Kimmel Student Involvement Center. “Students can connect with different organizations for service-learning and volunteer-internship opportunities. Each group here offers great hands-on experiences.”

“I just want to get involved, meet new people and find ways to help the community,” said sophomore Deena Vecchiollo as she perused the booths.

“I want to figure out more ways members of our fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, can volunteer and give back to the community,” explained Parth Maheshwari, a senior majoring in biological sciences, with a specialization in medical science.

Community organizations attending the event emphasized how SIUE students exude the values and personal drive they’re interested in to fulfill their volunteer opportunities.

“The opportunity to come here and meet these SIUE students who are so passionate and energetic about giving back is a huge opportunity for us to build our volunteer base and have people connected to our mission,” said Laura Roeseler, development director for Girls on the Run St. Louis.

Photos: Student Leslie Hardin signs up to learn more information about St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn. Looking on are fellow students (L-R) Kayley Stock, executive board member, and Taylor Sallis and Daniel Sims.

(L-R) Morgan Lowe, a junior accounting major from Belleville, and Chicago native Yaqkeha Witherspoon, a junior studying public health, visit with representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association, including intern and SIUE student Emily Kaiser and SIUE alumna Lindy Noel.

 

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Cardinals go for sweep with rookie Weaver on the mound

2016-08-31 15:41:00 STLToday.com
MILWAUKEE ? With the Chicago Cubs as their allies advancing just from the south of here, the Cardinals go for a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night at Miller Park. Read Full Story ...

Firm says Valley Park levee built higher than authorized

2016-08-31 15:05:00 STLToday.com
Independent report bolsters suspicions that the levee made flooding worse in neighboring communities. Read Full Story ...

Grand jury to investigate hotly contested St. Louis primary election

2016-08-31 15:05:00 STLToday.com
Losing candidate sues to overturn Democratic primary election in 78th Missouri House district; Kander calls P-D report on voting problems "very troubling" Read Full Story ...

Wagner bill among package House Republicans hope to pass in election season

2016-08-31 15:00:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON ? Republicans in the U.S. House are planning to push a series of bills in September, including one sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, that show that ?we know the American people aren?t happy with the direction of the country,? Read Full Story ...

'You're the Worst' is one of cable's best comedies

2016-08-31 15:00:00 STLToday.com
FXX comedy features the most self-absorbed characters since "Seinfeld." Read Full Story ...

Man killed in St. Louis shooting was part of plot to scare enemies with gunshots, police say

2016-08-31 15:00:00 STLToday.com
He died at a hospital; two men who took him there charged with murder. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Riverfront stadium invoices reveal new details of costs after Rams left

2016-08-31 14:45:00 STLToday.com
More than $240,000 was billed for work done in March, two months after the plan was shelved. Read Full Story ...

1 dead, 1 injured in St. Louis shooting

2016-08-31 14:43:00 STLToday.com
Second man's injury is a graze wound. Read Full Story ...

Man hit in head during double shooting in St. Louis

2016-08-31 14:33:00 STLToday.com
Second man's injury is a graze wound. Read Full Story ...

Claims of irregularities in hotly contested St. Louis election head to courtroom

2016-08-31 14:25:00 STLToday.com
Losing candidate sues to overturn Democratic primary election in 78th Missouri House district; Kander calls P-D report on voting problems "very troubling" Read Full Story ...

'Bachelor' gives Nick third (or is it fourth?) chance at love

2016-08-31 14:00:00 STLToday.com
Nick Viall was runner-up on two "Bachelorette" seasons and also appears on "Bachelor in Paradise." Read Full Story ...

2 men charged in fatal St. Louis shooting

2016-08-31 14:00:00 STLToday.com
The victim, 32, was shot in his side before 5 a.m. Tuesday. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Moody's warns of growing liquidity pressures for Illinois

2016-08-31 13:24:00 STLToday.com
The Land of Lincoln already has the lowest general obligation credit ratings among the 50 states Read Full Story ...

Ehlmann wants road project near proposed Kroenke development off funding list

2016-08-31 13:15:00 STLToday.com
'I?m not opposed to the project if they pick someone else to develop the area.' Read Full Story ...

Mizzou gymnast arrested for fraudulent use of credit device

2016-08-31 13:15:00 STLToday.com
Morgan Porter, last year's SEC freshman of the year, has been suspended from the team. Read Full Story ...

Protester found guilty of assault after wiping pepper spray on St. Louis police chief

2016-08-31 13:10:00 STLToday.com
Police Chief Sam Dotson said protester Elizabeth Vega brushed against his shirt to smear pepper spray onto him, but Vega says the chief bumped into her. Read Full Story ...

Reporter sues over Missouri's picks of execution witnesses

2016-08-31 13:09:00 STLToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ? A reporter whose stories have been critical of Missouri's death penalty procedures sued the state's prisons chief Wednesday in federal court, accusing him of wrongly excluding him from being an execution witness. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Missouri man gets 22 years for killing grandparents

2016-08-31 12:55:00 STLToday.com
Logan Ellison, 19, lived with his grandparents when he killed them in southwest Missouri in 2014. Read Full Story ...

Missouri man gets 22 years for killing both grandparents

2016-08-31 12:45:00 STLToday.com
Logan Ellison, 19, lived with his grandparents when he killed them in southwest Missouri in 2014. Read Full Story ...

Step team based at Riverview Gardens headlines KETC documentary on Sept. 12

2016-08-31 12:30:00 STLToday.com
"Gentlemen of Vision" subject of film about team and coach Marlon Wharton Read Full Story ...

Step team at Riverview Gardens headlines KETC documentary

2016-08-31 12:30:00 STLToday.com
"Gentlemen of Vision," coach Marlon Wharton subject of Sept. 12 film Read Full Story ...

Armed man shot by St. Louis police after pursuit of armed robbery suspects, authorities say

2016-08-31 12:30:00 STLToday.com
The man shot was one of four or five suspects wanted in connection with an armed carjacking and two armed robberies. Read Full Story ...

Mizzou receives $12 million, 5-year contract to train NGA employees in St. Louis, Washington D.C.

2016-08-31 12:05:00 STLToday.com
The five-year grant to Mizzou's engineering school ? the largest contract in the College of Engineering's history ? is aimed at data science and "key education and training needs identified by NGA." Read Full Story ...

Mizzou wins $12 million, 5-year contract to train NGA employees in St. Louis, Washington D.C.

2016-08-31 12:05:00 STLToday.com
The five-year grant to Mizzou's engineering school ? the largest contract in the College of Engineering's history ? is aimed at data science and "key education and training needs identified by NGA." Read Full Story ...

Mizzou receives $12 million, 5-year grant to train NGA employees in St. Louis, Washington D.C.

2016-08-31 12:00:00 STLToday.com
The five-year grant to Mizzou's engineering school ? the largest contract in the College of Engineering's history ? is aimed at data science and "key education and training needs identified by NGA." Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Netflix orders more 'Stranger Things'

2016-08-31 11:41:00 STLToday.com
Spooky thriller was a summer hit. Read Full Story ...

Opening arguments complete in case contesting election result

2016-08-31 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Losing candidate sues to overturn Democratic primary election in 78th Missouri House district; Kander calls P-D report on voting problems "very troubling" Read Full Story ...

Man dies after hanging himself at St. Louis County jail, sister says

2016-08-31 11:30:00 STLToday.com
A guard making rounds saw the inmate and alerted supervisors. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



St. Louis County jail inmate agreed to kill 3 people in return for bail money, police say

2016-08-31 10:49:00 STLToday.com
The inmate who got out of jail never did kill the three, as promised. No one was hurt in the scheme, authorities say. Read Full Story ...

Inmate helped another post bail in scheme to kill three people, St. Louis Co. charges say

2016-08-31 10:30:00 STLToday.com
The inmate who got out of jail never did kill the three, as promised. No one was hurt in the scheme, authorities say. Read Full Story ...

Missouri secretary of state issues statement about P-D's absentee voting investigation

2016-08-31 10:14:00 STLToday.com
P-D report "very troubling," Kander says. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Lanes reopen after crash on Blanchette Bridge ties up traffic on eastbound I-70

2016-08-31 09:32:00 STLToday.com
The crash, on the Blanchette Bridge, closed lanes of traffic before 9 a.m. Read Full Story ...

Tidbits: Mekong Restaurant closed for repairs; La Monarca closes

2016-08-31 09:30:00 STLToday.com
On Facebook, the Vietnamese restaurant says it will reopen soon. Read Full Story ...

Students Receive Warm Welcome from Administrators During House Calls Event

2016-08-31 09:30:00 SIUE.edu

Javon Williams, of St. Louis, receives a sweet treat from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple (middle) and Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook during the annual House Calls event.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville freshmen and transfer students were paid a special visit on Tuesday, Aug. 30 by approximately 70 faculty, staff and administrators who offered a personal welcome and words of encouragement during University Housing’s 12th annual House Calls event.

Volunteers, including Chancellor Randy Pembrook, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple and Interim Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker, knocked door-to-door to ask students about their first week of classes, answer questions and hand out a sweet treat.

“This event offered a special opportunity to individually welcome our newest students,” said Waple. “We’re excited that the academic year is underway, and want to be sure that these students are aware of the many resources available to them to ensure a successful student experience.”

Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook visits with freshmen students Kelly Wrap, of Chesterfield, Mo., Mendon native Marisa Blickhan, Mattie Stanley, of Herrin, and Lauren Gralewski, of Roscoe.Students in 33 wings throughout the first year residence halls, along with those in the transfer Focused Interest Community (FIC), were included in the welcome event. The FIC sections were greeted by faculty and staff directly connected to their study areas.

“We want this to be empowering for residents. An effort is made to assign faculty and staff to some specific communities of students they may work with,” explained Vicky Dean, assistant director for residential education and House Calls coordinator. “It’s exciting to see bonds begin to form between students in their community as they talk about their experiences so far.”

Photos: Freshman Javon Williams, of St. Louis, receives a sweet treat from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple (middle) and Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook during the annual House Calls event.

Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook visits with freshmen students Kelly Wrap, of Chesterfield, Mo., Mendon native Marisa Blickhan, Mattie Stanley, of Herrin, and Lauren Gralewski, of Roscoe.

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Crash near Blanchette Bridge has traffic on eastbound I-70 jammed

2016-08-31 09:22:00 STLToday.com
The crash, on the Blanchette Bridge, closed lanes of traffic before 9 a.m. Read Full Story ...

BenFred: Yadier Molina turning back time at the plate

2016-08-31 09:00:00 STLToday.com
His success can be overshadowed by the Cardinals' towering home-run totals, but don't overlook Molina's second-half surge. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and Eric Church lead CMA nominations

2016-08-31 08:59:00 STLToday.com
Carrie Underwood was the only woman nominated for the top award, entertainer of the year. Read Full Story ...

In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico

2016-08-31 08:30:00 STLToday.com
The trip is a politically risky move for the Republican presidential nominee less than 10 weeks before the election. Read Full Story ...

7 am news



St. Louis County takes a big step in banning tobacco sales to those under 21

2016-08-31 07:15:00 STLToday.com
County Council will likely enact measure into law next week. Read Full Story ...

Riverfront stadium invoices reveal new details of work done after Rams left

2016-08-31 07:00:00 STLToday.com
More than $240,000 was billed for work done in March, two months after the plan was shelved. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Armed man shot by police after suspects exchange gunfire with St. Louis officers during pursuit

2016-08-31 06:09:00 STLToday.com
The man shot was one of four or five suspects wanted in connection with an armed carjacking and two armed robberies. Read Full Story ...

Handcuffed Florida suspect flees scene while deputies search car

2016-08-31 06:06:00 STLToday.com
Police handcuffed both of the car's occupants; only the one fled. Read Full Story ...

P-D investigation reveals multiple problems with absentee voting

2016-08-31 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Some voters in a Democratic primary race Aug. 2 say they never intended to vote absentee, while others say someone else filled out their ballots. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Wainwright bounces back; Grichuk wins it in the 10th for Cardinals

2016-08-31 05:30:00 STLToday.com
Wainwright has strong start but is gone by the time Redbirds win in 10th. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



One man injured after suspects exchange gunfire with officers in pursuit

2016-08-31 01:30:00 STLToday.com
The man shot was one of four or five suspects wanted in connection with an armed carjacking and two armed robberies. Read Full Story ...

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