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11 pm news

Man guilty of shooting two officers at Ferguson protest

2016-12-09 23:30:00 STLToday.com
Sentencing for Jeffrey Williams will be Jan. 27. Read Full Story ...

At home: Her home for the holidays: professionally decorated with a personal touch

2016-12-09 23:15:00 STLToday.com
Popular Belleville tour welcomes visitors to homes for the holidays. Read Full Story ...

No road issue for Blues this time

2016-12-09 23:10:00 STLToday.com
Their 4-1 victory in New Jersey was just the second win away from Scottrade Center in their last eight games. Read Full Story ...

BenFred: Worried about Carpenter leaving his leadoff spot? Have some faith

2016-12-09 23:05:00 STLToday.com
Matt Carpenter is leaving the leadoff spot, and you are worried. Why? Read Full Story ...

BenFred: Worried about Carpenter leaving leadoff spot? Have some faith

2016-12-09 23:05:00 STLToday.com
Matt Carpenter is leaving the leadoff spot, and you are worried. Why? Read Full Story ...

9 pm news



Blues finally win one on the road

2016-12-09 21:45:00 STLToday.com
Their 4-1 victory in New Jersey was just the second win away from Scottrade Center in their last eight games. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis area delegation's votes on insurance, jobs, Flint water in Congress

2016-12-09 21:00:00 STLToday.com
How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of Dec. 5-9. Read Full Story ...

8 pm news



Gunfire inside Bayless High gym leaves one man with graze wound

2016-12-09 20:46:00 STLToday.com
The victim was confronted by three men in the gym's lobby. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news



100 roles and counting: Joneal Joplin notches a record with Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

2016-12-09 19:00:00 STLToday.com
The actor sets a record with "A Christmas Carol," his 100th show at the Rep. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



Police investigating after man found fatally shot in Bridgeton apartment

2016-12-09 18:30:00 STLToday.com
Police say Jose Dominguez, 27, appeared to have died from a gunshot wound. Read Full Story ...

Police investigating death of man found fatally shot in apartment

2016-12-09 18:12:00 STLToday.com
Police say Jose Dominguez, 27, appeared to have died from a gunshot wound. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



Phony officer tried to pull over real one, St. Louis police say

2016-12-09 17:48:00 STLToday.com
Twenty-year-old has been charged with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer. Read Full Story ...

One Hundred site not always a parking lot

2016-12-09 17:45:00 STLToday.com
A hotel occupied the Kingshighway site for about 70 years Read Full Story ...

?Angel of Death has entered into this city?

2016-12-09 17:15:00 STLToday.com
One woman's struggles after bloody night in St. Louis reveal the haunting impact of violence. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Second man charged in murder of cabbie in St. Louis' Central West End

2016-12-09 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Jerry Reese, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Timothy Grice. Read Full Story ...

Charges filed against man accused of firing the shot that killed St. Louis cab driver

2016-12-09 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Jerry Reese, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Timothy Grice. Read Full Story ...

McCaskill says she'll vote against temporary spending bill

2016-12-09 16:15:00 STLToday.com
Cites lack of long-term commitment on miners' pensions Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Clif St. James, known to many as Corky the Clown, has died

2016-12-09 15:30:00 STLToday.com
Countless Baby Boomers grew up watching him on Channel 5. Read Full Story ...

Obama administration official to be in St. Louis to announce major housing grant

2016-12-09 15:16:00 STLToday.com
It's the latest win for North St. Louis and could trigger millions more in social service funding near the new western headquarters of the National Geospatial Intelligence agency. Read Full Story ...

Betsey Bruce's last week on TV news will be Dec. 16

2016-12-09 15:15:00 STLToday.com
Bruce began news career at KMOV in 1970; joined KTVI in 1989 Read Full Story ...

Mizzou hires Brick Haley as D-line coach

2016-12-09 15:03:00 STLToday.com
Haley spent the last two seasons at Texas and worked previously in the SEC at LSU, Mississippi State. Read Full Story ...

Messenger: Traditions of Christmases past connect the generations

2016-12-09 15:00:00 STLToday.com
It's that time of year when our traditions dictate that we take stock of our lives, going through the motions on activities that remind us of holidays past. Read Full Story ...

Student accuses her school of being hostile to Trump supporters

2016-12-09 15:00:00 STLToday.com
?My message to the community is that it?s not okay for any group to be marginalized,? said Head of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School Lisa Lyle, in an interview. Read Full Story ...

Student at MICDS accuses her school of being hostile to Trump supporters

2016-12-09 15:00:00 STLToday.com
?My message to the community is that it?s not okay for any group to be marginalized,? said Head of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School Lisa Lyle, in an interview. Read Full Story ...

STL dominates list of Missouri's best private high schools

2016-12-09 15:00:00 STLToday.com
Eight of top 10, 13 of best 20, are from metropolitan area Read Full Story ...

Student at MICDS says the school has been unwelcoming to Trump supporters

2016-12-09 15:00:00 STLToday.com
?My message to the community is that it?s not okay for any group to be marginalized,? said Head of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School Lisa Lyle, in an interview. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Clay says he'll give Trump benefit of doubt, but worries about areas like criminal justice reform

2016-12-09 14:30:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON ? Rep. William Lacy Clay says he is willing to give Donald Trump and his administration an initial benefit of the doubt in 2017, but he also says that there are areas, like criminal justice reform, where a bipartisan? Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Second phase of Ballpark Village moves forward even as aldermen question its cost

2016-12-09 13:55:00 STLToday.com
Final passage of the $16 million tax incentive package could come as soon as next week. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Club Sports Teams Fundraise for Charitable Causes

2016-12-09 13:45:00 SIUE.edu

Among their fundraising efforts, SIUE Club Sports teams made a donation to The BackStoppers, Inc.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Club Sports teams demonstrated a commitment to citizenship throughout October and November, as participants worked together to raise nearly $2,000 in support of a variety of charitable causes.

“Our students continue to uphold the University’s value of citizenship,” said Keith Becherer, director of Campus Recreation. “We’re proud of our Club Sports teams as they demonstrate active engagement in not only campus life, but also in the community.”

Multiple Club Sports teams joined forces to increase awareness for breast cancer, raising more than $400 through pink Club Sports t-shirt sales throughout October. The proceeds were divided between Anderson Hospital, the Simmons Cancer Institute and Siteman Cancer Center.  

Additionally, the Ice Hockey Club raised more than $1,000 during its Military Appreciation Day game on Saturday, Nov. 12 through the sale of special camouflage jerseys in a silent auction. The proceeds will be donated to the USO of Missouri.

SIUE Ice Hockey Club alumnus Jacob Niccum, a U.S. Army veteran, and former head coach Larry Thatcher, who served in the U.S. Navy, dropped the ceremonial first puck during the game against the Saint Louis Billikens. The SIUE ROTC Color Guard participated in the pre-game ceremony.

Through fundraising efforts held during Club Sports volleyball tournaments, together teams raised and donated $333 to The BackStoppers, Inc. in honor of fallen St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder.

The BackStoppers provides financial assistance and support to the families of fallen, or catastrophically injured, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs while in the line of duty.

Photos: SIUE Club Sports teams raised money in support of The BackStoppers, Inc.

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Fatalities reported in traffic crash south of Belleville

2016-12-09 13:06:00 STLToday.com
Scene is along Illinois Route 158, also called Centreville Road. Read Full Story ...

Three fatalities reported in traffic crash south of Belleville

2016-12-09 13:06:00 STLToday.com
Scene is along Illinois Route 158, also called Centreville Road. Read Full Story ...

Hochman: Cards' Fowler to wear McGwire's No. 25, but honoring Bonds

2016-12-09 13:02:00 STLToday.com
New Cardinal Dexter Fowler wore No. 24 with the Cubs. Read Full Story ...

Hochman: Fowler to wear McGwire's No. 25, but he's honoring Bonds

2016-12-09 13:02:00 STLToday.com
New Cardinal Dexter Fowler wore No. 24 with the Cubs. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Clif St. James, known to Baby Boomers as Corky the Clown, has died

2016-12-09 12:45:00 STLToday.com
Countless Baby Boomers grew up watching him after school as Channel 5's Corky the Clown. Read Full Story ...

University governing board picks Clayton attorney as chairman

2016-12-09 12:30:00 STLToday.com
Maurice "Marcy" Graham, a Clayton resident and president of the law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., will lead the board during 2017. Read Full Story ...

Lehtera looking to be a lot better

2016-12-09 12:30:00 STLToday.com
He says his recent healthy scratch was a good wake-up call Read Full Story ...

They go, he goes: Cardinals lure ex-Cub Fowler to ignite their lineup

2016-12-09 12:05:00 STLToday.com
Five-year contract is worth $82.5 million, and it includes a no-trade clause. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



SIUE Alum Paints Missouri?s Largest African American History Mural

2016-12-09 11:57:00 SIUE.edu

JoveGonz1It was through exhaustive research, painstaking attention to detail, passionate ambition and skilled craftsmanship that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Gonzalo “Gonz” Jose Jove painted Missouri’s largest African American history mural. 

Jove, who received a bachelor’s in sculpture from SIUE in 1979, spent the last 2-½ years creating the artwork that is 95 feet long, five feet high and graces the entryway of Better Family Life (BFL) Community Center, 5415 Page Blvd. in St. Louis. It was unveiled to the public on October 21. 

The mural starts with the face of an African child rising out of the universe and scenes of African life, and ends with the universe looking down at a futuristic thriving African American community in north St. Louis. 

JoveGonz2In between, the pictorial documentary shows poignant periods of black history such as the Middle Passage, abolitionism and the Underground Railroad, emancipation, East St. Louis race riots, the civil rights era, and the Michael Brown shooting and Ferguson unrest. 

The mural also spotlights great black figures such as Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, Madame C.J. Walker, Ida B. Wells, Muhammad Ali and President Barack Obama. 

“I felt empowered to do this mural on African American history. I was also humbled,” said the Bolivian born artist from La Paz. “Many people have asked why I was selected, because I’m not black. But I’m human. We’re all the same.” 

Jove said he and his artist son, Alex, spent six months researching black history before doing any artistic work. Alex also helped paint some of the mural. 

“In Western Africa, they had running water 200 years before the Romans,” he said. “There was so much richness and knowledge to grasp as it relates to African and African American history, and I immersed myself in it.”

When researching black history and creating the piece, Jove recalled his experiences with injustices and discrimination, both in his native country and in the U.S. 

“In Bolivia, 10 percent of the people were of European descent. There are some parallels to Bolivia and the U.S. In Bolivia, the 10 percent dominated the indigenous people for more than 500 years,” Jove said. “At times, the indigenous people couldn’t walk on the same sidewalk as the Europeans.” 

Jove’s family initially came to the U.S. in 1966. Later, Jove found himself attending a basically all-white high school in St. Louis. There were only one or two Latinos and one or two African Americans who attended the school. “I got picked on, and I started looking to my drawing and painting to express myself,” said Jove. 

Jove was commissioned to paint several murals for Bolivia. One depicted social relevance, one was historic and the other was about justice. His other St. Louis works include a project for the St. Louis Art Museum in 2013. Renee Franklin, a representative with the Regional Arts Commission and the St. Louis Arts Museum, referred Jove to the Better Family Life Youth Program. The program was looking for an artist to work with youth after school and was inspired after viewing Jove’s portfolio. 

“DeBorah Ahmed (director of the BFL Cultural, Educational and Business Center) said she had been looking for a muralist for the longest time,” Jove said. “When she saw my work, she said I was the one who had to do the mural.” 

“I prefer doing murals, because they tell a story,” he said. “I love to do research and learn more about humanity. I don’t understand, though, how there remains this inhumanity throughout history.” 

When asked what were some of the hardest or more powerful parts of the process for him, the artist visibly choked and began to weep. 

“There were parts of the mural that were extremely emotional. There were times when I was crying and painting at the same time,” Jove said. “Millions of people died crossing the Atlantic due to sickness and despair, and their bodies were thrown overboard. The horrific crossing trained the sharks to follow the slave ships, because they knew they were going to get food. That’s why I painted sharks in the water.” 

However, the mural does end on a positive note. 

“I believe in the positivity of humanity and the strength of community,” Jove said. “That’s why I believe that there can be revitalization and restructuring of north St. Louis that will renew the area. So, I painted a vibrant African American community.” 

Photos:

Gonzalo “Gonz” Jose Jove, an SIUE alum, has painted the largest African American history mural in Missouri. 

Jove is seen in front of another piece of artwork he created at Better Family Life (BFL) Community Center in St. Louis.

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Driver killed, passenger critically wounded in shooting related to car crash in St. Louis

2016-12-09 11:15:00 STLToday.com
Police identified the woman who died as Janae Johnson, 24, of the 1700 block of California Avenue. Her passenger, a 21-year-old man, was in critical condition. His name was not released. Read Full Story ...

Gordo: Fowler eager for more postseason fun

2016-12-09 11:04:00 STLToday.com
Dexter Fowler was thrilled to land with the Cardinals after his World Championship ride with the Chicago Cubs. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Missouri governor to join Clayton law firm Dowd Bennett after leaving office

2016-12-09 10:58:00 STLToday.com
Nixon, a two-term governor and former Missouri attorney general, is returning to the private sector. Read Full Story ...

Bullets hit Fairview Heights home, nobody hurt

2016-12-09 10:54:00 STLToday.com
Shot were fired Thursday evening in the 500 block of St. Clair Road. Read Full Story ...

In a 'girl-to-girl' talk Clinton says she has 'accepted' the election results

2016-12-09 10:50:00 STLToday.com
Sen. Dianne Feinstein had dinner privately for an hour Thursday with Hillary Clinton Read Full Story ...

Life term ordered for killing of ex-girlfriend in University City

2016-12-09 10:45:00 STLToday.com
Michael McAfee shot Keisha Powell three months after she broke up with him. Read Full Story ...

Truck loaded with pricey purses - $500,000 in Coach bags - stolen in New Jersey

2016-12-09 10:43:00 STLToday.com
The bag bandits got the truck Friday morning. Read Full Story ...

State settles employee discrimination lawsuit for $2 million

2016-12-09 10:00:00 STLToday.com
The settlement with Gracia Backer is the second case this year in which an older, female employee has alleged discrimination within Gov. Jay Nixon's office Read Full Story ...

Missouri settles employee discrimination lawsuit for $2 million

2016-12-09 10:00:00 STLToday.com
The settlement with Gracia Backer is the second case this year in which an older, female employee has alleged discrimination within Gov. Jay Nixon's office Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Aisha Sultan: A card game to boost your child's emotional intelligence

2016-12-09 09:00:00 STLToday.com
This PeaceMakers game, developed by Suzanne Tucker, a local St. Louis mom and parent educator, was bound to increase our compassion and peacefulness toward one another. Who couldn't use a little more of that in their families, especially this stressful? Read Full Story ...

Dine out event nets $175K for family of slain St. Louis County police officer

2016-12-09 09:00:00 STLToday.com
Officer Blake Snyder was shot to death Oct. 6. Read Full Story ...

'Today' show's Savannah Guthrie gives birth to boy

2016-12-09 09:00:00 STLToday.com
The boy will be called Charley and joins a 2-year-old sister. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



BenFred: The case for Cardinals pursuing Trumbo or Encarnacion

2016-12-09 08:52:00 STLToday.com
Dexter Fowler is in the bag. Should a big bat be the Cardinals' next addition? Read Full Story ...

BenFred: The case for the Cardinals pursuing Trumbo or Encarnacion

2016-12-09 08:50:00 STLToday.com
Dexter Fowler is in the bag. Should a big bat be the Cardinals' next addition? Read Full Story ...

7 am news



One man dead, another critically hurt in separate St. Louis shootings

2016-12-09 07:34:00 STLToday.com
One man was shot dead, the other is clinging to life at a hospital. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Fundraiser planned for injured St. Louis police sergeant

2016-12-09 06:00:00 STLToday.com
Sgt. Tom Lake was shot in the face Nov. 20. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Southern Illinois University approves campus alcohol sales

2016-12-09 05:45:00 STLToday.com
The decision to allow the sale of beer and wine at school events is the university's way to try to find new revenue to offset dwindling state funding. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



St. Louis store owner shot after confronting men who stole cell phones

2016-12-09 04:15:00 STLToday.com
Victim tried to stop theft of cellphones, police said. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Cardinals go 'over the top' to catch Fowler

2016-12-09 01:20:00 STLToday.com
Outfielder arrived in St. Louis for physical Thursday night. Read Full Story ...

Ortiz: Fowler is a leader who could energize Cards' clubhouse

2016-12-09 01:15:00 STLToday.com
Fowler brings much needed spark to Cards. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Blues fall in New York as road woes continue

2016-12-09 00:40:00 STLToday.com
Anders Lee scored the game-winner with 7:18 left in regulation. Read Full Story ...

Hochman: Evolution of Fowler leads to Cards' rejuvenation

2016-12-09 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Once a lovable loser in Colorado, Fowler helped lead the lovable losers in Chicago to the title -- and now he's a Cardinal. Read Full Story ...

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