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11 pm news

Game blog: Cardinals hold on for 7-5 win over Reds

2017-04-28 23:00:00 STLToday.com
The win was the ninth in the last 11 games and moved the Cardinals within a half game of first-place in the Central Division. Read Full Story ...

10 pm news



Tarasenko scores twice as Blues beat Predators, even series at 1-1

2017-04-28 22:10:00 STLToday.com
He scores the game-winner with 3:51 left in regulation as the Blues win 3-2. Read Full Story ...

9 pm news



Two Tarasenko goals give Blues 3-2 win over Preds

2017-04-28 21:45:00 STLToday.com
He scored the game-winner with 3:51 left in regulation in Game 2, evening the series 1-1 Read Full Story ...

St. Louis woman charged with abuse in death of foster child, 3

2017-04-28 21:15:00 STLToday.com
An autopsy determined the child's cause of death to be abdominal blunt trauma. Read Full Story ...

8 pm news



Belleville man charged with aggravated DUI in crash that killed woman, injured kids

2017-04-28 20:45:00 STLToday.com
Two children were riding with Jason E. Lamb, 33, of Belleville when he was driving drunk and caused the fatal crash, police said. Read Full Story ...

7 pm news



Schebler's homer gives Reds early 1-0 lead

2017-04-28 19:08:00 STLToday.com
Lance Lynn breezed through the first five hitters he faced Friday night, recording four strikeouts and a ground out on a dribbler to third base. Read Full Story ...

Fowler's homer gives Cardinals 3-1 lead after three

2017-04-28 19:08:00 STLToday.com
Dexter Fowler broke out of an early-season slump with seven hits in a three-game series against Toronto. He continued to give the Cardinals' offense a jolt Friday night by hitting a two-run home run in the third inning as they? Read Full Story ...

Cardinals score three more after timely pick-off

2017-04-28 19:08:00 STLToday.com
Yadier Molina and Jedd Gyorko combined for a timely pick-off in the sixth inning, and Gyorko followed with a solo home run in the bottom of the inning as the Cardinals continued to build their lead over Cincinnati to 6-1? Read Full Story ...

Reds score four in eighth to cut Cardinals' lead to 7-5

2017-04-28 19:08:00 STLToday.com
Joey Votto hit a two-run home run and Cincinnati scored four runs in eighth inning off of relief pitcher Miguel Socolovich, cutting the Cardinals lead to 7-5 at Busch Stadium. Read Full Story ...

Cardinals hold on for 7-5 win over Reds

2017-04-28 19:08:00 STLToday.com
Dexter Fowler and Jedd Gyorko homered to back starting pitcher Lance Lynn, who allowed one run in six innings, and the Cardinals opened a three-game series against Cincinnati with a 7-5 win at Busch Stadium on Friday night. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis-area congressional delegation votes on cabinet nominations, Trump oversight, stopgap spending bill

2017-04-28 19:00:00 STLToday.com
Votes last week included those confirming President Donald Trump's new agriculture and commerce secretaries Read Full Story ...

Akon, 3 Doors Down, Jake Owen headlining Fair St. Louis

2017-04-28 19:00:00 STLToday.com
Rapper Akon, rock band 3 Doors Down and country singer Jake Owen highlight Fair St. Louis? 2017 lineup July 2-4 in Forest Park. Read Full Story ...

Hazelwood police officer at red light struck by oncoming vehicle

2017-04-28 19:00:00 STLToday.com
A male driver was taken to a hospital in critical condition and the officer, a woman, was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries, police said. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



St. Louis policy vague on drinking and driving police vehicles off duty

2017-04-28 17:30:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis Personnel Director Richard Frank vows to tighten rules. Read Full Story ...

Body is pulled from Mississippi River near East Carondelet

2017-04-28 17:30:00 STLToday.com
The Illinois State Police said the body found near East Carondolet is apparently that of a 38-year-old white man. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis deputy sheriff accused of groping inmate

2017-04-28 17:16:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS ? A St. Louis deputy sheriff on Friday was accused of groping an inmate that he'd had transferred to the St. Louis Justice Center. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



McBride & Son plans 549-lot subdivision south of Eureka

2017-04-28 16:54:00 STLToday.com
The 173-acre development is just west of the Mirasol subdivision in Jefferson County. Read Full Story ...

Columbia, Mo., woman encouraged father to smother his 3-month-old son, charges say

2017-04-28 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Charges say a cellphone search revealed "messages indicating Emily Paul aided and encouraged the suffocation death" of 3-month-old Ayden Baker. Read Full Story ...

Messenger: Is St. Louis leaving the future of its airport to a coin flip?

2017-04-28 16:30:00 STLToday.com
As the debate over Lambert privatization begins, the pitfalls are everywhere. Read Full Story ...

Camping World-led group wins bankruptcy auction for Gander Mountain

2017-04-28 16:26:00 STLToday.com
At least 17 Gander Mountain stores will be kept open by the buyer. Read Full Story ...

Body is pulled from Mississippi River near East Carondolet

2017-04-28 16:21:00 STLToday.com
The Illinois State Police said the body found near East Carondolet is apparently that of a 38-year-old white man. Read Full Story ...

Missouri governor buys lake home in Innsbrook

2017-04-28 16:17:00 STLToday.com
Documents show Gov. Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena, took out a loan for $675,000 to buy the six-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Innsbrook. Read Full Story ...

Missouri governor buys lake home in Warren County

2017-04-28 16:15:00 STLToday.com
Documents show Gov. Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena, took out a loan for $675,000 to buy the six-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Innsbrook. Read Full Story ...

Lynn looks to build on strong starts

2017-04-28 16:00:00 STLToday.com
Lance Lynn will try to build on two consecutive impressive starts when the Cardinals open a three-game series against Cincinnati at rain-soaked Busch Stadium tonight. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



SIUE School of Pharmacy Hosts Compelling Drug Education Event

2017-04-28 15:35:00 SIUE.edu

Jennifer MudgeThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) hosted more than 70 students and their parents in 'Locked In to Stay Out" at the Vadalabene Center Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. The event engaged 6th and 7th grade students in discussions about prescription drug abuse and the associated dangers.

"It was truly an amazing experience for all of us that were involved," said Dr. Jessica Kerr, assistant chair of the SIUE Department of Pharmacy Practice and associate professor of pharmacy practice in the SOP. "By far, this has been the most rewarding professional event with which I have ever been involved."

The SIUE SOP American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists Organization (APhA-ASP) was the recipient of an award to develop and execute a prescription drug abuse prevention event that is novel in its delivery. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy provided the award in November 2016. 

The night included interactive sessions and games through active learning about the health, social and legal consequences surrounding misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Students engaged in activities such as a rock wall, volleyball, racquetball, wally ball, basketball, indoor soccer, arts and crafts.

“It was great to see so many different interactions between our SIUE students and the community children,” Kerr said. “There was so much laughter during the play times as well as during the education.

“The attending kids were highly engaged in this topic. They asked amazingly thought-provoking questions, and we allowed them time to help create solutions or think of answers for their own questions.” 

“Having college students teach this type of information to young impressionable children is the key!” Kerr continued. “Even though I know the information and am passionate about this topic, it is obvious that college students have a connection to the youth. This can be extremely impactful for all stakeholders.”

In addition to educating the students, parents were encouraged to stay for the 20-minute orientation. Jennifer Mudge, first assistant state’s attorney in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, took time to welcome the parents. Parents were provided information regarding statistics of the opioid problem, what their children were engaged in during the lock-in, and how to continue the discussion with their children after the event and throughout the challenging times during young adulthood.

Kerr wants to continue the program. “I would love to say we will offer it again, however, that will take resources,” she said. “We will continue to find grant money to help fund this as well as nurture partnerships in the community for financial support”. 

“We have good ideas to offer this on an annual basis or at least every other year. The APhA-ASP student chapter will continue to provide their outreach in the schools under GenerationRx, which has been in full effect for the past five years. If any schools want us to talk with their children between grades 4-12, we have developed curriculum that we created approximately four years ago through a Meridian Society Grant that we have been using and updating ever since.”

SIUE partnered with its campus Police Department, the City of Edwardsville Police Department, the Madison County State’s Attorney Office and the Illinois Pharmacists Association to provide input or sponsorship for the event.

Other organizations or initiatives assisting with the program include: College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP), Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPAG), Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), the SIUE School of Pharmacy Class of 2019 and the SIUE iCARE team–Suicide Prevention Initiative at SIUE.

For more information, visit the Locked in to Stay Out Facebook page facebook.com/SIUELockinToStayOut.

Photo: Jennifer Mudge, first assistant state’s attorney in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, welcomes parents at the Locked In to Stay Out event.

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Lynn looks to build on strong starts against Reds

2017-04-28 15:19:00 STLToday.com
Lance Lynn will try to build on two consecutive impressive starts when the Cardinals open a three-game series against Cincinnati at rain-soaked Busch Stadium tonight. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Man struck and killed by train in Alton identified

2017-04-28 14:50:00 STLToday.com
He had been struck at about 10 p.m. at the Alton Steel Inc. location at No. 5 Cut Street. Greene is not an employee of Alton Steel, officials said. Read Full Story ...

Grandfather to hit-and-run driver who killed girl, 6: 'We are going to find you'

2017-04-28 14:17:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis police say the driver who killed Janell Rice was racing. Read Full Story ...

Crestwood man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child molestation

2017-04-28 14:15:00 STLToday.com
A St. Louis County jury March 3 found Andrew S. Bullard guilty of child molestation. Read Full Story ...

Florissant mother reunites with son whose conviction was tossed after decades in prison

2017-04-28 14:15:00 STLToday.com
"When the judge called and said that they was releasing him, I didn't believe it. I say, 'I'll wait and see.' But, here he is," Margie Davis said. Read Full Story ...

Research and Creative Activities Featured at Undergraduate Scholars Showcase

2017-04-28 14:10:00 SIUE.edu

Nicholas Carter, of St. Charles, Mo., and Dan Ashbaugh, of Altamont, demonstrate the usability of their team’s LED Learning Guitar.Outstanding research and creative activities were featured during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Scholars Showcase held Thursday, April 27 in the Morris University Center. The event highlighted the depth and variety of learning experiences offered through the University’s Senior Assignment and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) programs.

More than 110 students, representing nearly 25 different programs, presented their work through live performances and displays, readings, and multimedia and poster presentations.

“This event offers a great opportunity for students to showcase the projects they’ve been working on through the semester, year, and in many instances, for several years,” said Erin Behnen, assistant provost for academic innovation and effectiveness. “The Senior Assignment and URCA programs are high-impact practices that allow students to use their foundational academic knowledge to conduct active, applicable research projects and engage in creative activities. I am in awe of what our students have accomplished.”

A team of electrical and computer engineering students featured their Senior Assignment, which was the creation of the LED Learning Guitar.

“The LED Learning Guitar helps ease the experience of learning to play guitar,” said Nicholas Carter, of St. Charles, Mo. “Users can download a MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) file and import it, and then LEDs light up the next note or chord position for the song. The lights cover the first five frets, because those are generally where beginners start.”

The research team from the School of Engineering comprised Carter, Dan Ashbaugh, of Altamont, Henry Rybolt, of Edwardsville, and Pete Weigel, of Belleville. They were inspired to create the Guitar Hero-style learning instrument through personal interest in guitar and a class they took on micro-controllers.

Sarah O’Brien, of Flora, holds one of her metalsmithing creations on which she used the inlay technique of marriage of metals.“All of us had taken that class where we learned to program things like this,” explained Ashbaugh. “But, we hadn’t yet been able to apply that skill in a real-world situation. This project created a bridge between our academic foundation and professional application.”

Sarah O’Brien, an URCA associate and senior in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Design, showcased her intricate metalsmithing handiwork.

“A visiting artist inspired me a few years ago when she emphasized that the most important thing as an artist is to get good at something, so I decided to research inlay techniques,” O’Brien, a native of Flora, said. “Inlay is essentially embedding metal into metal, and I’ve learned seven different techniques.”

Her favorite technique is called "marriage of metals," an extremely difficult and precise technique where she cuts a design out of one metal and inlays a perfectly matched cut from a different metal.

“The meticulous nature of metalsmithing appeals to me,” she said. “I’m incredibly excited to see where I go from here. I’ve been fortunate to have received strong mentorship from my professor, Aimee Howard. She has brought me to this level of work.”

Each participant in the Undergraduate Scholars Showcase received a certificate of achievement.

Photo: Nicholas Carter, of St. Charles, Mo., and Dan Ashbaugh, of Altamont, demonstrate the usability of their team’s LED Learning Guitar.

Sarah O’Brien, of Flora, holds one of her metalsmithing creations on which she used the inlay technique of marriage of metals.

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1 pm news



James Gunn promises some character changes for 'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2'

2017-04-28 13:30:00 STLToday.com
Filmmaker James Gunn has gone from the indie world to the Marvel universe. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Midas Hospitality plans Element hotel near SLU

2017-04-28 12:00:00 STLToday.com
The Maryland Heights-based company is buying the site on Forest Park Avenue from Habitat for Humanity. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Special efforts that target at-risk students pay off for universities, report finds

2017-04-28 11:58:00 STLToday.com
Study cites five Missouri schools that are getting it right with students who are at a greater risk of falling through the cracks. Read Full Story ...

Missouri woman charged with manslaughter in DWI case

2017-04-28 11:53:00 STLToday.com
Her blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit, prosecutors said. Read Full Story ...

'13 Reasons' sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction

2017-04-28 11:45:02 STLToday.com
NEW YORK (AP) ? It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a full bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see the blood pour out, hear? Read Full Story ...

Author in STL to discuss Osage Indian murders of 1920s

2017-04-28 11:45:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis politico David Francis supported policy that left Osage vulnerable Read Full Story ...

Barbashev back in lineup for Blues in Game 2; Paajarvi sits

2017-04-28 11:43:00 STLToday.com
Forward will play left win on line with Lehtera, Sobotka on Friday. Read Full Story ...

Paajarvi sits, Barbashev back in lineup for Blues in Game 2

2017-04-28 11:43:00 STLToday.com
Forward will play left wing on line with Lehtera and Sobotka on Friday. Read Full Story ...

STLers in line for honorary Washington U. degrees

2017-04-28 11:30:00 STLToday.com
David Steward, Dr. Virginia Weldon among those to be lauded May 19 Read Full Story ...

Metro puts potential $20 million price tag on MetroLink security upgrades

2017-04-28 11:30:00 STLToday.com
That figure includes $17.8 million more a year to put an officer on every train car and at each station if that's what area leaders eventually agree on. Read Full Story ...

Bi-State puts potential $20 million price tag on MetroLink security upgrades

2017-04-28 11:30:00 STLToday.com
That figure includes $17.8 million more a year to put an officer on every train car and at each station if that's what area leaders eventually agree on. Read Full Story ...

Police identify motorcyclist killed in collision with off-duty police officer in St. Louis

2017-04-28 11:20:00 STLToday.com
Nicklaus Macke, 25, of the 2000 block of Washington Avenue, died at a hospital. Read Full Story ...

Mumps outbreak reported at Southeast Missouri State

2017-04-28 11:00:00 STLToday.com
School officials think peak has passed. Read Full Story ...

Car racing in north St. Louis neighborhood fatally struck girl, 6

2017-04-28 11:00:00 STLToday.com
The incident happened near the intersection of Norwood and Labadie avenues, police said. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



BenFred's 5: Cards offense can overshadow some flaws, but for how long?

2017-04-28 10:55:00 STLToday.com
Five topics from columnist Ben Frederickson that St. Louis sports fans will be discussing. Read Full Story ...

Panda Express execs give $1.5 million to Mizzou

2017-04-28 10:45:00 STLToday.com
Andrew and Peggy Cherng gave the money to benefit Mizzou's Honors College. Read Full Story ...

'13 Reasons' stomach-turning teen suicide scene sparks criticism

2017-04-28 10:45:00 STLToday.com
That stomach-turning scene has triggered criticism that it romanticizes suicide and prompted many schools across the country to send warning letters to parents and guardians. Read Full Story ...

Festus woman, stopped in I-55 traffic, killed when car is rear-ended

2017-04-28 10:30:00 STLToday.com
The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim as Sonya J. Cherry, 56, of Festus. Read Full Story ...

The State of Missouri has one less airplane in its fleet

2017-04-28 10:19:00 STLToday.com
Under the direction of Gov. Eric Greitens, the state sold its 1999 Beechcraft King Air C90. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Auditions for 'The Voice' returning to St. Louis

2017-04-28 08:03:00 STLToday.com
?The Voice is returning to St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

Aisha Sultan: Staying a step ahead of kids and their devices

2017-04-28 08:00:00 STLToday.com
For many parents, a child?s constant connectivity provokes a fear similar to when an adolescent starts driving, but unlike that rite of passage, there is no formal ?digital citizenship exam? or learner?s permit that comes with the technology that connects? Read Full Story ...

7 am news



Tipsheet: Rams ready to mess up another NFL Draft

2017-04-28 07:04:00 STLToday.com
The Rams desperately need talent. But they sat out the first round of the NFL Draft, having spent that pick to trade up last year and take Jared Goff. So they will fall further behind their rivals this weekend. Read Full Story ...

Jenna Fischer gives a makeover to her sister's St. Louis County home

2017-04-28 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Emily Elmore?s dishwasher quit drying dishes years ago. They would prop the door open after the wash cycle to let the dishes air dry. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Florissant man charged with shooting two people in van

2017-04-28 06:49:00 STLToday.com
After the shooting, William Alexander got out the van, with the gun, and admitted shooting them, police say. Read Full Story ...

Weekend storms could dump 3 to 5 inches of rain on St. Louis metro

2017-04-28 06:02:00 STLToday.com
The National Weather Service says the major threats are for large hail and damaging winds. Isolated tornadoes are possible. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Monsanto's reputation is a 'major challenge,' Bayer CEO says

2017-04-28 05:40:00 STLToday.com
The $66 billion merger expected to be completed by the end of 2017. Read Full Story ...

3 am news



Student walking to bus stop in Uplands Park shot by robber, police say

2017-04-28 03:00:00 STLToday.com
The victim, 18, was shot once in the torso. He is expected to survive, police say. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Carpenter's walk-off slam starts sweep of Blue Jays

2017-04-28 01:30:00 STLToday.com
Cardinals win opener in 11th, offense rolls on in nightcap. Good starts for Martinez, Wainwright help Cards finally reach .500. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Where Trump stands on his 100-days promises

2017-04-28 00:45:00 STLToday.com
An AP reporter who followed Donald Trump throughout the presidential campaign found 38 specific promises he made in his 100-day "contract" with voters. Here are some of them, and his progress so far: Read Full Story ...

4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

2017-04-28 00:40:38 STLToday.com
VARNER, Ark. (AP) ? Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. Read Full Story ...

'Sparkplug' Wong quietly putting it all together

2017-04-28 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Before the start of the 2017 season, a lot of the talk surrounding the Cardinals dealt with becoming more athletic. During spring training, it was hinted that such athleticism would start with second baseman Kolten Wong. Read Full Story ...

Hanging out for a night with that perfect couple, who happen to be Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

2017-04-28 00:20:00 STLToday.com
They brought all that talent and sexual chemistry and a songlist packed with hits to an audience hungry to hear country's reigning couple. Read Full Story ...

Carpenter's slam in 11th starts sweep of Blue Jays

2017-04-28 00:20:00 STLToday.com
The word that Matt Carpenter used Thursday to describe how one corroded part of the Cardinals? game could leak into another and cause both to teeter was ?spillover.? A misplay on defense becomes an attempt to take an extra base,? Read Full Story ...

More investors in Ferguson as Starbucks marks first anniversary

2017-04-28 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Chain is credited with helping spur new investment in the North County community. Read Full Story ...

Hochman: Blues? anthem king sets a golden tone

2017-04-28 00:05:00 STLToday.com
Charles Glenn has this larger-than-life personality, and his voice somehow booms even louder than that. Read Full Story ...

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