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5 pm news

St. Louis Art Museum restaurant will end dinner service to save money

2017-04-25 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Even with the change, the museum still could run a deficit in paying for Panorama's operations as well as the downstairs cafe and other food services. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Fraternity challenges Carrie Underwood over Blues playoffs

2017-04-25 16:50:00 STLToday.com
From the fraternity Twitter account, the men shared a challenge to Nashville Predators fan and musician Carrie Underwood. Read Full Story ...

Man convicted in drive-by shooting that killed 11-year-old Alton boy

2017-04-25 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Ta'Mon F. Ford was convicted of first-degree murder Read Full Story ...

New event space opening in Shaw

2017-04-25 16:31:00 STLToday.com
The city supported the $1.5 million project with 10 years of property tax abatement. Read Full Story ...

Des Peres fills city clerk, finance posts

2017-04-25 16:28:00 STLToday.com
Aldermen also gave final approval to banning the sale or distribution of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices to anyone under 21. Read Full Story ...

Apartment projects in historic schools get tax abatement help

2017-04-25 16:22:00 STLToday.com
Three proposals to put apartments into vacant schools are moving forward. Read Full Story ...

Messenger: Ethics reform in three acts, a Missouri tragedy

2017-04-25 16:15:00 STLToday.com
Ultimately, voters may have to fix what the Legislature won't. Read Full Story ...

SLU adjuncts finalize their first union contract

2017-04-25 16:05:00 STLToday.com
The contract is still pending approval from union members within the next week. Read Full Story ...

Carpenter out of lineup serving one-game suspension

2017-04-25 16:00:00 STLToday.com
Carpenter serving suspension for making contact with umpire Sunday. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Kevin Knox II still considering Mizzou, says father

2017-04-25 15:43:00 STLToday.com
Five-star forward plans to announce school choice between May 1-7. Read Full Story ...

Lincoln County jury awards ex-employee of Casey's General Store $1.5 million

2017-04-25 15:30:00 STLToday.com
Two former employees sued in 2014, saying they were effectively fired for complaining about sexual harassment. Read Full Story ...

Lincoln County jury awards $1.5 million to ex-employee of Casey's General Store

2017-04-25 15:30:00 STLToday.com
Two former employees sued in 2014, saying they were effectively fired for complaining about sexual harassment. Read Full Story ...

Game Blog: Matt Carpenter out Tuesday serving one-game suspension

2017-04-25 15:25:00 STLToday.com
Carpenter serving suspension for making contact with umpire Sunday. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



If tuition increases are coming University of Missouri schools, we won't know until May

2017-04-25 14:50:00 STLToday.com
The curators will discuss the issue, but will hold their vote until sometime in May after the legislature finalizes the budget. Read Full Story ...

SIUE School of Pharmacy Pinning Ceremony Marks Symbolic Transition

2017-04-25 14:50:00 SIUE.edu

SIUE School of Pharmacy year three students at their Pinning Ceremony.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) year three students marked their transition toward becoming pharmacists at the School’s Pinning Ceremony, held Thursday, April 20 in the Meridian Ballroom.

Pins were presented to 76 students, signifying their transition to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.

“Today’s ceremony recognizes you will no longer be learning about patients, but will be caring for patients,” said Kate Newman, SOP clinical assistant professor and director of Experiential Education. “As you transition from a traditional classroom setting to an experiential learning environment, you may find there are some unique challenges.

“You will no longer be surrounded by just fellow pharmacy students, but will be learning and working alongside other healthcare professionals as part of a team. The next 12 months will provide a strong foundation for your future career.”

SOP Dean Gireesh Gupchup emphasized the significance of this transition, sharing the words of Confucius, “You hear and you forget, you see and you remember, you do and you learn.”

“You will now be doctoral candidates,” Gupchup told the students. “This means you will be teachers when you graduate. You will teach your patients and other health professionals as a medication expert. I urge you to learn all you can in this experiential year. Learn from your experiences to be the best teacher in the future. I have no doubt that you will represent the School of Pharmacy well.”

The special ceremony was sponsored by CVS. It concluded with the students reciting the Oath of a Pharmacist, in which they promise to devote themselves to a lifetime of service through the profession of pharmacy.

Photo: SIUE School of Pharmacy year three students at their Pinning Ceremony.

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Nine of Missouri's 10 best high schools are in the St. Louis area

2017-04-25 14:45:00 STLToday.com
Metro and Ladue Horton Watkins High were the only two Missouri high schools to score in the top 500 nationwide. Read Full Story ...

Wildwood prowler climbed ladder to peer in at woman in her bathroom, police say

2017-04-25 14:30:00 STLToday.com
The prowler was caught on surveillance images in the woman's yard Monday night. Read Full Story ...

Blues will have hands full with Nashville's top line

2017-04-25 14:15:00 STLToday.com
The Predators' trio combined for five goals and 15 points in first-round sweep of Chicago Read Full Story ...

Sideline changes would alter student seating at Faurot Field

2017-04-25 14:09:00 STLToday.com
Odom wants Mizzou on west sideline, but an SEC rule would force changes to student seating. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Creativity on Display at 7th Annual Children?s Art Exhibit at SIUE

2017-04-25 13:45:00 SIUE.edu

Students from the SIUE Early Childhood Center admire their work during the 7th Annual Children’s Art Exhibit on campus.The artistic creations of students from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Early Childhood Center (ECC) are on display at the 7th Annual Children’s Art Exhibit this week. The public is invited to admire the children’s creative works in the Morris University Center Meeting Room A through noon on Friday, April 28.

The exhibit is in connection with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus attention on the needs of young children and their families, and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

A student from the SIUE Early Childhood Center stands intrigued by his friends’ artistic creations.“It is incredibly important for the world to see even young children as capable beings,” said Amber Larson, teacher in the Prairie Room at the ECC. “It is our hope that this shines through when viewing the children’s art.”

Some of the artists’ creations include paintings with magnets, weaving with colored paper, balloon art on paper, watercolor on paper towels, clay snakes and a bird display. Mixed in with the artwork are wall posters that advocate for children’s rights.

“At the Early Childhood Center, we believe that what our children do with materials and mediums is not regarded as just art per se, because we view the children’s use of many mediums is not a separate part of the curriculum, but an inseparable, integral part of the whole cognitive/symbolic expression involved in the process of learning,” said ECC Director Rebecca Dabbs MacLean.

The ECC offers early childhood care and education for the children ages two through five. For more information, visit siue.edu/earlychildhood/.

Photo: Students from the SIUE Early Childhood Center admire their work during the 7th Annual Children’s Art Exhibit on campus.

A student from the SIUE Early Childhood Center stands intrigued by his friends’ artistic creations.

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'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

2017-04-25 13:09:18 STLToday.com
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) ? Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on "The Bachelor" two years ago, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of causing a deadly accident and leaving the scene. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Suburban Chicago man admits stabbing wife to death with a screwdriver

2017-04-25 11:45:00 STLToday.com
He was sentenced to 30 years for killing his wife, who he stabbed when he thought she was cheating on him. Read Full Story ...

Police ID would-be robber killed by employee on smoke break outside St. Louis 7-Eleven

2017-04-25 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Police identified the suspect who died as Derrell L. Mayes, 30, of the 1500 block of Varnum Drive in Dellwood. Read Full Story ...

2 kids critically hurt after SUV fleeing police hits car near Lambert

2017-04-25 11:20:00 STLToday.com
The crash at about 10 a.m. shut down all lanes of Lambert International Boulevard. Read Full Story ...

Police chase ends with crash near Lambert, child and woman injured

2017-04-25 11:00:00 STLToday.com
The crash at about 10 a.m. has shut down all lanes of Lambert International Boulevard. Read Full Story ...

The Gatesworth expanding independent living operations

2017-04-25 11:00:00 STLToday.com
The $32 million expansion will be complete in the fall. Read Full Story ...

Missouri governor names Jackson County circuit judge Brent Powell to the state's top court

2017-04-25 11:00:00 STLToday.com
Gov. Eric Greitens named his first pick to the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday. Read Full Story ...

Missouri governor names Jackson County circuit judge W. Brent Powell to the state's top court

2017-04-25 11:00:00 STLToday.com
Gov. Eric Greitens named his first pick to the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday. Read Full Story ...

2 kids critically hurt after car fleeing police hits their vehicle near Lambert

2017-04-25 11:00:00 STLToday.com
The crash at about 10 a.m. shut down all lanes of Lambert International Boulevard. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



'Bachelor' star Chris Soules jailed after deadly Iowa crash

2017-04-25 10:34:37 STLToday.com
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) ? Former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules was arrested early Tuesday, accused of fleeing the scene of a deadly crash on a highway a few miles from his northern Iowa farm. Read Full Story ...

Pit bull breaks away from chain, mauls man to death in Ohio

2017-04-25 10:09:31 STLToday.com
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) ? Police say a pit bull apparently broke away from a chain and mauled a man to death in Ohio. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



SIUE Selected as Peace Corps Site

2017-04-25 09:55:00 SIUE.edu

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is now a Peace Corps Prep site. This partnership agreement, signed by Chancellor Randy Pembrook on behalf of SIUE and the U.S. Peace Corps, is available only to students at participating partner schools.

 “This program provides an opportunity for students at SIUE to contribute to international peace, social justice and the development of full human potential,” said Mary Weishaar, executive director of International Affairs. “It supports and helps develop the SIUE values of citizenship, excellence, inclusion, integrity and wisdom.” 

Peace Corps Prep helps prepare undergraduate students in four core competencies – sector specific skills, foreign language competency, intercultural competence, and professional savvy and leadership – that are key to fieldwork as a Peace Corps volunteer. Beginning fall 2017, undergraduate students can apply for the program through the study abroad advisor in the SIUE Office of International Affairs. 

Peace Corps Prep creates an individualized map for students to build these competencies within existing coursework and with additional hands-on experiences. After completion of the program, students receive a certificate from the Peace Corps, which could add a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service. 

“Students with an interest in the Peace Corps will find that many of the requirements for the certificate can be met by courses they are already taking or service work they are already doing,” said Kim Browning, study abroad advisor.

Completion of the program does not delay student progress toward graduation. Sorin Nastasia, program director for International Studies, and Huaibo Xin, program director for Public Health, will serve in the faculty advisory committee for the program.

For more information, contact Kim Browning at 618-650-2419 or kbrowni@siue.edu.

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Giving alcohol to minors earns Northwestern fraternity a suspension

2017-04-25 09:37:00 STLToday.com
The Evanston, Illinois, university says Sigma Alpha Epsilon repeatedly hosted parties and provided alcohol to minors. Read Full Story ...

Historic Scale Model of Campus Plan on Display in Lovejoy Library

2017-04-25 09:35:00 SIUE.edu

University Archivist Steve Kerber admires the original scale model of the SIUE campus on display in Lovejoy Library.The original scale model of the SIUE campus is available for viewing on the first floor of Lovejoy Library through the spring commencement ceremonies being held Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. The model features the intended design and appearance of the Edwardsville core campus, and was on exhibit during the campus groundbreaking in 1963.

The display coincides with the upcoming presentation of an SIUE Distinguished Service Award to Gyo Obata, the external architect of SIUE, during the Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies.

University Archivist Steve Kerber, and Library and Information Services Reference and Instruction Specialist Tiffany Dvorak, have organized the display that also includes support materials detailing the architectural history of SIUE.

“The model is amazingly true to the eventual construction of the campus,” Kerber said. “It shows the original buildings in counter-clockwise order, the manner in which they were built. It emphasizes the unique and amazing accomplishment that was the creation of SIUE.”

“Because we get so much foot traffic in the center of the Library, this display offers the community an opportunity to become familiar with its campus history,” he added. “We welcome visitors to stop by to see this historic piece.”

Obata will not be present at commencement, but will be featured in a video produced by University Marketing and Communications. Obata is a St. Louis native and a co-founder of HOK, the largest United States-based architecture-engineering firm.

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SIUE Alumnus Honored as Silver Medallion Teacher of the Year

2017-04-25 09:30:00 SIUE.edu

SIUE alumnus Darren Mosley was named Silver Medallion Teacher of the Year at the 29th annual Silver Medallion Academic Excellence Awards Banquet held Thursday, April 20 at Lewis and Clark Community College. The award was sponsored by Liberty Bank.

Mosley earned a master’s in education administration from SIUE in 2008. His recognition was detailed in an article posted in The Telegraph.

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Truck, school bus collide in Mascoutah

2017-04-25 09:24:00 STLToday.com
The only person seriously injured was the driver of the truck. Read Full Story ...

Will Congress, Trump, kick the budget can further down the road?

2017-04-25 09:00:00 STLToday.com
Centrist Senate Democrats, including McCaskill, will be in spotlight as negotiations to keep government open continue this week Read Full Story ...

8 am news



NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

2017-04-25 08:59:00 STLToday.com
The two-time Daytona 500 winner set an afternoon news conference with team owner Rick Hendrick to discuss his decision. Read Full Story ...

SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Celebrates Student Achievement

2017-04-25 08:30:00 SIUE.edu

Brighton native Alyson Siglock, a senior majoring in nutrition, earned the award for Academic Achievement in memory of Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer and Riley William Zimmer. She stands with SEHHB Dean Dr. Curt Lox.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) honored student achievement and expressed gratitude for donor support during its annual Honors Day celebration, held Saturday, April 22 in the Morris University Center Conference Center.

Approximately 200 students, parents, donors, sponsors, faculty and staff were in attendance as more than 40 students were awarded scholarships totaling nearly $11,000.

“Honors Day is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the many incredible achievements of our students,” said Curt Lox, PhD, dean of the SEHHB. “We honor a number of truly outstanding young men and women for their academic accomplishments, and the students have the opportunity to celebrate with friends and family. These students have worked hard and dedicated their lives for several years to completing their degrees and Honors Day recognizes this commitment.” 

Schoolwide honors were presented to Brighton native Alyson Siglock, a senior majoring in nutrition, who earned the award for Academic Achievement in memory of Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer and Riley William Zimmer. Granite City native Katie Terziovski, a senior majoring in elementary education, was presented the Donald A. and Robert C. Long Scholarship.

Additionally, students were recognized from each of the School’s departments, including applied health, educational leadership, teaching and learning, and psychology.

East St. Louis native Rita Doublin earned the Miriam C. Dusenbery Outstanding Student Award and the Dr. Ruth W. Richardson Award. She stands next to SIUE’s Dr. Stephen Marlette, associate professor in the Dept. of Teaching and Learning.Two students in the Department of Teaching and Learning each earned two awards. East St. Louis native Rita Doublin earned the Miriam C. Dusenbery Outstanding Student Award and the Dr. Ruth W. Richardson Award. Waterloo native Deron Duncan earned the Thomas Wood Mosser Memorial Scholarship and the Excellence in Special Education Award in Memory of Adam Zimmer.

Graduating members of the SEHHB Dean’s Dozen were also acknowledged during the event.

“Our Dean’s Dozen consists of students who have been selected following a rigorous application and interview process,” Lox said. “Having the opportunity to work with these exceptional students is one of the highlights of my role as dean. These students have served as goodwill ambassadors, assisted in student recruitment and retention efforts, and proudly represented us at various campus functions. We are grateful for their commitment to the School and extend our sincere appreciation for their great work.”

Graduating members of the Dean’s Dozen include: Robert Bragg (elementary education), of Granite City, Libby Fisher (psychology), of Clinton, Asia Gholar (speech pathology and audiology), of Crete, Ronald Henson (psychology), of Granite City, Michelle Ingram (early childhood education), of New Douglas, Serena Jones (speech pathology and audiology), of Godfrey, Sydney Jones (public health), of Belleville, Sarah Kreke (elementary education), of Bartelso, Claire Maciejewski (exercise science), of St. Louis, and Stephanie Webb (special education), of Troy.

For more photos from the SEHHB Honors Day, visit the School’s Facebook page.

Photo: Brighton native Alyson Siglock, a senior majoring in nutrition, earned the award for Academic Achievement in memory of Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer and Riley William Zimmer. She stands with SEHHB Dean Dr. Curt Lox.

East St. Louis native Rita Doublin earned the Miriam C. Dusenbery Outstanding Student Award and the Dr. Ruth W. Richardson Award. She stands next to SIUE’s Dr. Stephen Marlette, associate professor in the Dept. of Teaching and Learning.

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7 am news



CSAs: Your guide to weekly produce

2017-04-25 07:15:00 STLToday.com
Want fresh produce delivered to your house weekly? It?s possible with community-supported agriculture, where you buy directly from the farmer (and sometimes pick it up yourself). Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Shooting victim in St. Louis dies at hospital

2017-04-25 06:16:00 STLToday.com
The victim was shot at 11:23 p.m. Monday. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Residents crowd meeting to speak out against potential loss of Chesterfield mobile home park

2017-04-25 05:45:00 STLToday.com
A developer behind it wants to buy the park and put apartments there, but the deal is contingent on the city granting new zoning. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Bullpen 'coming together' for Cardinals

2017-04-25 01:30:00 STLToday.com
Relief pitchers have a very strong week after rocky beginning. Read Full Story ...

After rocky start, bullpen 'coming together' for Cardinals

2017-04-25 01:30:00 STLToday.com
Relief pitchers have a very strong week after rocky beginning. Read Full Story ...

Blues GM looks at turnaround, says it's not vindication for his moves

2017-04-25 01:15:00 STLToday.com
GM assesses the effects of changing coaches, says it?s not a matter of vindication. Read Full Story ...

Gordo: Blues can't depend on puck luck ? they must improve

2017-04-25 01:00:00 STLToday.com
It would be a mistake to depend on Allen to repeat his heroics. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Humane Society of Missouri expands with new Maryland Heights facility

2017-04-25 00:00:00 STLToday.com
The facility combines a pet adoption center and Animal Medical Center of Mid-America. Read Full Story ...

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