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9 pm news

Sewer, water service representatives say sewage in Meramec poses no hazards

KTaketa@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 21:15:00 STLToday.com
They assure sketical residents at a meeting in Arnold that the sewage being discharged into the river is not polluting drinking water or posing health risks. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis-area members of Congress vote on Internet taxes, food labeling, gun-violence research

craasch@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 21:00:00 STLToday.com
Votes of week of Feb. 8-12  Read Full Story ...

Blues' offense erupts in 5-3 win over Florida

jrutherford@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 21:00:00 STLToday.com
Schwartz has a goal and assist in his first game back from a broken ankle Read Full Story ...

8 pm news



St. Charles County man admits selling fatal heroin dose to teen

rpatrick@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 20:00:00 STLToday.com
A St. Charles County man admits dealing fatal dose of heroin to 17-year-old girl in 2014. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



Missouri Supreme Court judge's son jailed in Nebraska after shots fired incident

jsuntrup@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 17:45:00 STLToday.com
The son of Missouri Supreme Court Judge Zel M. Fischer was arrested Friday in Bellevue, Neb., in connection to a shots fired incident outside an apartment complex. Read Full Story ...

Police arrest suspect in attack on teen in O'Fallon, Mo.

2016-02-12 17:45:00 STLToday.com
Charges have yet to be filed in the incident, which happened just before 6 p.m. Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Boeing nears decision to self-fund more F/A-18 fighters

2016-02-12 17:04:00 STLToday.com
Executive says company is confident St. Louis production will continue into the 2020s Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Hazelwood school leaders seek to calm frustrations over budget cuts

jbock@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 16:45:00 STLToday.com
District administrators said Friday they will seek input from a new committee as they look to make further reductions for the 2017-18 year. Read Full Story ...

Bank manager sentenced for fake robbery

rpatrick@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 16:32:00 STLToday.com
A bank manager was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for the fake robbery of his own bank. Read Full Story ...

Banker gets prison term for faked robbery in Bethalto

rpatrick@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 16:32:00 STLToday.com
Matthew S. Liebheit was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for staging holdup at Liberty Bank. Read Full Story ...

East Carondelet resident charged with child porn counts

2016-02-12 16:30:00 STLToday.com
Richard Lee Doerr III, 28, was named on a federal indictment. Read Full Story ...

Gringo will close Feb. 14; Mission Taco Joint will take its place

ifroeb@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 16:15:00 STLToday.com
Gringo closes after three years, while Mission Taco Joint will open its third location. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Man convicted in child's death

shorrell@edepub.net(hotel)
2016-02-12 15:50:00 theintelligencer.com
On Friday afternoon, the final day in week-long trial involving the death of 20-month-old Jasean Rusher, jurors found the boyfriend of Jasean?s mother guilty of first-degree murder. Read Full Story ...

Man found guilty of murdering 21-month-old boy in Granite City

2016-02-12 15:47:00 STLToday.com
EDWARDSVILLE ? John Holman III of Granite City was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's son in 2012. Read Full Story ...

Investigation continues in freezing death of boy, 3, in Iron County

2016-02-12 15:30:00 STLToday.com
Sheriff's office is still interviewing people. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Eddie the Cougar Spreads the #SIUELove

2016-02-12 14:38:00 SIUE.edu

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s beloved mascot Eddie the Cougar spread the #SIUELove around campus ahead of Valentine’s Day!

Eddie surprised students, faculty and staff with handmade valentine’s, thanking them for being wonderful members of the campus community.

Share what you love about SIUE using #SIUELove on Facebook and Twitter.

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Man charged in attempted rape at Missouri State University

2016-02-12 14:00:00 STLToday.com
Police said he's a suspect in two other assaults, too. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Hochman: New Cardinal's walk-up song is awesome

bhochman@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 13:07:00 STLToday.com
But will he use it in St. Louis? Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Member of Ritenour School Board accused of campaign finance violation

ecrouch@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 12:36:00 STLToday.com
Selena Amerson is being fined $2,000 for failing to disclose contribution.  Read Full Story ...

Donors give $1 million to fix Illinois governor's mansion

2016-02-12 12:15:00 STLToday.com
The mansion has fallen into disrepair in recent years with a flooded basement, leaky roof and peeling paint.  Read Full Story ...

Proposal would allow golf carts, ATVs on Katy Trail

kerickson@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 12:15:00 STLToday.com
Biking and pedestrian groups say the idea is terrible and would ruin one of Missouri's outdoor treasures Read Full Story ...

Stan Kroenke does Missouri a favor ? in an unexpected way

dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 12:00:00 STLToday.com
His plans in Maryland Heights could crystallize support for subsidy reform in Jeff City Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Stuart to seek 112th District seat

shorrell@edwpub.net(shorrell)
2016-02-12 11:53:00 theintelligencer.com
It shouldn?t take a mathematician to solve Illinois? budget problems, but it couldn?t hurt. Read Full Story ...

Oh arrives, followed by another wave of early 'Birds

dgoold@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 11:50:00 STLToday.com
Fresh off a 14˝-hour flight, Cardinals reliever from South Korea finds a familiarity already with his new team.  Read Full Story ...

Neighbors object to report favoring Clayton townhome project

tbryant@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 11:45:00 STLToday.com
They say the proposed rezoning of the Maryland School site runs counter to the city's master plan Read Full Story ...

Police: 2 girls, 15, killed in shooting at suburban Phoenix high school

2016-02-12 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Police said there is no active shooter situation.  Read Full Story ...

Police ID two men killed when car slams into tractor-trailer on I-44 in January

2016-02-12 11:45:00 STLToday.com
The crash happened after a tractor-trailer left a rest stop and was merging onto the highway. Read Full Story ...

Third Avenue makeover still on city's wish list

mkamp@edwpub.net(mkamp)
2016-02-12 11:36:00 theintelligencer.com
Any construction work to be done on Third Avenue in Edwardsville is still at least a year out, but city officials conducted a public hearing Monday to discuss the future plans. Read Full Story ...

Missouri sends 17 residents' blood samples for Zika virus testing

bbernhard@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 11:36:00 STLToday.com
The Missouri health department has sent 17 blood samples to federal health officials to test for Zika virus, which has caused outbreaks in central and South America and may be linked to birth … Read Full Story ...

Tourism fund request process may change

mkamp@edwpub.net(mkamp)
2016-02-12 11:34:00 theintelligencer.com
Edwardsville continues to bring in requests for tourism funds, and now the city may have a new application process. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis police pursuing charges against mother of two boys left alone in apartment fire

jcurrier@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 11:30:00 STLToday.com
The boys, 2 and 5, were in critical condition Friday at a St. Louis hospital. Read Full Story ...

Charges issued against mother of two boys left alone in St. Louis apartment fire

jcurrier@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 11:30:00 STLToday.com
The boys, 2 and 5, were in critical condition Friday at a St. Louis hospital. Read Full Story ...

EINSTEIN WAS RIGHT

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2016-02-12 11:25:27 CagleCartoons

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Runners take downtown streets for two races on Saturday

jbock@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 11:19:00 STLToday.com
Those heading downtown Saturday take note: runners will be taking to the streets for two events in honor of Valentine's Day. Read Full Story ...

Salon owner to donate hair to St. Baldrick's

carnett.edwi@gmail.com(carnett)
2016-02-12 11:15:00 theintelligencer.com
Jennifer Zinschlag volunteered last year at the St. Baldrick?s head shaving fundraiser as a shaver. This year, she will be on the other side of the chair as a shavee.  Read Full Story ...

Man, 29, killed in I-70 crash near Wright City rest area

mschlinkmann@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 11:15:00 STLToday.com
Police say Mark W. Jula died late Wednesday night when his SUV hit a tractor-trailer truck entering the road from the rest area. Read Full Story ...

SIUE, community good business partners

2016-02-12 11:09:00 theintelligencer.com
This week on Segue, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen, PhD, welcomes John Navin, dean of the SIUE School of Business (SOB).  Read Full Story ...

Students do random acts of kindness

2016-02-12 11:06:00 theintelligencer.com
Ms. Weaver?s sixth grade class at St. Mary?s School devoted an entire day to showing kindness. Inspired by Pope Francis? declaring the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the class decided to put the Corporal Work Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Kanye's lyrics about Taylor Swift ignite new controversy

2016-02-12 10:40:00 STLToday.com
Kanye West claims that calling Swift a "bitch" is an endearing term in hip hop.  Read Full Story ...

Syria ceasefire plan

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2016-02-12 10:35:43 CagleCartoons

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Valentine gifts

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2016-02-12 10:30:20 CagleCartoons

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SAT to replace ACT as college entrance exam in Illinois

2016-02-12 10:30:00 STLToday.com
High school students in Illinois could be taking the SAT as soon as this spring.  Read Full Story ...

Ralph Axtell Series to Mark Darwin Day at SIUE

2016-02-12 10:29:00 SIUE.edu
Lawrence Witmer

A professor of anatomy hopes to resurrect dinosaurs – flesh and all – in the minds of audiences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Lawrence M. Witmer, PhD, Chang Ying-Chien Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, will present “Fleshing Out Dinosaurs! From Darwin’s Bulldog to advanced 3D modeling” at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. 

Witmer’s presentation is part of the Ralph W. Axtell Lecture Series, named for SIUE Department of Biological Sciences emeritus professor, who worked for more than 50 years at the University. 

The presentation is being given as part of SIUE’s recognition of Darwin Day 2016, according to Chris Theodorakis, PhD, professor in the SIUE Department of Biological Sciences and one of the program’s coordinators. This is the third year that SIUE has participated in the national observance for Charles Darwin.

“We want to present a broader presence for our department at the University and in the community,” said Theodorakis. “We also want to increase people’s awareness of science and evolution, and how it applies to everyday life.” 

Because of the ongoing fascination with dinosaurs, Witmer’s presentation is expected to not only be informative, but entertaining as well, said Theodorakis. Witmer has been featured in Discover magazine and many television documentaries.

“With the popularity and interest of such movies as Jurassic Park, people are quite interested in dinosaurs,” he added. “We know a lot about dinosaur skeletons, but not very much about their soft tissue and muscles.

“Witmer’s research focuses on computer simulation and 3D imaging to try and get an idea of what the soft tissue looked like,” Theodorakis said.

The Axtell Lecture Series is being sponsored by the SIUE Wildlife and Conservation Biology Club and the Department of Biological Sciences.  

Central to SIUE’s exceptional and comprehensive education, the College of Arts and Sciences has 19 departments and 85 areas of study. More than 300 full-time faculty/instructors deliver classes to more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty help students explore diverse ideas and experiences, while learning to think and live as fulfilled, productive members of the global community. Study abroad, service-learning, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities better prepare SIUE students not only to succeed in our region's workplaces, but also to become valuable leaders who make important contributions to our communities.

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Lawrence M. Witmer, PhD, Chang Ying-Chien Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University

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Hillary Connects

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2016-02-12 10:22:30 CagleCartoons

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gravitational waves

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2016-02-12 10:17:13 CagleCartoons

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Gravity Waves

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2016-02-12 10:14:05 CagleCartoons

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Einstein Vindicated

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2016-02-12 10:07:26 CagleCartoons

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2 teens shot at Phoenix-area high school, police say

2016-02-12 10:01:00 STLToday.com
Police said there is no active shooter situation.  Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Manhole cover crashes into windshield, killing Boston driver

2016-02-12 09:25:00 STLToday.com
The manhole cover on Interstate 93 become dislodged and went airborne, hitting the woman's windshield.  Read Full Story ...

Serious

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2016-02-12 09:15:05 CagleCartoons

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8 am news



Ex-hunting TV show host sentenced in Alaska poaching case

2016-02-12 08:50:00 STLToday.com
Clark W. Dixon had hosted the cable hunting show "The Syndicate." Read Full Story ...

TV show 'Snapped' to feature 2003 mid-Missouri murder

2016-02-12 08:48:00 STLToday.com
Lucille Duncan is serving a life sentence in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend, James Pruitt.  Read Full Story ...

Police searching for man who attacked teen in O'Fallon, Mo.

vhahn@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 08:00:00 STLToday.com
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7 am news



Year of the Monkey

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2016-02-12 07:40:24 CagleCartoons

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Visa buys nearly 10 percent stake in Square

2016-02-12 07:19:00 STLToday.com
The mobile payments company was co-founded by St. Louisans Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Shooting victim dropped off at St. Louis hospital dies

2016-02-12 06:06:00 STLToday.com
The victim was shot in the 3000 block of Walton Place, between Greer and Ashland avenues and about a block east of North Kingshighway. Read Full Story ...

No President in Spain

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2016-02-12 06:01:20 CagleCartoons

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Webster Groves principal gets belated shot at coaching milestone

ecrouch@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 06:00:00 STLToday.com
For Principal Jon Clark, it was more than a game - it was part of a mission.  Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Trump agains rapists and the Zika virus

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2016-02-12 05:07:06 CagleCartoons

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4 am news



hell escape maze

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2016-02-12 04:22:49 CagleCartoons

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2 am news



ILLINOIS manufacturing boom

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2016-02-12 02:58:39 CagleCartoons

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12 am news



Nicklaus: If subsidy opponents needed a villain, they have one now

dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 00:17:00 STLToday.com
Kroenke's plan could crystallize support for reform efforts in Jefferson City. Read Full Story ...

Webster principal gets belated shot at coaching milestone

ecrouch@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Statesmen take to the court on special mission. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis housing market had a strong 2015

tbryant@post-dispatch.com
2016-02-12 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Experts say more of the same is likely this year. Read Full Story ...

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