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1 pm news

Cards in Vegas: Carpenter in 'heavy pencil' to hit leadoff, and more updates from Shildt

2018-12-12 13:40:00
Don't fix what is not broken, manager says of Carpenter setting the table. Carpenter is 'pretty well cemented.' Read Full Story ...

Q&A: 'The Nutcracker' is an introduction to ballet for many

2018-12-12 13:26:00
St. Louis Ballet performs holiday favorite at the Touhill. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis police report officer-involved shooting, suspect injured

2018-12-12 13:04:00
ST. LOUIS ? St. Louis Police report an officer-involved shooting near the intersection of Goodfellow Boulevard and Lillian Avenue. Read Full Story ...

Officer injured, suspect shot in chest near Goodfellow and Lillian in St. Louis

2018-12-12 13:04:00
One suspect was shot in the chest and an officer was injured, police said, in a shooting in the Walnut Park West neighborhood early Wednesday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

Smino goes for good vibes on second project, 'Noir'

2018-12-12 13:00:00
St. Louis-bred, Chicago-based rapper Smino says the storylines of his life are similar to those of some of his favorite movies ? ?The Wood,? ?Boyz n the Hood,? ?Baby Boy? and ?Do the Right Thing.? He has channeled that energy? Read Full Story ...

Debtors' prison lawsuit filed against Edmundson

2018-12-12 13:00:00
Edmundson is one of a series of cities being targeted by claims that they raise money by "over-policing" the poor and people of color. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

China makes first major buy of U.S. soybeans since Trump and Xi meeting

2018-12-12 12:51:00
The sales are among the clearest signs yet that a bitter trade fight between the world's two largest economies is thawing. Read Full Story ...

Blues sent Kyrou down to San Antonio

2018-12-12 12:45:00
Rookie has one goal, one assist in 11 games; got first NHL goal on Sunday Read Full Story ...

Live: Hockey writer Jim Thomas takes Blues questions in his weekly chat

2018-12-12 12:30:00
Bring your Blues and NHL questions and comments to the weekly chat hosted by the Post-Dispatch hockey writer. Read Full Story ...

Woman left kids in cold car with stranger after coming to St. Louis to get some 'medicine,' charges say

2018-12-12 12:30:00
The girls, 3 and 6, were found by officers in a cold car about 9:30 p.m. Thursday Read Full Story ...

Not baaaad: Sheep by same artist as MOBOT flock go for $1.9 million at auction

2018-12-12 12:30:00
The sheep are by François-Xavier Lalanne, who died in 2008. Read Full Story ...

Blues send Kyrou to San Antonio

2018-12-12 12:25:00
Rookie has one goal, one assist in 11 games; got first NHL goal on Sunday Read Full Story ...

Hawley's Senate victory came in campaign that exceeded $123 million in all spending

2018-12-12 12:00:00
McCaskill's nearly $40 million campaign bashed all previous records Read Full Story ...

11 am news

BenFred: Jose Martinez is Cardinals' best trade chip, but moving him is a risk

2018-12-12 11:55:00
Yes, he's a DH playing in the NL. He's also ranked second among Cardinals in OPS the past two seasons. Read Full Story ...

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

2018-12-12 11:38:00
A status report shows nearly 20 percent fewer new people signed up than at about the same time last year. Read Full Story ...

Five UMSL students awarded 'Kit' Bond scholarships

2018-12-12 11:30:00
Grants of $5k will pay for students to study overseas in 2019 Read Full Story ...

Son Volt's Jay Farrar opens online shop selling his guitars, gear, music and more

2018-12-12 11:30:00
Ever wanted to own a white 1962 Gibson SG Standard electric guitar that was used on Son Volt?s debut album ?Trace?? Now's your chance. Read Full Story ...

Five University of Missouri-St. Louis students awarded 'Kit' Bond scholarships

2018-12-12 11:30:00
Grants of $5k will pay for students to study overseas in 2019 Read Full Story ...

Woman inside vehicle stabbed repeatedly from woman hiding in backseat of vehicle in Fairview Heights

2018-12-12 11:26:00
A man allegedly coerced a woman to meet him on a parking lot and when she got into his vehicle a woman hiding in the back seat stabbed her repeatedly, both the man and woman were later taken into custody,? Read Full Story ...

Woman hiding in back of SUV stabs victim on Fairview Heights hotel parking lot

2018-12-12 11:26:00
Woman sitting in front of SUV was attacked from behind by hidden assailant. Read Full Story ...

FCC weighs possibility of letting the 'Big Four' TV networks merge with each other

2018-12-12 11:25:00
Currently, CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox are barred from combining with each other. Read Full Story ...

Stocks turn higher on Wall Street

2018-12-12 11:21:00
The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 333 points, or 1.4 percent, to 24,703. Read Full Story ...

Judge gives ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

2018-12-12 11:20:00
Cohen told the judge just before he was sentenced that loyalty to Trump led him astray and he "felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds." Read Full Story ...

In booming job market, workers are leaving their employers with little notice

2018-12-12 11:19:00
Job openings have surpassed the number of seekers for eight straight months, and the unemployment rate has clung to a 49-year low of 3.7 percent since September. Read Full Story ...

Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

2018-12-12 11:07:00
NEW YORK ? Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison for crimes including hush-money payments that prosecutors say Trump ordered. Read Full Story ...

Illinois gets a 'D-minus' for how it's handling pensions and other legacy costs

2018-12-12 11:01:00
Missouri scores a 'C' in the annual report by the Volcker Alliance. Read Full Story ...

10 am news

Enterprise partnering with GM to add 100,000 tech-connected cars to its fleet

2018-12-12 10:50:00
Enterprise plans to add more than 100,000 connected Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles to its fleet during the next 12 months. Read Full Story ...

?A Star Is Born,? ?Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? and ?Ozark? lead SAG nominations

2018-12-12 10:45:00
The Screen Actors Guild Awards voters showered ?A Star Is Born? with affection Wednesday morning, as the breakout hit musical drama led the field on the film side with four nominations. Read Full Story ...

U.S. women's soccer team will face New Zealand at Busch

2018-12-12 10:44:00
Teams also met at Busch in 2015, with Americans winning 4-0 Read Full Story ...

Mom was driving drunk with 11-year-old in car when she crashed near Belleville, police say

2018-12-12 10:30:00
Kym P. Cooper, 36, of Belleville, is being held in lieu of $85,000 bail. Read Full Story ...

Mom who was driving drunk with 11-year-old in car is charged after Metro East crash

2018-12-12 10:22:00
Kym P. Cooper, 36, of Belleville, is being held in lieu of $85,000 bail. Read Full Story ...

Baseball writer Derrick Goold takes Cardinals questions in his chat from MLB's Winter Meetings

2018-12-12 10:10:00
Bring your Cards and Hot Stove League questions and comments to a live chat with Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold in Las Vegas. Read Full Story ...

Big Freedia promises big energy at Contemporary Art Museum show

2018-12-12 10:00:00
New Orleans bounce music artist Big Freedia says she has performed inside museums before, but her gig Friday at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis isn?t nearly as unusual as the time she performed in a barn. Read Full Story ...

9 am news

Problems on the road? Ask the Road Crew about construction, congestion and more

2018-12-12 09:41:00
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The Potential and Pitfalls of Digital Media: SIUE STEM Faculty Fellow Explores the Intersection of Technology Usage and Higher Education

2018-12-12 09:35:00
Technology is intertwined with most everything we do. That?s especially true for current college students, often referred to as digital natives, who have grown up with devices constantly at their fingertips. This population?s media immersion prompts questions from academic scholars like Southern Illinois University... Read Full Story ...

St. Louis police searching home find body of shooting victim, arrest man

2018-12-12 09:25:00
Officers discovered the body of Mark Burnette, 29, while executing a search warrant. Read Full Story ...

Wall Street climbs 1 pct on trade optimism

2018-12-12 09:21:00
The technology sector rose 1.30 percent, providing the biggest boost to the market. Read Full Story ...

Emerson acquires Belgium valve manufacturer Advanced Engineering Valves

2018-12-12 09:06:00
Emerson has acquired Advanced Engineering Valves, a manufacturer of valve technology based in Belgium. Read Full Story ...

Lead lawyer in probe of Missouri's Republican attorney general is a Democratic campaign contributor

2018-12-12 09:02:00
The attorney is heading up a probe aimed at determining if Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley used taxpayer funds for campaign purposes. Read Full Story ...

Missouri governor expected to name treasurer pick next week

2018-12-12 09:00:00
An administration official told the Post-Dispatch that the Republican governor is likely to act on the vacancy before the Christmas break. Read Full Story ...

McCaskill: I'll never run again, but I'll stay involved in politics

2018-12-12 09:00:00
The outgoing Democratic senator from Missouri says the path that ex-Sen. Jack Danforth took after leaving the Senate looks appealing. Read Full Story ...

8 am news

Edwardsville Rotary Selects Kayla Link of SIUE as Student Leader of the Month

2018-12-12 08:58:00
Hospice work is not glamorous. However, it is vital to those in need. The Edwardsville Rotary Club recognized Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy student Kayla Link, of Springfield, for her dedicated service as president of the University?s Hospice Volunteer Initiative and other community work.  Link, a... Read Full Story ...

Why Amazon Go could swoop into airport retail

2018-12-12 08:30:00
A new frontier for Amazon Go stores may be opening. Read Full Story ...

Baby left home alone while father steals 4 bottles of vodka in Manchester, police say

2018-12-12 08:05:00
Police found the child at home and changed the baby's diaper. Read Full Story ...

7 am news

Google grilled in Congress: What's ahead for tech companies

2018-12-12 07:30:00
WASHINGTON ? U.S. lawmakers' grilling of Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have sounded like a broken record, but it amplified the prickly issues facing tech companies as Democrats prepare to take control of the House next month. Read Full Story ...

6 am news

Peak Resorts widens second quarter loss

2018-12-12 06:16:00
Hidden Valley in Wildwood has started making snow but has not yet announced an opening date for the 2018/2019 ski season. Read Full Story ...

Neman: Chicago baker talks up home baking, heritage grains (Daniel Neman)
2018-12-12 06:15:00
As is so often the case, everything came together at a Cubs game. Read Full Story ...

Give the gift of homemade food for the holidays

2018-12-12 06:15:00
When you care enough to send the very best, you know that the very best is often homemade. Read Full Story ...

Cardinals honing in on a closer, add lefthanded hitter to bench

2018-12-12 06:15:00
Cards have had conversations with free-agent lefty Zach Britton?s agent, have looked at righthanded relievers who could fill a late-inning role, and according to a source have talked to the San Francisco Giants, who could be convinced to trade either? Read Full Story ...

Trump boosts shutdown odds by hardening demands for border wall

2018-12-12 06:15:00
An Oval Office confrontation between Donald Trump and the top two Democrats in Congress has set Washington on course for a partial government shutdown next week, as the president hardened demands for border wall funding and vowed to take responsibility? Read Full Story ...

FDA declines to approve reformulated Mallinckrodt opioid

2018-12-12 06:14:00
The drugmaker with U.S. headquarters in Hazelwood said earlier this month it plans to spin off its specialty generics business. Read Full Story ...

5 am news

Two die in Kirkwood when car plunges into pond

2018-12-12 05:34:00
The victims are identified as James A. Delia, 61, of Ballwin, and Marjorie S. Hunt, 70, of Eureka. Read Full Story ...

Two die when car plunges into pond in Kirkwood

2018-12-12 05:34:00
The victims are identified as James A. Delia, 61, of Ballwin, and Marjorie S. Hunt, 70, of Eureka. Read Full Story ...

Florissant teen Kennedy Holmes moves into 'The Voice' finale in tense results show

2018-12-12 05:15:00
It was a nail-biter for Kennedy Holmes on ?The Voice? during Tuesday night?s semi-finals result show, which narrowed the competition from eight to four finalists. Read Full Story ...

30 years after 'Rain Man's release, read the Post-Dispatch's original review

2018-12-12 05:00:00
The review was basically a rave for the movie that went on to win four Academy Awards - for best picture, director, screenplay and actor, Duston Hoffman. Read Full Story ...

4 am news

BenFred: Goldschmidt's dominance against Cubs, Brewers looms large in NL Central

2018-12-12 04:45:00
Cubs mananager Joe Maddon says he's no fan of Arizona after it trades the slugger to Cardinals Read Full Story ...

12 am news

Cardinals chat: Derrick Goold Live from the Winter Meetings at 11 a.m.

2018-12-12 00:30:00
Bring your Cards and Hot Stove League questions and comments to a live chat with Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold in Las Vegas. Read Full Story ...

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