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8 pm news

Ameren wants more time to prove Labadie air is clean

jbarker@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 20:15:00 STLToday.com
Utility, worried about tighter restrictions, installs new sensors to show coal plant isn't violating air quality rules Read Full Story ...

Lincoln County deputy interrupts drug deal, nearly gets run over by suspect, department says

vhahn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 20:14:00 STLToday.com
Police arrested one suspect and are looking for another Read Full Story ...

7 pm news



Belleville man accused of stealing from metro east storage lockers

vhahn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 19:25:00 STLToday.com
James T. Papproth, 26, would cut locks off the lockers, replace them with one of his own, and return the next day to steal the items inside, police say Read Full Story ...

Police seek man who robbed Farmington bank

2015-08-27 19:03:00 STLToday.com
The man entered First Bank on Weber Road and gave a demand note to a teller, police said Read Full Story ...

Charges but not motive revealed in killing of child in her Ferguson home

cbyers@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 19:00:00 STLToday.com
De'Eris Brown was charged with second-degree murder and other felonies in the death of Jamyla Bolden. Read Full Story ...

6 pm news



St. Louis police release surveillance photos of theft suspects after police shooting

vhahn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 18:32:00 STLToday.com
About 30 to 40 people entered a beauty supply store and nail spa and stole items, police said Read Full Story ...

Twin brothers from Wood River indicted for involuntary manslaughter charges after bar fight in Alton

vhahn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 18:19:00 STLToday.com
John Gleason, 43, of South Roxana, died several weeks after the fight. Read Full Story ...

Twin brothers from Wood River indicted for manslaughter after Alton bar fight

vhahn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 18:19:00 STLToday.com
John Gleason, 43, of South Roxana, died several weeks after the fight. Read Full Story ...

Girl riding bike struck by vehicle

mkamp@edwpub.net(mkamp)
2015-08-27 18:04:00 theintelligencer.com
An Edwardsville girl is in the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



Gov. Nixon announces $5 million for upgrades at St. Louis Community College

kaddo@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 17:48:00 STLToday.com
The money will be used to repair and renovate 19 science labs across three of the community college's campuses.  Read Full Story ...

Cubs continue search for bullpen help, add Rodney

dgoold@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 17:45:00 STLToday.com
Rodney led the majors with 48 saves in 2014. Read Full Story ...

Report claims state did not receive required lab reports on fetal tissue

astuckey@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 17:30:00 STLToday.com
Critics say state cannot verify that fetal tissue is disposed of legally. Read Full Story ...

Poker player Phil Ivey says casino used booze, sexy servers to distract gamblers

2015-08-27 17:22:00 STLToday.com
He says the Borgota took advantage of him  by "plying him with free alcohol served by only the most curvaceous and voluptuous females in the industry." Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Residential facility plan moves forward in Festus despite concerns

2015-08-27 16:47:00 STLToday.com
Sunnyhill, Inc. has proposed to tear down its current residential facility at 134 Gray Street and build a new one on adjacent property it purchased. Read Full Story ...

Missouri Style Week wins over detractors

dbass@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Though once unwelcome; fashion franchise gains popularity and respect. Read Full Story ...

Katrina Scars

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2015-08-27 16:32:36 CagleCartoons

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Federal ruling strengthens bargaining power of franchise employees

2015-08-27 16:14:00 STLToday.com
NLRB now says a company is a joint-employer if it exercises indirect control over working conditions or if it reserves the authority to do so Read Full Story ...

European Refugee Red Carpet

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2015-08-27 16:13:37 CagleCartoons

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Police body camera issue returns to St. Louis City Hall

npistor@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 16:00:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS  ?  The city's top elected officials discussed on Thursday the necessity for police to start using body cameras, but funding and approval appear elusive.  Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Hoping Trump Burns Out

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2015-08-27 15:26:04 CagleCartoons

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2 pm news



Hillary and Biden

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2015-08-27 14:24:39 CagleCartoons

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Chief asks for budget boost

mkamp@edwpub.net(mkamp)
2015-08-27 14:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Not wanting to pass up a good deal, Edwardsville Fire Chief Rick Welle asked for a budget increase for the purchase of a mobile surveillance trailer at Monday?s Public Safety Committee meeting. Read Full Story ...

Second Amendment

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2015-08-27 14:02:27 CagleCartoons

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All the pieces are in place at Kingside Diner in the Central West End

ifroeb@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 14:00:00 STLToday.com
The owner of Herbie's Vintage 72 serves classic diner fare with contemporary touches Read Full Story ...

Prenzler applauds court's decision

shorrell@edwpub.net(shorrell)
2015-08-27 14:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Who should reimburse taxpayers cheated by former Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon? Read Full Story ...

O'Fallon, Mo., man charged in murder of 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden

cbyers@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 14:00:00 STLToday.com
Police are seeking charges against a suspect Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



SIUE School of Pharmacy Awarded $398,000 to Study Dietary Effects on the Brain

2015-08-27 13:44:00 SIUE.edu

Ken Witt, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the SIUE School of PharmacySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) researchers have been awarded a $398,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to assess the effects of various dietary fats on the brain vasculature in association with inflammation. 

The receipt of the R21 grant marks the second concurrent grant presented by the NIH to Ken Witt, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy. Witt is also currently working with a $2.65 million RO1 grant for Alzheimer’s research.

“The designation of not one, but two grants by the NIH is remarkable,” said Gireesh Gupchup, dean of the SOP. “It further acknowledges Dr. Witt as a distinguished leader in the area of neuropharmacology scholarship. The SIUE SOP is incredibly proud to have a scholar of his caliber on our faculty.”

According to Witt, working with two concurrent NIH grants is exciting and invigorating. The primary goal of this particular research program is to define key dietary factors that may make the brain more susceptible to disease and/or cognitive decline.

Witt is working collaboratively on this program with Dr. Karin Sandoval, research assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at SIUE, and Dr. Joshua Wooten, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at SIUE.

“Obesity has become epidemic in Western society, with the U.S. adult obesity rate of 30 percent,” explained Witt. “The contributions of obesity to brain related illnesses such as stroke and neurodegenerative disease have been documented.”

Witt says what makes this research particularly unique is its focus on the brain microvasculature, the finer vessels such as arterioles and capillaries, as a target of dietary effects, not merely in the context of disease and health outcomes, but also in the identification of key proteins that may serve as targets for drug treatment.

“The R21 granting mechanism is designed to both target specific goals and promote future research,” Witt added. “Thus, while the grant is set for two years, the expectations are for the development of a more comprehensive long-term research program.”

Despite the independent goals of each of Witt’s NIH grants, he says the research programs drive each other forward. He has found numerous points of interrelation that provide further groundwork for yet more ideas and exploration.

Photo: Ken Witt, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the SIUE School of Pharmacy.

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'Arch Perspectives' focuses on a local treasure

calvinwilson@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 13:30:00 STLToday.com
The Missouri History Museum presents the exhibition to celebrate the Arch's 50th anniversary Read Full Story ...

Rising oceans

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2015-08-27 13:14:58 CagleCartoons

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Man posing as water company employee stole from St. Louis County homes

2015-08-27 13:10:00 STLToday.com
The incidents happened between Aug. 7 and Aug. 9, police said. Read Full Story ...

St. Boniface begins Chromebook use

amcdonald@edwpub.net(amcdonald)
2015-08-27 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
St. Boniface Parish School in Edwardsville recently purchased more than 100 Chromebooks for students to use instead of books. Read Full Story ...

Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants' dresser is coming to town

jhenderson@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Dav Pilkey makes first trip to St. Louis to promote new children's book Read Full Story ...

Kickball tournament now in its 11th year

carnett.edwi@gmail.com(carnett)
2015-08-27 13:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Get ready to relive the glory days of grade school at the Edwardsville Parks Department?s 11th Annual Kickball Tournament.  Read Full Story ...

Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants' creator is coming to town

jhenderson@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 13:00:00 STLToday.com
Dav Pilkey makes first trip to St. Louis to promote new children's book Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress

2015-08-27 12:50:00 STLToday.com
The letter includes a report  by experts that found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists. Read Full Story ...

City of Jennings settles with civil rights lawyers on major reforms

jkohler@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 12:36:00 STLToday.com
Law groups had sued Jennings court, calling it a modern-day "debtor's prison" Read Full Story ...

Feds: St. Louis man charged in three drug-related deaths

rpatrick@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 12:27:00 STLToday.com
An indictment claims Anthony Jordan, 29, fatally shot two people in 2013 and another in 2014, while "in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime." Read Full Story ...

Berglund to miss four months following surgery

jrutherford@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 12:25:00 STLToday.com
Blues forward re-aggravated a previous shoulder injury while training for the upcoming season. Read Full Story ...

NJ teacher gets to keep job despite being late - 111 times in 2 years

2015-08-27 12:17:00 STLToday.com
The teacher claimed the quality of his teaching outweighed his punctuality problems.  Read Full Story ...

Rainbow Springs a well-kept Missouri secret

2015-08-27 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Dorothy Carpenter describes Rainbow Springs as ?a Garden of Eden.? Read Full Story ...

A little rain can't stop SIUE Experience

2015-08-27 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
Hundreds of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville freshmen students loaded onto buses Saturday, amidst torrential rains to participate in The SIUE Experience.  Read Full Story ...

Stadium hearing to dig into state funding issues

dhunn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 12:00:00 STLToday.com
Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, hopes to pin down exactly when and how Gov. Jay Nixon will commit the state to pay for the new stadium. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Former state rep. urges St. Louis Aldermen to pass new stadium funding ordinance

npistor@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 11:45:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis judge invalidated a 2002 ordinance requiring public vote on stadium construction Read Full Story ...

`Honey, pass the corn, and please stop de-funding child care . . . '

kmcdermott@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 11:36:00 STLToday.com
Group run by Illinois First Lady has some harsh words for her husband. Read Full Story ...

loca FL SCOTTDOME

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2015-08-27 11:25:43 CagleCartoons

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Are Work Colleges an answer to rising higher-education costs?

craasch@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 11:25:00 STLToday.com
Davis, Smith, trying to make permanent tax-exempt status for student income  Read Full Story ...

Are Work Colleges like Blackburn an answer to rising higher-education costs?

craasch@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 11:25:00 STLToday.com
Davis, Smith, trying to make permanent tax-exempt status for student income  Read Full Story ...

Police make arrest in murder of 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden

cbyers@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 11:21:00 STLToday.com
Police are seeking charges against a suspect Read Full Story ...

10 am news



ceasefire in Ukraine

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2015-08-27 10:30:18 CagleCartoons

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9 am news



KDNL, other Sinclair stations back on Dish

gpennington@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 09:47:00 STLToday.com
Long-term agreement being finalized, both parties say. Read Full Story ...

Not Again.

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2015-08-27 09:38:47 CagleCartoons

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Austria finds 20, possibly more, migrants dead in truck

2015-08-27 09:04:00 STLToday.com
The decomposing bodies were found in a truck parked on the shoulder of a main highway from Budapest to Vienna.  Read Full Story ...

8 am news



3-year-old boy injured in St. Louis shooting

kbell@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 08:44:00 STLToday.com
The boy was rushed to Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Read Full Story ...

3-year-old boy injured in St. Louis shootout

kbell@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 08:44:00 STLToday.com
The boy was rushed to Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Students Explore Space and Encourage STEM Learning

2015-08-27 08:39:00 SIUE.edu

Noyce Interns at the Adler PlanetariumRebecca Krasny’s love of science started at a young age, fueled in part by field trips she took to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Now a sophomore biological sciences major, specializing in medical science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Rebecca returned to the space exploration landmark this summer as a Noyce intern working with the Adler Teen Programs.

“Space science has always held a sort of elusive interest to me,” said Krasny. “It’s something I’ve always found fascinating, but never thought I’d be able to fully understand. The internship at Adler was an amazing opportunity to expand my horizons and allowed me to explore and gain exposure to a topic I hadn’t looked at much recently.”

Krasny, a native of Worth, participated through the Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Science and Math Grants. The grants are funded by the National Science Foundation and provide 14 $2,500 summer internships for 200 hours of in-service training for qualified SIUE freshmen and sophomores and local community college students who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.

Krasny spent two months assisting with the high school summer intern program. Some of her other duties included co-facilitating professional development on the topics of budgeting, resume building and online presence. She also learned to code using Python, used 3D printers and attended lectures given by Adler astronomers.

Noyce intern Ricardo Wells of Chicago, a sophomore majoring in mathematics at SIUE, also spent much of his summer at the Adler Planetarium.

“During my internship, I assisted an instructor with teaching STEM to high school students,” recalled Wells. “The experience opened a door of giving back to people with the value of education. I thoroughly enjoyed enriching the lives of my peers through STEM.”

In the future, Wells plans to utilize his mathematics skills to teach STEM. Krasny aspires to be a pediatrician and open her own practice.

“This internship definitely opened my eyes to opportunities in STEM fields that I hadn’t even realized existed,” Krasny explained. “I discovered that you don’t have to be a teacher to be a part of STEM education. Positions in museums and libraries that allow you to work with teen and youth programs can have just as much, or even more, of an impact on how upcoming generations view STEM.”

The Noyce internships are coordinated through the SIUE STEM Center.

Photo: The Chicago skyline sets the backdrop for Ricardo Wells (far left), Rebecca Krasny (second from right, wearing sunglasses) and other summer interns at Adler Planetarium.

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7 am news



ROANOKE SHOOTING

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2015-08-27 07:56:09 CagleCartoons

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Not Again

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2015-08-27 07:40:28 CagleCartoons

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China leaking

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2015-08-27 07:32:01 CagleCartoons

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Hansen's love for university motivates appointment to interim chancellor

dwilson@alestlelive.com(dwilson)
2015-08-27 07:30:00 alestlelive.com
Earlier this month, the SIU board of trustees announced its decision on hiring an interim chancellor for SIUE. Dr. Stephen Hansen, who has been working at SIUE for more than 15 years, will fill the po Read Full Story ...

State funding for MAP grants drops drastically

pmehta@alestlelive.com(PMehta)
2015-08-27 07:30:00 alestlelive.com
As the government is working to approve funding for Illinois universities, Monetary Award Program grant funding was officially approved for SIUE on Thursday, Aug. 20. Read Full Story ...

Whoosh! your way to parking

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2015-08-27 07:30:00 alestlelive.com
SIUE will be receiving a new Faculty Senate president for the 2015-16 academic year. Associate professor of special education and communication disorders Stacie Kirk will be accepting the position. Read Full Story ...

New Edwardsville app connects students to community

mobrien@alestlelive.com(mobrien)
2015-08-27 07:30:00 alestlelive.com
Coming soon, will be  an app that allows students to be informed about what is Read Full Story ...

Man found fatally shot in south St. Louis; murder count hits 136

2015-08-27 07:30:00 STLToday.com
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died. Read Full Story ...

Creve Coeur man fatally shot in south St. Louis; murder count hits 136

2015-08-27 07:30:00 STLToday.com
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died. Read Full Story ...

Zoo mounting animal signs at expansion site

dhunn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Words will be flanked by zoo animals stamped out of the same orange-and-chocolate weathered steel as on other zoo sculptures. Read Full Story ...

One man fatally shot, another man wounded outside St. Louis market

vhahn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 07:00:00 STLToday.com
A second man was also shot and in critical condition, police said Read Full Story ...

Zoo adding sculptures at expansion site of former Forest Park Hospital

dhunn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Words will be flanked by zoo animals stamped out of the same orange-and-chocolate weathered steel as on other zoo sculptures. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis Zoo adding sculptures at expansion site of former Forest Park Hospital

dhunn@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 07:00:00 STLToday.com
Words will be flanked by zoo animals stamped out of the same orange-and-chocolate weathered steel as on other zoo sculptures. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Rosenthal will miss weekend series vs. Giants

rhummel@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 06:41:00 STLToday.com
PHOENIX ? With two wins and 40 saves, closer Trevor Rosenthal has had a hand in more than half of the Cardinals? 81 victories. Read Full Story ...

Two months after plowing into crowd, driver is charged with assault in East St. Louis

kbell@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 06:41:00 STLToday.com
Moesha Allen, of East St. Louis, was driving the Pontiac Sunfire that plowed into the crowd, charges allege. Read Full Story ...

Man found fatally shot in south St. Louis

2015-08-27 06:13:00 STLToday.com
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Virginia TV Shooting

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2015-08-27 05:08:08 CagleCartoons

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French Train Rescuers

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2015-08-27 05:03:56 CagleCartoons

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12 am news



Teach for America filling fewer gaps in St. Louis area

ecrouch@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 00:15:00 STLToday.com
A better economy means more job choices for top college graduates, the very candidates the organization works to recruit. Read Full Story ...

Cards turn to defense to beat Arizona

rhummel@post-dispatch.com
2015-08-27 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Lackey gets great support in field for 11th victory. Read Full Story ...

Graduate student injured in accidental laboratory explosion

pmehta@alestlelive.com(PMehta)
2015-08-27 00:00:00 alestlelive.com
An SIUE graduate student was injured after a small chemical explosion in a laboratory on the third floor of the new Science Building West  3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25. Read Full Story ...

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