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6 pm news

Another site, this one near downtown St. Louis, emerges for potential pro soccer stadium

2016-10-27 18:40:00
The city has secured the option to purchase 30 acres owned by the state Department of Transportation near 22nd Street and Interstate 64. Read Full Story ...

Downtown site emerges for potential MLS stadium

2016-10-27 18:30:00
The city has secured the option to possibly purchase 30 acres owned by the state Department of Transportation near 22nd Street and Interstate 64. The city has spoken with potential MLS team ownership groups about the site, "but there may? Read Full Story ...

Incoming Missouri legislator files defamation suit against colleague who accused him of rape

2016-10-27 18:30:00
Steven Roberts Jr. says he had consensual sexual relationship with Cora Faith Walker. Read Full Story ...

Site near downtown emerges for potential pro soccer stadium

2016-10-27 18:30:00
The city has secured the option to purchase 30 acres owned by the state Department of Transportation near 22nd Street and Interstate 64. The city has spoken with potential MLS team ownership groups about the site, "but there may be? Read Full Story ...

Third site, this one near downtown St. Louis, emerges for potential pro soccer stadium

2016-10-27 18:30:00
The city has secured the option to purchase 30 acres owned by the state Department of Transportation near 22nd Street and Interstate 64.\ Read Full Story ...

13 students taken to hospitals after bus crash in St. Charles County

2016-10-27 18:00:00
The students were from Independence Elementary School in Weldon Springs, which is in the Francis Howell School District. Read Full Story ...

5 pm news

SIUE?s Alestle Wins National College Journalism Award

2016-10-27 17:31:00

The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student newspaper, won a national award during the 95th annual Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. 

The student newspaper placed eighth in the ACP Best Of Show — Newspaper Special Edition category and was selected for its 2016 Back To School Survival Guide. 

All schools and their news organizations throughout the country, regardless of their size and publication frequency, competed in the same category. ACP judges looked at the topic of the special issue, quality and quantity of coverage, overall design, photos and quantity of ads. 

Editor-in-Chief Caitlin Lally accepted the award on behalf of the entire staff. Also at the awards ceremony were Managing Editor Kendra Martin, Lifestyles Editor Chloe Smith, Opinion Editor Chloe Rice, Copy Editor Ryan Bieri, Advertising Manager Nicholas Agadi and Program Director Tammy Merrett. 

 “The Alestle has won the competition six times out of the last seven years for the ACP Best of Show,” Merrett said. “We were competing against schools of all sizes with all levels of programs. This is a nice reward for the staff who put in so much hard work this summer on the ‘Back To School Survival Guide,’ which provided a great service to the campus community.” 

The publication’s prowess also includes placing several times in national Best of Show competitions at the Fall National College Media Convention in the Four-Year Weekly Tabloid, Large School Website and Special Edition categories. In addition, The Alestle has been a recent American Scholastic Press Association winner and annually wins awards from the annual Illinois College Press Association.

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Racially charged photo at WashU sparks discussion

2016-10-27 17:30:00
Another student took a screenshot of the post and shared it on Facebook, expressing her concern. Read Full Story ...

Festus closes streets to off-road vehicles

2016-10-27 17:30:00
Due to safety issues, city is no longer issuing permits to allow utility vehicles on public roads. Read Full Story ...

100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis to Induct SIUE?s Darryl Cherry

2016-10-27 17:07:00

DarrylCherryTrying to get an audience with Darryl Cherry, if you’re not a student, can prove to be a lesson in patience. That’s because the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student advisor always seems immersed in his number one priority – the academic success of minority students. 

It’s a mission he takes on with almost religious fervor, and is one reason that he has earned a spot among the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis. Cherry will be among a small, select group of African American men who will be inducted into the prestigious group on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Marriott Hotel in St. Louis.

100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis is a non-profit, community-based organization, “whose mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all. The membership is comprised of a diverse group of men including business executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs, clergy and elected officials.”    

“Education is a game changer! People fought and died so that African Americans could have access to quality education,” said Cherry, coordinator of retention and academic advisor for SIUE’s Student Opportunities for Academic Results (SOAR). “Supporting, advocating for and empowering youth – especially in the area of social welfare and education, have been my calling and life’s work.”  

SOAR is an academic program dedicated to helping students excel during their educational experiences at SIUE, explained Cherry, who also serves as advisor to the SIUE Collegiate 100 Chapter, an auxiliary organization that extends the 100 Black Men’s mission on college and university campuses across the country. 

“Darryl is incredibly intuitive and knowledgeable when it comes to student needs,” said Earleen Patterson, PhD, SOAR director. “He is a passionate, driven, spiritual individual who encourages the growth of potential and success in students and others. Students view and treat Darryl with trust and respect, because he is honest with them and encourages his students to persevere despite any and all challenges.” 

Howard Rambsy II, PhD, professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, echoes some of Patterson’s high praise of Cherry. “He’s deeply committed to our students. Students appreciate that he has genuine concern for their well-being. They also value that he is extremely supportive of their endeavors,” said Rambsy, who has worked on several student projects with Cherry. “He also enjoys thinking creatively about problem solving. 

“The 100 Black Men organization has been doing positive, remarkable work in the lives of young people and African American communities for decades,” Rambsy concluded. “The organization’s values and commitments coincide with Darryl’s. The award recognizes his longstanding contributions, and at the same time, the organization has much to gain by drawing on the resourcefulness and success of someone like Darryl Cherry.”   

Cherry also draws from the obstacles and challenges he’s had to overcome when helping and motivating students, according to Patterson. 

“Despite dwelling in a society that regularly marginalizes and villainizes black males, Darryl is living proof that black men can defeat stereotypes and limited opportunities and achieve greatness,” she added. 

“Joining the 100 Black Men gives me the opportunity to partner with like-minded professionals to leverage our collective talents and resources towards cultural pride, leadership development, increased graduation rates and economic empowerment,” said Cherry. 

Cherry, a minister and growth group leader at New Life Community Church in East St. Louis, began his career in 1992. He served as a youth worker, and later director of the Youth-In-Action after-school and summer youth program at the East St. Louis Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House. He later worked as a Foster Care and Adoption coordinator for the Children’s Home and Aide Society of Illinois (CHASI). 

Cherry has spent the last 16 years working in education. From 2000 -2015, he worked as a TRIO Upward Bound counselor at St. Louis Community College and then as the TRIO Upward Bound director at the SIUE East St. Louis Center, where he helped to prepare, send, and support hundreds of students into post-secondary institutions. TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded, year-round college preparation and access program supporting first generation low-income participants. 

In 2015, Cherry transitioned into his role with SOAR, where he develops, mentors and supports students towards realizing their dreams of earning a college degree. He is particularly passionate about his mentoring African American males and his role with the Collegiate 100. 

Photo: Darryl Cherry, coordinator in SIUE’s Student Opportunities for Academic Results (SOAR) program.

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4 pm news

Trump leads Clinton, Blunt-Kander a virtual tie in Missouri

2016-10-27 16:20:00
Countering national trends, Blunt's support lags that of GOP presidential candidate. Read Full Story ...

Lambert could see 1 million more passengers this year than in 2015

2016-10-27 16:15:00
Since the summer of 2015, airlines have added 12 destinations from the St. Louis airport Read Full Story ...

Festus boots utility vehicles from streets

2016-10-27 16:11:00
Due to safety issues, city is no longer issuing permits to allow the vehicles on public roads. Read Full Story ...

Judge refuses to block Sunset Hills' move to close a motel over police calls

2016-10-27 16:02:00
Judge Ellen Levy Siwak sets hearing Nov. 9 after hearing Thursday's matters in private. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news

St. Louis man caught ride to Illinois, then took car at gunpoint, police say

2016-10-27 15:55:00
Charles E. Johnson Jr., was named on charges Thursday. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis man gets 19+ years for Swansea gun theft

2016-10-27 15:45:00
Rodney A. Mathes and another man stole guns from Rural King in 2015. Read Full Story ...

Suspect sought in Alton carjacking

2016-10-27 15:45:00
Charles E. Johnson Jr., was named on charges Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Stealing guns from Rural King gets St. Louis man 19 years in prison

2016-10-27 15:45:00
Rodney A. Mathes and another man stole more than 15 guns from the Rural King in Swansea last year. Read Full Story ...

Robbery suspect arrested after Alton officer recognizes man in surveillance video

2016-10-27 15:28:00
Officer had encountered the man the day before, police said. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

Rapper cancels Louisiana concert due to "unforeseen incarceration"

2016-10-27 14:54:00
He was sentenced to six months in jail for kicking a female fan. Read Full Story ...

Kirkwood man to be honored at Stan Musial Awards

2016-10-27 14:45:00
Buck Smith started baseball league for developmentally challenged Read Full Story ...

Historic city woodworking projects in the making
2016-10-27 14:34:00
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Mizzou to grad assistants: Keep calm and keep your health insurance

2016-10-27 14:30:00
The issue erupted on the Columbia campus last fall when leaders said they?d stop the longtime practice of offering these students subsidies. Read Full Story ...

Online ride-matching service launches in St. Louis

2016-10-27 14:30:00
It's hoped Zimride by Enterprise will help transit users connect with other commuters to extend trips Read Full Story ...

Illinois city's panhandling ordinances heading to federal mediation

2016-10-27 14:00:00
A federal court struck down part of an ordinance prohibiting a verbal request for money, saying it infringed on the First Amendment. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

Molina, Wainwright named Gold Glove finalists

2016-10-27 13:21:00
CHICAGO ? Yadier Molina's annual advancement on the most-decorated catchers of all time could continue this fall with his ninth consecutive Gold Glove Award. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

Messenger: In gunfire-rampant St. Louis, the shot tracker takes a three month break

2016-10-27 12:45:00
Most dangerous city in America stops tracking gunfire for three months. Read Full Story ...

St. Charles County man gets probation for mining company fraud

2016-10-27 12:19:00
St. Charles County men get probation, prison for mining investment fraud. Read Full Story ...

St. Charles County man who swindled investors with mining company scam gets probation

2016-10-27 12:19:00
Investors lost as much as $1.7 million, officials said. Read Full Story ...

TV review: 'Great Indoors' is OK, not great

2016-10-27 12:00:00
Joel McHale stars in CBS comedy getting prime spot following "Big Bang Theory." Read Full Story ...

11 am news

Early voting gets underway
2016-10-27 11:54:00
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Special patrols planned for Halloween
2016-10-27 11:50:00
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Village passes no shooting ordinance
2016-10-27 11:46:00
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Police identify woman found dead in Greater Ville neighborhood

2016-10-27 11:45:00
Police say the woman's cause of death is unknown pending further investigation. Read Full Story ...

Attorney recognized for pro bono efforts
2016-10-27 11:44:00
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Museum to screen Route 66 documentary

2016-10-27 11:42:00
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CARD announces upcoming activities

2016-10-27 11:39:00
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Fort de Chartres plans Winter Rendezvous

2016-10-27 11:37:00
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Goldacker earns Scouting honor

2016-10-27 11:35:00
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Human skull found in north St. Louis

2016-10-27 11:28:00
ST. LOUIS ? Police say a human skull was found in the 4500 block of Riverview Boulevard on Thursday morning. Read Full Story ...

Worker finds what appears to be human skull in St. Louis

2016-10-27 11:28:00
Police are on the scene in the 4500 block of Riverview Boulevard. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis woman stole disabled veteran's back pay of nearly $38,000, feds say

2016-10-27 11:15:00
Fiduciary for disabled veteran accused of taking most of $38,000 in back pay. Read Full Story ...

Scarlett's Wine Bar is a new name for a familiar formula

2016-10-27 11:00:00
The Central West End bar and restaurant follows the model of Sasha's Wine Bar in Clayton and Shaw Read Full Story ...

10 am news

Green Day stages a powerful 'Revolution' at the Pageant

2016-10-27 10:50:00
Good things come to those who wait. It?s an old adage proven true by Green Day?s positively epic concert Wednesday night at the Pageant. Read Full Story ...

9 am news

Big Tobacco spending big money on Missouri cigarette tax increase question

2016-10-27 09:59:00
Campaign contributions from tobacco companies have topped $18 million for two cigarette tax hike initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot Read Full Story ...

Feds: St. Louis woman ripped off disabled veteran

2016-10-27 09:52:00
Fiduciary for disabled veteran accused of taking most of $38,000 in back pay. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis woman stole disabled veteran's back of nearly $38,000, feds say

2016-10-27 09:52:00
Fiduciary for disabled veteran accused of taking most of $38,000 in back pay. Read Full Story ...

Biden to stump with Senate candidate Kander at Pageant Friday

2016-10-27 09:50:00
Latest indication that Missouri's Senate race has become a tossup. Read Full Story ...

SEC can be treacherous for rookie head coaches

2016-10-27 09:49:00
Missouri's Barry Odom follows a long line of first-time head coaches who experienced early struggles in the SEC. Read Full Story ...

Belleville man dies in motorcycle crash

2016-10-27 09:42:00
Matthew Oldehoeft died at the scene of the crash in the 2500 block of Plum Hill School Road. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Hosts Vietnamese Educational Leaders, Showcases Offerings for Prospective International Students

2016-10-27 09:02:00

A group of educational leaders from Vietnam pose in SIUE’s Morris University Center with School of Engineering Dean Cem Karacal (far left), Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook (center), and representatives from ESLi of SIUE and the Offices of International Affairs and International Admissions.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the English as a Second Language International (ESLi) program welcomed a delegation of educational leaders from Vietnam for a campus visit and showcasing of the University’s multiple offerings for prospective international students on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Visitors included Mrs. Le Thieu Hanh, head of Education Path agency, a group that helps Vietnamese students apply to colleges and universities outside of Vietnam, Mr. Pham Ngoc Thang, principal of Le Qui Don High School for the Gifted, Mr. Nguyen Tan, vice director of Hue Ministry of Education and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Xuan Quynh, an education counselor with Education Path.

ESLi provides the opportunity for talented international students to improve English language proficiency before entering SIUE. The visit allowed the Vietnamese leaders to gain knowledge of how ESLi and SIUE support international student success.

“ESLi brings agents to our different campuses throughout the year, because we feel seeing a campus and meeting the people who work there, particularly those who will work directly with students, assists in the placement of a student in a particular school,” explained Carrie Stewart, director of ESLi at SIUE.

The group toured SIUE’s campus and engaged in conversation with various deans and department chairs in order to gain an understanding of the many degrees and programs available to international students. SIUE School of Engineering Dean Cem Karacal, PhD, led the visitors on a special guided tour of the Engineering Building and provided details on the School’s academic offerings.

“Since the mission of International Affairs is to build and nurture international education at SIUE, this visit was important to facilitate international collaboration and advance global perspectives in our academic community,” said Mary Weishaar, PhD, executive director of the SIUE Office of International Affairs. “We work closely with ESLi and International Admissions to provide a seamless transition from English language instruction to admission, and to successful retention at SIUE.”

The visitors also spoke with several international students currently enrolled in degree programs at SIUE, and enjoyed lunch and conversation with three ESLi students who have already been placed at SIUE through the Education Path agency.

Photo: (Front L-R) Cem Karacal, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, Nguyen Thi Xuan Zuynh, education counselor with Education Path, Vu Do, SIUE graduate student, Le Thieu Hanh, head of Education Path, SIUE Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook, Nguyen Tan, vice director of Hue Ministry of Education, Pham Ngoc Thank, principal of Le Qui Don High School for the Gifted, Mary Weishaar, executive director of international affairs at SIUE, Carrie Stewart, director of SIUE ESLi (back L-R) Jim Monahan, director of international and graduate recruitment at SIUE, David Kerr, senior director of recruiting with ESLi, Michelle Griggs, recruiting coordinator with ESLi, Jack Cobb, senior international outreach manager with ESLi, and Sandra Tamari, assistant director of international affairs at SIUE.

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TV review: 'Pure Genius'? Not even close

2016-10-27 09:00:00
CBS medical drama is miscast, badly written. Read Full Story ...

Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

2016-10-27 09:00:00
The surfer is a critical care nurse and once he reached shore he told people what to do to save his life. Read Full Story ...

8 am news

Newest millionaire bought winning lottery ticket in Overland

2016-10-27 08:49:00
This is the 42nd time that a Missouri Lottery Powerball player has won a $1 million Match 5 prize. Read Full Story ...

North Carolina woman calls lottery tickets a waste of time - until she wins $1 million

2016-10-27 08:34:00
Instead of buying two Powerball tickets, she was going to teach her husband a lesson with a $10 scratchoff. Read Full Story ...

7 am news

Tipsheet: Unlike Kroenke, Khan gets tired of losing

2016-10-27 07:06:00
Owner Shad Khan called a team meeting to go over the Jaguars' failures this season. Change could be afoot because unlike Stan Kroenke, he won't stand by and watch his team continue to lose. Read Full Story ...

6 am news

Hochman: An off-the-wall look at Freese's historic night

2016-10-27 06:05:00
A birds-eye perspective of Freese?s epic 2011 Game 6 performance. Read Full Story ...

4 am news

To burn or not to burn: Is a third party candidate a viable option?
2016-10-27 04:30:00
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We have the power: college students shape election
2016-10-27 04:30:00
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SIUE examines Clinton's, Trump's platforms

2016-10-27 04:30:00
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Breaking borders: Bosnian immigrants give inside look on politics, conflict
2016-10-27 04:30:00
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Minority Report: Our ancestors fought for suffrage, who are we to not vote?
2016-10-27 04:30:00
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1 am news

Blues look to reverse trend of poor play at home

2016-10-27 01:10:00
Club has done worse at Scottrade than on the road in recent years. Read Full Story ...

New show will document Blues' road to Classic

2016-10-27 01:05:00
Details, including which network will air the series, have not been made public. Read Full Story ...

Saints? Laurinaitis working way back to starting role

2016-10-27 01:00:00
After seven years of starting for Rams, he's benched three games into Saints tenure. Read Full Story ...

12 am news

Freese It! Looking back at Game 6 ? a night 'that should not have happened

2016-10-27 00:20:00
It?s been five years since David Freese?s unforgettable big night in the World Series. Read Full Story ...

Goold: Led by Arrieta, Cubs storm back in Series

2016-10-27 00:15:00
Former Cy Young winner takes a no-hitter into the sixth inning and offense gets opportunistic in 5-1 win in Game 2. Read Full Story ...

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