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6 pm news

St. Louis County property owners can view preliminary values online

2017-03-22 18:45:00 STLToday.com
Values will continue to be assessed until June 1, when the tax roll is certified. Read Full Story ...

Stastny out at least a week with lower body injury

2017-03-22 18:12:00 STLToday.com
Center was hurt Tuesday at Colorado Read Full Story ...

Pembrook visits Alton, addresses budget, travel ban

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2017-03-22 18:00:00 alestlelive.com
Chancellor Randy Pembrook answered questions from members of the SIU community March 16, at the Alton School of Dental Medicine, regarding the budget crisis, the travel ban, student service problems a Read Full Story ...

5 pm news



Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

2017-03-22 17:59:18 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday? Read Full Story ...

Police say 6 wanted for questioning in fatal MetroLink shooting have been identified

2017-03-22 17:55:00 STLToday.com
Detectives want to talk to the group in an incident in which two people were also attacked. Read Full Story ...

Spying claims by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

2017-03-22 17:43:11 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday? Read Full Story ...

Man charged after allegedly enrolling in Jefferson County college as someone else

2017-03-22 17:30:00 STLToday.com
Malachi Duncan, 32, could face up to 30 years in prison and fines. Read Full Story ...

Park Central director joining SLU redevelopment corporation

2017-03-22 17:00:00 STLToday.com
Brooks Goedeker has led the city's most active community development corporation and overseen development and services in The Grove and Central West End. Read Full Story ...

Concerned parents to hold info night March 28 about sex ed in schools

2017-03-22 17:00:00 STLToday.com
A group of parents concerned about the Christian organization Thrive St. Louis providing sex education in dozens of St. Louis area public schools will be hosting an information night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Creve Coeur Community? Read Full Story ...

4 pm news



Driver dies in two-vehicle crash in Jefferson County

2017-03-22 16:51:00 STLToday.com
Barbara A. Winschel, 32, of House Springs, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Read Full Story ...

Michael Porter Jr.: Playing for Mizzou 'could be real, real special'

2017-03-22 16:35:00 STLToday.com
Top-rated college basketball prospect speaks after being named Gatorade's National Player of the Year, says his father has been offered job as Mizzou assistant. Read Full Story ...

Michael Porter Jr. speaks publicly about possibly playing for Mizzou

2017-03-22 16:25:00 STLToday.com
Porter Jr. speaks after winning Gatorade Player of the Year Read Full Story ...

Slay wants to look at putting Lambert airport under private management

2017-03-22 16:25:00 STLToday.com
City would retain ownership of the airport, but a private company would run it Read Full Story ...

Police release photos of 6 wanted for questioning in fatal MetroLink shooting

2017-03-22 16:15:00 STLToday.com
The group is wanted for questioning in an incident in which two people were also attacked. Read Full Story ...

Student attempted CPR in unsuccessful effort to save adjunct professor at Webster University

2017-03-22 16:00:00 STLToday.com
Renee Hirshfield was teaching a film class when she collapsed. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



McCaskill getting pressure to not join regulatory reform efforts

2017-03-22 15:45:00 STLToday.com
Blunt criticizes FBI director in St. Louis radio interview Read Full Story ...

4 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

2017-03-22 15:39:48 STLToday.com
LONDON (AP) ? A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates? Read Full Story ...

Rodney Crowell reflects on writing what you know, female friends, Maren Morris

2017-03-22 15:15:00 STLToday.com
Listening to Rodney Crowell talk is a reminder of just how precise he is with words. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes intel briefing

2017-03-22 14:58:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Communications of Donald Trump's transition officials ? possibly including the incoming president himself ? may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, the chairman of the House intelligence committee? Read Full Story ...

Martinez swats aside Nats as Cardinals roll 6-1

2017-03-22 14:51:00 STLToday.com
First-night starter allows three hits, no runs, in five innings. G. Garcia has three hits _ triple and two doubles. Carpenter has four RBIs. Read Full Story ...

Martinez swats aside Nats with five scoreless innings

2017-03-22 14:51:00 STLToday.com
First-night starter allows three hits, no runs, in five innings. G. Garcia has three hits _ triple and two doubles. Carpenter has four RBIs. Read Full Story ...

Supreme Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

2017-03-22 14:49:00 STLToday.com
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. The court struck down a lower standard? Read Full Story ...

St. Louis plans temporary homeless shelters if Larry Rice center closes

2017-03-22 14:45:00 STLToday.com
Two city-funded temporary homeless shelters could open in April if a city order closes independent mayoral candidate Larry Rice's controversial downtown shelter. Read Full Story ...

Daytime Emmy nominations announced

2017-03-22 14:37:00 STLToday.com
Awards honor talk shows, lifestyle programs and more. Read Full Story ...

APNewsBreak: Illinois governor seeks prison tower cameras

2017-03-22 14:35:00 STLToday.com
The cameras would replace guard in the towers as a cost-cutting move. Read Full Story ...

First-night starter Martinez blanks Nats for five innings

2017-03-22 14:19:00 STLToday.com
G. Garcia completes two-day cycle with three extra-base hits in three times up as Cardinals lead 4-1 in sixth. Adams makes mid-game debut in left field. Read Full Story ...

Schlafly daughter alleges brothers sabotaged her inheritance in ongoing family fight

2017-03-22 14:15:00 STLToday.com
Claims 'undue influence' over late conservative icon. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



First-night starter Martinez blanks Nats for five

2017-03-22 13:56:00 STLToday.com
G. Garcia completes two-day cycle with three extra-base hits in three times up as Cardinals lead 3-1 in sixth. Adams makes mid-game debut in left field. Read Full Story ...

4 dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament

2017-03-22 13:54:04 STLToday.com
LONDON (AP) ? A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.? Read Full Story ...

Jayson Tatum to enter NBA draft after one season at Duke

2017-03-22 13:53:00 STLToday.com
DURHAM, N.C. ? Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft. Read Full Story ...

Would-be developer of Jefferson Arms featured in NYT article exploring Trump ties

2017-03-22 13:30:00 STLToday.com
Turkish real estate mogul Mike Sarimsakci is developing a Scion hotel in Dallas. Read Full Story ...

SIUE?s Hildebrandt Named 2017 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar

2017-03-22 13:20:00 SIUE.edu

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook presents the 2017 Paul Simon Teacher-Scholar Award to Dr. Kristine Hildebrandt, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English Language and Literature.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kristine Hildebrandt, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English Language and Literature, was presented the 2017 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award at the Paul Simon luncheon held Tuesday, March 21, during the 21st Annual Graduate School Spring Research Symposium.

The award demonstrates the belief that to be a good teacher, one must also be a good scholar. Named in honor of famed Illinois politician Paul Simon, it recognizes significant achievements in research, and the integration of that research into teaching and mentoring.

“When I began my appointment at SIUE, I was struck by the ways that faculty are encouraged and incentivized to not only bring their research into the classroom, but also to bring students to the research laboratory, whatever the discipline may be, and whatever that laboratory may look like,” Hildebrandt said. “It is a great honor to receive this award, but it is not my award alone. It is a result of all of the collaborations I’ve had with other faculty and students.”

Since beginning her tenure at SIUE in 2008, Hildebrandt’s grant activities have resulted in more than $497,000 in externally funded grants and $51,000 in internal grants. She received SIUE’s first National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, which is both highly competitive and prestigious. Hildebrandt is currently leading two NSF sponsored collaborative research teams.

In addition to an extensive list of publications, conference presentations and research projects, Hildebrandt co-founded and co-directs the Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship (IRIS) Center. Since its launch in 2010, she had mentored through the Center more than 12 undergraduates and six graduate students.

“It’s clear to me that all students who work with Kristine Hildebrandt experience their voice being valued and heard,” said Jessica Krim, EdD, associate professor and secondary education program director in the Department of Teaching and Learning. “Kristine provides not only the opportunity for them to speak up and speak out, but also uses technology savvy venues to maximize the research of their words.”

During the recognition luncheon, 2016 Paul Simon Teacher-Scholar awardee Cristina De Meo, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry, was the featured speaker. She emphasized her strong commitment to the teacher-scholar philosophy and the power of collaboration.

The day-long Spring Research Symposium celebrates and showcases the variety of research and creative activities taking place at SIUE.

Gregory Fields, PhD, professor in the Department of Philosophy, delivered the morning keynote address: “Recent Work in Native Heritage Studies, and Thoughts on Research in These Challenging Times for Higher Education.”

Winners of the scholarly activity SLAM were (L-R) Melissa Beyer (first place), Anahid Omran (second place), and Molly McCready (people’s choice).The Symposium also included a speed networking event on the topic of population health, development and wellness research. Additionally, graduate student researchers presented posters and creative exhibits displaying their scholarly activities. A scholarly activity SLAM offered an opportunity for graduate and professional students to present their research in an upbeat and engaging format.

Psychology master’s candidate Melissa Beyer earned first place in the competition for her presentation on the language of sexual assault and the therapeutic relationship. Second place went to Anahid Omran, who is pursuing a master’s in chemistry. Molly McCready, a student in the environmental sciences graduate program, achieved the people’s choice award.

“The SLAM event was a great opportunity, because so often we get immersed in the academic research aspect of our project,” McCready said. “But, it’s important for us to be able to deliver our findings to a wider audience outside of that academic study.”

The day’s events ended with a special reception hosted by SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook honoring faculty and staff who submitted external grants and recognizing first time principal investigators.

Photo: SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook presents the 2017 Paul Simon Teacher-Scholar Award to Dr. Kristine Hildebrandt, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English Language and Literature.

Winners of the scholarly activity SLAM were (L-R) Melissa Beyer (first place), Anahid Omran (second place), and Molly McCready (people’s choice).

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G. Garcia has two-game cycle

2017-03-22 13:09:00 STLToday.com
Infielder triples and scores in first. He then doubles off Nats' Scherzer in third. Martinez scoreless through four. Cardinals lead 1-0. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



G. Garcia goes extra mile

2017-03-22 12:39:00 STLToday.com
Cardinals' infielder, who homered inside the park in his last game, triples and scores in first off Nats' Scherzer. Read Full Story ...

At least 2 dead in car rampage, knife attack in London

2017-03-22 12:36:44 STLToday.com
LONDON (AP) ? A vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing at least one woman and leaving others with injuries described as catastrophic. Around the same time Wednesday, a knife-wielding attacker stabbed a police officer and was shot? Read Full Story ...

Adams could make outfield debut today

2017-03-22 12:30:00 STLToday.com
First baseman has been shagging batting practice balls all spring, but can't remember the last time he played out there in a game Read Full Story ...

Mother sent to prison for 25 years in death of baby in Alton

2017-03-22 12:15:00 STLToday.com
Wallisha Bland pleaded guilty in December. Read Full Story ...

Local artist designs special Budweiser cans for Opening Day

2017-03-22 12:15:00 STLToday.com
Adam Koon one of 15 artists in U.S. to draw limited-edition cans Read Full Story ...

Local artist designs special local Budweiser cans for Opening Day

2017-03-22 12:15:00 STLToday.com
Adam Koon one of 15 artists in U.S. to draw limited-edition cans Read Full Story ...

Retirement dreams fizzle for some with repeal of the Affordable Care Act

2017-03-22 12:03:00 STLToday.com
Uncertainty over the cost of coverage has caused some to put plans on hold. Read Full Story ...

11 am news



University of Missouri system joins the growing list of schools using the Common Application

2017-03-22 11:50:00 STLToday.com
The goal is for the four campuses to be part of the national application system for fall 2018. Read Full Story ...

Body of woman killed in St. Louis highway crash went unnoticed for two days, police say

2017-03-22 11:45:00 STLToday.com
The victim is Gretchen Roberdes, 40, of St. Peters. Read Full Story ...

STL appears slim on list of fattest U.S. metros

2017-03-22 11:30:00 STLToday.com
St. Louis area ranks 72nd out of 100 biggest metropolitan areas Read Full Story ...

Sears shares sink as creditors, investors fret over going-concern risk

2017-03-22 11:16:00 STLToday.com
How much longer can the struggling retailer remain in business? Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Police say 'person of interest' in MetroLink shooting found

2017-03-22 10:53:00 STLToday.com
The man in the photograph was located and is no longer a person of interest, police said. Read Full Story ...

Payless said to be preparing to file for bankruptcy protection

2017-03-22 10:35:00 STLToday.com
Shoe discount chain could be in court as early as next week, Bloomberg reports. Read Full Story ...

Martinez to start Opening Night

2017-03-22 10:31:00 STLToday.com
Matheny makes decision before righthander pitches against Nationals on Wednesday. Wainwright had made last four opening-day starts. Read Full Story ...

Schlafly daughter alleges brothers sabotaged her inheritance in fight involving Trump

2017-03-22 10:30:00 STLToday.com
Claims 'undue influence' over late conservative icon. Read Full Story ...

Wong heads to back fields to 'jump start' his swing

2017-03-22 10:20:00 STLToday.com
Stuck with a .167 average this spring as the regular season approaches, Wong says he's 'a rhythm player' in need of rhythm. Read Full Story ...

MLS commissioner visits St. Louis Monday

2017-03-22 10:15:00 STLToday.com
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will appear in St. Louis Monday to drum up support for public funding for a new soccer stadium. Read Full Story ...

Budweiser to celebrate Major League Baseball with limited edition cans

2017-03-22 10:15:00 STLToday.com
The baseball cans hit store shelves on Monday. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Senior Tabbed National Award Winner in Public Health

2017-03-22 10:05:00 SIUE.edu

Megan KaiserSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Megan Kaiser has been named Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year through the University’s public health program. The award is co-sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the national health education honorary society, and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

Kaiser, of Normal, will graduate from SIUE in May with a bachelor’s in public health, including a minor in business administration. Her achievement marks the second consecutive year an SIUE student has been recognized with the national award.

“Megan is an outstanding student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities as a three-year member and current president of SIUE’s ESG chapter,” said Jennifer Caumiant, MSEd, instructor in the Department of Applied Health and ESG advisor. “I am thrilled that Megan is receiving this award. Two SIUE student winners in two years reflects the quality of our program and dedication to our ESG chapter.”

“I am tremendously passionate about my chosen field and ESG, so it meant a great deal to me to receive this award,” Kaiser said. “After taking my first class in the public health program, I knew this is where I was meant to be and what I was supposed to do. I love the genuine passion my peers, professors and I share to make the world a better, healthier place.”

Kaiser will accept the prestigious award during the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Conference on Friday, March 31 in Denver.

“I am excited that this award is recognizing the hard work I have put into my degree and field of study throughout my college career, but I am even more excited for the doors it opens,” Kaiser said. “This award gives me the opportunity to attend one of the largest annual public health conferences, and learn from and network with brilliant professionals in my field.”

Upon graduation, Kaiser will be focusing on tobacco prevention as a full-time employee of the Madison County Health Department, where she currently interns.

Photo: Megan Kaiser

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9 am news



SIUE Graduate Admissions Hosts Open House for Prospective Students

2017-03-22 09:40:00 SIUE.edu

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Graduate Admissions will host an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Graduate Admissions will host an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the Morris University Center Oak and Redbud Rooms.

Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 70 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs. Information will also be available on graduate admission requirements and financial support.

“We are excited to offer prospective students this opportunity to explore the possibilities of our diverse array of programs and discover why SIUE is an excellent option for the pursuit of an advanced degree,” said Jim Monahan, director of graduate admissions at SIUE. “Graduate admissions representatives will be onsite during the open house and will be happy to discuss the admission process.”

During the Graduate Admissions Spring Open House, the graduate school application fee will be waived for prospective graduate students who apply at the event—a savings of $40.

For additional information or to pre-register for the event, please visit siue.edu/graduate-admissions. Interested students may also call (618) 650-2741 or email graduateadmissions@siue.edu.

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Chuck Berry's final album to be released June 16, first single 'Big Boys' available now

2017-03-22 09:25:00 STLToday.com
The late Chuck Berry?s final album ?CHUCK? will be released June 16 on Dualtone Records, the record label announced today. Read Full Story ...

Tipsheet: Heyward struggles to remake swing

2017-03-22 09:03:00 STLToday.com
Jason Heyward spent all winter improving his swing, but the results aren't coming at game speed. Will they ever? Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Martinez-Scherzer duel highlights Cards' exhibition

2017-03-22 08:50:00 STLToday.com
Fowler back in Cardinals' lineup for game with Nationals. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Please, no trade war with Mexico, Midwest farmers plead

2017-03-22 06:48:00 STLToday.com
Retaliatory tariffs could cripple U.S. agricultural exports. Read Full Story ...

Trump, Koch brothers at odds over 'Trumpcare' vote

2017-03-22 06:04:00 STLToday.com
Some Koch-backed conservatives believe the bill does not go far enough in dismantling Obamacare. Read Full Story ...

Wrong-way driver causes crash on I-55 that kills two people

2017-03-22 06:02:00 STLToday.com
No information has been released on the two who died. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

2017-03-22 05:57:00 STLToday.com
President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics,? Read Full Story ...

Man who sold heroin to nephew of St. Louis County executive gets nearly 11 years in prison

2017-03-22 05:00:00 STLToday.com
David Bollinger had pleaded guilty in July to one felony count of distribution of heroin. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Warmer winters makes the syrup business sticky

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2017-03-22 04:45:00 STLToday.com
Has the price of your maple syrup gone up this year? Blame global warming. Read Full Story ...

Neman: Warmer winters makes the syrup business sticky

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2017-03-22 04:45:00 STLToday.com
Has the price of your maple syrup gone up this year? Blame global warming. Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Holliday rooting for Molina to stay with Cardinals

2017-03-22 01:25:00 STLToday.com
Former Redbirds star says that he would be shocked if a deal can?t be reached. Read Full Story ...

Schwartz ends goal drought, Blues rally to beat last-place Avs

2017-03-22 01:00:00 STLToday.com
Allen made 26 saves for the victory. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Ford rose to the challenge in first season at SLU

2017-03-22 00:30:00 STLToday.com
Tired of being told to look to next year, SLU coach pushed players to exceed expectations. Read Full Story ...

In Webster Groves a preschool thrives, thanks to high-schoolers

2017-03-22 00:15:00 STLToday.com
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Schwartz ends goal drought as Blues rally for victory

2017-03-22 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Allen made 26 saves for the victory. Read Full Story ...

Two Billikens transfer; Ford says SLU recruiting on solid footing

2017-03-22 00:00:00 STLToday.com
The college basketball landscape can change quickly, as St. Louis University coach Travis Ford learned once more in recent days. Read Full Story ...

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