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  • Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

    October 18, 2014 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - An attorney for the family of an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, says the officer's account of what happened is "self-serving." Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press on Saturday that Darren Wilson will... more »
  • Second day of protests take shape in St. Louis

    October 11, 2014 11:22 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Hundreds are gathered in downtown St. Louis for a second day of organized rallies to protest Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in the area and elsewhere. The crowd appeared larger than the ones seen at Friday's protests. While the main focus is on recent... more »
  • Tensions high as more protests planned in Missouri

    October 10, 2014 2:09 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Tensions are high as the St. Louis region prepares for what's expected to be four days of large-scale protests and marches over the Michael Brown shooting. The events start Friday in the wake of another fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old. Several civil rights organizations are... more »
  • Lackey, long balls lift Cards over Dodgers 3-1

    October 7, 2014 3:06 AM

    ST. LOUIS, MO - Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game and John Lackey lived up to his big-game reputation as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1... more »
  • Police shooting protest halts St. Louis symphony

    October 5, 2014 11:48 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown have interrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony in a peaceful demonstration. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that as the musicians were about to start performing a song Saturday night, the demonstrators began singing and... more »
  • Ferguson reforms met with rancor at city meeting Play Video

    September 10, 2014 2:05 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death to promote community healing. Instead, they were greeted Tuesday night with anger, outrage and warnings of... more »
  • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    August 22, 2014 2:51 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. About 100 people gathered Thursday evening, walking... more »
  • Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    August 19, 2014 2:37 PM

    ST. LOUIS- St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it. Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers responded to Tuesday to a store where the man was reported to have stolen energy drinks and a pastry. Dotson... more »
  • Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

    August 18, 2014 2:57 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remains unclear, though... more »
  • Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    August 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Nixon deployed the Guard Monday following an overnight clash... more »
  • Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

    August 16, 2014 3:58 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the... more »
  • Police reveal officer's name in teen's death

    August 15, 2014 9:00 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday the officer's name is Darren Wilson. Jackson said earlier this week he wasn't naming... more »
  • Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in Ferguson

    August 15, 2014 1:56 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest. The... more »
  • Scrutiny of police response increases in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 2:12 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and politicians in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have vowed to reach across the divide in a community in search of answers. In the streets of Ferguson, though, the polite dialogue heard at community forums is... more »
  • Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis Play Video

    August 12, 2014 1:59 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police in riot gear fired tear gas to try to disperse a crowd in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend. Between two nights of unrest, a community forum hosted by the local NAACP... more »
  • Police: Black teen shot in Missouri was unarmed

    August 10, 2014 2:40 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says 18-year-old Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by police. Officials say it happened after an altercation with police. Belmar said at a news conference Sunday morning that a Ferguson Police officer had an encounter... more »
  • Police say 4 dead in St. Louis murder-suicide

    June 13, 2013 3:57 PM

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis police say four people are confirmed dead in a murder-suicide shooting south of downtown. On its Twitter account, police confirmed that two men and two women were dead in the shooting at a business about five minutes south of downtown. Police said the dead included... more »
  • Student wounds official, self at St. Louis school

    January 16, 2013 4:13 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Police say a part-time student walked into a business school in downtown St. Louis and shot an administrator in the chest before shooting himself. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The administrator was a man in his 40s who was... more »
  • Gunman shoots man, himself at St. Louis school

    January 15, 2013 3:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Police say a gunman walked into a business school in downtown St. Louis and shot an administrator in the chest before shooting himself. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The administrator was a man in his 40s who was shot in... more »
  • Toddlers found in cold

    January 2, 2013 7:34 PM

    Temperatures hovered in the teens and two toddlers were found wandering outside a home, alone in St. Louis, Missouri. Their caretakers were asleep inside. Authorities say a newspaper delivery man was on his route at about 5 am when he found the kids. They're one and 3. One girl had... more »
  • Extraordinary snowfall needed to relieve drought

    January 2, 2013 1:14 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The storms that recently covered parts of the U.S. with snow won't be enough to ease the nation's drought. In fact, climatologists say, it would take historic snowfalls - an absurd amount, really - to undo the damage inflicted by one of the driest years on record.... more »
  • Mississippi River drops, threatening barge traffic

    December 27, 2012 2:33 PM

    ST. LOUIS- The Mississippi River's water level is dropping again and barge industry trade groups warn that river commerce could essentially come to a halt as early as next week in an area south of St. Louis. The Coast Guard remains confident that the nation's largest waterway will remain open... more »
  • Corps: Ridding Miss. River of rock pinnacles close

    December 14, 2012 6:32 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's close to shoring up how soon contractors could begin removing treacherous southern Illinois rock formations impeding barge traffic in the drought-plagued Mississippi River. The corps says it has hired Newt Marine Service of Dubuque, Iowa, and Kokosing Construction Co. of... more »
  • Mississippi River dropping slower than expected

    December 5, 2012 7:42 PM

    A bit of a breather for shippers on the Mississippi River as the forecast shows water levels are dropping slower and may not halt barge traffic. At least two companies are already lightening their loads over concerns about the river's depth. The level at St. Louis is 13 feet and... more »
  • Ozzie Smith to auction Gold Gloves

    October 16, 2012 5:18 PM

    LAUGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is planning to auction his 13 Gold Gloves and a pair of World Series rings he received from the St. Louis Cardinals in retirement. SCP Auctions said Tuesday that bidding for the online sale will start Nov. 14 and end Dec.... more »
  • Cardinals shut out Astros

    August 22, 2012 10:53 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Adam Wainwright matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in a five-hitter and the St. Louis Cardinals punished rookie Lucas Harrell with six runs in the first three innings, getting over an excruciating 19-inning loss two days earlier with a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros on... more »
  • Akin: GOP response to rape comments 'overreaction'

    August 21, 2012 1:12 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Rep. Todd Akin says his fellow Republicans have overreacted to his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in case of "legitimate rape." Akin told former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Huckabee's radio show Tuesday that he hasn't done anything morally or ethically wrong, but got... more »
  • Report shows US drought rapidly intensifying

    July 26, 2012 10:51 AM

    ST. LOUIS - A new report shows the drought in the nation's midsection is rapidly intensifying and shows no signs of abating. The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows the range of the drought in the continental U.S. has increased only slightly in the past week. But the severity... more »
  • World Champion Cardinals down Astros

    June 8, 2012 2:49 AM

    HOUSTON - David Freese hit a grand slam and a two-run homer and rookie Lance Lynn struck out a career-high 11 in earning his ninth win as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised past the Houston Astros 14-2 on Thursday night. Freese's slam in the seventh inning was the third... more »
  • Williams meets with NFL investigators

    March 6, 2012 9:11 AM

    ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams met with NFL investigators today about the big-money bounty program he ran while holding the same position with the New Orleans Saints. Williams has admitted and apologized for running a bounty pool of up to $50,000 over the... more »
  • Police: Girl, 5, says she drowned boy over crying

    June 10, 2011 12:30 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Mo., say a 5-year-old girl told social workers that she drowned an 18-month-old boy in the bathtub to get him to stop crying. Police said Thursday that the toddler's death last week is being investigated as a possible homicide, with the... more »
  • Teacher outed for porn past

    March 9, 2011 1:12 PM

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. - It sounds like it might be from an X-rated movie. A female high school teacher is outed as an ex-porn star. But that's happening in a suburban St. Louis school district. The Parkway School District has placed the teacher on paid administrative leave.... more »
  • Advice from Brees helped Rams' rookie Bradford

    December 10, 2010 5:12 PM

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's not your typical role model week for Sam Bradford. Sure, the St. Louis Rams' rookie quarterback was excited to see how he matched up with Matt Ryan last month and Philip Rivers back in October. There's more of a connection this week headed into... more »
  • 2 dead in shooting outside St. Louis funeral home

    November 30, 2010 2:26 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Police say two people are dead after a gang-related shooting outside a St. Louis funeral home while a service was being held inside. Two other people were injured in the shooting about noon Tuesday at Reliable Funeral Home. Police Capt. Mike Sack says two men... more »
  • NOPD Looking for suspects in French Quarter shootings

    November 1, 2010 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened in the French Quarter. One was fatal. Most recent, a dead body was found about 6:30 this morning, on the corner of Burgundy and St. Louis streets. No suspects or motives have been identified yet. NOPD is also... more »
  • Saints sign new linebacker Asiodu

    August 25, 2010 12:25 PM

    The New Orleans Saints have added second-year linebacker K.C. Asiodu to the roster, less than one day after the release of veteran reserve linebacker and former special teams captain Troy Evans. Although the Saints did not immediately announce the signing of Asiodu, he was listed on the club's official... more »
  • Possible Millions stolen in Heist

    August 2, 2010 8:11 PM

    Millions may have been stolen when four men robbed an ATM servicing business in St. Louis and then made their getaway in an armored car. The thieves tied up two guards with duct tape and forced them into a vault. Police found armored car abandoned about two hours later. more »
  • Eddie Kennison signs deal to retire as Chief

    July 19, 2010 12:26 PM

    Wide receiver Eddie Kennison has signed a contract with Kansas City so he can retire as a member of the Chiefs. Kennison played in 91 games for Kansas City, from 2001 through 2007. He ranks seventh in team history with 5,230 yards receiving and eighth with 321 receptions.... more »
  • Granddad Bandit elusive

    June 1, 2010 8:20 PM

    The FBI has a name for a bald, heavyset man who's knocked over 21 banks in 12 states over the last year: Granddad Bandit. Now the agency says it will post a digital picture of him on billboards in several states trying to smoke him out. He began his crime... more »
  • Will Warner retire?

    January 29, 2010 10:37 AM

    Kurt Warner will announce Friday whether he will retire or return for another season with the Arizona Cardinals. Warner is 38, and most indications point toward him leaving the game after a dozen years in the NFL. Warner had a storybook run as quarterback with the St.Louis Rams... more »

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