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Scholars reveal stories about 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

Oct. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At the beginning of the American Century, premature babies were literally a sideshow exhibit. Visitors would pay to walk through rows of tiny babies in incubators. Hospitals had little regard for "weaklings," as they were known, and desperate parents would flock to these fairs for a chance...

Man charged in killing of St. Louis area cab driver

Oct. 18, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a cab driver. Prosecutors on Friday charged 40-year-old Antouine Redmon of Florissant in the death of 47-year-old Richard Lilie Jr. Lilie was found dead early Thursday in an unincorporated area of...

Man who got heart transplant as a baby marks milestone

Oct. 18, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Doctors were hoping the heart transplanted to Brett Meyers would last 10 years. Instead, the St. Louis man is marking 30 years since he received the new heart as an infant. KMOV-TV reports that Meyers was just a couple of months old when he received a heart transplant in 1989 at St. Louis...

Police security sought for Missouri abortion clinic hearing

Oct. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri officials are asking St. Louis police to provide security for an upcoming hearing on the state's effort to end the abortion license for a St. Louis clinic. Both sides of the abortion issue have held vigils and protests over the licensing of Missouri's only abortion clinic, which...

FBI data: 584 child homicide victims in St. Louis since 1990

Oct. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Children in St. Louis have been the victim of homicides at 10 times the national rate for decades, according to a newspaper's analysis of FBI data. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the city's child homicide rate is far greater than that of other cities of a similar size; it...

Woman admits to helping boyfriend in post office heist

Oct. 18, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — A woman who worked as a teller at a suburban St. Louis post office has pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend rob a fellow postal employee. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 27-year-old Arielle Steed, of St. Louis, entered the plea Thursday. Her boyfriend,...

Inmate's death at St. Louis jail blamed on fentanyl overdose

Oct. 18, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Medical Examiner's Office says an inmate who died in August at a jail known as the City Workhouse suffered an accidental fentanyl overdose. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a guard found 35-year-old Christopher Wayne Brown unresponsive in his cell while making rounds....

Official attempts to ban guns at St. Louis parks

Oct. 18, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis official is seeking to designate the city's parks as child care facilities so they're exempt from a Missouri law allowing people to carry concealed firearms without permits and training. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alderman Cara Spencer is introducing a bill Friday...

Canucks down Blues in shootout, get 1st road win

Oct. 17, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thatcher Demko is making the most of his time in the Canucks' starting lineup. Demko made 34 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all six shots in a shootout to help Vancouver to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. Vancouver won its fourth in a row — its longest...

Second teenager pleads guilty in killing of retired officer

Oct. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second teenager had pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a retired St. Louis police officer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 16-year-old Justin Mathews pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder, robbery and other crimes. Last month, 17-year-old Jalynn Garner pleaded...