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Stanley Cup to be displayed at Missouri Capitol

Jan. 23, 2020 9:42 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Stanley Cup is coming to the Missouri State Capitol. Gov. Mike Parson's office announced Thursday that the NHL's championship trophy will be on display for public viewing and photos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday on the First Floor Rotunda. The St. Louis Blues won their...

Professional Women's Hockey Players Association representative Annie Pankowski competes in the accuracy shot contest at the 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic in Wichita, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Hayden Barber/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Women's players hope NHL All-Star Weekend helps their cause

Jan. 23, 2020 9:16 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Annie Pankowski got an email from the NHL asking if she’d like to be a part of its All-Star Weekend and jumped at the opportunity. Then she found out she wouldn’t be alone. A year after U.S. teammate Kendall Coyne Schofield grabbed the spotlight by becoming the first woman to...

Former executive sentenced in $1.8 million embezzling case

Jan. 23, 2020 4:02 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former human resources director from St. Louis was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for embezzling more than $1.8 million from her employer. Nicole Scott, 42, also must pay back the money. She pleaded guilty in October to one federal count of wire fraud. Federal prosecutors...

Cristen Giangarra speaks to reporters on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, about the night in June that she says she was raped by a Lyft driver in St. Louis. Attorney Michael Gallagher is at center. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Alleged rape victim names Lyft, St. Louis driver in lawsuit

Jan. 23, 2020 3:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by a Lyft driver in St. Louis has filed a lawsuit accusing the ride-sharing company of prioritizing profits over passenger safety. Cristen Giangarra's lawsuit, filed Wednesday, is the latest of several filed by women across the country who have claimed they...

FILE - In this April 8, 2004, file photo, U.S. ambassador to Hungary, George Herbert Walker III, center, smiles as Hungarian President Ferenc Madl, right, shakes hands with U.S. congressman Tom Lantos, at the Presidential Palace in Budapest, Hungary. George Herbert Walker III, cousin of two presidents, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, according to the church handling his memorial service. He was 88. The cause of death was not disclosed. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)

George Herbert Walker III, cousin of 2 presidents, dies

Jan. 23, 2020 12:42 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — George Herbert Walker III, cousin of two presidents, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, has died. Walker, 88, died Saturday, according to the church handling his memorial service. The cause of death was not disclosed. Walker grew...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019 file photo St. Louis Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters pauses behind home plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Cardinals signed Wieters to a contract for the 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 bringing back the 33-year-old veteran to fill the same role behind Yadier Molina as last season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

Wieters finalizes $2 million deal with Cardinals

Jan. 22, 2020 5:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Wieters finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, a deal that brought back the 33-year-old to again back up Yadier Molina. Wieters can earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses based on starts as part of the deal, which was agreed...

Phillies add Liriano, Norris, Storen, Walker on minors deals

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have signed left-hander Francisco Liriano, right-handers Bud Norris and Drew Storen and infielder Neil Walker to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training. Liriano was 5-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 69 relief appearances for...

Missouri lawmakers discuss expanding police residency rules

Jan. 22, 2020 3:46 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawmakers are considering whether to allow police in all Missouri municipalities to reside outside the cities where they live. A House bill initially introduced to lift the residency requirements for officers in St. Louis was expanded Tuesday to include all Missouri cities,...

Man, 70, arrested in death of Missouri nursing home resident

Jan. 22, 2020 1:17 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 70-year-old man has been arrested in the death of a St. Louis nursing home resident. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the suspect is accused of punching 66-year-old Joseph Caravello in the face Jan. 14 during an argument at the Bernard Care Center. Police say Caravello fell...

Scaled-back plan proposed to save St. Louis streetcar line

Jan. 22, 2020 12:28 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The agency that operates the St. Louis area's mass transit system has scaled back its plan to take over a streetcar line that shut down last month because of financial problems. Bi-State Development CEO Taulby Roach told the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday that the Loop Trolley system...