St. Louis

St. Louis is an independent city and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2018 population of 308,626 and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area (home to nearly 3,000,000 people), which is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States.
  • Yelich, Brewers dent Cards' playoff chances with 12-4 win
    HoustonChronicle.com

    Yelich, Brewers dent Cards' playoff chances with 12-4 win

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee's last NL MVP thinks he is about to get some company. Led by Christian Yelich's silky smooth game, the Brewers are closing in on the playoffs. Yelich homered and drove in a career-high six runs, and surging Milwaukee hurt St. Louis' postseason chances with a 12-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday. "Just trying to help the boys out any way you can," Yelich said. "A lot of guys came through in some big situations for us. That was a lot of fun tonight." Ryan Braun went deep twice and Jesus Aguilar also connected as Milwaukee lowered its magic number for clinching a playoff spot to one. But the Brewers are thinking bigger after their fifth win in six games put them

  • Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny suffers upper-body injury in preseason game at St. Louis
    Washington Post

    Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny suffers upper-body injury in preseason game at St. Louis

    Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny suffered an undisclosed “upper-body” injury after he was crunched against the glass on a high hit from St. Louis Blues forward Robert Bortuzzo in the preseason game Tuesday night in St. Louis. Kempny was a key contributor to the Capitals' Stanley Cup run, and the team re-signed him to a four-year, $10 million deal this offseason. Washington traded a third-round draft pick to Chicago for Kempny in February, and he scored two goals and added three assists in 24 postseason games while averaging 17:42 of ice time. Barring an extended absence, he is expected to continue playing on a top pairing with defenseman John Carlson. Bortuzzo clipped Kempny with

  • Olympic Rings sculpture unveiling Friday at Francis Field
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Olympic Rings sculpture unveiling Friday at Francis Field

    With these rings, St. Louis and Washington University's legacy of being the 1904 Summer Olympic site will be finally recognized. Several STL area Olympians — the legendary Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ray Armstead, Mark Gorski and Michelle Venturella; and Paralympic gold medalist Josh Pauls — are slated to attend. Another special guest will be Bill Toomey, winner of the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1968 Summer Games.

  • Refurbished, loaded St. Louis Blues hoping it's their year
    The Associated Press

    Refurbished, loaded St. Louis Blues hoping it's their year

    Months after Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals won the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history, the St. Louis Blues are looking to follow in their footsteps. ''They don't give up after a lot of tough years,'' star winger Vladimir Tarasenko said. St. Louis also is looking for the franchise's first championship.

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Lagging behind in coffee love, St. Louis needs more 'joe'

    According to personal finance website WalletHub, St. Louis could only hit the middle of the pack, based on criteria that included: average coffee prices, spending per household, share of adult coffee drinkers, coffee shops and doughnut shops per capita and number of coffee manufacturers. Another consideration, arguably faulty, was how many households owned a coffee maker. No indication was given, however, whether extra credit was awarded for owning multiple coffee makers, just in case one breaks down.

  • BenFred: The Billiken is out of the bag — expectations high for SLU basketball
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    BenFred: The Billiken is out of the bag — expectations high for SLU basketball

    During a lunch that was designed to create a stir, Travis Ford requested calm. Because as much as Ford tries to tamp down soaring expectations for his third St. Louis University team, the Billiken is out of the bag. Add the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook to the list. The annual preseason hoops bible just picked SLU to finish first in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

  • BenFred's 5: Traction in Mizzou-SLU hoops? Porter has new moves. And an update on Liddell
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    BenFred's 5: Traction in Mizzou-SLU hoops? Porter has new moves. And an update on Liddell

    MORE BASKETBALL NOTES AND QUOTES  "His greatest improvement was his ability to post up," Martin said. "Because as big as he was, he had never really played around the rim. He was always on the perimeter, which helped him. But if a team switched with us, it had to be an advantage for him. He spent all spring and summer learning how to post up. He's playing at a high level right now. He will bring the ball down the floor. He will do a lot of things for us. He's a very intelligent basketball player. All he wants to do is win."

  • Athletics success story continues with clinch of AL's final postseason berth
    Yahoo Sports

    Athletics success story continues with clinch of AL's final postseason berth

    The Oakland Athletics punched their ticket to the postseason, but still have their sights set on a division title.

  • FBI: St. Louis homicide rate topped US small cities in 2017
    FOX 2 News St. Louis

    FBI: St. Louis homicide rate topped US small cities in 2017

    BALTIMORE – FBI crime statistics place Baltimore's homicide rate above that of any other U.S. city with a population over 500,000. Citing crime data released Monday, The Baltimore Sun reports that the 342 homicides in the city last year yielded a homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people. Among big U.S. cities, Baltimore was followed by Detroit, which recorded a homicide rate of 40 per 100,000 people; Memphis, Tennessee, with a rate of 28 per 100,000 and Chicago, with a rate of 24 per 100,000. But some smaller cities reported higher homicide rates. St. Louis has a population of slightly over 300,000 and registered a homicide rate of 66 per 100,000.

  • Local market offers solution for growing 'food deserts' across St. Louis
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    Local market offers solution for growing 'food deserts' across St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Bananas, pears, tomatoes, you name it – since childhood, everyone's been taught to make sure they eat their fruits and veggies. But what happens when those needed nutrients become a luxury and are too far away to buy? City Greens Market co-director Dylan Naylor calls it a “food desert.” “It one of the things that happens when you have a food system based off of profit and is not based on providing a necessary important thing for the community,” Naylor said. The possibility of food deserts has become a harsh reality for some as 16 Shop N Save stores will be closing and—for now—will not be replaced. The lack of a local grocer will force residents in some communities to travel miles

  • Deadly 'Pink Heroin' Identified In St. Louis County Overdose
    Creve Coeur, MO Patch

    Deadly 'Pink Heroin' Identified In St. Louis County Overdose

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO — Police say a deadly new form of heroin blamed for dozens of overdoses around the country has made its way to St. Louis. KMOV reports so-called "pink" heroin — also called "pink elephant — killed a person in St. Louis County last week. The drug takes it pink color, and its name, from the fact that it is laced with the opioid fentanyl, making it about eight times more potent than regular heroin. (For more stories like this, subscribe to Patch for daily newsletters and breaking news alerts. You can also download the free Patch app for iPhone and Android.) More than 72,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017, according to a preliminary estimate from the Centers for

  • Bikers seen speeding around Arch grounds during 'Ride of the Century'
    FOX 2 News St. Louis

    Bikers seen speeding around Arch grounds during 'Ride of the Century'

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Hundreds of motorcycles flooded the streets of St. Louis over the weekend for the annual Ride of the Century. The groups' antics, particularly beneath one of the city's most prized attractions, have many residents and visitors frustrated over what they are calling blatant disrespect. Riders from all over the country showed up for the event. Fox 2/KPLR 11 received numerous complaints and there are countless posts on social media claiming riders harassed people near Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village, popped wheelies on the highway, and performed other dangerous maneuvers in traffic. Several people reported damage to their vehicles caused by careless motorcyclists. A video of motorcycles