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Missouri woman sentenced to nine years in prison for methamphetamine dealing

United States District Court Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced a significant dealer of methamphetamine Thursday to nine years in prison. Anne R. Jekel, 42, of St. Louis County, was caught multiple times in possession of methamphetamine and guns. On Nov. 29, 2016, Maryland Heights police officers arrested her on outstanding warrants and found a pistol, 100.7 grams of methamphetamine, and $4,735 in cash.

Looking at a potential St. Louis Cardinals trade for Juan Soto

Executives around the league believe the Nationals will shop superstar Juan Soto this summer, let’s take a look at what the Cardinals could offer for him. There have been few players this in the last decade that have as much talent at the plate as Nationals outfielder Juan Soto. Since debuting at age 19 in 2018, Soto has emerged as one of the best players in baseball and arguably one of the most difficult left handed hitters to face since Barry Bonds. That makes the news that the Nationals could feel “compelled” and “motivated” to trade Soto that much crazier, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

Police pursuit on Route 161 turns into crash that sends four to the hospital

NEW BADEN, IL — A police pursuit Monday near New Baden resulted in the suspect vehicle crashing on Illinois Route 161 and its four occupants being taken to the hospital for treatment. According to Illinois State Police, a car driven by 25-year-old Dashawn Crenshaw of St. Louis was being pursued by a Clinton County Sheriff’s deputy when he ran over spike strips that had been deployed by a second deputy.

Could the St. Louis Cardinals pursue a reunion with Matt Carpenter?

Could the St. Louis Cardinals pursue a reunion with Matt Carpenter? It may seem unlikely, but it’s not as crazy as you might think. OK, let me get ahead of this. After how Matt Carpenter performed with the St. Louis Cardinals in recent seasons, a reunion would seem to make little sense. But his numbers in Triple-A this season – .275/.379/.613 in 21 games – perhaps reveal that he may have turned a corner.
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Bunker Hill couple suing over gurney fall

WOOD RIVER — A Bunker Hill man and his wife have filed suit against a nursing home and a hospital following his fall from a gurney. Ron Boden and his wife, Betty, allege the Alton Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service and Integrity Healthcare of Wood River are responsible for a June 24, 2020, fall as Ron Boden was being transferred from the nursing to an ambulance.

SI Swimsuit Models Throw First Pitch at Mets vs. Cardinals Game

Play ball! SI Swimsuit models traded swimwear for baseball jerseys two days after the release of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2022 covers. One of this year’s cover stars, Yumi Nu, along with fellow models Brooks Nader and Cindy Kimberly went out to the ball game on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, to watch the New York Mets play the St. Louis Cardinals.

Two indicted in claims of bid rigging at Aldi's

EAST ST. LOUIS – Two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges relating to the construction of Aldi grocery stores in Southern Illinois and Missouri. In the nine-count indictment, former Aldi Regional Director of Real Estate Louis Ross, 62, of Florissant, Missouri, and Donald Schniers, 71, of Breese, the owner of the C. Juengel Company, were both charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, four counts of mail fraud, and four counts of wire fraud.

Storm damages Belleville church, other damage in Metro East

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Pastor Rick Koonce of Faith Baptist in Belleville had just laid eyes on Main Street minutes before Thursday night’s storm swept through the Metro East. He got a call from his maintenance man saying the church’s roof was in the parking lot. The gable...

Cardinals News: St. Louis calling up Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore

In a shocking development, the St. Louis Cardinals are calling up top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore. The future has arrived. The St. Louis Cardinals are calling up top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Gorman will join the team on Friday while Liberatore will start Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Man shot, killed in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood

A man was shot and killed in the Shaw neighborhood in south St. Louis Friday evening. Man shot, killed in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood. Pellet gun, paintball shootings on rise in south …. St. Louis leader plans legislation to make intersections …. 22-year-old man charged with murder, assault for...