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MDC & Metro West Fire Protection bring Smokey Bear back to Rockwoods Reservation

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http://www.stl.news - WILDWOOD, MO/June 16, 2017 (STL.News) – A missing icon recognizable to generations of Americans has been restored to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood. Smokey Bear is back, thanks to a partnership between MDC and the Metro West Fire Protection District of St. Louis County. For years, passersby travelling on Route […]The post MDC & Metro West Fire Protection bring Smokey Bear back to Rockwoods Reservation appeared first on STL.News.

Amazon-Whole Foods deal hammers grocery stores; Dow ticks up

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK/June 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Amazon’s $13.4 billion deal for Whole Foods sent grocery stores, big retailers, and food makers and distributors plunging Friday. Energy companies rose while other stocks were little changed. It’s rare for a single deal to have a big effect on the broader stock market, but Amazon’s agreement to buy […]The post Amazon-Whole Foods deal hammers grocery stores; Dow ticks up appeared first on STL.News.

60,000 Older Missourians will Lose Their Prescription Drug Coverage

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http://www.stl.news - KANSAS CITY, MO/June 16, 2017 (STL.News) – Effective July 1, 60,000 older Missourians will lose their prescription drug coverage through the state provided plan, MO Rx.  This program pays 50 percent of out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for seniors who are on Medicare Part D.  This group of seniors earn up to about $20,000 a year […]The post 60,000 Older Missourians will Lose Their Prescription Drug Coverage appeared first on STL.News.

Government & Wells Drives to Reopen in Forest Park on June 16 After Six Months of Major Renovations

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http://www.stl.news - ST. LOUIS, June 15, 2017 (STL.NEWS) – After a six-month construction project to overhaul and improve Forest Park’s Government and Wells Drives, the roads are reopening to traffic in time for the Park’s busy summer season. This $6 million Park improvement project, which was managed by the City of St. Louis and funded by private […]The post Government & Wells Drives to Reopen in Forest Park on June 16 After Six Months of Major Renovations appeared first on STL.News.

St. Louis Public Radio to assume operations of KMST

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http://www.stl.news - St. Louis Public Radio to assume operations of KMST St. Louis, MO June15, 2017 (STL.NEWS) Expanding on the success of St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | WQUB 90.3, the University of Missouri–St. Louis will assume the operational and programming duties of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s public radio […]The post St. Louis Public Radio to assume operations of KMST appeared first on STL.News.

Mercy Patients Participating in Nationwide Cancer Study

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http://www.stl.news - Mercy Patients Participating in Nationwide Cancer Study Joplin, MO June 14, 2017 (STL.NEWS)  Could small amounts of genetic material in the bloodstream be used to detect cancer in its earliest stages? A study underway at Mercy Cancer Center in Joplin and 73 health centers across the U.S., including Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, is helping […]The post Mercy Patients Participating in Nationwide Cancer Study appeared first on STL.News.

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

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http://www.stl.news - SALT LAKE CITY (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s call to review 27 national monuments established by three former presidents put in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering sequoia trees, deep canyons and ocean habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam. Trump and other critics say presidents have […]The post Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias appeared first on STL.News.

California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

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http://www.stl.news - LOS ANGELES, CA/June 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million can claim the prize as early as Monday morning, lottery officials said. The ticket matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California, and whoever owns it will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, […]The post California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday appeared first on STL.News.

Cavs halt Warriors perfect postseason, party in Game 4

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http://www.stl.news - CLEVELAND (AP)(STL.News) — Golden State’s perfect postseason is over, the champagne corks still in their bottles. The Warriors had planned to party, to pay back Cleveland. Everything’s on hold in the NBA Finals. The comeback Cavaliers are at it again. LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and the Cavs, bothered by […]The post Cavs halt Warriors perfect postseason, party in Game 4 appeared first on STL.News.

Dow, Russell 2000 hit new highs; uneven finish for US stocks

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http://www.stl.news - June 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) New Highs – Wall Street turned in an uneven finish Friday as investors unloaded their technology company shares in favor of energy and financial stocks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite, which has outpaced gains by other U.S. stock indexes this year, fell the most. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed slightly […]The post Dow, Russell 2000 hit new highs; uneven finish for US stocks appeared first on STL.News.

Boeing, Huntington Ingalls Industries to Team on Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

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http://www.stl.news - Partnership meets emerging customer needs for undersea autonomy – Boeing & Huntington Ingalls Industries ARLINGTON, VA/June 8, 2017 (STL.News)– Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Huntington Ingalls Industries [NYSE: HII] are teaming on the design and production of Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) in support of the U.S. Navy’s Extra Large UUV program. “This partnership provides the Navy […]The post Boeing, Huntington Ingalls Industries to Team on Unmanned Undersea Vehicles appeared first on STL.News.

Comprehensive Solution to Reduce Opioid Abuse Introduced by Express Scripts

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http://www.stl.news - ST. LOUIS, MO/June 7, 2017 (STL.News) – Building upon its history of industry-leading bold actions, Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) today announced a new Advanced Opioid ManagementSM solution that will better address our nation’s opioid-addiction epidemic by working comprehensively with patients, prescribers and pharmacies to minimize early exposure while helping prevent progression to overuse and abuse. […]The post Comprehensive Solution to Reduce Opioid Abuse Introduced by Express Scripts appeared first on STL.News.

Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/June 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A day before a Senate panel hears former FBI Director James Comey’s first public account of his dramatic firing, lawmakers will question senior members of President Donald Trump’s national security team about surveillance law and are expected to ask whether the president has tried to influence ongoing investigations into Russia’s […]The post Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation appeared first on STL.News.

White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn’t helping

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/June 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — In its effort to regain control of its message, the White House has curtailed press briefings, redirected questions on the Russia investigation to an outside lawyer and planned a major infrastructure policy roll-out for this week. But as long as President Donald Trump has a smartphone, no White House strategy […]The post White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn’t helping appeared first on STL.News.