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Cards trade Craig, Kelly for Lackey

stltoday.com — SAN DIEGO * Cardinals fans won't have Allen Craig to kick around anymore. The Cardinals traded their slumping right fielder and pitcher Joe Kelly to the Boston Red Sox for veteran starting pitcher John Lackey today, a source confirmed to the Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals also received minor-league lefthander Corey Littrell in the deal.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @Weatherbird: If I ever get traded, I wouldn't want to learn like this: MT @stltoday: Kelly found out about trade on Twitter. bit.ly/1pJmrTL

Jul 31, 2014

Whether or not Lackey works out, #Cardinals botched the clubhouse play. @dgoold on how Craig, Kelly found out: bit.ly/UOrHwW

Jul 31, 2014

Bad. RT @stltoday: Craig learned of Lackey deal from TV report, Kelly found out on Twitter. bit.ly/1rTUGy1 #stlcardinals

Jul 31, 2014

RT @dgoold: How Craig, Kelly learned of trade adds to sudden shock, stunned clubhouse. Comments, updates bit.ly/UOrHwW #cardinals #stlcards

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Bernie: Mozeliak sets off a loud wake-up call

stltoday.com — Actor Alec Baldwin, playing the tough-guy executive Blake and dressing down a lackadaisical sales staff in the film "Glengarry Glen Ross" Well now. The Cardinals sent slumping outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly to Boston for pitcher John Lackey and a pitching prospect.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @miklasz: Belatedly, because I've been writing all afternoon, my analysis of the big trade. Mozeliak's wakeup call : bit.ly/1rUcl8S

Slain Coleman's family's relative says he gave memorial donations to shelter but won't say which

stltoday.com — COLUMBIA, Ill. * Most of the more than $30,000 raised in remembrance of Sheri Coleman and her two sons, slain here in 2009, has been donated anonymously to a woman's shelter in Chicago, according to her brother, who had control over it.
Jul 31, 2014

Slain Coleman's family's relative says he gave memorial donations to shelter but won't say which one stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Jul 31, 2014

Murdered Coleman family's relative says he gave memorial donations to women's shelter, but won't say which stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Sunset Hills police ask county to take over case of mayor vs. bicyclist

stltoday.com — SUNSET HILLS * St. Louis County police will take over investigation of a traffic incident involving the mayor of Sunset Hills and a cyclist who says the mayor intentionally hit him. Sunset Hills police asked the county department to take over the case.
Jul 31, 2014

Cyclist alleges Missouri mayor yelled "get off my (expletive) roads," then intentionally hit him with car: stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Jul 31, 2014

Sunset Hills police ask county to take over case of mayor vs. bicyclist stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

St. Charles man who picked up explosive in yard on July 5 dies from his injuries

stltoday.com — ST. CHARLES * A St. Charles man who was seriously injured when he picked up a baseball-sized firework in his yard earlier this month has died, family members said. Michael Keen, 51, passed away Monday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Keen was apparently outside doing yard work the afternoon of July 5 in the 700 block of North Benton Avenue.
Jul 31, 2014

St. Charles man who picked up explosive in yard on July 5 dies from his injuries stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Mizzou lands pledge from Tennessee receiver

stltoday.com — COLUMBIA, Mo. * Since losing a wide receiver for the 2014 season on Tuesday, Missouri has added two receivers to its 2015 recruiting class. Emanuel Hall, a 6-3 wideout from Franklin, Tenn., verbally committed on Thursday, he announced on Twitter. Proud to announce that I have have decided to commit to The University Of Missouri!!!
Jul 31, 2014

Updated blog on Missouri WR commit Emanuel Hall w/ comments from Centennial HS coach on Hall & MU's Southern strategy stltoday.com/sports/college…

Stastny family produces historic trio

stltoday.com — Peter Stastny and his oldest son, Yan, were linemates Wednesday night and created their share of offense, but something was amiss at the Blues' alumni skate at the Hardee's IcePlex in Chesterfield. Namely, Peter's youngest son, Paul, who had the good excuse of being on his honeymoon. "Nice!"
Jul 31, 2014

ICYMI: Paul becomes the latest Stastny to pull the Blue Note over his chest. stltoday.com/sports/hockey/… #stlblues

Jul 31, 2014

RT @jprutherford: Paul Stastny says becoming a Blue is "another really cool chapter in our family's history." bit.ly/1nNawI8 via @STLtoday

Jul 31, 2014

Paul Stastny says becoming a Blue is "another really cool chapter in our family's history." bit.ly/1nNawI8 via @STLtoday

Standoff in St. Louis closes Watson Road

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS * A standoff with a man inside a home closed Watson Road Thursday afternoon. The man, believed to be armed, was inside a home in the 3100 block of Watson, police said. It was unclear if anyone was in the home with him. Watson was closed in both directions shortly after 4 p.m.

Bernie: Mozeliak sets off a loud wakeup call

stltoday.com — actor Alec Baldwin, playing the tough-guy executive Blake, dressing down a lackadaisical sales staff in the classic scene from the film "Glengarry Glen Ross," ... Well, now. The Cardinals sent slumping outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly to Boston for pitcher John Lackey and a pitching prospect.
Jul 31, 2014

Belatedly, because I've been writing all afternoon, my analysis of the big trade. Mozeliak's wakeup call : bit.ly/1rUcl8S

Editorial: Senate crafts a serious effort to address campus sex assaults

stltoday.com — It's probably too much to hope that the nation's college and university campuses can ever be completely free of sexual assault. But's not too much to think there will be added protection for women and more accountability, stiffer penalties and new standards for the institutions. Sen.
Jul 31, 2014

Editorial: Senate crafts a serious effort to address campus sex assaults: postdispat.ch/1pujJ7h cc: @clairecmc @marcorubio

Charter close to deal to carry SEC Network

stltoday.com — Charter Communications, the leading provider of paid television programming in the St. Louis market, is on the verge of a deal to add the SEC Network. That outlet, which will be run by ESPN, is set to sign on at mid-month and show Southeastern Conference games and other programming related to the league.
Jul 31, 2014

From @caesardan at STLtoday: St. Louis-based Charter on verge of SEC Network agreement stltoday.com/entertainment/…

Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin heading to St. Louis

stltoday.com — Gospel stars Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin are heading to St. Louis Sept. 20 for a concert taking place at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. The concert is part of the church's celebration of Pastor Michael Jones' 20th anniversary weekend, and is part of the singers' "Festival of Praise" tour.
Jul 31, 2014

Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin heading to St. Louis: bit.ly/1kpdlPS via @STLtoday

Twiztid concert at Pop's is off

stltoday.com — The Twiztid concert at Pop's scheduled for Nov. 2 is canceled. The show is off because of a scheduling conflict. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Get more information at popsrocks.com.

James Gunn's 'Guardians' is an instant classic

stltoday.com — If you're old enough to remember when sci-fi and comic books were fun, "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be your new favorite movie. If you're not, it will set a standard for everything you see. From Flash Gordon to Mad magazine, a bent wing of the starship American Enterprise steered pop culture in a loopy direction.