Hillsdale house fire – cook at Candicci’s Restaurant suffers critical loss

Family Loses Everything in Hillsdale House Fire HILLSDALE, MO/January 5, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) The St. Louis County Bomb and Arson Squad are investigating a late night house fire in Hillsdale that injured three children. Firefighters were called to the blazing home in the 6500 block of Jesse Jackson Avenue, just off of Lucas and Hunt Wednesday … Continue reading Hillsdale house fire – cook at Candicci’s Restaurant suffers critical loss

US stocks mostly slip as banks fall and retailers plunge

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Stocks slipped Thursday as interest rates dropped and banks took sharp losses. Department stores tumbled as Macy’s and Kohl’s plunged following weak holiday-season reports that led the chains to cut their profit forecasts. After a solid but uninspiring report on private hiring in December, bond prices jumped and yields fell, which … Continue reading US stocks mostly slip as banks fall and retailers plunge

7th Annual Freeze-Que Set at Hwy 61 Roadhouse

BBQ Competition to Benefit Carney’s Kids ST LOUIS, MO/January 5, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – It might seem a little early in the year to get excited about barbecue season.  With frost on the grass and the Christmas lights still twinkling in some St. Louis homes, the best BBQ teams in town are getting their smokers ready … Continue reading 7th Annual Freeze-Que Set at Hwy 61 Roadhouse

Trump’s deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

FRESNO, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the number of workers he’ll need starting with the next harvest. Herman, who grows figs, persimmons and … Continue reading Trump’s deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

S. Korea to form brigade to remove North’s leadership in war

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)(STL.News) — South Korea will form a special military brigade this year tasked with removing North Korea’s leadership in the event of war as Seoul looks for options to counter its rival’s nuclear weapons and missiles, an official said Thursday. The brigade will aim to remove the North’s wartime command and paralyze … Continue reading S. Korea to form brigade to remove North’s leadership in war

Top US intelligence officials to testify on Russian hacking

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials face questions at a Senate hearing that will be dominated by the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the presidential election to help Donald Trump win. The Armed Services Committee’s cyber threats hearing on Thursday comes a day before the president-elect is to be briefed by the … Continue reading Top US intelligence officials to testify on Russian hacking

World stocks mixed as investors mull Fed minutes, PMI data

HONG KONG (AP)(STL.News) — World stock indexes were uneven Thursday as minutes from the latest Federal Reserve board meeting showed policymakers mulling a faster pace of tightening, while a round of rosy business surveys supported sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks were mixed in early trading. France’s CAC 40 slipped 0.1 percent to 4,892.56 and Germany’s … Continue reading World stocks mixed as investors mull Fed minutes, PMI data

Pressure on Minnesota athletic director after firing coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)(STL.News) — At the end of an hours-long meeting with Minnesota President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle, university Board of Regents Chairman Dean Johnson excused himself from the room for a drink of water and a head-clearing walk down the hall. Coyle was recommending to a group of board members and the … Continue reading Pressure on Minnesota athletic director after firing coach