Knockout game http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Bill Takes Aim At 'Knockout' Game http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-bill-takes-aim-knockout-game <p class="p1">A state representative in the Metro East wants to stiffen the punishment for random assaults often referred to as the 'knockout' game.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The so-called 'game' involves punching an unsuspecting person in the head with the goal of rendering them unconscious.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 02:17:42 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32353 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Bill Takes Aim At 'Knockout' Game Morning headlines: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-november-23-2011 <p><strong>Girl returned to mom soon after abduction </strong></p><p>A St. Louis County woman is facing child kidnapping charges after allegedly abducting a 5-year-old girl.</p><p>Police say the abduction happened Monday afternoon when 25-year-old Ashley White of Pine Lawn took the child from a baby sitter&#39;s home in Jennings.</p><p>White is an acquaintance of the mother. The mother told police that White had asked for money prior to the abduction.</p><p>St. Louis County police quickly found White and the child at White&#39;s home. The child was unharmed.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:29:11 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2533 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Morning headlines: Friday, October 28, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-october-28-2011 <p><strong>Cards win Game 6 at Busch</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Cardinals twice were down to their final strike but rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 10-9 on an 11th inning homer by David Freese. That ended a four-hour, 33-minute classic Game 6 that began with a rash of errors but will be remembered as the game in which the Cardinals refused to go away.</p><p>As a result of Freese&#39;s heroics, the baseball season will go to a Game 7 tonight. It&#39;s the first time since 2002 that the World Series will go the distance, ending the longest gap in baseball history.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:33:21 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2360 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, October 28, 2011