A study led by a Washington University School of Medicine researcher says separate screenings for prostate cancer don't result in fewer deaths from the disease than regular check-ups. Dr. Gerald Andriole says men who are expected to live less than 10 years could stop having prostate cancer screenings.
St. Louis, MO – Governor Jay Nixon says he is confident that the Ballpark Village development will get built on the site of the old Busch Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday that they plan to use the 12-acre site as a softball field and parking lot during the 2009 All-Star Game. The original development plans had condos and office space on the lot by this July.
A National Science Foundation researcher successfully glued radio transmitters to two rare burying beetles for the first time Wednesday. That happened at the Saint Louis Zoo, which breeds the endangered beetles for release in Ohio, one of 35 states the beetles once populated.
Bob Merz directs the zoo's burying beetle conservation center. He says attaching the radio transmitters, which weigh less than one gram, is the first step to tracking the beetles electronically after their release.
St. Louis, MO – Living near a runway and a nuclear reactor wouldn't sound too appealing to most people. But those things are barely a second thought to sailors on the nation's aircraft carriers.
In March, KWMU's Matt Sepic flew out to the Harry S. Truman, which is sailing in the Atlantic, and spent a day talking with some Missouri sailors about life aboard one of the most sophisticated watercraft ever built.
St. Louis – The second of two men injured by a knife-wielding man they helped subdue after he allegedly gunned down a pastor in a Metro East church is out of the hospital.
39-year-old Terry Bullard was released over the weekend. He was treated for six days after being wounded March 8 by a man who police say entered First Baptist Church in Maryville, Illinois and shot pastor Fred Winters.
Scott Air Force Base, Ill. – In the coming months, the U.S. military will send 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. And after that, President Obama has planned a major drawdown in Iraq.
Anytime the U.S. military travels anywhere, to a war or natural disaster zone, or just back home, logistics experts play a key role. And the heart of the military's logistics system is at Scott Air Force Base just east of St. Louis.
Harrisonville, Mo. – A man from western Missouri has been arraigned on second-degree murder, child endangerment and other charges involving three children he allegedly fathered with his teenage daughter.
The 47-year-old man was ordered to remain in custody on a half million dollars bond. During his arraignment yesterday, the judge entered a not guilty plea on the man's behalf. A case review is set for April 20.