Morning headlines: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Cardinals win Game 3 of NLCS
Albert Pujols hit an RBI double during a four-run first inning and the St. Louis bullpen bailed out ChrisCarpenter as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 last night for a 2-1 edge in the NL championship series.
In a matchup of aces, neither Carpenter nor 17-game Yovani Gallardo made it past the fifth. The one-run lead Carpenter handed over was just enough, as four relievers combined for four perfect innings.
Kyle Lohse, pitching on 12 days' rest, starts Game 4 tonight for the wild-card Cardinals against Randy Wolf.
Former Brentwood City Administrator sentenced for embezzling city funds
The former administrator of a St. Louis County community has been sentenced to five years' probation forembezzling city funds and spending the money to gamble.
Christopher Seemayer, the longtime Brentwood city administrator, pleaded guilty in June to two felony counts of federal program theft. Seemayer admitted embezzling about $30,000 from Brentwood to gamble at the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Ill.
The U.S. Attorney's office says the 52-year-old Fenton resident will serve six months of home detention under the sentence imposed Wednesday in federal court. He was also ordered to pay more than $15,000 in restitution to the city of Brentwood. Prosecutors said Seemayer used the city credit card to get cash advances to finance his gambling from January 2010 through February of this year.
Mo. Conservation Dept.: fewer deer killed during urban hunting season
The season was started in 2003 to help control deer populations around St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and the Columbia and Jefferson City areas. Hunters only can kill antlerless deer. The Conservation Department says 570 deer were checked from Oct. 7 through Monday - slightly fewer than last year and roughly half the longer-term average. Conservation officials attribute the lower numbers to warm weather and less deer activity.