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Morning News Round-up
6:47 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, December 23, 2011

Ameren faces a complaint from the Missouri Public Service Commission after failing to report a June fire at its Taum Sauk power station (pictured here) soon enough.
(via Wikimedia Commons/kbh3rd)

New trouble for Ameren at Taum Sauk power plant

A recent memo to the Missouri Public Service Commission shows major problems for Ameren at its Taum Sauk power station.

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Mike Matheny / St. Louis Cardinals
2:32 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

New Cardinals manager Matheny still dealing with financial setback

New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks to reporters after it was announced Matheny would become the 49th manager in team history at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Nov.14, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Mike Matheny is taking on one of baseball's most high-profile jobs even as he continues to recover from a big financial setback.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Matheny and his wife may still be responsible for more than $4 million from a business deal gone bad. The St. Louis Cardinals say they were aware of the situation when they named Matheny manager last week.

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Mike Matheny / St. Louis Cardinals
11:58 am
Mon November 14, 2011

It's official: Cardinals choose Matheny as La Russa's successor

New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (C) holds his jersey with general manager John Mozeliak as team owner Bill Dewitt Jr. (L) looks on at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Nov. 14, 2011. Matheny becomes the team's 49th manager.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

As expected, the St. Louis Cardinals have introduced Mike Matheny as their new manager.

Matheny will replace Tony La Russa, who retired after the Cardinals won the World Series last month. Even though Matheny has no managing experience, general manager John Mozeliak said the four-time Gold Glove catcher stood out from a group of candidates that began with about 35 names.

St. Louis Cardinals
5:58 pm
Sun November 13, 2011

Matheny to replace La Russa as Cardinals manager

Mike Matheny, who is to replace Tony La Russa as Cardinals manager. La Russa retired after leading the Cardinals to win the 2011 World Series.
(Sean Collins)

The St. Louis Cardinals say they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday.

Matheny, a former St. Louis catcher will replace the retired Tony La Russa.

La Russa stepped down after leading the team to the World Series title.

The 40-year-old Matheny was a minor league instructor with the Cardinals and has no managing experience. He played for St. Louis from 2000-04 and won three Gold Gloves. He won another with San Francisco.

Morning News Round-up
9:48 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., between St. Louis and Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will propose turning the stretch between St. Louis and Kansas City into a toll road.
(via Flickr/KOMUnews)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Interstate 70 between St. Louis, Kansas City could be come toll road

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Bob Forsch / St. Louis Cardinals
11:49 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Bob Forsch, former Cardinals pitcher, dies at 61

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Forsch, shown in this October 28, 2011 file photo, is dead at age 61on Nov. 3, 2011. Forsch threw out the first pitch before Game 7 of the World Series just one week ago.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Will be updated.

We've received news this morning that former Cardinals pitcher Bob Forsch has died. He was 61.

According to the Cardinals' official website, Forsch was the third-winningest pitcher in Cardinals history, and threw two no-hitters.

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Yadier Molina / St. Louis Cardinals
9:59 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Cardinals' Molina wins fourth straight Gold Glove

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina signs an autograph for Joplin High School baseball player Tyler Russell before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 18, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's 2011 season won't only end with a team-earned World Series win, but also a personal accomplishment. Molina has garnered his fourth Rawlings Gold Glove award.

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Game 6 postponed
2:34 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Game six of the World Series postponed because of inclement weather

A tarp covers the Busch Stadium infield after it was announced that Game 6 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed due to possibilities of heavy rain in St. Louis on Oct. 26, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A rainy weather forecast means another day off for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers.

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2011 World Series
12:46 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

Roberto Clemente Award to be announced tonight at Busch

A statue of Roberto Clemente at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
(via Flickr/Eric Beato)

Major League Baseball has dedicated game two of the World Series at Busch Stadium to community service. And tonight, the 2011 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award will also be presented.

The award is named for the12-time All-Star and Baseball Hall of Famer and recognizes the active MLB player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field.

St. Louis Cardinals legend and Hall of Famer Lou Brock received the award in 1975. Today he spoke with 68 middle school-age boys at Loyola Academy about Clemente’s legacy.

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2011 World Series
9:11 am
Wed October 19, 2011

2011 World Series: A few things to know as Cards, Rangers get set

"I don't know how to pick this one," NPR's Tom Goldman conceded on Morning Edition today, says NPR's "The Two-Way." Check out this quick round-up, from a national perspective, regarding the biggest bout in baseball that starts tonight here in St. Louis.