Latest Post-Dispatch Stories

2009-05-29 14:26:14

A donation to a thrift store in Jefferson County, Mo., resulted in the discovery of a methamphetamine lab, police say. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies said a large meth lab was discovered in Hillsboro, Mo., after a worker at a thrift store informed authorities a bag half-filled with a crystal-like substance was found in a donated item of clothing, the St.

2009-05-10 13:02:28

Those planning on visiting zoos such as the St. Louis Zoo need not worry about possibly catching the swine flu from the site's pig residents, zoo officials say. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums said in a statement that despite the presence of pigs at certain accredited U.S.

2009-04-25 10:35:45

Various props from actor George Clooney's newest movie, Up in the Air, will be sold at an upcoming event in St. Louis, event organizers say. The St.

2009-04-20 11:13:21

More than 130 colleges throughout the United States have imposed bans on campus smoking, but the bans can be less than well-received, officials say. Ty Patterson of Ozarks Technical College in Springfield, Mo., said while colleges may impose smoking bans, they should not expect students and staff alike to honor the new rules 100 percent of the time, the St.

2009-04-15 10:14:41

An unidentified individual is facing up to a year in prison for posting a photo of his ballot for mayor of O'Fallon, Mo., online, officials say. State and country officials said the punishment for willfully sharing a completed ballot represents a class-four election offense that also comes with a $2,500 fine, the St.

2009-04-05 12:31:26

Dozens of dogs, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes, eagerly searched for tasty treats at this weekend's Canine Easter Egg Hunt in Troy, Ill., a veterinarian said. Veterinarian Karen Selbert admitted while Saturday's dog-eat-dog egg hunt does raise some eyebrows among the general public, it was an entertaining activity for canines and their owners, the St.

2009-03-05 14:07:49

Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Torry Holt of the St. Louis Rams has asked for his release, the St.

2008-09-08 03:00:10

By Beggs, Bill Jr ONCE UPON A TIME, THE "NEWS" WAS ALREADY AS OLD AS YESTERDAY'S DOUGHNUTS. Used to be you or the faithful canine would run out to fetch at least one of two morning papers - the Globe-Democrat or the Post- Dispatch - to find out what had happened the day before.

2008-08-01 06:00:39

By Valerie Schremp Hahn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 1--THREE LITTLE LETTERS -- AYP -- can cause a lot of frustration for school districts, which are increasingly under pressure from the federal government to do better on state tests.

2008-07-29 12:00:33

By Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 29--Posters greeted him: "To a Real Hero.""Welcome Home Uncle Adam." Balloons floated in his garage. Gift baskets lined the living room shelves.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.