Nearly 1,800 people have died from heroin overdoses in the St. Louis area since 2007. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch believes his department can do more to cut the numbers.
Fitch says when overdose calls come in, police arrive first on the scene about 30 percent of the time. That's why he's asking the county health department to write a prescription allowing officers to carry naloxone, also called Narcan. It's a fast-acting antidote for overdoses on opiates, like heroin and morphine. Police in some other U.S. cities are already using it to treat overdose victims before EMTs arrive.
Fitch told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that equipping each car with two-doses is affordable, costing the department about $1,500.
After waiting seven hours on the tarmac at Lambert Airport, the Cardinals are finally on the ground in Boston.
A mechanical problem had grounded the Delta Airlines charter flight that was supposed to take off Tuesday afternoon. Players, coaches and their families had to wait for a new one to be flown in from Atlanta.
While they waited, several players posted good-natured comments on social media. Matt Carpenter tweeted "On the bright side really getting to know my teammates children."
The Cardinals hadn't scheduled any workouts for Tuesday.
The team finally arrived in Boston about 10:00 p.m. St. Louis time.
They'll take on the Red Sox in a must-win World Series Game 6 Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. CDT.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59.4 seconds left to break a tie and Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
The Blues, who won their second in a row, have recorded points in five successive games. Winnipeg has lost five of six. The Jets finish a four-game road trip with a 1-2-1 mark.
The Jets beat St. Louis 4-3 in a seven-round shootout on Oct. 18 in Winnipeg. Halak improved to 7-1-1. He is 5-2 lifetime in seven starts against Winnipeg.
Brenden Morrow and Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who improved to 5-1-1 at home. Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler tallied for the Jets.
Steen scored his league-leading 11th goal off a pass from Jay Bouwmeester. Steen has goals in each of his last five games. Little tied the game 2-2 at 10:27 of the third period with a shorthanded goal. He tipped in a pass from Andrew Ladd, who finished with two assists.
Pietrangelo wristed a shot behind goalie Ondrej Pavelec at 4:16 of the final period to give the Blues a 2-1 cushion. It was Pietrangelo's second goal of the season and only his 31st in 234 games covering six seasons.
The Blues jumped in front 1-0 on Morrow's goal early in the first period off the rebound of a shot by Ryan Reaves.
Winnipeg tied the game on the goal by Wheeler at 11:20 of the first period. The Jets broke an 0-for-26 power-play drought with the two-man advantage. Wheeler converted on a rebound of a shot by Ladd for the Jets first power-play goal in nine games.
Notes: The Blues are 6-0-1 when scoring first. ... Winnipeg D Paul Postma will be sidelined up to two months with a blood clot in his leg. ... The Jets were playing in St. Louis for the first time since April 8, 1996 when the teams tied 2-2. ... Winnipeg LW Evander Kane played in his 275th. NHL game. ... The Jets have played 14 games in October, the busiest month in franchise history.
The St. Louis Catholic Archbishop is named in a new lawsuit, accusing him of helping to cover up the sexual abuse of a second-grade girl and teen boy by a priest.
The alleged abuse too place when Archbishop Robert Carlson was a church official in Minneapolis three decades ago. The lawsuit says Carlson was one of three officials who knew of the repeated abuses at the hand of Reverend Robert Thurner. Carlson and the other officials never reported the incidents to police. Lawyers for the alleged victim say they will demand that Carlson answer questions under oath in the case.
Neither Carlson nor the St. Louis Archdiocese have yet commented on the charges.