Todd Eschman, News Democrat

Todd Eschman

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  • Idaho Statesman
  • Bradenton Herald
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Past articles by Todd:

Homeowner arrested in connection with teen’s ‘Russian Roulette’ death

Centralia police arrested the owner of a home where a teenager was shot in the head during a game of “Russian Roulette.” She faces felony charges of obstructing justice and destroying evidence. → Read More

Man killed on Interstate-55 entrance ramp when motorcycle leaves the road

Illinois State Police area investigating the death of a Missouri man, who’s Triumph Rocket III motorcycle left an entrance ramp to Interstate-55 in rural Montgomery County. With Wright City man was killed in the crash. → Read More

Plans for new XFL season will accelerate after final showcase in St. Louis

Plans are underway for the inaugural season of the XFL reboot. St. Louis, Mo. and seven other U.S. cities that have teams will host player tryout showcases and play will begin following Super Bowl 54. → Read More

Southern Illinois man killed while laying down in middle of the road

A Centralia man laid down in the middle of Old Illinois Highway 51 and was struck and killed by a Junction City, IL man driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. → Read More

Three killed, six injured in multi-vehicle crash in Southern Illinois

Three people were killed and six more injured when a tractor-trailer semi truck crashed into a line of cars stopped in construction traffice on Interstate-24 in Southern Illinois, near Metropolis. → Read More

Blues remove ‘interim’ tag from Berube’s title with new, three-year contract

The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues extended coach Craig Berube a three-year contract to remove the interim tag from his title. The 17-year NHL veteran was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award after 63 games. → Read More

There’s only one right way for Cardinals fans to welcome Albert Pujols back to Busch

Los Angeles Angels DH Albert Pujols will return to play the St. Louis Cardinals, his former MLB baseball team, and the best fans in baseball should give the future hall of fame player a standing ovation. → Read More

Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants

The Trump administration has replaced a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation’s electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution. → Read More

Cardinals game against the Mets started Thursday. Paul DeJong ended it Friday afternoon.

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Mets in a suspended, extra-inning Major League Baseball game at Citibank Park. St. Louis shortstop Paul DeJong delivered a game-winning RBI in the 10th. → Read More

Blues’ Stanley Cup parade set for downtown Saturday

With their defeat of the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the St. Louis Blues earned a parade through the streets of downtown on Saturday. With Lord Stanley’s trophy in tow, the NHL champs will be feted at noon. → Read More

Congratulations pour in for the Blues, but Jenna Fischer puts the icing on the cake

From NBA star Jayson Tatum, to Hollywood celebrities like John Hamm and Jenna Fischer, St. Louis is being roundly congratulated for its Blues and their Stanley Cup championship win over the Boston Bruins. → Read More

NHL Stanley Cup Final: St. Louis Blues defeat Boston Bruins

The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins played for the Stanley Cup in Game 7 of the NHL finals at TD Garden. The Western Conference Champion Blues won their first first NHL championship in franchise history. → Read More

Funnel cloud spotted in Millstadt

A tornado funnel cloud was spotted in Millstadt, Illinois in southern St. Clair County. → Read More

IHSA announces changes to state basketball tournament format

The IHSA Board of Directors announced a format change to the Illinois high school boys and girls state basketball finals weekend. State championships still will be decided in four classes, but all will play on the same weekend. → Read More

Cardinals sign first-round draft pick

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Zack Thompson, their first-round pick in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The University of Kentucky junior was second-team All-SEC. → Read More

Molina activated from injured list, Knizner optioned to Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals activated all-star catcher Yadier Molina from the MLB Injured List in time for Tuesday’s game with the Miami Marlins. Back up Andrew Knizner was sent to triple-A Memphis. → Read More

Big second inning by Marquette sinks Gibault’s championship hope

The Gibault Catholic High School Hawks of Waterloo, IL. took on Ottawa Marquette in the IHSA Class 1A Illinois State Baseball Championship game at Dozier Park in Peoria. → Read More

Gibault advances to state championship baseball game

The Gibault Catholic High School Hawks of Waterloo, IL will face Marquette High School of Ottawa in the IHSA Class 1A state baseball championship game at Dozier Park in Peoria Saturday. → Read More

Triad falls to Benet Academy, will play for third place in state

The Triad High School Knights of Troy, IL fell to Benet Academy in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 2A State Girls Soccer Tournament in Hoffman Estates. The Lady Knights will play Joliet Catholic for third place. → Read More

Cardinals promote Knizner from Memphis as Molina goes on 10-day Injured List

The St. Louis Cardinals put All-Star and Gold Glove winning catcher Yadier Molina on the 10-day MLB Injured list and promoted prospect Andrew Knizner, a Pacific Coast League All-Star, from Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. → Read More