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2001 Stories by Laura Higgins

Archives: 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Unsettled

    published July 4, 2001

    On a Friday afternoon in March, Rochelle Johnson waited in a courtroom for a jury to reach its verdict. For most of the week, she had avoided... More >>

  • Body Solutions

    published June 13, 2001

    Linda Sue Sherman disappeared one night in 1985, and, for years afterward, there were no clues as to how she had vanished -- only her Volkswagen,... More >>

  • Taking the Plunge

    published June 6, 2001

    On a summer day in 1994, longtime Florissant Mayor James Eagan was touring the Blanchette municipal water facility in St. Charles. This wasn't... More >>

  • Caught in the Middle

    published May 30, 2001

    At Normandy Middle School one Friday earlier this month, more than 120 seventh- and eighth-grade students refused to go to class during third... More >>

  • Bully on the Block

    published May 2, 2001

    When Stray Rescue of St. Louis decided to apply for a grant that could bring up to $4 million to St. Louis to increase pet adoptions and stem the... More >>

  • What About the Children?

    published May 2, 2001

    After nearly a year of legal wrangling in federal court, the Normandy School District has agreed to pay $70,000 to a former instructor at Normandy... More >>

  • Bringing Home The Bacon

    published March 21, 2001

    The shuttle buses were working overtime in Earth City on a rainy night last month, ferrying passengers to an invitation-only party at the Rams... More >>

  • The Champ

    published February 14, 2001

    The village of Champ sits on a plot of land overlooking the busy interchange where Interstates 70 and 270 meet in a tangled web of concrete. It... More >>

  • Now You See It, Now You Don't

    published January 24, 2001

    City plumbing inspector Larry Wolff was accused of killing his estranged wife, thanks in large part to an eyewitness account by neighbor Laurie... More >>

  • See No Evil

    published January 10, 2001

    In a quiet South St. Louis neighborhood near Lindenwood Park, Denise Wolff rounded a corner and headed toward her tidy two-bedroom home on... More >>

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