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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

St. Louis-Based KASCO Settles Muslim Employee's Discrimination Suit

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 1:17 PM

A St. Louis company has agreed to pay $110,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Muslim employee who says she was mocked and eventually fired because of her religion. The worker, Latifa Sidiqi, was a buyer for KASCO, which makes blades for meat grinders, knives and other butcher supplies. The...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Struck From the Ballot, Kacey Cordes Asks Judge to Strike Lyda Krewson and Andrew Jones

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Hell hath no fury like a political candidate scorned. After a receiving a smackdown from a circuit court judge last week, persistent mayoral-hopeful Kacey Cordes has made it her mission to shame the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners and, in the process, overturn the results of March 7's...

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MetroLink Shooting Victim Mac Payne Dies

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 3:09 PM

A man shot Sunday night on a MetroLink train platform has died, authorities say. Mac Payne, 57, was struck in the head by an errant bullet just moments after he exited the train at the South 8th Street stop next to Busch Stadium, according to police. The shooter was...

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Bank of America Liquidated 97-Year-Old's Assets, Suit Alleges

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Decades ago, a Hungarian immigrant living in south St. Louis named Karlo Tanko opened savings accounts at a branch of Boatmen's Bank that would grow to $60,564. And in 1996, when Bank of American acquired that historic St. Louis-based bank, it acquired Tanko's accounts, too. But five years ago, when Tanko...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Busch Stadium MetroLink Shooting Victim Expected to Die; Person of Interest Sought

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 5:40 PM

An innocent bystander shot during a vicious MetroLink robbery is expected to die, authorities say. The 57-year-old was hit by an errant bullet shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday, moments after he exited the train at the Busch Stadium stop, police say. An armed thief had been trying to rob...

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Kinloch Mayor Darren Small, Wife Accused of Stealing Fire District Money

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:49 AM

The mayor of Kinloch and his wife are facing federal charges alleging they stole money from the volunteer fire department in the north county municipality — and used the money on booze, cigarettes, utility bills and a relative's funeral. Darren Small, 50, is Kinloch's mayor, and also chief of the Kinloch...

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Missouri Bill Would Allow You to Resell Concert Tickets Without All the BS

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 8:23 AM

Answering the prayers of concertgoers everywhere — especially those traumatized by Ticketmaster's paperless tickets — a bill now pending in the Missouri House would seek to ban non-transferable ticketing systems that prevent individuals from selling or gifting tickets that belong to them. Although Missouri essentially legalized ticket-scalping in 2007, ticket...

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Mount Pleasant Man Gets New Smile After Dognapping Attack

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 6:36 AM

For anyone who grew up hating the dentist, the way Mark Swain spent March 1 sounds like something out of a horror movie: He was in a dentist's chair for nearly eight hours, without full sedation. "I had open heart surgery six years ago, so they informed me they couldn't...

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Epic DUI Arrest Ends with Driver Telling Cop She Wants Him to Crash and Die

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:24 AM

A 22-year-old getting arrested for her fourth DUI isn't usually a matter of levity — unless, as is the case with St. Louis County resident Taryn Blackmer, the police report is written like a minimalist poem dedicated to all the things not to do during a DUI arrest. According to...

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Cardinals to Broadcast 8 Games in Spanish in 2017 After Successful Test Run

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 6:36 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are going to be the Cardenales a little more often this season. After a test run last year, the team has announced that eight of its games in 2017 will be broadcast in Spanish. And just like last time, veteran play-by-play man Polo Ascencio will...

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