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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tishaura Jones Launches GoFundMe to Remove Confederate Memorial from Forest Park

Posted By on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Newly minted Mayor Lyda Krewson has made one thing crystal clear this week: She wants to see the controversial Confederate memorial removed from Forest Park. “The mayor wants it down,” Koran Addo, spokesman for Mayor Lyda Krewson, told the Post-Dispatch in an article published Wednesday morning. “She understands it’s an...

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15 Members of 'Cochran Crips' Busted; Gang Sold Crack, Terrorized Carr Square

Posted By on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 1:59 PM

Fifteen members of a violent gang are facing federal drug charges, authorities say. The Cochran Crips warred with rivals and sold crack north of downtown in the Carr Square and Columbus Square neighborhoods, officials from the FBI and DEA said today at a news conference. Twelve St. Louis men...

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Attorney General Asks Judge to Revoke Sheriff Cory Hutcheson's Bond

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 7:32 PM

A rural Missouri sheriff who had to turn in his gun after an inmate's death is a "danger to the community" and should be in jail, Missouri Attorney Josh Hawley says. Today, Hawley asked a judge to revoke the $75,000 worth of bonds Hutcheson posted following his April 5...

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Edward Crawford, Protester Made Famous in Ferguson Photo, Gets Hero's Send-Off

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 11:07 AM

The first time Robert Cohen saw Edward "Skeeda" Crawford, it was through the viewfinder of a camera. It was just after midnight on August 13, 2014, four days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Protesters and police had already faced each other several times across picket lines, but...

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Missouri DUI Checkpoint Funding Gets Slashed to $1

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 6:49 AM

Sobriety checkpoints are going the way of the floating McDonald's in St. Louis. A bill approved by the Missouri legislature earlier this month strips funding for such checkpoints from $20 million annually to $1 in the coming year. Unless Governor Eric Greitens vetoes H.B. 4, police departments will no longer...

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Kingshighway Workers Pave Around Single Parked Car, Because St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:07 AM

On Saturday, to the joy of St. Louis commuters, the Kingshighway bridge rumbled with the sounds of regular street traffic for the first time in 22 months. As we noted last week, the bridge's reopening required a buzzer-beating effort by city workers, who apparently were still laying down asphalt...

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Is a Wash U Grad

Posted By on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Long before he was slicing through White House spin on an investigation into Russian interference, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was a law student in St. Louis at Washington University. McCabe, who stepped in after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey this week, graduated from the school of...

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'Radical Leftists' Are Hosting 'Bogus Townhall' Meetings in St. Louis, Says Ann Wagner

Posted By on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 6:47 AM

Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-St. Louis County) may be contemplating a run for U.S. Senate, but the tone coming out of her office lately is more along the lines of Fox News pundit than senior stateswoman. And no, we're not just talking about her Braveheart-inspired shriek of "freedom," cackled while gutting...

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#BlackMamasBailoutSTL Aims to Free Jailed St. Louis Moms for Mother's Day

Posted By on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Most years, Mother's Day arrives with plans for brunch and last-minute orders on flowers. But in 2017, social justice organizations across the country — including those inspired by the Ferguson protests and the Black Lives Matter movement — are seeking to accomplish something much more meaningful than anything you'd...

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tory Sanders Was Tasered at Least Three Times Before Fatal Collapse, AG Says

Posted By on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 7:48 PM

A mentally ill man who died after a clash with staff at a Missouri jail had been shocked with a Taser at least three times and pepper sprayed when he refused to leave his cell, state Attorney General Josh Hawley says. Tory Sanders, 28, of Nashville collapsed on Friday...

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