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Friday, October 2, 2015

Justice Department: St. Louis County Police Traffic Stops Show 'Significant Racial Disparities'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM

The St. Louis County Police Department stops and searches a troubling number of minority drivers compared to whites, according to the latest federal review of local law enforcement spawned by the Ferguson protests. The U.S. Department of Justice took a top-to-bottom look at the county cops at the request...

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Tattoo Artist Invents Prosthetic Nipple for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Five years ago, a small-town tattoo shop owner named Eric Catalano had an idea. He began offering customers free pink ribbon tattoos to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He and his staff ultimately inked more than 400 people, some who were cancer survivors themselves.  Then breast cancer survivors began contacting...

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Success! My Visit to IKEA Did Not Destroy My Relationship

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Eleven days before its grand opening, my girlfriend and I drove through the deserted IKEA parking lot. She pointed to the store's upper level as we rolled past the entrance. There, she said, tracing her finger across the face of the blue monolith: That’s where the showrooms are; there’s...

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St. Louis Has the Highest Murder Rate in the Nation

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 11:14 AM

St. Louis' homicide rate in 2014 was higher than any other big city in the U.S. That's according to newly released statistics from the FBI, which show St. Louis toppling the 2013 champion, Detroit, to become the murder capital of the country. The 159 murders recorded in St. Louis...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kilwa Jones, Ex-Con, Charged in Cardinals Fan Shooting

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:47 PM

An ex-con has been charged with first-degree assault and robbery in the brazen shooting of an Army veteran outside a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on Friday. Kilwa Jones, 31, was already in custody when St. Louis prosecutors revealed charges on Wednesday — as it turns out, county police...

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"Mentally Deficient" Teen Coerced Into Confession Gets $900K Settlement from St. Clair County

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 9:21 AM

Despite the low quality of the interrogation video, it's impossible to miss Trevon Yates' nervousness. The seventeen-year-old fidgets in his chair, alternating between inspecting his fingernails, placing his hands on the table and nodding his head. He seems to be staring at his hands when the door opens.  The...

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St. Louis County Could Force Eviction of Tenants With Misdemeanors Under New Plan (UPDATED)

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 8:13 AM

Update: St. Louis County Councilman Michael O'Mara — the sponsor of a controversial bill that would force landlords to evict tenants convicted of certain crimes in the past year —  is reportedly ill and could not attend Tuesday night's council meeting. During the meeting, Council Chair Pat Dolan promised that...

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Woman Who Flipped Off Mayor Targeted in Drug Raid, ACLU Alleges

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Hey, mayor. Sue you! A Southeastern Missouri woman is taking her one-fingered battle against a small-town mayor to court, alleging he and other city officials have made her life a living hell ever since she began flipping him the bird on a regular basis. In the federal complaint filed...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Christopher Sanna, Shot Outside of St. Louis Cardinals Game, Leaves ICU

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 12:21 PM

The Army veteran shot in the back after a Cardinals baseball game moved out of intensive care today, his mother said. Christopher Sanna will probably never walk again after the mugger's bullet shattered his spine, but doctors hope he'll regain some feeling lost in Friday's brutal attack, mother Candis...

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The Drunkest City in Missouri Is Branson? Really?

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 7:23 AM

In St. Louis, we have more bars per capita than any other city in the state — and considering we also have the second largest population, that's really saying something. We also have more liquor stores per capita than all but two other Missouri cities — which, again, is...

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