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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Older Man Beaten on Cherokee Street in Broad Daylight Yesterday

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 1:40 PM

A 64-year-old man was punched in the face in a strong-arm robbery yesterday around noon in the heart of Cherokee Street. According to a GoFundMe page put up by his neighbor, the man was taking a walk for exercise. He was in the alley near the intersection of Cherokee and...

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Dan Buck, Partner in $42 Million Chesterfield Complex, Blasted Islam as 'Frightening'

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:01 AM

One of the new partners in a $42 million sports complex being planned for the Chesterfield Valley, Dan Buck, runs a foundation to teach young baseball players teamwork and respect — a group that will be the beneficiary of the for-profit side of the development, and active on site....

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Wedding Photog Posed as Pornographer to Trick Women into Bed, Feds Say

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 6:09 AM

A 33-year-old Missouri man may have thought he'd found a foolproof way to convince women to have sex with him — by posing as a talent manager, photographer and videographer for various porn productions. And when the women complained that the checks he gave them had bounced, or that...

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Monday, October 24, 2016

St. Louis Police Officers Shot in 2016 Are Part of National Spike

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:36 AM

Late on the night of October 20, as a St. Louis County police cruiser carted a bloodied officer to the hospital, news of his shooting swept across the department.  Police Chief Jon Belmar visited the hospital that night, checking on his wounded officer and speaking to the other cops who'd...

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'Time Bank Youth Court' Could Divert Teens in Trouble Near Cherokee

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:00 AM

By next year, youth busted for municipal ordinance violations in two south city neighborhoods — Gravois Park and Benton Park West — may have the opportunity to face justice in something called a Time Bank Youth Court.  "Time Bank" is not the title of finance-themed science fiction epic. In...

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Friday, October 21, 2016

St. Louis County Police Officer Shot; Suspect Was Wanted in Previous Shooting

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Editor's note 6 p.m. - This story has been updated with new details from St. Louis County Police.  A St. Louis County police officer was shot late last night in north county, leading to a standoff with the suspect that lasted until early this morning, police say. The suspect has...

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St. Louis Leads the Nation in STD Transmission

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 6:50 AM

For those St. Louis residents who are tired of our city only snagging the number one spot when it comes to crime rates, there’s another area where we’re at the top of the list — sexually transmitted diseases. According to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control...

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Paralyzed Officer Mike Flamion to be Gifted New Smart Home

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 11:34 AM

A Ballwin police officer who faces "life-changing injuries" after he was ambushed while on duty will soon be given a new home. Officer Mike Flamion was paralyzed in July when he was shot in the neck by 31-year-old ex-con Antonio Taylor during a routine traffic stop, according to police. Now the Gary...

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The Taxi Commission’s Newest Member — a Young Woman (Gasp!) Who Rides Uber

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 6:51 AM

After thirteen years in operation, the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission (MTC) will finally get its first female member. That member is Catherine Gilbert, 25, who hopes that in addition to adding a female voice, she can help the MTC adjust to the Uber era. “I was asked to join the Metro...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ex-Pine Lawn Cop To Serve Just 46 Months After Sentence Is Amended

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 10:03 AM

A crooked Pine Lawn cop will have to spend less time in federal prison than originally thought, a judge says. U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. clarified on Tuesday that Steven Blakeney's time behind bars will be just 46 months, not 51. The former police lieutenant, who was convicted of...

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