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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Chesterfield Mall Boots Dog Adoption Center Set to Open This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 5:42 PM

Sixty-five shelter dogs were slated to travel from rural Missouri to Chesterfield Mall this weekend, hoping to find their forever home at a new adoption center. But now Chesterfield Mall has kicked the pet center out, even before the non-profit planning to open it could take possession — and mall...

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Backers of MLS Stadium in St. Louis Claim 'Path Forward' to Public Funding

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 8:22 AM

It was little more than a week ago when reporters were all but writing obituaries for a proposal to build a $200 million pro-soccer stadium in downtown St. Louis. The state funding backers had counted on ($40 million in tax credits) was dead at the hand of Governor Eric Greitens,...

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Girl Scouts March In Trump Parade Has Some St. Louis Parents Concerned

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 6:55 AM

When Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States this Friday, approximately 8,000 people will celebrate his new position by marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. But should the Girl Scouts be among them? That question — like many surrounding Trump's presidency — is dividing the...

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Mike Huckabee Robocall Could Yield Huge Payoff for St. Louis Attorneys

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 6:53 AM

In September 2012, as many as four million landlines across the U.S. got a call from Mike Huckabee — well, at least the voice of Mike Huckabee. The call purported to be a survey asking whether those who answered believed in certain things (freedom, liberty, etc.). But really, a...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Missouri Man Gets 3-Year Prison Sentence for Pointing Laser at Police Chopper

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:39 PM

A 24-year-old in Kansas City has been sentenced to three years in a federal prison — simply for pointing a laser at a police helicopter. Jordan Rogers was on his porch one day in 2013 when he heard a helicopter hovering and "thought it would be fun to try to...

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This is How Much it Costs to Smoke in Missouri Over a Lifetime

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:15 PM

People are often bombarded with messages about why smoking is harmful, to your budget as well as your health. Yesterday, financial website WalletHub dug deep to find out just how much the habit costs in every state — both over the course of a year and a lifetime. Now,...

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Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of St. Louis Jewish Community Center

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:52 PM

A threatening phone call claiming a bomb had been set within the Creve Coeur campus of the St. Louis Jewish Community Center, or JCC, triggered an evacuation of the facility this morning. The JCC location in Chesterfield was evacuated as well. The call came in around 10 a.m., says St....

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St. Louis Police Dispatcher Whose Error Led to Double Murder Didn't Know 'Replay' Function

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 7:00 AM

In July 2014, Tony Jordan Jr. was murdered in the courtyard of his own apartment complex in the city's West End neighborhood. The man who shot him had broken into a friend's apartment within the complex just 40 minutes before, and the friend had called 911. But the police...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Daycare Owner Jailed on Fed Tax Evasion Charges

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 3:41 PM

The owner of a daycare center that catered to low-income kids concealed revenues that topped $2 million while dodging tax bills, authorities say. Gwendolyn Hampton, 37, paid no federal taxes for five years on her business, Hampton Academy, resulting in five counts of tax evasion, according the U.S. Attorney's...

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Tishaura Jones Hits Back on Media Coverage: 'There Are 11 Other Candidates'

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Frustrated by media coverage that's focused on everything from a 20-year-old bankruptcy to the trips she took as a city official, St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones pushed back this morning at a press conference, saying she's become a clear target for other mayoral candidates and people who fear the...

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