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Friday, April 28, 2017

Documentary Show Me Democracy Tells Story of Ferguson Protests and Missouri Politics

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:01 AM

The latest documentary to trace the arc of the Ferguson protest movement will make its cable TV debut this weekend, and although the events of August 2014 have already been chronicled in numerous ways, Show Me Democracy avoids the lurid cable news coverage and granular details of Michael Brown's...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

St. Louis Blues Twitter Is Not Here for Your Racist Jokes

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:47 PM

In the midst of a playoff run to the Stanley Cup, the St. Louis Blues social media team is elevating the sportsmanship of its own fanbase through the time-honored traditional of a public Twitter smackdown. Last night, as the Nashville Predators’ otherworldly defenseman P.K. Subban was carving up the Blues on...

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Bicycle Ban Eyed for Delmar Loop Over Trolley Dangers

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 7:00 AM

University City is considering a plan that would ban bicycles from the Delmar Loop — saying that the dangers posed by the trolley are simply too great for cyclists. Sinan Alpasan, the director of public works and parks for the municipality, tells Riverfront Times that the matter was first raised...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bag That Held Baby's Remains Could Help Solve Mystery in St. Louis County

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 2:15 PM

The dirt-covered duffel bag that held a baby's skeleton could help St. Louis County police solve a mystery. Fishermen in a high-end subdivision in far north St. Louis County found the bag and its grisly contents on April 15. Ever since, police have been trying to figure out the...

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Lyft Is Now Operating in St. Louis and St. Charles

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 2:10 PM

Another mode of transportation is officially available to St. Louisans today. Lyft, a San Francisco-based company that offers ride sharing services via mobile app, is officially launching in St. Louis, St. Charles, Florissant, Chesterfield, Columbia and O'Fallon, Missouri today. Before now, Springfield was the only Missouri city in which Lyft...

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St. Louis Family Returning From Disney World Caught Up in Police Chase, Critically Injured

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:45 AM

A high-speed police pursuit of a carjacked SUV came to a catastrophic end Tuesday morning at Lambert airport, with the suspects smashing their vehicle into the Lee family, which had just returned from Disney World. “It’s really wrong that there was a police chase at the airport in the...

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Ferguson Court Audit Turns Up Illegal Fees, Missing Money in Moldy Files

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM

The Ferguson city court charged people $26,000 in illegal fees and is missing nearly $1,500 in cash, but it's nearly impossible to figure out everything that's gone wrong, because officials there do such a terrible job keeping records, a state audit released this morning reveals. In fact, state investigators...

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With Grand Opening, Re-Entry Program Concordance Doubles Down on Big Goals

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:32 AM

After more than a decade in prison for robbery, Aaron Adams spent about a week on the outside before he was locked up again. The 39-year-old says he quarreled with his probation officer and picked up another year. He says he didn't have a clear plan for life after prison...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wildwood Prowler Caught on Camera as He Spied on Woman

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 3:07 PM

St. Louis County police are searching for a creep who spent about an hour slinking around a Wildwood woman's home, eventually raising a ladder below her bathroom window while she was inside. The man was caught on surveillance video about between 9:20 and 10:20 p.m. on Monday as he...

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Missouri Dog Breeder Loses Defamation Suit Against Humane Society

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 2:05 PM

The owner of a dog breeding operation in Salem, Missouri, won't be allowed to pursue a defamation claim against the Humane Society of the United States, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled today. Mary Ann Smith's kennel was dubbed one of the "Dirty Dozen" and one of "the worst puppy mills...

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