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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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St. Louis Cop Searched Woman's Vagina for Drugs in Public — and Found None, Suit Alleges

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 6:46 AM

A female officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department allegedly probed the inside of a black waitress' vagina while a male officer watched — leading to discipline for the female officer and, now, a lawsuit in federal court. The lawsuit, filed in November by attorney Jeremy Hollingshead, alleges...

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Eric Greitens Gets a Message From His Neighbors: 'This Neighborhood Trusts Women'

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Missouri's newly sworn-in governor, Eric Greitens, got a bit of a brushback pitch from his neighbors in the Central West End yesterday — with yard signs proclaiming, "This neighborhood trusts women." The signs came courtesy of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, which advocates for abortion rights. Inspired a similar stunt surrounding...

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Larry Rice Vows to Take Homeless Shelter Fight to Court — Again

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Rev. Larry Rice's homeless shelter isn't going down without a fight. Ordered last week by the city to shut down on April 1, the founder of New Life Evangelistic Center vowed nevertheless to stay open. "We're going to continue to pursue all angles, because all this is going to...

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Friday, January 13, 2017

'Locker Room Talk' Defense Fails for Sex Trafficker of Underage Girls

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:07 AM

A sex trafficker tried the Donald Trump defense after he was busted for pimping out young girls in St. Charles. Kyle Parks, 54, was confronted with a phone call tying him to the scheme, but he tried to convince a federal jury in St. Louis that it was just "locker...

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