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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Florissant Spent $9,700 on Phone Survey Propping Up Its Pit Bull Ban

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 7:11 AM

When people in Florissant started getting the phone calls asking about pit bulls in early September, they didn't know what to think. The callers said they were conducting a survey, but the questions seemed designed to sway opinion, not solicit it. They asked if the respondent thought pit bulls were...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

South City Couple Beaten by Dozen-Plus Attackers After Good Deed, Police Say

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 11:48 AM

A south St. Louis woman's good deed sparked a brutal beating that landed her and her boyfriend in the hospital, police say. The 34-year-old woman told authorities she was home about 6:10 p.m. on Sunday in the 3700 block Virginia Avenue when she saw a group of males harassing...

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Trump Won Last Night's Debate, Says Trump's Missouri Organization

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Within minutes of last night's presidential debate at Hofstra University, the consensus among the talking heads was clear: Donald Trump had lost. He started off strong but faded fast, and his contentious attitude did him no favors. Even (some) Fox News commentators were conceding it wasn't Trump's best night. But...

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Post-Dispatch Reverses Itself (Again?), Endorses Tobacco Tax

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 6:15 AM

When it comes to Amendment 3, the controversial "Raise Your Hands for Kids" tobacco tax on Missouri ballots this fall, the Post-Dispatch can do one better than John Kerry: They were for it before they were against it before they were for it again. The daily's editorial board endorsed...

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Monday, September 26, 2016

St. Louis' Plan to Hire More Minority Contractors Draws Heat

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 1:03 PM

St. Louis spends tens of millions of dollars each year on contracts with private businesses owned by white guys. City leaders are trying to open up some of that work, but it's harder — and more controversial — than they might have hoped. Minority contractors say the proposed solutions pit...

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Former Excise Commissioner Bob Kraiberg: 'I Want My Job Back'

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Nearly seven months ago, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay unceremoniously fired the city's excise commissioner, Bob Kraiberg, who for three decades had been charged with supervising the liquor licensing process at City Hall. Since that time, Kraiberg has been making his case to the city's Civil Service Commission, fighting to...

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These Are the Jobs That Earn Big Bucks in St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 6:11 AM

So you want that dream car. Or that lavish vacation. Or, heck, you just want to pay off that last bill so you can stop living off ramen (the college kid kind, not the trendy restaurant stuff). What high-earning jobs in St. Louis are likely to make your fantasies a...

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Ferguson-Florissant School Board Changes Weighed After Court Ruling

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 12:03 PM

After a federal court ruled that school board elections in the Ferguson-Florissant school district were racially biased, the people who brought the lawsuit against the district face a new challenge: deciding just how the system should change. At a town hall event last night at Ferguson’s Wellspring Church, they...

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Car Thief Sped Off with Baby on Board; Police Searching for Suspect

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:41 AM

St. Louis cops are searching for a man who stole a car on Thursday and sped off with a two-month-old boy inside. The baby was discovered safe a short time later in a bathroom at Sherman Park in north St. Louis. The car had been abandoned a block or two...

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Found in a Dumpster, the Psychic of Lafayette Square Returns for Strange Folk

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 8:39 AM

Whether by fate or cosmic happenstance, St. Louis artist Lew Blink discovered the spirit of Carrie Seib in a dumpster outside 2323 Lafayette Avenue.  It was October 2015, five months after Blink moved to the city's Lafayette Square neighborhood. Walking its streets, he couldn't help but notice 2323, a...

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