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Monday, April 24, 2017

Drive-By Shooter Fires Into House, Killing Sleeping Woman, Police Say

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM

A 51-year-old woman was killed in the middle of the night when a drive-by shooter sprayed bullets through her bedroom window, police say. Evelyn Gates was asleep about 2:30 a.m. today when the shooting began in the 400 block of Kirkwall Drive, north of the Riverview neighborhood in north...

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St. Louis Real Estate Is Smoking Hot Right Now

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:27 AM

The St. Louis real estate market is so hot right now, buyers are likely starting to feel distinctly outmatched. But sellers? They're sitting pretty — as homes fly off the listings at ever-higher prices. The median sales price for the area was up seven percent in March from that same...

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shooter Targets, Kills Two Laclede Gas Workers in Random Mid-Day Attack

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 2:11 PM

At approximately 11:16 a.m. this morning, a gunman open fired on a pair of Laclede Gas employees in what police are describing as a random act of violence. The shooter then turned the gun on himself. The shooting occurred in north St. Louis' Hamilton Heights neighborhood, in the 5900...

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Physics Professor and 'Proud Homophobe' Gets Owned by Wash. U Freshman

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 1:13 PM

In his role as physics professor at Washington University, Dr. Jonathan Katz labors to explain universe through the study of its parts in motion. But when he's not in the classroom or in the laboratory, Katz's life is governed by far more worldly (and unscientific) beliefs. Those beliefs include...

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'Locker Room Talk' Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 25 Years

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:43 AM

An Ohio sex trafficker who set up shop in a St. Charles hotel has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Kyle "Dad" Parks, 54, had tried to wriggle out of the charges by claiming incriminating recordings of him discussing his twisted business were just "locker room talk." (Sound familiar?)...

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Here's What You Can Do to Legalize Marijuana in Missouri

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 9:57 AM

Bummed that 4/20 has arrived once again and marijuana still remains contraband in Missouri? You could get mad about last year's aborted attempt to get medical marijuana on the statewide ballot. Or you could take these simple steps to make sure your pot dreams don't go up in smoke...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson Is Out, Mayor Lyda Krewson Announces

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 2:18 PM

And just like that, St. Louis is searching for a new police chief. Less than 48 hours into her tenure, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced this afternoon that 47-year-old Chief Sam Dotson is retiring. "The chief and I had a chance to talk about the future of the department, and...

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More High-Profile Departures Hit Post-Dispatch

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 7:10 AM

Last month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch got a rare piece of good news — its series on the toxic stress facing children in Ferguson, "The Crisis Within," had won the coveted James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. But before reporter Nancy Cambria gets her award next week, she'll...

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Protected Bike Lanes, Removed for Snowplows, Still Await a Spring Awakening

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 6:30 AM

It's been months since the last real snowfall hit St. Louis, but a city traffic engineer says snowplows are to blame for the absence of protective bollards that had previously been installed on several bike lanes in the city. Erected in 2015 as part of a years-long effort to...

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