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Monday, August 22, 2016

St. Louis Smoking Ban Snares Just Two Bars (and They Say It's BS)

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 7:36 AM

The city inspectors got Bernie's Place in June. The bar, which stands out in bright blue and yellow among the drab brick warehouses and machine shops of the Near North Riverfront neighborhood, didn't have "No Smoking" signs posted, and an inspector spotted ashtrays, according to the city Health Department. ...

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New St. Louis Cab Co., A Super Taxi, Is Taking on Uber — and Old-School Rivals, Too

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 6:39 AM

Earlier this year, Mehari G. Tekle did something that no one in St. Louis has done for more than a decade: He opened a new taxi company. His brand-new operation, A Super Taxi, has an office in an old union hall on South Jefferson, 31 drivers and fully functional...

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Did Sheriff Mix Redaction with Forgery? Lawyer Accuses Drug Task Force of Foul Play

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Other than actual criminals, is anyone more irritating to Missouri law enforcement than Aaron Malin?  It's a fair question. Malin, a 23-year-old law student and former researcher for the group Show-Me Cannabis, has spent years harassing area drug task forces over alleged violations of the state's open records law. He's filed hundreds...

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Major Roofing Accident in U. City Leaves Veteran Badly Burned

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 6:57 AM

Saturday, August 6 was just like any other work day when Daniel "Danny" Madden and his son, Aaron, reported to work for a commercial roofing job in the 9700 block of University City. But what started as an ordinary job for the roofers turned into a nightmare that has left...

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Deadly St. Louis Drive-By Caught on Video

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 11:39 AM

St. Louis cops are hoping video of a deadly drive-by shooting will lead to a killer's arrest. The gunman in the August 4 murder of 20-year-old Dominick Reece in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood was caught on newly released surveillance video, authorities say.  The chilling footage shows the shooter perched on the...

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RFT Demands to See Business Journal Editor Vince Brennan's Shoes

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 11:28 AM

In recent days, the St. Louis Business Journal has seen significant backlash for its recent feature highlighting this year's 25 most influential business women. Accompanying the piece is a slideshow, for which these powerful and accomplished women were asked to — wait for it — pose with their favorite shoes....

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St. Louis Business Journal Defines Women By Their Shoes, Predictable Backlash Ensues

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 6:00 AM

In recent days, the St. Louis Business Journal has been getting more attention on social media than they've gotten in eons — and it's come, predictably, because the newspaper pissed off a whole lot of people. The venerable business weekly tucks a lot of good content behind its paywall,...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

White St. Louis Police Major Accuses Chief of Racism in Lawsuit

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 4:23 PM

A St. Louis police commander is suing Chief Sam Dotson, alleging he was passed over for a promotion because he's white. In the lawsuit filed today in federal court, Major Michael Caruso claims Dotson created a new lieutenant colonel position and promoted a black major, even though Caruso has more...

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Soulard Oktoberfest Is Dead; Long Live "Soulard's Octoberfest"

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 7:25 AM

Someone else is going to have to roll out the barrel this year. Fighting multiple lawsuits and years of financial trouble, the founder of the Soulard Oktoberfest has canceled this year's event, the Riverfront Times has learned. John McKinstry ran St. Louis' main German-themed keg party for a dozen...

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Cop Points Pistol, Taunts Columbia Teen in Newly Released Video

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 6:41 AM

Last year, two on-duty Columbia police officers engaged in a bizarre shit-talking match with a seventeen-year-old who happened to be filming them with a smartphone. Newly obtained body camera footage shows the exchange from the officers' perspectives — an incident that begins with Sergeant Roger Schlude whipping out his pistol. ...

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