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Friday, March 17, 2017

Cardinals to Broadcast 8 Games in Spanish in 2017 After Successful Test Run

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 6:36 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are going to be the Cardenales a little more often this season. After a test run last year, the team has announced that eight of its games in 2017 will be broadcast in Spanish. And just like last time, veteran play-by-play man Polo Ascencio will...

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Missouri Rep Thinks Paid Parental Leave for State Workers Is the Road to Marxism

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 6:30 AM

State representative Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) loves babies. But he doesn't think state workers should get so much as a day of maternity leave to care for them. After newly elected Governor Eric Greitens' widely praised executive order last week giving primary caregivers in Missouri's executive branch six weeks of...

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pre-Fab Home's Arrival in Tower Grove East Has Neighbors Fretting

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 10:20 AM

It was a rude awakening for a pair of neighborhoods that pride themselves on both their striking architecture and their community involvement: Many residents first learned that pre-fabricated houses were on the way to Tower Grove East and Tower Grove South when one showed up on a tractor-trailer. The ready-for-installation...

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Darren Wilson Didn't Change His Story About Mike Brown Reaching for His Gun

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Despite some recent reports to the contrary, the man who killed Michael Brown has not changed his story about what happened during the fatal altercation on August 9, 2014. And despite some bombastic headlines, not all that much has changed about what we think we know about Brown's death, either....

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St. Louis-Based Rx Outreach Offers Cheaper Meds — By Mail

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 6:00 AM

These days, the idea of getting medicine for cheap sounds too good to be true. But a St. Louis-based non-profit, Rx Outreach, is making affordable prescription medication a reality. The mail-order pharmacy serves patients across the country by providing low-cost drugs for chronic illnesses to those for whom paying...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

JCC Bomb Hoaxer Juan Thompson Indicted, Headed to NYC

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 2:56 PM

Disgraced journalist Juan Thompson will be taken to New York City in the custody of U.S. Marshals to face federal cyber-stalking charges connected to a string of bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers. Thompson had been held in St. Louis since his arrest on March 3. Federal authorities...

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St. Louis Pastor Mark Q. Stafford Busted for $1 Million Scam

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 1:29 PM

The pastor of a north St. Louis church who was recently the subject of an alert from the Better Business Bureau has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return and mail fraud in federal court — as part of a criminal probe into a scheme that took more...

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Feds Let Tanning Mogul Todd Beckman Get Drunk After Kidnapping Arrest, Lawyer Alleges

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 8:55 AM

The St. Louis founder of a chain of tanning salons was in custody on kidnapping charges, showing members of a federal task force around his office before they took him to jail, when he paused to pour himself a glass of vodka and slug it down. It was a...

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Lewis Claybon, Bright Spot of the South St. Louis Commute, Gets a New Smile

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 6:55 AM

If you ever needed proof karma is real, check out Lewis Claybon's new smile. The daycare cook who spends hours every weekday morning and afternoon watching over little kids and waving to south St. Louis commuters has a new set of teeth thanks to a Bridgeton dentist who heard...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Downtown St. Louis Inc. Adding Cops, Eliminating 'Downtown Guide' Program

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 4:40 PM

With concerns about crime escalating, Downtown St. Louis Inc. has announced it will shift funds from its "Downtown Guide" program to uniformed police officers and security guards, effectively immediately. The funding changes will kill the Downtown Guide program, which has provided escorts and assistance downtown for two decades, the organization...

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