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Monday, February 20, 2017

Missouri 'Bathroom Bill' Will Get a Hearing Tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 6:46 AM

Remember that "bathroom bill" requiring people in North Carolina to use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate? There's a version proposed in Missouri — and it gets a hearing tomorrow in a state Senate committee. SB 98, introduced by Senator Ed Emery (R-Lamar), would require that...

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Former Clayton Resident Adam Hayat Arrested Near LAX After Police Find Pipe Bombs

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 9:56 AM

A former St. Louis County resident was taken into custody on Thursday near Los Angeles International Airport after police found bombs he had left in a Denver hotel room, according to media in Colorado. Adam Hayat, 35, of Clayton is a former Marine and an Iraq War vet who...

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Larry Rice Is Now Running for Mayor

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:48 AM

He's got name recognition, loyal followers and a plan for the city. The Rev. Larry Rice says he should be St. Louis' next mayor. The controversial founder of the New Life Evangelistic Center homeless shelter, which is currently facing a shut-down order from the city, has joined the crowded...

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Jeff Roorda and Police Union Hit With Lawsuit Over Shoving Incident

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 6:32 AM

Two years ago, an aldermanic committee hearing was flung into chaos when the spokesman for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, Jeff Roorda, collided with a woman in the audience, sparking a scuffle that was caught by TV news crews and immediately shared to viral-status by livestreamers. Afterwards, the woman,...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lyda Krewson Calls for Police Union's Roorda to Be Fired

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 8:50 PM

Alderwoman Lyda Krewson accepted the endorsement of the St. Louis Police Officers Association — but she is not accepting the latest set of controversial remarks from its spokesman, Jeff Roorda. In a statement this evening, Krewson strongly condemned Roorda's comments about her opponent, Tishaura Jones, and called for him...

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Armed Robber Shot by Victim's Neighbor, Police Say

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 3:26 PM

An armed robber in north St. Louis County was blindsided by a not-so-passive bystander, who pulled out a gun of his own and opened fire, authorities say. Tre'von Johnson, 24, was in the midst of a stickup at 1:40 a.m this morning when the victim's neighbor intervened, according to...

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Jones, French Blow Off Invite from St. Louis Sports Commission

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:23 AM

The St. Louis Sports Commission summoned the candidates for St. Louis mayor to its quarterly meeting yesterday, promising each candidate ten minutes "to interact individually" with some of the region's most powerful businessmen and CEOs — five minutes to talk, and five minutes to answer questions. "There will be no...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Teen Arrested in Murder of Grandfather Visiting Tower Grove South

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 6:20 PM

Police have arrested a sixteen-year-old in a murder that shook the Tower Grove South neighborhood. The teen, whose name wasn't released, and an accomplice tried to stick up 72-year-old Kenneth Spalter of Pound Ridge, New York on Friday night, police say. Spalter, who was reportedly visiting relatives near Juniata Street...

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Michael Green, 31, Charged With Beating Girlfriend's Children

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:01 AM

A St. Louis County man was charged with abuse after his girlfriend's young children arrived at their grandfather's house with welts, bruises and scars, authorities say. The kids, ages three and four, looked like they had been whipped with a belt or cord across the front of their torsos,...

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For Missouri NARAL, 'Sanctuary City' Success in St. Louis Follows New, Local Focus

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 6:37 AM

On Monday, Mayor Francis Slay signed into law a bill that would make St. Louis a "sanctuary city" for reproductive choices — in essence saying that a woman cannot be fired, demoted, denied housing or evicted because she either gets pregnant or terminates a pregnancy. The Archdiocese opposed the...

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