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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Creator of Bullet-Proof Groin Protector Unveils Latest Invention: Boot Armor

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:07 AM

The local entrepreneur who invented Nutshellz, a Kevlar athletic cup that can protect your manbag from gunshots, is now deploying his armor-making techniques for a different set of vulnerable extremities: toes. More precisely, Jeremiah Raber is targeting the toes of your steel-toed work boots. Normal wear-and-tear can crack the...

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An Unedited Letter to the Editor from Mayoral Candidate Bill Haas

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Editor's note: Bill Haas, one of the candidates running for mayor whom we chose not to profile in our January 18 cover package, sent us a "letter for publication" taking umbrage at our mean-spirited reference to his candidacy. We decided to run his unedited letter in its entirety, just...

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Stranded Far From Washington, D.C., These St. Louis Women Marched in Rural Maryland

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 1:10 PM

On Saturday, while tens of thousands of women marched through Washington, D.C., St. Louis and a host of other cities around the world, a group of 51 women and three men marched through a town called Accident, Maryland. They wore the now familiar pink "pussy hats" and carried the...

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Wash. U. Fired Whistleblower for Questioning Fraud on Federal Contract, Lawsuit Alleges

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 7:49 AM

Washington University receives hundreds of millions of dollars each year in federal grants and contracts, but St. Louis' flagship research institution is now facing a lawsuit alleging that its officials may have defrauded the federal government — and then fired the whistleblower who brought the scheme to a superior's attention. Science...

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St. Louis Area Median Home Price Rose 4 Percent in 2016

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 6:08 AM

You might have laughed skeptically when experts predicted that St. Louis would be one of the nation's hottest real estate markets in 2016, but now the joke's on you: Smarter people did their laughing all the way to the bank. The area's median home price rose four percent in 2016,...

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Toni Stevenson Killing Has Police Pleading 'We Don't Need Retaliation'

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 2:48 PM

St. Louis police are pleading for information as they try to solve the murder of a fifteen-year-old girl — and head off another potential round of violence. "We don't need another loss of life," police Captain Mary Warnecke said at a news conference today. "We don't need retaliation. We...

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Berkeley Teen Lured Victim to Stolen Car, Then Killed Him, Police Say

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:49 AM

A seventeen-year-old has been charged with murder in what authorities say was a case of deadly revenge. Eric Porter of Berkeley was among several suspects who lured seventeen-year-old Antoine Quinn into a stolen car last summer, shot him multiple times and then left his body, according to court documents....

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Fox Park Will Be the St. Louis Area's Hottest Neighborhood in 2017, Redfin Says

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 7:01 AM

Shaw? So 2015. The Grove? Who can afford it? In 2017, says Redfin, the hottest neighborhood in the St. Louis metropolitan area will be Fox Park. The south city neighborhood, tucked between Tower Grove East and McKinley Heights, just north of Benton Park, is poised to generate major real estate...

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Sick of Crime, Shaw Is Buying Its Own Security Cameras

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:40 AM

A quartet of new security cameras will soon watch over the Shaw neighborhood in south city. Following a spike in violent crime in 2016, residents got to work raising money. They collected $10,000 in about a month, and a neighborhood organization kicked in another $11,000, enough to fund cameras...

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Chesterfield Mall Boots Dog Adoption Center Set to Open This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 5:42 PM

Sixty-five shelter dogs were slated to travel from rural Missouri to Chesterfield Mall this weekend, hoping to find their forever home at a new adoption center. But now Chesterfield Mall has kicked the pet center out, even before the non-profit planning to open it could take possession — and mall...

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