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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Not Even Dr. Phil Can Handle These Feuding St. Charles Neighbors

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 9:46 PM

Dr. Phil McGraw is probably America's most popular not-real-doctor (sorry, Dr. Nick), a distinction he's earned after more than a decade of unvarnished moralizing and "let's talk it out" cry-fests. But there was no tearful catharsis on today's episode, which focused on a St. Charles subdivision where a neighbor-on-neighbor feud...

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Sorry, Ex-Cons — You Do Not Have the Right to Bear Arms, Even in Missouri

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:33 PM

So get this: If you've been convicted of a felony, even the gun-lovin' state of Missouri can — and will — stop you from carrying a gun. Can you believe the audacity of this state? Stopping your Second Amendment right to bear arms? The Missouri Supreme Court handed down...

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Human Foosball Is Happening in South City — and It's a Smash Hit

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 6:30 AM

It’s a game you've probably played before—only in a way you’ve never imagined it could be played. Participants move side-to-side, hands tightly gripping the handles fixed on wooden rods. Only using their feet, they lunge for the ball, struggle with rival players and shoot for the opposing goal. It’s...

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After Six Months Away, Pastor at Center of Church Cover-up Scandal Returns

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Who does Steve Wingfield think he's fooling? The question seemed to twist through the pastor's sermon on Sunday, which he delivered before an audience of roughly 200 in the main chapel of First Christian Church of Florissant, or FCCF.  It was Wingfield's first trip to the pulpit of the evangelical...

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Alderwoman Megan Green Derided as "Skanky-Ass Bitch" — and Now Lewis Reed Is Under Fire

Posted By on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 12:36 PM

It was Bob Romanik, the so-called "Grim Reaper of St. Louis radio" who actually called Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green a "skanky bitch," an "alderbitch" and a "skanky-ass bitch" in his radio show on January 11. But it's the reaction of the president of the Board of Aldermen, Lewis Reed,...

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In Probate Court, a Wealthy St. Louis Family Becomes Bitterly Divided

Posted By on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Mary Lee and Robert Hermann Sr. are a lot like you and me — only they have a lot more money. Married since 1980, the couple's prenup shows that each brought wealth (and children) into what was for both a second marriage. He'd been married to a Busch and...

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5 Things to Know About Stan Kroenke's Maryland Heights Tax Grab

Posted By on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 6:00 AM

So Stan Kroenke is sniffing around Maryland Heights looking for tax breaks for a big new development — which means he's come a-beggin' to the very same region he publicly insulted as "lagging." Naturally, St. Louis residents are going a little bit nuts. How can we seriously be contemplating...

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Stan Kroenke Might Get Tax Incentives For Maryland Heights Development ... Because St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 10:18 AM

So let's get this straight. Last month, Stan Kroenke didn't just pull the Rams out of St. Louis for sunnier pastures in Los Angeles Inglewood. Last month, Kroenke took a dump all over the St. Louis region — claiming in his proposal to the NFL that he had to...

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pulling a U-Turn in St. Louis City? You Might Be Breaking the Law

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 8:32 AM

A couple months back, while driving north along Tucker Boulevard in downtown St. Louis, I pulled an illegal U-turn right in front of a cop. A very observant cop. Considering I was supposed to be interviewing said cop that very day, it was not my finest moment as either a driver...

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Big Changes for Gravois May Not Be Big Enough, Trailnet Says

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:15 AM

The plan to renovate Gravois Avenue calls for new pavement, safer intersections, a restriped road, and a lane decrease — and it’s that last part that’s brought some controversy. The lane diet would cut Gravois, which is as wide as six lanes in parts, down significantly. Surprisingly, however, it’s...

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