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Monday, October 12, 2015

Boone County GOP Activist's Praise of Sorority Butts Draws Ire

Posted By on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Praise for a Mizzou sorority's "very nice butts" has a local Republican bigwig in hot water, with a campus Democratic club calling for his ouster — and for his organization to be banned from future homecoming events. Frederick Berry, a previous candidate for the Missouri House and current chairman...

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Don't Look Away from Mentally Ill, Experts Say

Posted By on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 7:30 AM

You know your quick, avert-your-eyes strategy for dealing with mentally ill people on the street? Yeah, don’t do that. We spent a recent evening with a room full of people who work on a daily basis with people suffering from mental illness, and they suggested what we’re going to...

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Missing St. Louis Native Jack McAtee Found Dead in Colorado

Posted By on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 6:00 AM

A skull found near Frisco, Colorado, has been identified as the remains of Jack McAtee, a 27-year-old native of Webster Groves who went missing more than a year ago.  McAtee had been living in Colorado when, on September 18, 2014, his car plunged off a cliff. He survived, and...

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Missouri Medical Marijuana Backers File Petition to Allow Vote in 2016

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 6:00 AM

To their health. Medical marijuana boosters on Thursday launched a campaign to let pot-friendly doctors recommend a little natural relief for patients suffering from serious ailments, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. A registered nurse and decorated Vietnam War veteran filed petitions with the state to put the issue in...

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Slay, French Schedule Meeting for Friday, But For Reals This Time

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 6:30 AM

St. Louis' homicide crisis is complicated. Sure, parsing the data can sometimes reveal the reality behind the blood-soaked headlines, but as we explained in this week's cover story, even our best research is limited. The influences of poverty, policy and race combine with a host of other factors in ways that frustrate academics,...

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Blues Ticket Prices Among NHL's Most Affordable

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 6:00 AM

The St. Louis Blues open their season tonight at home with a 7 p.m. game against the Edmonton Oilers. And there's no reason you shouldn't be there to cheer them on. According to a study by the ticket marketplace Vivid Seats, Blues tickets are quite affordable compared to the rest...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

St. Louis Murder Map Tracks Killing by Neighborhood

Posted By on Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM

In what neighborhoods are people getting murdered in St. Louis — and who's doing the killing? Nicholas Phillips' cover story in this week's Riverfront Times includes two different infographics that go a long way to answering those questions.  First, here's a map of all homicides in the city since 2008. You...

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Oh Hells Yeah: The RFT Is Getting Staples

Posted By on Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 7:15 AM

So first you were complaining that you wanted Savage Love back.  We brought Savage Love back. Then a bunch of you were complaining that we'd killed the "Guess Where I'm Eating" column — and so even though the contest is a complete pain in the neck (how'd you like...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

UPDATE: Law Targeting Tenants With Minor Convictions is Rejected by St. Louis County Council

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Update: During its Tuesday night meeting, the St. Louis County Council rejected a bill that would have forced landlords in unincorporated St. Louis County to evict tenants convicted of even minor crimes in the past year. The vote was 4-3, with the decisive 'no' vote coming from Councilman Kevin O’Leary,...

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