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Friday, December 9, 2016

David Breese, Ballwin Resident, Charged with Sexually Abusing Children

Posted By on Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 1:41 PM

A Ballwin man is facing charges of sodomy and attempted child molestation. David Breese, a 52-year-old divorced father, crept into a room where two teenage girls were sleeping and began touching them one night in August, St. Louis County police say. The girls, identified only by their initials, were...

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Cementland Fire Ravages Warehouse, Destroys Bob Cassilly's Art (PHOTOS)

Posted By on Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 12:19 PM

An intense fire broke out last night in the warehouse at Cementland, the late Bob Cassilly's unfinished project in north St. Louis — leaving half the warehouse a charred shell and destroying many of Cassilly's molds and other artwork. Giovanna Cassilly, the artist's widow, was on site this morning...

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Fake Cop Pulls Over Off-Duty Police Officer, Gets Arrested

Posted By on Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 6:00 AM

A fake cop slipped up when he pulled over a real St. Louis police officer, authorities say. Nicholas Keeton, 20, hit the lights and sirens on his Impala about 12:30 a.m. on Thursday and pulled alongside Andrei Nikolov's car a couple of blocks west of Sublette Park in the Southwest...

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Andrew Puzder, Trump's Pick for Labor Department, Was Accused of Abusing Wife

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 3:22 PM

Andrew Puzder, the St. Louis attorney who rose to become CEO of Carl's Jr. and now stands as Donald Trump's pick to be Secretary of Labor, was accused of abuse by his first wife in the 1980s — with police twice summoned to the couple's home. The allegations were...

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St. Louis Man Charged in Cab Driver's Murder in the Central West End

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 2:04 PM

A north St. Louis man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a taxi driver in the Central West End. Shakur Ellis is accused of being an accomplice in the September 14 attack, according to court documents. The eighteen-year-old was riding along with another person early that morning...

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Missouri Drew More Tourists Than Ever Before in 2016

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:09 PM

If you thought "Missouri" and "tourism" couldn't possibly belong in the same sentence, you might want to stop with your cynicism already. It turns out a staggering 41.7 million people visited the state in the 2016 fiscal year — an increase of 3.2 percent from the year before, and...

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Costly Missouri Department of Corrections Payouts Draw Calls for Investigation

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:07 AM

The Missouri Speaker of the House is calling for an investigation into the state Department of Corrections after a bombshell report by Kansas City's Pitch. The alt-weekly's November 28 cover story detailed a series of claims from corrections officers and other former employees that have cost the state big money...

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Missouri Is One of Just 15 States to Permit Corporal Punishment in Schools

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 6:25 AM

Corporal punishment, a.k.a. the inflicting of pain on students as punishment or to right behaviors, may sound like a thing of the past — a behavioral measure reserved for the strictest teachers and schools back in the day. But according to a December 1 NPR report, corporal punishment is still...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Federal Charges for Chicago Suspects in Plaza Frontenac Heist

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Eight Chicagoans now face federal charges in a wild smash-and-grab robbery at Plaza Frontenac. The crew snatched nearly $60,000 in pricey handbags from Saks Fifth Avenue on November 26 before leading cops on a high-speed car chase into Illinois, authorities say. The defendants are already facing state charges in St....

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Attacked at Lyon Park, Mark Swain Is Getting a Whole New Set of Teeth

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 6:57 AM

After Mark Swain was attacked in south St. Louis in October by two men he believes were trying to steal his dog, he initially suffered in silence — anxiously trying to figuring out how he could afford to replace the teeth that were knocked out on his poverty-level income. But...

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