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Friday, October 21, 2016

St. Louis County Police Officer Shot; Suspect Was Wanted in Previous Shooting

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Editor's note 6 p.m. - This story has been updated with new details from St. Louis County Police.  A St. Louis County police officer was shot late last night in north county, leading to a standoff with the suspect that lasted until early this morning, police say. The suspect has...

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St. Louis Leads the Nation in STD Transmission

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 6:50 AM

For those St. Louis residents who are tired of our city only snagging the number one spot when it comes to crime rates, there’s another area where we’re at the top of the list — sexually transmitted diseases. According to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control...

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Paralyzed Officer Mike Flamion to be Gifted New Smart Home

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 11:34 AM

A Ballwin police officer who faces "life-changing injuries" after he was ambushed while on duty will soon be given a new home. Officer Mike Flamion was paralyzed in July when he was shot in the neck by 31-year-old ex-con Antonio Taylor during a routine traffic stop, according to police. Now the Gary...

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The Taxi Commission’s Newest Member — a Young Woman (Gasp!) Who Rides Uber

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 6:51 AM

After thirteen years in operation, the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission (MTC) will finally get its first female member. That member is Catherine Gilbert, 25, who hopes that in addition to adding a female voice, she can help the MTC adjust to the Uber era. “I was asked to join the Metro...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ex-Pine Lawn Cop To Serve Just 46 Months After Sentence Is Amended

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 10:03 AM

A crooked Pine Lawn cop will have to spend less time in federal prison than originally thought, a judge says. U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. clarified on Tuesday that Steven Blakeney's time behind bars will be just 46 months, not 51. The former police lieutenant, who was convicted of...

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Donald Trump Tells Supporters to 'Take a Look at' St. Louis

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 6:51 AM

In his ongoing quest to explain away what looks to be a massive loss cast doubt on the results of the November 8 election, Donald Trump is urging supporters to watch for election fraud in St. Louis. The Gateway City is one of three places Trump named at a rally in...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Eight Starving Horses Rescued from Missouri Farm, Humane Society Says

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Six "emaciated" horses and two mules have been removed from a farm near Milan, Missouri — and their owners are expected to face criminal charges over their neglect. That's according to the Humane Society of Missouri, which issued a press release saying its Animal Cruelty Task Force was working...

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RJ Reynolds Wants Higher Tobacco Taxes in Missouri, But Not California. Weird.

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:42 AM

In Missouri, RJ Reynolds is spending millions of dollars to push a new tax on cigarettes. But Big Tobacco hasn't gone soft everywhere — the company is also spending millions to block a new tax on cigarettes in California. Huh? That strange juxtaposition is the focus of a brand-new...

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Hey Soccer Fans: Come Discuss an MLS Stadium Plan at Urban Chestnut Tonight

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:29 AM

St. Louis soccer lovers are getting one step closer to having a major league team in their home city today. Foundry St. Louis, an organization spearheading an effort to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to St. Louis, is hosting its first 2020Vision Public Engagement Forum at Urban Chestnut...

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Monday, October 17, 2016

St. Louis Notches a Perfect Score on LGBTQ Equality

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 8:29 AM

When it comes to protections for its gay, lesbian and transgender residents, St. Louis doesn't just get an A — we can boast an A-plus, for the fifth year in a row. That perfect score comes from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which assessed LGBT protections in 506 cities across...

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