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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Missouri's Black Homicide Victimization Rate Is Highest in the U.S. — Again

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:53 AM

A black person has a greater chance of being murdered in Missouri than any other state, according to a sobering new set of statistics. The report, compiled by the nonprofit Violence Policy Center using unpublished 2014 data from the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Report, shows that the state's homicide victimization...

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$1,500 Fixer-Upper in South City Could Spark New Rehab Program

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 6:13 AM

An empty, beaten-up house in Gravois Park is the site of an experiment. The city scrapped plans to level the two-story vacant home and instead used the money that would have gone toward demolition to tuckpoint the brick and repair the roof — just enough work to stabilize the...

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Webster Groves Nursing Home Staffer Scammed Elderly Victim

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 2:21 PM

A nurse's assistant who ripped off an elderly patient at a retirement home has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges. De'Janay Noldon, 27, pirated her victim's personal information while working at Seniors Home Care in Webster Groves, authorities say. She allegedly opened lines of credit in the person's name...

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Sponsor of St. Louis Soccer Stadium Funding Bill Can't Say if She Personally Supports it

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 9:37 AM

When you're the alderwoman who sponsored a $60 million financing bill that could bring a soccer stadium to downtown St. Louis, you're naturally going to find yourself in front of curious city residents who want to know: Is this deal good or is it crap? For Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia...

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‘Anchor’ App Brings Uber-Style Boat-Sharing to the Lake of the Ozarks

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:55 AM

A new service promises to bring all the ease of Uber to the Lake of Ozarks, allowing visitors to charter a boat ride across the water in real-time — with just the touch of a button. That’s what Zach Hatraf, CEO and founder of Anchor, hopes to make a...

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Friday, March 24, 2017

PETA Wants to Convert Maya Angelou’s Home Into a (Literal) Caged Bird Museum

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Your heart is in the right place, PETA, but you do know the book wasn’t actually about birds, right? You may have heard that the childhood home of Maya Angelou, legendary writer of (among many others) I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, recently went on the market. PETA,...

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No, St. Louis Does Not Show That the Midwest Is 'in Trouble'

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 9:10 AM

There was some bad news out of the U.S. Census Bureau yesterday. The federal agency released its annual population estimates yesterday, tracking the changes from July 2015 to July 2016, and St. Louis came in for some negative attention. St. Louis County received special notice in the bureau's report...

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Joy 99.1 FM Driver Throws in the Towel, Sells Hopelessly Battered Vehicle

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 6:58 AM

As we have noted before, drivers who sport stickers from the local Christian radio station, 99.1 "Joy" FM, are the scourge of the St. Louis roadways. You can see it in every dent and scratch on their vehicles as they weave maniacally between lanes, their utter disregard for fellow...

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Take It from a Soccer Fan: Vote “No” on the MLS Stadium Measures

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 6:33 AM

For the second time in two years, St. Louis city residents are debating whether to spend millions of dollars in public funds on a sports stadium. In the previous instance, developers convinced the Board of Aldermen to provide $150 million for a riverside monument to American football, only to...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Six 'Persons of Interest' Sought by Cops in Busch Stadium MetroLink Killing (Photos)

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 1:52 PM

Update 5:45 p.m. — St. Louis police say all of the people in the photos have now been identified and the investigation is ongoing. No other details were released. St. Louis police have released surveillance photos of six people as the investigation into a shocking killing at a MetroLink...

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