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Thursday, July 28, 2016

St. Louis Man Charged with Murdering His 21-Month-Old Stepson

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Police now believe a baby boy who died Wednesday under suspicious circumstances was murdered by his stepfather. Vincent Jones, 45, told St. Louis County police officers he went to check on 21-month-old John Wilbourn at 8:36 a.m. and found the child unresponsive on his bed, authorities say. The boy was...

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Moderately Priced New Construction Keeps St. Louis Rents Low, Study Finds

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 6:00 AM

You may have heard about the apartments in the Central West End now leasing for $5,000 a month. Five thousand! And you may despair about the ways that once-affordable neighborhoods like Shaw and McRee Town — sorry, Botanical Heights — are getting increasingly pricey, forcing renters to the north or...

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Town and Country Is St. Louis' Most Obnoxiously Rich Suburb

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Thrillist has touched down in St. Louis again. This time, we were included on the site's roundup of "The Most Obnoxiously Rich Suburb of America's 35 Biggest Cities" — and we bet you can guess which of our high-society suburbs made the list.  Ladue? Nah. St. Charles? So nouveau...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Forget Camp Zoe. The Home of Schwagstock Is Now Echo Bluff State Park

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Cabins that rent for $339/night. A lodge with expansive suites, complete with in-room Keurigs and flat-screen TVs. A restaurant featuring "local wine and artisan-crafted beer." A children's adventure playground, float trip rentals and trails for mountain biking. This weekend, Missouri will unveil Echo Bluff State Park, a new 430-acre...

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New St. Louis Site Gives Real-Time Alerts on Nearby Crime

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 6:22 AM

Curious to know why the police were summoned to your neighbor's house — or what keeps bringing by them to check out that abandoned house on the corner? A local software developer has created a new service for that — an email bulletin that gives you a heads up any...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

St. Louis Police Department Aims to Protect and Serve You Ice Cream

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 4:13 PM

On Tuesday afternoon, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department unveiled its latest weapon in the war against crime: an ice cream truck. Dubbed "Operation Polar Cops," the program involves distributing free ice cream (donated by Prairie Farms and Schnucks) to St. Louis residents via an ice cream truck purchased...

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Michael Brown's Mother Lezley McSpadden Will Address the DNC Tonight

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:19 PM

Almost two years after her teenaged son was shot by a Ferguson police officer, Lezley McSpadden will speak at the Democratic National Convention this evening. Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014, triggering widespread protests and ultimately launching a national movement....

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Rams Who? St. Louis SLAM Becomes Greatest Show on Turf with Championship Win

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:23 AM

It's been a long time since St. Louis could boast about its football prowess. Sure, there was that one team that did some nice things on the field — but that might as well be ancient history.  These days, if you want football excellence in St. Louis, it's all about...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Jennifer Joyce on Betrayal, Police Pressure and Succeeding in a Thankless Job

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 9:42 AM

On August 2, St. Louis primary voters will choose the city’s Democratic nominee for Circuit Attorney. The job is a magnet for controversy but also comes with serious clout – among other things, the Circuit Attorney holds the authority to charge suspects with felonies and misdemeanors. Because St. Louis...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

St. Louis Judge Gave Man 60-Year Sentence Because He Was "Defiant"

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

"Defiant." That's how Judge Steven Ohmer remembers James T. Green. In February, 67-year-old Green found himself in Ohmer's courtroom after being charged with four counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. A trial ended in four guilty verdicts from the jury, and the circuit attorney recommended...

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