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Friday, March 24, 2017

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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St. Louis-Based KASCO Settles Muslim Employee's Discrimination Suit

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 1:17 PM

A St. Louis company has agreed to pay $110,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Muslim employee who says she was mocked and eventually fired because of her religion. The worker, Latifa Sidiqi, was a buyer for KASCO, which makes blades for meat grinders, knives and other butcher supplies. The...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Struck From the Ballot, Kacey Cordes Asks Judge to Strike Lyda Krewson and Andrew Jones

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Hell hath no fury like a political candidate scorned. After a receiving a smackdown from a circuit court judge last week, persistent mayoral-hopeful Kacey Cordes has made it her mission to shame the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners and, in the process, overturn the results of March 7's...

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MetroLink Shooting Victim Mac Payne Dies

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 3:09 PM

A man shot Sunday night on a MetroLink train platform has died, authorities say. Mac Payne, 57, was struck in the head by an errant bullet just moments after he exited the train at the South 8th Street stop next to Busch Stadium, according to police. The shooter was...

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Bank of America Liquidated 97-Year-Old's Assets, Suit Alleges

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Decades ago, a Hungarian immigrant living in south St. Louis named Karlo Tanko opened savings accounts at a branch of Boatmen's Bank that would grow to $60,564. And in 1996, when Bank of American acquired that historic St. Louis-based bank, it acquired Tanko's accounts, too. But five years ago, when Tanko...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Busch Stadium MetroLink Shooting Victim Expected to Die; Person of Interest Sought

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 5:40 PM

An innocent bystander shot during a vicious MetroLink robbery is expected to die, authorities say. The 57-year-old was hit by an errant bullet shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday, moments after he exited the train at the Busch Stadium stop, police say. An armed thief had been trying to rob...

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Kinloch Mayor Darren Small, Wife Accused of Stealing Fire District Money

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:49 AM

The mayor of Kinloch and his wife are facing federal charges alleging they stole money from the volunteer fire department in the north county municipality — and used the money on booze, cigarettes, utility bills and a relative's funeral. Darren Small, 50, is Kinloch's mayor, and also chief of the Kinloch...

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