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Monday, December 5, 2016

Frustrated by Gunfire, Shaw Residents Look to New Solutions

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 6:13 AM

In a lot of ways, the Shaw neighborhood is one of St. Louis' gems. Tower Grove Park borders it to the south, and the Missouri Botanical Garden is just across Kingshighway to the west. Young families fill handsome, two- and three-story brick homes and push strollers along long, leafy blocks....

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Racist Fliers Found Outside Black Student's Dorm at Webster U.

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 PM

A Webster University custodian found hundreds of racist and homophobic fliers on the floor outside of a black student's dorm room on Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press. The custodian reportedly gathered the fliers and alerted the university officials before the student saw them. Webster is currently investigating the...

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West County Honda General Manager Charged with Fraud

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 2:21 PM

A St. Louis car dealer cheated his bosses out of $395,000 during the course of a two-year scam, authorities say. William Cafarella, 42, lied about the number of cars sold during his run as general manager of West County Honda, collected kickbacks and used company money to cover personal costs,...

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Tim Dreste Was Found Liable for Inciting Violence Against Abortion Providers. Now He's in the Electoral College

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 6:54 AM

In less than three weeks, Republican and Democrat electors across the country will gather in their state capitals and make their formal — though symbolic — votes for president and vice president. Among them in Missouri will be Republican elector Tim Dreste, a former militia organizer and anti-abortion absolutist...

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St. Louis Is One of the Best Sports Cities in the Nation

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 6:32 AM

We already claim to be the best fans in baseball. Now we can brag that we're one of the best sports cities in the nation — and we have the statistics to back it up. St. Louis ranks No. 9 in WalletHub's new study of 2016's Best Sports Cities. The...

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

St. Charles County Middle School Vandalized with "Build That Wall," "Hail Satan"

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Last night, vandals targeted a St. Charles middle school with sexist and political messages, as well as racial slurs, according to KMOV. Police discovered the graffiti at Barnwell Middle School just before 7 a.m. Messages were painted on the school's track, the school building itself and on a portable building...

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Suspect Charged With Shooting SUV Driver in Downtown St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 11:27 AM

A nineteen-year-old gunman has been arrested in a shocking dinner-time armed robbery in downtown St. Louis, authorities say. Travion Brown of Wellston was charged with felonies of first-degree assault, attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. Police say Brown, who was allegedly with two other men, attacked the driver...

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Missouri Leads the Nation in Identity Theft Complaints

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 6:17 AM

When it comes to identity theft, Missouri has the dubious distinction of leading the nation — tying for the most complaints per capita in the nation with Florida, Connecticut and D.C. And that may well be because the Show Me State has failed to take simple measures to prevent, and...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

These St. Louis Strippers Utterly Nailed the Mannequin Challenge

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:09 PM

The mannequin challenge, this year's version of planking, is sweeping the internet with the force of 3,000 America's Funniest Home Videos (Bob Saget era, not that newer guy). And why not? It combines America's favorite pastimes — being on camera and being sedentary. The good people at Larry Flynt's...

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Dozens Arrested After Protesters Block Hampton Avenue, Demand $15 Minimum Wage

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Joining the national swell of protests against low wages, hundreds took to the streets of St. Louis Tuesday to demand higher pay and union representation — particularly at fast food restaurants like the ones that dot Hampton Avenue just south of Forest Park. "I need a living wage, fifteen dollars...

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