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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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St. Louis Politicos Should Quit Fussing Over Chief Dotson's Run for Mayor

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Most every person maintains multiple roles and responsibilities in their daily lives, and Chief Sam Dotson — who recently announced he's running for mayor, and has no plans to resign as police chief — is no different. The man has been clear that he will confine his political work...

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Friday, October 14, 2016

St. Louis Native Trashes City as 'Uninhabitable Hellhole,' Reveals Self as Racist Moron

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM

"Hey guys! So I grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis, about ten or twenty miles from Ferguson, but I don't think I've ever actually been to Ferguson, even though I lived in St. Louis for around fifteen years. And that's because St. Louis, outside of the suburbs,...

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