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Thursday, December 8, 2016

St. Louis Man Charged in Cab Driver's Murder in the Central West End

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 2:04 PM

A north St. Louis man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a taxi driver in the Central West End. Shakur Ellis is accused of being an accomplice in the September 14 attack, according to court documents. The eighteen-year-old was riding along with another person early that morning...

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Missouri Drew More Tourists Than Ever Before in 2016

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:09 PM

If you thought "Missouri" and "tourism" couldn't possibly belong in the same sentence, you might want to stop with your cynicism already. It turns out a staggering 41.7 million people visited the state in the 2016 fiscal year — an increase of 3.2 percent from the year before, and...

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Costly Missouri Department of Corrections Payouts Draw Calls for Investigation

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:07 AM

The Missouri Speaker of the House is calling for an investigation into the state Department of Corrections after a bombshell report by Kansas City's Pitch. The alt-weekly's November 28 cover story detailed a series of claims from corrections officers and other former employees that have cost the state big money...

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Missouri Is One of Just 15 States to Permit Corporal Punishment in Schools

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 6:25 AM

Corporal punishment, a.k.a. the inflicting of pain on students as punishment or to right behaviors, may sound like a thing of the past — a behavioral measure reserved for the strictest teachers and schools back in the day. But according to a December 1 NPR report, corporal punishment is still...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Federal Charges for Chicago Suspects in Plaza Frontenac Heist

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Eight Chicagoans now face federal charges in a wild smash-and-grab robbery at Plaza Frontenac. The crew snatched nearly $60,000 in pricey handbags from Saks Fifth Avenue on November 26 before leading cops on a high-speed car chase into Illinois, authorities say. The defendants are already facing state charges in St....

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Attacked at Lyon Park, Mark Swain Is Getting a Whole New Set of Teeth

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 6:57 AM

After Mark Swain was attacked in south St. Louis in October by two men he believes were trying to steal his dog, he initially suffered in silence — anxiously trying to figuring out how he could afford to replace the teeth that were knocked out on his poverty-level income. But...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Final Fugitive in St. Louis Drug Case Arrested in Phoenix

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Federal agents have captured the final suspect in a gang-connected drug case that stretched from St. Louis to Arizona, New Mexico and Alaska. U.S. Marshals arrested 44-year-old Brian Knight on November 28 in Phoenix, the FBI announced on Tuesday. He had been on the run since his indictment in...

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Supporters of Convicted Murderer Patty Prewitt Beg Governor Nixon for Mercy

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 9:29 AM

On a stage prepared for the production of a prison drama, Jane Watkins stood behind a podium and recited a list of things that her mother, a convicted murderer, had missed in the last 30 years. "We wanted her with us when we graduated, fell in love, got our hearts broken,...

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Monica Sykes Disappeared 5 Weeks Ago; Family Pleads for Clues

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 6:58 AM

At 4'11" and 100 pounds, Monica Sykes was a tiny person and a family-minded one. She lived with her older sister and her sister's three little boys, and that small circle was her life. "She normally didn't go more than an a couple of hours without texting or talking to...

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Governor Elect's Wife Robbed at Gunpoint in Midtown St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:12 PM

The wife of Governor Elect Eric Greitens was robbed at gunpoint in Midtown St. Louis tonight, not far from the couple's home in the Central West End. Sheena Greitens is "safe — but shaken," Greitens wrote in a Facebook post around 9:30 p.m. "We are grateful for the men and...

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