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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

St. Louis Arsonist Pleads Guilty to Church Fires

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:57 AM

A man who lit St. Louis churches on fire has pleaded guilty to arson. David Lopez Jackson, 36, was arrested in 2015 after seven churches were targeted in two weeks. Police eventually charged him in two of the arsons, although he was also a suspect in the other five. On...

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Public Library in Rolla Bars Group Advocating Medical Marijuana

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:19 AM

A group advocating for the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri has been barred from meeting at the Rolla Public Library, according to members. An attorney for New Approach Missouri, the nonprofit campaigning to put the issue on the 2018 ballot, described the library’s denial as a violation of...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Missouri's Black Homicide Victimization Rate Is Highest in the U.S. — Again

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:53 AM

A black person has a greater chance of being murdered in Missouri than any other state, according to a sobering new set of statistics. The report, compiled by the nonprofit Violence Policy Center using unpublished 2014 data from the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Report, shows that the state's homicide victimization...

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$1,500 Fixer-Upper in South City Could Spark New Rehab Program

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 6:13 AM

An empty, beaten-up house in Gravois Park is the site of an experiment. The city scrapped plans to level the two-story vacant home and instead used the money that would have gone toward demolition to tuckpoint the brick and repair the roof — just enough work to stabilize the...

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Webster Groves Nursing Home Staffer Scammed Elderly Victim

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 2:21 PM

A nurse's assistant who ripped off an elderly patient at a retirement home has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges. De'Janay Noldon, 27, pirated her victim's personal information while working at Seniors Home Care in Webster Groves, authorities say. She allegedly opened lines of credit in the person's name...

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Sponsor of St. Louis Soccer Stadium Funding Bill Can't Say if She Personally Supports it

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 9:37 AM

When you're the alderwoman who sponsored a $60 million financing bill that could bring a soccer stadium to downtown St. Louis, you're naturally going to find yourself in front of curious city residents who want to know: Is this deal good or is it crap? For Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia...

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‘Anchor’ App Brings Uber-Style Boat-Sharing to the Lake of the Ozarks

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:55 AM

A new service promises to bring all the ease of Uber to the Lake of Ozarks, allowing visitors to charter a boat ride across the water in real-time — with just the touch of a button. That’s what Zach Hatraf, CEO and founder of Anchor, hopes to make a...

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Friday, March 24, 2017

PETA Wants to Convert Maya Angelou’s Home Into a (Literal) Caged Bird Museum

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Your heart is in the right place, PETA, but you do know the book wasn’t actually about birds, right? You may have heard that the childhood home of Maya Angelou, legendary writer of (among many others) I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, recently went on the market. PETA,...

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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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