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Friday, October 28, 2016

Blake Snyder's Hairdresser Organizes Fundraiser to Honor Slain Cop

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 7:07 AM

When Tyffani Allen, a longtime hairdresser at Sports Clips, found out that one of her regular clients, St. Louis County police officer Blake Snyder, had been killed in action on October 6, she wanted to do something to help. Allen is the regional manager for several Illinois locations of the...

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10 Headlines We Fully Expect to See After Joe Biden's Trip to St. Louis Today

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 6:48 AM

Joe Biden is coming to speak at the Pageant on behalf of the Jason Kander campaign this afternoon — which got us thinking: What other mischief could Uncle Joe cook up while visiting St. Louis? Here are ten headlines we can't wait to see in the Post-Dispatch tomorrow. 1. Biden...

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Protests Lead to Cancellation of Women's Event Featuring Ann Wagner

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 6:33 AM

Incumbent Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-St. Louis) was supposed to make a rare public appearance in St. Louis yesterday afternoon. But the event was canceled, apparently over Wagner's reluctance to confront a few protestors. Wagner was scheduled to speak at an event at Venture Cafe sponsored by the St. Louis...

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Steven Roberts Jr. Sues Cora Faith Walker, Alleging Defamation and Malicious Prosecution

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 6:26 PM

Last month, an incoming member of the Missouri House of Representatives, Cora Faith Walker, publicly accused fellow incoming member Steven Roberts Jr. of sexual assault, saying she'd reported him to the police and asking the Speaker of the House not to seat him. But on Tuesday, prosecutors said there would...

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Woman Appointed by VA to Help Disabled Veteran Emptied Bank Account Instead, Feds Say

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 11:44 AM

A St. Louis woman appointed to oversee the financial affairs of at least six disabled veterans is now being accused of using her position to drain one veteran's bank account of $37,000. According to federal prosecutors, Tamara Jones, 34, had been appointed a fiduciary in August 2014 for a disabled veteran living in...

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Two University City Council Candidates Want to Fight the Status Quo

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 7:05 AM

In 2015, University City privatized its ambulance service. The service had previously been run through the fire department, but the city council decided it would be better off in the hands of a private contractor, Gateway Ambulance. That meant ambulance crews shifted from two trained paramedics to just one. And...

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Don't Even Think About Snapping a 'Ballot Selfie' in Missouri

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 6:43 AM

You can Instagram your lunch on Instagram and Facebook Live your baby's birth, but you'd better not put your vote on social media. So-called "ballot selfies" are the inevitable next step in a culture that insists on documenting every breath we take and calling any photo, not just ones we've...

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Stanford Will Give a Free Ride to Students Willing to (Gasp!) Return to the Midwest

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 6:05 AM

Hey college students — would you like to get an MBA from one of the top universities in the country? Do you need some financial help to pay the exorbitant tuition? Are you willing to drag yourself away from the land of In-N-Out Burger and spend a few years...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Joe Biden Is Coming to St. Louis Friday

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Looking for proof that Jason Kander's challenge to U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R- Missouri) has drawn the eyes of the nation? How about this: Uncle Joe is coming to town. See also: 10 Headlines We Fully Expect to See After Joe Biden's Trip to St. Louis Today The nation's...

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Jane Dueker Totally Took Money From the Payday Loan Industry. She Just Forgot

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Over the summer, Jane Dueker called a candidate for Missouri attorney general "a dispshit" because he apparently didn't know that his name was on a U.S. Supreme Court brief. And she's probably regretting her wording, because it turns out she's guilty of a similar sin — and now the...

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