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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

St. Louis Has the Lowest Population Growth of Any Big City in the U.S.

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 7:13 AM

St. Louis had the lowest rate of population growth of any big city in the nation from 2008 to 2014 — notching a loss of 1.74 percent of its citizens even while most cities showed gains. That's the conclusion of a new study by WalletHub, which measured a number...

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St. Louis Police Release Surveillance Photo in Double Homicide

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Recognize this truck? You could help solve a pair of drive-by killings that have puzzled investigators for weeks. Gunmen in the tan or gold Chevy Silverado ambushed a group of people shortly after midnight on August 13 in the Walnut Park West neighborhood, fatally wounding a 28-year-old man and...

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Sorry, Missouri Democrats — Eric Greitens Opposes Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 10:34 AM

There was some interesting news out of the U.K. last week. According to reports, a London doctor performed the first successful operation using embryonic stem cells to treat blindness caused by age-related macular degeneration. The unnamed patient, a 60-year-old woman, seems to be doing well. Scientists are pretty damn...

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Kimber Edwards Will Not Be Executed — Governor Commutes Sentence

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 6:30 AM

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon took an unusual step on Friday —- commuting the sentence of a man who was slated for execution. Kimber Edwards, who was sentenced to death for the 2000 murder of his ex-wife, will now serve life in prison without parole, the governor's office announced. The...

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Justice Department: St. Louis County Police Traffic Stops Show 'Significant Racial Disparities'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM

The St. Louis County Police Department stops and searches a troubling number of minority drivers compared to whites, according to the latest federal review of local law enforcement spawned by the Ferguson protests. The U.S. Department of Justice took a top-to-bottom look at the county cops at the request...

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Tattoo Artist Invents Prosthetic Nipple for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Five years ago, a small-town tattoo shop owner named Eric Catalano had an idea. He began offering customers free pink ribbon tattoos to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He and his staff ultimately inked more than 400 people, some who were cancer survivors themselves.  Then breast cancer survivors began contacting...

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Success! My Visit to IKEA Did Not Destroy My Relationship

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Eleven days before its grand opening, my girlfriend and I drove through the deserted IKEA parking lot. She pointed to the store's upper level as we rolled past the entrance. There, she said, tracing her finger across the face of the blue monolith: That’s where the showrooms are; there’s...

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St. Louis Has the Highest Murder Rate in the Nation

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 11:14 AM

St. Louis' homicide rate in 2014 was higher than any other big city in the U.S. That's according to newly released statistics from the FBI, which show St. Louis toppling the 2013 champion, Detroit, to become the murder capital of the country. The 159 murders recorded in St. Louis...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kilwa Jones, Ex-Con, Charged in Cardinals Fan Shooting

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:47 PM

An ex-con has been charged with first-degree assault and robbery in the brazen shooting of an Army veteran outside a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on Friday. Kilwa Jones, 31, was already in custody when St. Louis prosecutors revealed charges on Wednesday — as it turns out, county police...

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"Mentally Deficient" Teen Coerced Into Confession Gets $900K Settlement from St. Clair County

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 9:21 AM

Despite the low quality of the interrogation video, it's impossible to miss Trevon Yates' nervousness. The seventeen-year-old fidgets in his chair, alternating between inspecting his fingernails, placing his hands on the table and nodding his head. He seems to be staring at his hands when the door opens.  The...

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