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Monday, July 25, 2016

Jennifer Joyce on Betrayal, Police Pressure and Succeeding in a Thankless Job

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 9:42 AM

On August 2, St. Louis primary voters will choose the city’s Democratic nominee for Circuit Attorney. The job is a magnet for controversy but also comes with serious clout – among other things, the Circuit Attorney holds the authority to charge suspects with felonies and misdemeanors. Because St. Louis...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

St. Louis Judge Gave Man 60-Year Sentence Because He Was "Defiant"

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

"Defiant." That's how Judge Steven Ohmer remembers James T. Green. In February, 67-year-old Green found himself in Ohmer's courtroom after being charged with four counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. A trial ended in four guilty verdicts from the jury, and the circuit attorney recommended...

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Missouri Couple Busted After Naked Joyride on Stolen Lawnmower

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 9:21 AM

If you thought "Florida man" was sketchy, you might want to get a load of the latest "Missouri couple" to make national headlines. The Smoking Gun reports that Tanya Lynn Hopper, 40, and Larry Webster, 55, were arrested July 12 after a neighbor called 911 to report that he'd...

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Eric Greitens Nabs Single Largest Campaign Contribution in Missouri History

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 9:38 AM

The race to become Missouri's Republican candidate for governor is, to put it charitably, a shitshow of clashing egos and bulging bank accounts. On Monday, one of the candidates' campaign war chests got a little bulgier — by about $2 million dollars.  As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes, the $1.975...

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Elections Board Refuses Action on Hubbard Absentee Ballots

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Six days after attorney Dave Roland asked the St. Louis City Board of Elections to closely monitor absentee ballots in the August primary in three races involving the Hubbard family, noting "extreme irregularities" in the family's past races, he got his answer. The board is refusing to take action....

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Uber Driver Arrested at Lambert Airport After Dropping Off Passenger

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 7:00 AM

UberX driver Gary Dees thought he was following the rules when he dropped off a passenger at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport last Thursday. He had made the same trip dozens of times before. Yet the 67-year-old retiree from Hillsboro found himself leaving the airport in handcuffs.  Dees says he spent...

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Have You Seen This Horse? Missouri Couple Begs for Clues

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 6:41 AM

A Missouri couple is begging for the return of its therapy horse. Suzanne and Mark Lenz report that Cooper, their 12-year-old Palomino Missouri Fox Trotter Gelding, went missing from his pasture in Cedar Hill, Missouri, on July 11. He hasn’t been seen since. As of now, it isn’t clear...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Black St. Louis Neighborhoods Cut Off from Mortgage Lending, Banks, Report Finds

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Just a 15-minute drive from the scene of Michael Brown’s death, the flashpoint of a two-year period that has seen St. Louis take a hard look at its patterns of segregation, advocates gathered this morning to discuss a report showing the correlation between mortgage lending and race. “This report is...

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St. Louis Is Blocking Mobile Gun Storage Business, Founder Says

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:30 AM

Justin Hulsey had hoped to spend July 15 watching lines of Cardinals fans depositing weapons and valuables in his armored truck. Instead, the veteran says he spent five-and-a-half hours at St. Louis City Hall, wrestling over permit issues. "People want to use this service," says a frustrated Hulsey, who has...

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I Read the Comments: Highway Shutdown Edition

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:15 AM

"Don't read the comments." It is a truism as old as the Internet itself, one built on years of bad experiences and aimed at preserving the sanity of all online society. Just as we know that the Trolls are not to be fed, we have agreed that we must...

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