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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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St. Louis Man Claiming ISIS Ties Accused of Terror Threat in Creve Coeur

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:20 PM

A south St. Louis County man told coworkers at a Creve Coeur car dealership that he had connections with ISIS and could have the building blown up just by making a phone call, authorities say. Mustafa Barimac, 26, was charged with making a terrorist threat after his warning on November...

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Frustrated by Gunfire, Shaw Residents Look to New Solutions

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 6:13 AM

In a lot of ways, the Shaw neighborhood is one of St. Louis' gems. Tower Grove Park borders it to the south, and the Missouri Botanical Garden is just across Tower Grove Avenue to the west. Young families fill handsome, two- and three-story brick homes and push strollers along long,...

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Racist Fliers Found Outside Black Student's Dorm at Webster U.

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 PM

A Webster University custodian found hundreds of racist and homophobic fliers on the floor outside of a black student's dorm room on Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press. The custodian reportedly gathered the fliers and alerted the university officials before the student saw them. Webster is currently investigating the...

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West County Honda General Manager Charged with Fraud

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 2:21 PM

A St. Louis car dealer cheated his bosses out of $395,000 during the course of a two-year scam, authorities say. William Cafarella, 42, lied about the number of cars sold during his run as general manager of West County Honda, collected kickbacks and used company money to cover personal costs,...

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Tim Dreste Was Found Liable for Inciting Violence Against Abortion Providers. Now He's in the Electoral College

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 6:54 AM

In less than three weeks, Republican and Democrat electors across the country will gather in their state capitals and make their formal — though symbolic — votes for president and vice president. Among them in Missouri will be Republican elector Tim Dreste, a former militia organizer and anti-abortion absolutist...

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St. Louis Is One of the Best Sports Cities in the Nation

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 6:32 AM

We already claim to be the best fans in baseball. Now we can brag that we're one of the best sports cities in the nation — and we have the statistics to back it up. St. Louis ranks No. 9 in WalletHub's new study of 2016's Best Sports Cities. The...

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