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Monday, September 26, 2016

Former Excise Commissioner Bob Kraiberg: 'I Want My Job Back'

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Nearly seven months ago, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay unceremoniously fired the city's excise commissioner, Bob Kraiberg, who for three decades had been charged with supervising the liquor licensing process at City Hall. Since that time, Kraiberg has been making his case to the city's Civil Service Commission, fighting to...

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These Are the Jobs That Earn Big Bucks in St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 6:11 AM

So you want that dream car. Or that lavish vacation. Or, heck, you just want to pay off that last bill so you can stop living off ramen (the college kid kind, not the trendy restaurant stuff). What high-earning jobs in St. Louis are likely to make your fantasies a...

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Ferguson-Florissant School Board Changes Weighed After Court Ruling

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 12:03 PM

After a federal court ruled that school board elections in the Ferguson-Florissant school district were racially biased, the people who brought the lawsuit against the district face a new challenge: deciding just how the system should change. At a town hall event last night at Ferguson’s Wellspring Church, they...

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Car Thief Sped Off with Baby on Board; Police Searching for Suspect

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:41 AM

St. Louis cops are searching for a man who stole a car on Thursday and sped off with a two-month-old boy inside. The baby was discovered safe a short time later in a bathroom at Sherman Park in north St. Louis. The car had been abandoned a block or two...

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Found in a Dumpster, the Psychic of Lafayette Square Returns for Strange Folk

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 8:39 AM

Whether by fate or cosmic happenstance, St. Louis artist Lew Blink discovered the spirit of Carrie Seib in a dumpster outside 2323 Lafayette Avenue.  It was October 2015, five months after Blink moved to the city's Lafayette Square neighborhood. Walking its streets, he couldn't help but notice 2323, a...

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ballwin Con Artist Pleads Guilty Again in Kentucky Derby Scam

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 5:09 PM

A serial scammer from Ballwin claimed in his online ads he had hard-to-get passes to the Kentucky Derby. He also sold tickets to St. Louis Cardinals games and the Master's Golf Tournament, sometimes bundling them with the promise of luxurious accommodations in resorts. But Darrin Landes, 46, was full of...

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Should Horse-Drawn Carriages Be Banned in Downtown St. Louis? Petition Says Yes

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 1:35 PM

More than 47,500 people have signed a petition asking St. Louis to ban horse-drawn carriages, with a campaign started by a St. Ann resident who hopes to draw attention to horses working in what she says are far from fairy-tale conditions. Daniella Flores was aiming at just 1,000 signers...

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Did Baxter's K-9 Complex Mistreat Ziggy? St. Peters Facility Has Troubled Past

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Editor's note: This story was updated after publication to include comments from Nancy Lampert. She denies that Ziggy was harmed during his stay. She also notes that her business has no connection to Sit Means Sit other than it used to be based on site and that she was...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SLU's New Billiken Mascot Is Still Really Weird

Posted By on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 10:03 AM

Saint Louis University unveiled its redesigned Billiken mascot yesterday, and things did not go especially well for the ostensible good luck charm and "symbol of things as they ought to be."  This is the first update to the mascot in about two decades, but is the new Billiken really as...

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Central West End Murder Victim Was 'Random' Target, Police Say

Posted By on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM

A 54-year-old woman, murdered last week in the Central West End, was randomly targeted and then killed just blocks from her home, according to newly released court documents. Monica Shaw, 54, was walking at about 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 along North Sarah Street when a carload of teens...

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