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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Teen Car Thieves Smash Up CarMax, Leave With No Cars, Police Say

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 2:16 PM

Stealing cars is apparently a lot tougher than you might think. A trio of ambitious-but-clumsy teens bumbled around a CarMax lot early this morning in St. Peters, mangling cars and the showroom building before the cops showed up. The hapless teens then ran off on foot with exactly zero...

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Missouri Crime Victim Compensation Program Vulnerable to Hacks, Audit Finds

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 1:27 PM

The personal information of crime victims applying for help through a state program is vulnerable to hackers, an examination has found. State auditors inspected the computer system used by the Missouri Department of Public Safety to make payments through the Crime Victims' Compensation Program and discovered multiple weaknesses in...

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SEMO President Filmed Drinking from Beer Bong, Finally Making the University Cool

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 10:24 AM

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is not exactly known as being a cosmopolitan hotspot. In fact, we’re usually at a loss as to why anyone would choose to spend the best years of their life in this cultural void of a town. Maybe everyone who goes to school at Southeast Missouri...

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A Growing Number of St. Louis Renters Are Cost-Burdened by Housing

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 6:46 AM

The economy may be ticking right along these days, but that's provided little relief to St. Louis area residents struggling to afford the cost of housing. Even as the number of households considered "cost-burdened" dropped nationwide from 2016 to 2017, in St. Louis, it increased. That's according to a...

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Look at These Jerk Bikers Tearing Through the Gateway Arch Grounds

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:12 AM

This weekend, the annual two-wheeled circus that is the Ride of the Century tore around St. Louis streets, with bikers from across the country enjoying our region's wide-open highways, gorgeous weather and (apparently) disinterested cops. In addition, according to a video posted to Reddit on Sunday, that party included...

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These New Soulard Apartments Are Leasing for $3,070/Month (Gulp)

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 7:20 AM

Look how fancy Soulard is getting: That big new apartment complex at 13th Street and Russell is leasing two bedroom units for as much as $3,070/month. And the building is already 40 percent booked. The $29 million project involved demolishing an old warehouse to erect 130 new units in...

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Confrontation Over Western Union Transfer Has Nonprofit CEO Crying Foul

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 6:26 AM

A local nonprofit founder says she was humiliated after being accused of money laundering by a grocery store manager in south St. Louis County. Jennie Schwartz, CEO and founder of the non-profit organization Cry4humanity, was denied a transaction using Western Union at Garner’s Market, a small grocer located just...

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Artificial Turf in a Historic District? Preservation Board Ponders Request

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 6:23 AM

A new resident of the McKinley Heights neighborhood has an unusual request for the city's Historic Preservation Board: He wants permission to replace his lawn with artificial turf. Corey Cox says he purchased his home earlier on Ann Avenue in June. There has been just one problem: The narrow...

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Friday, September 21, 2018

St. Charles Men Busted with 1.5 Million Potentially Lethal Doses of Fentanyl

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Two St. Charles residents were charged in federal court this week for possession of two kilograms of fentanyl with the intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Jonathen Aguilar, 31, and Ruben Lopez, 27, were arrested Wednesday after a search of two St. Charles County residences turned...

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Alex Garcia's Future Still Uncertain One Year After Taking Sanctuary From ICE

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 6:18 AM

One year ago today, 37-year-old Alex Garcia moved out of his Poplar Bluff home for what he hoped would be a brief absence. He was under orders from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to report for deportation to his native Honduras. Instead, he took sanctuary and has spent the...

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