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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Alzado Harris Charged in Jewish Cemetery Vandalism in University City

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 2:28 PM

Update: We've added additional information to this story since publication. Police have arrested a Florissant man in last year's headstone-toppling vandalism spree at a Jewish cemetery in University City. Alzado Harris, 34, tipped over about 120 headstones and caused more than $30,000 in damage in February 2017 at Chesed...

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Shitty Media Company Sinclair Broadcast Group Is Selling KPLR

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 1:42 PM

Sinclair Broadcast Group, a shitty media company you might remember from that terrifyingly dystopian Deadspin video from a few weeks back depicting a chorus of its anchors all parroting the same script decrying "fake news" as though they were being held at gunpoint, will sell KPLR (Channel 11) as part...

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Normandy High School Security Guard Arrested for Using Stun Gun on Student

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 11:34 AM

The head of security at Normandy High School used a stun gun on a fourteen-year-old student because he mistakenly thought the kid was skipping class, authorities say. A Normandy police officer assigned to the school arrested the official following the encounter, and St. Louis County prosecutors are deciding whether...

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Could-Be Felon Gives Keynote Speech at Law Enforcement Prayer Breakfast

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Despite misgivings from some of the region's law enforcement officials, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens delivered the keynote address this morning at the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association prayer breakfast, a somber annual event dedicated to memorializing officers slain in the line of duty. Greitens has been charged with...

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Josh Hawley Works Out in Columbia While Jefferson City Burns

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 6:56 AM

The state government may be in an uproar, with legislators rallying for impeachment even as Governor Eric Greitens fights for his political life. But Attorney General Josh Hawley is still finding daylight hours for the gym. The 38-year-old Republican is party insiders' candidate of choice to take down Senator...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

As Loren Copp Rests His Case, Judge Will Decide Dojo Pizza Proprietor's Fate

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 1:09 PM

The fate of former Dojo Pizza owner Loren Copp is now in the hands of a federal judge. Copp, 49, is facing charges of producing, attempting to produce and possessing child pornography featuring underage girls who were in his care. There are nine counts in all. "Your honor, I...

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Maplewood Pie Shop Break-In Finds Suspect in a Sticky Situation

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 12:35 PM

Police were called to Pie Oh My! (2719 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood) early this morning. The Maplewood pie shop had been broken into and vandalized. In an interview with KMOV, shop owner Melennie Lorence said, "I think he jammed in the door and he disrobed behind my counter.” Her use...

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LGBTQ Discrimination Cases to Be Heard by Missouri's Supreme Court Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 10:59 AM

When it comes to strengthening LGBTQ protections in Missouri, the legislature has historically been a wasteland where attempts to expand the state's anti-discrimination laws to protect sexual orientation and gender identity go to die. But that still leaves the justice system as an alternate frontier for expanding those rights....

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Compton Avenue Balls Get (Temporary) Reinforcements

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 10:01 AM

The traffic-calming balls that have riled up south city have been girded with reinforcements. The concrete spheres — alternatively known as Slay Balls after the former mayor or Ingrassia Balls after the alderwoman whose ward commissioned them — have been given companions: They're now accompanied by tall, thin bollards...

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Monday, April 23, 2018

East Alton Thief Whose Disguise Involved Changing His Shirt Pleads Guilty

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Joshua Franklin wasn't attempting to pull off the crime of the century last summer, but he might at least have gotten away with robbing an Illinois convenience store had he come up with a more sophisticated disguise than .... changing his shirt. "I’ve seen some strange things, but this...

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