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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

St. Louis Cop Who Beat Suspect with Flashlight Faced Numerous Complaints

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 6:30 AM

On August 14, 2017, Jamal White, a black man in his mid-twenties, was standing in downtown St. Louis when a confrontation occurred with St. Louis Police officer Adam Feaman. Officer Feaman attempted to place White under arrest, allegedly for violating a city noise ordinance with his car and disturbing...

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Shady-Ass Parrot Lures Owner to Mudpatch, Where He Nearly Drowns

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 12:21 PM

A man attempting to retrieve his large and possibly malicious parrot nearly drowned in mud Sunday afternoon, creating what Belleville Fire Department described as an "unusual and dangerous situation." According to a Facebook post by the fire department, "The gentleman went into the area to rescue his parrot who...

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After 3 Years in Prison, Josh Williams Dreams of Returning to the Protest

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Four years ago, on a Saturday in August, Josh Williams took a bus from his home in Bellefontaine Neighbors to Ferguson. What he saw there changed his life. But the next four months would see him go from protester to prison inmate. At the time, Williams was an eighteen-year-old...

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Missouri Democrats Delete Platform's Pro-Life Welcome, Reversing July Vote

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 6:26 AM

In July, the Missouri Democratic Party voted to add an amendment to its platform welcoming "a diversity of views on abortion." But it didn't leave the welcome mat out for long: On Saturday, the state committee reversed course, voting overwhelmingly to delete the controversial addition. The July amendment, which...

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Hapless Meat Thief Tries to Break Into BBQ Smoker for an Hour, Fails

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 2:01 PM

Belleville's Hicks BBQ Company (609 S Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois; 618-234-7427) captured video Wednesday night of a would-be meat thief who spent more than an hour attempting to break into its smoker. In a 30-second clip of the footage the restaurant shared on its Facebook page, a man with a...

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After Ofo's Two-Month Stay in St. Louis, Hundreds of Bikes Appear Unaccounted For

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Nearly a month after bikeshare company Ofo decided to pull up stakes in all of its U.S. locations not named Seattle, San Diego and New York City, the distinctive yellow bikes can still be seen on St. Louis streets. But determining how many Ofos remain in St. Louis leads...

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Edward Moore Sentenced to Life For Hammer Attack on Homeless at Carr School

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:49 AM

A man who attacked four homeless people with a hammer last year has been sentenced to serve four life sentences in prison. Edward "Texas" Moore, 62, represented himself during three days of trial in June — and was quickly convicted on the morning of the fourth day. It took...

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Michael Brown, Remembered

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 8:37 AM

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Woman Was Struck by DePaul Hospital Security Guard — Then Charged with Assault

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 2:08 PM

A 25-year-old St. Louis woman went to the hospital for stomach pains — but instead ending up being charged with assault after what her attorney says was an unprovoked attack by hospital security. Vanity Allen, who lives in north county, checked in to SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton...

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A Thief on a Scooter Stole His SUV. Then Someone Tried to Break Into His House

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 10:04 AM

Tyler Garcia, the owner of Locoz Tacoz food truck, had a feeling he wasn't done with this thief. Two days after a scooter-riding crook jacked his Honda Pilot, he says someone tried to break into his house while his three kids were inside with their teenage babysitter. "I think...

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