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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Second Settlement in Jason Stockley Case to Pay $500,000 to Anthony Smith's Daughter

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 3:47 PM

A second settlement in the police killing of Anthony Lamar Smith awards his young daughter another $500,000. Smith was shot to death by St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley in 2011. His family sued for wrongful death and initially agreed to a $900,000 settlement, but that was before they...

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St. Louis Cops Plead Not Guilty in Undercover Police Officer's Beating at Jason Stockley Protest

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 1:09 PM

Four St. Louis cops pleaded not guilty this morning to federal charges connected to the beating of an undercover officer who posed as a protester. Officers Dustin Boone, Randy Hays and Christopher Myers are accused of kicking and baton-clubbing Officer Luther Hall on Sept. 17, 2017. A fourth officer...

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PETA and Whistleblower Allege Animal Testing Abuse at Washington University

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 11:02 AM

A whistleblower who secretly filmed inside an animal testing lab at Washington University is behind new allegations that the school's animals are suffering from "neglect, incompetence and a culture of indifference." In letters sent to the university and two federal agencies on Wednesday, the national animal rights group People...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Catholic Supply Reopens After Attack As Suspect Thomas Bruce Goes to St. Louis County Court

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 1:34 PM

The Catholic Supply store that was the scene of a violent attack last month reopened today following a blessing yesterday from St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson. The timing was poignant. As employees opened for the business this morning, the man suspected of carrying out the nightmarish ambush appeared in...

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St. Louis Man Found Lying in Middle of Road Steals Ambulance When Taken to Hospital

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 12:58 PM

A man who had been taken to a hospital for medical attention early Wednesday morning helped himself to an ambulance on his way out, police say. The Post-Dispatch reports that the 48-year-old man, who has not been identified by police, was taken to the emergency room of Saint Louis University...

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Grant's Farm Elephants, Toby and Mickey, Died This Week, Anheuser-Busch Says

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Two of the Grant's Farm elephants have died, Anheuser-Busch confirmed today. Toby, a 38-year-old male, and Mickey, a 34-year-old female, died this week, according to a news release. "The quality of care we provide all of the animals at Grant’s Farm is of the utmost importance," the statement says....

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Prosecuting People For Giving Food to Homeless "Not a Priority," Says STL Public Safety Director

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 10:55 AM

While its officers may continue to ticket people for handing out food without a permit, the city says it has more pressing matters than prosecuting people for trying to feed the hungry. That's the message from St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, who on Tuesday responded to questions...

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Supreme Court: Kim Gardner Can Investigate St. Louis Police, Prosecute Suspects They Shoot

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 6:35 AM

The state Supreme Court ruled that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner can simultaneously investigate cops who shoot suspects and prosecute those same suspects. In a 7-0 decision on Tuesday, the high court backed Gardner, who fought a circuit court judge's attempt to block St. Louis prosecutors from handling...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Washington University Embezzler Basia Skudrzyk Pleads Guilty in $300,000 Fraud

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM

A former Washington University employee who paid for trips across the world, jewelry and even her divorce lawyer with embezzled money has pleaded guilty to three counts of federal mail fraud. Barbara "Basia" Skudrzyk, 38, ran a variety of scams from May 2010 through July 31, 2018, costing the...

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Horn-Happy Loop Trolley Breaking Curfew, Neighbors Say

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 7:47 AM

Stephanie Roberts, a mother of three, attempts to get her kids in bed by the reasonable hour of 9 p.m. each night. That's not easy, but it's almost impossible now that the Loop Trolley is running. The blaring horn from the trolley as it enters and leaves the History...

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