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Monday, April 19, 2021

St. Louis Street Dedicated to Local Blues Legend Kim Massie

Posted By on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 3:14 PM

The St. Louis music scene took a big punch to the gut in back in October when local blues hero Kim Massie passed away. A legend among legends, Massie’s supercharged stage presence and powerful performances were always a joy to witness. “Massie was St. Louis’ best and most celebrated...

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St. Louis Weather Forecast Predicts Snow Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 8:48 AM

The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and the temperature in St. Louis is supposed to reach a high of seventy degrees today, but we still have possible snow in the forecast for tomorrow. Yes, sometimes it snows in April, and as of this morning there’s a 100...

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Friday, April 16, 2021

St. Ann Police Switch to Yellow Tasers That Look Less Like Guns

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 5:37 PM

Minnesota police officer Kim Potter pulled her gun instead of a Taser before fatally shooting Daunte Wright on April 11 — and in response, the St. Ann Police Department says it's swapping black Tasers for bright yellow ones in hopes of preventing a similar catastrophe. Currently, St. Ann officers'...

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tishaura Jones Picks Dan Isom, Heather Taylor for Public Safety

Posted By on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 5:32 PM

St. Louis police are getting new oversight — and that includes appointing one of the department's sharpest critics as a top advisor to a new director of public safety. Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones announced today that ex-police chief Dan Isom will replace Jimmie Edwards as public safety director, and retired...

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Missouri House Rejects Resignation of Republican Accused of Sexually Abusing His Children

Posted By on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 4:16 PM

This story was originally published by the Missouri Independent. The Missouri House refused to accept the resignation of Rep. Rick Roeber on Thursday, with a bipartisan group of lawmakers arguing that the ethics committee should complete its investigation into allegations that he sexually and physically abused his children. “This...

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Driver Killed When Car Exiting I-55 Launches into St. Louis Business

Posted By on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 2:55 PM

A motorist exiting Interstate 55 in Mehlville on Wednesday evening launched across a median, smashing her car into the front of a mechanic's shop. The crash killed the 57-year-old driver, according to St. Louis County police. In a news release, the department said that Rhonda Weedman was driving the...

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St. Louis Doctor on Vacation Saves a Life in California

Posted By on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 2:47 PM

Jeffrey Davis’s favorite belt was his Croakies. It was black with a silver buckle and could be adjusted to any tightness. When he'd bought it years ago at an REI, he had no clue that it would one day save someone's life. Davis has spent more than twenty years as an...

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FDA Allows Abortion Pills to Be Mailed in Illinois — But Not Missouri

Posted By on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 11:27 AM

Less than 24 hours after the FDA announced it would lift the Trump-era ban on mailing the abortion pill, Illinois patients in the Metro East were already rescheduling their next appointments. "We have folks who were incredibly grateful and excited to be able to stay at home and have...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Riverfront Times Is Seeking Summer Interns

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 5:09 PM

If you're interested in spending the summer doing the kind of journalism that people actually want to read, think about applying for one of the Riverfront Times' summer internships. We're looking for smart college students to join us as reporters and photographers. This isn't a busywork internship. You'll be...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Hundreds of Tires Illegally Dumped in North St. Louis Leads to 26 Charges

Posted By on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 4:48 PM

On February 2, a green pickup truck loaded with tires stopped in an alleyway in north St. Louis. As a police surveillance camera rolled, two men began unloading the unwanted cargo, adding them to the haphazard piles that stretched along both sides of the alley. "There were easily a...

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