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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

St. Louis Ballerina Raffaella Stroik Missing; Car Found Near Mark Twain Lake

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Update: Police say Stroik's body has been found in Mark Twain Lake. A news conference has been scheduled for this afternoon. Original story follows A St. Louis ballerina has gone missing, and investigators are asking for help after finding her empty car in a parking lot next to Mark...

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St. Louis Airport Employees Face 'Civil Rights Crisis,' NAACP Says

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Who governs complaints of racial bias at St. Louis Lambert International Airport? Is it the city of St. Louis, which owns the airport? Or St. Louis County, within whose borders the airport is located? The answer to that question, says St. Louis NAACP president Adolphus Pruitt, amounts to a...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Loop Trolley Just Hit Another Parked Vehicle

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Two days before its grand opening, the Loop Trolley has again run into a vehicle parked alongside its tracks. We'll just reuse our headline from the last time this happened, on October 23: "The Loop Trolley isn't even open for business yet, and it already hit a parked car."...

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The Gas Station in the Loop Will Soon Be a CVS, Those Bastards

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Well, all of our hopes for another gas station at the corner of Delmar Boulevard and North Skinker Boulevard have gone down the drain. In a post yesterday on Building St. Louis, Chris Stritzel reports that the future of the corner has been determined. In addition to two floors...

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ACT Accused a Ladue Student of Cheating. Then He Fought Back

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:48 AM

In late 2017, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School took the ACT twice. He scored a 28 the first time, a 29 the second time. Those aren't bad scores, by any means, but the kid was a straight-A student with ambition, and neither was good enough for his...

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Ethical Society of Police Says St. Louis County Is Illegally Blocking It

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM

A law enforcement organization that represents minority police officers is calling for metro area cops to protest the St. Louis County Police Department until it formally recognizes them. The Ethical Society of Police, which began in St. Louis city and has frequently criticized abusive policing, expanded in April into...

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SWAT Team Insists They IDed Themselves Before Raid That Killed Isaiah Hammett

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Days after the hail of bullets in June 2017 that ended in Isaiah Hammett's death, all eight members of the SWAT team that killed him told similar stories. According to the internal police investigation after the shooting, the officers stated that their orders — to deliver a search warrant...

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Take It From This SLPS Parent: We Need to Talk About School Funding

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 6:51 AM

I went to school here in St. Louis at Mark Twain Elementary School. I played chess, and I won in a lot of different tournaments. I had a rep for that. Then I went to Walbridge Elementary. I won awards and stayed on the principal’s honor roll. But then,...

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Friday, November 9, 2018

They Requested the St. Louis Police Budget. It Took 8 Months to Get It

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Way way way back in February, Phillip Weeks put in a Sunshine law request for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's budget proposal. Not the limited big-picture information released online, but the real nuts and bolts that show what the department hopes to buy, and for how much. Weeks...

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Now Malissa Ancona Says She Killed KKK Grand Wizard Frank Ancona

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 10:39 AM

The seamstress for the Klan now says she's the shooter. In a letter to the judge in her murder case, 46-year-old Malissa Ancona claims she is the one who shot her husband, a rural Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader. Ancona had originally tried to pin the killing of Frank...

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