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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

No, a Missouri Man Did Not Visit a Prostitute Who Turned Out to Be His Wife

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 9:07 AM

It's always a bad sign when a headline misspells the name of a city. But typos are the least of the fake-news errors in a wannabe viral story published last week that's probably popped up more than once on your Facebook feed. The story, titled "Lees Summit, MO Man...

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Let's Face It: Men in Tech Lack a Few Things

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 7:56 AM

Last week, Google fired the engineer who distributed a memo claiming that women were genetically ill-suited for careers in key tech roles as engineers and developers. It’s probably the last thing that’s needed at this point, but let’s look at this from the point of view of ... another...

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Goodbye to the Loop, a Place Where the Constant Has Been Change

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 6:56 AM

I can’t remember exactly when I started at the Riverfront Times, but it was a long time ago — the web site was a .PDF of the paper that was uploaded on Wednesday morning. I can say that I’ve lived or worked (sometimes both) in the Loop since Bill...

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Used as a Bait Dog and Abandoned in North City, Buster Is Now on the Mend

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 6:55 AM

When volunteers first saw Buster, the pit mix who had been found near death in north St. Louis, it was impossible to tell how old he was. Several of his front teeth were missing, his leg appeared broken and he was covered with gashes and scars. Mandy Ryan, who runs...

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Francis Slay Jr., Son of Former St. Louis Mayor, Arrested for DWI

Posted By on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Francis G. Slay Jr, the son of longtime former St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, was arrested in Clay County — just north of Kansas City — early Friday morning for driving while intoxicated, according to an online arrest report posted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The arrest report indicates...

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Missouri High School Removes Students' Yearbook Quotes for Being Too Gay

Posted By on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Two recent Missouri high school graduates were in for a surprise when they opened their yearbooks recently: In place of the funny quotes they'd chosen to go under their names, the school had left only blank spaces. Why? The quotations both referenced coming out of the closet. And in Kearney,...

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Ex-Police Chief Sam Dotson Is Shocked That His Mother Allegedly Stole $2 Million

Posted By on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 7:58 PM

A Friday afternoon bombshell from Fox2's Chris Hayes: Carol Dotson, the mother of former St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson, is the subject of a federal indictment for wire fraud and embezzlement. According to the indictment, starting in 2003, Carol Dotson "devised a scheme and artifice to defraud" five commercial...

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City's $64 Million Scottrade Renovation Deal Is Illegal, Lawsuit Argues

Posted By on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Update: The story has been updated to include statements from the city counselor and city Comptroller Darlene Green. The St. Louis Blues owners can't renovate the Scottrade Center with taxpayers' money, because that would violate the state constitution, a new lawsuit argues. The $64 million project was approved by the...

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Utility Payment Scam Strikes St. Louis Area

Posted By on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Think twice before you heed that phone call you received about your electricity being disconnected — there's a chance a scammer is on the other end of the line. The city of Kirkwood is warning residents that a utility payment scam that's come to the St. Louis area. Scammers are...

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3 Children Dead After Rollover Crash on I-70 Ramp Near Downtown

Posted By on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Three children, ages three to eleven, were killed and two other people seriously injured when an SUV lost control on an I-70 exit ramp north of downtown St. Louis last night. KMOV reports that the vehicle overturned on the I-70 exit ramp at Tucker and Cass around 9:20 p.m. A...

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