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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Multiple CWE Women Kidnapped, Robbed by 'Armed and Dangerous" Suspect

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:37 PM

Update: They got him. Police say they apprehended the suspect around 1:50 p.m. yesterday in the 5100 block of Ashland. They'll release further details when and if warrants are issued. Original story follows .... Police are searching for a 30-something man they believe is responsible for at least three...

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Verizon Wins Test of St. Louis Wireless Networks

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 5:59 AM

Can you hear me now? If you're on the Verizon network, the answer in St. Louis is almost always yes. PCMag recently tested data speeds on four networks — AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile — in the nation's largest 30 cities. It found that T-Mobile dominated in the...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Former Police Captain Everett James Pleads Guilty in Federal Fraud Case

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 4:41 PM

An former police captain in scandal-scarred Kinloch pleaded guilty this morning to federal fraud charges, admitting he collected thousands in disability benefits even as he worked multiple jobs. Everett James, 60, claimed to the U.S. Social Security Administration in 2014 that he wasn't physically able to work as a...

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Theft Charge Dropped Against St. Louis County Police Commander

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 12:06 PM

A St. Louis County police commander who was the target of an internal investigation and fired following allegations that he was pulling double duty as a private security guard is no longer facing a felony charge for theft. The office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch dismissed...

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Moron Finds Way to Blame Missouri Senator for Trump Immigration Policy

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Across the nation, Republicans are scrambling to distance themselves from President Donald Trump's immigration policies, which currently include children being separated from their parents and warehoused in cages — oops, "detention centers." But Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley doesn't seem too troubled by the piteous cries coming from the...

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Post-Dispatch Layoffs Claim 5 More in Newsroom

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 7:15 AM

Last week, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Mike Faulk put in his notice, saying he'll be moving back to Washington state after a high-profile stint at the daily that included being arrested covering protests last September. But yesterday, the paper sped things up — they laid him off. Faulk was...

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Robert Merkle, Accused of Texting Rape Threats, Charged in New Case

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Robert Merkle is a dating site nightmare. On Friday, the 49-year-old south St. Louis County man pleaded guilty to harassment in Jefferson County, even as he was hit with new charges in St. Louis city. At least a half-dozen women have taken out restraining orders against him.  Allegations against...

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'Large Bear' Roaming Ballwin Has West County Suburb on High Alert

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Public Service Announcement: There is a bear in Ballwin! And it's a "large bear," if the people who called the city's police department can be trusted. Witnesses spotted said bear about 8:30 p.m. Sunday as it ran between the Castle Pines subdivision and Oak Run Lane. There are a...

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With New Pro Se Guide, ArchCity Hopes to Empower Citizens in Court and With Cops

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 6:47 AM

In two weeks, St. Louisans have an opportunity to help their fellow citizens make informed legal choices, navigate the justice system and advocate for themselves in interactions with police, as well as in court and in jail. The nonprofit law firm ArchCity Defenders, which provides legal counsel to homeless...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Air Force Boots Tabbie Duncan After Racist 'N——r Hunting' Video

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 4:02 PM

She already lost her waitressing job, and now the Air Force is booting a Jefferson County waitress who joked with friends about going "n****r hunting" in a viral video. Twenty-year-old aspiring model Tabitha "Tabbie" Duncan had recently enlisted as a reserve Airman, but her newfound notoriety has nixed that,...

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