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Friday, September 21, 2018

Alex Garcia's Future Still Uncertain One Year After Taking Sanctuary From ICE

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 6:18 AM

One year ago today, 37-year-old Alex Garcia moved out of his Poplar Bluff home for what he hoped would be a brief absence. He was under orders from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to report for deportation to his native Honduras. Instead, he took sanctuary and has spent the...

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Isaiah Hammett's Family Mourns SWAT Raid Victim; Circuit Attorney Now Has Case

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM

When Gina Torres woke up this morning, she was greeted by the bullet holes that still mark the south-city home where her son Isaiah Hammett was killed in a SWAT raid last year. Today would have been his 23rd birthday. "Every day I have to look at the bullets....

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John Ryan Sues Planned Parenthood Over Arrest

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 12:03 PM

An anti-abortion activist who was charged with making a terroristic threat against Planned Parenthood's St. Louis clinic is now suing the organization and one of its employees. John Ryan was a longtime protester at the clinic in the Central West End. But on December 31, 2016, employee Casey Spiegel...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shocking Video Captures Insane Shootout at East St. Louis Gas Station

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Surveillance video from the Gas Mart on 18th and Missouri in East St. Louis during a September 12 shootout makes one thing clear: The customers who were shopping in the store at the time are lucky to be alive. The video, which was obtained by KMOV, shows an exchange...

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There Are Jellyfish — Yes, Jellyfish — in Missouri's Lakes

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 6:39 AM

In a completely mind-bending Facebook post yesterday, the Missouri Department of Conservation informed us that it is September, which means that it is apparently jellyfish season in Missouri. Say what now? Yep, our little landlocked paradise is home to freshwater jellyfish. And here this whole time we thought those...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Deangelo Thomas Charged in 1999 Cold Case Murder of Floyd Epps

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 11:12 AM

St. Louis police say they've cracked a cold case killing that went unsolved for nearly two decades. On Monday, prosecutors filed a murder charge against 39-year-old Deangelo Thomas in the death of 30-year-old Floyd Epps. Epps' body was found on February 6, 1999, in Eads Square Park in the...

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Expedia Touts the Real St. Louis Experience with Police Shields, Riot Gear

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Yesterday, the city of St. Louis got hit with no fewer than fourteen lawsuits focused on the police department's response to protests last September — suits alleging that officers rounded up protesters and bystanders alike, pepper spraying and beating them and then charged them with "failure to disperse." Today,...

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Oakville Man Who Drove Through Crash Scene Was on Probation for DWI

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM

A 31-year-old south county man was still on probation for a 2017 DWI on Monday when police say he drunkenly swerved around fire trucks and police working the scene of a crash on Interstate 44, court records show. Timothy Sutton of Oakville was eventually arrested about ten miles away...

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Missouri Town Shows Second Highest Crime Spike of All U.S. Cities

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 6:31 AM

To outsiders, the town of Hayti, Missouri, might look like a whole lot of nothing. The Pemiscot County municipality — population 2,718 — offers a rest stop and a pair of hotels for travels who've just made their way across the Arkansas border. As the above photo suggests, there...

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Smoking Ban Struck from St. Louis County's November Ballot

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 6:30 AM

The group pushing comprehensive smoking bans on ballots in the St. Louis suburbs this fall is now zero for two: Last night, a St. Louis County judge followed the lead of her counterpart in St. Charles County, tossing the measure from the ballot. The St. Charles ban was booted...

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