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Friday, November 16, 2018

Seeking 'Transparency,' St. Louis Police Release Video of 2 Officer-Involved Shootings

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Today, in an uncommon move, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department held a press conference to release video footage from two separate police shootings, including a September 26 confrontation that ended with a plainclothes officer shooting and critically injuring an armed teenager in north city. In that incident, which...

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Hell Freezes Over as Loop Trolley Opens for Business (Kind Of, Mostly)

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 1:09 PM

Some said this day would never come — yet here we are. Yes, ladies and gents, the Loop trolley is finally open for business. Well, at least halfway. At first, the trolley confirmed on Facebook that it was open for business. Though, things being what they are, we also...

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Saint Louis University Student Sues Colten Bonk, University Over Rape, Assault

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

A student-athlete is suing both Saint Louis University and former student Colten Bonk, accusing the Jesuit university of failing to intervene as Bonk abused her. The student alleges that the abuse continued for months, ultimately culminating in Bonk assaulting, beating, raping and sodomizing her in her dorm room. The...

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Downtown West Sinkhole Is the Tourist Attraction St. Louis Has Been Waiting For

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 6:41 AM

In the clean, white snow outside the windows of the Riverfront Times office, we now have a sinkhole of our very own. Maybe four feet across at the opening, it breaks neatly at the edge of the sidewalk and opens up into a cavern under Pine Street, west of...

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Loop Trolley Opening Canceled Due to Snow, Proving Even God Is Against It

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Today's scheduled opening of the Loop Trolley, which was set to ferry its first paying passengers at noon down a wholly redundant route already reliably serviced by the Metrolink, has been canceled due to snow, proving once and for all that even God Himself is against it. Following years...

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Despite Wintry Weather, Robbers Push On

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 9:50 AM

The snow has made just about everything impossible today — except getting robbed. Braving the first legit storm of the winter, an armed stickup man and his accomplice pulled a gun on a sixteen-year-old girl a little after 1 a.m. in the 4200 block of North Grand Street, police...

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Phallic-Shaped Snowstorm Has Come to Screw All of St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 9:01 AM

This rendering of the snowstorm has us feeling shivers. It’s from meteorologist Chris Higgins on Fox 2’s Facebook page and it sure does make you just want to stay in bed today, doesn’t it? What’s that, Mr. Weatherman? We’re going to get 4+ inches or more? Oh, you are...

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Missouri Women Are Totally Underrepresented in Politics

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Kansas may have just elected its third female governor, but here in Missouri, women remain woefully underrepresented in public office. Not only has our state government never had a woman on top, but right now we've got just one woman elected statewide: Auditor Nicole Galloway. And for Missouri women,...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wentzville Settles With Woman Removed From Meeting After Disagreeing with Mayor

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 6:15 PM

In February 2018, Sally Hunt was forcibly removed from a Board of Aldermen meeting in Wentzille, Missouri, after speaking critically of its newly erected, sixteen-foot-long sign proclaiming "IN GOD WE TRUST." A Maryland Heights resident, Hunt didn't exceed the allotted time given to members of the public. She didn't get...

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St. Louis Ballerina Raffaella Stroik's Body Found in Mark Twain Lake

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 12:20 PM

The body of a missing St. Louis ballerina has been discovered in Mark Twain Lake, authorities say. Raffaella Stroik, 23, was last seen Monday in Town and Country, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol opened a missing person investigation on Tuesday after her Volkswagen Jetta was left overnight in...

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