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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Man Who Enrolled in College Under Fake Name Sentenced to Prison

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:21 PM

A former college student was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison today for using a fake name to enroll in school. Malachi Duncan, 32, pleaded guilty in July to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit student loan fraud. Authorities say the former Hillsboro resident used the identity...

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Man on Rooftop Holds Springfield Police at Bay for 15 Hours Before Getting Tased

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 1:52 PM

The beginning of this week has been anything but ordinary in downtown Springfield, Missouri, where a man climbed to a rooftop yesterday and refused to come down until police tased him in the wee hours this morning. Springfield police spokeswoman Lisa Cox said that police were originally called to check...

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St. Louis Chess Center Fired Trans Woman for 'Gender Non-Conforming Appearance,' Suit Alleges

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:31 AM

Last night, as a cold wind whipped at attendees holding candles and bundled in transgender pride flags, Elaine Cao made her way to the microphone set up on the sidewalk next to the Transgender Memorial Garden. "These people don’t get respect from their own communities, from their own families,"...

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Here Are the Best Places in Missouri to Raise a Family

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM

A new list that seeks to identify the best places in Missouri to raise a family doesn't have a high view of St. Louis — the city ranked dead last. The Gateway City is 86 out of the 86 cities on the list, which was compiled by personal finance site...

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CHIP's Loss Will Hurt Missouri

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:53 AM

Last month, while lawmakers in Washington, D.C., were once again distracted trying to upend the Affordable Care Act, the deadline to re-authorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) came and went. As a result approximately 9 million children nationwide will lose health insurance coverage within the next year, and in...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Justice Department Investigating St. Louis Police Actions in Stockley Protests

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 4:01 PM

The Justice Department has opened an investigation of the city police department's response to protests following the September acquittal of an ex-cop accused of murder. Federal prosecutors and FBI agents in St. Louis will be looking for potential violations of civil rights during the demonstrations, which began almost immediately...

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After Blasting Marijuana Legalization Bill on NextDoor, Lewis Reed Proposes Alternative

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 8:03 AM

It didn't take long for Lewis Reed, president of the city's Board of Aldermen, to find reasons to slam the sweeping cannabis legalization measure proposed by Alderwoman Megan Green. Apparently, it's such a bad bill that Reed didn't even have to read it very carefully. Green's bill, filed last...

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Richie Minton Lawyered Up After Ex's Death — Then Got Hired by St. Louis Fire

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 6:23 AM

How did a man who refused to answer police questions about his ex-girlfriend's death and was twice convicted for drunk driving get hired on by the St. Louis Fire Department? City officials are giving contradictory answers to that question after a segment of Crime Watch Daily focusing on Richie...

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Trolley Begins Full-Track Testing Today. But Actually Operating? That Takes Money

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 6:22 AM

Look both ways before crossing Delmar, everybody: the Loop trolley, which has a special talent for being extra expensive and extra behind schedule, is hitting the tracks for "System Integrated Testing" (SIT) starting today and lasting until mid-January. This process is meant to access the system as a whole,...

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Friday, November 17, 2017

John Wells, Suspected Tower Grove Groper, Is Back in Custody

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 4:02 PM

A man suspected of groping multiple women this summer in Tower Grove South is back in custody. John Wells, 30, was picked up on a warrant on Wednesday in south county, more than a month after city prosecutors dropped charges and turned him loose. Wells, who is listed as homeless...

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