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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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 among...

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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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Man Driving With a Jack in Place of a Tire Is the Most St. Louis Thing Ever

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 1:11 PM

We’ve heard of carjackings happening in St. Louis, but nothing like this. Check out this guy who was caught on camera earlier this week just low-key driving his vehicle down the road with a jack in place of a front tire. The video starts with two gentlemen warning you...

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Brutal Beating on MetroLink Monday Results in Charges Against 3 Men

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Update: St. Louis County police have released a video with images of the remaining suspects. It's posted at the bottom of the original story. Three of six suspects have been arrested in a bone-cracking beatdown aboard a MetroLink train. At about 4 p.m. on Monday, the men jumped a...

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Obama Group Puts Ann Wagner on Its Election Hit List

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 6:00 AM

U.S. Representative Ann Wagner (R-Ballwin) may have yet another reason to be worried about this midterm election: The Obama team is gunning for her seat. Missouri’s second congressional district, which Wagner represents, is one of 27 to appear on Organizing for Action’s new midterms hit list, Politico reports. The...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Police Snag Suspects in Massive Theft Ring Who Slipped GPS Monitors

Posted By on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Two suspects connected to a years-long campaign of car break-ins and burglaries downtown are back in custody, police say. Previously, the two men, Lamonte Brown and Jason Holmes, managed to remove their GPS devices and disappeared. Wearing the devices had been a condition of their bond. According to a...

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Missouri Is Already Blocking Medicaid Patients from Using Planned Parenthood

Posted By on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:52 AM

In Missouri, it's apparently so easy to institute new restrictions on women's healthcare affecting thousands of low-income patients that you don't even need a signed law to do it. Last week, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region received a letter from the director of Missouri's Medicaid Audit and...

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