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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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Breathe Easy: EPA Says Inhaling That Plume of Black Death Was Probably Fine

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Good news! The EPA is in town today because of that big ol' fire everyone's been talking about, and the organization has determined that it was probably totally fine for the residents of south St. Louis to inhale all that pitch-black smoke for more than 24 solid hours. Phew! On...

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Fort Leonard Wood Had Sizable Increase in Sexual Assault Reports in 2016, Database Reveals

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Fort Leonard Wood, the sprawling Army base located two hours south of St. Louis, showed a 71 percent increase in reports of sexual assault from 2013 to 2016, according to a previously confidential database released publicly for the first time Friday morning. The number of sexual assaults reported at Fort...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Photos Captured the Horror as Massive Warehouse Fire Raged

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 1:12 PM

An immense fire consumed a warehouse at 3937 Park Avenue in south St. Louis on Wednesday. Fighting the flames was an all-day effort, with the fire continuing to burn today. Fire Capt. Garon Mosby said Wednesday that firefighters had to fight the fire from the outside in, a tactic called...

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Missouri Man Tased by Officer Delivering a Parking Ticket Files Suit

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:36 AM

A truck driver who was tasered in his own living room by a cop delivering a parking ticket has filed a lawsuit over the incident. Wayne Gerling of Hermann, Missouri, got a door-knock on November 18, 2012. Standing there was officer Matthew Waite, who objected to the fact that...

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Stand Down, Everyone: That Stolen El Camino Has Been Recovered

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:31 AM

There has been a major break in one of the great capers of the metro area — police have recovered a spectacularly badass El Camino. You'll surely recall the lime green jewel of the automotive world, stolen last month outside a Fairfield Inn in Fenton, where it had been...

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