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Friday, July 20, 2018

Rey Hernandez Sentenced to Two Life Terms in Bevo Mill Double Homicide

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM

A judge sentenced a St. Louis gunman to spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering the father of his girlfriend's son and a friend. Rey Hernandez, 21, was convicted by a jury in April of two counts first-degree murder and two counts armed criminal action. He killed...

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Rideshare Scooters Left St. Louis Before We Even Got a Chance to Hate Them

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 3:03 PM

The large cache of electric scooters that were unceremoniously dumped onto the streets of downtown St. Louis on Thursday have left as quickly as they came. Bird Rides Inc., which is responsible for the powered rideshare vehicles, has agreed to pull the scooters off city streets after St. Louis...

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Michael Litz, Ladue Developer Sentenced to Prison, Dead in Apparent Overdose

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 8:40 AM

Michael Litz was supposed to report to federal prison Tuesday to begin serving a three-year sentence on charges he conspired to defraud investors. But he never reported. Instead, he apparently overdosed at Chesterfield Drury Inn, in what is believed to be a suicide. Litz's death was confirmed by his...

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Ex-St. Louis Cop Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes from Chiropractor

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:23 PM

An former St. Louis cop has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a long-running conspiracy to sell police reports to an ambulance-chasing chiropractor and his wife. Cauncenet "Sunny" Brown, 42, was one of four officers and former officers who helped send private information to Dr. Mitchell Davis and Galina...

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St. Louis Police Violated Sunshine Law in Drug Task Force Case, Judge Says

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:26 AM

St. Louis Police violated Missouri's Sunshine law when they rejected a researcher's request for public records related to its drug task force, a judge found — rejecting the city's arguments after a three-day trial in May. St. Louis Circuit Judge Mark H. Neill made his ruling yesterday, granting another...

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Ofo, the Startup Behind All Those Yellow Bikes, Is Reportedly Leaving St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:43 AM

If you can't decide which of the new rental bike companies to sign up with, don't worry — one of them is apparently already planning to quit St. Louis. Ofo is pulling its yellow bikes out of all its U.S. locations except Seattle, San Diego and New York City,...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ohio Nonprofit to Take Over Biddle House Homeless Shelter

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Updated 10:12 a.m. Thursday with comments from Peter & Paul's executive director. An Ohio nonprofit will take over operations of the Biddle Housing Opportunities Center homeless shelter after the city failed to find a good local partner to take it on. The city approved the arrangement with Homefull, a Dayton-based...

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St. Louis' Trash Service Is a Damn Dumpster Fire

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 1:49 PM

St. Louis' trash service is garbage. Anyone who has peered down any given alley in the city and spied the rolling tides of overflowing refuse therein already knows that, but what you may not have known is the face-palmingly simple reason why: We don't have enough trash trucks to...

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Lawrence O'Toole Claims He Didn't Get the Police Chief Job Because He's White

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 1:16 PM

St. Louis Police Lt. Colonel Lawrence O'Toole, who famously bungled his department's response to protests last fall as its interim chief, is pissed that he didn't get chosen to lead it permanently. And get this: He's blaming the fact he's white. As KMOV first reported earlier today, O'Toole has...

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A St. Louis Trucker Is on a Mission to Trap Pedophiles. He's Already Bagged 6

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:53 AM

It was past 2:30 a.m. Saturday, and from behind the camera of his smartphone, professional trucker and newbie pedophile hunter Anthony Green observes his target pull up in a white pickup truck. He follows the truck to a BP gas station parking lot in north St. Louis. The trap...

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