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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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Governor's Adviser Jimmy Soni Is Again Exhibit A in Bombshell Sex Harassment Report

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Jimmy Soni, a former aide to Governor Eric Greitens, is in the news again this week — and Greitens isn't answering questions about why a man who was accused of sexual harassment was on his campaign payroll as recently as September. As Greitens was preparing to take office as...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Massive Warehouse Burns in South St. Louis

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 3:43 PM

A massive fire tore through a south St. Louis warehouse on Wednesday, forcing workers to flee outside as thick, black smoke rolled into the sky, filling the streets of neighborhoods more than a mile away. Shortly before 11 a.m., city engine and truck crews headed to the long, block building...

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For Lawyer Who Won Landmark Absentee Case, $1,084 Bill Is a Slap in the Face

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:19 PM

Last year, attorney David Roland won one of the most consequential Sunshine law cases in the city's history. In response to Roland's lawsuit against the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners, a judge opened up absentee ballot applications to public inspection — a ruling that paved the way for...

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St. Louis Police Used Mace to 'Punish Protesters,' Judge Says, Ruling for ACLU

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 11:55 AM

St. Louis police officers unleashed mace to "punish protesters" following the acquittal of a former city cop on murder charges, a federal judge has found. In a decision released this morning, U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry sided with activists and the ACLU of Missouri, granting a request to set...

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