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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Driver in Plaza Frontenac Heist Sentenced to Federal Prison

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:27 PM

The getaway driver in a chaotic smash-and-grab heist last year at Plaza Frontenac has been sentenced to two years in federal prison. Mario Washington, 24, waited behind the wheel of a Dodge Journey on November 26 as eleven accomplices swarmed a Chanel boutique inside the mall's Saks Fifth Avenue store,...

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St. Louis Is a Top 10 City for Millennial Home Ownership

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Clueless baby boomers in New York and San Francisco may joke about the avocado-toast-eating millennials living in their parents' basements — but here in St. Louis, the joke is on them. Here people ages 18 to 35 comprise a surprising 40.2 percent of all metro area homeowners. That's according to...

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Missouri Is One of the Worst States to Live in This Year

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 6:20 AM

We love to brag about our city, whether it's praise for our frozen custard, appreciation for our parks or a news flash about our red-hot real estate market. But no place is perfect — and, according to a recent study, our home state leaves much to be desired. Earlier...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

St. Louis Workhouse Inmates Beg for Help from Blistering Heat

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Update 4:13 p.m.: State Rep. Joshua Peters (D-St. Louis) is asking the state to step in to investigate and improve conditions at the St. Louis workhouse medium security jail. In letters to House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) and Dr. Randall Williams, director of the state Department of Health...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ex-Ferguson Cop Accused in Beating Sues for Gender Discrimination

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 2:54 PM

An ex-Ferguson cop who was part of an inmate's bloody jailing has sued a north county police department, alleging she was discriminated against as a woman. Two years after leaving the Ferguson police, Kim Tihen took a job with the Bellefontaine department, where she worked between 2013 and 2016. She...

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Delmar Loop Armed Robbery Suspects Seen on Surveillance Video

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 6:54 AM

A violent armed robbery in the Delmar Loop has police searching for four suspects. Three of the crooks, all young men in hooded sweatshirts, ambushed a 26-year-old woman shortly before 3 a.m. on July 11 as she walked just west of Skinker Boulevard on the 6200 block of Delmar, according...

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Monday, July 17, 2017

BB Blasts Anger South City Businesses, Residents

Posted By on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 6:50 AM

On Monday, July 10, a group of musicians were sitting outside Yaquis (2728 Cherokee Street) around 11:27 p.m. when someone started firing out of a passing SUV. The suspect — described in a police incident report as a white male with a heavy build, ages 35 to 40 —...

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St. Louis Slam Plays in the National Championship This Friday

Posted By on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 6:06 AM

Winning back-to-back championships is no easy feat — just ask the St. Louis Rams. And while that particular accomplishment eluded our city's now-departed NFL team, it's within reach of the St. Louis Slam. The Slam's roster — particularly the rookies — have come a long way since RFT profiled...

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Friday, July 14, 2017

'Save the Raise' to Target St. Louis Employers Who Roll Back Wage Increase

Posted By on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 9:14 AM

Employers who roll back the minimum wage increase passed by the city of St. Louis — which was recently blocked by the state of Missouri — will face public shaming and even protests. That's the word from the Fight for 15 group, which pushed hard to get the city's...

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bumbling Thieves Stole 88-Year-Old's Wheelchair Ramp, Police Say

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 3:35 PM

On the list of things you really shouldn't steal, an old man's wheelchair ramp has to be pretty high. But prosecutors say Overland police found three people who were willing to give it a try. The victim in the case is 88 years old, and his aluminum ramp was...

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