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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Police Seek Persons of Interest, Vehicles After Double Shooting in Dutchtown

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:37 PM

St. Louis police are asking for help in identifying persons and vehicles of interest after a double shooting at a Dutchtown gas station parking lot last night left one man dead and another injured. Police say a 28-year-old black man was found lying in the parking lot at 3934...

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Gateway Arch Shows Off Progress on Visitor Center and Museum

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:06 PM

This morning, the Gateway Arch Park Foundation and the National Park Service provided a media tour of the renovations for the Arch's visitor center and museum. Work on the project is supposed to be complete in July 2018 — five years after construction began and nearly three years after the...

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Harrowing Testimony Details St. Louis Police Use of Chemical Agents on Protesters

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:22 AM

During hours of testimony on Wednesday, sixteen witnesses described brutal confrontations with city cops assigned to the protests following the Jason Stockley verdict. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is suing the city of St. Louis on behalf of protesters, who told harrowing stories of surprise blasts of pepper...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SLMPD Sued Over Fatal Shooting of 21-Year-Old Davion Henderson

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:38 PM

The family of Davion Mikael Henderson has filed a lawsuit against the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and two of its officers, saying their unlawful use of force led to his death earlier this year. Henderson, 21, was killed on January 9, 2017, after a police chase that ended...

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New Video Shows Drunk Passenger Losing His Shit After 'Playing His White Card'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Perhaps the drunk passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight from St. Louis to Denver who raved to the black woman in the seat next to him about playing his "white card" knew what he was talking about: The man has yet to face any charges for the incident, despite...

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County Police Officials Are a No-Show for Hearing on Galleria Arrests

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:13 AM

An inquiry into the mass arrests of protesters last month at the St. Louis Galleria was missing a few key speakers — police commanders. St. Louis County Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray says County Police Chief Jon Belmar and Richmond Heights Police Chief Doug Schaeffler were asked to attend Tuesday's meeting...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Suit Triggers Largest Sunshine Law Penalty in Missouri History

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:18 AM

After two years and nine lawsuits, Aaron Malin's campaign to hold Missouri's drug task forces accountable to the state's Sunshine law is paying off. But now, for the first time since the former Show-Me Cannabis researcher began his lawsuit spree in 2014, the payoff actually comes with a dollar...

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St. Louis Board of Elections Goes Scot-Free for Stonewalling Absentee Request

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 9:29 AM

The St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners will pay nothing for stonewalling the attorney seeking absentee ballot information in a high-profile case last fall after a judge's ruling yesterday. Attorney David Roland sought absentee ballot applications and envelopes in an attempt to show that state Representative Penny Hubbard (D-St. Louis)...

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Hoping to Spare Chief Wana Dubie a Pauper's Grave, Friends Step Up

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Chief Wana Dubie, whose goofy name and forehead tattoo of a cannabis leaf belied a serious political agenda, died this summer, on August 17. But two months later, the senatorial candidate responsible for the immortal slogan "Dubie vs. Blunt" has yet to be buried. Dent County Coroner Gina White says...

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Ken Bone, America's Favorite Undecided Voter, Made $150K Off His Indecision

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 6:45 AM

If you ever see some quote-unquote normal person suddenly become Internet famous, and you observe them trading their privacy for fifteen minutes of celebrity, with all the backlash it inevitably entails, you may wonder why they'd bother. Why not run for the hills when someone offers you a T-shirt...

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