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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Facebook Threats Against Trump Lead to Edwardsville Man's Arrest

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:21 AM

A series of unhinged Facebook posts threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump — including a suggestion that Trump needs "a blade in the neck" — has landed an Edwardsville man in jail. According to a federal indictment, Joseph Lynn Pickett's June 15 Facebook activity so alarmed his former Lowe's coworkers that...

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Petition Demands Missouri Legislator Resign for Killing a Chicken on Facebook

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:21 AM

A Missouri legislator who snapped a chicken's neck, then pulled out its heart on a video posted to Facebook, is facing calls for his resignation. In the controversial video, Representative Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) never comes close to explaining the connection between the chicken slaughter and his opposition to abortion....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Serial Groper in Tower Grove South Leads to Heightened Police Presence

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Police are warning about a series of attacks on women in Tower Grove South —saying they believe one man is responsible for at least four incidents of forced groping, as well as potentially a fifth that took place in Benton Park. All five cases have taken place during daylight hours...

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Man Stomps Kitten to Death at Belleville MetroLink Station, Police Say

Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM

A St. Louis man brutally killed his own kitten Friday morning at the Belleville MetroLink station after he was told the animal could not ride on the train with him, according to St. Clair County police. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that DeCarlos Edwards Johnson-Foston, 23, allegedly approached the MetroLink platform...

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Day Care Worker Hog-Tied 4-Year-Old Girl With Duct Tape, Yet Kept His Job

Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Joseph and Laura Day's first inkling that anything unusual had happened at day care was their daughter's conversation in the bath. The four-year-old seemed to be talking a lot about duct tape — a word that previously seemed beyond her vocabulary. When her mother pressed her, the little girl (who...

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Civil War Museum to Krewson: See You in Court

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 4:16 PM

Update on Monday, June 19: The city of St. Louis and the Missouri Civil War Museum will indeed see each other in court. On Friday, the museum made good on its threat and filed a lawsuit against the city, seeking a "judicial declaration regarding the lawful ownership of the...

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St. Louis is Trying to Intervene in MTC Horse Carriage Lawsuit

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:31 AM

The city of St. Louis wants to get involved in the ongoing legal fight responsible for unraveling regulations on horse-drawn carriages. In a motion filed Tuesday by Assistant City Counselor Chris Carenza, the city argued that it previously had not been notified that a county judge has halted the Metropolitan...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Missouri's Summer Nutrition Program Makes Big Gains, But Still Lags

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 12:28 PM

When you're a kid who relies on free school lunches to keep the hunger pangs at bay, summer can be a tough time of year. Summer nutrition programs, which connect kids with free food, are an important way to fill the gap. And Missouri recently made some big strides...

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Acting St. Louis Police Chief Accused of Ordering Cops to Bend Rules for Friend

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 7:00 AM

St. Louis' acting police chief doesn't like it when you mess with his friends, two city cops have alleged in complaints filed with the department. The officers, who are members of the the police auto theft unit, claim that Lt. Colonel Lawrence O'Toole ordered them to cut corners to...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Belleville Man, James T. Hodgkinson, IDed as Gunman in Congressional Shooting

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 10:24 AM

A Belleville man who campaigned for Bernie Sanders has been identified as the gunman who opened fire on a group of Republican congressman near Washington, D.C., this morning. The early morning attack — which happened during baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia — left five injured, including U.S. Representative Steve...

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