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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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St. Louis' Black Aldermanic Caucus Calls for Slavery Reparations

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 6:54 AM

It's no secret that St. Louis has a reputation for having racial problems. However, the St. Louis African-American Aldermanic Caucus, or AAAC, believes it knows an important step to address the issue. Members of the organization are introducing a resolution at the Board of Aldermen in support of HR 40,...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Juan Thompson Pleads Guilty Over Campaign of Terror Against Ex-Girlfriend

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 1:14 PM

Juan Thompson, a disgraced former reporter from St. Louis, pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to cyberstalking and making hoax bomb threats — charges that carry a maximum of ten years in prison. The crazed ex-journalist admitted in court that he launched a string of bomb hoaxes at...

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Cardinals Will Host Pride Night in 2017, Team Says

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:47 PM

The Cardinals are ready for Pride Night — and it's happening in 2017. Last night, after controversy erupted over the team scheduling former player and anti-LGBT speaker Lance Berkman to speak at "Christian Day" at Busch Stadium, the club issued a statement saying that it will, in fact, host its first-ever...

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Taxi Commission Has Been Billing Carriage Companies, Even After Halting Regulation

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Last week, the RFT revealed that the area's Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, or MTC, quietly pulled back from regulating horse carriage companies in the city and county more than six months ago — saying a judge's order bars them from enforcement. But no one was more surprised by our scoop...

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Missouri Legislator Decapitates Live Chicken on Facebook Because Abortion

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Lest anyone needed more proof that state Representative Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) has completely lost his marbles, the Tea Party Republican provided ample proof yesterday on Facebook. Perhaps most astonishingly, Moon wasn't cornered by pesky reporters (a la Greg Gianforte) or tricked into an error in judgment by a good-looking...

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Richard Donaldson, 17, Charged as Adult in Tower Grove South Murder

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 4:55 PM

A seventeen-year-old has been charged as an adult in the shocking murder of a grandfather, who was killed in an attempted carjacking in February in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. Richard Donaldson, who was sixteen at the time, was taken into custody and held in a juvenile detention center two days...

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Class-Action Suit Targets Missouri's Use of Psychotropic Drugs on Kids in Foster Care

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Missouri kids in foster care are far too likely to be doped up with too many prescription drugs, at too young an age and with too little information given to foster parents. Those are the explosive allegations in a lengthy new, first of its kind class-action lawsuit filed in federal...

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