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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Florissant Janitor Shot Up-Skirt Photos of City Hall Employees, Police Say

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:35 AM

A Florissant janitor preyed on the city's female employees, snapping up-skirt photos of them at City Hall and even stealing underwear and toiletries from their homes, authorities say. Ronald Pixley, 59, was charged with three counts of burglary and one count of invasion of privacy. He worked at Florissant City...

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Monday, July 24, 2017

South St. Louis Teen Charged in Back-to-Back Kidnappings, Shooting

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 4:25 PM

A teenage gunman is in custody after a weeks-long crime spree that included back-to-back kidnappings in June, authorities say. Dominick Higgins, 18, and an accomplice in a hooded sweatshirt ambushed a man in the early morning hours of June 24 outside the Courtesy Diner on South Kingshighway, police say. The...

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Ex-Con Edward Moore Charged in Vicious Hammer Attack on Four Homeless People

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 1:53 PM

Editor's Note: The story has been updated with additional information. A hammer-wielding Maryland Heights man who bashed four homeless people has been charged with assault, authorities say. Edward Moore, 61, attacked his victims on Saturday morning inside the old Carr School north of downtown St. Louis, police say. Officers responded...

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St. Louis Slam Wins Back-to-Back National Championships

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 8:06 AM

What do you call it when a football team takes two championship titles in two years? A damn dynasty is what. And so that's exactly what we're calling the St. Louis Slam — after a Friday-night win over the Tampa Bay Inferno left them once again the Women's Football...

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Mayor's Dinner With Bob Costas Was a Dead End, Krewson Says

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Ah, the glamorous life of a big-city mayor! One day you're sitting through a four-hour crime prevention summit; the next, you're having dinner with ... Bob Costas? That's a little snapshot from the calendar of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's first two months in office, from mid-April to June 24,...

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

St. Louis Workhouse Getting A/C as Inmates Beg for Heat Relief

Posted By on Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Mayor Lyda Krewson says portable, industrial-size air conditioners will be installed at a St. Louis jail where inmates have been begging for relief from the heat. The five units, weighing between 25 and 50 tons, should all be online by the end of the week, according to the mayor. They're...

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Friday, July 21, 2017

St. Louis' Hot-as-Hell Workhouse Jail Could Get Temporary A/C

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 5:50 PM

City officials say they're working to bring at least temporary relief to inmates baking from the heat inside the workhouse jail. Mayor Lyda Krewson and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed separately said they have been talking to vendors about renting air conditioning units to cool the Medium Security...

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For St. Louis' Homeless, the Heat Is On — But For Now, So Is the Water

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 2:28 PM

As temperatures reach 101 degrees in St. Louis today, multiple water main breaks have popped up around town. One main break downtown, however, had the potential for more dire consequences than the others. The St. Patrick Center at the corner of Tucker Blvd and Convention Plaza was one of...

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Downtown St. Louis Gets Even Hotter Due to Water Main Break, God Help Us

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 12:46 PM

St. Louisans spending time downtown today faced an uphill battle in their efforts to not spontaneously burst into flames, as a devastating heat wave coupled with a water main break to make buildings there all but uninhabitable. The break occurred just before 4 a.m. Friday morning at 13th and Convention...

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St. Louis Police Want More Pay, But No One Is Talking About Pensions

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 9:46 AM

When it comes to the future of public safety in St. Louis, the complaints advanced by the city's largest police union have landed somewhere between entitled and apocalyptic. Representing 1,100 city cops, the St. Louis Police Officers Association is in the midst of contract negotiations with the city, and...

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