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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Overland Food Pantry Serving 2,000 Could Close Next Month

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 6:49 AM

When clients finish picking up supplies at Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry, they typically schedule their next monthly “appointment” to come back for more food. However, to the dismay of the 2,000 patrons who depend on the service, the organization has stopped taking appointments for good. Its executive director, Reverend Marsha...

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The City’s Incentive Guidelines Are Toothless. Here Are Some Real Reforms

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Policymakers and development officials appear incapable of responsibly awarding subsidies through programs like tax-increment financing (TIF) and tax abatement. These programs redirect increased taxes paid on improved property back to a developer, or prevent taxes from being collected on improved property at all. From 2000 to 2014, the city...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

QuikTrip That Burned in Ferguson Protests Is Now a Community Center

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 2:51 PM

Today, on the land that once held rocks and charred rubble resulting from pain and unrest, a new center opened for the Ferguson community. Nearly three years after the shooting death of Michael Brown and the high-profile protest movement it ignited, a new symbol of hope opened its doors...

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Governor Greitens Gets His Wish: More Abortion Restrictions

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:28 PM

For Missouri Republicans, forcing restrictions on abortion that are both medically unnecessary and legally perilous seems to be a gift that keeps on giving. Yesterday, the conservative-dominated state Senate gave that gift to Governor Eric Greitens, who last month ordered a second special session that would focus on abortion. On...

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Inmate Sues St. Louis Sheriff's Deputy for Trapping Her in a Cell and Assaulting Her

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 7:09 AM

On April 20, St. Louis deputy sheriff Christopher Lee Jones entered a private holding cell in the St. Louis Justice Center with packages containing homemade barbecue chicken, lasagna and corn. The holding cell contained one inmate — a female, and one he'd specifically summoned from the city's infamous Workhouse. The deputy...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Police, Community Unite to Revitalize Windsor Park

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 3:03 PM

North St. Louis' Windsor Park is getting new life, thanks to a project involving police, community leaders and neighbors. Project Take Back Windsor Park aims to restore the north city park as a safe place for kids to enjoy, as KSDK reports. Prior to the effort, weeds, drugs and illegal...

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St. Louis Couple's Wedding Dresses Stolen From Van in Benton Park

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Lynda Keeton and Jessie Chandler got married in Soulard on Saturday night after fourteen years as a couple. On Monday, the pair made a devastating discovery: Their wedding dresses had been stolen. As reported by KMOV, Keeton and Chandler loaded up their dresses on Sunday with the intention of taking...

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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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