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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Ex-St. Louis Cop Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes from Chiropractor

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:23 PM

An former St. Louis cop has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a long-running conspiracy to sell police reports to an ambulance-chasing chiropractor and his wife. Cauncenet "Sunny" Brown, 42, was one of four officers and former officers who helped send private information to Dr. Mitchell Davis and Galina...

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St. Louis Police Violated Sunshine Law in Drug Task Force Case, Judge Says

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:26 AM

St. Louis Police violated Missouri's Sunshine law when they rejected a researcher's request for public records related to its drug task force, a judge found — rejecting the city's arguments after a three-day trial in May. St. Louis Circuit Judge Mark H. Neill made his ruling yesterday, granting another...

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Ofo, the Startup Behind All Those Yellow Bikes, Is Reportedly Leaving St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:43 AM

If you can't decide which of the new rental bike companies to sign up with, don't worry — one of them is apparently already planning to quit St. Louis. Ofo is pulling its yellow bikes out of all its U.S. locations except Seattle, San Diego and New York City,...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ohio Nonprofit to Take Over Biddle House Homeless Shelter

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Updated 10:12 a.m. Thursday with comments from Peter & Paul's executive director. An Ohio nonprofit will take over operations of the Biddle Housing Opportunities Center homeless shelter after the city failed to find a good local partner to take it on. The city approved the arrangement with Homefull, a Dayton-based...

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St. Louis' Trash Service Is a Damn Dumpster Fire

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 1:49 PM

St. Louis' trash service is garbage. Anyone who has peered down any given alley in the city and spied the rolling tides of overflowing refuse therein already knows that, but what you may not have known is the face-palmingly simple reason why: We don't have enough trash trucks to...

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Lawrence O'Toole Claims He Didn't Get the Police Chief Job Because He's White

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 1:16 PM

St. Louis Police Lt. Colonel Lawrence O'Toole, who famously bungled his department's response to protests last fall as its interim chief, is pissed that he didn't get chosen to lead it permanently. And get this: He's blaming the fact he's white. As KMOV first reported earlier today, O'Toole has...

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A St. Louis Trucker Is on a Mission to Trap Pedophiles. He's Already Bagged 6

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:53 AM

It was past 2:30 a.m. Saturday, and from behind the camera of his smartphone, professional trucker and newbie pedophile hunter Anthony Green observes his target pull up in a white pickup truck. He follows the truck to a BP gas station parking lot in north St. Louis. The trap...

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States Decriminalizing Marijuana Saw No Increase in Youth Use, Wash U Prof Finds

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Do states that decriminalize marijuana see more teens using it? According to a landmark study led by a professor at Washington University, the answer is a clear no. Dr. Richard Grucza, a professor of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, says he believes his just-published study is...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Carol Dotson, Mom of Ex-St. Louis Police Chief, Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 5:25 PM

The estranged mother of St. Louis' most recent former police chief was sentenced to three years in federal prison for a major embezzlement scheme. Carol Dotson, 71, stole more than $2 million from the commercial real estate property management company she worked for in Olivette, according to prosecutors. Dotson...

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Wild Man Falls Out of Car Stunting on St. Louis Highway, Hopefully Isn't Dead

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 4:03 PM

A viral video making the rounds Tuesday afternoon shows a man having a really, really bad day when his attempt to show out like the wild man he clearly is goes suddenly and disastrously wrong, leaving him rolling down the middle of the highway at high speeds. The video...

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