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Monday, October 22, 2018

Missouri Man Scammed Love Interests Out of $878K Before Arrest at KCI Airport

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 11:26 AM

A Missouri con artist scammed lovesick women and men he met on dating sites such as Christian Mingle with stories of sequestered gold, terrible luck and even an imaginary daughter, according to federal authorities. Kansas City resident Ronayerin Ogolor, 49, was part of what the FBI described as a...

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St. Louis Pet Expo 'Not Going to Occur Here,' Says St. Charles Family Arena

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 10:53 AM

For more than seven months, the organizers behind Amazing Pet Expos have promoted the return of their flagship event to St. Louis. A website and Facebook page touts the ninth St. Louis Pet Expo at the St. Charles Family Arena, with the dates listed as November 10 and 11....

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St. Louis Janitor Who Started Scholarship Gets a Plug from Steve Harvey

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 6:23 AM

Earlier this year, the RFT wrote about George Love, a custodian at Vashon High School who'd started a scholarship fund. Despite making just $12 a hour, Love had saved up enough money to give out four $500 scholarships each year to students graduating Vashon, one of St. Louis' most...

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Pro-Hawley Ad Accuses Democrats of Lynching 'When a White Girl Screams Rape'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 9:31 AM

A noxious ad that accuses "white Democrats" of returning to "race verdicts" and lynchings "when a white girl screams rape" has been airing on St. Louis radio in support of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. In the ad, two black women discuss the recent Kavanaugh hearings and suggest that...

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Square Plans to Expand in St. Louis, Add 300 Jobs Locally

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Square CEO Jack Dorsey says he aims to add more than 300 jobs in the company's St. Louis branch in the coming year — mostly in engineering, design and product development. Dorsey, a St. Louis native, mentioned those plans during a press conference last Friday to promote the company's...

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St. Louis Is Glassdoor's No. 2 City for Jobs in the Entire Nation

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 9:13 AM

We're No. 2 — and in this case, that's a really good thing. A new study from job and recruiting website Glassdoor has named St. Louis the second best city for jobs in the U.S. in 2018, second only to Pittsburgh. The site made the ranking by looking at...

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Hyperloop From STL to KC Totally Doable, Say People Trying to Sell Us on Hyperloop

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 7:55 AM

This just in: The people who want to build a hyperloop from St. Louis to Kansas City think a hyperloop is totally feasible. You don't say! Yesterday, Virgin Hyperloop One unveiled its feasibility study on the system at VERGE18, "one of the most prominent annual sustainability-focused conferences in the...

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The St. Louis Public Library Is No Longer Charging Daily Overdue Fines

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 6:38 AM

Late in returning that library book? No problem! Under a new policy the St. Louis Public Library quietly rolled out last month, it will automatically renew your materials for you — no need even to ask. The automatic renewals are part of the library's ongoing quest to stay connected...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Police Officer Who Struck Suspect with Brass Knuckles Charged with Assault

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 3:07 PM

A police officer in Bonne Terre, Missouri, who allegedly struck a handcuffed suspect in the face while wearing brass knuckles is now facing criminal charges. Travis W. Cozine has been charged in St. Francois County Circuit Court with assault in the second degree, armed criminal action and unlawful possession...

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Missouri Homeowner Finds Burglar Taking a Shower, Preparing Snacks in His House

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 1:08 PM

An alleged burglar apparently felt the need to freshen up mid-felony in a Franklin County home on Tuesday morning. Around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Richard Blackwell awoke to a loud crash in his house, which is located on Glaser Road near Sullivan, about an hour southwest of St. Louis, KMOV...

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