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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Marcellus Williams Gets Last-Minute Reprieve with Governor's Stay of Execution

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Just hours before he was scheduled to be executed, Marcellus Williams has earned a reprieve — for now. Governor Eric Greitens has issued a stay of execution in Williams' case, providing for more time to assess the case against him. Williams' execution had been set for 6 p.m. this evening....

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Uber and Lyft Are Officially Operating at St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Good news, travelers: you can finally use Uber and Lyft to get to and from Lambert International Airport. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this morning that the ride-sharing companies have begun operations after agreeing to pay Lambert $3 fees for each pick-up and drop-off. The companies will also be required...

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City of St. Louis Plows Over Confederate Drive

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Two months after removal of the controversial Confederate monument in Forest Park, the city of St. Louis unceremoniously removed another tribute to the losing side of the Civil War — plowing up Confederate Drive. The street was previously a paved loop through one corner of the 1,371-acre park, fully...

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Missouri Prepares to Execute Marcellus Williams, Dismissing DNA Evidence

Posted By on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:37 AM

Update: Just before 2 p.m. on the date of execution, Governor Eric Greitens has issued a stay. See our August 22 post for the latest. Over objections by civil rights groups contending that evidence points to a different perpetrator, convicted murderer Marcellus Williams is scheduled to die tomorrow at...

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SLU Student Zach Morley Pushes Back After Photo with Charlottesville Hate Marcher

Posted By on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM

After Ladue's Clark Canepa was filmed marching alongside torch-carrying white supremacists in Charlottesville, appalled anti-racists began circulating a picture from his Instagram page. The photo shows the unrepentant 21-year-old grinning with his arms around a small bunch of friends. "It was a weekend for the books with the St....

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Months After Prop NS Suffered a Narrow Defeat, Backers Are Asking: Did It Really?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Prop NS was the little ballot initiative that could. The brainchild of a committee on the St. Louis Association of Community Organization, or SLACO, it was a grassroots effort in every sense of the word. Backers didn't just raise money and then hire professionals — they personally knocked on...

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Maria Chappelle-Nadal Apologizes to Trump for Assassination Comment

Posted By on Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 3:15 PM

After three days of public backlash and criticism from her fellow lawmakers, state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) offered a public apology to Donald Trump this afternoon at a press conference in a Ferguson church. Last week, a screenshot of Chappelle-Nadal's deleted Facebook comment reading, "I hope Trump is...

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Did Serial Killer Terry Rasmussen Live in St. Louis?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Investigators tracking a serial killer's confusing past say he may have spent part of the 1970s in St. Louis. For decades, Terry Peder Rasmussen rambled across the country, switching out names as he slipped from town to town. He was convicted in 2003 of killing his girlfriend in California...

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Yes, It's True: the RFT Has Gone Glossy

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 1:38 PM

If you've picked up the latest copy of the Riverfront Times, which hit the streets Wednesday, you may have noticed something shiny — our cover. As of this week, the RFT is sporting a glossy new look on both the front and back covers .... making us look a lot...

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It's Not Too Late to Rent Out Your Place for the Eclipse

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Though parts of St. Louis are in the “path of totality” for the upcoming Solar Eclipse, a new campsite-oriented startup called Hipcamp may offer a better venue to observe it than say, your office building parking lot. What’s more, if you have a sweet locale of your own, you may...

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