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Monday, December 11, 2017

Stop Parking on Leaf Piles Unless You Want Your Car to Burn

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:31 PM

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of not accidentally torching your car in the middle of the street for all the neighborhood to see. Because people are apparently doing that in St. Louis. A perfectly fine minivan in Compton Heights burned on Saturday, and now its charred skeleton is...

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Police Captain Pokes at Judges Through Official City Account on NextDoor

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 8:50 AM

NextDoor, the neighborhood-specific social media platform for neighbors who are paranoid about other neighbors, has a neat feature for public safety departments. It's called "public agency partners," and it works like this: While regular users are limited to posting inside their respective neighborhood bubbles, users like Steven Mueller, a...

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Scottrade Litigation Proves You Can't Fight City Hall — Even From Inside It

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 6:59 AM

In the past week, the owners of the St. Louis Blues beat back the last two obstacles standing between them and a veritable pile of taxpayer money. And they did it in a way that leaves no doubt who's running this town. It's whoever can afford the most aggressive lawyers....

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Bill Aims to Restore Protections for Whistleblowers in Missouri

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 6:20 AM

A proposal in the Missouri legislature would codify new protections for whistleblowers in the public sector — restoring, and in some cases, improving upon the provisions stripped out by lawmakers in Jefferson City last summer. State Senator Jill Schupp (D-St. Louis County), the sponsor of Senate Bill 786, says she's...

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Friday, December 8, 2017

St. Louis to Try a Gun Buyback as Murders Surge Toward 200

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 4:45 PM

St. Louis officials announced a gun buyback program today as the city struggles through its bloodiest year in more than two decades. It is not a new strategy, although the city hasn't tried it for nearly a decade. And if the academic studies on the subject are any indication,...

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St. Louis Teen Charged With Murder in Crash That Killed 9-Year-Old Caleb Lee

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:46 AM

A seventeen-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder for crashing a stolen SUV into a family's sedan near the airport, killing a nine-year-old boy returning from a Disney vacation, police say. Darian Cummings was on the run from a Normandy police officer on the morning of April 25, according to...

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STLCC Students Who Protested at Meeting Summoned to Dean's Office

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Sean Thomas is a St. Louis Community College success story. The Alaska native briefly took college courses after high school, but, he says, "I just didn't have any direction." He ended up bartending and working in restaurants in St. Louis instead of earning a degree. Two years ago, he decided...

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Marijuana Legalization Proposal Gets Grilled by St. Louis Aldermen

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 6:43 AM

An ambitious bill in St. Louis would essentially legalize weed within city limits by barring enforcement of state laws prohibiting marijuana possession — but at a legislative hearing last week, the bill's sponsor, 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, found herself fielding pointed questions about her bill's unintended consequences. Simply put,...

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

St. Louis Man Guilty of Racketeering After Pimping a Teenage Runaway

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 2:39 PM

A St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to racketeering after he was caught prostituting a fifteen-year-old runaway. Sean McChord O'Donnell, 52, first met the girl in November 2016 at the First Western Inn on North Broadway, according to court documents. He was there to hook up with a 21-year-old...

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Armed Robberies Near Wash U Campus Trigger Alert

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 9:33 AM

A pair of armed robberies last night on the edge of the campus of Washington University have university police warning students to take caution. The robberies took place at 7 p.m. and 7:25 p.m. Wednesday — one at Big Bend and Forsyth and the second at Eastgate and Cabanne. According...

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