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Friday, November 24, 2017

Chief Wana Dubie Gets His Final Wish: Ashes Scattered Where Pot Is Legal

Posted By on Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Missouri pot activist and perennial candidate for statewide office Chief Wana Dubie has journeyed to his final resting place, Pikes Peak, the first place he ever smoked a legal joint — although the act of smoking it there was probably illegal. Born Joseph Bickell in Flint, Michigan, he had...

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Metro East Dad Faked Story About Child in Dumpster, Police Say

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 8:54 AM

A Metro East man claimed he rescued a battered baby girl from a dumpster — but police say the story is a hoax, and the child is actually his daughter. Officers were called at 5:38 a.m. on Monday to Metro East Hospital in Shiloh, Illinois, where 21-year-old Matthew Espino-Tonche...

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New Top St. Louis Prosecutor Robert Dierker Blasted 'Femi-Fascists,' Liberals

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 6:23 AM

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner won her seat one year ago in part by vowing to change the status quo — becoming the first black woman elected as the city's top prosecutor even as she affirmed that Black Lives Matter and the criminal justice system was broken. This...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Man Who Enrolled in College Under Fake Name Sentenced to Prison

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:21 PM

A former college student was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison today for using a fake name to enroll in school. Malachi Duncan, 32, pleaded guilty in July to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit student loan fraud. Authorities say the former Hillsboro resident used the identity...

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Man on Rooftop Holds Springfield Police at Bay for 15 Hours Before Getting Tased

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 1:52 PM

The beginning of this week has been anything but ordinary in downtown Springfield, Missouri, where a man climbed to a rooftop yesterday and refused to come down until police tased him in the wee hours this morning. Springfield police spokeswoman Lisa Cox said that police were originally called to check...

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St. Louis Chess Center Fired Trans Woman for 'Gender Non-Conforming Appearance,' Suit Alleges

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:31 AM

Last night, as a cold wind whipped at attendees holding candles and bundled in transgender pride flags, Elaine Cao made her way to the microphone set up on the sidewalk next to the Transgender Memorial Garden. "These people don’t get respect from their own communities, from their own families,"...

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Here Are the Best Places in Missouri to Raise a Family

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM

A new list that seeks to identify the best places in Missouri to raise a family doesn't have a high view of St. Louis — the city ranked dead last. The Gateway City is 86 out of the 86 cities on the list, which was compiled by personal finance site...

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CHIP's Loss Will Hurt Missouri

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:53 AM

Last month, while lawmakers in Washington, D.C., were once again distracted trying to upend the Affordable Care Act, the deadline to re-authorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) came and went. As a result approximately 9 million children nationwide will lose health insurance coverage within the next year, and in...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Justice Department Investigating St. Louis Police Actions in Stockley Protests

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 4:01 PM

The Justice Department has opened an investigation of the city police department's response to protests following the September acquittal of an ex-cop accused of murder. Federal prosecutors and FBI agents in St. Louis will be looking for potential violations of civil rights during the demonstrations, which began almost immediately...

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