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Friday, December 15, 2017

Suspected Cop Shooter Jason Cook Charged After Bellefontaine Neighbors Standoff

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:36 AM

The man accused of shooting two Bellefontaine Neighbors police officers on Thursday has been charged with four felonies, including first-degree assault. Jason Cook, 37, ducked into his home after shooting the two cops at 7:15 a.m. He then held police at bay for more than seven hours before he...

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Please Take a Moment to Appreciate the Sheer Audacity That Is Jeff Roorda

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:41 AM

He might be the most hated man in St. Louis, but controversial police spokesman Jeff Roorda is not keeping a low profile.  The Ferghanistan author (and political candidate) showed up at the forum unveiling the six finalists for St. Louis police chief last night, resplendent in a look more suited for...

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Lawrence O'Toole, Now a Finalist for Police Chief, Is Silenced at Public Forum

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:31 AM

"Fire O'Toole." That was the protesters' demand — regularly chanted on the streets during demonstrations after the Stockley verdict, drawn in chalk outside the police headquarters and even drowning out St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson at her own town hall. But last night, during a public forum unveiling the...

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Circuit Attorney Taking 'a Fresh Look' at Case Against Cop Who Demanded Sex

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 7:04 AM

Prosecutors will take another look at a two-year-old case involving a St. Louis police officer who allegedly coerced a domestic violence victim into giving him oral sex, a spokeswoman for the office of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said yesterday. Susan Ryan, a spokeswoman for Gardner, said the office would "take...

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Police Chief Finalists Include Three Insiders, Including Lawrence O'Toole

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Odds are good St. Louis' new police chief will have familiarity with the city and its department — three of the six finalists are currently employed by it. After a national search, the city tonight unveiled its six finalists at a community forum. They include: Mary Edwards-Fears, who commands the...

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Potosi Cop, Wife Bought Def Leppard CD, Walmart Lingerie with Stolen Money

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:33 PM

A Potosi cop and his wife stole money from an ambulance service and used the profits for a variety of personal expenses, including gift cards, a Def Leppard album and lacy thong underwear from Walmart, federal prosecutors say. William "Mal" Gum, a captain with the rural Missouri police department,...

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Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Officers Shot; Gunman Arrested After Standoff (UPDATE)

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:14 AM

Update 5:09 p.m.: The suspect was taken into custody at 2:45 p.m. inside the house, St. Louis County police have confirmed. He was suffering from a gun shot wound to the upper chest. It's not clear when he was shot, although one of the two Bellefontaine officers he is accused of...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Please Enjoy Ed Martin Getting Brutally Happy Day'd By Ana Navarro

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Missouri has known Ed Martin for quite some time. A Tea Party founder. A former chief of staff to Governor Matt Blunt. A conservative zealot who wears the disputed legacy of Phyllis Schlafly like a shoplifted purity ring. And, yeah, a smarmy douchebag who's not afraid to throatily defend...

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Gunman Who Tried to Rob Southampton Pizza Hut Wanted in St. Louis

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:02 PM

St. Louis police are searching for a would-be robber who botched a stickup last month at a Pizza Hut in south city. The man walked into the restaurant at 4634 Hampton Avenue about 9:30 p.m. on November 14 and pointed a small, semi-automatic pistol at a worker, police say....

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St. Louis Police Officer Demanding Sex 'Knew Exactly What He Was Doing'

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 7:18 AM

In June 2015, Brittany Walker was six months pregnant when, she says, a St. Louis police officer coerced her into giving him oral sex. She had called the police for help after her estranged husband took the family car, but says the officer who showed up had something different...

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