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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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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Streets Superintendent Faces Charges for 'Teasing' Liberal Colleague with Shotgun

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 6:26 AM

A city official in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, pumped his shotgun repeatedly in the office to tease a liberal co-worker, according to court documents. Denis Kearbey, the city's streets superintendent, originally denied bringing the gun to the office, but later told Missouri state troopers he only meant it as a...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Alderwoman Megan Green to Take on Lewis Reed for Board Presidency

Posted By on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Megan Green, the alderwoman for the 15th Ward, is coming for Lewis Reed's job: She's going to be throwing her hat into the ring for president of the Board of Aldermen. The electoral matchup isn't slated until March 5, 2019 (!!), which means that there's plenty of time for the...

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Christopher Grant Sentenced to 25 Years in Killing of De Smet Grad Robert Christman

Posted By on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Christopher Grant of Collinsville was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in prison for the killing of 19-year-old Robert Christman during a carjacking attempt near the City Museum in January 2015, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Grant, now 21, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder,...

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Darren Wilson Grand Juror Loses Appeal, Must Keep Her Silence

Posted By on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:58 AM

A grand juror who argued that she must be allowed to break her silence to contradict misstatements by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has lost her case — again. A three-judge panel of the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals issued a ruling today, agreeing with...

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St. Louis Cops Lead Nation in Rate of Police Shootings

Posted By on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 7:03 AM

St. Louis city police shoot people at rates unmatched by big police departments across the country, a new analysis shows. Vice News spent the past nine months gathering years' worth of data on officer-involved shootings from the nation's 50 largest forces. The herculean effort revealed that there are more...

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'Protesters Bill of Rights' Would Limit Police Actions During Demonstrations

Posted By on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 6:59 AM

A bill proposed in the Missouri of House of Representatives would seek to limit the way local police departments can respond to protests — stopping them both from declaring unlawful assemblies or using chemical agents unless certain conditions are met. State Representative Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis) calls it the "Protesters'...

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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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