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Friday, July 21, 2017

St. Louis' Hot-as-Hell Workhouse Jail Could Get Temporary A/C

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 5:50 PM

City officials say they're working to bring at least temporary relief to inmates baking from the heat inside the workhouse jail. Mayor Lyda Krewson and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed separately said they have been talking to vendors about renting air conditioning units to cool the Medium Security...

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For St. Louis' Homeless, the Heat Is On — But For Now, So Is the Water

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 2:28 PM

As temperatures reach 101 degrees in St. Louis today, multiple water main breaks have popped up around town. One main break downtown, however, had the potential for more dire consequences than the others. The St. Patrick Center at the corner of Tucker Blvd and Convention Plaza was one of...

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Downtown St. Louis Gets Even Hotter Due to Water Main Break, God Help Us

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 12:46 PM

St. Louisans spending time downtown today faced an uphill battle in their efforts to not spontaneously burst into flames, as a devastating heat wave coupled with a water main break to make buildings there all but uninhabitable. The break occurred just before 4 a.m. Friday morning at 13th and Convention...

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St. Louis Police Want More Pay, But No One Is Talking About Pensions

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 9:46 AM

When it comes to the future of public safety in St. Louis, the complaints advanced by the city's largest police union have landed somewhere between entitled and apocalyptic. Representing 1,100 city cops, the St. Louis Police Officers Association is in the midst of contract negotiations with the city, and...

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Finally, Fox 2 Shines Light on the Real Problem in St. Louis: Hipsters

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Forget violent crime, failing public schools, a history of redlining and segregation or a crumbling infrastructure — Fox 2 News knows what is really ailing St. Louis, and that is hipsters. On Thursday afternoon the station used its Facebook page to conduct a survey of its followers, asking the question...

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Driver in Plaza Frontenac Heist Sentenced to Federal Prison

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:27 PM

The getaway driver in a chaotic smash-and-grab heist last year at Plaza Frontenac has been sentenced to two years in federal prison. Mario Washington, 24, waited behind the wheel of a Dodge Journey on November 26 as eleven accomplices swarmed a Chanel boutique inside the mall's Saks Fifth Avenue store,...

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St. Louis Is a Top 10 City for Millennial Home Ownership

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Clueless baby boomers in New York and San Francisco may joke about the avocado-toast-eating millennials living in their parents' basements — but here in St. Louis, the joke is on them. Here people ages 18 to 35 comprise a surprising 40.2 percent of all metro area homeowners. That's according to...

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Missouri Is One of the Worst States to Live in This Year

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 6:20 AM

We love to brag about our city, whether it's praise for our frozen custard, appreciation for our parks or a news flash about our red-hot real estate market. But no place is perfect — and, according to a recent study, our home state leaves much to be desired. Earlier...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

St. Louis Workhouse Inmates Beg for Help from Blistering Heat

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Update 4:13 p.m.: State Rep. Joshua Peters (D-St. Louis) is asking the state to step in to investigate and improve conditions at the St. Louis workhouse medium security jail. In letters to House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) and Dr. Randall Williams, director of the state Department of Health...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ex-Ferguson Cop Accused in Beating Sues for Gender Discrimination

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 2:54 PM

An ex-Ferguson cop who was part of an inmate's bloody jailing has sued a north county police department, alleging she was discriminated against as a woman. Two years after leaving the Ferguson police, Kim Tihen took a job with the Bellefontaine department, where she worked between 2013 and 2016. She...

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