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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cardinals Trade Ryan Ludwick in Three-Team Deal

Posted By on Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 11:59 AM

According to various and sundry sources, the Cardinals have completed a three-team deal with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians that will send Ryan Ludwick to the Padres and bring Jake Westbrook to the Cards. At first blush, I really liked this deal, thought it was an excellent idea...

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, July 30 - August 1, 2010

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Art can be theraputic, both for the creator and for the viewer -- especially when the former is an inmate. The incarcerated individuals who have works in the Insider Art exhibition gained a positive outlet of self-expression, and also are providing people with a different perception of those in prison. Check out the listings...

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Man Accused of Killing St. Louis Woman in Panama May Be Criminal From TV Show

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 3:23 PM

The suspect arrested for killing St. Louis native Cheryl Lynn Hughes in Nicaragua told authorities in Central America that his name is actually William Dathan Holbert -- a U.S. citizen featured on the show America's Most Wanted for fraud, car theft and resisting arrest.Holbert -- traveling as William Cortez...

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Tea Party Groups to Protest Roy Blunt Tomorrow in St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 2:24 PM

A coalition of Tea Party groups plan to picket tomorrow in Sunset Hills near the Republican Party's St. Louis headquarters. The groups say they're protesting Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann's decision to come to Missouri to stump for Senate candidate Roy Blunt. Bachmann is seen as something of a Tea...

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Ass Clown of the Week: Angry Exes, Kings of Leon, Rotten Cops, Bogus Do-Gooders

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 1:07 PM

You know what time it is kids!? It's time for Daily RFT's Ass Clown of the Week.[Emoticon alert!!] Hopefully we can have as much fun today as we did last week! ;-) That was fun, wasn't it? :-(This week's nominees...1. Marilyn Cork: The area woman charged with running over...

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St. Louis U.S. Attorney: This Is Not Chicago, "You Just Can't Vote Twice!"

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:09 PM

St. Louis resident Tarrell Campbell, 34, St. Louis, pleaded guilty this morning in federal court to one count of voter fraud for voting twice in the 2008 general election. According to court documents, Campbell had been a long-time registered voter in the city of St. Louis when he moved...

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St. Peters Man Acquitted of Assisted Suicide Charges

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 11:17 AM

No, it's not the Final Exit Network, the assisted suicide group that has been in legal hot water since March of last year when several of its members were busted in a sting in Georgia. This case is much smaller. Jacob Runge, 22, of St. Peters was acquitted in...

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Wallace Ellis: St. Louis Homicide No. 71; Teenager Shot on Lexington Avenue

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Seventeen-year-old Wallace Ellis was standing outside in the 3900 block of Lexington Avenue (image below) yesterday afternoon when he was struck by gunfire and collapsed on a lawn. Witnesses report hearing three to four gunshots ring out in the north St. Louis neighborhood and then seeing two black males...

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Illinois DARE Officer Gets New Patrol Car: 2008 BMW M3

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Something tells me the Columbia, Illinois, police department is about to get a few more job applicants now that one of its patrol cars includes a 2008 BMW M3 -- a car capable of hitting 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and maxing out at speeds north of 150 mph....

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Food Inspections at St. Louis Stadiums Get Better Grades Than Most (i.e. Kansas City)

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 8:41 AM

ESPN is out with a review of health citations for food at all the nation's pro-sports stadium and arenas. The bad news: That $6 beer and $5 hot-dog you just ordered may contain moldy ice and rodent droppings. The good news: Odds are you're safe if you eat stadium...

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