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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

County Exec Race: Stenger Says Dooley is Killing Puppies, Dooley Says It's Not That Bad

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM

The race for county executive is getting ugly as candidate Steve Stenger is accusing Charlie Dooley of ignoring the needs of the animal shelter, resulting in the deaths of thousands of innocent dogs and cats. The Post-Dispatch reported yesterday that Stenger accused Dooley of not caring enough about the...

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MO Supreme Court Inaction Means Big Win for Critics of Red-Light Cameras

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 8:45 AM

The Missouri Supreme Court will not take on two court cases involving red-light cameras in Ellisville and Arnold, effectively invalidating the cities' ordinances. The Supreme Court has turned down five recent chances to have its say on the controversial cameras, leaving Missouri with a confusing patchwork of red-light laws....

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Wife of Alleged Auto Scammer Flips Out At KMOV: "I'm The Pretty Lady!"

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Say what you will about local TV news, but KMOV (Channel 4) delivered a hell of a show yesterday when reporter Chris Nagus confronted the wife of Tadarrell Qualls, an auto-lot owner who is being sued for duping customers into buying cars without titles. KMOV has been hounding Qualls...

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Attorney Scott Rosenblum Arrested for Drunk Driving Crash After Big Courtroom Win

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM

It looks like one of St. Louis' top defense attorneys needs a lawyer of his own. Just hours after getting his client acquitted of drunkenly molesting a nine-year-old girl at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, ace criminal-defense attorney Scott Rosenblum was arrested on drunk-driving charges early Tuesday morning. Brentwood Police...

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Man Accurately Named "Tattoo" Shoots at Cop, Wins Settlement for Getting Shot by Cop

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM

In 2009 Michael Knuth, a.k.a. "Tattoo," probably because he has the word "Tattoo" tattooed across his forehead, went on a rampage in Lincoln, Illinois, beating, robbing and shooting at his neighbors, one of whom he knew for five years. When the cops eventually located Knuth, officer Stuart Erlenbush saw...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ACLU: Missouri Recognizes Out-Of-State Marriage For First Cousins, Why Not Gays?

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Save the date: September 25, 2014. That's when oral arguments will kick off in Barrier v. Vasterling, the most direct legal challenge to Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage since the amendment became law in 2004. "Missouri has traditionally recognized marriages from other states that were legally entered into,"...

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Carmel, St. Louis' Only Legal Car Service App, to Lyft: "Stop Crying and Start Complying"

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

For weeks now, conversations about the rise of the ride-hailing apps, specifically Lyft and Uber, have dominated the news and social-media conversations in St. Louis. But few seem to remember St. Louis' original ride app, Carmel, which went live in March with none of the fanfare or drama of...

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This Guy Hacked the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Paywall in Ten Minutes, And You Can, Too

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Mike Flynn, a St. Louis native who now lives in San Francisco, wanted to read Bernie Miklasz's sports column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Monday morning. But Miklasz's column, like much of what the Post-Dispatch calls "insider sports coverage," is now an stlEXTRA!, or premium content protected behind a...

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UPDATE: Burning Swastika Found Outside Saint Louis University Residence Hall

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Saint Louis University students found a swastika formed out of lit tea candles outside a residence hall for first- and second-year students last week. The campus' public-safety department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating, but police say they haven't identified a suspect. The symbol seemed even more threatening...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

5 Things Cofounder John Zimmer Wants St. Louis to Know About Lyft

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Sure, Lyft isn't following the rules for ride-for-hire businesses in St. Louis. And why should they, asks the company's cofounder, John Zimmer. The rules were designed for taxis and car services, whereas he created Lyft to be something else entirely -- a peer-to-peer marketplace where anyone with a car...

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