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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

FOX 2 Is Spying on the Homeless From a Helicopter

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00 AM

When news broke that St. Louis' new director of human services wants to shut down a downtown homeless camp, FOX (Channel 2) was on the scene...sort of. FOX sent its news chopper, the Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter, to the encampment near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge to film...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Where Are The Oversight Records for St. Louis County's Drug Task Force?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:46 PM

The more Aaron Malin digs into St. Louis-area drug task forces, the more worried he gets. Daily RFT readers may remember how last year Malin, a researcher with marijuana reform group Show-Me Cannabis, uncovered public records of a St. Louis city drug task force. The records included breakdowns of...

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Conan O'Brien Makes His Own Commercial for St. Louis-Based Invisible Girlfriend

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 9:07 AM

What happens when fake love starts to feel a little too real? Comedic genius Conan O'Brien thinks he knows. He aired a parody commercial for the St. Louis-based tech startup Invisible Girlfriend on his TBS show Conan Monday night. See also: Invisible Girlfriend: New St. Louis Tech Startup Promises...

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Four Ferguson Activists Are Asking a Judge for Help Kicking McCulloch Out of Office

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Four Ferguson activists want to oust long-time St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch from office after the grand-jury investigation into the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, and they're asking a St. Louis circuit court judge for help. The activists filed a lawsuit earlier this month asking judge Barbara Wallace...

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Missouri Smokers Lose $1.7 Million in Health-Care Costs, Lost Wages: Study

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Missouri may have some of the lowest cigarette prices in the country, but a new study says the hidden costs of smoking take a million dollars out of Missourians' wallets. Personal finance website WalletHub calculated how much money smokers lose on health-care costs, income loss and increases in homeowner's...

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Circuit Attorney Subpoenas Riverfront Times Photos Related to Cornealious Anderson Case

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM

In the very early hours of November 16, 2014, Cornealious Michael Anderson III was arrested in downtown St. Louis, accused of stealing a woman's purse near the corner of Fourth and Gratiot streets. Not many purse-snatchings make the news, but this one was different. Anderson gained international media attention...

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Woman Gets Hit by Two Cars, Dies Crossing the Street In Front of Restaurant

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Neighbors are asking for safety improvements to McCausland Avenue after a 45-year-old woman died Sunday crossing the street. Candi McNeal of Brentwood was leaving the popular south-city Greek restaurant Olympia Kebob House and Taverna just before 7 p.m., police said. She was struck by two cars at McCausland and...

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Plumbers Posing with St. Louis Landmarks Make Sexiest Calendar Ever [PHOTOS]

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Want to lay some pipe? Need your showers to be steamier? Looking for someone to turn up your heat? Then the plumbing specialists and HVAC technicians at Spengler Plumbing, Heating and Cooling have created something you just can't live without: the 2015 "Men of Spengler Plumbing, Heating and Cooling"...

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team to Play at Busch Stadium Before World Cup

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 7:00 AM

If you liked watching the World Cup last summer but wish America had a real shot at the title, then you'll love the U.S. women's national soccer team. And if you love U.S. women's soccer, then we've got big news: The team will play a friendly at Busch Stadium...

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Meet the Livestreamers Who Revolutionized How the World Watched Ferguson [VIDEO]

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM

The revolution may not be televised, but it is livestreamed. Since the early days of the Ferguson protests, activists have used smartphones to record and live-publish video from demonstrations, connecting viewers around the world to the front lines of police clashes in real time. Distrustful of the official narrative...

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