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Friday, May 29, 2015

Professor's Accusations Led to South County Pastor Yanking Bible College Funding

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2015 at 6:30 AM

Doug Lay was beloved among his students at St. Louis Christian College. The student body voted him 2015's Teacher of the Year. But the bookish English professor was nowhere to be found among the well-wishers who gathered at First Christian Church of Florissant earlier this month for the college's...

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The "New" Poltergeist Shoulda Stayed Dead

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 1:25 PM

I don't understand why this movie exists. There's no reason for it. I mean, I get the business reason why someone decided it was a good idea to cash in on a nearly 35-year-old movie that many critics (including me) and fans consider one of the greatest horror movies...

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Martin Duggan Was Always Wrong, and Always a Friend: RFT Founder Ray Hartmann

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM

The most obvious legacy bequeathed to St. Louis by the great Martin Duggan, who died yesterday at 93, is Donnybrook -- that show on KETC Channel 9 that looks like a group of old people sitting around a table yelling at each other. But if you were a kid...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Original Films Are in Short Supply, But Tomorrowland's Got It

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 10:45 AM

By Maryann Johanson We have been getting teased by the prospect of Disney's Tomorrowland for so long now, without getting anything more than vague hint of what the movie is about, that it seems inevitable that the actual film must be a disappointment. So is it? Not at all....

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Ex-Coroner Facing Charges for Smoking Meth Inside Hearse

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM

We may have jokingly dubbed a swath of southeast Missouri "Meth-o-potamia" for its plentiful tweakers, but it's western Missouri's Ray County, just an hour's drive from Kansas City, that's making a strong push to claim that title for itself. That's thanks to Toby Polley -- funeral home operator and,...

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Crotch-Rubbing Police Chief Triggers Two Lawsuits in Leadington

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Two women who worked for the tiny Missouri town of Leadington have filed lawsuits against the city alleging they were subjected to unwanted touching and coarse comments, and then retaliated against when they dared to complain. The women, city court clerk Altha Burgess and former city clerk Cynthia Leimkuehler,...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

St. Louis Is the Most Affordable Rental Market for New Grads

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 7:00 AM

If you're a new graduate looking for a city where you can actually afford an apartment without bunking up three to a bedroom, look no further. St. Louis is where you ought to move. That's according to a new study from real estate site Trulia, which compared salary data...

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STL County Police Dispatcher Recalls Ferguson: "Some of the Craziest Stuff I've Ever Heard"

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM

There's a call coming in for Rick Kranz. "911 St. Louis County. Location of your emergency?" On the line is a hotel desk clerk. In a thick accent, she says a guest needs immediate medical attention. No, she doesn't know what the medical issue is. She only knows that...

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Friday, May 22, 2015

BREAKING: Gov. Nixon Commutes Life Sentence Of Jeff Mizanskey

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Governor Jay Nixon has commuted the sentence of Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year-old grandfather serving a life sentence for three non-violent marijuana convictions. "The executive power to grant clemency is one I take with a great deal of consideration and seriousness," Nixon said in a press release announcing the commutation...

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Michael Brown's Family Had the Section of Road Where He Died Removed

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM

After Wednesday's removal of the stuffed animal memorial to Michael Brown Jr., a plaque and a dove were embedded in the sidewalk on Canfield Drive on Thursday morning. But observers also saw a crew of workers digging up the street where Brown actually fell and died after being shot...

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