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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

These St. Louis Strippers Utterly Nailed the Mannequin Challenge

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:09 PM

The mannequin challenge, this year's version of planking, is sweeping the internet with the force of 3,000 America's Funniest Home Videos (Bob Saget era, not that newer guy). And why not? It combines America's favorite pastimes — being on camera and being sedentary. The good people at Larry Flynt's...

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Dozens Arrested After Protesters Block Hampton Avenue, Demand $15 Minimum Wage

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Joining the national swell of protests against low wages, hundreds took to the streets of St. Louis Tuesday to demand higher pay and union representation — particularly at fast food restaurants like the ones that dot Hampton Avenue just south of Forest Park. "I need a living wage, fifteen dollars...

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South City Man Seeks Help After Attempted Dognapping Leads to Beating

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 6:22 AM

Last month, Mark Swain survived a pet owner's worst nightmare in the city's Mt. Pleasant neighborhood — an attack on one of his dogs by thugs trying to steal the other. Swain, 65, says he frequents Lyon Park, at 3100 South Broadway, because it's typically deserted, and he can let...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

St. Louis Awarded $1 Million Grant to 'Rapidly Rehouse' Homeless

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 12:41 PM

A $1 million federal grant could help St. Louis take as many as 150 homeless men, women and children off the streets next year. The money targets people who need a little extra help — cash for a deposit on an apartment, new job skills or maybe a lawyer to...

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Rival Group Offers $80 Million for MLS Stadium, Eliminating Need for Public Money

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 7:32 AM

St. Louis' soccer stadium saga just got more complicated — as a rival ownership group is now offering to privately fund millions in construction costs, letting city taxpayers off the hook. Come April, voters in St. Louis city could be faced with the question of whether to provide an...

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New Missouri Law May Have Legalized Dueling, Lawyer Says

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 6:51 AM

In today's polarized political climate, one thing has become abundantly clear to all parties: We need to bring back dueling. Drunk uncle offended your sensibilities at the Thanksgiving dinner table? Challenge that uncouth bastard to a duel! Stuck-up little nephew won't stop crying about about your political hot-takes? Demand...

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Monday, November 28, 2016

St. Louis Woman Held Victim's Dog Hostage, Police Say

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 9:59 AM

A 24-year-old St. Louis woman has been charged with two felonies after breaking into a home and holding her victim's dog hostage, authorities say. On November 9, Kiauna Proudie allegedly forced her way inside through a back window of a home in the 10400 block of Castle Drive in...

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DOC Harassment Claims Cost Missouri $7.5 Million from 2012 to 2016, Pitch Reports

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 6:58 AM

Harassment at the Missouri Department of Corrections is costing taxpayers — more than $4 million in the first half of 2016 alone. That's according to a stunning expose by the RFT's former sister paper in Kansas City, the Pitch. The alt-weekly dropped a bombshell of a cover story last...

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What Happened to Thomas Fleming? Kirkwood Accountant Vanished Without a Trace

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 6:29 AM

Exactly five months ago, police in Sauget discovered Thomas Fleming's abandoned car next to a coal plant near the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. There was no sign of Fleming. The 57-year-old accountant from Kirkwood had gone missing twelve days before, on June 16, and he's still missing today....

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Hot St. Louis Housing Market Showed Biggest Growth in U.S., Redfin Reports

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 6:12 AM

If the St. Louis housing market feels increasingly frenetic, that's not just in your head: the metro area's home sales just scored No. 1 in the nation on two different metrics. In the 90-plus cities surveyed in Redfin's Housing Market Tracker, St. Louis showed the biggest year-over-year growth in two...

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