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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Shocking Chart Compares St. Louis Neighborhood to 'World's Murder Capital'

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 11:30 AM

A website looking at gun violence in the U.S. honed in on St. Louis neighborhood the Greater Ville — with a shocking conclusion. The north city neighborhood, reports the Trace, has a murder rate that far exceeds that of Honduras, "the world's murder capital." A chart created by Trace hits...

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$140K Rewards Beg for Clues in Bob Cassilly's Death, Cementland Fire

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 7:33 AM

Two big monetary rewards seek critical information in two high-profile incidents at Cementland, the late Bob Cassilly's 56-acre project on the Mississippi River north of downtown St. Louis. The rewards are being advertised by Cassilly's widow, Giovanna, who is begging for information about both a December 9 warehouse fire on...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Thief Steals Catering Van, Fire Department Truck

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Update 10:02 a.m.: St. Louis County police say the fire department's truck has been found near Interstate 64 and Winghaven Boulevard by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A 36-year-old man has been arrested. The original story is below. A would-be carjacker on the run from police escaped in an...

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Candlelight Vigil Will Honor St. Charles Carriage Horse Who Drowned

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 8:53 AM

A candlelight vigil in St. Charles tonight will honor Cash, the carriage horse who plunged into the Missouri River last week after being spooked and fleeing his handlers. The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. in front of Framations Art Gallery, 218 North Main Street. A 30-minute demonstration will...

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Feds Test Bridgeton Houses Near Landfill for Radiation

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 6:18 AM

Editor's note 12:35 p.m. on December 28: An Environmental Protection Agency spokesman clarified that while the EPA would like to test dust from inside the home of Michael and Robbin Dailey, they are still working with the couple's attorney to gain access. The original story is below. The federal Environmental...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Five Women Wanted in South St. Louis Burglary

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 2:35 PM

St. Louis police are searching for an all-female burglary crew that pulled off a south city heist. The five women hit a home connected to a business on December 1 in the 4000 block of South Grand Boulevard, escaping with "a large sum of money," police say. Investigators have been...

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Defying Police 'Do Not Cross' Line Would Be a Crime Under Proposed Missouri Bill

Posted By on Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 6:52 AM

Ignoring a strip of "Do Not Cross" police tape in front of a crime scene is good way to piss off some cops, but — surprisingly — you can't be criminally charged for it under current Missouri law. "Right now, it's pretty much a request," says state Representative Galen...

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

St. Charles Carriage Horse's Death Was 'Entirely Preventable,' Attorney Says

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 8:52 PM

After a St. Charles carriage horse plunged into the icy waters of the Missouri River Wednesday night, an attorney who has previously criticized the local carriage horse industry had harsh words for the city and the company operating the service. "This is a horrific tragedy that was entirely preventable, if...

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The St. Louisan's Complete Guide to the 2016 Winter Classic

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 1:37 PM

For the next thirteen days, St. Louis becomes the epicenter of the hockey world. There will be more games played in this span than in the entirety of the Olympics. Many of them will be played by enthusiastic kids and amateurs, two will be played by retirees, and one will...

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Appointee Who Opposed City Foundry Tax Break Booted From TIF Commission

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 11:24 AM

The former school board member who represented the St. Louis public schools on the city's Tax Increment Financing Commission — and who recently opposed a high-profile tax incentive package for the developer of Midtown's City Foundry — has been removed from the commission. David L. Jackson Jr. says he was...

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