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Monday, June 5, 2017

St. Louis Man Shot Dead During Video Game Argument, Police Say

Posted By on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 2:29 PM

A St. Louis man has been charged with manslaughter in a deadly shooting that, police say, began as an argument over a video game. Officers responded late Thursday night to reports of a shooting at 21-year-old Malik Boyd's apartment in the Carr Square neighborhood. Inside, they found 23-year-old Danny Union,...

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MTC No Longer Regulates Horse-Drawn Carriages; Animal Activists Cry Foul

Posted By on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 8:32 AM

On May 26, attorney Dan Kolde emailed a fiery complaint to the city of St. Louis and the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, or MTC. The subject: a horse-drawn carriage he'd spotted clopping along a downtown street during rush hour. Writing on behalf of the St. Louis Animal Rights Team, Kolde...

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Mayor Lyda Krewson Floats Tax Increase to Fund Police Pay Hike

Posted By on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 6:37 AM

During the mayoral campaign, Mayor Lyda Krewson suggested that more city police officers need to be hired — and that existing officers need a pay raise. She estimated the effort would cost about $20 million, but, in the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "she would find the money somewhere...

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