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Friday, December 29, 2017

Winterfest Is Canceled Because It's Freaking Cold Outside

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 4:12 PM

It's too cold for Winterfest at the Arch. The ice skating rink in Kiener Plaza will close for the season when Friday night's session ends at 9 p.m. The Gateway Arch Park Foundation, the organization that runs the operation, announced today it's shutting it down due to "dangerously low...

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St. Louis' 10 Most Chilling Crimes of 2017

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 7:54 AM

Despite what you may have heard from your grumpier friends or your Facebook feed, 2017 wasn't all bad. In fact, we found plenty of developments in the metro area to applaud. But it wasn't all good news, and if there's anything we can agree on in these parts, it's...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

John Hayden Is St. Louis' New Police Chief

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 12:49 PM

After months of speculation and hand-wringing, John Hayden, a 30-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, will step into the role of police chief. The appointment, which is effective immediately, came at the discretion of Mayor Lyda Krewson and Director of Public Safety Jimmie Edwards. Hayden will...

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Spanish Lake Man Was Possibly Killed By Crash, Not Gunfire, Autopsy Reveals

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 11:07 AM

A Spanish Lake man who was previously thought to have been shot to death was likely killed by a hit-and-run driver, an autopsy has revealed. Aaron Simpson, 25, was discovered on December 20 lying in the street by St. Louis County police officers responding to reports of gunfire. He...

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Cold Weather Cancels Horse Carriage Rides in St. Louis County [Update]

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Update 4:50 p.m.: In a press release emailed to reporters this afternoon, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced that he's directed the Parks Department to prohibit horse-drawn carriage rides at Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park when the temperature is 15 degrees or colder or the wind chill falls...

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Missouri Man with 'Underwear Fetish' Broke Into House, Rummaged Through Laundry

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 9:58 AM

A thief with a self-proclaimed "underwear fetish" is in jail in Franklin County after a teenage girl heard him rummaging through her family's home, police say. Cody Hassler, 34, is facing felony charges of stalking and burglary as well as misdemeanor stealing. One of Hassler's neighbors in Washington, Missouri,...

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'Left-Handed Bandit' Wanted by FBI for Ferguson Bank Robbery

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 6:05 AM

A stickup man wielding an assault rifle robbed a Ferguson bank on Tuesday, authorities say. The robber, whom the FBI is calling the "Left-Handed Bandit," walked into Great Southern Bank, 10385 West Florissant Avenue, at 5:09 p.m. His face was covered with a navy-colored ski mask, and he had...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tower Grove South Car Thief Dropped Six-Month-Old Baby on a Nearby Porch

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 11:37 AM

A teenage thief stole a Tower Grove South mom's car on Christmas morning — moments after she'd strapped her baby son in the backseat, authorities say. The 26-year-old mom was warming up the car and walked back to her home in the 3400 block of Spring Avenue to lock...

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Burned Bagel Menaces St. Louis Airline Passengers, Leads to Terminal Evacuation

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Last night, travelers hoping to maintain their post-Christmas cheer while waiting for flights out of St. Louis Lambert International Airport were instead treated to the chill of the freezing outdoors — all thanks to a burned bagel. It is not clear whether this bagel was plain, seeded, or embedded with raisins,...

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Police Investigate Shocking Triple Murder as St. Louis Homicides Top 200

Posted By on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 3:06 PM

Two gunman stormed into a north city house early this morning, chased three women outside and killed them as the victims tried to take cover in a car, police say. Officers found the women, all in their mid twenties, lying on top of one another as if they had...

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