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Friday, March 30, 2018

STL Woman Allegedly Conned by Soap Star Stephen Martines Tells Her Story

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Last month, the RFT broke the story that a soap opera star living in the St. Louis area has been accused of borrowing money from numerous women and never repaying it. Stephen Martines, a St. Louis native who appeared on General Hospital and Burn Notice, also allegedly took $15,000...

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'Police Continue to Get Away With Murder,' Says Tory Sanders' Mother

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 6:24 AM

The mother of Tory Sanders blasted Attorney General Josh Hawley's decision not to file murder charges against a rural Missouri sheriff. Quinta Sanders says someone needs to be held accountable for the death of her 28-year-old son, who sought help from authorities in Mississippi County after getting lost and...

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Judge Rules That St. Peters Couple Must Grow Grass They're Allergic To

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 11:18 AM

A federal judge in St. Louis ruled yesterday that Carl and Janice Duffner can be forced to plant turf grass in their yard — even though Janice Duffner has severe grass allergies. If the Duffners fail to plant the grass, under the ruling, the city of St. Peters can...

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Airbnb on Pace to Pay Missouri Millions This Year

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 6:55 AM

In its first month of collecting and remitting taxes to Missouri, Airbnb cut the state a check for $306,000. That could mean several million dollars in sales tax receipts alone for 2018, the company notes in a press release. But while the room-sharing company is practically begging municipalities to...

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TIF Reform Gets a Thumbs Up in House Committee

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 6:35 AM

Legislation that could curb some of the most egregious TIF deals made by cities cleared a big hurdle yesterday — the Missouri House of Representatives' Local Government committee. House Bill 1236 seeks to curb tax incentive financing, also known as TIF, a frequent tool to give developers tax breaks to...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Judge Sides with Family of Anthony Lamar Smith, Reopens Civil Case

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 3:31 PM

A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for Anthony Lamar Smith's survivors to investigate why they never got a key piece of evidence during settlement negotiations. Smith was gunned down by then-St. Louis cop Jason Stockley following a car chase in December 2011. During the civil suit that...

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Hear Billy Busch Discuss Assault Case With Cops In Newly Released Recording

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 8:28 AM

Editor's note 5:15 p.m. : This story was updated after publication with a statement from the family of the boy Billy Busch is accused of assaulting. In a newly released recording, Billy Busch tells police he got little "aggressive" with a sixth-grader he is accused of assaulting. The audio...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Embattled Missouri Sheriff Won't Face Murder Charge in Tory Sanders' Death

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 4:58 PM

A controversial sheriff in rural Missouri will not face a murder charge in the death of a Tennessee man who sought help from police after he took a wrong turn and got lost. Attorney General Josh Hawley said in a statement today there wasn't enough evidence to prove that...

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Post-Dispatch Tightens Paywall, Blocks Ad Blockers

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 6:17 AM

Last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch rolled out a new-and-improved version of its website — touting a way to visit stltoday.com without all the pop-up ads, questionnaires and videos that have earned it the ire of impatient digital readers. But it was only this week that the reality began...

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