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Friday, September 28, 2018

St. Louis Police to Waive Residency Requirement for 50 New Recruits

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 1:40 PM

If you ever wanted to be a cop in St. Louis without having to, you know, live in the city, here's your chance. St. Louis' Civil Service Commission has decided to waive the residency requirement for as many as 50 recruits. With the police force down by as many...

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Freak Accident in St. Louis Jack in the Box Drive-Thru Kills Local Man

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 12:03 PM

A man who was pinned by his car to a tree in a freak accident in a Jack in the Box drive-thru has died, according to police. The Post-Dispatch reports that Velda City resident Charles Wood Jr., 20, pulled up to the drive-thru of the Jack in the Box...

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Kevin Jackson Fired from Fox News for Calling Kavanaugh Accusers 'Skanks'

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Kevin Jackson, the bombastic right-wing radio host who until recently lived in St. Louis, lost his Fox News gig yesterday after tweeting that women who'd accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were "lying skanks." Jackson, the subject of a 2010 RFT cover story and, in 2016, occasional guest on...

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Josh Hawley's 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Ad Is Officially a National Joke

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 8:50 AM

Republicans may have begged Josh Hawley to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Claire McCaskill — but the more this campaign drags on, the more you have to question what the insiders were thinking. It's not just Hawley's penchant for working out and buying wine (and traipsing...

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ladue Mom Sues for Discrimination After Son Gets Cut from JV Soccer Team

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM

A mother in the wealthy St. Louis suburb of Ladue filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday, saying that the soccer coach's decision to cut her son from the junior varsity team last month amounts to, yes, age discrimination. In the suit, the mom — identified only as "Jane...

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Gardener Beats Back Gravois Park Neighborhood Association Land Request

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM

For six years now, Bridget Frischer has been gardening a vacant lot at Pennsylvania Avenue and Winnebago Street. She tends sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, herbs. She also has chickens. "We grow a lot of weird stuff," she acknowledges. A few years back, she took over the adjacent lot and...

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The Cardinals Literally Fell on Their Faces Last Night

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 9:01 AM

That one hurt. Last night, at the bottom of the eighth with two outs, Cardinals rookie Adolis García bolted from first base on a José Martínez grounder — and in the moments that followed, the team's playoffs chances tanked, then soared, and then finally tripped over themselves before thudding...

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St. Louis Has the Least Traffic Congestion of the Nation's 20 Biggest Metro Areas

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 6:05 AM

Among the many reasons life in St. Louis is easier than other big cities: We simply don't have the traffic. That's borne out in a new study released yesterday by Geotab, which makes vehicle tracking devices. It analyzed 7.7 million aggregated traffic data records within its system, all logged...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Oh Cool, Some Lunatic Is Throwing Bowling Balls at Moving Cars in St. Louis

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 1:22 PM

In the six months since Donald Trump came to Missouri and made some wholly inscrutable remarks about an unpassable "bowling ball test" in Japan for American-made cars, some local lunatic has apparently decided to make the (completely fictional) trials real. Fox 2 reports that two motorists in south St....

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Trigger-Happy St. Louis Cop Who Just Shot a Cadet Previously Shot Murder Victim's Mom

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Spooked by a pit bull on Saturday, a St. Louis cop opened fire on the dog — only to accidentally shoot a 29-year-old police recruit in the wrist. Not exactly a great look. And it wasn't the first time the officer had done something like this, according to the...

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