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Monday, September 10, 2018

Ex-Washington University Director Basia Skudrzyk Embezzled $300K, Feds Say

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 3:45 PM

A former employee embezzled $300,000 from Washington University, spending the money on jewelry, home repairs and trips across the world, federal prosecutors say. Barbara "Basia" Skudrzyk, 37, was the business director for the Division of Medical Education for eight years. She scammed the university through a variety of schemes, according...

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Milton Green Was Shot by a Fellow St. Louis Cop. Now He Needs Help

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 1:54 PM

In June 2017, St. Louis Police Officer Milton Green was shot by a fellow cop while trying to help arrest a trio of car thieves. He survived, but the shooting ended his career. Now the Ethical Society of Police hopes to help him pay his bills with a fundraiser...

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Normandy Slapped with Class-Action Suit Over 'Debtor's Prison'

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:50 AM

In both December 2012 and December 2013, a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran named Roelif Carter was pulled over by police on routine traffic stops. In both cases, the officers learned that Carter, now 65, had outstanding warrants for his arrest for "failure to appear" and "failure to pay"...

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Michael Avenatti Wants to Base His Presidential Campaign in St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Michael Avenatti, the combative attorney representing Stormy Daniels, has been toying with the idea of running for president — because what this country totally needs is another big ego with a questionable background, a thin skin when it comes to media coverage and zero governing experience. But enough grumbling. Since...

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Belleville Lube Shop Owner's Racist Talk Led to Firing, Mass Exodus, Workers Say

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 7:00 AM

DeWayne Wren says he was fired from his job at a Metro East lube shop after objecting to his boss' use of the n-word and other racial slurs. And it's not just Wren's word against his former employer — not only do two other employees back up his allegations,...

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