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Friday, August 30, 2019

'Do Something!' Politicians, Faith Leaders Press Governor on Gun Violence

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 4:44 PM

This summer, thirteen children have been shot and killed with a firearm in the city of St. Louis. On Friday morning, local leaders responded to cries for help with a cry of their own. "Our message is clear," the Rev. Darryl Gray said. "We are asking Governor Parson to...

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The Twisted Saga of Ken Allen's Death Ends in a Murder Conviction

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 11:08 AM

In Franklin County, a trio of addicts left Ken Allen face-down and hog-tied on own dining room floor. That was where his corpse was discovered on the morning on November 3, 2016. Since then, the case — the subject of Riverfront Times cover story in 2018 — has taken...

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The RFT Has a New (and Familiar) Managing Editor

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM

We've been sitting on this news, but we're happy to finally announce that we're welcoming a familiar face to the Riverfront Times: Liz Miller is returning to the paper as our managing editor after more than six years editing Feast Magazine. Miller starts on Tuesday (hey, it's a three-day weekend)...

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Teen Sentonio Cox Was Retreating When Joseph Renick Killed Him, Police Say

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 6:23 PM

Fifteen-year-old Sentonio Cox was backing away with his hands in the air when a gunman shot him in the head, authorities say. The suspected shooter, 54-year-old Joseph Renick of Bevo Mill, was charged today with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. According to a...

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World's Chillest Man Lights Cigarette at Gunpoint During St. Louis Bar Robbery

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM

A local man with nerves of fucking steel and brass balls to match was apparently wholly unimpressed with the armed thief who robbed Behrmann's Tavern late Tuesday night, refusing to hand over his cell phone and even casually lighting up a cigarette as the robber trained a gun at him....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

St. Louis Man Accused of Shooting Into Car Carrying 3-Year-Old Son

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 9:16 PM

A St. Louis man opened fire on a car full of people, including his 3-year-old son, authorities say. Mytavis Alexander, 25, was charged today with three counts of first-degree assault, three counts endangering the welfare of a child, two counts domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon and...

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Missouri Teacher Pleads Guilty to Filming Students in the Bathroom

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 1:20 PM

A Missouri high school teacher has pleaded guilty this week to charges of producing child pornography after he used a hidden camera to film students while they used the bathroom in his home. William Derek Williams, 39, held a part-time position as a high school multimedia teacher at Cameron...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Abortions in Missouri May Continue, Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Restrictive Law

Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 12:07 PM

A federal judge ruled today that a new Missouri law that bans abortions at or after eight weeks will not take effect tomorrow as scheduled. During a court hearing yesterday, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union asked Judge Howard Sachs to block the legislation with a temporary...

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Second Suspect Charged After Illinois Trooper Killed in East St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 5:56 PM

A second suspect has been arrested in an investigation into the killing of an Illinois state trooper. Al Stewart Jr., 19, was at the East St. Louis home of 45-year-old Christopher Grant early Friday morning when troopers arrived to serve a warrant. Grant exchanged gunfire with the law...

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

'Your Next Mass Shooter' — Jeff City Man Charged With Making Terroristic Threats

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 6:04 PM

A Jefferson City man who identified himself online as "your next mass shooter" was arrested after posting threats on Facebook, authorities say. Brian Groner, 26, was charged today with one count of making a terroristic threat. Jefferson City police say they confronted Groner at his home on Wednesday afternoon...

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