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Friday, February 22, 2019

Mail Found in Stolen SUV Helps St. Louis Police Solve Bevo Burglary

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 1:57 PM

St. Louis police officers investigating a stolen car used the address on mail found in the vehicle to trace the suspects back to a separate home invasion, authorities say. Officers working on Wednesday learned the stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was on Itaska Street, according to a probable cause statement....

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Teachers Union Takes on Pay Disparities at St. Louis Public Schools

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 8:52 AM

The St. Louis Public Schools teachers’ union is taking the school district to trial on March 5 over what it says are troubling salary disparities. Sally Topping, president of the American Federation of Teachers Local 420, provided the RFT with a table detailing pay disparities within its workforce. Even...

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Suspect in JeffCo Dog Abuse Case Now Faces Federal Gun Charge

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Paul Garcia, who was arrested last week in a stomach-churning case of animal abuse, has been indicted on a federal gun charge. Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office allege that Garcia, 39, of Barnhart was in possession of at least one firearm on September 14, 2018, which was illegal...

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Watch This St. Louis Pothole Attempt to Eat a Whole School Bus

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM

The city of St. Louis was founded in February 1764 by a group of French settlers. Within months, a fur trader by named Pierre Laclede arrived with a detailed plan for the settlement, including a street grid. For his efforts, Laclede Avenue and Laclede's Landing bear his name to this...

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St. Louis Legend Rolls Stop Sign With 6 Mattresses and 2 Couches on Car Roof

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 10:09 AM

So many questions, so few answers. Here’s what we know: A video was uploaded to Facebook late last night that shows a car rolling down Cherokee Street with what appears to be two couch frames, three box springs and three mattresses stacked on top. In other words, typical St....

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Florida Man Who Threw Toilet Through Window in East St. Louis Found With Second Crapper

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 9:45 AM

An alleged toilet chucker from Florida is facing a felony charge after flinging an old crapper through the window of the East St. Louis school board's headquarters, authorities say. Police were called to the scene on February 15. There, officers were told that a man carried the commode up...

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After ICE Detained Ilsa Guzman-Fajardo, Her Husband Waits in an Empty Home

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Steve Miller touched down last week in Denver, checked his phone and learned his wife had been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in St. Louis. "It's one of those case I can't even wrap my head around," Miller, 47, says. He was on a work trip, installing...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Darlene Green: 'It Is Arrogance for Elected Officials to Strip the Public of Its Right to Vote'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 4:15 PM

After activists flocked to today's meeting of St. Louis' Board of Estimate & Apportionment to push for a city-wide vote on airport privatization, one of the three officials on that board came out swinging in support of their efforts. City Comptroller Darlene Green, who has been an insistent voice...

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Good Samaritan Donates $3K Brick of Weed to Missouri Big Brothers Organization

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Representatives for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Springfield were met with quite a surprise last May when someone dropped a big-ass brick of marijuana in one of the charity's donation bins. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the marijuana, which police estimate has a street value of $3,000,...

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Clayton Student Journalists Take the Lead on Gun Violence Project 'Since Parkland'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 7:43 AM

Sunday's edition of the Miami Herald was an eye-catching one: SINCE PARKLAND, its headline decreed, there have been "12 months, 1,157 deaths" — a tally of the students killed by gun violence since the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last February. "Since Parkland" was...

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