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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

UPDATED: Maryland Heights Community Center Shooting: One Dead, Shooter Wounded

Posted By and on Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 8:15 AM

Editor's note: This story has been updated significantly with additional details. A gunman who opened fired on Monday night inside the Maryland Heights Community Center killed one woman, sending others in the building scrambling for cover before he was shot by a police officer, according to police. Maryland Heights...

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Judge Who Clashed with Bloomberg on Stop-and-Frisk Coming to Florissant

Posted By on Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 2:31 PM

When Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled in 2013 against the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy, she angered a lot of powerful people — including then-mayor and current presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. She will speak about her decision during a public event on March 6 in Florissant. Scheindlin served...

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Free Birth Control Program in Missouri Reaches 9,000 Patients

Posted By on Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 6:43 AM

Ten months into a six-year, $20 million effort to expand contraceptive access in Missouri, some 9,000 patients have obtained some form of birth control, totally free — and not a dime of it is government money. The initiative, called The Right Time, works to provide free or low-cost birth...

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Attorney General's Priest Abuse Probe Yields First Charges

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 5:08 PM

He was "Priest 80," but after a Missouri prosecutor filed criminal charges alleging sexual assault, that unnamed priest was revealed this week to be Frederick Lutz. Until now, the retired priest living in Springfield had been identified only by a number in a report issued last year by the...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

FCC Judge Finally Tells Bob Romanik Stations To Fuck Right Off

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 6:54 PM

In the end, it might not be the slew of slurred bigotry or the end-of-episode rap song called "N**ga Nation" that gets Bob Romanik kicked off the airwaves — but rather the end one FCC's judge's patience. In an order signed today, Jane Halprin, the administrative law judge overseeing...

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Suspect Fhontez Mitchell Charged in Police Officer Shooting

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 2:49 PM

A north St. Louis County man was arrested after a high-speed chase and charged with assault in the shooting of a police officer. Fhontez Mitchell, twenty, was shoplifting women's clothing on Sunday evening at a Walmart in Ferguson when the off-duty officer and a store security guard confronted him...

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Three Relatives Charged After 11-Year-Old Gives Birth in St. Charles Bathtub

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:29 PM

Three people from St. Charles have been charged with crimes after an eleven-year-old gave birth in the bathtub of her home. The Associated Press reports that all three who were charged are relatives of the young girl, and all including the young girl live in St. Charles. Two of them,...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

St. Louis Man Arrested, Gun Recovered After South City Standoff

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 5:19 PM

St. Louis police took a 36-year-old city man wanted on drug and gun charges into custody Tuesday morning after he barricaded himself inside a Carondelet residence and refused to come out. Justin Neilsen initially avoided officers at about 9:15 a.m. and hid out in the 500 block of Bates...

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Off-Duty Police Officer Shot in Ferguson Walmart, Suspect At Large

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:43 AM

Police across greater St. Louis were still searching on Monday morning for a shoplifter who shot a police officer who was working security on Sunday evening at a Walmart in Ferguson. Shortly after 7 p.m., the off-duty Calverton Park police officer confronted the man near the store's exit. Authorities...

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Burglaries and Broken Promises: Life in Blue Fountain Apartments

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 6:15 AM

Sylvia Benford lived in the Blue Fountain Apartments in north city’s Baden neighborhood for ten years, the first nine of which she says were pretty good. But about a year ago, conditions took a turn for the worse. Maintenance requests got no response. She saw empty units burglarized and...

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