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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Missouri Woman Busted in Australia With Cocaine Stuffed in High Heels

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Two years after she joined a religious order of Catholic women, a Missouri woman was convicted in Australia of smuggling cocaine into the country. Denise Marie Woodrum, 51, lived in Osage Beach in the Ozarks, but Australia media reports she has been in custody abroad ever since August 2017,...

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St. Louis Area Company Rejects Black Women For Having "Ghetto Names" (UPDATED)

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 2:03 PM

At least three black women applying to a Missouri-based chain of testosterone clinics were told that their "suggestive" and "ghetto" names made them unfit for employment — a policy that seems to amount to an astonishingly blatant example of discrimination and racism. The rejections were sent in writing from...

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Man on Crime Scooter — Sorry, Lime Scooter — Carjacks St. Louis Woman

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 11:38 AM

There are many hereditary traits that reside in the blood of St. Louisans. First of all: we need Ted Drewes frozen custard. We need it to live. We’re also always going to support the Cardinals. And we will openly judge you if you live in St. Louis but aren’t...

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St. Louis Cop Who Beat Suspect with Flashlight Faced Numerous Complaints

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 6:30 AM

On August 14, 2017, Jamal White, a black man in his mid-twenties, was standing in downtown St. Louis when a confrontation occurred with St. Louis Police officer Adam Feaman. Officer Feaman attempted to place White under arrest, allegedly for violating a city noise ordinance with his car and disturbing...

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Shady-Ass Parrot Lures Owner to Mudpatch, Where He Nearly Drowns

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 12:21 PM

A man attempting to retrieve his large and possibly malicious parrot nearly drowned in mud Sunday afternoon, creating what Belleville Fire Department described as an "unusual and dangerous situation." According to a Facebook post by the fire department, "The gentleman went into the area to rescue his parrot who...

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After 3 Years in Prison, Josh Williams Dreams of Returning to the Protest

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Four years ago, on a Saturday in August, Josh Williams took a bus from his home in Bellefontaine Neighbors to Ferguson. What he saw there changed his life. But the next four months would see him go from protester to prison inmate. At the time, Williams was an eighteen-year-old...

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Missouri Democrats Delete Platform's Pro-Life Welcome, Reversing July Vote

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 6:26 AM

In July, the Missouri Democratic Party voted to add an amendment to its platform welcoming "a diversity of views on abortion." But it didn't leave the welcome mat out for long: On Saturday, the state committee reversed course, voting overwhelmingly to delete the controversial addition. The July amendment, which...

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Hapless Meat Thief Tries to Break Into BBQ Smoker for an Hour, Fails

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 2:01 PM

Belleville's Hicks BBQ Company (609 S Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois; 618-234-7427) captured video Wednesday night of a would-be meat thief who spent more than an hour attempting to break into its smoker. In a 30-second clip of the footage the restaurant shared on its Facebook page, a man with a...

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After Ofo's Two-Month Stay in St. Louis, Hundreds of Bikes Appear Unaccounted For

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Nearly a month after bikeshare company Ofo decided to pull up stakes in all of its U.S. locations not named Seattle, San Diego and New York City, the distinctive yellow bikes can still be seen on St. Louis streets. But determining how many Ofos remain in St. Louis leads...

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Edward Moore Sentenced to Life For Hammer Attack on Homeless at Carr School

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:49 AM

A man who attacked four homeless people with a hammer last year has been sentenced to serve four life sentences in prison. Edward "Texas" Moore, 62, represented himself during three days of trial in June — and was quickly convicted on the morning of the fourth day. It took...

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