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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

St. Louis Police Drop Legal Action to Bar Rape Victim From Her Own Report

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 6:21 AM

Attorneys for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department have dropped their suit seeking to bar a woman from accessing the police report she filed ten years ago. Chelsea Merta, the attorney representing the woman, says she accused a St. Louis officer of raping her in April 2008. Inspired by...

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Agrees to Serve as Special Prosecutor for Greitens

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 5:32 PM

Jean Peters Baker, the elected prosecuting attorney of Jackson County, has agreed to take on the invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens. In a statement, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said that Baker had agreed to take on the assignment — and that Judge Rex Burlison...

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Elderly Tower Grove East Man Calls for Gun, Scares Off Armed Robbers

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 11:32 AM

A trio of armed robbers ran off when a senior citizen called for backup from his wife. The man, who is in his 80s, was heading out the door with his dog when the young thieves confronted him. It was a scary scene, captured on a security camera video...

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Lake St. Louis Girl's Cockatoo Pulls Loose Tooth in Viral Video

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Birds: They're way smarter than us. Have you seen those dang crow documentaries? Did you catch the news story about the hero bald eagle? Are you down with the surfin’ bird? In fact, the only reason birds aren't in charge of the world is because they don't want to...

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St. Louis Con Man Paul Creager Is Trading a Bentley for the Big House

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 2:57 PM

A federal judge sentenced a St. Louis County scam artist today to five years in prison. Paul Creager, the 39-year-old owner of shady construction firm, pleaded guilty in December to two counts of wire fraud. It was the first of two federal criminal cases against the builder, who lived...

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When a SIUE Student Alleged Rape, the Chancellor Overruled a Campus Panel

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 10:09 AM

On October 17, 2017, Bailey Reed, a senior sociology major at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, went to the emergency room to report that she had just been raped by a classmate. Campus police arrived to take her statement, and the nurse examiner found a bruise on her cervix, which often...

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Nazis Waste Nearly $200K Targeting Claire McCaskill, St. Louis TV Stations Cash In

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 6:12 AM

America First Policies, a pro-Trump non-profit organization with a Nazi sympathizer as its policy director, is spending nearly $200,000 on ads targeting Claire McCaskill in the St. Louis area. The campaign aims to get controversial CIA veteran Gina Haspel, whom an ACLU lawyer once described as "quite literally a war criminal"...

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Legislature Bans MO Prisons from Shackling Pregnant Women in 3rd Trimester

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 6:08 AM

Both the Missouri House and Senate have passed a bill barring the Department of Corrections or its contractors from shackling pregnant women in their third trimester other than in extreme circumstances. Now the bill heads to Governor Eric Greitens for his signature. Senate Bill 870 would outlaw jail staff...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Park Hills Councilman Arrested After Bar Fight Won't Be Charged

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 1:02 PM

The special prosecutor investigating a chaotic bar brawl in rural Park Hills says that former city councilman Duane McAllister won't face assault charges. Still, the development likely provides only limited satisfaction to McAllister, who claims that his arrest helped tank his bid for re-election on April 3. As we...

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St. Charles Police Officer Fatally Runs Over Man on I-70

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Update 1:10 p.m.: Police have identified the man who was killed as James Kelley, 49, of Lafayette, Colorado. A St. Charles County police officer ran over a man Wednesday night on I-70, killing him, authorities say. The 36-year-old officer was driving his patrol car at 10:17 p.m. when he...

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