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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Mayor Tishaura Jones Highlights St. Louis in Nationwide Campaign Honoring Hometowns

Posted By on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 4:16 PM

Everyone has a hometown, whether it’s big or small. Today, Mayor Tishaura Jones joined Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, elected leaders from all 50 states and other influential figures to launch the “Honor Your Hometown'' campaign. Started by country musician Marty Stuart and filmmaker Ken Burns, the campaign is a...

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The Big Mad: Schmitt Breaks Wind, Hawley Podcasts and Missouri Makes the Wrong Choice

Posted By and on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 2:38 PM

Welcome back to the Big Mad, the RFT's weekly roundup of righteous rage! Because we know your time is short and your anger is hot: Breakin’ Wind: Here’s a tip from a long, careful study: Politicians do some of their dumbest work while wearing windbreakers. Something about the combination...

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Daniel Hill Is the RFT's New Managing Editor, Cheryl Baehr Becomes Food Editor

Posted By on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 12:14 PM

Please allow me to introduce our new managing editor, a man of wealth and taste. Local man of mystery Daniel Hill takes on the role after proving himself as a master of disguise, longtime music editor, layoff-repelling force of nature, culture editor, merciless political profiler and former gubernatorial candidate....

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Monday, October 25, 2021

The Enduring Mystery of the USS Inaugural and Its Missing Guns

Posted By on Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 8:49 AM

In late 2012, Jim Fleshman and his crew of St. Louis salvagers began ripping apart the World War 2 minesweeper USS Inaugural, hauling away more than 40 tons of steel hull designed to withstand Japanese explosives. “We worked there for three or four weeks, and then the water came...

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Thomas Bruce, Catholic Supply Store Killer, Pleads Guilty to Murder

Posted By on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Nearly three years after Thomas Bruce attacked three women at a Catholic Supply store in Ballwin — fatally shooting one who refused his sexual assault — the 56-year-old Jefferson County man has been sentenced to life in prison. Bruce pleaded guilty Thursday in St. Louis County to a single...

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Parson Doubles Down On Push To Prosecute Reporter Who Found Security Flaw in State Site

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 12:03 PM

This story was originally published by the Missouri Independent. Gov. Mike Parson escalated his war with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday when his political operation published a video doubling down on his attack against a reporter who informed the state that a state website revealed teacher Social Security...

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Humane Society of Missouri Rescues Nearly 100 Dogs, Needs St. Louis' Support

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Two days ago, 97 dogs were sitting at a formerly licensed breeder’s kennel in Hickory County. Today, they’re with the Humane Society of Missouri, and they need your help. The animal shelter’s Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued the dogs — which include all kinds of breeds from Border Collies...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Big Mad: Parson's Perfidy, Society's Sickness and Kroenke's Expansion Scheme

Posted By and on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 2:31 PM

Welcome back to the Big Mad, the RFT's weekly roundup of righteous rage! Because we know your time is short and your anger is hot: Expansion Scheme: The best part of the ongoing lawsuit between St. Louis and the NFL is the delicious schadenfreude of having Rams owner Stan...

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'Some of the Officers Are Criminals,' Says Attorney in Police Protest Case

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 6:25 AM

The city's long-running prosecution of a St. Louis pastor and a police protester is, at its core, a case of "Who do you believe?" It began in September 2017 when the Reverend Darryl Gray and Calvin Kennedy were arrested outside of Busch Stadium during the protests that followed the...

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Weapons Charge Filed Against St. Louis Cop Accused of Sexual Molestation

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 10:53 AM

A St. Louis cop was illegally carrying a set of brass knuckles when he was arrested last month at the police station on charges he sexually abused a young girl, according to court documents. Officer Mark West, 54, of Ste. Genevieve now faces an additional misdemeanor of unlawful possession,...

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