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Friday, April 19, 2019

KMOX's Harry Hamm Charged With Sodomy, Incest and Child Porn Possession

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Veteran KMOX broadcaster Harry Hamm was charged today with statutory sodomy, incest and possession of child porn. Hamm, who started with the radio station in 1975, allegedly put his mouth on the penis of an underage relative on Wednesday, according to St. Ann police. In a probable cause statement...

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Malissa Ancona Pleads Guilty to Killing Klan Leader Frank Ancona

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 11:16 AM

The cat-hoarding wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in rural Missouri pleaded guilty this morning to murdering him in 2017 and dumping his body. Malissa Ancona, 47, admitted in St. Francois County Court to shooting Frank Ancona twice in their house in Leadwood. "I fired both shots that...

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

St. Louis Is Back in the Nation's Top 20 Metro Areas

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 2:07 PM

Last spring, the news was bleak. "St. Louis region falls out of the Top-20 metros in the U.S.," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, in a story that blazed across the top of its website. Due to local population declines, the daily reported, St. Louis had been surpassed by Baltimore —...

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MICDS Teacher Richard Ives, Who Paid Teen for Sex, Sentenced to Probation

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:39 AM

A former teacher at a private school in Ladue was given probation as punishment for soliciting a young teen for sex. Richard Joseph Schwartz Ives, 48, was arrested in June 2018 following a traffic stop in Ste. Genevieve County. In the car was a fourteen-year-old boy, whom Ives had...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Comptroller Green Blasts 'Unacceptable Scrutiny' Over Airport Bonds in Raucous Meeting

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:52 AM

It was something new for Darlene Green, the usually stoic St. Louis city comptroller. She wanted everyone in the room to know it. "This is a first, I want that on the record," Green declared to Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, often abbreviated as E&A....

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If You Drive Stoned This 4/20, You Are a Complete Moron

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:24 AM

Even if you're the kind of idiot who normally drives around under the influence, the Missouri Department of Transportation has a warning for 4/20: Don't even think about driving while stoned this weekend. Five months after the state's voters finally legalized medical marijuana, the agency has launched its first-ever...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Missouri Attorney General Wants Opioid Horror Stories for Big Pharma Lawsuit

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is looking for witnesses to the horrors of opioid addiction as the state prepares for battle with major pharmaceutical companies. This morning, Schmitt announced the launch of a website,, to connect with Missouri residents who might testify in an ongoing lawsuit against drugmakers...

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Syphilis Is Now Ravaging Rural Missouri, Report Says

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 6:08 AM

For years, major cities like St. Louis and Kansas City towered over the rest of Missouri in their number of syphilis cases. But, as a recent Kaiser Health News report published by the Daily Beast shows, this is no longer true. Even as the number of syphilis cases has...

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Monday, April 15, 2019

In 1877, St. Louis' City-County Divorce Nearly Tore an Insane Asylum Apart

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:18 AM

The current debate over the unification of St. Louis city and St. Louis County may seem fractious as hell, but it's probably light stuff compared to what happened during the original un-unification, "The Great Divorce," that split the two entities in 1876. For example: It turns out that the...

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Poncho-Clad Robber Hits Bank in Collinsville

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:16 AM

He is warm, dry, armed and dangerous. A goateed stickup man, dressed in a poncho, robbed a U.S. Bank branch on Sunday inside a Collinsville grocery store, police say. The robber stepped to the service counter at Schnucks about 2 p.m. and demanded money. Under his short-sleeve rain gear,...

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