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Koster sues 13 St. Louis County municipalities over court fees

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS * Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster today filed suit against 13 municipalities in St. Louis County, accusing them of violating a state law that limits the amount of fines and court fees a municipality can keep from traffic cases.
Dec 18, 2014

MO attorney general sues 13 towns for relying on court fines in municipal budget. Law says max is 30% of revenue. stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jeremykohler: Now 20 munies in STL County face lawsuits over muni court operations. "Beverly Hills 63121" is in two lawsuits. stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jeremykohler: Koster sues 13 St. Louis County municipalities over court fees: bit.ly/1z8uVh5 via @STLtoday @j_s_mann @stephencdeere @alexdstuckey

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jeremykohler: Now 20 munies in STL County face lawsuits over muni court operations. "Beverly Hills 63121" is in two lawsuits. stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jeremykohler: Now 20 munies in STL County face lawsuits over muni court operations. "Beverly Hills 63121" is in two lawsuits. stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

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St. Louis activist Packnett on Obama policing commission

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * President Obama on Thursday unveiled the members of a commission on "21st Century Policing" formed in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, and he wants the diverse group of law enforcement personnel, lawyers, and civil rights activists to report initial findings by March 2.
Dec 18, 2014

Here's the link: St. Louis activist @MsPackyetti named to Obama policing commission: bit.ly/1wQBdhV via @STLtoday

Dec 18, 2014

Obama appoints @mspackyetti of Teach For America St. Louis to policing task force: bit.ly/1wQyhll via @craasch @STLtoday

Dec 18, 2014

St. Louis activist Packnett on Obama policing commission: bit.ly/1JbbqaC via @STLtoday

Nixon, lawmakers agree revenue in fiscal year 2016 likely to grow 3.6 percent

stltoday.com — JEFFERSON CITY * Gov. Jay Nixon and Missouri lawmakers have agreed on an estimate for moderate revenue growth in fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1. Nixon, a Democrat, sent a letter Thursday agreeing with the Republican-led Legislature's estimate that revenue will grow 3.6 percent -- to $8.67 billion -- in the coming fiscal year.
Dec 18, 2014

.@GovJayNixon, #moleg agree revenue in fiscal year 2016 likely to grow 3.6 percent: bit.ly/1JaWBVw via @STLtoday

Dec 18, 2014

Nixon, lawmakers agree revenue in fiscal year 2016 likely to grow 3.6 percent: bit.ly/1JaWgCp via @alexdstuckey @STLtoday

Lawsuit: Ferguson-Florissant school board elections unfair to African American candidates

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS * Two local civil rights organizations are suing the Ferguson-Florissant School District over allegations of voter rights violations. The school district's at-large elections prevent African-American candidates from being elected, local and national officials from the ACLU and NAACP announced at a Thursday morning press conference, despite the fact that the school district serves overwhelmingly more black families than white.
Dec 18, 2014

ACLU suit says #Ferguson-Florissant schools "systematically" keep black candidates off school board. More to come: stltoday.com/news/local/edu…

Dec 18, 2014

Lawsuit: @fergflorschools school board elections unfair to African American candidates stltoday.com/news/local/edu…

Dec 18, 2014

Lawsuit: Ferguson-Florissant school board elections unfair to African American candidates: bit.ly/1uWLMvI via @STLtoday

A-B investing $150 million, adding 70 jobs at Arnold container plant

stltoday.com — Anheuser-Busch is spending $150 million and adding 70 jobs at its metal container plant in Arnold to double its aluminum bottle capacity in the U.S. An A-B subsidiary, Metal Container Corp., added aluminum bottle production for Bud Light and Budweiser last year with a $130 million expansion.
Dec 18, 2014

A-B investing $150 million, adding 70 jobs at Arnold container plant stltoday.com/business/local…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PostDispatchbiz: A-B investing $150 million, adding 70 jobs at Arnold container plant: bit.ly/1z8oyuc via @STLtoday

Stream seeking recount of St. Louis County executive balloting

stltoday.com — CLAYTON * Republican Rick Stream on Thursday submitted papers seeking a recount of the November balloting that ended in a razor thin victory for Democrat Steve Stenger in the race for St. Louis County executive. "We're asking for a recount to make sure the integrity of the election is upheld," said campaign spokesman Michael Hafner.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @stltoday: Stream seeking recount of St. Louis County executive balloting -- postdispat.ch/1ALDA6a

Dec 18, 2014

Stream seeking recount of St. Louis County executive balloting: bit.ly/1wQ4QQz via @STLtoday

St. Charles bank robber tells clerk he needs money because his kids are dying

stltoday.com — ST. CHARLES * A 32-year-old St. Peters man who told a teller his kids were dying, and that's why he was robbing the bank, has been charged, police say. Timothy A. Denning of the first block of St. Timothy Drive was charged with second-degree robbery. The crime happened Dec.
Dec 18, 2014

St. Charles bank robber tells clerk he needs money because his kids are dying: bit.ly/1z9gxoH via @STLtoday

Dec 18, 2014

St. Charles bank robber tells clerk he needs money because his kids are dying, police say: bit.ly/1JadXC8 via @STLtoday

Ex-PTO treasurer of Creve Coeur school gets probation for stealing $53K

stltoday.com — CLAYTON * A former treasurer of a parent-teacher organization at a Creve Coeur elementary school was given five years' probation for stealing nearly $53,000 from the group to pay her own bills. St. Louis County Circuit Judge Tom W. DePriest Jr. on Thursday sentenced Tenille R.
Dec 18, 2014

Ex-PTO treasurer of Creve Coeur school gets probation for stealing $53K: bit.ly/1J9UrFU via @STLtoday

Dec 18, 2014

Ex-PTO treasurer of Creve Coeur school gets probation for stealing $53K: bit.ly/1z8Oq98 via @STLtoday

Witness 40 in Michael Brown case raises questions about grand jury proceedings

stltoday.com — Even Sandra McElroy isn't sure why prosecutors summoned her if they only intended to discredit her testimony. McElroy, also known as Witness 40, has seen her story plastered all over the internet. Some news reports have gone as far as call her a key witness in the St.
Dec 18, 2014

Witness 40 in Michael Brown case raises questions about grand jury proceedings: bit.ly/1z8KdlW via @stephencdeere

Dec 18, 2014

Witness 40 in Michael Brown case raises questions about grand jury proceedings: bit.ly/1J9fs3i via @STLtoday @stephendeere

Dec 17, 2014

Witness 40 in Michael Brown case raises questions about grand jury proceedings: bit.ly/1z6AGMd via @STLtoday

Dec 17, 2014

Witness 40 in Michael Brown case raises questions about grand jury proceedings: bit.ly/1J5WPNO via @STLtoday #Ferguson

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Tarasenko is hungry for more

stltoday.com — L OS ANGELES * If Vladimir Tarasenko had scored just one goal Tuesday night, his 18th this season, he would have kept pace with the NHL leaders. The Blues, though, probably would have fallen to the LA Kings. "One thing about Vladi, if he gets one, he's hungry," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said.
Dec 18, 2014

"He's a superstar now and he's just going to get better." - Jake Allen on Vladimir Tarasenko stltoday.com/sports/hockey/… #STLBlues

Dec 18, 2014

Baseball town USA: you need to embrace Blues superstar Vladi Tarasenko.: bit.ly/1uWFADX @STLtoday @jprutherford

Bernie: Rams move unlikely for 2015

stltoday.com — By now you've heard it, discussed it, and maybe even fretted over the question: Could Sunday's contest against the New York Giants be the Rams' final home game played in St. Louis? Not the last game of the 2014 season. But the final game as in ... forever. Is this The End?
Dec 18, 2014

Bernie: Rams move unlikely for 2015: bit.ly/1wPYkJB via @STLtoday

Dec 18, 2014

Bernie Miklasz column: Rams move unlikely for 2015: bit.ly/1wPjhEg @STLtoday @miklasz @PD_sports

Dec 18, 2014

RT @saraholmesSTL: .@miklasz thinks the Rams' chances of moving to LA in 2015 are slim. Here's why: bit.ly/1J6jR7g | @STLtoday

Dec 18, 2014

.@miklasz thinks the Rams' chances of moving to LA in 2015 are slim. Here's why: bit.ly/1J6jR7g | @STLtoday

Hockey Guy: Schwartz injury looms large for Blues

stltoday.com — The Blues have been all about Vladimir Tarasenko this season and that will continue. The young man has exceptional ability. "The one thing is he skates really well and is shifty," Kings captain Dustin Brown told the LA Kings Insider.

Jaskin steps in to fill void left by Schwartz

stltoday.com — LOS ANGELES * With Jaden Schwartz out of the lineup indefinitely with a broken foot, the Blues are turning to Dmitrij Jaskin. As soon as tests taken Wednesday revealed Schwartz's broken right foot, the Blues recalled Jaskin from the American Hockey League and he'll be in the lineup tonight against the LA Kings.
Dec 18, 2014

MORNING SKATE: Jaskin helps fill void left by Schwartz; Tonight's lineups; Tarasenko terrorizes LA; Brodeur vs. Quick stltoday.com/sports/hockey/…

Gonzales, Sierra win Cards' minor-league awards

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS * One of the minor-league players honored by the Cardinals on Thursday with the club's annual awards isn't much of a minor-leaguer at all and is likely a name most fans know. The other winner is one most fans should know soon.
Dec 18, 2014

Prospects at the extremes of #Cardinals' organization win club's highest minor-league honors. #stlcards #stlminors flip.it/qqVwp

Mom's speeding ticket leads Missouri mayor to resign

stltoday.com — GALENA, Mo. * The mayor of a Missouri town has resigned after a police officer said the man threatened him while he was writing the mayor's mother a speeding ticket. The Springfield News-Leader reports Dustin Bray resigned before Galena's city council meeting on Tuesday.

Man who posted online ad seeking partner for sex with child relative gets 12 years in prison

stltoday.com — CLAYTON * A man who posted an online ad seeking a partner for sex with an 11-year-old relative has been sentenced to prison for 12 years. Anthony Brinkman, 33, of Cuba, Mo., was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading no contest last week to a count of attempted statutory sodomy.
Dec 18, 2014

Man who posted online ad seeking partner for sex with child relative in St. Louis County gets 12 years in prison: bit.ly/1JbekMI

As chain seeks to grow here, Blues tap Tim Hortons as team's 'official coffee'

stltoday.com — St. Louis doesn't yet have a Tim Hortons restaurant, but brewed coffee from the Canadian chain is available here for the first time through a new multi-year partnership with the St. Louis Blues hockey team. Beginning this week, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop became the team's 'official coffee' and began sales at Scottrade Center downtown Tuesday night.
Dec 18, 2014

First St. Louis Tim Hortons won't open til the spring, but fans can get their Canadian coffee fix now at Blues games bit.ly/1Jbbt6m

2-day old fireplace ashes nearly spark garage fire in St. Peters

stltoday.com — ST. PETERS * The smell of something burning prompted a resident of the Park Charles subdivision to call 911 recently. When firefighters arrived they recognized the distinctive smell of burning plastic. A thermal imaging camera helped them find a plastic bucket in the garage that contained smoldering fireplace ashes.
Dec 18, 2014

2-day old fireplace ashes nearly spark garage fire in St. Peters: bit.ly/1Jb9HSH via @STLtoday

Drunk drivers in Cottleville may get a ride home

stltoday.com — COTTLEVILLE * City residents and bar patrons who get pulled over by police after they've had too much to drink are likely to get a ride home instead of a trip to jail. The policy - which lets Cottleville officers use their discretion for ticketing residents, business owners and patrons of the small St.
Dec 18, 2014

Cottlevlile cops drive home drunks & N. STL county cities jail for failure to appear: bit.ly/1wPmhRc @STLtoday