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Son of St. Louis County executive linked to 18 robberies, police say

stltoday.com — FLORISSANT * The son of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is suspected in a string of St. Louis-area gas station robberies, according to the Florissant Police Department. Phillip Goodwin, 37, of the 8100 block of Canton Avenue in University City, was charged Thursday with two counts of second-degree robbery, one count for a robbery at Florissant gas station on Oct.
Oct 24, 2014

Son of #STL County executive linked to 18 robberies, police say: bit.ly/1rsKbfz via @STLtoday

Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Soulard Oktoberfest boss due in court over debt

stltoday.com — The driving force behind the Soulard Oktoberfest is due in court soon to answer charges that he has refused to pay more than $57,000 in credit-card charges. In a suit filed Dec. 22, 2012, American Express Bank claims that John R. McKinstry Jr.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @STLsherpa: Soulard Oktoberfest boss due in court over debt: John McKinstry sued by American Express for $57k in unpaid charges bit.ly/1tr8lMK

Oct 24, 2014

Soulard Oktoberfest boss due in court over debt: John McKinstry sued by American Express for $57k in unpaid charges bit.ly/1tr8lMK

ACLU study warns of 'unchecked rise' of surveillance cameras in St. Louis

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS * High-tech surveillance devices threaten to rob people of what little privacy they enjoy on some of St. Louis' public streets and sidewalks, according to a new study by the ACLU of Missouri. The organization rips what it describes as the "unchecked rise" of an Orwellian "web of surveillance" that stretches along the city's central corridor from the Mississippi River to Forest Park.
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Police searching for vehicle that fled fatal crash in St. Louis

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS * A man was fatally injured in a two-car crash early Friday morning at the intersection of Whittier Street and Martin Luther King Drive, St. Louis police say. One of the cars left the scene, and police are searching for it. The crash happened at about 4:30 a.m.
Oct 24, 2014

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UMSL weighing purchase of Normandie Golf Club

stltoday.com — The University of Missouri-St. Louis may be on the verge of purchasing the nearby historic Normandie Golf Club. It's a move that would likely prove controversial for residents of the village of Bel-Nor who have fought to keep the property in its current state.

Private autopsy claims Vonderrit Myers shot while fleeing

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS * A private autopsy of Vonderrit D. Myers Jr. shows that six of the eight shots hit "the rear part of his body," and a fatal round struck him in the head, a pathologist said Thursday. Dr. Cyril H.
Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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St. Louis man found guilty of murder in case that started with abandoned baby

Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

RT @Jonssonville: Police found an abandoned baby. Then they found his mother dead in St. Louis. Today jury found man guilty of murder: bit.ly/ZKjgVH

Oct 23, 2014

Police found an abandoned baby. Then they found his mother dead in St. Louis. Today jury found man guilty of murder: bit.ly/ZKjgVH

Screaming, scary political ads get down and dirty

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS * Cue the scary music. Listen for the screams and shouts. St. Louis-area televisions flicker every few minutes with darkened images cast against ominous soundtracks with messages meant to frighten even the most unflappable viewers. They aren't horror movies.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @GilbertBailon: Tis the season: Screaming, scary political ads get down and dirty: bit.ly/1rsOveR @nickpistor @stlpolitics

Oct 24, 2014

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Brantley emerges as Mizzou's next D-line star

stltoday.com — COLUMBIA, Mo. * You've heard this story before: Missouri recruits an overlooked defensive lineman, hands him over to position coach Craig Kuligowski, and - presto - the Tigers pull another impact player out of their hat. In Harold Brantley's case, nowhere is Hershey, Pa.

Ian Eats STL: Highlights from recent visits to the Kitchen Sink, Pho Long

stltoday.com — When Harvest ended its 18-year run in June, I wrote in this column how the "allure" of new restaurants can keep well-meaning diners from returning to their old favorites as often as they might like. This is especially true for me, as my mandate as a critic is to review new restaurants - not exclusively, but primarily.
Oct 24, 2014

This week's Ian Eats STL features highlights from recent meals at the Kitchen Sink, Pho Long. stltoday.com/entertainment/… (subscription)

Miller, Canucks deliver 'wakeup call' to Blues

stltoday.com — The Blues' reunion with goaltender Ryan Miller turned into just a bad night all around. Miller, once expected to be the Blues' savior and now playing for Vancouver, played the kind of game that's made him one of the best goalies in the league, and the Blues made him look even better with a night that sent them and coach Ken Hitchcock into some extensive early season introspection.

St. Louis-based fashion houses are underestimated but no less ambitious

stltoday.com — We asked a couple of the leaders who have established fashion houses in St. Louis about their efforts to expand in a town that struggles to be taken seriously for fashion. They all have an unexpected commonality - none of them planned to work in fashion. Each of the St.
Oct 24, 2014

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Man shot to death in St. Louis' Mark Twain neighborhood

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS * Police had no suspects or motive in the Thursday night killing of a man in the 5000 block of Queens Avenue, police say. The man, whose name and age were not available early Friday, had been shot in the left side of his body at about 10 p.m.

Tipsheet: Shedding positive light on Austin Davis

stltoday.com — The NFL is no place for young quarterbacks. The league chews most of up the and spits them to the curb. Within that context, the progress of Rams quarterback Austin Davis is heartening. Each year fans fall in love with the Next New Thing at the position. They see fresh talent.
Oct 24, 2014

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Wedding gowns up to 70 percent off at David's Bridal

stltoday.com — David's Bridal has planned their semi-annual sale offering up to 70 percent off the original price of over 20,000 wedding gowns. From Oct. 22 through Nov. 4, shoppers will find the biggest sale of the season featuring bridal gowns as low as $99, bridal party attire for $49.99 and up, and accessories at an additional 50 percent off.
Oct 24, 2014

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Milan, Paris, New York, St. Louis ... why not

stltoday.com — The inaugural Midwest Fashion Conference tackled more than a few ambitious topics and got some tough love from a panel of New Yorkers, including the woman responsible for making New York Fashion Week the internationally renowned entity it is today.
Oct 24, 2014

Milan, Paris, New York, St. Louis ... why not: Perception is everything but perceptions can change. bit.ly/1uPncxe

Editorial: Win-win for home health care workers and patients

stltoday.com — A tentative agreement between the union representing more than 8,000 home health care workers and a state oversight board will allow patients to set - and most likely raise - attendants' wages. The plan stops short of flat-out hiking pay from the current average of $8.60 an hour.

New report by Amnesty International alleges human rights violations in Ferguson

stltoday.com — A new report released Thursday by Amnesty International details several alleged "human rights abuses" by police during street protests that erupted after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. The report is the result of a 12-person delegation sent to Ferguson to monitor police and protester activity from Aug.
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Wentzville mom, 24, did drugs while baby suffocated, police say

stltoday.com — WENTZVILLE * A 24-year-old mom has been charged after police say her 10-week-old baby boy suffocated while she drank and did drugs. Jordan Danielle Glenn of the 1400 block of Tree Top Court was indicted by the St. Charles County grand jury for two felonies -- abuse or neglect of a child and endangering the welfare of a child.