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Koster dismisses New York Times report that he coddles contributors

stltoday.com — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is dismissing a national media report alleging his office has repeatedly pulled its punches in consumer investigations against companies that have given him campaign contributions. The high-profile piece in Wednesday's New York Times "misrepresents the facts, distorting events to create an appearance of impropriety where none exists," Koster said in a statement.
Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI: @Koster4Missouri dismisses New York Times report that he coddles contributors: bit.ly/1tTWisZ via @STLtoday #moleg

Oct 30, 2014

Missouri leg may investigate issues raised by @EricLiptonNYT's report on state AG's aid to donors. bit.ly/1DC8huT

Near site of fatal shooting, Shaw neighborhood market continues to reach out

stltoday.com — At the front counter of Shaw Market, manager Berhe Beyene greets customers by name, reaching for their brand of cigarettes before they can ask for them. They come in to play the Lotto or to grab a deli sandwich. Seldom does the makeshift memorial of stuffed animals, flowers and handwritten notes come up in conversation.
Oct 30, 2014

Near site of fatal shooting, Shaw neighborhood market reaches out: bit.ly/1rCU8Hc @STLtoday @dougwmoore

Oct 30, 2014

Near site of fatal shooting, Shaw neighborhood market continues to reach out: bit.ly/1tSJVxg via @STLtoday

Oct 30, 2014

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Editorial: Surveillance cameras require better focus

stltoday.com — The increasing use of video surveillance cameras in St. Louis carries both benefits and risks. But a delicate balance between liberty and security must be maintained. That will require the city to develop a comprehensive plan for their use, a plan that includes public accountability.

Bernie: Matheny is right, Cards are family

stltoday.com — It's difficult to comprehend what the Cardinals are going through in the aftermath of the death of teammate Oscar Taveras. The players are scattered all over the place, trying to settle into their offseason homes and routines. In one respect, maybe it's beneficial for the Cardinals to be away from St.

Sturgill Simpson coming to Old Rock House

stltoday.com — Sturgill Simpson is at the Old Rock House with a show on Feb. 3. Show time is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at MetroTix outlets, metrotix.com, 314-534-1111 and at the venue. Get more information at oldrockhouse.com.
Oct 30, 2014

Sturgill Simpson coming to Old Rock House: bit.ly/1rD353f via @STLtoday

The Devil Makes Three heading to the Pageant

stltoday.com — The Devil Makes Three comes to the Pageant with a show on Jan. 22. Show time is at 8 p.m. Also on the bill is Joe Pug. Tickets are $17.50-$20 and go on sale at noon Friday at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, at the box office and at Suite 100 at the Pageant.
Oct 30, 2014

The Devil Makes Three heading to the Pageant: bit.ly/1wJwQ94 via @STLtoday

Khaled, Mohamed find refuge in soccer with Bayless

stltoday.com — Ali Khaled slept the sleep of angels. For the first time in his young life there was no threat of bombs, of torture, of murder. War was no longer on his doorstep. Khaled and his family left it in Baghdad. Mustaf Mohamed walked to the bus stop free of the terror that once surrounded him outside of Mogadishu.

Marquise Knox coming to Sheldon Ballroom for blues party

stltoday.com — Marquise Knox is at the Sheldon Concert Hall's ballroom Nov. 28 for a post-Thanksgiving blues party. Show time is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 at MetroTix outlets, metrotix.com, 314-534-1111 and at the Fox Theatre box office. Get more information at thesheldon.org.
Oct 30, 2014

Marquise Knox coming to Sheldon Ballroom for blues party: bit.ly/1tTMP4K via @STLtoday

Gordon: Decimated Rams start 2015 build-up

stltoday.com — The Rams will absorb some gruesome beatings from here on out and everybody knows it. They just lost left tackle Jake Long and top receiver Brian Quick to season-ending injuries. Roughly a fourth of the surviving Rams made the official injury report Wednesday.
Oct 30, 2014

The Rams are toast and everybody knows it. So it's time to get ready for next season.... fb.me/6iCSJLbLc

'First buck' contest features entrepreneurs' origin stories

stltoday.com — Hatchbuck founder Don Breckenridge says his "first buck" moment was getting an actual customer online with his company's marketing software. Square co-founder Jim McKelvey reaches farther back in time, talking about the textbook he wrote for his freshman computer science class. The two St.
Oct 30, 2014

'First buck' contest by @GetHatchbuck features entrepreneurs' origin stories: bit.ly/1wJndqJ via @STLtoday

Get a half-price ticket to Fright Fest at Six Flags

stltoday.com — Six Flags St. Louis is hosting a food drive on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. If you bring six non-perishable food items to the main gate, you'll receive a half-price coupon for admission into Fright Fest. All donated food items will be distributed to local food pantries and shelters.

Tarasenko stays with Lehtera

stltoday.com — Jori Lehtera says that one difference between the NHL and Russia's Kontinental Hockey League is that in Europe, line combinations remain relatively the same throughout the season. "I played the last three years with the same guys," said Lehtera, whose linemates in the KHL included Vladimir Tarasenko for two seasons.
Oct 30, 2014

There are no plans to split up streaking Tarasenko and Lehtera - at least not for now: bit.ly/1rCWE0d via @STLtoday #stlblues

Lawyer: Christopher Coleman trial unfair because of photos with mistress

stltoday.com — A lawyer representing Christopher Coleman, the Columbia, Ill., man convicted of murdering his wife and two sons, argued in court Wednesday to try to get Coleman's conviction overturned. The lawyer, Peter Wise of Springfield, claimed Coleman's trial was unfair because Judge Milton Wharton allowed prosecutors to show jurors "salacious" videos and photographs of Coleman with his lover, Tara Lintz.
Oct 30, 2014

Lawyer: Christopher Coleman trial unfair because of photos with mistress : bit.ly/1wJkLR9 #colemantrial

Tesson Ferry Road reopens after multi-vehicle crash

stltoday.com — A multi-vehicle crash shut down lanes in both directions of Tesson Ferry Road (Highway 21) north of Highway 141 on Thursday morning. The location was close to Cedar Plaza Parkway. Police had no immediate report on the injuries. The crash happened at about 6 a.m. and the road was closed there for about an hour.

St. Louis man gets life in prison in Jefferson City death

stltoday.com — JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. * A St. Louis man was sentenced to life in prison for a shooting death in Jefferson City. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports Calvin Hutson was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree murder for the death in December 2012 of 41-year-old Andre Hudson.
Oct 30, 2014

St. Louis man gets life in prison in Jefferson City shooting death : bit.ly/1wJdYHg

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

stltoday.com — NEW YORK * Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @PostDispatchbiz: Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." bit.ly/1wJ9UXA via @STLtoday

Tipsheet: Joe Maddon could elevate NL Central

stltoday.com — Joe Maddon is taking the managerial helm of the Chicago Cubs today. That could make the deep National League Central ridiculously competitive. The Cubs would still need to assemble a real pitching staff to compete against the Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers, but the Maddon hiring tells the baseball world that Small Bears are ready to make their move.
Oct 30, 2014

It's going to be lot harder to laugh at the Cubs now that Joe Maddon is taking over as manager.... fb.me/1mFBnVsqx

Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Taveras

stltoday.com — SOSUA, Dominican Republic * When he was about 5 years old, Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras coined a nickname for himself that several of the thousands of mourners who attended his funeral Tuesday in his hometown had on the backs of the jerseys they wore. El Fenomeno.
Oct 29, 2014

Incredibly sad (and well-reported) story on the funeral for Oscar Taveras by @dgoold from the DR: stltoday.com/sports/basebal…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @dgoold: Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Taveras. Says friend: "He was the hope." Reporting from Dominican. #stlcards #cardinals stltoday.com/sports/basebal…

Oct 29, 2014

Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Taveras. Says friend: "He was the hope." Reporting from Dominican. #stlcards #cardinals stltoday.com/sports/basebal…

Cards hope others will learn from Taveras’ death

stltoday.com — SOSUA, Dominican Republic * On the night before his friend's death, Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez said he pleaded with Oscar Taveras, urged the rookie outfielder to come to a nearby resort, stay with his family, stay safe. Rarely one to refuse his closest teammate, Taveras declined.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @dgoold: Through tears, Carlos Martinez says Taveras' death is a lesson for him, all young players #stlcards #cardinals stltoday.com/sports/basebal…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @dgoold: Through tears, Carlos Martinez says Taveras' death is a lesson for him, all young players #stlcards #cardinals stltoday.com/sports/basebal…

Oct 29, 2014

Through tears, Carlos Martinez says Taveras' death is a lesson for him, all young players #stlcards #cardinals stltoday.com/sports/basebal…