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Official autopsy shows Michael Brown had close-range wound to his hand, marijuana in system

stltoday.com — ST. LOUIS COUNTY * The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows that he was shot in the hand at close range, according to an analysis of the findings by two experts not involved directly in the case. The accompanying toxicology report shows he had been using marijuana. Those documents, prepared by the St.
Oct 22, 2014

Official autopsy of Michael Brown supports the claim that he was reaching for officer's gun, Post-Dispatch reports. stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @BradThor: “If he has his hand near the gun when it goes off, he’s going for the officer’s gun.” stltoday.com/news/local/cri… #MichaelBrown #Ferguson

Oct 22, 2014

RT @BradThor: Autopsy did not support witnesses claim #MichaelBrown was shot while running away, or with his hands up: stltoday.com/news/local/cri… #Ferguson

Oct 22, 2014

Leaked autopsy report shows Michael Brown had close-range wound to hand, weed in system- buff.ly/1rgjifw - scoop by @stltoday

Oct 22, 2014

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Activists confront officers inside St. Louis County Police headquarters

stltoday.com — CLAYTON * A group of 50 activists passionately confronted officers inside St. Louis County Police headquarters Wednesday in the continuing demands for justice in the Michael Brown shooting. There were no arrests. Turned away at the front door, the protesters entered through a side entrance where they launched a barrage of questions, chants and anti-police rhetoric at officers stationed in a downstairs corridor.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @mandystlpd: Activists confront officers inside St. Louis County Police headquarters stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

Oct 22, 2014

Activists confront officers inside St. Louis County Police headquarters: bit.ly/1FEf772 via @STLtoday #Ferguson

Oct 22, 2014

Activists confront officers inside St. Louis County Police headquarters stltoday.com/news/local/cri…

PDF: Autopsy report for Michael Brown

stltoday.com — The council's move was hailed by members of a group that has been monitoring reported illnesses they suspect are linked to waste stored near t... Mayor says residents' suggestions included a review board to investigate citizen complaints against the police department and more job trainin... What worries you most?
Oct 22, 2014

In case you haven't seen it by now, PDF: Autopsy report for #MichaelBrown : bit.ly/1pB3UKp via @STLtoday

Oct 22, 2014

Want to read a cover-up in action? Try this bullshit autopsy of Michael Brown. Note the lack of GSR in the report. stltoday.com/online/pdf-aut…

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Town and Country man admits beating wife to death with a laptop

stltoday.com — TOWN AND COUNTRY  * William Lynn Gunter first told police he found his unconscious and severely injured wife after she apparently fell down a stairway in their Town and Country home in March 2013. She died later that day at a hospital. On Monday, Gunter changed his version of events and pleaded guilty in St.
Oct 22, 2014

Town and Country man admits beating wife to death with a laptop: bit.ly/1pB7tjF via @STLtoday

Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

RT @Jonssonville: Town and Country man admits beating wife to death with a laptop : bit.ly/1tL6rbR

Oct 22, 2014

Town and Country man admits beating wife to death with a laptop : bit.ly/1tL6rbR

Source: Darren Wilson says Michael Brown kept charging at him

stltoday.com — FERGUSON * Police Officer Darren Wilson told investigators that in a struggle for his pistol inside a police SUV, Michael Brown pressed the barrel of Wilson's gun against the officer's hip, according to a source with knowledge of his statements.
Oct 22, 2014

Hard to see how Darren Wilson is indicted in Michael Brown shooting. bit.ly/1pBCMuB via @STLtoday

Oct 22, 2014

Paper details account of Darren Wilson shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. bit.ly/1zkxXzq

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Man found dead after car ran off road in Alorton had been shot, police say

stltoday.com — An East St. Louis man was found dead in a car in Alorton early Wednesday appears to have died of a gunshot, authorities said. The body of Darian Massey, 30, was found inside a Toyota sedan that had run off the road in the 4200 block of Bond Avenue about 2:57 a.m., according to Illinois State Police Capt.
Oct 22, 2014

Man found dead after car ran off road in Alorton had been shot, police say : bit.ly/1pBoLgy

Oct 22, 2014

Man found dead after car ran off road in Alorton had been shot, police say: bit.ly/1FDhHu2 via @STLtoday

Hindu spiritual leader to address Ferguson unrest tonight

stltoday.com — The protests in Ferguson and beyond has attracted Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a Hindu spiritual leader known for his work in conflict situations. Sri Sri is scheduled to speak at the St. Charles Convention Center at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Officials from Webster University, Washington University, Compassionate St.

Editorial: Judicial branch should not be for sale in Missouri

stltoday.com — Before Cole County voters cast their ballots in a judicial race that has important statewide implications, they should take a few moments and read the second half of Judge William Ray Price Jr.'s speech to the Missouri Legislature in 2011. At the time, Judge Price, a Republican, was the chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court.
Oct 22, 2014

Editorial: Judicial branch should not be for sale in Missouri: postdispat.ch/1sQxVZX

De Soto woman killed when car hits tree in Jefferson County

stltoday.com — JEFFERSON COUNTY * A woman was fatally injured when her car ran off a rural Jefferson County highway and struck a tree. The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim as Heather M. Michael, 40, of De Soto. Police say Michael was driving a 1999 Saturn SL2 west on Highway 110 at about 7 p.m.

Lawsuits allege Bel-Ridge has no authority to operate municipal court

stltoday.com — The village of Bel-Ridge, one of the area's ticket-happiest municipalities, has no authority to prosecute traffic offenses, and cases pending in its municipal court since July 1 should be thrown out, say lawsuits filed last week by lawyers for St. Louis University Legal Clinic and ArchCity Defenders.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @stltoday: Lawsuits allege Bel-Ridge lost jurisdiction to operate municipal court on July 1 bit.ly/1w5sslW

Oct 22, 2014

RT @stltoday: Lawsuits allege Bel-Ridge lost jurisdiction to operate municipal court on July 1 bit.ly/1w5sslW

Pontoon Beach murder suspect extradited from Mexico

stltoday.com — EDWARDSVILLE * The suspect in the killing of one man and wounding of another outside a restaurant in Pontoon Beach has arrived in jail here after being extradited from Mexico, officials said Wednesday. Fernando Gallegos-Ochoa, 20, had been sought for more than three years on Madison County charges of first-degree murder.

KETC loads up local interest for Monday feature

stltoday.com — One STL institution and two STL homes will be spotlighted on the Monday episode of "Living St. Louis" on KETC (Channel 9). Martin L. Mathews, co-founder of the Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club, will be the subject of a documentary by Ruth Ezell. Mathews is retiring Oct.
Oct 22, 2014

KETC loads up local interest for Monday feature: Mathews-Dickey founder, haunted houses highlight 'Living St. Louis' bit.ly/1s9i1pQ

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

stltoday.com — RICHMOND, Va. * Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Beginning next year, the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted in the company's offices, conference rooms and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias.
Oct 22, 2014

Well, well well -- Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking: bit.ly/1pBDk3M via @STLtoday

St. Charles man, 18, gets 10 years in prison for robbing cabbie

stltoday.com — ST. CHARLES COUNTY * An 18-year-old St. Charles man who held up a taxi driver at an apartment complex was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. Lasawn Donnell Wooten of the 2400 block of Golfway Street in St. Charles pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery.
Oct 22, 2014

St. Charles man, 18, gets 10 years in prison for robbing cabbie: bit.ly/1FDZoEW via @STLtoday

Oshie not concerned over scoring drought

stltoday.com — After practice on Wednesday, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock and winger T.J. Oshie had a long talk along the side of the rink, with Hitchcock drawing occasional lines on a dry erase board. The topic was clear: Jump starting Oshie's offense. Five games into the season, Oshie has zero goals and zero assists and is a minus-1 in plus-minus.
Oct 22, 2014

MORNING SKATE: Oshie not concerned over scoring drought; Health update on Lehtera, Steen: bit.ly/1x9RD3r ... From @tomtimm

O'Fallon, Ill., man beaten and strangled during robbery in East St. Louis

stltoday.com — EAST ST. LOUIS * An O'Fallon, Ill., man found dead in a pool of blood Monday night was apparently beaten and strangled during a robbery, police here say. Police were questioning a 48-year-old East St. Louis man in the case, according to East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore.
Oct 22, 2014

O'Fallon, Ill., man beaten and strangled during robbery in East St. Louis : bit.ly/1pBoQke

Two STL directors named as Eisenhower Fellows

stltoday.com — The heads of two STL social-service agencies are among the nine people named as USA Eisenhower Fellows for 2015. Tom Etling, chief executive officer of the St. Patrick Center, and Jorge Riopedre, executive director of Casa de Salud, were named to the field this week. Both organizations provide services to at-need residents in the St.
Oct 22, 2014

Two STL directors named as Eisenhower Fellows: Tom Etling, Jorge Riopedre will travel abroad to study services  bit.ly/1s8LksN

Mizzou picked seventh in SEC basketball poll

stltoday.com — COLUMBIA, Mo. * Kim Anderson's first Missouri team was picked to finish seventh in the preseason SEC poll by a select panel of SEC and national media members. The Tigers finished tied for sixth in the SEC last year under Frank Haith and had the No. 8 seed in the SEC tournament.
Oct 22, 2014

New at STLtoday: Mizzou picked seventh in SEC hoops poll. Full poll & All-SEC teams here, plus my ballot stltoday.com/sports/college…