Month: September 2019

Altered Metro bus routes, driver shortage confuse, delay some riders
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Altered Metro bus routes, driver shortage confuse, delay some riders

DOWNTOWN – It was a perfect storm of confusion and delay for MetroBus riders Monday as new routes were implemented…
National Night Out will bring neighbors together across Delmar Divide
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National Night Out will bring neighbors together across Delmar Divide

ST. LOUIS – These are the final days for organizers and participants of the National Night Out Against Crime to prepare…
New police badges have a Stanley Cup flair
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New police badges have a Stanley Cup flair

DOWNTOWN – St. Louis police officers will have the Stanley Cup close to their hearts for the next year ……
Aldermen work on approving freeholders as timetable is debated
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Aldermen work on approving freeholders as timetable is debated

CITY HALL – Depending on how you read the state Constitution, time may be running out on Mayor Lyda Krewson’s…
St. Louis NAACP President Adolphus M. Pruitt II: On airport privatization, deal or no deal?
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St. Louis NAACP President Adolphus M. Pruitt II: On airport privatization, deal or no deal?

The notion of airport privatization has generated any number of conspiracy theories. They range from an outright sale of the…
5 best south St. Louis coffee shops? Grounds brewing for debate
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5 best south St. Louis coffee shops? Grounds brewing for debate

When you choose your best place to buy a cup of joe, you get much more than the product of…
Census shows city population continues to shrink
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Census shows city population continues to shrink

DOWNTOWN –  The U.S. Census Bureau has released its latest estimated figures on St. Louis and the rest of the…
Nottingham High students, police enjoy epic dance-off
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Nottingham High students, police enjoy epic dance-off

ST. LOUIS HILLS – It was a battle of the fittest at Nottingham Community Access and Job Training (CAJT) High…
North St. Louis mother feeds neighborhood children snacks, hope
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North St. Louis mother feeds neighborhood children snacks, hope

PENROSE – If you drive down North Euclid Avenue in the Penrose neighborhood on a weekday afternoon around two o’clock,…
Cure Violence passes first test in Board of Aldermen
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Cure Violence passes first test in Board of Aldermen

CITY HALL – A proposal to spend $5 million on the Cure Violence program to intervene against potential killers before…
For better or for worse, bus service has changed
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For better or for worse, bus service has changed

ST. LOUIS – Why did Metro change so many bus routes? “To serve you better,” company officials say. The changes…
Good news! Goody Goody Diner may reopen by year’s end
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Good news! Goody Goody Diner may reopen by year’s end

WELLS-GOODFELLOW – It’s been nearly six months since a north side tradition went up in flames.  The Goody Goody Diner…
Clock ticking on Missouri residents to get REAL ID
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Clock ticking on Missouri residents to get REAL ID

ST. LOUIS – Beginning in October 2020, about a year from now, if you’re traveling through St. Louis Lambert International…
Evidence was withheld that gun carried only Stockley’s DNA, report says
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Evidence was withheld that gun carried only Stockley’s DNA, report says

DOWNTOWN – A gun that then-police Officer Jason Stockley said a suspect had reached for in his car, justifying Stockley’s…
Father of slain 9-year-old starts youth mentoring program in her memory
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Father of slain 9-year-old starts youth mentoring program in her memory

COLLEGE HILL – On Aug. 18, 2015, a 9-year-old girl was shot and killed in Ferguson as she lay in…
Big ‘Wheel’ makes big impression at Union Station
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Big ‘Wheel’ makes big impression at Union Station

DOWNTOWN WEST – It is the newest addition to the St. Louis skyline, and the St. Louis Wheel, in its…
The polarizing debate over privatizing Lambert Airport
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The polarizing debate over privatizing Lambert Airport

DOWNTOWN – Why would the city want to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport? This is the first in a…
Gardner supporters form coalition, present demands
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Gardner supporters form coalition, present demands

DOWNTOWN – For the second time in fewer than three months, protesters gathered in support of St. Louis’ top prosecutor.…
Rain, wind dim Balloon Glow but not enthusiasm
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Rain, wind dim Balloon Glow but not enthusiasm

FOREST PARK – A half glow is what Friday night’s Balloon Glow in Forest Park might be called. But it…
Krewson won’t object to public vote on airport privatization
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Krewson won’t object to public vote on airport privatization

CITY HALL – Mayor Lyda Krewson says she doesn’t object to putting any plan to privatize St. Louis Lambert International…
Jaco Report: Wesley Bell keeps even keel in stormy seas
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Jaco Report: Wesley Bell keeps even keel in stormy seas

Back when Bob McCulloch was St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, every interview with him felt like an encounter with Captain…
Author helps women of color get ‘a seat at the table’
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Author helps women of color get ‘a seat at the table’

GRAND CENTER – Best-selling author Minda Harts stands at the back of the room, dressed in a black blazer, a…
State sending troopers to help fight St. Louis crime
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State sending troopers to help fight St. Louis crime

DOWNTOWN – Gov. Mike Parson announced on Thursday a wide-reaching plan to use state resources to ease the epidemic of…
Men in high heels flood downtown to make a point
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Men in high heels flood downtown to make a point

DOWNTOWN –  It is the walk that turns plenty of heads, and opens a few eyes  as well.  Men in…
Tiny houses are big idea for homeless, plus city students
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Tiny houses are big idea for homeless, plus city students

JEFF-VANDER-LOU – Two St. Louis nonprofits are taking a big step toward curbing area homelessness, with tiny houses. For good…
Works of noted St. Louis artist provide lessons for Washington U. educators
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Works of noted St. Louis artist provide lessons for Washington U. educators

ST. LOUIS – Artist Spencer Thornton Banks may not be among the most famous alumni of Sumner High School. But…
$1.5 million allocated for anti-violence programs
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$1.5 million allocated for anti-violence programs

CITY HALL – The city now has least $2 million to spend on programs to fight violence, perhaps including the…
Taste of Black STL draws thousands to Tower Grove Park
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Taste of Black STL draws thousands to Tower Grove Park

TOWER GROVE PARK – Thousands of foodies flocked to Tower Grove Park on Saturday for a chance to taste some…
Police haven’t improved much since Ferguson, report says
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Police haven’t improved much since Ferguson, report says

GRAND CENTER – When a man allegedly stole a Spire truck and took it on a joy ride from Shrewsbury…
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