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  • TD Ameritrade buying rival brokerage Scottrade for $4 billion; STL will lose hundreds of jobs

    10/24/2016 12:42:25 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 38 replies (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | October 24, 2016 | Lisa Brown
    Discount brokerage Scottrade is being acquired by rival TD Ameritrade in a $4 billion deal. The companies announced the deal early Monday, following several weeks of news reports about the merger. The sale is subject to regulatory approvals, and is slated to close by Sept. 30, 2017. Scottrade will convert to TD Ameritrade systems in 2018. Combined, the two companies have $944 billion in total client assets and 10 million funded client accounts. "It gives us a lot of power to combine the two," Scottrade's founder and CEO Rodger Riney told the Post-Dispatch Monday. "It is a business that has...
  • Controversial Republican Mike Roman to run Donald Trump's 'election protection'

    10/18/2016 1:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 18, 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Washington
    Donald Trump’s “election protection” effort will be run by Mike Roman, a Republican operative best known for promoting a video of apparent voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers outside a polling place in 2008. Roman is to oversee poll-watching efforts as Trump undertakes an unprecedented effort by a major party nominee by calling into question the legitimacy of the popular vote weeks before election day. The Republican nominee has insisted, without evidence, that dead people and undocumented immigrants are voting in the United States. Trump has long claimed that the 2016 election is rigged but has amplified his claims...
  • Donald Trump’s Call to Monitor Polls Raises Fears of Intimidation

    10/18/2016 10:52:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 18, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Warning darkly of a stolen election, Donald J. Trump has called on supporters to turn out in droves on Election Day to monitor polling places, telling them they need to be vigilant against widespread voter fraud and a rigged outcome. “Voter fraud is all too common, and then they criticize us for saying that,” he said at a rally Tuesday in Colorado Springs. “But take a look at Philadelphia, what’s been going on, take a look at Chicago, take a look at St. Louis. Take a look at some of these cities, where you see things happening that are horrendous.”...
  • Police: boy, 14, critically wounded in shootout with St. Louis officers

    10/02/2016 1:42:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies ^ | Oct. 2, 2016
    ST. LOUIS • Police shot and wounded a 14-year-old boy who fired at officers first Sunday morning in the Walnut Park East neighborhood, Police Chief Sam Dotson said. The shooting was reported about 9:25 a.m. in the 5000 block of Beacon Avenue; the department posted a tweet saying the wounded person was stable at a hospital. No officers were injured in the shooting. Dotson told reporters at the scene that officers had been searching for a car taken in a carjacking late last month. After a short pursuit, Dotson said, the officers stopped to try to talk to at least...
  • St. Louis officer accused of planting gun on man that he shot after chase

    09/23/2016 5:09:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 21, 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A St. Louis police officer who killed a suspect has been accused of planting a gun in his victim’s car after new video of the shooting’s aftermath emerged. Video and audio from inside the police car show the officer saying, “Going to kill this motherf----- don’t you know it” during the chase. The officer said in a memo obtained by the Post-Dispatch that he saw a silver handgun in his hand when he was in his car at the restaurant, and that he believed Smith was reaching for a gun after the crash. He wrote that he found the silver...
  • Appeals court will not block do-over election for state rep race in St. Louis

    09/13/2016 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 2 replies (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | September 13, 2016 | Doug Moore
    [Full title: Appeals court will not block Friday's do-over election for 78th District state rep race in St. Louis] ST. LOUIS • An appellate court has ruled that the do-over election on Friday between Penny Hubbard and Bruce Franks Jr. for 78th District state representative will go on. "There was substantial evidence to support the trial court’s decision, it was not against the weight of the evidence, and the court did not erroneously declare or apply the law. The judgment is affirmed," Judge Roy L. Richter wrote on behalf of the Missouri Court of Appeals. "No matter what happens Friday,...
  • Man hurls Molotov cocktail into 70-year-old woman's car as she's driving to church in St. Louis

    08/29/2016 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 43 replies (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Kristen Taketa
    ST. LOUIS • A 70-year-old woman was driving to church Sunday morning when three men pulled up alongside her in a Monte Carlo with Illinois plates, according to Dionne Flowers, alderwoman from the city's 2nd Ward. "What's up OG, don't get too hot," the passenger in the back seat said before hurling a Molotov cocktail into the woman's SUV, according to Flowers, who spoke to police and people who were at the scene. It exploded, and fire torched the inside of the woman's car. She managed to escape with no injuries with the aid of Larry Middlebrook, a St. Louis...
  • 2016 Presidential Debate Schedule

    07/29/2016 3:17:23 AM PDT · by knarf · 73 replies
    Election Central ^ | July 29, 2016
    So much time between now and then.
  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astros’ Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 13 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astros’ proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that would’ve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • Activists temporarily block westbound Highway 40 in downtown St. Louis

    07/17/2016 8:54:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | July 16, 2016 | Jesse Bogan
    ST. LOUIS • Activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement temporarily blocked westbound traffic on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) downtown Saturday afternoon as part of a protest to raise the issue of racial inequality. Earlier Saturday, several local groups, including the Organization for Black Struggle and the St. Louis chapter of Hands Up United, had organized a rally at the Old Courthouse. The Old Courthouse, a powerful symbol for activists, is the site where the slave Dred Scott sued for his freedom in the landmark legal case that he eventually lost. Slave auctions also were held on the courthouse steps....
  • Black Lives Matter Activist SHOT DEAD After Breaking Into St. Louis Police Officer’s Home

    07/10/2016 7:11:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/10/16 | Black Lives Matter Activist SHOT DEAD After Breaking Into St. Louis Police Officer’s Home Jim Hoft
    Tyler Gebhard was killed Saturday in St. Louis after trying to break into a police officer’s home. Gebhard had argued with the cop about Black Lives Matter on Facebook. The unidentified cop and Gebhard knew each other through church. Tyler Gebhard was 20 years old. He was shot after he threatened the officer’s wife after she wouldn’t let him in the home and threw a planter through the window. StL Today reported: A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook...
  • Intruder shot by off-duty St. Louis County officer after online argument about Black Lives Matter

    07/10/2016 6:42:16 PM PDT · by plain talk · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 7-10-2016 | denise hollingshed
    A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon.
  • Riveting post by black police officer confronts BLM with raw honesty.. (strong language)

    07/10/2016 6:16:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 7/10/16 | Michele Kirk
    <p>An African-American police officer from Florida has laid bare his heart in a powerful way.</p> <p>Pundits have been talking non-stop since a new wave of sensationalized stories about so-called trigger happy cops hit the news last week.</p> <p>Brutal reality hits officer Jay Stalien in the face every single day and he poured out his feelings on Facebook in a riveting post.</p>
  • Off-duty police officer fatally shoots home intruder who had argued with him about BLM

    07/10/2016 3:43:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 149 replies
    An off-duty police officer fatally shot a man who was trying to enter his St. Louis-area home late Saturday afternoon, Missouri officials say. According to police, 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard rang the doorbell at the officer’s Lakeshire, Mo., home shortly before 6 p.m. When the officer’s wife answered the door and refused entry, police said, Gebhard, a former high school football star, threw a 50-pound concrete planter through a rear window and attempted to enter. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Gebhard was shot twice in the chest by the officer, whose name was not released. Gebhard, who was...
  • Downtown carjacking suspect wounded in shootout dies. (ST. Louis MO)

    06/11/2016 2:00:39 AM PDT · by MCF · 12 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kevin S. Held
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The carjacking suspect wounded in a shootout near Busch Stadium last month has died. (Follow up story from earlier post.)
  • Ferguson Burger Bar closes 'until further notice'

    06/06/2016 8:38:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 06/06/2016 | Ashley Jost
    A Ferguson restaurant that opened shortly before protests shook the north St. Louis County city is closing, according to social media posts. The Ferguson Burger Bar and More, 9120 West Florissant Avenue, is closed “until further notice,” a Facebook post announced Sunday morning. An ad posted to Craigslist shows the restaurant is for sale, highlighting the burger joint’s rankings in a Post-Dispatch food critic’s top 100 list. …
  • Senator Cotton’s Reminder, Police Lives Matter too

    06/03/2016 7:34:28 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 3, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Coverage of the use-of-force incidences such as the shooting of Michael Brown, the suffocation of Eric Garner, and the death of Freddie Gray has created an "anti-cop" sentiment in the United States that many, including Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), deem dangerous for the future. "We've already seen one retaliatory attack fueled by misguided rage," said Senator Cotton referring to the New York gunman that ambushed and killed two officers to seek revenge for Ferguson. Senator Cotton spoke at Hudson Institute last month and took a moment during his address to honor Deputy Sheriff Sonny Smith, an 11-year veteran of Arkansas'...
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Shooting of woman near Washington University may have stemmed from road rage

    04/21/2016 6:38:51 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 4/21/2016 | Koran Ado
    A shooting near Washington University that left a woman injured and prompted a campus alert may have stemmed from a road rage incident.Investigators were looking for a man driving a black SUV Wednesday afternoon, saying he fired shots at the occupants of a silver car on Forsyth Boulevard near the campus' student union building.A woman inside the car was struck in the forearm and treated at the scene. She was later taken to a hospital. An email sent to members of the Washington University community identified the victim as an employee of Café Bon Appétit in the Washington University School...
  • Blackhawks' Shaw suspended one game, fined $5,000 (for making a homophobic slur)

    04/20/2016 1:42:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies ^ | 4/20/2016 | NHL Public Relations
    NEW YORK -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game for making a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the team's first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the St. Louis Blues in Chicago on Tuesday, April 19, the National Hockey League announced today. Shaw has also been fined $5,000 for directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials during the same game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training. Both incidents took place at 17:56 of the third period. Shaw will miss Game 5 of the series on Thursday, April 21, in St. Louis....
  • Active shooter reported at Washington University in MO

    04/20/2016 12:23:06 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 43 replies
    Just breaking now via television broadcast ...will try to post more info as info is released.
  • F-15 jobs in St. Louis tangled in Mideast politics

    03/18/2016 12:32:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | Mar 13, 2016 | Jim Gallagher
    The fate of the F-15 assembly line in St. Louis, and thousands of jobs tied to it, may hinge on the White House’s attitude toward a tiny oil-rich monarchy that sometimes riles its Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf. The Emirate of Qatar wants to buy at least 36 of the air-superiority jets, and possibly 72, but the purchase has been held up for two years as the administration of President Barack Obama ponders whether to allow it. The issue is entangled in the shifting geopolitics and strained alliances of the Middle East, along with Israel’s concern that the sale...
  • LIVE THREAD:Press Conf @ 9am EST and rallies in St. Louis, MO @ 12:00pm CST and Chicago @ 6:00pm CST

    03/11/2016 2:52:42 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,475 replies
    Friday, March 11, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a special press conference in Palm Beach, FL from the Mar-A-Lago Club. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM EST. Friday, March 11, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in St. Louis, MO at the Peabody Opera House. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM CST. PEABODY OPERA HOUSE Friday, March 11, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Chicago, IL at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavillion. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00...
  • Donald J. Trump in St. Louis, MO (Fri 3/11)

    03/09/2016 5:33:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/9/16 | Donald J. Trump for President
    Doors open at 9:00 AM WHEN Friday, March 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM (CST) WHERE Peabody Opera House - 1400 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
  • St. Louis usurps Detroit to become most violent city in the US: (tr)

    02/08/2016 3:31:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-8-16 | unattributed
    A list of the most violent cities in each state has been released, with St. Louis, Missouri taking the top spot. Compiled from data released by the FBI charting crime in the first six months of 2015, the 'Gateway City' is followed by Memphis, Tennessee, Detroit, Michigan, Birmingham, Alabama, and Rockford, Illinois, to round out the top five. The violent crimes listed by the FBI include rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and murder. Because the data excludes states with cities that do not have populations over 100,000, Delaware, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are not listed and ranked.
  • Dana Loesch Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/26/2016 1:48:55 PM PST · by Isara · 73 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 26, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas - Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Dana Loesch. Loesch is an author, radio and TV host and a leading conservative voice across the country. She hosts her award-winning, nationally syndicated daily radio show, The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative and also hosts Dana on The Blaze television network.Dana Loesch Endorses Ted Cruz on The Dana Show (Audio)"Dana is a fearless conservative who is not afraid to confront the liberal media bias head on," said Cruz. "She is a passionate fighter for liberty and an important voice for conservatives. I am thrilled to have...
  • It's Official: The Rams Are Going to L.A.

    01/12/2016 11:24:05 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 85 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 01/12/2016 | Sarah Fenske
    It's over. The NFL owners voted tonight to allow Stan Kroenke to move the Rams to Los Angeles, ending the team‘s 21-year run in St. Louis. The owners also agreed to let the San Diego Chargers explore a move to the same facility, in suburban Inglewood, which is south of L.A. The Rams will be gone in time for next year's season.
  • Chargers, Raiders and Rams all apply for relocation to L.A.

    01/04/2016 8:08:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    The Chargers made it official Monday night. The AFC West franchise wants out of San Diego, its home since 1961. The Chargers, nearly seven months after breaking off negotiations with San Diego city and county officials, formally submitted relocation documents with the NFL on Monday, the first day of the league’s window for franchises to apply to move. The Rams and Raiders also applied for relocation Monday night, setting up a three-way race for no more than two spots in the Los Angeles-Orange County market that will likely be decided by a vote of the league’s owners next week in...
  • More from the gun wars ...

    12/26/2015 9:00:07 PM PST · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Dec. 26, 2015 | Colin McNickle
    In its latest installment in a crusade to rid America of firearms, The New York Times “reports” on a “study” that purports to show how, in the first six years after Missouri “repealed the requirement for comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, the gun homicide rate was 16 percent to 18 percent higher than it was the six years before.” Oh, what an indictment, eh? Well, not exactly. The Times, which on Dec. 5 ran a front-page editorial (the first since 1920 when it took Republicans to task for nominating Warren G. Harding for president) against guns, was citing a...
  • Texans owner: Raiders, Chargers look like favorites to move to Los Angeles

    12/16/2015 9:14:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 16, 2015 | December 16, 2015
    Don't be surprised if NFL moving trucks show up in Oakland and San Diego next year. According to Texans owner Bob McNair, sending those two teams to Los Angeles is slowly starting to turn into the NFL's most likely relocation scenario. All 32 NFL owners are set to meet in Houston on Jan. 12-13 with one big goal: Figure out who's moving to L.A. To make the move to Los Angeles, a team needs to get approval from 24 of the league's 32 owners, and thanks to a last ditch effort by the city of St. Louis, McNair doesn't see...
  • Large Quantity of Cellphones Bought By “Immigrants” at Rural Missouri Walmart Sets Off Alarms

    12/09/2015 3:45:08 PM PST · by daisy12 · 146 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM last Saturday morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them.
  • Man named Bud Weisser arrested for Budweiser brewery incident

    12/04/2015 10:56:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    KDFW Fox 4 News via KTBC Fox 7 Austin TX ^ | Dec 04 2015 09:29PM CST | ( Staff)
    Bud Weisser is in trouble for his visit to Budweiser. Weisser, 19, was arrested for trespassing at the iconic Budweiser brewery in St. Louis on Thursday. ...
  • Cabin fever? Log cabin in Wildwood disappears, St. Louis County police investigating

    12/04/2015 7:34:17 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 17 replies
    STL Today (Post Dispatch) ^ | December 02, 2015 | Valerie Schremp Hahn, Samantha Liss
    WILDWOOD • Call it a case of cabin fever. A historic log cabin in Wildwood has gone missing, and St. Louis County Police are investigating. Sometime between Nov. 24 and 29, someone disassembled and carted off the pieces of the cabin off Highway 109 just south of Eatherton Road in Wildwood. The family who owned it had planned to donate the cabin to the city for use as a historic attraction. St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said the cabin could barely be seen from the highway. "It’s pretty secluded, where, if nobody’s paying attention, you can probably get...
  • Jeff Fisher: Anyone questioning effort can 'kiss my a--'

    11/29/2015 7:07:00 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    NFL.COM ^ | 29 SEPTEMBER 2015 | NFL.COM
    The St. Louis Rams have lost four straight games after a 4-3 start, the latest being a desultory 31-7 loss in Cincinnati on Sunday. Just don't try to tell coach Jeff Fisher that his team isn't trying. "Anyone implies that it's an effort issue, they can kiss my ass," Fisher said. "There's no effort problems on this team. That's what happens when teams lose four in a row is people say it's effort. Come to practice, watch this team play and ask any other opponent or opposing coach. It's not an effort issue right now. "It's execution. It's 70 percent...
  • San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles in January

    10/24/2015 8:02:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    SI ^ | Sat Oct. 24, 2015
    The San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles when the NFL opens the application window in January, Mark Fabiani told The Mighty 1090 AM radio show. “At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file,” said Fabiani, who serves as the Chargers’ special counsel. “Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County.”
  • On Your Mark: The Chicago Cubs will win the World Series, per Marty McFly

    10/12/2015 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Jeff Nowak
    It’s beginning to seem like Marty McFly may have been onto something. The Cubs sure are an interesting team to watch. Nothing demonstrates that point more effectively than mad-hatter manager Joe Maddon calling for two suicide squeezes in the second inning on Saturday, en route to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, if you’re like me, you wonder why this isn’t always the play with a runner on third and fewer than two outs. I’ve almost never seen it played correctly by opposing defenses, and isn’t it more reliable than a fly ball to the outfield? But...
  • Underground fire 300 meters from nuclear waste causes St. Louis to hatch contingency plan

    10/08/2015 10:34:34 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 08 October 2015
    ST. LOUIS – Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by just 300 meters. Government officials have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially “catastrophic event” that could send up a plume of radioactive smoke over a densely populated area near the city’s main airport. Although the fire at Bridgeton Landfill has been burning since at least 2010, the plan for a worst-case scenario was developed only a year ago and...
  • Allman Report EXCLUSIVE - Senator Ted Cruz Talks About His Plans If He Were Elected President (MO)

    10/03/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    ABC St. Louis ^ | Fri, Oct 02 2015 | Brian Mattix
    ST. LOUIS (KDNL/The Allman Report) - The US Senator from Texas, Republican Ted Cruz, who is running for the Republican nomination for President says he wants to see a flat tax citizens could put "on a postcard". Cruz also says wants to see better leadership when it comes to foreign policy, because US President Barack Obama has been a "laughingstock" among world leaders. Cruz also has fighting words for his opponents for the Presidency who are in Congress and have missed key votes while campaigning. Senator Cruz stopped in St Louis to meet voters this week. He sits down for...
  • St. Louis Mayoral Candidate & Black Lives Leader: Street Gangs Should Be Police

    10/03/2015 9:39:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies ^ | 10/03/2015 | Jim Hoft
  • Harvard students look for ways to improve MLK Drive in St. Louis as model for rest of nation

    09/28/2015 3:14:30 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 60 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 9-28-15 | Samantha Liss 41
    ST. LOUIS • For 17 years, Karen Bryant has watched her beloved neighborhood along Martin Luther King Drive deteriorate. Bryant, who does alterations from a storefront along King, can recite a long list of flourishing businesses that used to line the street. They all left. Now she’s left sandwiched between two vacant buildings. Despite her location on a desolate and run-down area of Martin Luther King, she’s determined to stay. She and her husband even moved in above her shop to ward off thieves who have stolen her air conditioning unit and removed copper pipes from her store, which is...
  • Army Veteran Takes Mother to Cardinals Game – Is Robbed, Shot in the Back and Paralyzed

    09/28/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by CodeJockey · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 28th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Army Veteran Robbed, Shot and Paralyzed as Violent Crime Spirals Out of Control in St. Louis Around 10:30 p.m., Chris Sanna and his girlfriend were walking to their vehicle near Walnut Street and Memorial Drive when a black sedan pulled up to them. Two male suspects were inside the black sedan. The driver of the sedan exited the vehicle and demanded the victims’ property at gunpoint. “After she gave him her purse, he pulled a gun,” Candis said. “That’s when they turned to run, and he shot at them twice.”
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 118 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Police investigating 151st homicide in the city (post-Ferguson St. Louis update)

    09/25/2015 2:33:35 PM PDT · by seacapn · 17 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | pdated at 01:02pm, September 25, 2015 | Chris Regnier
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis homicide detectives busy again after a young man was shot and killed in north St. Louis. It happened around 9a.m. on Marcus Avenue near Northland. Investigators say people in the area heard several shots fired. They came out to see a young man in his early 20`s shot in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene... This was St. Louis 151st murder of this year. We are fast approaching the homicide total for all of 2014 which was 159.
  • Nuns on the Bus: Dispatches From a Papal Road Trip

    09/24/2015 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 9-24-2015 | TARA MURTHA
    When the nuns first hit the road in 2012, their mission was to collect stories of economic oppression in protest of the Paul Ryan budget — in defiant response to Pope Benedict XVI's startling decision to launch an investigation into the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group that represents more than 80 percent of religious sisters in the United States. The investigation was an outright attack on women's role in the Church and was referred to as "a crackdown on American nuns." Their alleged transgression was spending too much time on social justice issues, and promoting "certain radical...
  • Rick Perry torches Donald Trump as he drops out of 2016 race

    09/11/2015 5:14:48 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies ^ | Colin Campbell
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry suddenly announced he was suspending his presidential campaign Friday. As he did so, he made it abundantly clear that he's still not a fan of real-estate mogul Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the race with whom he has often feuded. Speaking at an event in St. Louis, Missouri, Perry repeatedly jabbed at Trump's campaign-trail controversies without using his name. "Demeaning people of Hispanic heritage is not just ignorant, it betrays the example of Christ," Perry said, according to his prepared remarks. "We can enforce our laws and our borders, and we can love all...
  • Good-Bye Before Hello: Ricky Perry’s Self-Justifying 9/11 Drop-Out

    09/11/2015 8:30:06 PM PDT · by Silly · 28 replies
    Trump To Win ^ | September11, 2015 | Silly
    My buddy John alerted me to Rick Perry’s exit from the race today. He speculated that now Kasich’s numbers might “take off a little, if not big.” In his text was a quip about the remaining candidates: “good-bye before hello.” For me, I never got a chance to say hello to Perry. Donald Trump was immediately more interesting than all of the other candidates put together. He didn’t have to use self-justifying rhetoric to establish his conservative bona fides. He just said amazing true things, bluntly and spontaneously, that we have long wished all rightwing politicians would say. Trump’s remarks...
  • FERGUSON BOMBERS SENTENCED-Two Black Panthers get a slap on the wrist

    09/09/2015 7:04:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 9, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Ferguson Bombers Sentenced Two Black Panthers get a slap on the wrist, courtesy of the Obama administration. September 9, 2015 Matthew Vadum    A foiled plot to use bombs to assassinate the police chief, county prosecutor, and other officials in troubled Ferguson, Mo., and also blow up the iconic Gateway Arch in nearby St. Louis, has ended in federal prison terms for two New Black Panther Party members. In a sweetheart plea bargain deal, Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin, both radical black Muslim men in their twenties, received mere seven-year custodial sentences last week from U.S. District Judge...
  • Anger builds at EPA over radioactive landfill

    08/30/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Leaders in a St. Louis suburb are urgently calling on top Obama administration officials to quickly clean up a landfill with radioactive waste that they believe could catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for 25 years on the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., which has housed barium sulfate waste from the Manhattan Project since the 1970s. The EPA is still studying the site and considering a wide range of actions to contain the radioactive material under its Superfund program for cleaning severe environmental contamination. But with an underground, smoldering fire in an adjacent landfill, residents...
  • New Documentary Reveals the Strange Life of Korla Pandit

    08/29/2015 7:21:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Joe Rosato Jr.
    In the category of unusual entertainers, there are few who could hold a candle to Korla Pandit. There was the jeweled turban. The hypnotizing gaze into the TV camera. And the exotic organ playing that earned him the moniker “the godfather of exotica. ” For 15 minutes every afternoon between 1949 and 1951 on Los Angeles’ KTLA, Pandit would hold court on his own live TV broadcast — drawing in viewers with his alluring expressions and his unusual organ playing. He would go on to appear in more than 900 broadcasts during his career, which included cameos in Hollywood films....
  • Woman in Viral Black Lives Matter Video Is Asked What She’d Say to Critics. She Answers...

    08/25/2015 8:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 8/24/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    The St. Louis woman who posted what has now become a viral video aimed at Black Lives Matter protesters appeared on CNN and directed a two-word message to critics who have leveled derogatory attacks against her: “bite me.”