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  • Of Monuments and Mayors: The Confederate Memorial Controversy in St. Louis

    05/22/2017 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2017 | Brian Birdnow
    In the news last week, if we took a break from the daily Trump melodrama now playing in Washington, we noticed the reignition of an older, but still potent cultural firestorm, namely the push to remove Confederate-themed monuments from public properties. In New Orleans, last Wednesday, workers dismantled a monument to General P.G.T. Beauregard under cover of darkness, although supporters and opponents of the action came out to watch the spectacle anyway. The fault lines separating the opposing sides in these matters have been thoroughly explored and require no further explanation here. Suffice to say that this issue is heating...
  • Columnist who defended NRA quits after being suspended

    05/07/2017 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/6/17
    A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets. The newspaper on Friday suspended Stacy Washington after a column entitled “Guns and the Media” disputed an anti-NRA article that argued since more Americans die from guns than from ISIS, the Second Amendment advocacy group is the greater danger. “[W]hen has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with...
  • Daily newspaper columnist who defended NRA quits after suspension

    05/04/2017 4:08:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets. The newspaper on Friday suspended Stacy Washington after a column entitled "Guns and the Media" disputed an anti-NRA article that argued since more Americans die from guns than from ISIS, the Second Amendment advocacy group is the greater danger. “[W]hen has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with...
  • Stephen Piscotty had the worst trip around the bases ever

    04/05/2017 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Enchante · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | April 4, 2017 | Bill Baer
    On Tuesday night against the Cubs, Piscotty endured the worst trip around the base paths probably ever. It started with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Piscotty was hit on the right elbow by a Jake Arrieta pitch.
  • St. Louis mayoral race holds lessons for black candidates

    03/11/2017 11:40:28 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Townhall/AP ^ | March 11, 2017 | AP News
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A generation after St. Louis elected its first African-American mayor, many in the black community are convinced that unchecked egos cost them the chance to regain leadership of the racially divided city. Lyda Krewson, 64, a white alderwoman, defeated black city Treasurer Tishaura Jones by fewer than 900 votes in Tuesday's all-important Democratic primary. St. Louis is heavily Democratic, and Krewson will be the overwhelming favorite in the April 4 general election.
  • Anti-Trump Communist Arrested For Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats

    03/03/2017 9:02:54 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/3/2017 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    A disgraced former reporter was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Friday for several bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers, Jewish schools and Jewish museums around the country. Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested in St. Louis by the FBI for making at least eight bomb threats and the cyberstalking of an ex-girlfriend. Thompson was a former reporter for The Intercept, and was fired after it was discovered that he made up sources and stories, including one about Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. The criminal complaint states that threats made to the Jewish establishments across the country by Thompson were under...
  • Pence makes surprise visit to vandalized Jewish cemetery

    02/22/2017 2:43:37 PM PST · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    Vice President Pence on Wednesday made a surprise visit to a historic Jewish cemetery near St. Louis to condemn the recent vandalism that took place there. “From the heart, there is no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism,” he said. Pence called Missouri’s response to the incident “inspiring" while standing next to Eric Greitens (R), the state’s first Jewish governor.
  • Lake Sediments Record Climate Change At Cahokia

    02/15/2017 8:36:43 AM PST · by fishtank · 35 replies
    archaeology.org ^ | Monday, February 13 | archaeology.org
    Lake Sediments Record Climate Change At Cahokia INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA —National Public Radio reports that climatologist Broxton Bird of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and colleagues analyzed layers of calcite crystals interspersed with layers of mud on the bottom of Indiana’s Martin Lake in order to learn about historic rainfall levels at Cahokia. The study suggests that beginning in the 900s, the Central Mississippi Valley received more rain than usual. And carbon isotopes found in skeletons at Mississippian cities indicate that people ate a lot of corn. “That comes at right around 950, and that’s around the time the population at Cahokia...
  • St. Louis police officer hospitalized after ambush shooting; suspect dead

    11/21/2016 3:55:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/21/16
    A St. Louis police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition but expected to survive after being shot in the face twice Sunday in what the police chief called am “ambush.” Police Chief Sam Dotson said the injured officer was 46 years old and a 20-year veteran of the force. Police said early Monday that the suspect was killed after shooting at officers again. Neither the officer or the suspect were identified.
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • Muslim woman sues security company, alleging discrimination (St. Louis)

    10/25/2016 9:41:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 12:39 PM EDT
    A converted Muslim’s federal lawsuit accuses a private security company of discrimination by rejecting her for employment because of her faith and her traditional religious headscarf. The lawsuit filed in St. Louis on Zahraa Imani Ali’s behalf against Securitas Security Services seeks class-action status. …
  • 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 · 39 replies
    Stltoday.com (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
    stltoday.com ^ | 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
    StlToday.com (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
    Stltoday.com (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...