Former police officer sentenced in corruption case
Apr04

Former police officer sentenced in corruption case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to 30 days in federal prison for taking bribes to provide information to a chiropractor. Mark Taylor is one of four ex-officers implicated in the case. He was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Taylor took bribes in exchange for providing un-redacted accident reports to chiropractor Mitchell E. Davis and his wife, Galina, who used the reports to solicit...

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Police department wants chemical agent restrictions lifted
Apr04

Police department wants chemical agent restrictions lifted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge should end restrictions on when St. Louis police use chemical agents such as pepper spray and tear gas to break up protests, according to a court filing on behalf of the police department. The 39-page motion filed Friday seeks to dissolve a preliminary injunction issued in 2017 after the American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of protesters who took to the streets in response to the acquittal of...

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Election Results: Reed wins, 2 new school board members elected
Apr02

Election Results: Reed wins, 2 new school board members elected

The results are in. As expected, President of the Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed has now officially won a fourth term after defeating Green Party candidate Jerome Bauer. And the elected public school board, still effectively powerless, will be getting two new members: Adam Layne and Tracee Miller. A Special Administrative Board created by the state took control of the city schools after the district lost its accreditation in 2007 and...

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Restaurateur Vincent Bommarito dies
Apr02

Restaurateur Vincent Bommarito dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vincent Bommarito Sr., owner of one of St. Louis’ most highly honored restaurants, has died. Bommarito died Tuesday at age 88. His death was confirmed by managers at his downtown restaurant, Tony’s. A cause of death was not disclosed. Bommarito had owned Tony’s since taking over following his father’s death in 1948. Bommarito was a high school student at the time and never had formal culinary...

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Ground broken on ‘green’ model homes on north side
Mar02

Ground broken on ‘green’ model homes on north side

Energy-efficient homes are coming to St. Louis in a big way. Net Zero LLC has officially broken ground on three “green” model homes, the beginning of a project that will ultimately culminate in Saint Louis Park Place: a neighborhood of 250 single-family homes that will each come equipped with solar PV, energy-saving appliances, and LED lighting. The lots for the development project were purchased from Northside Regeneration, which was...

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