National Guard in north St. Louis? ‘Unacceptable’, says Public Safety Director
Apr10

National Guard in north St. Louis? ‘Unacceptable’, says Public Safety Director

A north side alderman is being criticized for his call for a military presence in the streets of St. Louis to address the high rate of violence. Over the weekend, Brandon Bosley, a freshman alderman who represents the 3rd Ward, shocked many by calling on Missouri Governor Mike Parson to send the National Guard to patrol the streets of St. Louis City. “We’re going to have tanks on every damn corner,” Bosley told the Post-Dispatch....

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Lo-Fi takes over Cherokee Street
Apr09

Lo-Fi takes over Cherokee Street

On Saturday, crowds gathered for the marathon that is the annual Lo-Fi Cherokee, a unique event that combines music, videography and the community of Cherokee Street. If you’ve never attended the Lo-Fi Cherokee event, the day plays out like this: starting at 9 a.m., a team takes on the task of shooting 19 concert-style music videos for 19 bands in various businesses along Cherokee. Crowds of on-lookers come and go to watch the bands...

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Week to honor crime victims begins this weekend
Apr04

Week to honor crime victims begins this weekend

Kate Alexander knows the pain that a gunshot death can cause to a family member or friend of a victim. As a therapist for the Crime Victim Center of St. Louis, she’s heard their stories. Now that center is taking steps to remember the number of gunshot victims and to cut the number of future victims, by sponsoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in this area. The week sponsored by the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime will be April...

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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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No surprises in Tuesday’s election
Apr04

No surprises in Tuesday’s election

DOWNTOWN­—As expected, incumbent Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed and all 14 Democratic candidates for aldermen easily won in Tuesday’s general election in St. Louis.  Showing once again that St. Louis is basically a one-party town, Reed garnered 15,169 votes to the 3,553 votes of perennial Green Party candidate Jerome Bauer. A total of 640 voters wrote in their own choices for the leader of the Board of Aldermen.  In an...

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Setback won’t stop entertainer/politician C-Sharp
Apr04

Setback won’t stop entertainer/politician C-Sharp

Hip-hop artist Cedric Redmon thought getting out and explaining his message might give him a chance of being elected alderman in the Sixth Ward. The 32-year-old Fox Park neighborhood resident learned it wasn’t that easy when he came in third in the March 5 primary, behind incumbent Christine Ingrassia and Debra Carnahan, wife of former Congressman Russ Carnahan. The disappointments he had helped him move toward some bigger goals for...

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