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A carjacker nearly took his life, but Tom Townsend refuses to give in to St. Louis violence

Retired advertising executive doubles down on commitment to the city.
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Parkway says substitute had 'a pattern of inappropriate conduct' before Pledge incident

"We always try to protect the privacy of everyone involved during these matters," the district superintendent said. "However, there has been an omission of important facts in this case."
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MLS stadium hitch emerges at St. Louis Board of Aldermen

A group of St. Louis aldermen, eyeing the tens of millions of dollars spent to redo city-owned sports facilities in recent years, are pushing the soccer team partners to own their proposed stadium — and its future expenses.
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Loop Trolley's first day: A 'bureaucratic snafu' kept it from running full route. Then, crime scene tape.

On first day of service, trolley cars didn't enter University City, disappointing some would-be passengers.
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When 'megafire' blocked escape plan, California town had to think fast

Domestic News from Reuters - 2 hours 17 min ago
When a "megafire" engulfed Paradise, California, officials and residents had to abandon their evacuation plans and improvise new ways to save lives, learning lessons that may help the growing number of U.S. communities at risk to wildfires.
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Pair of O'Reilly goals plus Allen's steady play add up to winning night in Vegas for Blues

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 2 hours 33 min ago
But the 4-1 win — the Blues' first at T-Mobile Arena — may have come with a cost. Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and left wing Jaden Schwartz left the game with injuries.
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At home: Couple restores, preserves historic 'Library House' in Alton

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 2 hours 38 min ago
Even as a child Janet McNelly had a fondness for older homes. “For me they convey a sense of history, comfort and solid construction,” she says. “Also, they are always one-of-a-kind.”
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St. Louis police release videos of two officer-involved shootings in effort at transparency

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 2 hours 43 min ago
Suspects shot by police in September and October survived their injuries
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Trump says written responses go to Mueller team next week

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 2 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie.
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Rain storms could bring more misery for California fire evacuees

Domestic News from Reuters - 3 hours 1 min ago
Thousands of people displaced by California's most destructive wildfire, including hundreds living in tents and cars, face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides, while helping douse the flames.
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Lynching in Collinsville recounted in 'Patriotic Murder'

In this centenary year of the end of World War I, retired Collinsville Fire Chief Peter Stehman has given us “Patriotic Murder,” an account of a lynching that has left a century-old stain on the Illinois city.
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Author offers retrospect of TV show 'Friends'

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 3 hours 33 min ago
Kelsey Miller has written the quintessential fan book for those obsessed with the hit TV sitcom “Friends.”
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Teams search for 1,000 missing in California's deadliest wildfire

Domestic News from Reuters - 6 hours 20 min ago
Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state's deadliest wildfire topped 1,000.
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BenFred: Musial Awards about sports stories that stir the soul

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 6 hours 48 min ago
It’s embarrassing to admit the moment faded from memory.
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DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 10 hours 17 min ago
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate.
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California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

Domestic News from Reuters - 11 hours 44 min ago
Forensic recovery teams pressed their search for more victims in the flame-ravaged northern California town of Paradise on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of about 1,000 people reported missing in the state's deadliest wildfire on record.
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U.S. Coast Guard seizes $500 million worth of cocaine

Domestic News from Reuters - 11 hours 58 min ago
U.S. authorities seized about 18.5 tons of cocaine with a street value of $500 million in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday.
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California fire deaths rise to 71, number of missing more than 1,000

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 14 hours 18 min ago
The president on Saturday is expected to get a look at the grief and damage caused by the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century.
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