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Judge denies lower bond for ex-priest accused of abuse

A St. Louis County judge on Monday refused to lower bail for a former Catholic priest who was previously imprisoned and labeled sexually violent. Fred Lenczycki, 74, of suburban Chicago, was charged in February with two counts of sodomy for ...

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Michael Brown’s mother loses Ferguson City Council race

Michael Brown’s mother was defeated in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. Lesley McSpadden finished ...

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Michael Brown’s mother loses Ferguson City Council race

Michael Brown’s mother was defeated in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. Lesley McSpadden finished ...

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More rain causes new flood worries along the Mississippi

A wall of rocks and sandbags protected scenic Clarksville from the surging Mississippi River as spring flooding swamped fields, threatened homes and temporarily shut down a bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois Monday. Heavy rain over much of the Midwest on ...

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Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent ...

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Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent ...

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Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on ...

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St. Louis prosecutor says warrant seeks to intimidate her

The St. Louis prosecutor’s ongoing feud with others in the city’s legal establishment escalated Wednesday when her attorney accused a judge, the police and a special prosecutor of trying to “intimidate and humiliate” her. The latest dust-up between Circuit Attorney ...

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St. Louis prosecutor says warrant seeks to intimidate her

The St. Louis prosecutor’s ongoing feud with others in the city’s legal establishment escalated Wednesday when her attorney accused a judge, the police and a special prosecutor of trying to “intimidate and humiliate” her. The latest dust-up between Circuit Attorney ...

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Charges dropped for alleged ‘fight club’ at day care center

St. Louis prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against two workers at a day care center who were accused of facilitating a “fight club” among the small children. Tena Dailey and Mickala Guliford were charged in November with first-degree endangering the ...

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