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The Salvation Army's Midland Division breaks ground on a $6 million addiction treatment facility in midtown St. Louis on June 25, 2015 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Salvation Army Breaks Ground on Addiction Treatment Center

Six million dollar facility is expected to open during the summer of 2016


Developer Paul McKee at state appeals court, (KMOX/file photo)

Northside Redevelopment Plan Faces Aldermanic Hearing

That tax increment financing plan needs the blessing of the Housing and Urban Development Committee. Aldermen say residents in their ward aren’t all happy with McKee.


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Sagging Pants Ban Met With Criticism at Public Forum

“Pull them up because you want to pull them up, because, you know, you want to look more presentable, as opposed to doing it because someone made you do it”


The sagging pants trend took off in the 1990s, largely fueled by hip-hop artists. Today, it is common in both black and white communities to see men with pants cinched below their buttocks with exposed underwear. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Alderman Wants To Ban Sagging Pants in St. Louis

Alderwoman Marlene Davis wants to add “sagging pants” to the city’s lewd and indecent conduct ordinance, punishable by fines and jail time.


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St. Louis Alderwoman Proposes Sagging Pants Ban

“To provide citizens with some sense of decency and respect that does not require us to look at people’s behinds and their underwear everyday,” Alderwoman Marlene Davis said.


Alderman Steve Conoway (right) sees trouble ahead

Alderman Warns of More City Population Loss

A new ward map begs the question, Where have all the people gone?


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