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    Enjoy a packed lineup of Mardi Gras fun from Soulard this weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – We are in for a beautiful weekend. Lots of people are out and about enjoying the weather. It’s a perfect time to bust out some beads and lace up your running shoes for a bit of Mardi Gras Fun. It’s Mardi Gras season and with the great weather this weekend some say it gives people a chance to show their true Mardi Gras Spirit. “This is all designed to have a little fun and the […]

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    Twitter tries new measures in crackdown on harassment

    HONG KONG — Twitter is trying to shake its reputation as a haven for online harassment. The social media company announced a new set of features Tuesday to combat hateful and abusive content. The changes include preventing serial abusers from creating new accounts, a new “safe search” function and blocking potentially abusive and “low-quality” tweets from appearing in conversations, Twitter’s engineering chief Ed Ho said in a blog post. Twitter is working on identifying users that have been permanently suspended […]

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    Here’s how your child can eat for free at Steak ‘n Shake

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Steak ‘n Shake is appealing to parents with a new deal. The restaurant, which is famous for its steakburgers, is introducing a “Kids Eat Free All Day Every Day” promotion. Starting Feb. 1, the promotion offers children ages 12 and younger a free Kids Plate for every $9 spent during a dine-in experience. Families can take advantage of this deal any time of the day, any day of the week at 400 participating restaurants. Kids Plate options include: […]

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    One-year ago Facebook brought 2 families together to save a little boy’s life

    (KPLR) – One-year ago, a little boy got a lifesaving gift from a complete stranger who read about his dire situation on Facebook. Wednesday both families reunited at Cardinal Glennon. Blake Bahr will one day tell his friends how Facebook saved his life.  The Arnold baby was born with only one kidney and it was in bad shape.  He needed a kidney transplant to survive.  So, his mother Heather turned to Facebook to share brave Blake’s battle. Laurie Jansen of […]

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    Outsider Greitens celebrates inauguration at Governors Ball

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – Monday Missourians saw its 56th governor inaugurated in the states capital of Jefferson City.  Republican Eric Greitens entered office after taking the oath of office at noon. Greitens promised that as an outsider, he will do the people’s business and clean-up Jefferson City. Tonight, the newly sworn in governor and his wife celebrated with a Governors Ball that was held at the states capital building. The evening began with the grand march which included members […]

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    Missouri State Representative attends White House gun violence meeting

    (KTVI) – Missouri was represented Wednesday at a White House meeting on gun violence. State representative Stacey Newman of Clayton attended the meeting. In October, she announced the launch of the “Children’s Firearm Safety Alliance”. That is a national group that is trying to prevent accidental shootings involving children. The White House has been focusing on gun violence since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December of 2012.

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    Justin Bieber goes bigger with plans for a stadium tour

    “Beliebers” are about to get even more Justin Bieber in 2017. The singer announced on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday that he will go on his first ever North American stadium tour next summer. Bieber’s tour kicks off August 5 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Other stops will include Denver, Minneapolis, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Toronto. It’s been a busy year for the Biebs. He told DeGeneres he’s already performed more than 100 concert dates. Bieber has scored […]

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    Problems uncovered at St. Louis city community centers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – You Paid For It discovers troubling new problems at a second St. Louis city run community center used by about 14,000 people. Now my investigation reveals problems at another city run center in North St Louis called Wohl Community Center has issues, with two rooms of a completely exposed ceiling with exposed wiring and pipes. There are also holes in bathroom walls. The gym has wrapping around the pipes that are falling from the ceiling. Taxpayers […]

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    Donald Trump doubles down on 35% tax for businesses that ship jobs out of U.S.

    Fresh off saving 800 Carrier factory jobs from being off-shored to Mexico, President-elect Donald Trump is renewing his threat against companies that move their operations to foreign countries. In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Trump pledged to lower corporate taxes across the board. But he also said he would charge a hefty 35% tax for “any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, [or] builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and […]

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    7 guns stolen from cars over Thanksgiving weekend in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Gun thefts are soaring again in St. Louis. Seven guns were stolen from four cars over the Thanksgiving weekend, police said. Tuesday, authorities called on gun owners to take action. Locking guns in the trunk or glove compartment is not enough.  St. Louis Police report a double-digit percent increase in gun theft, with more than 1800 gun thefts just this year. There’s a lot of smashed car glass from a 48-hour period starting Thanksgiving night. The […]

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    Moment of silence planned for wounded St. Louis officer

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A community in south city is preparing a vigil and moment of silence on behalf of a St. Louis police officer who was wounded in a shooting over the weekend. The group is asking people to meet just before 7:30 p.m. on the sidewalks from St. Gabriel the Archangel (where the wounded officer attends church) along Nottingham Avenue to Hampton, and then north to Pernod where the shooting occurred. A blue ribbon will be extended the […]

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    Florissant police investigating cutting and shooting

    FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) – A suspect is in custody following a shooting and cutting in Florissant Sunday afternoon.  Police say a domestic dispute broke out at a home in the 2800 block of North Waterford Drive.  One person suffered a superficial wound to the face by a blade, and another person was shot in the calf. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.