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Twin brothers, who disappeared as their mother sought to commit them to a psychiatric hospital, were found heavily armed and later told doctors they had planned to kill multiple people, authorities say.

Benjamin and Joseph Price, 32, had grown delusional and needed to be involuntarily committed, according to the application their mother filed on December 3 in Butler County Court. The application was signed by a psychiatrist.…
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Filmmakers draw material from their childhood in a variety of ways. Many in our post-Spielberg era simply draw on the kind of stories or movies they liked when they were young, yielding to contrived superhero tales and fantasies that tend to display more enthusiasm than invention.…
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The screech of an emergency alert buzzer summons students to the video broadcast. "The bodies of the dead are returning to life," the ticker announces, just before clips of world leaders, scientists and news anchors frantically explain that hundreds of millions of people may die after being exposed to a virus thanks to a laboratory mishap in San Francisco.…
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It was September 2005, the night chef Gerard Craft opened Niche — perhaps the biggest night of his professional life. And of course, Dia was there.…
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The laws of Christmas demand that all entertainment during December be steeped in the holiday traditions. This results in most such offerings being limited to the big — perhaps the only — permissible plot line: Will there be a Christmas this year?…
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After surviving prohibition, near demolition from the creation of Highway 44 and changing owners, St. Louis' oldest bar is deciding not to sell alcohol—by choice.

Every Saturday, since the beginning of November, Pop's Blue Moon (5249 Pattison, 314-776-4200) has held NA Saturdays, featuring live music with non-alcoholic craft beers from Wellbeing Brewing, mocktails and other options.…
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The Kuhlies' practice space is fraught with silent tension.

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St. Louis County cops issued a warning to those of us with precious, tender bodies who like to leave our cars warming up outside while we luxuriate in our toasty homes before making a quick dash to our pre-heated rides.

Basically, the cops said we’re stupid. Just yesterday, they tweeted that this is a great way to get your car stolen and dropped the hashtag #LockItOrLoseIt.


They just wanted to let us know that we’re dumb, and they do have a good point there.

But then today, KMOV reported that the police are also now considering “issuing tickets to drivers who leave their car alone while it warms up.”
It makes sense, really.…
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Rideshare behemoth Uber has severed ties with an exceptionally rude driver who allegedly pulled a knife on a man who rode in his car Sunday morning.

In a pretty dumb move that would have, at the very least, almost certainly been harmful to his star rating, the 41-year-old driver, whom police have not yet publicly identified, reportedly produced the knife and demanded money after he met up with the 28-year-old customer, who had accidentally left his phone in the driver's vehicle following a ride.

The Post-Dispatch reports that the two arranged to meet in the 4900 block of Potomac Avenue around 3:30 a.m.…
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A Missouri doctor was sentenced to more than three years in prison for writing bogus prescriptions to women with whom he had "personal relationships."

Dr. Philip Dean, 62, pleaded guilty in August to felonies of illegally distributing opiates and making false statements to Medicare.

Operating his practice out of Warren County, the neurologist lived at various times with three women, identified in an indictment by their initials, and wrote them prescriptions for opioids and painkillers that they didn't need.

"In this particular case, we had a doctor with the power to write prescriptions misrepresenting the truth, supplying narcotics to people with serious addiction issues that he was aware of and bilking all of us who pay taxes while doing it," DEA Special Agent in Charge William Callahan said in a news release.

One of the women had a long-running substance abuse problem, suffering an overdose in 2015 that put her in the hospital.…
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