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Proposal would reduce higher tax on feminine hygiene products

By Jordan Meier Missouri News Network JEFFERSON CITY — People who menstruate spend upward of $1,000 on their periods during their lifetime, according to the ACLU study “The Unequal Price of Periods.” A tax in Missouri amplifies that cost with a higher sales tax on feminine hygiene products than other everyday goods. In a hearing

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Homeless man charged with murder in stabbing of Affton man

A homeless man is accused of stabbing an Affton man to death last week. St. Louis County prosecutors on Friday charged Quentin Jackson, 37, with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and stealing a car in the Jan. 13 killing of Justin Leeman, 41. Jackson’s address is listed as the St. Louis County Justice Center at

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STEAMing it up

The Mehlville School District held a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Night at Oakville Middle School last week, in which middle school and elementary school students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning instructed by Mehlville High and Oakville High students, as well as industry professionals from Washington University, St. Louis University,

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Valley Park man charged with two burglaries in South County

A Valley Park man was charged Friday with two burglaries in South County in November. Shawn Overstreet, 48, of the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue in Valley Park, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary. Police allege in a probable-cause statement that Yorkshire Cleaners and the Affton Muffler shop both reported that their shops

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