TV Reporter Wears Crucified Jesus Shirt During Hanukkah Segment with Rabbi [UPDATED]

'Twas the day before Hanukkah, and all through FOX 2,

There was hustle and bustle to bring us the news.

The reporters out reporting, so bright and alert --

But what of Kim Hudson, in her pink Jesus T-shirt?

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Police Arrest Man Actually Named Bud Weisser for Burglary

Categories: Crime

St. Louis County Police
Bud Weisser, this mugshot's for you.
A teen with the most St. Louis name ever is facing jail time after turning himself in to police over a suspected burglary.

Bud Weisser -- yes, that's really his name -- was charged Friday with one count of second degree burglary.

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We Don't See Nothing Wrong with This Altered Construction Sign

Lindsay Toler
Your morning commute just got sexier.
Some St. Louis hero has transformed a construction sign on McCausland Avenue near I-64 from normal to downright funky.

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Journalist Arrested in Ferguson While Filming on Sidewalk Sues St. Louis County Police

Categories: Ferguson

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Police arrest Trey Yingst, on the left with a flash hanging from his neck, on November 22 in Ferguson.
A journalist detained by St. Louis County police while filming from a sidewalk two days before the Ferguson grand-jury decision is suing the department and the cop who gave the order for his arrest.

The ACLU of Missouri filed a civil-rights action on behalf of Gerald "Trey" Yingst, a News2Share reporter and producer, against the police and Lt. James Vollmer for its failure to train and supervise officers and for defamation.

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New Bill Requires Father's Permission or Proof of "Legitimate Rape" for Abortions in Missouri

Rick Brattin wants to make it even harder for Missouri women to access abortions.
You'd think Missouri Republicans would have learned to stop using the term "legitimate rape" after Todd Akin's flameout.

Instead, Republican state representative Rick Brattin wants to make "legitimate rape" the legal standard women must prove before accessing abortions -- unless they have written, notarized consent from the father.

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[PHOTOS] Women Who Met as Ferguson Protesters Marry at St. Louis City Hall

Categories: Ferguson, LGBT

All photos by Kelly Glueck
Brittany Ferrell says "yes" to Alexis Templeton.
Surrounded by turmoil in the streets of Ferguson, Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell fell in love.

On Tuesday, the two University of Missouri-St. Louis students and activist leaders started to make their love official by getting engaged on the steps of St. Louis City Hall and applying for their marriage license. The couple says they're still planning their ceremony -- no surprise since Ferrell had only proposed the day before.

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Bob McCulloch's Family Links Him to Darren Wilson Legal Team: Report

Categories: Ferguson

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St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch.
When it comes to a prosecutor's relationship to the police, how close is too close?

It's a question some are asking of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch. Weeks after he announced that a grand jury would not indict Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown, protesters are still clamoring for a special prosecutor to reopen the case, and critics continue to cite McCulloch's father -- a cop killed in action by a black robbery suspect when McCulloch was twelve years old -- as reason to doubt his objectivity in police-brutality cases.

But there are other, more recent McCulloch family connections to scrutinize: By way of a cop cousin indicted for assaulting a mentally disabled man and a lawyer brother who frequently defends officers, McCulloch appears to have a web of personal ties to Wilson's legal team.

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How To Buy One of St. Louis' 250th Birthday Cakes

Categories: Community

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The Citygarden-inspired birthday cake for St. Louis' 250th anniversary.
As St. Louis' 250th birthday year comes to a close, it's time to find new home for the 250 birthday cakes spread across the region. The question is: Who will take the cake?

Now Stl250, the volunteer group organizing the year-long sestercentennial celebration, is auctioning off many of the cakes painted by local artists to decorate the city.

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Ring of Fire: The Rep's Tribute to Johnny Cash Falls Short

Categories: Arts

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Principals Jason Edwards, Allison Briner, Trenna Barnes and Derek Keeling.

Fresh off its glimmering success with A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis returns with Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, a shallow-end tribute to the life and work of the Man in Black.

Neither a retelling of Cash's life nor a straight holiday concert, the hokey, Branson-style show tips its hat to the performer's biography, jumping around the Cash songbook to deliver polished renditions of Cash standards.

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The Upsetting Truth About Sandra McElroy, Witness 40 in the Ferguson Grand Jury

Categories: Ferguson

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Sandra McElroy, better known as Witness 40 in the Ferguson grand jury.
Riverfront Times' uncensored online comments have always been a troll's haven, but a recent report from The Smoking Gun has Daily RFT reading one particular comment in a new light.

On September 14, Kirkwood resident Sandra McElroy posted on one of our stories about why Ferguson's police chief and mayor hadn't spoken directly to Michael Brown's family after more than a month of outrage and unrest over his death. McElroy commented from Facebook: "But haven't you heard the news, There great great great grandpa may or may not have been owned by one of our great great great grandpas 200 yrs ago. (Sarcasm)."

A screengrab of McElroy's comment on DailyRFT.
McElroy's ignorant, racially biased, difficult-to-understand, unnecessary, grammatically challenged, not-actually-sarcastic eyeroll of a comment is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how this N-word-using, bipolar woman with a penchant for thrusting herself into newsworthy events influenced the grand-jury investigation into Brown's death.

That's because McElroy is also Witness 40, one of the alleged eyewitnesses whose testimony to the grand jury strongly supported Wilson's version of events. Witness identities are secret, but McElroy admitted she's Witness 40 to The Smoking Gun after the site published an article outing her.

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