Riverfront Times Sold, Is Leaving One Direction

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Oh, hello there, dear reader. Pull up a seat. Your mom and I have something to tell you.

We're sold! As of today, Riverfront Times is now owned by Euclid Media Group, based in Cleveland, and we've hired Sarah Fenske (our onetime managing editor) to take the helm as our editor in chief. This means all kinds of exciting things that we can't get into now, but rest assured, big things are on the way.

Check out the full press release after the jump.

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Riverfront Times Seeks a Newshound Freelancer

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Riverfront Times is hiring a freelancer to contribute weekly to our news blog, Daily RFT.

We're looking for a writer who can contribute between three to five posts a week on everything from quick, breaking news to longer, more researched stories. That means we need a true news junkie who's always up to date on what's happening in St. Louis. It also means we need someone who can turn around well-written, well-reported posts on a tight deadline. It's fast-paced work, and we need someone with great news judgment.

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St. Louis' Chris Hayes Is Way Too Nice to Trolls Who Think He's MSNBC's Chris Hayes

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The two Chris Hayes met during the Ferguson protests last year and took this selfie together.
It's an easy mistake.

With two reporters named Chris Hayes in the media, inattentive tweeters are bound to mix up their Twitter handles: @ChrisHayesTV for FOX 2 (KTVI) reporter Chris Hayes, and @ChrisLHayes for MSNBC's host of All In with Chris Hayes.

Hayes (the St. Louis one) has been receiving tweets directed at the MSNBC host for years now. He even added a last line to his bio -- "FOX 2's Chris Hayes should not be confused with MSNBC's Chris Hayes" -- to help clear the confusion.

It didn't work.

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Totally Just Used the Word "Cray-Cray"

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Isn't it cray that the Post-Dispatch used the word "cray-cray?"
Mark the date, St. Louis. February 4, 2015: The first time St. Louis' major metro daily newspaper, the Post-Dispatch, formed almost 140 years ago by the man whose name is now synonymous with the very best in journalism, Joseph Pulitzer, used the word "cray-cray."

Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway's bizarre comments linking liberal "sexual permissiveness" to child sexual abuse inspired St. Louis' metro daily newspaper's editorial page to achieve this historic first.

"We're quite proud of ourselves," tweets Tony Messenger, editor of the Post's editorial page.

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St. Louis Ad Seems to Say: Life Is Short, So Buy Cremations for Your Kids

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Whaaa?
Like any business owner, St. Louis Cremation's Oliver King simply wanted an advertisement that would attract new eyeballs to his company. By that measure, the small print ad that ran in the January 28 issue of "luxury lifestyle magazine" Town & Style St. Louis was a success.

Using a photo of his daughter wearing a large pink flower in her hair, King added text, meme-style, that read "Don't let the flower fool you," and, "She'll be a teenager soon." King slapped on the company's logo and contact info, sent the design to the magazine and called it a day.

Unsurprisingly, the marketing gem set off a firestorm of befuddled reactions on Facebook and Reddit, where many wondered what the hell the ad was trying to say and, with equal befuddlement, why.

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Rumor Alert: Jim Edmonds, Wife Meghan Start Filming for Real Housewives of Orange County

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Jim Edmonds gets his red jacket as a new member of the 2014 Class of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
Some unfortunate soul "close" to the cast members of The Real Housewives of Orange County is whispering rumors to the gossip rags, and if the rumors are true, it's big news for St. Louis.

Us Weekly, E! and People are all reporting that Meghan Edmonds, wife No. 3 of former St. Louis Cardinals player Jim Edmonds, is a new member of the hit reality show's Orange County cast.

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FOX 2 Is Spying on the Homeless From a Helicopter

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Keeping warm by the fire in St. Louis' homeless camp near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.
When news broke that St. Louis' new director of human services wants to shut down a downtown homeless camp, FOX (Channel 2) was on the scene...sort of.

FOX sent its news chopper, the Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter, to the encampment near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge to film footage of the camp's dumpster, portable toilet and tents.

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Circuit Attorney Subpoenas Riverfront Times Photos Related to Cornealious Anderson Case

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A bar surveillance camera shows Cornealious Michael Anderson on November 16, 2014.

In the very early hours of November 16, 2014, Cornealious Michael Anderson III was arrested in downtown St. Louis, accused of stealing a woman's purse near the corner of Fourth and Gratiot streets. Not many purse-snatchings make the news, but this one was different. Anderson gained international media attention last spring when a judge freed him from prison after the state of Missouri incarcerated him thirteen years late on a burglary charge from 1999 (a quick refresher on that later).

After his November arrest, Anderson's father told Riverfront Times that both his son and his son's wife were at a birthday party with about 40 coworkers on the night of the incident. Anderson's attorney, Patrick Megaro, said he was "completely confident it'll be completely exonerated."

On November 18, 2014, Riverfront Times went to the last bar that Anderson was in to view the security footage. We took several still photos of that footage. Then last week, Riverfront Times received a "Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum" commanding us to turn over those photos. Because of that, we've decided to make them public for anyone to see.

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Jim Edmonds to Bring Real Housewives of Orange County to St. Louis: Report

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Jim Edmonds was inducted into the 2014 Class of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
Beware, St. Louis. The Real Housewives are coming.

Celebrity news site LALate reports that Jim Edmonds and his wife Meghan will feature in season ten of the Real Housewives of Orange County, giving the LA-based show enough STL flavor "to make Nellyville fans applaud."

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Riverfront Times Seeks Part-Time Web Editor

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UPDATE: This position has been filled.

The Riverfront Times has an immediate opening for a part-time web editor who will be the paper's voice on social media. This position combines social-media and photo-editing skills to increase the audience for the RFT.

The web editor manages the paper's social-media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter, with the expectation of continued engagement and growth. The job requires strong news judgment, ability to write grammatically correct sentences, and a skilled hand when it comes to story placement and presentation. The web editor must also be able to write compelling headlines that get shared on social media and attract eyeballs.

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