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Paul Hampel


Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

Dirty mayor or dirty politics? Gift of topsoil in Collinsville investigated

Miller accepted free dirt valued at up to $1,600 from a landscaping firm that did business with city. → Read More

Dirty mayor or dirty politics? Federal authorities investigating gift of topsoil in Collinsville

Miller accepted free dirt valued at up to $1,600 from a landscaping firm that did business with city. → Read More

St. Louis County molesting case represents rare stranger-on-child crime

Sister of suspect says he cannot control his urges. → Read More

Captured: U.S. marshals arrest Metro East man accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl

U.S. marshals arrested him in in Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday. → Read More

New East St. Louis mayor replaces city manager, police chief

Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hick's administration has also advertised openings for all city directors. → Read More

Little People of America call for Freeburg High to lose 'Midgets' mascot

The group representing people born with dwarfism, which is convening in St. Louis, delivered a petition to the district calling the term "midget" offensive. → Read More

Severe storms flood highways, cause rain delay at Busch

Heavy downpours hit in some areas and others unscathed, National Weather Service reports → Read More

Urban farmers find new fields, comforts of home in Berkeley

Last winter, about 50 people were displaced from property they had farmed in Kinloch for decades. A corporate gift has their crops back in the ground, in Berkeley. → Read More

Magdalene St. Louis house offers hope for women mired in sex trade, drug abuse

The non-profit residence is a remodeled tenement dating to the late 1860s. → Read More

Godfrey woman accused of punishing grandkids by killing their cats with a hammer

Josephine E. Bell, 71, was charged on Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court with aggravated cruelty to animals. → Read More

Alton officer accused in pepper-spray incident put on paid leave

Police chief blames staff for slow report that kept internal investigation from starting until now. → Read More

Judge refuses to stop demolition of historic East St. Louis building; owner vows to fight on

Building owner Kimberly Williams' effort Thursday was doomed by failure to follow proper legal procedures, judge said. → Read More

Busch Stadium staff seeks balance of new security rules, fan patience

The team is seeking ways to move fans more quickly through new metal detectors after record-breaking opening day crowds overwhelmed the system. → Read More

Attorney says hip-hop artist Nelly innocent of drug charges in Tennessee

Prominent Clayton attorney Scott Rosenblum is representing Nelly, who was arrested Saturday after the Tennessee Highway Patrol said troopers found drugs and weapons on the rapper's tour bus. → Read More

Busch Stadium now features walk-through metal detectors at every entrance

The detectors bring the club in line with Major League Baseball's new dictum that each fan get scanned before entering the league's 30 stadiums. → Read More

Activist warns: Return of warm weather to St. Louis could mean violence

Community leaders, officials provide viewpoints for a committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. → Read More

Paroled killer convicted in beating death of Cahokia man

Scott L. Thompson was on parole for stabbing to death an 88-year-old woman when he killed a Cahokia man in 2013. → Read More

Metro East medical marijuana dispensary to open in Sauget

Shop called The Green Solution will operate out of office next to the Gateway Grizzlies minor league ballpark. → Read More

Lawsuits call Ferguson, Jennings jails debtors’ prisons

They allege 'unconstitutional modern-day debtors' prison.' → Read More

Urban farmers working vacant Kinloch property get surprise when land's rightful owner shows up

As part of Clayco Inc.'s expansion of NorthPark, the company is providing an alternative farm for dozens of local people who have planted and harvested crops from vacant fields in → Read More