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Mo. Paper Axes Journalist Shot on the Beat

Reporter was wounded in '08 Kirkwood city council rampage

(Newser) - A St. Louis-area reporter shot last year while covering a city council meeting has been laid off from his paper, the Riverfront Times reports. Todd Smith spent days in the hospital last February after taking a bullet in the hand in an attack that left seven dead. “This is... More »

Town Mourns City Hall Dead

Gunman was town gadfly; feuded with city council over 150 parking tickets

(Newser) - Hundreds gathered in Kirkwood, Missouri, last night for a vigil to mourn the five victims of Thursday night's City Hall shooting, including two police officers and two city council members, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The shooter was identified as Charles "Cookie" Thornton, a local contractor with a history... More »

Mo. Gunman Kills 5 at City Hall

Police kill shooter in suburban St. Louis; victims include two police officers

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire tonight at a city council meeting in suburban St. Louis, killing five people before being shot to death by police, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Two others were wounded, one of them critically. Police said the man killed an officer outside City Hall, then entered the... More »

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