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St. Louis suburb to repeal ordinances, dismiss tickets

May 21, 2018

PAGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis suburb that was accused of abusive cash-generating ticketing tactics has agreed to repeal ordinances and dismiss some court cases to settle a class action lawsuit.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a federal judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a sweeping consent decree with the town of Pagedale.

Pagedale has agreed to repeal ordinances banning sagging pants, walking on the left side of the crosswalk, barbecuing in the front yard (unless it’s a national holiday), and walking in a roadway if a sidewalk is present. Also to be repealed: ordinances banning dish antennas, basketball hoops, volleyball nets, swimming or wading pools or other recreational equipment in the front of a house.

The city also will drop some cases as well as associated fines, fees and arrest warrants.

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