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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Krewson Fundraiser at Bartolino's Disrupted by Protest

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Protesters with the St. Louis-based Anti-Racism Collective crashed a fundraiser for mayor candidate Lyda Krewson yesterday — carrying signs that read "a vote for Lyda is a vote for systemic racism" and chanting "black lives matter." The group issued a lengthy statement saying they objected to the fundraiser's location at...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Antonio French Sued Over Nonprofit's Unpaid Bills

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:33 PM

For the second time in a month, the nonprofit organization founded by Alderman Antonio French is being sued over a billing dispute. The most recent lawsuit was filed in St. Louis City Circuit Court last Wednesday. It alleges that French and his North Campus Partnership promised to pay a...

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Dexter Fowler and His Family Don't Owe Cardinals Nation Shit

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 8:47 AM

Dexter Fowler is a professional baseball player who won last year's World Series as a Chicago Cub and subsequently signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal to become a baseball player this season with the St. Louis Cardinals. Fowler's family, however, including his daughter and Iranian-born wife, owe Cardinals fans...

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Anti-Trump Activists Aim to Put Ann Wagner in the Hot Seat With Demonstration in Des Peres

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 6:32 AM

Indivisible St. Louis, the grassroots political action group behind the pro-immigration protest at Senator Roy Blunt's Clayton office on February 1, has a new demonstration on the calendar — this one aimed at Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-St. Louis). Residents of Missouri's second congressional district plan to gather on sidewalk...

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Klansman Frank Ancona's Murder Reveals Cat-Hoarding Situation (PHOTOS)

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Years before Frank Ancona was murdered, animal rescue groups near his home in rural Leadwood, Missouri, worried about the cats hoarded by the Ku Klux Klansman's wife. Malissa Ancona, 44, boarded dozens of them in "deplorable" conditions, along with a couple of dogs, says Lucretia Skaggs, a founder of...

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Missouri 'Bathroom Bill' Will Get a Hearing Tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 6:46 AM

Remember that "bathroom bill" requiring people in North Carolina to use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate? There's a version proposed in Missouri — and it gets a hearing tomorrow in a state Senate committee. SB 98, introduced by Senator Ed Emery (R-Lamar), would require that...

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Former Clayton Resident Adam Hayat Arrested Near LAX After Police Find Pipe Bombs

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 9:56 AM

A former St. Louis County resident was taken into custody on Thursday near Los Angeles International Airport after police found bombs he had left in a Denver hotel room, according to media in Colorado. Adam Hayat, 35, of Clayton is a former Marine and an Iraq War vet who...

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Larry Rice Is Now Running for Mayor

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:48 AM

He's got name recognition, loyal followers and a plan for the city. The Rev. Larry Rice says he should be St. Louis' next mayor. The controversial founder of the New Life Evangelistic Center homeless shelter, which is currently facing a shut-down order from the city, has joined the crowded...

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Jeff Roorda and Police Union Hit With Lawsuit Over Shoving Incident

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 6:32 AM

Two years ago, an aldermanic committee hearing was flung into chaos when the spokesman for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, Jeff Roorda, collided with a woman in the audience, sparking a scuffle that was caught by TV news crews and immediately shared to viral-status by livestreamers. Afterwards, the woman,...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lyda Krewson Calls for Police Union's Roorda to Be Fired

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 8:50 PM

Alderwoman Lyda Krewson accepted the endorsement of the St. Louis Police Officers Association — but she is not accepting the latest set of controversial remarks from its spokesman, Jeff Roorda. In a statement this evening, Krewson strongly condemned Roorda's comments about her opponent, Tishaura Jones, and called for him...

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