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Friday, September 30, 2016

Protesters Charged with Caroling in St. Louis Aldermanic Meeting Win Acquittal

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 7:35 AM

A mother-and-daughter pair of protesters charged with disturbing the peace after protesting at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen last December have been found "not guilty" in court. The acquittals came courtesy of ArchCity Defenders, the non-profit legal group. They were representing Melissa and Zoe Krause, who were...

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Gallery Defends Kelley Walker, Artist Under Fire in CAM St. Louis Exhibit

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 7:15 AM

The New York City-based gallery representing artist Kelley Walker has responded to the controversy surrounding a racially-charged exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum-St. Louis, but with a statement that raises more questions than it answers. In its statement, posted September 21, the Paula Cooper Gallery argues that art requires neither...

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ferguson Man Charged with Murder Meant to Kill Someone Else, Police Say

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 4:08 PM

A relentless gunman who chased down and murdered a St. Louis man three weeks ago didn't realize he'd shot the wrong guy until he was standing over his body, authorities say. By then, it was too late. Anthony Clemons, 26, was charged today with first-degree murder and two counts of...

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'Strong Leads' in Beating of South City Good Samaritans, Police Say

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Police say they're closing in on suspects in the lopsided attack on a pair of south city good Samaritans. "Investigators have identified one individual and are working some strong leads relative to the other potential suspect(s)," a police spokeswoman tells the Riverfront Times in an email. No arrests had...

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SLU Law Student Groups Don't Want Allen West on Campus

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 2:48 PM

A group of law students at Saint Louis University are questioning why conservative pundit Allen West is allowed to speak on campus after calling its Muslim students’ group a “stealth jihad radical Islamic campus organization” — even though last year a former law professor’s talk about abortion had to...

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Ballwin Hockey Coach Sentenced After Asking Kids for Sex, Nude Pics

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:48 PM

A youth hockey coach who preyed on teen boys has been sentenced to fourteen years in federal prison. Ian Mackie, 39, of Ballwin pleaded guilty in June to child pornography and child enticement charges after he was busted trying to get kids to send him nude pics and meetup up...

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Allen West Slurs SLU Students as "Little Cupcakes" — But They're Fighting Back

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 6:32 AM

Last week, conservative pundit Allen West looked to start a feud with Saint Louis University, calling students “little cupcakes” in search of “a safe space” and also blasting a Muslim student organization. Now students at the Jesuit university are fighting back — with baked goods. Their protest against West’s...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Florissant Spent $9,700 on Phone Survey Propping Up Its Pit Bull Ban

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 7:11 AM

When people in Florissant started getting the phone calls asking about pit bulls in early September, they didn't know what to think. The callers said they were conducting a survey, but the questions seemed designed to sway opinion, not solicit it. They asked if the respondent thought pit bulls were...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

South City Couple Beaten by Dozen-Plus Attackers After Good Deed, Police Say

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 11:48 AM

A south St. Louis woman's good deed sparked a brutal beating that landed her and her boyfriend in the hospital, police say. The 34-year-old woman told authorities she was home about 6:10 p.m. on Sunday in the 3700 block Virginia Avenue when she saw a group of males harassing...

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Trump Won Last Night's Debate, Says Trump's Missouri Organization

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Within minutes of last night's presidential debate at Hofstra University, the consensus among the talking heads was clear: Donald Trump had lost. He started off strong but faded fast, and his contentious attitude did him no favors. Even (some) Fox News commentators were conceding it wasn't Trump's best night. But...

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