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Monday, February 27, 2017

Subway Robber Pays Bill, Steals Back Cash

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:51 PM

A knife-wielding robber threatened an employee at a south city Subway sandwich shop, police say. The crook ordered food and even paid the bill before he pulled out a blade and pointed it at the cashier, police say. The man then leaped onto the counter and ordered the employee...

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Jennifer Florida, St. Louis Alderman Candidate, Facing Assault Charge

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Former St. Louis city Alderwoman Jennifer Florida is facing an assault charge in Creve Coeur. Florida, who is campaigning to reclaim her old seat in south city's 15th Ward, attacked a 29-year-old man on May 10, 2016 during a custody dispute over her grandson, authorities say. "Reportedly, the female...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Photos: St. Louisans Unite to Clean Desecrated Jewish Cemetery

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:11 PM

Despite the crush of reporters and volunteers filling the Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery Wednesday afternoon, Marc Daniels managed to slide through a gap in the crowd — and suddenly, there he was, face-to-face with Mike Pence. Removing a red yarmulke from his head, Daniels pressed the fabric disk into the...

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Missouri Congresswoman Disses Women's March as 'Very Pornographic'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Was Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler watching the same Women's March we were watching? The Republican legislator, who represents a rural Missouri district that includes Columbia, recently lambasted the women who marched on Washington, D.C., as "radical liberals who don't like the results of the election" and "from the fringes of the...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mike Pence Visits St. Louis Jewish Cemetery Hit by Vandals

Posted By and on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced stop this afternoon at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis where vandals toppled nearly 200 headstones. "There’s no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism," Pence told an overflow crowd at Chesed Shel Emeth. "I must...

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Missouri Senator Suggests Trans Kids Are Just Playing Pretend, Gets Owned

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 1:24 PM

On Tuesday, Missouri lawmakers serving on the state's education committee heard testimony for a proposed "bathroom bill" that would require public school officials to bar transgender students from using restrooms that don't match their birth certificates. The bill is similar to a North Carolina law that last year triggered corporate boycotts against...

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After Rush to Judgment on Rape Allegation, Steve Roberts Seeks to Clear His Name

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:21 PM

After state Representative Cora Faith Walker (D-Ferguson) accused fellow Rep. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis) of rape, the vitriol aimed at Roberts came fast and furious. The unusually public accusation — made in a letter to House leadership and a sit-down interview with Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...

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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...

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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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