Roy Hibbert says there's a lesson to be learned from his Instagrammed photo of a police officer giving a pair of boots to a homeless man. "Not all police officers are what you hear about in Ferguson," the Indiana Pacers center tells Buzzfeed.
After attempting to open a tent city for the homeless in St. Louis City only to have it condemned and shut down immediately, Reverend Larry Rice followed through on his promise to rebuild his homeless tent community in the County. On Saturday morning, Rice and volunteers from the New Life Evangelist ... More >>
A homeless man was seriously injured in a fire attack last night in the Marine Villa neighborhood. The victim told police he was sleeping in an alley in the 3900 block of Illinois Avenue (above) when someone doused him in gasoline and set him ablaze. The victim ran, and was helped by two decent huma ... More >>
Reverend Larry Rice revealed his suit against St. Louis City today for allegedly failing to follow its own procedures for issuing a condemnation notice, and for violating his First Amendment rights. Rice believes that the city impeded his religious rights on the grounds that he was conducting worshi ... More >>
The New Life Evangelistic Center has sent out a press release announcing that Reverend Larry Rice will file a federal lawsuit against both the City of St. Louis and St. Louis Public Safety Director Eddie Roth for shutting down his tent city, Integrity Village.
Jay Swoboda, founder and prime mover for Whats Up St. Louis.Jay Swoboda became a social activist on a whim. The economics major spotted a woman on Washington University's campus who was "really cute." Swoboda wanted to get to know her so he decided to volunteer alongside her at STONE Soup, a stud ... More >>
Dennis IagulliDennis Iagulli pleaded guilty yesterday to his role in a truly disturbing murder of a fellow homeless man in June 2010.Parts of 22-year-old Zachary Irvin's body were found on fire that month near an abandoned East St. Louis warehouse that served as a homeless camp. Authorities have ... More >>
Natalie MclauryMcMurphy's Grill (614 North 11th Street; 314-231-3006) is your normal restaurant in every sense of the word -- it has a diverse menu featuring everything from a pulled-pork pita to an Irish stew, and it's often bustling during the lunch hour. What sets the restaurant apart, howeve ... More >>
When I first reach Mr. Khan, he's somewhere in Florida, time zone unknown to him. King Khan: Do you know Chuck Berry? Roy Kasten: I've met him once. Do you want me to pass on a message? King Khan: Yeah. Tell him to come to our show. I didn't have the heart to say it: There have been nights whe ... More >>
Albert SamahaThere is madness in Oakland, Chicago, Phoenix, Denver, Atlanta, New York. Flash-and-bang gas canisters... protesters flushed from public squares... mass arrests. But not here. At first, a cynic might think, "Of course! The last thing this city needs is a stone-throwing-police-wi ... More >>
As the sign says, this weekend the art damaged working class is coming for you. Mister Ben, the affable madman behind the Freezerburn zine, is opening a new exhibit at Fort Gondo on Saturday. There will be hand-drawn cartoons, sculptures, experimental film, vegan pastries, noise and swastikas. Plus, ... More >>
Robert BoettcherAn unnamed Hopeville resident.If you happen to be in the Loop during the next few weeks, you might stroll into Subterranean Books, which has put on an exhibit by photographer Robert Boettcher. The images, all captured with a basic point-and-shoot digital camera, depict the cit ... More >>
St. Patrick doesn't want your money, ladies.Apparently, money raised by women in tight, tiny outfits isn't needed to help St. Louis' homeless population. Yesterday, the St. Patrick Center booted Hooters off its roster of sixteen restaurants participating in a fundraiser scheduled for tomorrow nig ... More >>
Click image for larger view.Sources tell Daily RFT that a few folks in the Post-Dispatch newsroom were aghast yesterday over the layout of the paper's front page. For those of you who missed it, the newspaper ran a photo of Stan Davis, a homeless African-American, as he awoke in his bed in front ... More >>
Flying Pink Pig star Ron Jeremy (right) later donated his mustache to the homeless man pictured here.Gut Check's exhaustive coverage of The Flying Pink Pig, the porno shot on location in an actual food truck, continues -- though absolutely NOT because we want the producers to send us a free scree ... More >>
The list reads like the rules college freshman are handed when moving into student housing. The only exception: Members of the opposite sex don't have to be gone by midnight. Woohoo! In an effort to "protect safety" at Hopeville -- a growing homeless camp on the St. Louis riverfront near Mullanp ... More >>
Image ViaEe-gads: IagulliIt wasn't enough that they allegedly tortured and dismembered a fellow homeless man and set his body on fire. Now one of the two men accused of the brutal slaying of 22-year-old Zachary Irvin this past June in an abandoned building in East St. Louis is also charged with s ... More >>
What do these things have in common? You guessed it, they all involve Ass Clown of the Week nominees. This week's theme surrounds law and justice, with more than a few despicable and outrageous arrests and court cases wrapping up in the past seven days. You know the rules, vote for the newsmaker ... More >>
Fresh off a protest march on City Hall this morning, a group of advocates for the homeless say they plan to circulate a petition asking that St. Louis City cede land for use as a permanent camp for the indigent.Brian Ireland, a case worker at New Life Evangelistic Center, says the one-acre tract wou ... More >>
People will dig it, too!
People say St. Louis is a soccer town. I believe it, based on responses to a story I wrote a few weeks ago about the city's first homeless soccer team.
Becca Young Jorj Arteaga, civilly disobedient Catholic Worker Last Wednesday night Jorj Arteaga, one of the members of the Catholic Worker community in north St. Louis profiled in the February 1 feature, "Cool to Be Kind," was at Whole Foods to pick up a food donation for the homeless shelter, Kab ... More >>
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