Bloody cops chasing broken-faced bandits. Treacherous drifters nursing a hangover. Downtown dons steeped in golden-toilet luxury. These are the kinds of characters and tales that have made the St. Louis Evening Whirl a St. Louis institution since 1938. And ever since the iconic paper started (seri ... More >>
"Nobody wants to shit on the street." That was just one blunt reaction at a wide-ranging town hall meeting on homelessness Tuesday night, exactly seven days before the fate of the emergency homeless shelter at New Life Evangelistic Center goes before the city's Board of Public Service. A diverse cr ... More >>
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
Update: The victim has been identified as David Douglas. Daily RFT also received a response from Reverend Rice. According to the St. Louis police, a 46-year-old man plummeted to his death on Tuesday at the New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown. The center, run by Reverend Larry Rice, has been a ... More >>
Last month Daily RFT examined a Facebook campaign that seeks to bring an IKEA to the 295 acres in Fenton that -- until 2009 -- was home to a Chrysler plant. As we confirmed from IKEA, the former site of the automaker (above) is too big for one of its stores. So what might this prime real estate alon ... More >>
The battle between the city of St. Louis and New Life Evangelistic Center head Rev. Larry Rice wages on. The latest clash began last night as the city enacts "special enforcement" on a section of Locust Street west of 14th Street, right outside the NLEC. The sidewalk is often lined in the wee hour ... More >>
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 >>
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.
The Rev. Larry Rice will not quit on St. Louis' homeless population; the entirety of his public life is proof of that. So the recent city-ordered dismantling of Integrity Village, his tent city just off I-44, was certainly not the end of Rice's efforts to establish a public and free-standing communi ... More >>
As promised, St. Louis City issued a condemnation order for Rev. Larry Rice's Integrity Village late yesterday afternoon, and just after 6 p.m. the police arrived to clear the site. Given the option of packing up the tents and leaving the neighborhood voluntarily or being arrested, Rice chose arrest ... More >>
KSDK is reporting that the Reverend Larry Rice will open his proposed homeless tent city on the north side of I-44 at Vandeventer Avenue. Last week Rice announced he had leased two acres on privately-held property that he would use to house the new tent city, which he is calling Integrity Village.
Rev. Larry Rice has released a map pinpointing exactly where his proposed tent city for the homeless, Integrity Village, will be located. Blue pins on the map below show the future site of the haven.
Claiming to be fed up with handling complaints leveled at Larry Rice's Veteran's Coming Home Center, Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has formally requested on behalf of Springfield civic leaders that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rescind the deed to the center.The move wou ... More >>
Pastor Rick Meyer is out with a new sign in front his United Church of Christ in Maplewood. Unlike other messages, this one doesn't seem all that controversial. Does it? Rev. Larry Rice would certainly be in agreement.
Remember that gruesome scene from Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs -- the one where a victim is bound to a chair, tortured, cut up, and doused with gasoline in an abandoned warehouse? Well, that scene carried out in real life last month in East St. Louis, according to new details revealed i ... More >>
Just received an e-mail from Mayor Slay spokeswoman Kara Bowlin detailing the city's plan to evict dozens of homeless people from a makeshift encampment under Tucker Boulevard to make way for a $34 million construction project.Aimee Levitt posted about the Hopeville conflict yesterday on Daily RFT, ... More >>
The Rev. Larry Rice made headlines last week when the the government denied his controversial request to convert a federal court building in Cape Girardeau into a homeless shelter. Now Rice says he plans to sue for the rights to the building. Meanwhile, here in St. Louis, Rice's New Life Evangelisti ... More >>
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A group of homeless St. Louis residents and advocates plan to march on City Hall and the social service agency St. Patrick Center this morning. Not expected to take part in the protest is the Rev. Larry Rice, director of the downtown homeless shelter New Life Evangelistic Center and a frequen ... More >>
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The defiant Reverend Larry Rice infuriates big developers and city leaders over a proposed shelter in a downtown federal building
The Lofties Sisters bring gospel music to the masses (and the flowers) at the Missouri Botanical Garden
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Larry Rice drafts the homeless in his fight against Washington Avenue bars
Posties want a raise -- a big one
Slay and Rigali arias soured by lack of decisive action and bully-boy politics
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Mayor Clarence Harmon may have nominated Capt. Beverly Noble-Barnes for a controversial promotion, but he didn't attend a police-board meeting to back her up
The Rev. Larry Rice ponders a gubernatorial run
Onion Horton and the Rev. Larry Rice make a strange pairing on WINU