The Ferguson protesters were given a 12 a.m. curfew Saturday night, a result of Governor Jay Nixon's declared state of emergency. Many went home before midnight. But approximately 150 other protesters said, "Fuck twelve." For the most part, Saturday was a lively and peaceful protest with marches up ... More >>
Police on West Florissant Avenue Thursday were hugging and taking selfies with smiling protesters. It was a stark difference from the previous nights, which saw protesters screaming insults at officers in riot gear, who would then march down Ferguson streets with armored trucks, firing rubber bullet ... More >>
After days of increasing tensions between police and the Ride of the Century participants, two riders died in crashes over the weekend. Many others were arrested and cited for a range of violations. Metro police yesterday identified the victim in one of the fatal crashes as Michael Evans, a 32-ye ... More >>
What should you do if your car is suddenly surrounded on the highway by a mob of roaring street bikes and crotch-rockets? "Stay in your lane," urged Shane Harper, who will be attending his fifth Ride of the Century this weekend along with 3,000 riders from St. Louis and across the country. "Mainta ... More >>
The upcoming Labor Day weekend plays host to numerous festivals and events, but Ride Of The Century is the only one the police are holding a press conference about. Videos of last year's ride drew enormous attention, from the dead-tree media to the social newsgathering site Reddit, which featured a ... More >>
On March 6, 2008, St. Louis County Counselor Luke Meiners agreed to take Ronald Johnson to the house of Cleophus King -- because Johnson said he needed to do his laundry there. Johnson and King, who were once lovers, had a different plan. They had plotted to rob Meiners. When they arrived at King' ... More >>
The sentencing of 24-year-old Ronald Johnson on Wednesday afternoon was a foregone conclusion, but that didn't prevent tears among those gathered -- on either side of a St. Louis courtroom.
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