After days of symbolic demonstrations and civil disobedience against police brutality, one group of protesters can now boast of nabbing a more tangible victory: Landing an appointment to meet St. Louis mayor Francis Slay. Today's 5 p.m. summit will include a contingent from Young Activists United ... More >>
Almost a year after it became public that water services manager Veolia won a potentially lucrative contract to work with the St. Louis Water Division, Mayor Francis Slay's office announced this morning that the French multinational company has withdrawn its proposal. This comes after months of prot ... More >>
The Board of Alderman finally voted today to pass Mayor Francis Slay's firefighter pension overhaul, a bill that eliminates benefits that the city has deemed unaffordable. Demetris "Al" Alfred, a firefighter and union representative to IAFF Local 73, said he was disappointed by the vote but that t ... More >>
The AAA Building on Lindell Boulevard joined a ten other structures yesterday named on a new list of "Missouri's Most Endangered Historic Places." Last summer a developer proposed raising the the mid-century building -- known for its oval design and glass walls -- around the same time that preservat ... More >>
2011 marked the end of an era: St. Louis is no longer the Most Dangerous City in America. Not only did our city lose the coveted number-one spot, now held by Flint, Michigan, it slipped to number four! And it looks as though the city's murder rate will decline by 30 percent from 2010. What's going o ... More >>
Darrell Wallace, Terry Kennedy and Timothy Peterson accept awards Wednesday.The story from this past February was almost too shocking to believe. A 23-year-old woman was struggling to free her parked vehicle from the snow and ice in the Central West End when a man walked by to lend a hand. After ... More >>
kaciestarrtriplett.comKacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) leads the Board of Aldermen with $1,327 in lobbyist expenditures this year.Poor St. Louis Aldermen. Sure, their $32,000 a year salary is nothing to sneeze at and roughly on par with what state reps ($36k) and senators ($31k) earn. But when it co ... More >>
Relax, spray paint buyers. Anti-graffiti Alderwoman Donna Baringer has backed off regulating purchases of the stuff.
How did AT&T manage to be the only company bidding on the contract to bring Wi-Fi to St. Louis?
St. Louis residents may soon enjoy free, city-wide Wi-Fi access under a bill endorsed yesterday by the Board of Aldermen's Public Utilities Committee. The proposed ordinance would allow AT&T the right to install Wi-Fi transmitters on city-owned buildings and utilities beginning this summer with a ... More >>
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department keeps a tight lid on internal affairs. Even if it means breaking the law.
The RCGA flushed away its credibility in the city earnings-tax debacle
KSDK-TV reporter makes picture-perfect appeal to the South Side Rapist
Despite the efforts of rehabber Patrick Schneider, the notion of a Gaslight Square revival seems to be running short on both time and money