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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SLU Association President Says Lawrence Biondi Must Go: "If Not Now, When?" (OP-ED)

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Editor's note: The following is an op-ed submission to Daily RFT from Steve Harris, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saint Louis University and the president of the SLU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Check out our latest news coverage on...

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St. Louis Cop Locates Thief With iPhone App, Calls Stolen Phone While Talking to Him

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:01 PM

With the help of an iPhone recovery app, St. Louis police officers were fairly certain they had the right suspect when they located Steven Payne, 61, in his Cates Avenue apartment over the weekend. But while questioning him, officer Benjamin Bayless tried a clever, simple trick just to be...

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Rack + Clutch: St. Louis "Fashion Truck" Has Dispute With Mayor Francis Slay Over Licensing

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM

It's like a food truck -- only instead of selling food, Rack + Clutch sells jewelry, accessories and clothing on the streets of St. Louis. The only challenge for this brand-new "fashion truck," which seems to be the first of its kind in the region, is that there's no...

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Did Jerrin Brown Shoot, Kill Paul Moore As Retribution For Past Crime? (UPDATE)

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Update: St. Louis county police have announced that Florissant resident Jerrin Brown, 32, has been charged in the homicide of Paul Moore, a twenty-year-old who, as we reported yesterday, showed up to a gas station early Sunday morning with gunshot wounds -- and soon after died. Our original coverage...

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The "Ladue List": Office of Civil Rights and Ladue High School Reach Agreement

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Ah, springtime -- flowers are blooming, birds are singing...vicious, slut-shaming lists are being written? It's been about a year since the last "Senior List" was passed around the halls of Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Next to the name of seven graduating senior girls was an insult -- some...

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Teenager Daniel Buck Arrested After High-Speed Chase, Says He Didn't Want to Miss Prom

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM

The things we do for love! In what appears to be the most romantic local crime of 2013, Wentzville police officials say that Daniel Buck, age nineteen, tried to run away from officers on Friday and embarked on a high-speech chase that ended in his arrest -- at which...

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Thousands Protest Peabody Energy, Arch Coal in St. Louis; Sixeteen Arrested (PHOTOS)

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Spearheaded by the United Mine Workers of America, thousands of protesters flocked to St. Louis yesterday in a large rally against Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, which have been accused of orchestrating a complex scheme to deny health care benefits to unionized retirees. "This is clearly growing," Phil Smith,...

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Monday, April 29, 2013

SLU Faculty Senate Slams Lawrence Biondi: "There Is a Time for Him to Retire and It Is Now"

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Update below: Critics of Father Lawrence Biondi, the embattled president of Saint Louis University, say that the latest internal protest of the school's leadership is an unprecedented sign of frustration that the administration can't ignore. SLU Students for No Confidence, a group which has been pushing for Biondi's resignation,...

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EPA to Recognize St. Louis Cardinals for Reducing Food Waste

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Don't feel too guilty about not finishing your nachos at Busch Stadium. Chances are the leftover chips (and other half-eaten scraps) will make their way to St. Louis Composting for use as lawn and garden food. A similar second chance exists for unsold food at the ballpark. It is...

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The Book House: Will Developers Demolish Historic Rock Hill Site For a Storage Facility?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 12:48 PM

If city officials approve, developers may demolish a beloved book store in a historic Rock Hill house -- and construct storage facilities on the site. Michelle Barron, owner of the Book House, is trying to spread the word and stop developers and the city from moving forward with a...

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