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Guerrilla Street Food Will Open With New Owners, Location This Fall

1 day 6 hours ago
Five months after closing, Guerilla Street Food will open again later this fall — this time with new owners. Joel Crespo and Brian Hardesty, who owned the business for 11 years and oversaw its journey from one of the city’s most beloved food trucks to a St. Louis staple for Filipino food, announced on Friday that they have sold the Guerilla Street Food brand. Their business will belong to new owners, Rachel and Arnold Alcantara.
Benjamin Simon

St. Louis Law Enforcement Plans Tougher Approach to Overdose Epidemic

1 day 9 hours ago
A surging drug overdose death epidemic is cutting a deep, jagged line across the St. Louis region, sparing almost no town or neighborhood. More than 1,000 people in the St. Louis area died from drug overdoses last year — a record number — and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful than morphine, is the biggest reason why.
Mike Fitzgerald

New Book Explores Comprehensive History of St. Louis Sports

1 day 10 hours ago
People kept asking Ed Wheatley when he would write a book on the history of bowling. St. Louis’ bowling history was magical — Wheatley couldn’t deny that. In 1958, a St. Louis squad, considered the “dream team,” set the record for the highest score — a record that would last for over 35 years.
Benjamin Simon

Missouri's Spire To Raise Rates Just in Time for Winter

1 day 12 hours ago
Missouri Spire customers are likely to see their gas bills get bigger for the second year in a row. This week, customers of the state's natural gas company received a Notice of Local Public Hearings and Request for Comments Regarding Proposed Increase GR-2022-0179. In it, Spire disclosed it had filed a request to increase revenues by 10.29 percent to approximately $151.88 million with the Missouri Public Service Commission.
Jessica Rogen

AirDrop Threats Send Metro East School Into Lockdown All Week

1 day 13 hours ago
A Metro East high school has gone on lockdown four days in a row after mass violent threats were sent out to the student body. The week at Cahokia High School began with two such threats sent out on Monday, followed by another on Wednesday. Every day Monday through Thursday the school has gone into what administrators call a "soft lockdown."
Ryan Krull

Salt + Smoke to Open Oh Hey! Barbecue Inside Kirkwood Schnucks

1 day 17 hours ago
Imagine this scenario: You've just ground through a whole day at the office, and you're dragging hard. But you still have to go to the grocery store for a few items and, Shoot, you've got to feed your family tonight, too. But instead of running through the store and then running home and cooking up something slapdash, imagine you could just pick up a full dinner, shop a little more leisurely and then be a hero by bringing home a hot meal.
Jessica Rogen

Pastor Jesse Vargas' Victim Says He 'Remorselessly Stole' Her Childhood

2 days 7 hours ago
A former youth pastor from New York was sentenced in federal court in St. Louis today to more than 13 years in prison for two felonies stemming from his crossing state lines to engage in a sexual act with a person under 16. In 2013 when Jesse Vargas was 29, he had sexual contact with then 15-year-old Molly Rodgers, of St. Louis.
Ryan Krull

Rosati-Kain High School Should Stay Open, Leave Archdiocese

2 days 8 hours ago
Think back to the most awkward time in your life. You know, that time when you are old enough to know generally how the world operates but are still trying to figure out how you fit into all of it. Old enough to have many parts of your personality fleshed out, but some of it remains under construction.
Bitty Balducci

New Morgan Street Brewery Apartments Set To Be 24/7 Party

2 days 8 hours ago
If you're of a certain age and went to college in St. Louis — or maybe just lived here in your 20s — at one point, Friday night meant jumping on the Metro and heading to Laclede's Landing. You'd get a little sloppy at the area's many fine establishments, none of which are likely more indelibly stamped on your memory than Morgan Street Brewery, that microbrewery filled with milling singles, terrible dancing and dubious-but-delicious shots. (Anyone else remember the white gummy bear?
Jessica Rogen

Eric Schmitt Can't Help Himself, Sues Over Student Loan Relief

2 days 9 hours ago
In his most recent lawsuit, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has joined five states in suing the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program. The lawsuit, signed by Schmitt, who is also the state's Republican nominee for senate, was filed in federal court in Missouri on Wednesday. ​​“The Biden Administration’s executive action to cancel student loan debt was not only unconstitutional, it will unfairly burden working class families and those who chose not to take out loans or have paid them off with even more economic woes,” Schmitt said in a statement.
Benjamin Simon

Best of St. Louis 2022: Surviving and Thriving

2 days 10 hours ago
The last two years were a damn jungle. COVID-19 tore through the population, burned out the medical profession, shuttered businesses and drove us into hiding. If that wasn’t enough, there were murder hornets, floods, wildfires, the resurrection of the Loop Trolley, Eric Greitens’ big comeback attempt, and the overturning of Roe v. Wade ...
Rosalind Early

Say Thanks To Your Favorite St. Louis Cardinals in 7-Foot Cards

2 days 16 hours ago
Have you ever wanted to thank Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina for their accomplishments? Well, now you’ll have your opportunity — in the form of seven-foot thank you cards. This weekend, on Friday and Saturday, St. Louis Cardinals fans will have the chance to sign enormous thank you cards commemorating the careers of the longtime Cardinals legends.
Benjamin Simon

The Best Things To Do in St. Louis During the Weekend, September 30 to October 2

2 days 16 hours ago
St. Louis seems to have an extraordinary number of fests, many of which take place this weekend — GroveFest, Blacktober Fest, Donut Fest — but that's probably because we do them so well. But even if you're feeling like a contemplative weekend looking at art, shopping for antiques or a decadent brunch, there's an event for you. While you're at it, don't forget to plan your week:
Riverfront Times Staff

Lewis Reed a No-Show for Court-Ordered Deposition, Attorney Alleges

3 days 4 hours ago
Former President of the Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed was a no show to a court-ordered deposition today, according to attorney Mark Pedroli. "Has anyone seen former St. Louis Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed today because he definitely didn't show up for his court-ordered deposition," Pedroli wrote on Twitter this afternoon. Pedroli is suing Reed as well as other former and current city officials over what Pedroli says were violations of transparency laws related to the failed effort to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport during Lyda Krewson's administration.
Ryan Krull

City of St. Louis to Begin Bi-Weekly Monkeypox Updates Online

3 days 7 hours ago
As if one major public health scare hasn’t already been enough to deal with, it seems that we might need to keep an eye on Monkeypox at the local level now, too. The City of St. Louis Department of Health made a Facebook post saying that they’re going to start sharing a “bi-weekly update on the monkeypox case counts in our community.”
Jaime Lees