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Trump pauses enforcement of ban on abortion referrals

7 hours 18 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics such as Planned Parenthood more time to comply with its new rule that says they can no longer refer women for abortions. But the clinics reacted warily to the administration’s enforcement pause, and the widening rift could eventually affect basic health services …
June Heath

Oppressive heat grips city

1 day 14 hours ago
GREATER VILLE – A late-week surge in temperatures across the city has had health care workers scrambling, with constant warnings going out about the dangers that come with heat indexes reaching 110 degrees and  more.   The official heat advisory has now been extended until 8 p.m. Sunday.  Thunderstorms are expected to move in and finally …
Bill Beene

Gardner touts progress against crime, gets strong support at public meeting

2 days 7 hours ago
MIDTOWN – After her legal challenges of recent months, Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner had a much easier time on Thursday night, when she appeared before an audience of about 100 supporters at a meeting at St. Louis University.  The supporters in the Chaifetz School of Business auditorium cheered when Gardner said statistics showing a …
Jim Merkel

Zoo’s Shark Week takes a bite out of summer

2 days 19 hours ago
FOREST PARK – If you’re looking for something fun to do this week, the Saint Louis Zoo invites you to join them in celebrating Shark Week. The festivities kicked off Sunday and run though Saturday, July 20.  In partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo is hoping to inspire more people to …
Bria Gremillion

Greenway project would link Fairground, Tower Grove parks

2 days 20 hours ago
FAIRGROUND – The Chouteau Greenway, a proposed biking and running pathway that would connect Fairground Park to Tower Grove Park in south city, could bring some much-needed new aesthetics to north St. Louis.  As part of the Great Rivers Greenway, the proposed pathway would also connect Forest Park to the Gateway Arch, spanning 20 city …
Bill Beene

$47M settlement reached in deadly St. Louis boiler explosion

3 days 1 hour ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A $47 million settlement has been reached in the 2017 explosion that launched a van-sized boiler through the roof of the Loy-Lange Box Co. in the Kosciusko neighborhood and onto a nearby laundry business, killing four people and injuring three more. The Simon Law Firm said in a news release that …
June Heath

Jaco Report: The silence of the scams in Missouri health care

3 days 10 hours ago
The bloviating GOP majority that has a stranglehold on Missouri politics is uncharacteristically silent about their attempts to mangle health care for Missourians, from dismantling the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — to taking health care coverage away from almost a hundred thousand Missouri children. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., jabbers about alleged social media …
Charles Jaco

Crown Candy Kitchen keeps the tradition cooking

3 days 14 hours ago
OLD NORTH ST. LOUIS – It isn’t just a restaurant. It isn’t an ice cream shop, nor is it just a candy factory. It’s all three combined into one. Crown Candy Kitchen has been sitting on the corner of 14th Street and St. Louis Avenue for the past 106 years, and the business does not …
Bria Gremillion

St. Louis schools seek HUD grant to revitalize buildings, neighborhoods

3 days 20 hours ago
DOWNTOWN – Imagine living directly across the street from the school that you’re actually supposed to attend, but can’t.  Now, imagine that the reason you can’t attend is because not only is it closed, it’s up for sale. And on top of that: It looks horrendous, like, say, an “F” on a report card.  Sadly, …
Bill Beene

Lo-Fi Cherokee: Seashine

3 days 20 hours ago
Seashine performing Witch at Fortune Teller Bar one of 19 live performance music videos we produced on Cherokee Street on April 6th.
George Sells

Teens make history, potential careers with plays at Missouri History Museum

4 days 8 hours ago
FOREST PARK – Anyone who stops by the Missouri History Museum on Thursday and Friday mornings can catch the Teens Make History players performing a short work featuring art history and a slice of St. Louis.  The Teens Make History program is an apprenticeship program through the museum that helps teens in the St. Louis …
Samantha Auch

People and pets need to keep cool, mayor says

4 days 8 hours ago
CITY HALL – Mayor Lyda Krewson is telling everyone to take seriously the National Weather Service’s excessive heat warning through the weekend.  “Don’t wait until you’re overheated,” she said at a news conference at her City Hall office Wednesday morning. “Check on your neighbor. Check on ’em twice a day. Make sure that the air […]
Jim Merkel

Safe House provides haven, guidance for girls in north St. Louis

4 days 14 hours ago
JEFF-VANDER-LOU – As a 20-something “northsider,” Shante Duncan was admittedly insecure as she faced the dicey realities of city life, which included an emphatically bad boyfriend break-up. She would find safety and security in her great-grandmother and in the sisterhood that came with rapping with her formative female peers.  A formal sister-circle, S.H.E.R.A.H (Sisters Helping […]
Bill Beene

Check out St. Louis Public Library’s Curbside Pickup Service

4 days 17 hours ago
PENROSE –  St. Louis Public Library just put another service on its books: Curbside Pickup Service.  Now, instead of getting out of the car, library-users can simply pull up and an employee will bring books and other items out.  The Julia Davis Branch Library, 4415 Natural Bridge Avenue at North Newstead Avenue, is currently the […]
Bill Beene

Former St. Louis officer accused of assaulting protesters

5 days ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been charged with three felony counts of third-degree assault accusing him of pepper-spraying protesters and a videographer in 2017. Charges were filed Tuesday against William Olsten. Prosecutors said the incident happened in September 2017 outside Busch Stadium during one of many protests that followed […]
June Heath

St. Louisans’ contributions to moon landing celebrated as anniversary nears

5 days 20 hours ago
FOREST PARK – Just over half a century after the Wright Brothers made history flying the world’s first airplane a few hundred feet, America launched men a quarter million miles through outer space to walk on the moon. Now, another half century later, St. Louis and the world are about to celebrate the anniversary of […]
Randall Hyman

Lo-Fi Cherokee: Janet Evra

5 days 21 hours ago
Janet Evra performing “Tenderly” at Untitled Fine Art. One of 19 live performance videos made in one day on Cherokee Street.
George Sells

Second special prosecutor appointed over Greitens case

5 days 23 hours ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Last year’s criminal case involving Missouri’s former governor is under the scrutiny of a second special prosecutor, this time to investigate allegations from St. Louis’ prosecutor. Presiding St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison has appointed retired Boone County Associate Circuit Judge Michael Bradley to investigate allegations against former Gov. Eric Greitens’ […]
June Heath

St. Louis immigrants on edge as federal deportation sweep gets underway

6 days 7 hours ago
BEVO MILL – United States immigration authorities say they have begun a national sweep to reportedly capture and deport more than 1 million undocumented immigrants. St. Louis is not one of the ten major cities federal agents are targeting, but fear has been stoked in the small Latino population in south St. Louis along with […]
James Klein

For St. Louis-raised dancer, 16th time at Muny is still the charm

6 days 7 hours ago
FOREST PARK – For the first time in sixteen years, the Muny stage has been home to the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella,” which opened on July 8th and closes on July 16th.  For one of the ensemble members of the company, this production also marked a return to the Muny stage. Emma Gassett, who […]
Samantha Auch
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