Rosati-Cain High School Should Stay Open, Leave Archdiocese | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge 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 … Read more

Pastor Jesse Vargas’ Victim Says He ‘Remorselessly Stole’ Her Childhood | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge Molly Rodgers speaks to the media after the sentencing of Jesse Vargas. 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 … Read more

Salt + Smoke to Open Oh Hey! Barbecue Inside Kirkwood Schnucks | Food & Drink News | St. Louis

Jennifer Silverberg Soon you’ll be able to pick up food from Oh Hey! Barbecue from the ease of the grocery store. 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 … Read more

AirDrop Threats Send Metro East School Into Lockdown All Week | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge Cahokia High School in Cahokia, Illinois. 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 … Read more

Missouri’s Spire To Raise Rates Just in Time for Winter | Missouri News | St. Louis

click to enlarge Spire seeks an increase in revenues after a November 2021 increase. 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 … Read more

Missouri Tax Cut Passes With Bipartisan Support — and Scrutiny | Missouri News | St. Louis

click to enlarge TIM BOMMEL/HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS Governor Mike Parson called for a special session of the state legislature to pass the tax cut. Yesterday the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill cutting income tax in the state, sending it to Governor Mike Parson’s desk for signature. The top income tax rate in the state … Read more

St. Louis Law Enforcement Plans Tougher Approach to Overdose Epidemic | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge MIKE FITZGERALD US Attorney for Eastern Missouri Sayler Fleming, left, and Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s St. Louis Office Michael Davis, address a conference about new strategies to stop the overdose epidemic. A surging drug overdose death epidemic is cutting a deep, jagged line across the St. Louis … Read more

Guerrilla Street Food Will Open With New Owners, Location This Fall | Food & Drink News | St. Louis

click to enlarge VIA BRIAN HARDESTY (Left to right) Joel Crespo, Rachel Alcantara, Arnold Alcantara and Brian Hardesty celebrate the new ownership of Guerilla Street Food. The Alcantara’s are taking over the St. Louis staple. Five months after closing, Guerilla Street Food will open again later this fall — this time with new owners. Joel … Read more

The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week: September 29 to October 5 | Music News & Interviews | St. Louis

click to enlarge CHRISTINA RAMIREZ Conductor Eric Roth leads a hand-picked chamber ensemble in the music of Final Fantasy. Each week, we bring you our picks for the best concerts of the next seven days! To submit your show for consideration, click here. All events are subject to change, especially in the age of COVID-19, … Read more

St. Louis Mom Wants Answers After Daughter Dies in Prison

This project was completed with the support of a grant from Columbia University’s Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights in conjunction with Arnold Ventures. Chuny Ann Reed’s family is still waiting for answers.