VIDEO: St. Louis Is the ‘Friendliest Place to Get Murdered,’ Comedian Says | Arts Stories & Interviews | St. Louis

New York City-based comedian Mike Feeney made a little video about St. Louis recently, and it hit all of our major cultural talking points. In the video, part of a series of short “Welcome To” videos assessing various cities around the country, Feeney plays the part of two different guys having a conversation about St. … Read more

St. Louis Man Stole More than 2,000 Items From Home Depot | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge Google Maps A Home Depot location in St. Louis. A north county man who stole more than 2000 items from various Home Depot locations was sentenced to nine years in prison in federal court in St. Louis yesterday. From 2017 to 2021, Xavier Brown, of Vinita Park, routinely shoplifted items from the … Read more

Teacher Accused of Raping Student Dies in County Jail | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge St. Louis County Police Booking photo for Brandon Holbrook. 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. This morning the Post-Dispatch reported that a former teacher facing charges of statutory rape … Read more

Ladue Starbucks Workers Say Understaffing Led to Saturday’s Strike | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge VIA JON GAMACHE Workers at the Ladue Starbucks hold signs during their one-day strike on Saturday. Three months after becoming the first St. Louis-area store to unionize, workers at the Ladue Starbucks held a one-day strike on Saturday. Employees tell the RFT they have seen their hours drop as a result of … Read more

Horse Dies During Polo Match Fundraiser for St. Louis Kids | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge A swanky fundraiser to raise money for children’s healthcare was disrupted by a tragic incident on Saturday. At Cardinal Glennon’s 10th annual Glennon Gallop, a fundraiser for SSM Health’s Danis Pediatric Center in St. Louis, a horse dropped dead in the middle of a polo game. One attendee recalled the event in … Read more

St. Louis Voters Can Choose Their Polling Location in November | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge DANNY WICENTOWSKI There’s lots at stake in this November’s election. Make sure your vote is heard. Voting in St. Louis just got a bit more convenient. The city’s election board on Monday announced more than 70 polling locations in addition to city-wide vote centers for the November general election. The St. Louis … Read more

St. Louis Police Union Axes Jeff Roorda | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

DANNY WICENTOWSKI Jeff Roorda has been the longtime business manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association. Jeff Roorda has been let go from the police union he has long represented — with the president of the St. Louis Police Officers Association asking the city to remove him “from all bargaining related emails moving forward.” … Read more

St. Louis County Man Faces Decades in Prison for Child Porn | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge Thomas F. Eagleton US District Court. A 41-year-old Manchester man who has a previous conviction for child pornography possession pleaded guilty today in federal court for again possessing child sex abuse material. In 2020, Eric D. Goodwin was sentenced to two years in prison and a lifelong term of supervised release for … Read more

The Couple Behind One of St. Louis’ Most Popular Facebook Groups | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge SALLY GRIESHABER (Left to right) Morgan Casey and Donnah Thomas share a laugh. The couple, now engaged, started one of St. Louis’ most popular Facebook groups. Couple Morgan Casey and Donnah Thomas spent their pandemic going on outdoor dates together. Lots of dates. Dates in every corner of the St. Louis area. … Read more

Pumpkin Picking at Eckert’s Is Basically the Best | Arts Stories & Interviews | St. Louis

click to enlarge When it comes to fall in St. Louis, we’re all pretty basic — and that’s OK. Autumn here is spectacular. The temperatures fall in the previously smoking hot city to a just-crisp-enough mid-60s, the fall color bursts into brilliant existence and we pick up coffee drinks infused by warming spices (that are … Read more