Crown Candy Kitchen keeps the tradition cooking
Jul18

Crown Candy Kitchen keeps the tradition cooking

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 plan to relocate anytime soon. “I love this neighborhood. I love this area, and I plan on being here for the rest of my life,” Andy Karandzieff, owner...

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Metro throws 450 stops under the bus
Jul15

Metro throws 450 stops under the bus

ST. LOUIS – For many who use Metro transit in the city, the fear of their rides’ being canceled is real. Well, at least for their nearby bus stop. Metro will be relocating or removing 450 bus stops in the St. Louis area starting Monday, July 15th. “The 450 number is the result of the fact that we’ve been able to actually do a comprehensive audit of all the stops in our whole system,” said Jessica Gershwin, Metro’s...

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St. Louis police union behavior making national headlines again
Jul13

St. Louis police union behavior making national headlines again

DOWNTOWN – A “doubling down” by the local police union on the use of a symbol many find to be tasteless, and maybe even racist, is now making national headlines. The St. Louis Police Officers Association, the union that represents the majority of city officers, has asked its members to post the image of the comic book character the Punisher on their social media accounts and has made the image the profile picture on...

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Police shoot man in Penrose, say he fired first
Jul11

Police shoot man in Penrose, say he fired first

PENROSE – St. Louis police say an attempted traffic stop led to two officers’ exchanging gunfire with a suspect and striking  him twice.  The suspect, 30, sustained what police describe as minor injuries. It happened  in the 4100 block of Shreve Avenue, between Lee and Kossuth avenues, about 1 p.m. Thursday. Police Chief John Hayden said the incident began when officers tried to pull a car over, not far from where the...

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Boxing fan and filmmaker combines his two passions in ‘Road to the Pros’
Jul10

Boxing fan and filmmaker combines his two passions in ‘Road to the Pros’

ST. LOUIS – Before the marriage between boxing and HBO, boxing fans could watch their favorite fighters on regular network television. It was during that era that lifetime boxing fan, promoter and filmmaker Earl McWilliams Jr. developed his love for boxing. He calls that time “the good ole days.” Watching the likes of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard on television was a family tradition passed on from his father.  Today, one...

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Nature tax helps Missouri agency lead conservation in city
Jul09

Nature tax helps Missouri agency lead conservation in city

ST. LOUIS – There is a tax that many city dwellers — who live far from the rural lands where most of it is spent — know nothing about. The Conservation Sales Tax that voters passed in 1976 permanently earmarks one eighth of one cent of every purchase dollar to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Its permanent nature is meant to ensure that the department is able to implement long-term, effective conservation planning on...

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