Rachel Lippmann http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Reed Delays Board Vote On Bond Issue St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reed-delays-board-vote-bond-issue-st-louis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is unlikely to vote on a $200 million bond issue until after the August primary election. That's because Board president Lewis Reed put a temporary kibosh on bill by tabling any discussion of the issue.</span></p><p>Reed cited a litany of reasons for the delay, including the need to continue negotiations with the mayor's office and fine-tune the bill.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:22:25 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 38001 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reed Delays Board Vote On Bond Issue St. Louis St. Louis Archdiocese, Plaintiff Reach Settlement In Case Of Doe Vs. Ross http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-archdiocese-plaintiff-reach-settlement-case-doe-vs-ross <p><em>Updated with comments from the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, additional information about pending civil cases.</em></p><p>The Archdiocese of St. Louis settled a civil case Monday in which a young woman accused a former priest of raping her – and the archdiocese of putting her and other children at risk by moving the priest from parish to parish.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jury selection was scheduled to get underway Monday morning in the case of Jane Doe 92 vs. Ross. The terms of the settlement are confidential.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37829 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Archdiocese, Plaintiff Reach Settlement In Case Of Doe Vs. Ross What Was At Stake: St. Louis Archdiocese Settles Sex Abuse Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-was-stake-st-louis-archdiocese-settles-sex-abuse-case <p><strong>UPDATE: July 7, 9:30 a.m.</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Archdiocese&nbsp;announced this morning that it had settled a civil lawsuit in the case of Doe Vs. Ross.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The case was set to go to court this morning starting with jury selection. But the Archdiocese called a press conference to announce the settlement.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The terms of the settlement are confidential.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em>For more on the background of what was at stake in Doe vs. Ross, read below:</em></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:27:16 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37765 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Was At Stake: St. Louis Archdiocese Settles Sex Abuse Case St. Louis City Bond Clears Committee, But Heads To Aldermen Under Shroud Of Controversy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-bond-clears-committee-heads-aldermen-under-shroud-controversy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A $200 million dollar city bond issue that would include some money for residents to repair their homes is on its way to the Board of Aldermen. But those funds likely won't be there for long. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:57:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37744 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City Bond Clears Committee, But Heads To Aldermen Under Shroud Of Controversy Effort To Make City Bond More Transparent Causes Delay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/effort-make-city-bond-more-transparent-causes-delay <p>The president of the Board of Aldermen thinks voters deserve to know exactly what kinds of projects they're getting when they vote on a $195 million bond issue in November. But listing what kind of projects are covered could delay the process of putting the bond issue in front of those voters.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:20:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37564 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Effort To Make City Bond More Transparent Causes Delay Mayor Slay Marries Four Same-Sex Couples At City Hall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-slay-marries-four-same-sex-couples-city-hall <p><strong>Last updated 3:59 p.m.</strong></p><p>Mayor Francis Slay issued marriage licenses to four same-sex couples Wednesday night, in a direct challenge to Missouri's ban on such unions.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"St. Louis is a city that doesn’t tolerate discrimination," Mayor Francis Slay said in a statement. "We are sending a message on what’s right, and I can’t think of anything more right than this."</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:47:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Kelsey Proud & Jason Rosenbaum 37541 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor Slay Marries Four Same-Sex Couples At City Hall Missouri Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To St. Louis Red Light Cameras http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-hear-challenge-st-louis-red-light-cameras <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge to a red light camera program.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:10:07 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37488 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To St. Louis Red Light Cameras City Landmark Status Sought For "Tillie's Corner" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-landmark-status-sought-tillies-corner <p><strong>Updated June 25th with vote results</strong></p><p>The Preservation Board voted unanimously Monday to approve the city landmark designation. It still requires action by the Board of Aldermen.</p><p><strong>Our original story</strong></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:17:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37412 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City Landmark Status Sought For "Tillie's Corner" Feds Charge 28 In Connection With Synthetic Drug Ring http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/feds-charge-28-connection-synthetic-drug-ring <p>Federal prosecutors say they have dismantled a criminal ring that allegedly distributed at least $18 million worth of synthetic drugs across the country over the last three years.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:22:42 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37324 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Feds Charge 28 In Connection With Synthetic Drug Ring Hair Braiders Sue Over Missouri's Licensing Requirement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hair-braiders-sue-over-missouris-licensing-requirement <p><strong>Updated with comment from plaintiffs, copy of legal complaint. Updated at 1:35 p.m. to correct spelling of Tameka Stigers' last name. Updated at 2:25 p.m. to correct spelling of Ndioba Niang's first name.</strong></p><p>A libertarian advocacy group has filed <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/230093313/Hair-braiding-lawsuit" target="_blank">a federal lawsuit</a> challenging the Missouri law that requires African-style hair braiders to get a cosmetology license or face fines and jail time.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:59:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37252 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hair Braiders Sue Over Missouri's Licensing Requirement