Denise Thimes http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Vocalist Denise Thimes Shares Her Gifts With St. Louis And Aretha Franklin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vocalist-denise-thimes-shares-her-gifts-st-louis-and-aretha-franklin <p></p><p></p><p>When a friend asked St. Louis vocalist Denise Thimes to come to Detroit to sing for her father’s 75<sup>th</sup> birthday party, she didn’t tell her until she got there that one of the guests was Aretha Franklin. “I was shaking in my boots, to say the least,” Thimes told <em>Cityscape</em> host Steve Potter, but she pulled herself together and sang for the diva and the others in the audience. “She wanted to hear “The Way We Were” and I really tried to sing it to the best of my ability.&nbsp; And she was very pleased with that.”</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Mary Edwards 36012 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vocalist Denise Thimes Shares Her Gifts With St. Louis And Aretha Franklin St. Louis Police Dept. activates Violent Offense Team after recent incidents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-dept-activates-violent-offense-team-after-recent-incidents <p>Intelligence gathered after <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_ff06f474-514e-11e0-8ab5-00127992bc8b.html">last night&rsquo;s fatal shooting</a> in North St. Louis has led the <a href="http://www.slmpd.org/">St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department</a> to believe the incident is tied to several other homicides from the last two weeks.</p><p>In hopes of supplementing intelligence efforts and arresting possible suspects, the department has activated the Violent Offense Team.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:16:05 +0000 Ettie Berneking 758 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police Dept. activates Violent Offense Team after recent incidents