A handful of homeless people milled about in the shade of a big green and white tent in suburban St. Louis County.
The massive canopy represents the latest in a string of attempts by Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center to set up a camp for the homeless.
St. Louis County officials and police were on hand Saturday morning while Rice began setting up the camp in a vacant lot on Lada Avenue.
Officials told Rice that he did not file the proper paperwork to have a portable toilet, and that he could not have multiple tents.