Tasha Davis, executive pastor at the Flood Christian Church, started Sunday service as she usually does, with prayer. But this Sunday’s service was different.
Just feet away, the cinder block building that once housed the Flood Christian Church is destroyed, still marked with black ash from a fire set during chaos last Monday evening. That night, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch had announced the grand jury's decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon telephoned legislative leaders Monday afternoon to tell them that he now agrees that there's no need of a special session to allocate more money to pay the extra costs incurred by the Missouri Highway Patrol and the National Guard in their expanded law-enforcement roles prompted by the Aug. 9 police shooting in Ferguson.
House Speaker-elect John Diehl, R-Town and Country, was among the handful of Republican leaders and aides on the 2 p.m. call with Nixon, a Democrat.
Gov. Jay Nixon’s Ferguson Commission meets for the first time from noon to 5 p.m., Monday, at the Ferguson Community Center.
Although the meeting is five-hours long, Ferguson Commission co-chairs Rich McClure and the Rev. Starsky Wilson recommended that the public stay the whole time in order to get to know the commissioners and have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion.
McClure said the commission’s purpose is to listen to the public just as much as it is to make recommendations.
Fantasy football prompts millions of Americans to obsessively wonder how many yards Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will accrue – or whether Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas can shake off a pesky ankle injury.
Now, several St. Louis entrepreneurs want to parlay the intricate passion for statistical performance to the congressional process. They're calling their endeavor, appropriately enough, Fantasy Politics, and it made its debut earlier this month at the Startup Weekend St. Louis.
About 150 people set out from Ferguson Saturday on the first leg of a seven-day, 134 mile march to end racial profiling organized by the NAACP. Some participants, such as NAACP president Cornell William Brooks, plan on walking all the way to the governor’s mansion in Jefferson City.
Others, such as Tim and Tia Swain, are walking a day or two. The couple drove out from Indianapolis to be part of the action, but have work commitments later in the week.
Tia Swain said she and her husband are marching for equal access to justice regardless of skin color.
Before sunrise on Monday morning Dec. 1, Art Hill in Forest Park will glow with a special message for World AIDS Day.
A group called AIDS on Art Hill plans to work all night setting out and lighting 13,000 candles in bags to spell out the word “AIDS.” Aaron Laxton came up with the idea. He said the effort is designed to draw attention to a disease for which there is still no cure.