Tag: St. Louis

2 Men Charged in Fatal Fireworks Explosion That Killed 4

BLACK JACK, Mo.—Two men were charged with murder in a house explosion near St. Louis that authorities say killed four people who were assembling fireworks in a garage. St. Louis County prosecutors say 37-year-old Terrell Cooks and 43-year-old Seneca Mahan made fireworks and directed younger people on how to load the canisters and attach a…


At Least 1 Dead, Several Injured in Missouri House Explosion

ST. LOUIS—A house explosion and resulting fire north of St. Louis killed at least one person and critically injured several others early Friday, authorities said. The explosion happened at around 1:20 a.m. in northern St. Louis County just west of Spanish Lake, the county police said in a news release. Officers and firefighters who were…


Police: 12-Year-Old Killed by Younger Brother Who Found Gun

ST. LOUIS—A 10-year-old boy fatally shot his 12-year-old brother as the two played with a gun they found inside a St. Louis home, police said. The shooting happened Tuesday night in a north St. Louis neighborhood, KMOV-TV reported. Police said the boys were with a parent who was getting a haircut in the home when…


Shen Yun Reminds Former Air Force Member of the Importance of Freedom

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Art is a form of expression that goes beyond speaking. Shen Yun Performing Arts uses dances and music as their tool of expression to tell the world about the beauty of China before communism. Michael Davis who worked in publishing and Laurie Davis, a retired Air Force member shared that something that really…


Shen Yun Speaks a Universal Language in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—How a dance performance depicting the foreign culture of a faraway land became globally loved speaks to both the genius of Shen Yun as well as the universality of its message. Shen Yun has toured five continents since 2006, sharing stories from ancient China that have been all but lost due to communist…


Fatal Fires in St. Louis, Baltimore Expose Vacant Home Risks

ST. LOUIS—Thick smoke billowed from the vacant, crumbling St. Louis house, but Benjamin Polson knew homeless people might be inside taking refuge from the January chill. So the 33-year-old firefighter went in. It cost him his life. Eleven days later, three Baltimore firefighters died when an abandoned row home collapsed. The same vacant house was…


After Pardon From Governor, McCloskeys Want Their Guns Back

ST. LOUIS—The city of St. Louis has not destroyed guns seized months ago from the couple who made headlines by waving the weapons at racial injustice protesters, and the couple is trying to get them back. Robert Dierker of the City Counselor’s Office told a judge during a virtual hearing Wednesday that the guns taken…


St. Louis County Rescinds Mask Mandate After Court Ruling

The most populous county in Missouri on Thursday rescinded its mask mandate, citing a recent court ruling. Dr. Faisal Khan, the acting health director for St. Louis County, said in a letter that the mandate is no longer in place, effective immediately. That came after the St. Louis County Council this week opted not to renew…


Fed’s Bullard: US Businesses Having No Problems Raising Prices

U.S. businesses are having few problems raising prices on customers for the first time in years, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said on Monday, as he warned that inflation could remain elevated for some time to come amid fears higher expectations become entrenched. Bullard’s business contacts in his Fed district and around…


St. Louis Welcomes Afghan Refugees

Last week, the Department of Defense confirmed that the United States would be taking in up to 30,000 Afghan refugees. The Taliban took control of the country ahead of the United States withdrawal from the area, causing thousands to flee in fear of their lives, and now St. Louis is working to offer support for…