click to enlarge COURTESY ST. LOUIS CORRECTIONS From L: Mekayla Thomas, Dujuan Sumpter and Shay Bowers face felony charges. St. Louis police officers investigating a stolen car used the address on mail found in the vehicle to trace the suspects back to a separate home invasion, authorities say. Officers working on Wednesday learned the stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was on Itaska Street, according to a probable cause statement. When they responded and tried to pull it over, the SUV sped away, eventually crashing into another car, police say. Inside the Santa Fe, officers found a laptop and mail addressed to a house on Itaska. Investigators went to the address and learned from the homeowner that someone had broken in through the back door and stolen a laptop and other items. Police say that Mekayla Thomas, 20; Dujuan Sumpter, 25, and Shay Bowers, 19, had driven the stolen SUV to the house earlier that day and knocked on the front door. When no one answered, Thomas and Sumpter, … [Read more...] about Mail Found in Stolen SUV Helps St. Louis Police Solve Bevo Burglary
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click to enlarge BENJAMIN SIMON As union president, Sally Topping is taking the St. Louis Public Schools to court. The St. Louis Public Schools teachers’ union is taking the school district to trial on March 5 over what it says are troubling salary disparities. Sally Topping, president of the American Federation of Teachers Local 420, provided the RFT with a table detailing pay disparities within its workforce. Even though a salary schedule within the district’s union contract is supposed to provide a rigid outline for how much money an employee should make based on years of service and education level, the table shows big differences. Since 2011, it shows, some employees have received as much as $21,000 less than others holding the same position. The lack of a salary schedule, Topping notes, has provided inequitable benefits for those close to the administration. “It seemed like fraternity brothers or sorority sisters or family connected people were making … [Read more...] about Teachers Union Takes on Pay Disparities at St. Louis Public Schools
CRYSTAL ROLFE The dogs go marching in Soulard on Sunday. It seems sudden, but the first big wave of Mardi Gras fever sweeps Soulard this weekend. If you're not down with dogs and light debauchery, you could pick from a handful of plays, a pair of new art shows (one starring our own inverted catenary arch, the Arch) and a very contemporary dance performance. 1. They/Them/Us The impressive growth of the St. Louis theater scene has allowed a greater number and variety of voices to tell their own stories. The Q Collective, a group dedicated to presenting works by and about transgender, agender and genderfluid people, opens its second season with its inaugural Transluminate Festival. Transluminate features five short plays by local playwrights Charlie Meyers, Elon Ptah and J.D. Charles. Charles' "Miss Arkansas" is about a transgender woman entering a beauty pageant, an act that infuriates another competitor. "Homebody," by Ptah, shows how a black trans guy named Malcolm moves from … [Read more...] about The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, February 22 to 27
click to enlarge Earlier this month, St. Louis' first-ever sparkling bar, Pop (1915 Park Avenue), opened its doors in Lafayette Square. But while we've enjoyed sipping its fine wines, we couldn't help but think the name seemed a tad bit ... familiar. It's not just the famous Pop Champagne Bar in Pasadena, California. The metro region itself is already home to two bars with the word "pop" in their name — the wild and raunchy 24-hour Sauget shitshow Pop's Nightclub (401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget) and the south-city hippie favorite Pop's Blue Moon (5249 Pattison Avenue). And that's without even getting into the charms of Pop's Steak, Fish and Chicken (3651 South Grand Boulevard) ... because what could possibly compete with the joy of ordering steak at a drive-thru window? Realizing we couldn't possibly be the only lush confused by these three Pops, we set out to create a quiz that will help even the drunkest reader answer that pivotal St. Louis question: Where the hell am I? … [Read more...] about Are You at Pop’s Blue Moon, Pop’s Nightclub or Pop? A St. Louis Quiz
Getting a deep-clean for your carpets is vital not only for your peace of mind, but also for creating a healthier environment. PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA, February 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Look, we get it: it’s easy to forget about getting your carpets cleaned. After all, if you vacuum them every couple of days and spot clean occasionally when necessary, you might look at your carpets and think: they look clean, so they must be clean. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving. And what you may not realize when you’re cleaning the surface of your carpets is that it’s just that: surface cleaning. You’ve scratched the surface. But beneath it there’s still a whole world of built-up gunk, grime, and caked-on dirt that needs cleaning. And getting rid of that build-up is not only going to give you greater peace of mind, but also helpa healthier, fresher environment. Here are five reasons to get a professional carpet cleaner to help regularly restore your … [Read more...] about Why Is Carpet Cleaning So Important?