By JW | Wed, 08/23/2023 - 01:05


It’s hot in heeere.

Time for a mid-week news dump.

I hope everyone is staying cool.

STL: Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Events 📆

  • Dogs Can Ride the St. Louis Wheel for Free This Thursday - RFT
  • All things Polish Festival in Florissant Saturday, August 26 -
  • Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Festival of Nations - St. Louis Magazine
  • Evolution Festival debuts in Forest Park this weekend - St. Louis Magazine
  • Stumble Down Morgan Ford Saturday on the Ultimate South City Bar Crawl - RFT
  • MOONLIGHT RAMBLE back this Friday night -
  • A guide to the 2023 Moonlight Ramble - St. Louis Magazine
  • 28th Annual Soap Box “Race Of Fun” Coming Up From East Alton Parks & Rec - RiverBender
  • Alton Marina to Host Pirate-Themed 27th Anniversary Party - RiverBender
  • Skyview Drive-In Hosts Icon-a-Thon Film Festival This Weekend - RFT
  • Litchfield Skyview Drive-In Will Throw “Barbie Party” Next Weekend - RiverBender

BuySTL 👜

  • High-profile startup Wugen, with more than $200M in VC funding, begins clinical trial on cancer-fighting drug - St. Louis Business Journal
  • St. Louis to consider allowing cannabis lounges - KSDK
  • Developer says it’s still pursuing $300M AT&T tower project in downtown St. Louis - KSDK
  • “We’re Outside” Owner Literally Built Restaurant from Ground Up - RiverBender

Restaurants 🍲

  • Gregg’s Bar and Grill Has Closed After 48 Years in North St. Louis - RFT
  • Cheeburger Cheeburger to Close in Des Peres - RFT
  • Ari’s Ice Cream Parlor & Café ‘unique and special’ -
  • McArthur’s Bakery adds Pioneer Café, The Scoop to Mehlville location - KSDK
  • Kimchi Guys and Drunken Fish make their debuts in Edwardsville, Illinois -
  • Sugaree Baking Company to reopen under owners of Dogtown’s Sweet Em’s -

Neighborhoods 🏡

  • Nonprofit pays $860K to boost police patrols in downtown St. Louis -
  • St. Louis police officers get boost in overtime pay for patrolling downtown - KSDK
  • Nonprofit spends $860K to increase police patrols in downtown St. Louis - FOX 2
  • Former Downtown St. Louis YMCA transformed into an exquisite art hotel - FOX 2


Recipes 📇

  • Hedge apples: Can we eat them? - FOX 2

Sustainability ♻️

  • State climatologist: Heat causing high evaporation rates, no rainfall to place it - FOX 2
  • Amtrak adding new stop in De Soto, Missouri - FOX 2
  • Illinois launches $20M grocery initiative to help underserved communities - FOX 2
  • How 2 communities, separated by an ocean, are working together to manage trash better - Grist

Nature 🦝

  • Drunk raccoons ransacking German homes - Boing Boing
  • Octopus’ Complex Cells Are Key to Their High Intelligence - ACM

STL99 😱

  • St. Louis-area school districts work on moving away from traditional standardized tests - KSDK
  • ‘Gun violence is a plague’: St. Louis mayor says 7-year-old killed in accidental shooting was her cousin - KSDK
  • Loop Trolley service temporarily suspended Aug. 20 due to expected extreme heat, humidity - KSDK
  • You Paid For It: City-owned tree sparks fear and action in south St. Louis - FOX 2

STL100 💯

  • Becky ‘Queen of Carpet’ estate sale this weekend benefits Dress For Success - KSDK

99MO 😱

  • Innovation or risk? Missouri’s top education leader questions value of four-day school weeks - FOX 2

100MO 💯

Crime 🗯

  • SLMPD Daily Crime Report SLMPD
  • How St. Louis City Justice Center Hostage Situation Began — and Ended - RFT
  • St. Louis police won’t respond in person to car break-ins - FOX 2

DotGov 🏛

  • ‘You’re an ***hole, police chief’: Kansas newspaper owner defiant in video of home invasion - Missouri Independent
  • As ranked choice voting gains momentum, parties in power push back - Missouri Independent

CityGov 🏛

LocalGov 🏛

  • Back to school 2023: What’s new at St. Louis Public Schools? - KSDK
  • Officials shove, police intervene. Jennings council moves to bring back departed employees. -
  • Jennings city attorney says he resigned because of mayor -
  • Timeline: The political turmoil that led to mass resignation of Jennings’ officials - KSDK
  • Residents, city leaders take part in chaotic emergency meeting in Jennings City Hall - KSDK
  • ‘I will not tolerate such discrepancies’: Jennings mayor addresses employee terminations - KSDK
  • Pine Lawn residents cry foul, call code enforcement actions a ‘money grab’ - FOX 2

MoGov 🏛

  • Missouri Is Getting Another Area Code - RFT
  • Enforcement unclear as Missouri approaches transgender athlete restrictions - Missouri Independent
  • ‘It’s a dynamic shift’ | Missouri auditor says St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office now complying with review that began 2 years ago - KSDK

FedGov 🏛

Covid19 Info 🦠

  • City of St. Louis offers COVID-19 vaccines at annual food truck festival - FOX 2

STLhelp ☎️

  • Operation Food Search providing after school meals at St. Louis County libraries - FOX 2

Jobs 📄

History 🦕

  • How 7-Up was born: A St. Louis story of innovation and persistence -
  • A look back at the rides that made Six Flags St. Louis - FOX 2

Captain’s Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • Space junk targeted for cleanup mission was hit by different space junk, making more space junk - The Register
  • Chaos and Camping - Hackaday
  • “Tesla of campers” officially cuts the cord on the American RV trip - New Atlas
  • New hybrid rooftop tent blows up into multi-story camping complex - New Atlas
  • Little Ionic Thruster Blows Out Candles With Ease - Hackaday
  • Computer graphics pioneer John Warnock dies at 82 - The Register
  • Moscow makes a mess on the Moon as Luna 25 probe misses orbit, lands with a thud - The Register
  • Internet Archive will remove publishers’ commercially-available titles from online lending program -
  • Bow Down, Bitches: It’s Officially ‘Queen Bey Day’ in St. Louis - RFT
  • Photos: Son Volt delights fans at Delmar Hall - St. Louis Magazine
  • Son Volt Can Still Rock St. Louis — 28 Years Later - RFT

  • Excessive heat warning from today through Thursday - FOX 2
  • Brace yourself for highs of 100°F and beyond - FOX 2