By JW | Sat, 10/15/2022 - 01:35

STL: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Events 📆

  • Hot Dog! Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Coming To A Schnucks Location Near You This Weekend – RiverBender
  • Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl will celebrate 10 years with its biggest lineup yet – St. Louis Magazine
  • 25th annual Bands of America returns to St. Louis – FOX 2
  • Peak fall colors may come to St. Louis sooner than expected – FOX 2
  • The City Museum is turning 25, here’s how you can join the celebration – KSDK
  • The best food and drink events in St. Louis this weekend: Oct. 14-16 –

BuySTL 👜

  • St. Louis Alamo Drafthouse opening in November – FOX 2
  • Grant’s Farm make changes after complaints from guests about traffic at Halloween Nights – FOX 2
  • Here’s how many hotel rooms and apartments are planned at historic Jefferson Arms building – KSDK
  • Teams behind City Foundry, Old Rock house move ahead with plans for a new St. Louis concert venue – KSDK
  • Bunge joint venture seeks to turn cooking oil into fuel – St. Louis Business Journal
  • Missouri clinics offer free vasectomies, citing a surge in demand – KSDK

Restaurants 🍲

  • St. Louis Standards: La Pizza Is a Slice of New York in University City – RFT
  • The Fattened Caf Fosters Collaborations for Filipino American History Month – RFT
  • Karen’s Diner opening permanent location in south St. Louis – FOX 2
  • 12oh7 Herban Eatery cooks up casual plant-based cuisine in the Delmar Loop –
  • Look for Lions Choice ‘golden tickets’ to win free food for a year – FOX 2

STLfood ⚜️

  • Ice cream maker expands to North City: ‘We want to see change happen’ – KSDK
  • Earthbound’s All Flannel Everything –

Neighborhoods 🏡

STL100 💯

  • City Museum 25-year anniversary defies early predictions – FOX 2
  • St. Louis Character: How Dave Blum created a one-of-a-kind skate park inside a neo-Gothic church – St. Louis Business Journal
  • Renovations of local historic landmark back on track – FOX 2
  • Urban League opens Save Our Sons location on city’s southside –

STL99 😱

  • High levels of radioactive lead found at Jana Elementary School | ‘This has been here since the 1940s’ – KSDK
  • Kia, Hyundai thefts still booming in St. Louis area despite prevention efforts –
  • Metro East business owner acquires 300 catalytic converters illegally – FOX 2
  • East Alton scrap-metal dealer closes after 287 catalytic converters seized by investigators – KSDK
  • Scrapyard closing after catalytic converter sting – FOX 2
  • Spire seeking a 10% rate increase on natural gas –
  • Let’s Convert the Loop Trolley Into a Rolling Bathroom – RFT
  • Police release image of object that killed driver on I-64 – FOX 2
  • Police recover metal that struck woman’s car before deadly St. Louis crash – FOX 2
  • Police arrest suspect in wire theft, resulting in mass internet outages in St. Louis – FOX 2
  • FBI and Illinois State Police warn of rideshare carjackings on the rise – FOX 2
  • ‘I did not feel safe’: Former rideshare driver not surprised by FBI carjacking warning – KSDK
  • HBCU football game in St. Louis this weekend canceled –
  • University, tourism officials say organizer dropped ball for weekend football game at Dome –
  • KIPP High School in St. Louis shifts to online learning after another student brings gun on campus – KSDK
  • Soulard bar owner says break-ins are bringing down business – KSDK
  • ‘He told me to shoot the dogs’: Mother says she can’t get help with stray dogs that bit her daughter – KSDK
  • St. Louis advocates optimistic the city’s reparations effort will advance – Missouri Independent

WW99 😱

  • Elon Musk Says He’s Just Following Ukraine’s Suggestion to ‘F*ck Off’ by Asking Pentagon to Fund Starlink – Gizmodo
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX Isn’t Willing to Fund Starlink in Ukraine, Wants Pentagon to Pay for It – VICE US
  • SpaceX reportedly fed up with providing free Starlink to Ukraine – The Register
  • ‘He’s God’: China’s Top Leadership Is Set for a Reshuffle. But Xi Jinping Is Here to Stay. – VICE US
  • New Chinese Cyberespionage Group WIP19 Targets Telcos, IT Service Providers – SecurityWeek
  • Chinese Cyberspies Targeting US State Legislature – SecurityWeek
  • China doesn’t need to take Taiwan’s fabs to escape US trade bans – The Register

Police 🚓

  • St. Louis police find more than 20 stolen vehicles during raid of Dogtown ‘chop shop’ –
  • Aldermen endorse better pay, benefits for St. Louis police –
  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Goes Completely Rogue, Blocks Inspector General’s Access To Files, Facilities – Techdirt
  • Police tricks DeadBolt ransomware out of 155 decryption keys – BleepingComputer
  • Ex Police Officer Used Law Enforcement Tech to Hack Women’s Explicit Photos – Hacker News

DotGov 🏛

  • D.C. Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Republican Governors’ Shipping of Immigrants to the Capital – ProPublica
  • Illinois charges extra $100 for electric vehicle license plate renewal – FOX 2

CityGov 🏛

LocalGov 🏛

  • New Missouri state web portal designed to boost local government transparency –
  • Rams settlement money moved into higher-yielding account – KSDK
  • Jones, Page agree to move Rams money to higher-yielding investments –
  • How Independence, Missouri, Spends Its COVID-Relief Money on Police – RFT
  • New license plate reading cameras installed in Brentwood – FOX 2

MoGov 🏛

  • Medical marijuana companies pour money into legalization PAC in Missouri campaign’s homestretch – FOX 2
  • Missouri’s public education funding formula is due for a tune up – Missouri Independent
  • REAL ID deadline less a year away: What Missourians need to know – FOX 2
  • New Missouri voter ID law survives legal challenge –
  • Lawsuit over Missouri Photo ID dismissed ahead of November election – FOX 2
  • Indictment: State employee from Jefferson County stole $140,500 in unemployment benefits –
  • Missouri Unemployment Worker Gave Free Money to Friends, Feds Say – RFT
  • Missouri state employee accused of stealing public money for friends and relatives – KSDK

FedGov 🏛

  • Trump ordered classified documents moved after realizing the feds knew he had them – Boing Boing
  • New Secret Service Messages Show They Were Warned About Jan. 6: ‘Their Plan Is to Literally Kill People’ – VICE US
  • Congress Just Subpoenaed Donald Trump over the January 6 Riot – VICE US
  • Jan. 6 committee votes unanimously to subpoena Trump – FOX 2
  • Texas’ Ridiculous Content Moderation Bill Put On Hold Until The Supreme Court Can Consider It – Techdirt
  • Most PPP loans have been forgiven, despite signs of possible fraud – Hacker News

Jobs 📄

  • Kodak Is Hiring Film Technicians: ‘We Cannot Keep Up with Demand’ – Hacker News
  • Beyond Meat Plans to Chew Out 19% of Workforce as It Sees Revenue Drops – Gizmodo
  • Oracle lays off more than 200 California-based workers – Hacker News

History 🦕

  • The night the 66 Park-In Theater closed. Do you remember these other lost St. Louis treasures? –

Sustainability ♻️

  • New process could make plastic recycling more profitable – Freethink

Infrastructure 🚽

  • Water pipes hold flood of untapped electricity potential – The Register
  • An (Im)perfect Way Forward On Infrastructure Moderation? – Techdirt

Ecology 🦤

  • Alaska Canceled Snow Crab Season for the First Time Ever Because All the Crabs Are Gone – VICE US
  • The ‘Deadliest Catch’ Disappears: Alaska’s Snow Crabs Have Vanished – Gizmodo
  • ‘Double Whammy’ Could Wipe Out Carnivorous Plants – Gizmodo

WWW99 🕸

  • Streaming services lost the plot – Jeff Geerling’s Blog
  • Meta’s New Headset Will Track Your Eyes for Targeted Ads – Gizmodo
  • Sci-Fi Reddit Community Bans AI-Art for Being ‘Low Effort’ Posting – VICE US

Twitter 🐦

  • Twitter is testing a way for users to limit their mentions – Engadget

Space 🚀

  • Astronomers Detect What Could Be Most Powerful Explosion Ever Recorded – Gizmodo
  • Black Hole Pukes Up Star Years After Eating It – Gizmodo
  • NASA’s Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Is in Safe Mode After Possible Computer Glitch – Gizmodo
  • Scottish space upstart’s rocket crashes into the drink – The Register
  • Japan space agency blows up eight satellites aboard Epsilon rocket – The Register
  • Near-Earth asteroid tally ticks over 30,000 milestone – New Atlas


  • Some Things I Took Away From An Event Apart 2022 in Denver – CSS-Tricks
  • 5 Best SMTP Plugins for WordPress – noupe
  • Show HN: FrankenPHP, an app server for PHP written in Go – Hacker News
  • Postgres Full Text Search vs. the Rest – Hacker News
  • An Open-Source HDMI Capture Card – Hacker News
  • Show HN: Circumflex, browse HN in your terminal – Hacker News

Captain’s Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • Fat Bear Election Scandal Exposes Cheating Bear, Restores Faith in Democracy – VICE US
  • Internet Archive to open their physical archive for a rare behind-the-scenes tour – Boing Boing
  • Toteable PC Is Inspired By Macs Of Days Gone By – Hackaday
  • Sony Hopes the $500 ZV-1F Will Convince Content Creators To Ditch Their Phone For a Dedicated Camera – Gizmodo
  • Tesla has lost more market cap in 30 days than any other company in history – Hacker News
  • On the cheap, like a local, and without a lot of luggage – Hacker News
  • Why I Don’t Use Netscape (1999) – Hacker News