Debate Continues Over New Life License

Maria Keena

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It started last September, and today, the debate over the City of St. Louis revoking New Life Evangelistic Center’s license continues.

Another hearing will be held in City Hall, but Reverend Larry Rice expects it to focus on what he calls a conflict of interest.

“The motion has been filed to remove this particular legal firm from these proceedings, or dismiss the proceedings all together,” he says. “So, that will be debated.”

Rice contends the conflict is with Patricia Hageman, who was a City Counselor, but now works for the firm Bick and Kistner. Her firm represents some downtown residents who want New Life’s license pulled.

“There have been depositions done, and we believe additional evidence has been found that’s going to be presented at this particular hearing,” Rice says.

Today’s hearing is in City Hall Room 208, at 1:45 p.m.

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