Derrik Sweeney

The Mark Reardon Show: Payday Loan Restrictions, Jeff City Student Returns Home, Presidential Picks, ClimateGate 2.0, Defense Cuts

Molly Fleming-Pierre with the Communities Creating Opportunity and Randy Scherr with the United Payday Lenders of Missouri tell us the pro’s and con’s on the battle looming over Missouri payday loan restrictions. Derrik Sweeney of […]


Georgetown University student Derrik Sweeney walks with his mother Joy, as he arrives at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on November 26, 2011. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

American Student Arrested in Cairo Arrives in St. Louis

“The first night was probably the scariest night of my life ever. I was not sure I was going to live,” Derrik Sweeney said.



Father: Jefferson City Student Arrested in Egypt Called Home

Kevin Sweeney says his son called this morning from the phone of a U.S. Embassy official and spoke “very briefly” with his mother.



Jefferson City Teen Among Those Arrested in Egyptian Protests

Joy Sweeney says her son was the peacemaker in the family while growing up, and she doesn’t believe that Derrik threw firebombs at Egyptian security forces.


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