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Homeless encampment near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in December 2014. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

City Hall to Stan Span Homeless Residents: Pack Up and Leave

“It’s not a way to live,” says Eddie Roth, director of human services for the city.

01/27/2015

Getty/Spencer Platt

St. Louis Opens Homeless Shelter as Weather Hits Lows

A relatively warm December is coming to an end, and the weather is taking a turn for the cold. As a result, St. Louis officials are opening the city’s emergency shelter for the homeless.

12/30/2014

L to R on couch: John Young, Dwayne Koonce (husband), Brenda Cook-Koonce, Emmanuel Mitchell, Fred Stallard

L to R standing: Darrell Scales, William Young, Sherman Brock

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving Meal

Former homeless veteran cooks feast for other former homeless vets

11/27/2014

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Police: Homeless Man Assault Was Not Knockout Assault

The man was assaulted near the St. Louis Post-Dispatch building at Cole and Tucker and remains hospitalized with a serious head injury.

10/21/2014

New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown St. Louis (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

City Delays Vote on Fate of New Life Center

Many homeless say if the center is shut down, they will not leave the area.

10/21/2014

The owner & a clergy member try to console the resident of a building that was destroyed by fire in south St. Louis on October 16, 2014. Seven people were displaced as a result of the two alarm fire in the four family flat. No one was injured in the fire but one firefighter was seriously injured during clean up operations. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Firefighters Battle Tough Two-Alarm Fire in South St. Louis

Seven people are now homeless after a challenging late-morning, two-alarm fire in south St. Louis’ Shaw Neighborhood.

10/16/2014

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Sports Fans, Don’t Get Taken

St. Louis city officials are warning about professional panhandlers posing as local homeless

10/11/2014

McMurphy's Cafe in the St. Patrick's Center at Tucker and Convention Plaza. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

St. Patrick Center Renews Efforts to Get Homeless Off Streets

With yesterday’s grand opening of McMurphy’s Cafe, the St. Patrick Center continued its effort to train the homeless so they can get jobs and get off the streets.

09/26/2014

A homeless man asks for money as people walk by. (credit: WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

City Of Des Moines Begins Evicting Homeless Living In Camps Along River

The capital and most populous city in Iowa is telling its homeless that they are not wanted anymore.

08/19/2014

The Rev. Larry Rice (Kevin Killenn/KMOX)

New Life Homeless Center’s Fate Still Pending

Last month, St. Louis postponed a decision on whether to shut down the New Life Evangelistic Center for the homeless following months of testimony from nearby residents who complained of loud noise, fights and public urination.

08/07/2014

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