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New dividers in Metro bus shelters downtown. (Brian Kelly/KMOX)

Larry Rice: Metro’s Bench Dividers Symbolize War Against Homeless

A move by the St. Louis-area mass transit agency Metro will make it harder for homeless people to nap on bus shelter benches downtown, a move that has angered some advocates for the homeless.

12/18/2013

New dividers in Metro bus shelters downtown. (Brian Kelly/KMOX)

No Napping Here: Metro Adds Dividers To Bus Shelter Benches

“[They’ll] discourage people from taking up the entire space with their packages and their bags or even by lying down,” a spokeswoman explains.

12/17/2013

Men's quarters, top floor of New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Rev. Rice to Testify in Hearing Today on Homeless Shelter

In testimony today, Rice will seek to blame downtown’s homeless problem on the negligence of surrounding communities.

11/05/2013

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Rise in Homeless Students Brings High Transportation Costs

“It’s very expensive,” Thomas-Murray with St. Louis Public Schools says. “We spent over $2 million in homeless transportation last year.”

11/04/2013

A few homeless hold down the fort on the sidewalk behind New Life.

Hearings on New Life Evangelistic Center Resume Tuesday

“We have people who have homes, who have condominiums, that file petitions, that want to take away our right to shelter people here”

11/04/2013

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Rev. Rice Hosts Night Out With Homeless, Bemoans City Pressure

“You can own your own building but if you own it and try to sleep on it, you get arrested. You sleep on the sidewalk, you get arrested.”

11/01/2013

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St. Louis Homeless Center Offers Sleepover Event Tonight

Ever wonder what it’s like to be homeless? You can experience it tonight as the New Life Evangelistic Center hosts its annual Night with the Homeless.

11/01/2013

Men's quarters, top floor of New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Rev. Rice Threatens Court Fight as New Life Hearings Continue

“We will be taking this to court where we can contest if we really need a permit for a hotel. We’re a church after all,” he said.

10/09/2013

New Life Pastor Chris Rice leads tour of portion of women's sleeping quarters

More Talk of Drunkenness, Crime at Second Rev. Rice Hearing

“It’s kind of like an assortment of police reports at various times. They vary from assaults, homicides, drug arrests, larcenies,” Officer Daffney Allen testified.

10/02/2013

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Rev. Rice Returning to Site of Arrest

It was May of 2012 when Rev. Larry Rice’s “Integrity Village” on a grassy lot at Interstate 44 and Vandeventer Ave. caused an uproar among neighbors.

09/03/2013

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