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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.


A homeless man naps in a park two blocks from the New Life Evangelistic Center.

Downtown Residents Push for Shutdown of Larry Rice Shelter

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Reverend Larry Rice fights for the survival of his downtown homeless shelter, the New Life Evangelistic Center, as he appears before a city board with the power to shut him […]



Charlie Brennan – Monday, July 8th — Shut down a homeless shelter in St. Louis City?

Charlie talks with spokespersons from New Life Evangelistic Center about a petition being circulated to shut down this Downtown STL homeless shelter.


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

Future of New Life Evangelistic Center on Shaky Ground

The homeless shelter in downtown St. Louis could get its hotel license revoked after 160 people signed a petition.


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County Executive Dooley Rejects Rice’s Homeless Shelter Offer

“It takes more than two plots of land for anything to take place,” Dooley said. “You got to build it, you got to staff it. All these things need to be done.”


The Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Larry Rice Offers Land to St. Louis County for Homeless Shelter

“We’re making this available to them, all they have to do is agree that they will open the shelter that was promised last August,” Rice said.


The Rev. Larry Rice (Kevin Killenn/KMOX)

Rev. Rice Responds To Petition To Shut Down Homeless Shelter

“For them to say all the problems in downtown St. Louis are a result of homeless people that stop in and that we help from time to time is absolutely ridiculous”


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

Mayor Announces Plan To End Homelessness, Advocate Skeptical

“We could reach a point, eighteen months from now, where we have in fact ended chronic homelessness in St. Louis.”


The Reverend Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center, lays out plans for homeless tent city

Rice Presses To Turn Old YMCA Into Homeless Shelter

The Rev. Larry Rice on Monday submitted a 790-signature petition to the St. Clair County Clerk’s Office to force the ballot measure.


Homeless plan sit-in at County Executive Charlie Dooley's office

Larry Rice Plans Christmas Eve Sit-in at Charlie Dooley’s Office

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–With cold weather here to stay, a homeless advocate accuses St. Louis County politicians of failing make good on a promise to provide shelter for the homeless by late fall. The Reverend Larry Rice of the […]




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