#RizzNews: Hard Rock Cafe St. Louis calls it quits. Child breaks $132 art piece. We need more sleep.
Owner of Gus Gus Fun Bus hospitalized after being struck in downtown St. Louis
via KMOV: The owner of a well-known St. Louis party bus is recovering after being struck by a truck during an attempted robbery Saturday afternoon.
Gus Gus Fun Bus owner Mike Arnold was one of two people struck near Kiener Plaza.
Arnold was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries, according to family members…
Attempted burglary at St. Charles County gun shop
via Fox2Now: The owners of Alien Armory Tactical say four suspects attempted to steal firearms from their shop Saturday morning. Surveillance video shows the suspects breaking into the storefront glass at approximately 6:45 a.m.
The suspects were slowed down by a trip wire and left without taking anything. The owners suspect the alarms scared the suspects away. They say all firearms are secured at night.
The shop is located on West Clay St., near I-70 and Zumbehl Rd.
Anyone with information can call the St. Charles County Police Department at 636-949-3000…
St. Charles woman killed in I-64 collision on Boone Bridge identified
via KMOV: Police have identified the woman killed in a collision on westbound Interstate 64 in the Chesterfield Valley area.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Fed-ex tractor-trailer stopped in the right lane due to a problem with the truck just before noon Sunday. The driver of a Dodge Journey, later identified as Irma Colon of St. Charles, Mo., then rear-ended the semi while traveling on the Boone Bridge. ..
Authorities searching for missing St. Louis County woman with autism
via KMOV: St. Louis County police have issued an endangered person advisory for a missing autistic 19-year-old woman.
Lauren Curtis was reported missing after leaving her home in the 400 block of Summit Place Drive between late Friday evening and early Saturday morning.
Curtis has been diagnosed with autism and suffers from multiple mental health issues, police say.
According to authorities, the teen does not have an ID or a cell phone with her…
‘Stay alert’: Ballwin police warn residents after bear sightings reported
via KMOV: The Ballwin Police Department is warning residents to stay alert after a bear was spotted Sunday night.
Police say the bear was spotted around 8:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Oak Run Lane. Witnesses told officers the bear was last seen running between the Castle Pines subdivision and Oak Run Lane.
Residents in the southern area of Ballwin are urged to bring in the trash and keep their pets inside…
Good Samaritan saves a life by noticing unconscious man after apparent overdose
via KSDK: A photo of an apparent overdose in St. Louis is going viral on Facebook. It’s causing a lot of outrage and questions.
It shows a driver slumped over at the wheel on an I-44 on-ramp at Arsenal. Paramedics said that driver was able to drive off on his own after being revived.
Chris Connor, the Good Samaritan who first came upon the scene, said that he was approaching the entrance to I-44, when he saw a stopped car, completely blocking the on-ramp, during one of the busiest hours of the day, lunchtime.
“I called my sister on the phone and she couldn’t believe I was that calm,” Connor explained. “Because she’s a paramedic and she walked me through what to do, rubbing his sternum, and things like that.”..
After 20 years, Hard Rock Cafe St. Louis calls it quits — at least for now
via STLToday: Hard Rock Cafe St. Louis will close on Aug. 16, the chain announced Friday in a Facebook post and a store employee confirmed Saturday.
The music-themed restaurant opened at Union Station in September 1998, with the legendary Bo Diddley as the featured act.
In the Facebook post, the Orlando, Fla.-based company says it may reopen at another St. Louis area location, if it finds one.
“We have appreciated serving St. Louis locals and visitors for more than a decade. We are exploring other opportunities in St. Louis and hope to reenter the market when we can identify the right new location,” the chain said in its announcement…
A Husband Declares His Marriage Is Over When His Wife Salts Their Popcorn at the Movie Theater
via StevensPointJournal: When your marriage is falling apart, I guess you never know what one random thing might be the last straw. Or, in this case, the last grain of salt.
The police in Brookfield, Wisconsin got a call a few weeks ago from a movie theater about a potential domestic situation between a husband and a wife.
Apparently, they ordered popcorn, and the wife secretly put salt on it. The husband hated extra salt, so when he figured out what his wife had done, he announced that their marriage was over.
He also used it as a metaphor for her doing things behind his back . . . like possibly having an affair.
He was so mad that he wanted to leave the theater, but she took his keys to keep him from driving away angry . . . and that’s when someone called the cops.
Fortunately, things never got physical, so nobody was arrested. There’s no word on whether they went through with the divorce, or if they managed to bounce back from this salt incident.
A Guy Sued His Ex-Girlfriend After He Got a Huge Scholarship, and She Never Told Him About It
via MontrealGazette: I think it’s safe to say these two will never be getting back together. Back in 2013, a Canadian guy named Eric Abramovitz applied for a scholarship at a music school in L.A. He plays clarinet, and he’d already won a bunch of competitions.
And the scholarship would have allowed him to study under one of the best clarinet teachers in the world. But unfortunately, he got an email that said he’d been rejected.
Then over a year later, he ended up auditioning for the same teacher . . . and found out he HAD actually been accepted, but never knew it.
It turned out his girlfriend at the time saw an email that said he’d won a FULL, $50,000 scholarship. And she DELETED it, because she didn’t want him to move away.
They broke up for unrelated reasons about a year later. And he never knew about the scholarship until he met the teacher.
So Eric sued his ex, claiming the scholarship would have set him up to make a lot more money as a musician. And a judge agreed, awarding him $350,000 in damages.
Eric doesn’t know if he’ll ever see any of that money though, because his ex blocked him on social media, disappeared, and no one’s been able to track her down.
PARENTS BILLED $132,000 AFTER CHILD BREAKS ART PIECE
via NewsWeek: The parents of a five-year-old boy have been hit with a $132,000 bill after their son knocked over a sculpture.
CCTV footage of the incident last month shows the child appearing to reach out to the sculpture at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas.
The boy, who was attending a wedding reception at the community center, according to CBS Local, appeared to attempt to prop up the art to stop it from falling, before it wobbled and hit the floor.
Days later, the insurance company representing the city of Overland Park sent the family a $132,000 claim. They said the piece, entitled Aphrodite di Kansas City, was damaged beyond repair, ABC News reported…
Modern Life Is So Stressful Now That We Need More Than Eight Hours of Sleep
via NYPost: I’m not sure I know anyone who manages to get eight hours of sleep a night, but even people who do . . . turns out you’re FAILING just like the rest of us.
According to sleep researchers out of Penn State University, modern life has gotten so stressful that now we really need eight-and-a-half hours of sleep to be healthy.
Here’s why. All of the distractions we get bombarded with during the day are making it harder for us to fall asleep, or go back to sleep when we wake up in the middle of the night.
So we really need eight-and-a-half hours in bed to get eight actual hours of sleep.
But if you CAN find a way to get that much sleep, the researchers say it’ll really be worth it.
They say that if you bump yourself up from six or seven hours of sleep a night to eight or eight-and-a-half, you might be SHOCKED at how high of a level you can operate on.