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   The father of Florida teen Trayvon Martin is hoping his son's death can become a message of peace.  '

   Tracy Martin spoke to several hundred people who gathered at Forest Park Sunday night for PeaceFest 2013.  The annual event focuses on ending violence on St. Louis streets.  

   Martin told festival-goers men have key role to play in bringing peace to a community.  "We as men, we need to go back into the communities and start mentoring the kids," Martin said.  "And just show them that they are loved and that their lives do matter."

   Yesterday's festivities were sponsored by A Better Family Life, a local organization that focuses on bring about positive change for families and neighborhoods. 

 

A list of winners at the MTV Video Music Awards

Monday, 26 August 2013 01:45 Published in National News

A list of winners at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, which aired live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Video of the year: Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"

 

Best female video: Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble."

 

Best male video: Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"

 

Best pop video: Selena Gomez, "Come & Get It"

 

Best hip-hop video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"

 

Best rock video: Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Up In the Air"

 

Best collaboration: Pink and Nate Ruess of fun., "Just Give Me a Reason"

 

Best video with a social message: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert, "Same Love"

 

Best song of the summer: One Direction, "Best Song Ever"

 

Artist to watch: Austin Mahone, "What About Love"

 

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Justin Timberlake

 

Best direction: Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" (director David Fincher)

 

Best visual effects: Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"

 

Best choreography: Bruno Mars, "Treasure"

 

Best art direction: Janelle Monae featuring Erykah Badu, "Q.U.E.E.N."

 

Best cinematography: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"

 

Best editing: Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"

STL restaurateur Jim Mattingly has died

Monday, 26 August 2013 00:59 Published in Local News

   St. Louis restaurateur Jim Mattingly is being remembered fondly by friends, family and customers after dying suddenly Sunday morning of an apparent heart attack.  Mattingly was 64 years old.

   The north county native founded the popular Mattingly's Restaurant in Florissant with his mother in 1971.  A second location was later opened in St. Charles. 

   The public visitation will be held at Hutchens Mortyary on Graham road Wednesday from 1:00-9:00 p.m.  A funeral service at North County Community Church Thursday at 10:00 am.

   The family is asking that instead of flowers, donations be made in Mattingly's memory to the Greater St. Louis Area Major Case Squad, 700 North 5th Street, Belleville, IL 62220.

 

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