Benjamin Schweitzer says that when he put five bullets into Frederic "Nic" Moses, he thought there was an intruder in his house, even though Moses was his friend and was a guest in his home at the time. For that, he was charged with "reckless homicide" instead of murder, and was sentenced to the m ... More >>
The Defensor Tactical gun shop in Valley Park is giving away an AR-15 rifle painted like an American flag to benefit a charity that helps war veterans suffering with PTSD. "We coated the AR-15 in an American flag because the point is to be patriotic and help veterans," says Joel Fields, President o ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about Donald Crangle, a St. Louis county gun instructor who has been accused of fraud and running inadequate training classes -- raising questions about the residents who got concealed-carry permits with his certificates. Since publishing that story, Daily RFT got a chance t ... More >>
Lisa Miller, a candidate for the Board of Aldermen for the 15th Ward, says she had a range of emotions when she heard the news that the annual PrideFest would be moving from Tower Grove to downtown this year. "It's almost as if you're watching your kid grow up," says Miller, who is gay and has liv ... More >>
In slavish devotion to the "Todd-Akin-says-offensive-things" narrative, news blogs are blowing up with the comment that the Congressman made about incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill at a Springfield fundraiser on Saturday: "She goes to Washington, D.C., it's a little bit like one of t ... More >>
Do you like Indian food? Do you patronize food trucks? Do you have even one measly dollar to spare? Michael Swaleh wants to talk to you. Swaleh and his brother, Shaun, have turned to Kickstarter to raise $60,000 to buy the food truck that will launch their concept, Tikka Tikka Taco.
In this week's feature story, "Our Military Doesn't Have a Gambling Problem," we narrate the tumultuous swan dive of decorated Army Sgt. Dreux Perkins, who returned home from a combat tour in Iraq with post traumatic stress disorder and a pathological gambling addiction. His condition prompted him t ... More >>
Diplomacy between nations doesn't always involve dignitaries or high-level negotiations. A group with a presence in St. Louis engages in "cultural diplomacy," which involves exchanging musical expertise between Americans and countries often hit hard by conflict. Since it became incorporated as a non ... More >>
As you may have noticed, we were excited to be St. Louis music fans this year. And there is no more substantial document of the sound of this city in 2011 than the music released by its bands and artists. It is not an exaggeration to guess that the releases in the metro area number in the tho ... More >>
Roger Daltrey Peabody Opera House October 8, 2011 Better Than: Any band you've heard since John and Keith were here. It could have been an expensive disappointment, an awkwardly painful reminder that life moves too fast and people get old and it sucks. But in the thick of it, it was hard to think ... More >>
Tim Fitch, chief of the St. Louis County Police Department, stood up at a press conference this morning and recounted the words of a local heroin user who was describing the very first time he ingested it: "I saw God." That user, Fitch says, needed to see God "again and again and again," so ... More >>
Photos via KMOV.comJacqueline Baron is in custody; her accomplice remains on the loose.An 18-year-old teenager arrested last week at Alton High School is expected to be transferred to Ferguson this week in connection with the murder this month of Lawrence Valiant. Valiant, a 32-year-old cook with ... More >>
fiftytwocakes.comWhat with her duties as a site manager for PlattForm Advertising and her freelance work in search-engine optimization and web marketing, Kansas City native and St. Louis transplant Heather Physioc has a lot on her plate, but she always leaves room for a slice of cake. Every ... More >>
Image viaTommy SowersInteresting feature this morning in The Washington Post about Tommy Sowers, who's gunning for a congressional seat down in southeastern Missouri:A combat veteran with a graduate degree from the London School of Economics, Sowers gave up a successful military career to mount a ... More >>
Image source104 years ago, when he was 70 years old, Mark Twain began dictating his autobiography to a stenographer. He finished shortly before his death on April 21, 1910. The finished manuscript came in at more than 500,000 words, but Twain didn't expect the whole thing to be published. "F ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Harvest restaurant bartender Veronica Schuster. Alissa NelsonVeronica Schuster might just possess the most positive mental attitude of any bartender in the ... More >>
Skelton: Say you're sorry!GetEQUAL, a national LGBT organization and Show Me No Hate, a Missouri LGBT rights group, are demanding a public apology from Ike Skelton, the Democratic House Representative from Missouri's 4th district, who last week stated he didn't want to change the military's "Don ... More >>
David Ray GriffinControversial author David Ray Griffin is scheduled to speak at Webster University this month. Griffin, a former theology and religion professor from California has penned numerous conspiracy tomes surrounding the New York City attack of September 11, 2001. On Thursday, April 29, ... More >>
Gary Nodler: Leader of a queer debate in Jeff City.Updated 11:50 a.m.Gary Nodler just called Daily RFT to inform us that Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger got the context of his argument wrong during yesterday's committee meeting debating whether or not gays should be allowed to openly serve ... More >>
The Bull's Eye indoor shooting range lies on a desolate stretch of Manchester Road just west of Kingshighway. It's a landscape of rail yards, chain link, barbed wire and rust punctuated only by the dingy white cinder blocks that house the Bull's Eye. In other words: a perfect backdrop for the ... More >>
Longtime Missouri Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond, a stalwart Republican, has said more than a few things in his lengthy political career to draw the comedic wrath of Daily Show host Jon Stewart. In April, for instance, he claimed that punishing those responsible for Bush-era torture policies was som ... More >>
Socialist. Nazi. Fascist. President Barack Obama has another title to add to his resume: Nobel Peace Prize winner. Yes, this morning the Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway, announced the selection of Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between p ... More >>
Cindy Sheehan today in St. Louis.The image most of us conjure when the name Cindy Sheehan surfaces is that of an enervated woman standing in the summer swelter on the side of the road, a few miles from George W. Bush's ranch near Crawford, Texas. Sheehan's four-week long vigi ... More >>
10:25: Hello everybody! Have a seat10:26: It's good to be out of Washington and back in the Midwest! Yes. I love you, too!10:27: Obama gives shouts out to Senator Claire McCaskill, Governor Jay Nixon, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, State Auditor Susan Montee, and everyone at Fox High School. Th ... More >>
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