Update below: There were at least six shootings and four stabbings over the weekend in the city of St. Louis -- leaving more than a dozen people injured across the city. The most violent incident happened early Sunday morning at around 1:30 a.m. at a BP gas station on Olive Street in Midtown. Poli ... More >>
This week, St. Louis County police charged a Fenton woman who allegedly walked into a smoke shop with a knife, asked for cash -- and then settled on a measly $7.50 in tip jar coins. Not really worth all the trouble, if you ask us. But the bizarre incident got us thinking about the craziest bandits i ... More >>
According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, at least one of Amy Zielinski's three robbery attempts on December 1 actually succeeded. In that one, the 34-year-old allegedly came into the BP Amoco in Pontoon Beach just after noon on Saturday, showed a "handgun," took some money and left in a red ... More >>
Street prostitution is alive and well in parts of South City, and members of the Board of Alderman are working on legislation to shut down strolls in residential areas. Last week, KMOV 4 reported that street-walking ladies had descended on neighborhoods in Cardonolet and Dutchtown after a city ord ... More >>
Helen Denson, 41, has been charged with a slate of crimes following her alleged gas station theft and high-speed chase through St. Charles County early Tuesday morning.According to St. Peters Police, Denson wrapped a gray scarf around her face and then stuck up the BP gas station at 150 Salt Lick Ro ... More >>
Police say a woman armed with a rifle walked into the BP gas station on Salt Lick Road near I-70 in St. Peters at 2:30 a.m. last night. She demanded cash and lottery tickets, which the clerk gave her. The woman then fled eastbound on I-70. Not long after the robbery, police spotted a vehicle matchin ... More >>
Fairview Heights police received an unusual phone call this past Saturday. A man was behaving suspiciously on the roof of the BP gas station at 6400 North Illinois Street. It was 11 a.m., so the caller had a good look at the man, and was able to describe him and the two men waiting in a parked car w ... More >>
Food TV's popularity is waning. The New York Post says that the network's 2010 numbers showed the first decrease in the network's history. In the fourth quarter of 2009, viewership plunged 10.3 percent among viewers ages 25 to 54. The slide continued with 3.3 percent in the second quarter and 4.5 pe ... More >>
image viaThe solution to the BP oil spill?Last spring, you may recall, Washington University physicist Jonathan Katz got kicked off a panel assembled by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu that was supposed to figure out how to stop the BP oil spill. Katz's banishment had less to do with his scien ... More >>
image viaIsaac KatzBack in 2003, Washington University physics professor Jonathan Katz published an essay on his departmental web page called "In Defense of Homophobia". In a stroke of what some might call poetic justice, Katz's 22-year-old son Isaac came out publicly yesterday in an essay th ... More >>
When Katherine Bish saw a news photo of an oil-slicked pelican after the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, she did something about it. She doused people in chocolate syrup, to be exact. Bish's black-and-white photographs attempt to capture the tragedy and imagine how humans in that scenario would look ... More >>
The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. In a press release the agency states that the species has been threatened by overfishing, with the oil spill endangering br ... More >>
Leaving Missouri's E. coli waters, for the Gulf's oil-tarred.A man suspended from his job for two weeks without pay last year, today has himself a new, high-profile job overseeing a $20-billion trust fund for those impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Mark Templeton, head of the Missouri Dep ... More >>
BP's COO says he'd eat seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. The AFP reports that Doug Suttles issued his statement of faith in Gulf seafood two days after Louisiana reopened 2,400 square miles of coastal water for fishing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Louisiana have been testi ... More >>
Last month ... and today.After 85 days -- and 184 million gallons of oil spewed into the gulf -- BP says it's finally capped the Deepwater Horizon oil well. Hallelujah.
Image viaGone tarballin'!!!!When Unreal heard a rumor that St. Louis BP gas stations had seen an uptick of people pooping on their restroom floors -- apparently in protest for the worst environmental disaster in American history -- we called up quite a few of 'em. Most said there was no increase ... More >>
Those gas prices are killer!Running on empty in southern Illinois? You might want to avoid filling up at the Mobil station on Kingshighway in Washington Park.After yet another homicide in the gritty East St. Louis suburb, the village's police chief told the Belleville News-Democrat that police "a ... More >>
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Hands Across the SandOn Saturday, dozens of St. Louisans will gather on the riverfront beneath the Arch to hold hands in a silent protest against offshore oil drilling. Local event organizer Stacey Critzer anticipates 50, maybe even 100 participants. It's not exactly Hands Across America, but the ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaJoe Schwab of Euclid Records has a cooler basement than you do.Euclid Records owner Joe Schwab has made his living off of vinyl for nearly 30 years. Though he continues to buy thousands of records each year, his collection is only what rotates through the store; he long ago gave u ... More >>
Where it goes down today.Activists who favor stricter clean-energy legislation, and oppose the controversial Murkowski resolution, are holding a rally at 10 a.m. today at BP gas station on Delmar.The rally is being organized by Repower America and its Missouri chapter, plus like-minded groups suc ... More >>
How to spot oil-tainted seafood? The nose knows. Slashfood reports that, in an effort to find a cost-effective way to keep products ruined by the BP oil disaster from reaching customers, the FDA and NOAA are busy training seafood inspectors on how to detect oil by smelling the fish. The Atlantic v ... More >>
Who's it gonna be this week?You know the rules: Read the following credentials and then cast your vote for the person whose words or actions you think made them the biggest Ass Clown of the past seven days. And the nominees...1. Lewis Greenberg: The Ballwin resident sentenced to 20 days in jail t ... More >>
Jonathan Katz Well that didn't take long.Yesterday Daily RFT covered the White House's controversial appointment of Jonathan Katz, a physics professor at Washington University in St. Louis, to a team of five scientists asked to help the Department of Energy and BP stem the flow of oil gushing int ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaplanbr/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Calm down, St. Louisans - no oily sheen yet.St. Louisans love love love Destin, Florida. Nary an oil glob has washed ashore, but officials down there just told KTVI that the gigantic BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico has spooked would-be visitors: ... More >>
Image sourceJonathan Katz describes himself as "a homophobe and proud"Washington University physics professor Jonathan Katz is part of a five-man team of the nation's "best scientific minds" assembled by the Obama administration to help BP stem the flow of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. He' ... More >>
60 Minutes last night ran a two-part story on the disaster of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. In interviews with a survivor of the explosion and with engineering experts, the early evidence suggests that that blame lies squarely with BP for ignoring warnings about the well an ... More >>
Image viaThe Gulf of Mexico oil spill as seen from the International Space StationNearly a month after the explosion that sunk the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, killing several workers, oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico. While the federal government and BP struggle to contain the en ... More >>
Joe. Moon. Moonrise.What do you get the man who has everything? Why, the moon, of course!And that's just what Joe Edwards -- impresario extraordinaire -- received today when crews hoisted a 3,000-pound orb atop his latest project, the Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop.The giant, celestial model is s ... More >>
The latest stop on Ians Illinois vacation hits close to home.
A federal appeals court says Darryl Burton might very well be innocent of the 1984 murder of Donald Ball. But there's nothing they can do about it.
Giant Amoco sign
City Museum hosts the St. Louis Art & Architecture exhibition
Week of February 4, 2004
Refineries stuck Hartford with a toxic pool of gasoline that just won't go away. Homes burn and residents get sick, but nobody's helping.
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An Alabama lawyer with St. Louis ties takes on big oil
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