A concerned mother is petitioning the Alton Police Department to punish officers for taking her daughter into custody and verbally accosting her after she was beaten and raped. Alton police say they brought the daughter -- who was distraught, intoxicated and in need of medical attention -- into cus ... More >>
I'll admit that I was a skeptic en route to Central Table Food Hall (23 South Euclid Avenue; 314-932-5595). True, variety is the spice of life, but I could not help but equate the food station concept with that of an ostentatious wedding. Malls have food stations -- they're called courts. So do crui ... More >>
Police say they've located the nude man seen fleeing an explosion early Wednesday morning in Farmington. The suspect, a 22-year-old male from the nearby eastern Missouri town of Bismarck, checked himself into Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis last week and is undergoing treatment for severe burns ... More >>
Emergency paramedics were in such a rush last night to get a patient into Barnes-Jewish Hospital that they apparently forgot to secure their ambulance. When they went back outside, the vehicle was gone. "The patient...was in such critical condition," Tim Brown, a MedStar operations manager, tell ... More >>
- Sauce's Julie Cohen sneaks a peek at the new downtown location of Robust (227 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-963-0033) at 635 Washington Avenue in the Mercantile Exchange, which opened this past weekend. - Meanwhile, Sauce's Ligaya Figueras reports that Veritas Gateway to Food and Wine ... More >>
John Cunningham of Jennings now stands accused of fatally blasting his uncle with a shotgun early Monday morning after a heated debate: Were the cuts of meat they were preparing to grill "pork steaks" or "pork chops"?Our city has a history of food-related murders, including one just last week involv ... More >>
Daniel Hooper, 42, has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse and one count of kidnapping for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on Friday, August 24, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. According to the probable cause statement, the victim was sitting in a wheelchair in the hospital when Hooper app ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories.Diana BenantiThe Royale̴ ... More >>
Alissa NelsonGentlemen, start your engines!In a world where our social interactions are dictated via our Internet connection, the food truck is king. Sure, you can experience the serendipity of random interaction, the chance street-food vendor, but who leaves these things to chance any more? ... More >>
image viaHere in St. Louis, lots and lots of people are working tirelessly to explain the meaning of life -- not in the philosophical sense, but literally: How does the universe work? Here are some of the discoveries they've made this month, as reported in Riverfront Times and Daily RFT: Bar ... More >>
It's definitely not fair to say that donations from local unions and their counterparts in Washington, D.C., will even the playing field with Rex Sinquefield. The St. Louis zillionaire has already donated an astonishing $10.8 million toward his campaign to force a vote on earnings taxes in St. Louis ... More >>
Courtesy: Clayton PoliceMs. Cork: Pops off.Marilyn Cork of the 5900 block of Garfield in Kinloch was charged today with first-degree assault and armed-criminal action for intentionally running over her ex-boyfriend after the two attended a hearing against each other in small-claims court. The inc ... More >>
Image viaYesterday's storm as imagined from my outpost cowering under my desk.Monday's ominous lightning-filled sky looked pretty cool, huh? The lightning, however, was much less awesome for the two people who were reportedly struck by it yesterday.
We're only eight days into the new year, but based on the number of outrageous and depraved acts revealed this week, oh what a year 2010 shall be! That said, it's time to vote on the year's first crop of Ass Clowns. Choose the local news-maker below who you think brought the most shame and disgra ... More >>
Remember all that squabbling a few years ago when the city handed over a piece of Forest Park to Barnes-Jewish Hospital? Part of the deal required that the city replace the 9.4 acres of green space it would lose to the hospital with new park land. Two years later, one of those spin-off parks is now ... More >>
stlouis.missouri.orgU.S. News & World Report came out yesterday with its annual ranking of the country's best hospitals. Earning high marks (again) was Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The hospital ranked No. 9 this year in the magazine's "Honor Roll" of best hospitals. According to a Barnes-Jewish spoke ... More >>
myspace.com/theweightisoverTegaSt. Louis rapper Tega, of the group Da Camp, died last week from injuries suffered in a May 16 shooting in Wellston, reports the Post-Dispatch.The 25 year-old (given name Ortega Devon Henderson), died on Wednesday May 27 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.Da Camp is best known ... More >>
Egg donation, clearly, is not for everybody. Really, is there any woman in the world who relishes daily shots in the ass, wildly fluctuating hormones and a mildly-invasive surgery that involves a really, really long needle into the ovaries, not to mention a screwed-up menstrual cycle and several mon ... More >>
Six weeks ago incumbent Jim Shrewsbury looked like the favorite to win the race for president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen -- not least when comparing his campaign finance reports to those of challenger Lewis Reed. As of January 24, Shrewsbury boasted a war chest of $238,824, Reed $205,000. T ... More >>
Just in time for the worst storm in recorded history, Unreal catches up to Hash House Harriers, the drinking club with a running problem
Unreal snags the rare prostate interview, drops in on a lawyer's blog and cracks open a can of Dinty Moore beef stew (the linchpin of the Pontoon Beach Diet); plus, how many Post reporters does it take to tell us it's really frickin' cold?
Cha Yoon Sushi & Elixir Tea Bar, 4 N. Euclid Avenue, 314-367-2209
Unreal wants proof of this whole "Mars" thing; plus, Rochell Moore readies her arsenal of biblical curses (again), and we unveil the Official Unreal Wardrobe Malfunction Nipple Shield (just in time for Mardi Gras!)
Exxon pulled out of its Clinton County coal mine nearly a decade ago. Locals still live with the mess.
Two off-duty St. Louis County cops. One dangerous game.
He's a hero to some, a pain to others. Either way, he makes people very nervous.
Rich Balducci takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
Central West End
Even if the living-wage proposal passes, don't look for any drastic changes for many St. Louisans eking out a living on minimum pay
The theory behind Dr. Joel Cooper's lung-volume-reduction technique is as simple as closing a door
Things are looking up for the Arcade Building, but what will happen to the Marquette Building is anyone's guess; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
How a respected economist became St. Louis' No. 1 advocate for legalizing pot