A Wisconsin woman says she got robbed of a $19,000 diamond ring after she put up an ad on Craigslist, and was taken in by a bizarre and elaborate scam. Emily K. Graham needed some dough. She was going through a divorce and money was tight, so she decided to sell her engagement ring. A man contacted ... More >>
Lawrence Jones, a 79-year-old St. Louis county resident, admitted to police that he sexually assaulted the same horse on multiple occasions, officials say. "He was digitally penetrating the horse," Detective Sgt. Chris Evenson with the Bel-Ridge Police Department tells Daily RFT. "It's very strang ... More >>
The National Weather Service has released new information on the destructive storm that hit the St. Louis region last Friday -- and now says that a total of nine tornadoes reached the metro area. The most destructive EF3 tornado, which moved from St. Charles County to the city of St. Louis, travel ... More >>
Update: St. Louis county police have announced that Florissant resident Jerrin Brown, 32, has been charged in the homicide of Paul Moore, a twenty-year-old who, as we reported yesterday, showed up to a gas station early Sunday morning with gunshot wounds -- and soon after died. Our original coverage ... More >>
Need another reason to be scared of meeting strangers online? Daily RFT has got you covered! This cautionary tale -- unlike the recent Craigslist robberies in St. Louis -- is a story of online romance gone wrong. St. Louis County police officials say that a 24-year-old woman told them she met a man ... More >>
There are exactly 1,653 registered voters in the tiny municipality of Bel Ridge, Missouri. And so when the village decided to hold a special election in February 2010 to increase property taxes, the proposition was bound to be expensive on a per-vote basis. The St. Louis County Board of Election ... More >>
Q: How bad ass is America's Most Dangerous City? A: It employs members of a notoriously violent motorcycle gang as security guards!Take that, Detroit, Camden, Oakland and all you other cities that think you're so hard!As the Post-Dispatch details today, two of the five St. Louis men arrested ... More >>
The scene of the crime in Berkeley. Police have identified the man stabbed to death early yesterday morning in the north St. Louis suburb of Berkeley as 33-year-old Chester Johnson. Authorities responded to Johnson's apartment in the 6700 block of Larry Lane (right) around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday afte ... More >>
Now that the CityArchRiver 2015 group has whittled down to five the number of teams competing to redesign the Gateway Archgrounds, it seemed appropriate to take a peek into everybody's portfolio. Below Daily RFT has collated some images of projects completed elsewhere by each architecture team. St. ... More >>
photo by Keegan Hamilton Darran Kelly, chief of the Kinloch Fire Protection DistrictThe Kinloch fire station is one of the nicest buildings in town, but that doesn't mean it's in good shape. The heater is broken, some of the windows are boarded-up, and until recently, a blue tarp, dubbed " ... More >>
If you missed our post earlier this morning detailing the troubles of Kinloch Fire Protection District and their beef with St. Louis County and the developers at NorthPark, click here to check it out. The story touches on the astonishing level of urban decay Kinloch, the poorest of the 91 municipali ... More >>
The St. Louis police have been under state control since cops looked like this, a.k.a. the Civil War.One down, one to go. A bill that would turn oversight of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to city officials cleared a contentious committee meeting yesterday in the Missouri House. The ... More >>
St. Louis PoliceJames T. DukeSt. Louis police last week arrested James T. Duke in connection with two robberies last month in which the suspect allegedly dressed in women's clothing and armed himself with a long-barreled gun. The robberies occurred January 3 and 4 when the 28-year-old Duke allege ... More >>
Whatever your thoughts on the bearded robber, you can't say s/he isn't a "hustler."A thief masquerading as a woman (despite his facial hair described as a "goatee and/or light beard") has struck another St. Louis business. Police in Berkeley are looking for a man who entered the Hustler Hollywood ... More >>
The ArchiveThe Archive, a new used bookstore that claims to be "somewhere between Berkeley and Paris" but is actually at 3213-15 Cherokee Street, will be holding a preview night on Friday, January 15, which will feature artwork by two local artists (well, one local and one once-local). The bookst ... More >>
Photo: Todd OwyoungFrom last night's show at the Scottrade Center. See more photos of Green Day last night. Caveat: I've been a Green Day fan since 1994 or so. And so I have a sneaking suspicion that last night's Scottrade Center show wasn't for me - even though the band ran through plenty of ... More >>
Devante ThomasSixteen-year-old Devante Thomas, accused last week of shooting a Berkeley police officer, is in custody following a five-day manhunt. Thomas allegedly shot the cop Wednesday morning after the officer chased him into a north county cemetery. Thomas' mother had reported her son as "mi ... More >>
Police HandoutDevante ThomasThe sixteen-year-old suspected of shooting a Berkeley police officer has been caught, less than 24-hours after the incident occurred, reports the Post-Dispatch.Police report that Devante Thomas was captured around 10 a.m. in an area around Florissant. Thomas allegedly sho ... More >>
Moments ago we followed a Post-Dispatch article that reported sixteen-year-old Devante Thomas, accused of shooting a Berkeley police officer last night, has been caught. Apparently the P-D -- and we -- got that wrong. This just in from the St. Louis County Police Department spokesman Rick Eckhard.
PHOTOS AND REVIEW BY JASON TOON "In most cities in the Midwest," Dillinger Four's Paddy Costello said between songs Tuesday night, "the people we knew in '99, or especially '96, or even 2002, are all bike messengers in Berkeley now, delivering cocaine. Or they got some gig as a DJ in London and they ... More >>
You know, back when I started putting these together, I had thought to lead off with Larry Borowsky, since he's really the guy who gave me my start writing about the Cardinals. I was just a blogger over at Viva El Birdos, which Larry founded, and he asked me if I wanted to contribute to the front pa ... More >>
Ian FroebThen-Senator Barack Obama, shortly after falling in love with Pi.As George Mahe first reported on Feast last week, President Barack Obama has invited Delmar Loop pizza restaurant Pi (6144 Delmar Boulevard; Web site) to cook for him at the White House. Sommers dropped me a line today to repo ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer Silverberg Kinloch Mayor Keith ConwayIn this week's dead tree edition of RFT, I reported on the troubles facing the Kinloch police department, including a recent strike by the city's cops and allegations of unpaid wages and dangerous working conditions. On ... More >>
Week of June 15, 2006
Opera Theatre proves that less really is more with a brisk Jane Eyre
Shangri-La is a luscious slice of Americana
Zombies rise again, this time from Down Under
Week of July 6, 2005
Saturday, April 30; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Will the real Lavell Webb please stand up?
Gee whiz, Wally: the Beav talks to Unreal about psoriasis! Plus, we see how the Lou stacks up to Beantown, try to understand the appeal of the Pet Building and administer a Harold Ramis quiz
Three recent video releases have local ties
Despite the cost, local cops can't resist deadly pursuits
Protesters say pens are for sheep, not Bush critics
Electric Circus (MCA)
Two developers, three cities, the airport and the county are engaged in a dogfight over 438 acres of prime North County land. And there's plenty of sleaze to go around.
The facts about two high-profile police shootings remain muddled, but is a review panel really pressing for the truth?
Annette Green didn't have to die. Her death was a tragedy waiting to happen in St. Louis County's reckless war against two-bit drug dealers and addicts.
Bill Bangert wanted a world-class domed stadium in St. Louis County, but all he got was a tiny town. Now the 77-year-old dreamer is back in Missouri with a few more nutty ideas.
What Has Been the Most Remarkable Occurrence in St. Louis During Your Time Here?
St. Louis County cops earn the distrust of African-Americans
With a little help and a lot of determination, a group of young progressives brings an arts and social collective to the Hill neighborhood
Jobs are leaving, the tax base is shrinking and the population is dropping. North County is feeling the squeeze.