The country is broke, so when it comes to ripping off the IRS, the federal government isn't too proud to go after the small fish. Evelyn Silas, 53, was sentenced to fifteen months in prison for adding false information to twenty tax returns she filed for friends and family over a course of three ye ... More >>
Congratulations to St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Michael Wacha, who won more than 40 percent of the votes in the battle for the title of 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year.
Who had the biggest impact on St. Louis in 2013? You tell us. Mayor Francis Slay released the top five finalists for the 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year award Thursday, although only one is actually a person.
Rumors that an IKEA furniture store could open in St. Louis kept news outlets and Facebook campaigns busy for years before Swedish retailers made the deal official last week. Every few months, it seemed, a fresh whisper would reignite the blogs and comments in business gossip. But now that IKEA see ... More >>
If you've rented a limo in the last few years, you might want to change your credit-card number because a St. Louis-based limo service technology company was hacked, and data for thousands of credit cards for people who wanted to party like a rock star were compromised. According to Krebs on Securi ... More >>
Pro football player Ty Nsekhe was already having a rough summer before he put his cleats in his mouth via Twitter. Cut from the Rams practice squad in late August, Nsekhe apparently used his newfound free time to jump into a Twitter exchange Monday that culminated in the offensive tackle spouting ... More >>
If life in St. Louis is better than it was four years ago, it still ain't got nothin' on the summer of 1916--the last time we hosted the Democratic National Convention. You might remember that in 2010, St. Louis was a finalist to host the convention that brought 35,000 people to Charlotte, NC this ... More >>
Natalie MclauryMcMurphy's Grill (614 North 11th Street; 314-231-3006) is your normal restaurant in every sense of the word -- it has a diverse menu featuring everything from a pulled-pork pita to an Irish stew, and it's often bustling during the lunch hour. What sets the restaurant apart, howeve ... More >>
Image viaSince enrolling at Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2006, Entelleckt has released two mixtapes and interned at Boeing and Scottrade. He's a computer engineering major who takes breaks from studying to make music. Or perhaps he's a rapper who takes breaks from making music ... More >>
image viaIt's bubbly and green and kills fish and now it makes airplanes fly!The logic of this is impeccable: The price of oil -- and airplane fuel -- has gone through the proverbial roof (although at the rate it's going, in a couple of years, flying will become so expensive, nothing will get ... More >>
Bravo, St. Louis! We worked hard, and we did it: Men's Health has named us America's sixth-drunkest city -- and the drunkest city in the entire Midwest! Daily RFTSt. Louis: Where the squirrels go to hide their Everclear!But we can do better. What do Fresno, Reno, Billings, Riverside and Aus ... More >>
Image viaBoeing wasn't exactly flyin' high in the late 90s and early aughts.A new book on Boeing -- St. Louis' second largest employer -- documents its tumultuous period between 1996 and 2006, when it merged with MacDonnell Douglas, dealt with strikes and saw high-level managers ensnared in ethic ... More >>
John F. McDonnellWashington University will announce today that John F. McDonnell and the foundation of his late-father James S. McDonnell will donate $60 million to the school. The money from McDonnell and the JSM Charitable Trust is the second-biggest gift the university has ever received. Most ... More >>
Phantom RayYesterday Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems (located right here in St. Louis) unveiled its new unmanned jet, the Phantom Ray.The aircraft is scheduled to make its first flight in December and could one day be used for surveillance and reconnaissance, intelligence gathering, suppressi ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this new weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' reco ... More >>
The original Green Hornet fought crime, not pollutants.A Boeing fighter jet manufactured right here in St. Louis is scheduled to take flight today (Earth Day) using a biofuel blend of jet fuel. The experiment is part of the Navy's goal to incorporate more green technology into the armed forces. T ... More >>
Photo by Kristen HinmanErnestine Isaiah and Bobbie Sykes clean out the greenhouse to put down compost.When the compost arrived at the City Greens garden one late-February morning, the Midtown Mamas were all fired up about working it into their beds. Did it matter that the mercury had only risen t ... More >>
Photo Via BoeingThe Boeing C-17 is slated to be retired, but around 1,000 jobs in St. Louis are tied to the project. The Boeing C-17 is on the chopping block. It is supposed to be retired according to the Department of Defense budget for 2011.But Missouri senator Claire McCaskill is among those w ... More >>
Busy as we've been with our Brad Pennies(TM), Unreal nearly missed this news about Boeing and its long-awaited 787 jetliner.stltoday.comSay what? Yes, the 787's maiden voyage had been pegged for 2007. But last time Unreal looked, the plane was still headed for the production line.
Among the cuts Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed in his 2010 budget in April was for funding of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter plane. Yesterday Missouri Senator Kit Bond and several colleagues sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee to restore funding for the F/A-18 and, i ... More >>
You may have had your fill of the Boeing vs. Northrop Grumman/European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) air force tanker brouhaha. But I don't recall reading as many specifics of Boeing's protest as former RFT staffer Mike Seely offers in a blog post at our sister paper Seattle Weekly. Seely sp ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, February 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
I wish you could've been there. Last night Andrew Carroll and Jeff Shaara took the mic at the main branch of the St. Louis Public Library downtown and told the story of how Operation Homecoming came to be. The book, in case you haven't heard of it, is subtitled Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, ... More >>
Unreal shills for Boeing (in song!), gets the straight poop on irritable bowel syndrome and sniffs out a local blogger. Plus: Is this billboard for a childhood center -- or a hot new album?
It's been six months since John Mullen was served up an arsenic cocktail. So whodunit?
On the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' achievement, the St. Louis Science Center reaches new heights
Protesters say pens are for sheep, not Bush critics
If you must drop a bomb, drop it here -- not there
It's all in the family at Engineered Support Systems
Spielberg, once more, is caught up in the thrill of the chase
Popular Post columnist comes clean, unleashing a cavalcade of confessions
St. Louis loses one of its best make-out spots, another casualty of airport expansion
Boeing triumph touches Bond's political Seoul
Five Ford-tough choices follow decision to close Hazelwood plant
Cardinals owner William DeWitt Jr. catches up with an old friend
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000
New plans for a levee in St. Charles County raise concerns about flooding in Illinois and the completion of Missouri's popular Katy Trail
A statewide fight over the biggest-ever water-rate-increase request could spill over into St. Louis County
Jobs are leaving, the tax base is shrinking and the population is dropping. North County is feeling the squeeze.
Twenty minutes from downtown, the $300 million MidAmerica Airport is ready and waiting for business -- any business. Trouble is, Lambert is killing its chances of attracting commercial traffic.