Are we really living out country songs here in Missouri? Hound dogs, pickup trucks, moonshine and the works, to the extent of being the third-most country-fried state in the nation? Armed with tons of data, national real estate site Estately challenges that it's possible. Oh, joy. We've been burned ... More >>
An 83-year-old nun was walking to church when a man armed with a screwdriver robbed her of her bag and wallet before getting away in an SUV driven by another man. The incident happened at St. John the Baptist Church early Thursday morning. As the nun was walking into the rectory, a man pushed her i ... More >>
The body of 16-year-old Chauncey Brown, who was reported missing on Friday, was located Saturday in the rear of the 4700 block of Cote Brilliante. St. Louis Metropolitan Police say the teen was found face down with an apparent gunshot wound in the chest. Another 16-year-old black male has been take ... More >>
Last week, Kieran Hebden from Four Tet announced a new single entitled "The Track I've Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room." It's an okay track with an awful title, but you have to give Hebden props for taking the plunge. Here a ... More >>
I have been attending the St. Louis Auto Show for probably twenty years now. I can recall back when the Caprice-based Impala was a concept. The Viper and Sunfire as well. The Acura NSX. And I saw them all, live and in person. Over acres and acres of jam-packed floor space. Every manufacturer and n ... More >>
Police were called to the 6200 block of Famous Avenue in Dogtown on Tuesday for a reported burglary in progress. When they arrived just after noon, the burglary turned into a shoot-out and pursuit that still continues today.According to the police incident summary, the responding officers, a 48-year ... More >>
A lot has been made about Albert Pujols' struggles at the plate this year. After 28 games as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, Pujols is hitting just .196 with seven RBI's. (He did hit a home run yesterday, ending his longest drought without a homer.)Still the questions persist: Is Pujols putting ... More >>
Oy. Every year I keep hoping for a great return to form, and every single year I am disappointed. The Super Bowl was played yesterday -- you may have heard something about it -- and it turned out to not only be a rematch of the 2008 game between the Patriots of New England and the New York G ... More >>
Daily RFT doesn't know jack about cars. So when STL Motorsports called a press conference to roll out an obscenely high-end vehicle last week, we knew whom to send: Alex Macfarlane, the local 27-year-old whose attempt to win an outlaw cross-country car race in 2010 become the subject of our feature, ... More >>
Illinois State Police have seized 743 pounds of cannabis valued in excess of $3.4 million during two traffic stops along Interstate 70 in metro East St. Louis within the past 30 days. On August 29, District 11 troopers stopped a silver Ford pickup on I-70 near Troy and located 633 pounds of can ... More >>
Yes, many rent-a-cops are harmless, but some are armed and semi-dangerous.Just how brazen are St. Louis thugs? Here's an example from early this morning: A little after midnight, an eighteen-year-old male was talking to a security guard for an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Hodiamont in n ... More >>
One month ago today we brought you a hip-hop ode to the 99 problems experienced in the average Whole Foods parking lot. The boys of Fog and Smog are gettin' real after losing the parking space they wanted to a sneaky black Prius. Oh, the driver of that black Prius, Delia Brown, has a few things to ... More >>
Anna Moffatt and Eric Sargent in Tulsa. Courtesy of the Dive Poets.Roughly half of St. Louis' finnest fiddlin' folk/Americana outfit, the Dive Poets, took to the road recently -- Jeff York and Renato Durante stayed home with new babies, and Eric Sargent, Karl Eggers and Anna Moffatt comprised ... More >>
The Ford Taurus was the most-stolen vehicle in Missouri last year.The Missouri Insurance Information Service reports that 15,640 vehicles were stolen in Missouri in 2010. Nearly half (47 percent) of those vehicle thefts occurred inside the borders of St. Louis and Kansas City. The good news? The ... More >>
Sinquefield's 2008 Bentley Continential Flying Spur could provide the city with $3,000 in taxes this year -- if he registered it in St. Louis.The man who's poured millions of dollars of his own money into an effort to change the tax structure in St. Louis is not registered to vote in St. Louis, e ... More >>
They were out joyriding in a red Dodge Charger when two kids from East St. Louis -- ages 12 and 13 -- allegedly stopped by a home in rural East Carondelet, Illinois, and fired a flare. The device caught a shed on fire with the flames quickly moving on to the home. Inside were 13 dogs -- a dozen mini ... More >>
Left, toward Kentucky.So, here's an interesting twist to the political story du jour in Jefferson City. As you probably know, legislators are meeting in a special session this week to consider offering Ford $15-million in annual tax-incentives for a decade if it upgrades its Claycomo assembly pla ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHave station wagon, will travel. Attention, unemployed journalists everywhere! Tom Uhlenbrock has figured out how you can keep your credibility and your expense account: Get hired by the government. OK, it might not work for everybody, but it worked for the veteran travel writer. ... More >>
Charles W. Kemp, 18, didn't have to pop the lock with a screwdriver, or bust out the window of the pickup he was trying to steal on Sunday morning. It was unlocked and the engine was already running.But while the theft might have appeared easy, Kemp probably didn't count on the truck's owner sh ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
9 p.m. Friday, September 18. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
8 p.m. Saturday, August 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
en.wikigta.orgEver wonder how one of Detroit's finest automobiles became the stripped hoopty cruising down Kingshighway? According to data compiled by a Missouri insurance group, it's because the Show-Me State's car thieves love to swipe rides that were made in the USA.The most popular ... More >>
Lose your Cadillac Escalade in a drug bust, and you're a completely innocent party? The DEA wants to know!For the past several weeks the Drug Enforcement Administration has been running advertisements in the Wall Street Journal and other national publications asking people to identify thousands of i ... More >>
Sure, the Toyota Prius is wildly popular for its fuel-saving technology, but perhaps its popularity is due just as much to what it says about its driver: "I'm saving the environment. And I'm better than you."There were other cars, before the Prius rolled across America, that inspired a cult followin ... More >>
The Post-Dispatch is out with an article today on my favorite suburban politician, John Hoffmann. Hoffmann is running for mayor of Town & Country in next Tuesday's election, and one could safely say that he's shaking things up in the notoriously buttoned-down suburb. As we've written on this her ... More >>
A man in southwestern Illinois is blaming the sleeping pill Ambien for a recent brush with the law. The man says he took the drug and the next thing he remembered was waking up in a jail cell where police charged him with attempting to break into a home and resisting arrest. The man aptly calls his ... More >>
The local daily's diva of dish, Deb Peterson, served up a huge piece of dookie this morning on local lobbyist Lou Hamilton. As Peterson recounts, some punks made off with Hamilton's 2004 GMC Yukon Denali earlier this week. Pilfered it right from his mansion on Westminster Place.The cops later found ... More >>
Its time to celebrate!
A couple of sad stories, both from the Post-Dispatch. The manager of Suzy's Market & Deli near Carondelet Park was killed during a robbery yesterday. Today an SUV ran into the patio outside Il Vicino in Clayton, seriously injuring two diners. -Ian Froeb
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