The Caseyville Cafe (421 South Main Street, Caseyville, Illinois; 618-343-0911) underwent a major renovation in November as part of the reality restaurant makeover show Restaurant Impossible. The fruits of the show's labor will appear on television this Wednesday, March 13, at 9 p.m. on the Food Net ... More >>
There are a lot of missing details in the alleged beating of a 78-year-old woman in a Caseyville nursing home, but based on the official reports released so far, it's not looking good for the two suspects. Nina Dorsey, 46, and Julia Tillis, 43, are accused of forcibly removing a handicapped patien ... More >>
KellermanThe sheriff of Perry County, Illinois, was charged with indecent conduct last Friday by a Caseyville police officer who observed him engaging in a sex act with another man in a parking lot. In the early morning hours of December 16, Officer Gerard Spratt observed two males "on top ... More >>
blackmonsplazaeast.comPolice say the situation got a little too hot this weekend at Blackmon's and other East St. Louis clubs.East St. Louis police say they were under-staffed and ill-prepared to deal with a wave of violence that swept through the the city's late-night nightclubs early Saturday.A ... More >>
A story in today's Belleville News-Democrat with the headline "Police: Man cusses out Caseyville cops, kicks out patrol car window" grabbed our attention in a jiffy here at Daily RFT. The story tells of a wild night Saturday at Jack's Place Bar & Grill in Caseyville that ended in a fight in ... More >>
Image viaGet a load-a this piece of ass. PUN!A lady out in Caseyville, Illinois has taken in a stray donkey, but can't afford to feed or "geld" (meaning "de-bro-ify") him. So "Hobo" the donkey needs a new owner.Note: Hobo is truly a donkey. Daily RFT, fearing a bait-and-switch, was concerned he m ... More >>
image viaIs nothing sacred?Thomas Riner, who sorted mail at the U.S. Postal Service processing center downtown, was convicted in a federal court last Wednesday, November 10, of nine counts of mail tampering and one count of mail theft. All ten cases involved taking money and gift cards from b ... More >>
Police in Washington Park say the man electrocuted Saturday while trying to cut copper off power lines is part of a crime ring responsible for stealing metal from several sites in metro East St. Louis. The deceased, Larry Maradle Jr., was originally from Chicago. Police report that the 38-year-old w ... More >>
Something tells me this week's Ass Clown is going to be a landslide, but we'll let you the reader determine that. You know the rules: vote for the local yokel whose words or deeds you found to be the most humiliating and/or shameful.And the nominees... 1. Anthony McGowan: The Collinsville man arr ... More >>
kmov.comJohn ThorntonWashington Park Mayor John Thornton was found dead in his car this morning, the victim of two gunshots to the chest. As KMOV reports this morning, the mayor allegedly stopped in the 5 a.m. hour to pick up a pedestrian near the 4700 block of Caseyville Avenue.According to the ... More >>
Image Via He quiero'd Taco Bell a little too muchUsually, fugitives caught in a high-speed chase head south of the border, but a Taco Bell in Caseyville is where a police pursuit began last Thursday.The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Isaiah Ross, 20, of East St. Louis, got into an a ... More >>
Image via Jurorthirteen.comIn America's justice system, sometimes the innocent are proven guilty, sometimes the guilty are found innocent, and sometimes the guilty are so monumentally stupid that they defy all logic and common sense and make you wish for the ability to skip the trial completely a ... More >>
While all the women my age are mourning the Patrick Swayze of Dirty Dancing and Ghost, that's not the Dive Bomber Way. No, in light of Mr. Swayze's passing, I'm thinking about Road House, and the lessons it had for a young Missouri girl in the late 1980s, curious about the best friend a good time e ... More >>
thedonovan.comThe Belleville News-Democrat published a curious story this morning about St. Clair County's four year-long legal battle with a gun club in Caseyville. Since June 2001, the county has spent almost $200,000 in legal fees attempting to shutter a shooting range near Scott Air Force B ... More >>
Last week, the Cook County Sheriff's Department filed a federal lawsuit demanding that the creators of Craigslist.com take down their site's "erotic services" section, calling it "The largest source of prostitution in America."www.bnd.comApparently the fuzz in the Metro East community of Caseyville ... More >>
Did Lock 'Em Down Records exec Dewanzel Singleton lead a well-choreographed double life, or did the DEA finger an innocent man?
Transit chief Larry Salci knows he has his critics. Ask him if he cares.
Action shooting clubs are a blast all over the Midwest. Lock and load, baby!
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