A 65-year-old woman says she's writing to Pope Francis for help after her priest banned her from taking communion at her mother's funeral. Carol Parker and her partner of 20 years, Josephine Martin, say that even after 12 years of attending mass and taking communion, it wasn't until their priest at ... More >>
A child abducted 13 years ago in Florida has turned up in northwestern Missouri, according to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Sandy Hatte, 60, was arrested for allegedly taking the child and bouncing around the country for 13 years -- that is, until a local school official took a look at t ... More >>
Big Boi of Outkast is headlining the first annual Memorial Day BBQ at Atomic Cowboy on May 27th. Danny Brown stops at Old Rock House on April 29th. Moe will headline the Summer Camp Music Festival May 24-26 in Chillicothe along with fellow jam bands, Umphrey's McGee and Trey Anastasio Band. More sho ... More >>
Earlier this week, we told you about the ongoing court battle centered on a 1990 murder case, with attorneys for accused killer Mark Woodworth now seeking testimony from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Since then, Daily RFT has heard from the family of victim Cathy Robertson -- and they are less than ... More >>
The attorneys for a Missouri man accused of murdering his neighbor more than two decades ago are seeking testimony from the man who was attorney general back in 1993 -- who just so happens to be current Governor Jay Nixon. "I wouldn't be doing my job for my client if I didn't try to do this," Robe ... More >>
A mudcat is a type of catfish that lives in the Spoon River in west-central Illinois. So it would make some sort of sense that Spoon River College, a community college with four campuses along said river, would adopt the mudcat as its mascot.Well, okay, it would make sense if you ignore the fact tha ... More >>
Last week's post about a St. Louis driver who defended himself -- and won! -- a trial vs. the city and a red-light camera ticket, generated lots of traffic on Daily RFT.So, here's another story that should rile up those of you who hate those pesky red-light cameras. In cities where the cameras ha ... More >>
Ever catch a 50-pound catfish with your bare hands? He has. So has his dad. And his granddad. And his aunts.
Some inmates tell horror stories about healthcare at the women's prison in Vandalia. Some didn't live to tell their tales.
With his snappy threads, fancy footwork and sordid past, Vance Thompson has cut a swath through St. Louis
Legal or not, a-noodling they will go
In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results
Ellen Reasonover has served 16 years of a life sentence for murder. But new evidence -- a secret tape and a forgotten memo -- suggests that the prosecution may have committed the real crime.