Here's one way to successfully rob a bank, courtesy of the Columbia, Illinois Police Department: Put on a gray wig and red lipstick and hand the teller a note stating your intentions (and the fact that you have a gun). And with a good enough disguise, you just may escape the scene of the crime wit ... More >>
Try Googling 'Rally Saint Louis.' In between recent news items about a shooting at a local fast food chain and a final campaign push from Todd Akin, you'll see that a new organization seeking to market and promote St. Louis' reputation has gained an enthusiastic following. Rally Saint Louis held t ... More >>
CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for a felony conviction in an attempted robbery this morning at a Commerce Bank. A woman entered the Commerce Bank in Richmond Heights (7901 Clayton Road) this morning at 9:45 a.m. and presented a note to a teller that demanded money. The note further indica ... More >>
In the St. Louis metropolitan region, there appear to be two types of bank robbers. First, there are the traditional types who hit various branches in the city, clad in pedestrian bank-robbing garb like old-man masks, ski caps and McDonald's uniforms. Then, there is another, higher class o ... More >>
It can't be said enough: Sexually active people must know whether they have HIV or other sexually-transmitted infections. It's the first and most crucial step in preventing the spread of these infections and in seeking treatment when it's needed."Forty-five percent of new cases [of HIV] are from ... More >>
Tomorrow afternoon and into the night, Atomic Cowboy will host the highly anticipated festival Hip Hoppers Holiday II. The local portion of the lineup is the cream of the live hip-hop crop: The Force, Midwest Avengers, Black Spade, Scripts 'n Screwz, Safety Words, Illphonics -- and that's jus ... More >>
He walked into the Commerce Bank in Creve Coeur just before noon today carrying a small handbag and wearing dark sunglasses. The man handed the teller a note to hand over cash. He then strutted out of the bank untouched. More details and photos available at bandittrackerstlouis.com.
Darth Vader Pez Dispenser: "Impressive."Have fun this weekend, but don't go broke. Here are our ten suggestions for weekend entertainment that will cost you $10 or less. Eighteenth-annual National PEZ Convention at the Marriott St. Louis West (Saturday) If you remember our 2007 feature story ... More >>
Photo: Egan O'KeefeCo, right and Pittman, at the start of last year's ride. See more St. Louis World Naked Bike Ride photos.You don't have to worry about what to wear to the World Naked Bike Ride through St. Louis this summer, which has been moved up from its usual August date to June 19.Co-coord ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons/flickrIn this week's RFT Summer Guide, we highlighted some of many outdoor concert series taking place around town in the next few months. One of the more intriguing events is the Post Performances, a monthly marriage of art and music to be held at the Old Post Office Plaza ... More >>
St. Louis Police are looking for the man above who they believe robbed a Fed Ex/Kinko's at 700 Olive last Thursday. They also suspect he has pulled off the following heists: June 17 robbery at Walgreens, 3631 Gravois August 1 robbery at Deals, 3148 S. Kingshighway August 8 r ... More >>
Photos courtesy FBIWhat do you expect of a gangsta?I tend to ignore most breaking news releases asking the public for help tracking down armed robbers. But this one about a robbery today of a Commerce Bank in suburban Webster Groves is just too good to pass up -- if only because of the "Gan ... More >>
Roller derby's St. Louis roots run deep. Now a new generation of skaters vows to bring this rock-'em sock-'em sport back to life.
Make Sweet Meat proud in the KSHE 95 March Bandness: Tournament of Rock; plus, give us your juiciest Berger Bite, check out some cranky public art and a Branson Idol hopeful -- and don't pack heat in Dierbergs
Lindenwood University's president may be a genius, a savior and a visionary. He may also be higher ed's worst nightmare.
Some uninvited guests are the cherry on the Sunday at the Slammies Music Showcase