Two years after its mayor was sentenced for embezzling funds, the fire chief for Kinloch now faces similar allegations. Darran Kelley, the chief of the Kinloch Fire Protection District, was arrested yesterday and charged with three felony counts of wire fraud, one felony count of federal program t ... More >>
Is the Missouri Department of Revenue purposely tracking information about gun owners and sending documents off to the federal government or a private company? That's a question that Republican lawmakers in the state still seem to be asking this week after a resident hoping to get a concealed carry ... More >>
A 4.0 earthquake within the New Madrid Seismic Zone gently shook southeast Missouri Tuesday morning at 3:58 a.m. The quake was centered about nine miles east of Sikeston, Missouri, and no damage or injuries were reported.Just ten days ago, engineers, scientists, emergency first responders and ear ... More >>
Jim Youchoff and the Missouri Milita want you to know that they're not a pack of crazy racist right-wing extremists.Major Jim Youchoff is the commanding officer for the St. Louis Brigade of the Missouri Militia, and he looks exactly how you'd expect him to look, based on that title: 57 years ... More >>
Albert SamahaThe mangled wreckage of a red car illustrates the tornado's merciless power. The vehicle's other half was found nearly fifty yards away. EDITOR'S NOTE: The Riverfront Times' Albert Samaha traveled to Joplin this weekend, three weeks after the southwestern Missouri city was struck ... More >>
It's inevitable. Someday all this technology we love so much will turn on us and enslave us, and all sorts of badness will ensue. Author Daniel H. Wilson has thought about this a lot: The man has a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and once wrote a book called How to Survive a ... More >>
A family's beloved pet is safe today after being pulled out of the debris of their tornado-damaged home yesterday in Joplin. The 14-year-old Calico named Lavern had been missing since the May 22 twister leveled the town. Homeowner Terrla Cruse tells the Joplin Globe that she returned one last tim ... More >>
A University of Illinois study released last week reports that St. Louis, Memphis and other towns near the New Madrid fault line are ill-prepared for a possible 7.7 magnitude earthquake. The study commissioned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that such a temblor could leave 3,500 ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center has released a report suggesting that the number of extremist groups operating in the U.S. grew by 244 percent last year. According to the report, the number of these anti-government movements went from 149 in 2008 to 512 in 2009 -- an addition of 363 new groups in ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/florgAt least, that's what we're hearing from the Save the Children organization. Today the agency sent out a fear-mongering alarming notice (attached at the end of this post) stating that Missouri is "unprepared to protect children from disasters." According to Save the Children, ... More >>
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Good morning. Hope all is well, and as always, we here at Riverfront Times wish you the utmost health and safety while handling that chainsaw. To wit, we're proud to present the RFT "Press Release 'O the Day" from FEMA and the State of Missouri Emergency Management Act (SEMA). Yesterday the disaster ... More >>
Not going to Smashing Pumpkins on Wednesday night, November 26? A worthy alternative is a triple bill at the Duck Room featuring the Monads, the Feed and Ocean Rivals. Doors are at 8 p.m. All details arew below, in this fantastic poem -- penned courtesy of those lovable Monads. Twas the night before ... More >>
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Reduced Shakespeare's take on the movies ought to be re-shot
Time for this town to cash in on Hurricane Katrina
Week of November 22, 2000
Since the Flood of 93, Chesterfield boosters have used millions in public money to raise a levee and turn the bottomlands into a boomtown. But betting against the river is risky business.
New plans for a levee in St. Charles County raise concerns about flooding in Illinois and the completion of Missouri's popular Katy Trail
The earthquake hazard here may be greater than you think. And planning for it is less than you'd expect.
Hazelwood officials cast their lot with the developer of a controversial project in the flood-prone Missouri Bottoms. Their gamble is tearing the North County community apart.