Talal Ahmed says he was just trying to get home one night last month during the height of the Ferguson protests. He was riding his bike through the Family Dollar parking lot across the street from his house in Jennings, located just blocks away from the apartments where Michael Brown was shot and k ... More >>
Following the most violent night in Ferguson since last Sunday, Governor Jay Nixon announced early Monday morning that he's sending National Guard troops to the troubled north county suburb. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organ ... More >>
Barely 24 hours after a Ferguson police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, his family wanted people to know two things. First, that they would like anyone who is sharing photos of Brown's lifeless body laying in the middle of Canfield Drive to take them down. Right now they're every ... More >>
Faring Purth's mural "Prime" sprawls across the south-facing wall of the Nebula Coworking building at the corner of Cherokee Street and Jefferson Avenue, but apparently its new neighbor across the parking lot, Family Dollar, threw a fit over an early version of the work. The problem? Just a little ... More >>
Last evening at around 7:15, city cops say, they fielded a call about gunshots up in the Mark Twain I-70 Industrial neighborhood, near the city's border with Pine Lawn. When officers arrived at the intersection of Darby Street and Natural Bridge Avenue (across from the Family Dollar store), they fou ... More >>
St. Louis police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man (right) believed to have robbed at least three area businesses. In each case the suspect has worn a wig, either a large Afro or gold dreadlocks. The latest robbery occurred July 29 when he held up the Penn Station East Coast Subs ... More >>
Hand over pimp shoes, go directly to jail.What a race! By a slim three percentage points Daily RFT readers this weekend voted Latasha Jewell McFarland as Ass Clown of the Week. McFarland earned the title after admitting last week in court that she forced a 13-year-old runaway into prostitution -- ... More >>
Man allegedly stole several bottles of Downy and Tide.This story is just sad. Yesterday around 1 p.m. a man and woman walk into a Family Dollar in Hazelwood with a young girl in tow. Employees say they saw the man stuff laundry detergent and fabric softener into his pants before leaving the store ... More >>
St. Louis PoliceJames T. DukeSt. Louis police last week arrested James T. Duke in connection with two robberies last month in which the suspect allegedly dressed in women's clothing and armed himself with a long-barreled gun. The robberies occurred January 3 and 4 when the 28-year-old Duke allege ... More >>
Cherokee Street is trying to reclaim its working-class heritage. But the power brokers have made their peace with poverty.
Home is where they have to take you in. But for the Roma refugees who've come to St. Louis, there's no such place.