• Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Fundraiser Aims to Keep "Pants Up, Don't Loot" Billboard in Florissant As Long As Possible

    An online fundraiser to put up a Florissant billboard aimed at Ferguson protesters has reached its $3,000 goal and is still raising money with 31 days left. The Indiegogo campaign aims to put up a billboard in Florissant, a St. Louis suburb near Ferguson, that reads, "#PantsUpDon'tLoot." The promis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    More St. Louis Churches to Offer Prayer Vigils, Shelter After Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

    Religious groups are preparing for the unrest, protesting and, possibly, violence that many fear will erupt in St. Louis after a grand jury decides whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should face charges for fatally shooting unarmed teen Michael Brown. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Doughnut Is...

    Gut Check readers are pretty vocal when it comes to doughnuts. We're always hearing about new places all over the city and county, especially when we do our delicious blind taste tests. The vote is in, though, and there's one place we'll definitely be going to soon. See also: A Blind Taste Test of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Mo. Supreme Court Won't Take Up Red Light Cameras; Most Laws Remain Invalid

    For years those both in opposition and in favor or red light cameras have complained that the fate of the controversial devices won't be decided until the Missouri Supreme Court weighs in on the matter. Yesterday that wait grew indefinitely longer when the state's highest court denied taking up appe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Red-Light Cameras Legal, Court of Appeals Affirms, But Fight Will Continue (UPDATE)

    Update below: The Missouri Court of Appeals has once again ruled that the controversial red-light cameras are legal and that municipalities have a right to regulate traffic in this manner. The decision today -- affirming key parts of a lower court's dismissal -- is tied to a Florissant case challeng ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Florissant City Council Approves New Rally's

    After a vote Monday night at the Florissant City Council meeting, Rally's Hamburgers has been approved to move into 2182 North Highway 67. The petition was approved by the planning and zoning commission in July. Rally's is apparently looking to elevate its brand nationwide and wants this location to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: June 21 to 23

    This weekend, look forward to Tour D'Onut, the Francis Park Grub and Groove, a Sustainable Backyard Tour, Fiesta in Florissant and more. Bottoms up, everyone! The weekend awaits along with our suggestions, right after the jump. See also: - Guide to Lafayette Square - Endangered Wolf Center Announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Did Jerrin Brown Shoot, Kill Paul Moore As Retribution For Past Crime? (UPDATE)

    Update: St. Louis county police have announced that Florissant resident Jerrin Brown, 32, has been charged in the homicide of Paul Moore, a twenty-year-old who, as we reported yesterday, showed up to a gas station early Sunday morning with gunshot wounds -- and soon after died. Our original coverage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    January 2013 Openings & Closings

    We'll begin the January 2013 accounting of openings and closings with some news from our friends at Sauce: Kaslik Restaurant is now open, serving Middle Eastern cuisine, at 8141 North Lindbergh Boulevard in Florissant. Owner Wesam Hamed was previously an owner and the chef at Layla Lebanese Restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Hokkaido Steak & Sushi Buffet Opening Second Location In South County

    A second location of Florissant Asian buffet restaurant Hokkaido Steak & Sushi Buffet (660 North US Highway 67, Florissant; 314-921-6666) is currently under construction in Concord Plaza Shopping Center at South Lindbergh Boulevard and Baptist Church Road in south county. Currently butcher paper co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Former Teacher and Tennis Coach Gets 12 Years for Child Porn

    Richard "Dick" Ambler is 50 years old and (until recently) a Florissant resident. He is married and has two children. He used to coach tennis at Lutheran North High and would sometimes sub in the Parkway School District. Also, by the time the FBI caught up with him this year, he'd managed assemble a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Judge Upholds Ellisville's Red Light Cameras

    St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Thea Sherry is the latest Missouri magistrate to rule in favor of the constitutionality of red light cameras. Judge Sherry dismissed a class-action lawsuit October 30 that challenged Ellisville's ordinance allowing for the controversial cameras. Her ruling marks the fif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Bubblehead or Tragic Medical Condition?: FAQs on Hydrocephalus

    In last week's paper we told you about five St. Louis ghost stories that just won't die. One was the sad tale of "The Bubbleheads," a mythical family in north county with heads the size of pumpkins. Urban legend has it that their deformity was caused by experimental drugs or inbreeding. Other theo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Tidbits: Dog Town Opens, Selam Ethiopian Restaurant Closes

    - North St. Louis County has a new hot-dog joint: Dog Town opened two weeks ago at 2182 North Highway 67 in Florissant. (The space was previously the second location of White Barn and, before that, a Rally's.)

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Scumbag Scammers Claim to be Collecting for Officer Mike Vernon

    Someone is calling people to solicit donations for injured Florissant patrolman Mike Vernon, who doctors fear may be paralyzed. They're bold scoundrels, even claiming to be Florissant police officers themselves in some cases.

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    April 19, 2012
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    November 30, 2011

    Ten Suspects Netted in FBI Heroin Sting

    Members of an FBI task force blanketed the St. Louis metropolitan region during the early hours of yesterday morning in a three-county sting operation in attempt to dismantle a heroin trafficking ring. The roundup resulted in ten arrests in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Danielle Burnett-Famous: Pregnant Woman Shot Dead in Lafayette Square

    Police have made public the name of the pregnant woman shot dead yesterday in the parking lot of the WireWorks Lofts in Lafayette Square (below).​Danielle Burnett-Famous, 29, was shot in the face around 5:30 p.m. and later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Her unborn child also died as a result ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: June 24-26

    Steve TruesdellArch Rival Roller Girls at a previous PrideFest parade​This weekend, there are plenty of sights to see around town, surrounded by drinks aplenty and even more opportunities to eat. From the Arch Rival Roller Girl Jello Wrastlin' Fundraiser at FUBAR to PrideFest 2011 in Tower Gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Gabriel Noldin: St. Louis Homicide No. 61; Shot Dead in North City's College Hill Neighborhood

    Wow. It's been a rough 24 hours for guys from Florissant. First, St. Louis County Police announce that Demarcus Lowery, of Florissant, was shot and killed this morning in north county. Now St. Louis Metropolitan Police report that another Florissant man -- Gabriel Noldin -- died yesterday following ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Hockey Fans Screwed Out of Car They Won at Bandits Game

    ​Mary Mueller's father is a retired pilot, and she remembers the day when he taught her how to build a paper airplane. The secret, she says, is the extra horizontal fold that causes each wing to jut upwards. So when Mary Mueller's custom-built plane sailed through the sunroof of a 2010 Chevy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    UPDATE: Florissant Sued Over Law Allowing Mayor to Remove Political Yard Signs

    Mayor Robert Lowery​Update: In a statement emailed to Daily RFT yesterday, Mayor Robert Lowery calls the complaints filed against him and Florissant a "ridiculous lawsuit" that will "cost the city thousands of dollars to defend." Additional response from the mayor incorporated into this updated po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Raymond Jackson: St. Louis Homicide No. 130; Found Shot in Car

    Another day, another Florissant man found murdered in a vehicle in St. Louis. St. Louis police report finding Raymond Allen Jackson, 41, shot to death in the driver's seat of his car. The murder occurred around 7:45 p.m. yesterday in the 1200 block of Amherst (below) near Skinker and Page.​Police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Welcome Your New Robot Overlords at SLCC This Weekend

    image via​The revolution isn't here yet, but rest assured, it's coming. The St. Louis Regional FIRST Tech Challenge qualifiers take place this Saturday at St. Louis Community College's Florissant campus. That means the best and brightest 14-to-18-year-olds will be showcasing the rob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Baboon Makes Ass of St. Louis -- Now Updated

    Not the actual Florissant baboon.​UPDATE: Kudos to Daily RFT's very smart reader "Shelley" -- this thing was, indeed, a hoax on the part of a schoolgirl. Apparently, kids will do anything for attention these days, to the point of downloading photos from nature websites and passing them off their o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    First Robber of the Year Hits St. Louis Bank; Daily RFT Spots Trend, Offers Solution

    The St. Louis bureau of the FBI reported the first local bank robbery of 2010 on Wednesday. ​The heist occurred at the Neighbors Credit Union on New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. Other than the robber's skin tone, below is the full description of the perp as stated on, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Review Preview: Pearl Café

    Jennifer Silverberg​This week I visit Pearl Café, a Thai restaurant that opened earlier this year at 8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard in Florissant:The Thai restaurant Pearl Café doesn't hide so much as hunker down -- one more squat, featureless building on a long stretch of Lindbergh Boulevard lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    St. Louis County Police Now Have Crime-Mapping Database

    The St. Louis County Police Department has joined the ranks of their comrades in blue in the city and created a crime-mapping database for use by the public. ​The database (viewable at features crime happenings for the past 90 days in municipalities patrolled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    A New Style of Bowling from Down Under

    An Australian bowler is literally putting a new spin on the sport this week in a tournament in Los Angeles. Competing in the Denny's Dick Weber Open (so named after the pride of Florissant, Missouri, and Hall-of-Fame bowler Dick Weber) is Jason Belmonte, a young hurler from Down Under who is lightin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Group Wants Audit of Florissant, a.k.a. Miss USA 2004's Hometown

    A group calling themselves Friends of Florissant has delivered 3,211 signatures to Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee requesting that her office audit the north county suburb. Friends of Florissant has a complete list of grievances on its Web site, but here are a few of the highlights they wan ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2008

    Animal Magnetism

    Flock to Florissant

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Sideshow Freaks at Cicero's, Sideshow Banners in South City, Grand Opening at The Stable, Fiesta in Florissant

    Good morning St. Louis! The first weekend of summer is over. Over! Hope you enjoyed it. On Friday morning, federal officials announced they had found the person who allegedly burned out the Copia Winery and Urban Market. You could have guessed it -- the person charged with the crime of arson was ... More >>

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    May 2, 2007
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    February 7, 2007
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    December 6, 2006

    (Clap), (Clap), (Clap), G-O!

    To Florissant for fun-o

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    October 4, 2006
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    July 5, 2006
  • Calendar

    March 8, 2006

    Magical Mystery Tour

    Meet the Spencers

  • Calendar

    June 22, 2005

    Garden State

    Many gardens, four tours

  • News

    September 22, 2004


    Week of September 22, 2004

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    April 28, 2004

    Where's Florissant?

    Some Lou denizens feel dissed by Miss USA (but Unreal still loves her!), a Pattonville student is treated criminally, and an 84-year-old grandma praises the Rams in song; plus, we clock local athletes on our gaydar

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Batting Cage

    Par-Tee Recreation Center Inc.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • News

    June 6, 2001

    Taking the Plunge

    St. Louis' suburban cities have been competing for years to build the biggest and best places to play. Around here, keeping up appearances is serious business.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Politician

    Florissant Mayor James J. Eagan

  • News

    August 9, 2000

    Daycare Nightmares

    In response to growing demand, the number of daycare facilities in Missouri is increasing each year. So are the problems.

  • News

    August 2, 2000

    Gun Club

    Overland wasn't the only city helping put guns on the streets

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    February 2, 2000


    Making fast friends with the noble greyhound

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    December 22, 1999


    Jobs are leaving, the tax base is shrinking and the population is dropping. North County is feeling the squeeze.

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    August 18, 1999
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