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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
- 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.)
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Steve TruesdellArch Rival Roller Girls at a previous PrideFest paradeThis 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mayor Robert LoweryUpdate: 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 >>
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 >>
image viaThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 BanditTrackerStLouis.com, a ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThis 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 >>
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 maps.stlouisco.com/police/index.html) features crime happenings for the past 90 days in municipalities patrolled ... More >>
Former St. Louis archbishop Raymond Burke is back in the news. Burke, who now serves on the Vatican's high court in Rome, says President Obama "could be agent of death" if other countries follow the president's support for abortion rights. State officials will no longer circulate the controversial m ... More >>
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 >>
www.shandi.infoFlorissant: What would Shandi do?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 sit ... More >>
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To Florissant for fun-o
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Meet the Spencers
Many gardens, four tours
Week of September 22, 2004
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
Par-Tee Recreation Center Inc.
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.
Florissant Mayor James J. Eagan
In response to growing demand, the number of daycare facilities in Missouri is increasing each year. So are the problems.
Overland wasn't the only city helping put guns on the streets
Making fast friends with the noble greyhound
Jobs are leaving, the tax base is shrinking and the population is dropping. North County is feeling the squeeze.