Here's a horrible story. Yesterday, a 22-year-old black female named Renota Jones was standing in the middle of the street on the 8300 block of North Broadway in the Baden neighborhood, according to the city cops. At about 5:19 pm, a southbound Ford F-150 pickup truck smashed into her.
Two men were injured last night in separate shootings in North St. Louis. In the first, an unidentified 18-year-old black man told police a dark colored vehicle drove by and shot him in the leg at 10 p.m. The attack took place at 4240 East Kossuth Avenue in the Fairground Park neighborhood. The vict ... More >>
"Does that make sense?" asks Vara Lyons. "I'm trying to not sound like a cerebral art historian."
She can't help herself. Lyons is a legal assistant for the Community Affairs Bureau of City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office. She's also a self-described art history nerd whose life has been shad ... More >>
"The neighborhood itself is a nice neighborhood," says Simril. "It's got a few bad apples in it, but the citizen's patrol is trying to calm down the scene, and the last couple of months we've made progress." Most days for the past fifteen years, 57-year-old Tommy Simril has climbed into his 1 ... More >>
Last night's Cards game was a lesson in humility. Perhaps the bullpen can take notes on how to make a comeback during tonight's pregame ceremony, which honors a few local Marines who've battled back from war injuries that led to amputation and paralysis. The ceremony is part of the Marine Wee ... More >>
On June 3, a grand jury in St. Clair County indicted Reggie Allen for reckless homicide. They believed he used a pickup truck to mow down Anthony Rice outside an East St. Louis bikini bar back in October 2009 (check out our January cover story, "Left for Dead"). Since being indicted, Allen has tu ... More >>
reverbnation.com/fattbackDave HagertyPolice this week tell Daily RFT that they're "pursuing strong leads" in the search for the driver who killed musician Dave Hagerty early Sunday morning at the intersection of Manchester and Kingshighway. The 28-year-old and member of the band Fattback, was dri ... More >>
Image viaIt's one of the oldest tricks in the book for a good thief: create a distraction and strike when your victim is least expecting it.Perhaps with this in mind, an enterprising robber capitalized on a moment when his prey was very preoccupied Sunday eveningThe targets were custom ... More >>
Charles W. Kemp, 18, didn't have to pop the lock with a screwdriver, or bust out the window of the pickup he was trying to steal on Sunday morning. It was unlocked and the engine was already running.But while the theft might have appeared easy, Kemp probably didn't count on the truck's owner sh ... More >>