Sorry, Daily RFT readers. Our stories about the Missouri Legislature are about to get much less interesting. Well, that's only if Missouri state senator Brian Nieves really is leaving the legislature. Nieves took to Facebook this weekend to write an ambiguous 1,607-word post saying he may or may n ... More >>
Some people go to nature and take photos of trees and lakes. Ellen Jantzen does, too -- but then she digitally reconstructs them to make something nobody has seen before. In an exhibition on display at the Bruno David Gallery until November 30, Jantzen uses photos she took of nature around Missouri ... More >>
Kevin Glaser -- the retired narcotics officer who politely addressed marijuana legalization advocates only to then blast them on Facebook -- was challenged to a public debate by John Payne, the Executive Director of Show-Me Cannabis. Glaser refused, but another drug cop has accepted the challenge to ... More >>
Earlier this year, we reported on the efforts of Maryland Heights-based company Westport Pharmaceuticals, rolling out its nasal decongestant called Zephrex-D. The product got a lot of attention because its makers say it's a powerful decongestant relief that is also formulated in a way to "block all ... More >>
What happens when you steal more than half a million dollars from the fire department you run? In the case of Eric Hinson, you get to spend 35 months in prison -- and have to pay the money back. Hinson, former chief of the St. Clair Fire Protection District and Ladue Fire Department, officials s ... More >>
On Christmas day of 2009, Missouri State Trooper Dennis Engelhard was killed in the line of duty while responding to an accident -- leaving behind his long-time spouse Kelly Glossip. Now, more than three years later, Glossip is still fighting to get basic "survivor benefits" that have been denied ... More >>
Vernell Loggins Jr. avoided the death penalty in court yesterday, instead receiving a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole for the 2009 murder of his girlfriend, Stephanie Fields. Prosecutors had sought the death penalty.Loggins stabbed Fields a reported 25 times and then dismemb ... More >>
LouFest 2012 has come and gone, and we have spilled one or two thousand words in the service of telling you our thoughts. But we are but one editorial entity, and there are no shortage of opinions out there. So we collected a few from the locals and visitors alike spending their weekends in Forest P ... More >>
Tim Fitch, chief of the St. Louis County Police Department, stood up at a press conference this morning and recounted the words of a local heroin user who was describing the very first time he ingested it: "I saw God." That user, Fitch says, needed to see God "again and again and again," so ... More >>
John RhodesRhodes calls this photo snapped last night "Iwo Jima in Reverse"Updated with response from ATS Daily RFT just had an amusing conversation with Washington councilman John Rhodes. Rhodes was driving through his Franklin County town around 10 p.m. last night when he saw the damnedest site ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergMeth lab detritus seized last year in Franklin County.For the tenth year in a row, Missouri led the nation in the number of meth lab seizures last year. In 2010, Missouri law enforcement busted 1,960 meth labs, a 10 percent increase over the 1,774 busts in 2009 and a 53 ... More >>
Keegan HamiltionTim Rickey's job is to stop animal fighting.In December, the ASPCA, or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, hired former Missouri State Highway Patrolman Terry Mills for a new position as Animal Fighting Specialist.As RFT staff writer Keegan Hamilton detailed ... More >>
Another day at the office.Brian Nieves has dodged a bullet, so to speak.On Friday the Franklin County prosecutor's office announced it will not seek criminal charges against the Republican state representative involving allegations that he roughed up and threatened with a gun a rival campaign wor ... More >>
Nieves: In for an awkward hearing this week.Daily RFT exclusive...The attorney representing political campaign worker Shawn Bell in an adult abuse case against state Rep. Brian Nieves (R - Washington) has subpoenaed Nieve's wife, Julie, to testify at a court hearing Thursday. Bell, of Jefferson C ... More >>
So, now the real story we meant to highlight in this morning's St. Louis Beacon before we got distracted. The article comes from political reporter Jo Mannies who ventured down to Washington yesterday to attend the prayer vigil for Brian Nieves, the Republican state senate candidate accused in a ... More >>
YouTubeNieves in a campaign commercial telling Barack HUSSEIN Obama to go 'eff himself.The man featured in a Tea Party movie discussing the possibility of the "patriot movement" taking up arms against the government, stands accused of brandishing a weapon against a member of his own party.[View v ... More >>
Image viaLet's be Blunt -- the Tea Party didn't stand a chance.The tea baggers don't mince words when it comes to Roy Blunt. Before yesterday's primary, a coalition of more than two dozen Missouri Tea Party organizations called the longtime Republican congressman "a career politician and Washingt ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergSgt. Jason Grellner says that few meth addicts actually commit suicide while in jail.Meth can really screw you up -- and we're not just talking about your teeth. Heart problems. Strokes. And, as the RFT's Keegan Hamilton reported in a feature story last month, the new shake-and ... More >>
Kornhardt was paid for the murder from the victim's life insurance policy.Eighteen years after the fact, the family of Danny Harold Coleman finally got some justice. Yesterday a federal jury convicted James K. Kornhardt and Steven A. Mueller of conspiracy to commit murder for hire and murder fo ... More >>
Astute city-watchers will have noticed some changes on the six-block stretch of South Grand Boulevard between Arsenal and Utah in the past few months: fewer driving lanes, new stoplight patterns, wider crosswalks and those weird little bulb things to keep impatient drivers from trying to cut ahead a ... More >>
Week of September 1, 2004
Nobody denies Debi Baker's talent with animals. Too bad she doesn't have the same gift with people.
Meet Dr. Michael Graham, the city medical examiner. He hears dead people.
Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.
So the Cardinals are taking bids. Good luck.
Week of February 7, 2001
Week of January 31, 2001