Last week Riverfront Times told you about Bitter Brew, the new biography of the Busch family that comes out this month from publisher HaperCollins. But Bitter Brew isn't the first book to examine St. Louis' first family of beer, nor is it the only book about the brewer to go on sale this fall. Under ... More >>
Missouri's interminable dioxin problem is alive and oozing in Wildwood.
The latest controversy is over the Environmental Protection Agency official who's been working for decades on cleaning up the dioxin contamination of Times Beach and more recently assessing the Wildwood development site of Stre ... More >>
Federal prosecutions against financial institutions are ticking downward across the country, but the Eastern District of Missouri is defying that trend, nearly matching New York City's district in per-capita charges against banks so far this year.
A report released last week by the Transactional Re ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThis dog used to belong to the Schindlers. Was he abused?This week's cover feature, Screw the Pooch, examines the prickly issue of puppy mills in Missouri. Though the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act -- Proposition B -- was passed by a narrow margin of voters, there is talk in ... More >>
Image viaThe motto of East St. Louis School District 189?It's never a good sign when a public agency refuses to turn over financial information for a newspaper's public records request. Logic says if there's nothing to hide, then why not hand over the data as required by law?Since East St. Louis ... More >>
This week's RFT feature story, "Meltdown in Venice" features Larry Burgan of Granite City, Illinois, and his fight to prove that his former employer is responsible for radiation poisoning that he believes damaged his health and the health of those who live nearby the factory.Here's a video interview ... More >>
St. Louis-based Veterans for Peace is circulating a letter it plans to to send President Barack Obama demanding that the White House release photos of abusive treatment of detainees at the hands of U.S. troops. Obama had supported the release of the pictures to the public, but changed his mind in Ma ... More >>
The family of the gravely ill James Markham expected the hospital to take every available step to keep the 74-year-old alive. When the end came, however, the Markhams were denied not only the decision to stop lifesaving measures but even the chance to say
Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.