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Google Street View

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Non-Profit Rallies to Save the World's Largest Catsup Bottle

    Earlier this week we reported that the World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville is for sale (along with a warehouse) for $500,000. There is a non-profit organization that doesn't own any of the landmark but advocates for it and holds the annual festival. We spoke to president Mike Gassman about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Controversy Erupts Over Reopening of Bengoni's, Beloved Institution in Overland

    From 1982 until the early 2000s, Bengoni's Restaurant was the place to go in Overland. Teenagers took their prom dates there, families gathered to celebrate communions and commencements -- it was an institution. "The salads were superb, their pizzas were great. They just had really good Italian fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Fort Taco Approved for Former Rally's Space in Brentwood

    There have been signs up on the long-vacant former Rally's location in Brentwood for a while now, but the city's Planning and Zoning Commission has just approved a conditional use permit for Fort Taco to go ahead at 8106 Manchester Road. See also: Walnut Grill Opening in Ellisville in Former Chevy' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    The Best Restaurant Pork Steaks in St. Louis

    It's not a St. Louis summer without some pork steaks on the grill. Outsiders may not understand it, but boy, are they missing out. Grilling isn't everyone's forte, though, so we've rounded up some great places around town to get that perfect pork steak without all the work. Let us know your favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Cornealious Michael Anderson III, Freed from Prison, Reunites with Family

    Yesterday morning, Cornealious Michael Anderson III woke up in a prison cell at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Missouri. He said corrections officers threw him in "the hole," or solitary confinement -- he wasn't sure why. He didn't get breakfast. Fast-forward several hours, and An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Strange Donuts Approved for Second Location in Kirkwood

    Speculation has been rampant ever since Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard) announced it would expand to a second location after only a few months in business. Soon fans were guessing Kirkwood would be the place -- it's fairly central and is similar in feel to Mapelwood, home of the original. Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Belleville Arrest Now Viewable in Google Street View

    In May Daily RFT told you about a motorist in Belleville, Illinois, whom police had handcuffed on the curb when the Google Maps car just happened to drive by. We heard about the incident from former Riverfront Times contributor Robin Wheeler, who was sitting on her front porch at the time and chron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    George Clark Stabbed, Found Dead In The Street (Homicide No. 79)

    A 37-year-old man was stabbed in the lower ribs and died on 2800 block of Miami Street on Sunday, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. George Clark, of the 3200 block of Dakota Avenue, was found by officers and was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Former St. Louis Priest Gets Probation for Providing Teen with Drugs, Nipple Piercing

    A former St. Louis priest was sentenced Thursday to four years probation on charges related an inappropriate relationship with a sixteen-year-old altar boy. Though acquitted of outright sexual abuse in July, Fr. Robert Charles Manning was convicted on two charges of contributing to the delinquency ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia Proposes Limits On Adults Without Children In City Parks

    6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia wants to keep adults off the monkey bars, slides, and other playground equipment in city parks. A proposed bill would empower police hit violators with up to a $500 fine. "In a perfect world we wouldn't have to legislate on this at all," she tells Daily RFT. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Google Street View Car Drives By As Cops Handcuff Man On The Ground in Belleville

    Soon, it may be really easy to locate Belleville, Illinois, resident Robin Wheeler's house on Google Maps' "Street View." Just look for a handcuffed dude and some cops! Wheeler was sitting on her porch in her pajamas yesterday morning minding her own business, when two cop cars stopped on her stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    UFO Over St. Charles County? Probably Not, KTVI Fox 2 Investigation Finds

    Did Google Street View capture an unidentified flying object over St. Charles County? KTVI Fox 2 says that "many are still debating" the content of an image that could maybe, possibly be a mysterious UFO. And who exactly is debating this? Not John Lakey of the St. Louis Science Center -- the only pe ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Top Ten Google Street View Photobombs (PICS)

    Search Engine Land​In honor of yesterday's epic "Dead Girl" Google Street Bomb, as reported by Gawker, we've put together a list of the top ten Google Street View Photobombs. 

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Poplar Street Bridge Ranked Nation's Sixth-Worst Bottleneck

    Google Street ViewHas anyone ever snapped a more quintessential photo of St. Louis, with the Arch and Imos? Oh, and the "congested" Poplar Street Bridge? ​A nationwide traffic study has ranked the junction point of interstates 70, 64 and 55 in St. Louis as one of the worst bottlenecks in the count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Missouri Attorney General to Google: Tell Us What You Snooped with Street View

    Missouri AG office as seen via Street View.​Here at Daily RFT Google's Street View is our friend -- especially ever since we crashed the RFT Jet 'Copter 1. Street View allows us to easily capture images of places where news happens and use those pics to illustrate our blog posts. But could it be t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Jarrell Fountain: Teenager Stabbed to Death Near Belleville Elementary School

    For the second time in a week a metro St. Louis man has been murdered at or near a local elementary school. Google Street View​Today's homicide was first reported at 6:30 a.m. when Belleville police were called to a home in the 300 block of N. First Street after the owner of the property discovere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Nick Duffin: Drunk Drives His Ford Escort Through Illinois Bar

    The patrons of the Monkey Shak in rural Madison County, Illinois, got a hell of a surprise Saturday night when a car blasted through the front wall of the building and exited through the back of the tavern coming to rest against an outdoor picnic table. Google Street ViewThe Monkey Shak in better da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Julius Elliot Sr. and Keneka Elliot; Siblings Shot to Death in Morning Raid [Updated]

    Update April 22: KMOX (1120 AM) is reporting that Melvin R. Patton, 26,  has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, as well as armed criminal action, assault, burglary, and endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held without bond.Police say that Patton and Keneka Elliot h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Rock Hill Cop Shot Responding to Domestic Disturbance

    A Rock Hill police officer was shot multiple times last night around 11:30 p.m. while responding to a domestic disturbance call. The officer -- who's identity has not yet been made public -- underwent surgery at St. John's Mercy Medical Center throughout the early morning hours. Google Street View ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Blake Munie: Teenage Victim Shot to Death in Cahokia

    The Major Case Squad has identified the victim shot to death Wednesday night in Cahokia and have arrested a suspect in his murders. The police task force says Blake Munie received multiple bullet wounds while driving around 10 p.m. April 7 in the 300 block of Range Lane in Cahokia not far from his h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Hildred Hayes, St. Louis Homicide No. 29; Shot Multiple Times on Goodfellow

    St. Louis police have identified the man shot to death Sunday evening in the 5900 block of Goodfellow in north city. Hilldred Hayes was pronounced dead on the scene around 8:30 p.m. on Easter night. He'd been shot multiple times. Google Street View5900 block of Goodfellow​Hayes, 32, lived in the 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Jesse Boone, St. Louis Homicide No. 28; Stabbed to Death at Gas Station

    Jesse Boone was at the Phillips 66 station on North Broadway yesterday when he got into an argument with another customer. The debate ended with the 33-year-old Boone getting stabbed in the neck. Google Street View8815 N. Broadway​The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. yesterday -- Easter Sunday.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Maurice Greenwood, St. Louis Homicide No. 27; Shot Following Argument

    Maurice Greenwood was shot and killed last night around 10:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Eichelberger in south city where he lived. Google Street View800 block of Eichelberger​Greenwood, described as a black 50-year-old male, was allegedly shot in the chest by a suspect who police describe as a 28-y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Rufus Rowe Jr., St. Louis Homicide No. 26; Shot in Head During Robbery

    St. Louis police report that Rufus Denis Rowe Jr. was shot and killed last night during a robbery in north St. Louis near Goodfellow and Natural Bridge. According to witnesses, Rowe was robbed by two men and then shot in the head in the 5800 block of Selber.Google Street View5800 Selber​

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Martin "Marty" Lampe: Maplewood Man Killed in Carjacking in Sauget

    A 23-year-old Maplewood man who'd recently enlisted in the U.S. Army was shot and killed during a pre-dawn carjacking Wednesday in Sauget. Google Street ViewThe building that houses Route 3 Liquor.​As the Belleville News-Democrat reports this morning, Martin "Marty" Lampe was sitting in a friend's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Earl Bush, St. Louis County Homicide No. 4; Shot in Car

    Police discovered the body of 28-year-old Earl Bush slumped over in his automobile last night. St. Louis County police responded to a call of a shooting around 9:30 p.m. Monday night in the the 2100 block of Hecht and found Bush dead a few blocks away.Google Street View​

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    DeAndre Jones, St. Louis Homicide No. 22; Shot Outside His Home

    St. Louis police discovered 34-year-old DeAndre Jones suffering from a gunshot wound to the head early Saturday morning. Google Street ViewThe view of the 4300 block of College from the Carter Ave.​

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Robert Heckel, St. Louis Homicide No. 23; Son-in-Law James Hart Then Kills Himself

    A south St. Louis man killed his father-in-law and then turned the gun on himself, according to police. Authorities say 51-year-old James Jacob Hart got into an argument with his wife Saturday night at the home they share with her father, Robert T. Heckel in the 5200 block of Nagel. Google Street Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    St. Louis ACORN Has Quietly Closed Shop

    Google Street ViewThe ACORN office on Manchester Road.​That's at least the news over at KMOX, where the radio station reports that the St. Louis ACORN office has permanently closed. Daily RFT tried calling ACORN at its Manchester Road office yesterday. We got the same vague phone recording that KM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    FoodWire: Baan Thai Express Closed

    View Larger MapBaan Thai Express, which opened this April at 711 Olive Street, has closed, according to posts on the Urban St. Louis message board. The restaurant's phone number is disconnected. Baan Thai is the second short-lived restaurant at that address. Zaytoon, a casual Mediterranean restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Sunday Night Shooting Spree Begets Monday Night Shooting Spree in a "Dangerous City"

    When I retraced a wild night in St. Louis that left four people shot in the span of five hours this past Sunday, I didn't think I'd follow with a similar story the very same week. Guess I forgot that we're living in one of America's Most Dangerous Cities. Monday night in St. Louis was just as violen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Retracing Sunday Night's Shooting Spree

    I'm convinced that Google Maps will someday provide us with a form of virtual travel that's just as good as the real thing. For example, I already use the Web site (and its incredible Street View feature) to revisit places I've traveled and check out new places I'd like to see. It can also be used f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Google Maps' Street View Has Arrived in St. Louis

    Google Streets has arrived in St. Louis. The free online program gives visitors to Google's Maps page a view of the where they are headed. Here is the RFT's office in the Delmar Loop. A quick scroll over to the neighboring marquee of the Tivoli Theatre shows that Google Street View cameras shot ... More >>

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