Very early this morning, a mother in Jennings reached out to police with a call no parent ever wants to make. Her son had been shot. By the time cops arrived to the Hamilton Avenue home, her child, Oshay Caves, was dead. The 21-year-old, St. Louis county police say, was "targeted."
Anthony Sherrill, 38, was unloading his groceries from his car on Friday night when, according to St. Louis County police officials, two men approached him outside his home. Sherill, who lived on the 5400 block of Hamilton Avenue, managed to briefly escape the suspects and ran inside his home, pol ... More >>
The RFT Best of St. Louis party is a little less than a week away -- it's Thursday, November 8. For better or worse, by then we will have picked the next President of the United States. Pretty crazy to think about, isn't it? Anyway, you should come hang out with us at Plush. It starts at 7 p.m. and ... More >>
Daryl Lamont WhiteFriday will mark the four-year anniversary of the murder of 19-year-old Daryl Lamont White. White, of the 1400 block of Hamilton, was gunned down October 14, 2007, in the 4600 block of Labadie. He'd been shot numerous times by the time St. Louis police arrived on the scene aroun ... More >>
Police are investigating the apparent murder of a 71-year-old man discovered dead yesterday inside an auto restoration business at 1395 Hamilton (right) in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of northwest St. Louis. Authorities responded to the building around 8:20 p.m. yesterday to check on the vi ... More >>
All five shootings occurred within about a mile of each other.Five people were wounded in five separate shootings that played out over the course of several hours yesterday in north St. Louis. View interactive map of the shootings.The violence began around 4:40 p.m., when a victim described as a ... More >>
image viaS. Carey, classically-trained percussionist for Bon Iver, just finished road testing his debut album, All We Grow, on his first headlining tour with Yann Tiersen. Catch him at Off Broadway April 4. 2720 Cherokee *Great American Taxi, March 4 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Bart Walker B ... More >>
St. Louis police report that 20-year-old John Loggins lost his life early this morning in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Hamilton and Maple avenues (below) in the city's West End neighborhood.
This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi. Part two, a Q&A with Colosimo, will be published Thursday; part three, a recipe, we'll publish on Friday. Robin WheelerEleven Eleven Mississippi's Bob Colosimo always wanted to be a chef. ... More >>
Billy PavoneThe WalkmenFor the Walkmen's sixth album, Lisbon, the band started out in the same New York studio where it had recorded the 2008 release You & Me. Then, however, the band left New York to take a chance on a studio in Dallas, which organ player Peter Bauer describes as a "small c ... More >>
Nick SchnelleThe Trip Daddys, last year at the RFT Music Showcase. This year's fest is Saturday for $5.Memorial Day has come and gone, and it's time to kick off summer. (Just look out for those scattered thunder storms on Saturday and Sunday.) This weekend brings indie craft fairs, more than a f ... More >>
Looking for weekend fun that won't break the bank? We humbly present these ten suggestions for weekend entertainment, which all cost $10 or less. Flip the bird to bottle service-ordering schmoes sunk into the velvet couch of some fly-by-night dance club; this weekend, enjoy outdoor Earth Day parties ... More >>
Ken Hamilton didn't have much. No home. No job. But the 45-year-old was the proud owner of a Jeep outfitted with a police siren and flashing lights. So, when the real police got a road-rage complaint March 20 that a driver in such a vehicle was intimidating other motorists with a cop siren, they ... More >>
Thugs keep shooting holes in city's case that it's not a "dangerous" place. Every year it unfolds the same way: CQ Press releases its controversial list of the the nation's most crime-ridden towns, a ranking formerly known as "America's Most Dangerous Cities".St. Louis routinely ranks in the Top ... More >>
Hard to miss the sirens, or the RFT...Unreal couldn't help feeling consternation this morning upon finding Jeremy Kohler's "Political Fix" blog re: Mayor Francis Slay and one of his lobbyists, Lou Hamilton, ever so prominently displayed on the STLtoday home page beneath a story about Slay's hard-knu ... More >>
Until just a few minutes ago, Unreal thought we had the best job in the world. True, it requires us to live in a city where the current temperature is a scant one degree Fahrenheit, but all we have to do is log onto Facebook to check in with our friends in more northern climes to realize what true s ... More >>
SerbFest wants you to dance
Earworms bore in and won't let go
The sport of backyard kings
Trout Fishing in America hooks us
The ragtime music made famous by St. Louisan Scott Joplin is appreciated more now than it ever was in the entertainer's lifetime
Neighbors want to buy and fix it. A building inspector recommends saving it. And yet the Housing Authority insists on tearing down 5950 Enright. The story of a house -- and a city's demolition craze.