Well this is a pretty great picture. As the polar vortex froze the Midwest, a Hillsboro, Illinois, movie theater couldn't help but comment when they advertised for the film Frozen on the marquee.
It's pretty common for a man taken into custody to accuse cops of roughing him up, but this kid seems to have a compelling case -- and has chosen to pursue it in federal court. Last Monday, 19-year-old Shane Bailey of Dittmer filed suit in Missouri's Eastern District. He alleges that Jefferson ... More >>
The Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight in New Jersey, with the Devils of the Garden State taking on the Los Angeles Kings, a hockey team we Blues fans are all too familiar with. I've actually watched a ton of the playoffs this year, even after the Blues were eliminated, which is a little unusual ... More >>
A curious suit over questionable meat.At a news conference today in St. Louis, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced that he's filed a civil suit against a meat processor with stores in Overland and Festus on claims that the company mislabeled some of its products. According to the att ... More >>
Authorities have narrowed their suspects to a dog in an alpaca wool sweater.We know you've all been waiting with bated breath to discover what wild beast killed those two alpacas earlier this month in Jefferson County. So have we! That's why Daily RFT just got off the blower with the Missouri Dep ... More >>
Some wild animal has a taste for alpacas.Two alpacas are dead after being attacked by one or multiple unknown animals outside of Hillsboro last night. Ron Arnhart with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department tells Daily RFT that the mystery predator(s) attacked the hindquarters, head and neck o ... More >>
Mr. Squiggles had been a chief suspect prior to today's indictment.Evidently there's another rodent at play at St. Louis-based Cepia LLC, and it ain't a motorized hamster. No, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, a rat has been embezzling money from the maker of the incredibly popular Zhu Zhu ... More >>
FacebookAlissa Blanton on her wedding day last August. She married high-school sweetheart, Brent Blanton, of Hillsboro. A 23-year-old graduate of De Soto High School was gunned down yesterday by a stalker as she and her husband, Brent Blanton, returned to the Orlando call center where they both w ... More >>
Senator Claire McCaskill held a town hall meeting on healthcare reform yesterday in Hillsboro. Oh sure, you could have watched it live on at least a couple of cable outlets. Or...if you were following the right people on Twitter, you could have read up-to-the-minute updates in (almost) real time. ... More >>
A lust for the grotesque and a thirst for the jugular: the mad mind of printmaker Tom Huck
A St. Louis company is making a killing off Halloween. Your screams are music to their ears.
Anywhere in Jefferson County -- as long as you're not gay
When it comes to ripping people off, John Tiller and the Civil Rights Legal Defense Team just keep going and going
For lawyers trying to take a bite of Doe Run, St. Louis is the place to be
John Chamis and other residents of lead-contaminated Herculaneum are tired of getting jerked around by regulators and by Doe Run. They're demanding answers -- and results.
Week of April 25, 2001
Published the week of July 12-18, 2000
Jefferson County elected officials ditch an award-winning master plan in favor of unbridled residential development
In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results
After more than 150 years of operation, Soulard Market is being reinvented. But the change isn't going down easily.