Jefferson County

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Thieves Steal Food from Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry

    It takes a low-down scoundrel to steal food from hungry pets. The Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry, which provides dog and cat food to low-income people, had a large donation stolen from the Arnold Petco store Sunday, leaving it in a lurch. "I honestly felt like somebody had punched me in the stom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Jefferson County Man Seeks Place to Jerk Off, Posts Craigslist Ad

    What was it Benjamin Franklin famously said about house guests? Oh, yeah, now we remember. They can really get in the way of your daily spank session.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    KKK Posts Fliers in Fenton After Complaints About Drugs in Jefferson County

    The fliers began turning up Tuesday night, left in plastic bags weighted with rocks near an apartment complex near Fenton in Jefferson County. "Are there troubles in your neighborhood?" The question is printed beneath an illustration of a hooded figure pointing outward, like a racist version of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Missouri Mom Who Attacked Son's Alleged Heroin Dealer With Baseball Bat Convicted

    "She did what any good mother would do." So says the attorney of Sherrie Gavan, a 54-year-old Jefferson County mother who was convicted this week of third-degree assault for attacking a 22-year-old man with a baseball bat. What was her motive? She said the man was her son's drug dealer -- and ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Hit-and-Run: William Gallagher Allegedly Fled Cops, Crashed Car, Killed Virginia Bedrosian, 87

    Update: St. Louis resident William Gallagher, eighteen, has been charged in the hit-and-run crash this week that killed 87-year-old Virginia Bedrosian. Our original coverage is below. A probable cause statement form the circuit attorney's office says that Gallagher is facing charges of second-degr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Photos: Top Twelve Craziest Meth Busts In Missouri, The Meth Capital Of The U.S.

    In case you missed it, Missouri is, yet again, number one in the nation for meth lab busts, new data shows. This is not much of a surprise to law enforcement officials in the state who deal with this every day -- especially those in Jefferson County, which has the second highest concentration of met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Missouri Leads the Nation in Meth Labs (Again), Jefferson County Second Highest In Country

    Toward the start of every new year, the Drug Enforcement Agency adds up the number of "meth incidents" from the previous year and divvies them up by state. More than once, Missouri has come out the state with the highest number of meth lab busts. The latest figures show that 2012 was another banner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Imperial Couple Charged with Making Counterfeit $$$

    On Monday a couple from Imperial in Jefferson County tried to pull a fast one on the Walmart in Kirkwood, according to the U.S. Attorney for Missouri's Eastern District. Misty Ann Root, 38, and Daniel Wayne Flynn, 37, were reportedly caught with $240 in phony $20 bills. Later that evening, authoriti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Frank Fuchs Charged with Installing A Camera in A Price Chopper Bathroom

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Department deputies were called out to the House Springs Price Chopper in the 4600 block of Gravois Road on Sunday afternoon for an unusual case:  A store employee had discovered a camera in the ceiling of the women's rest room.An employee also recognized the face of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    In Her Defense, She Really Had to Go

    ​An unidentified female suspect broke into a High Ridge business on Saturday night and stole two sweat shirts, according to the Jefferson County Sherrif's office police blotter. She really needed them, as she had peed herself so severely that she was wearing one sweatshirt in the traditional manne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    JeffCo Po-Po Transforms Police Cruisers into Stock Cars; Shake and Bake!

    Shake and Bake is a popular method for cooking drugs in Missouri's Meth Capital of Jefferson County. Shake and Bake is also the greatest stock-car race strategy ever invented.​The press release below might raise eyebrow if it were coming out of the Ladue or Frontenac police departments. But the Je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    St. Louis Smoking Summit a Dud

    ​We had imagined yesterday's "smoking summit" for St. Louis area officials would look something like this. Only instead of beer, the table would be full of ashtrays and mounds and mounds of those famously cheap Missouri cigarettes. After a bit of frank discussion, the officials would sit back and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Dump Unwanted Prescription Drugs This Saturday

    ​In recent years, the act of raiding mom and dad's liquor cabinet has spun off into raiding grandma's medicine cabinet for kids who want to get buzzed. "Pharm parties" have cropped up across the nation, involving prescription drugs like Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Percoset. Opiate-drug addictions, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Red-Light Camera Firm ATS Pulls Out of Jefferson County

    ATS cancels contract prior to hearing next week before council.​American Traffic Solutions (ATS) abruptly severed its contract with Jefferson County this week stating that it could could no longer work with a new Jefferson County council that's become hostile to its red-light cameras.ATS broke the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Concerned Citizens Win Round in Crystal City -- Internet Anonymity at Issue

    A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge erred when he threw out a lawsuit filed by gadflies in Crystal City, the Missouri Court of Appeals said in an opinion released today.Jennifer SilverbergConcerned citizens rose up to fight a smelter in Crystal City -- and won one round today.​The gadflies -- w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Charles Brown Jr.: Alleged Burglar Greeted with .357 Magnum

    Jefferson County Sheriff's DepartmentCharles Brown Jr.​Good grief, Charles Brown. This isn't how life works in the Peanuts comic strip. In that pleasant world, the worst thing to happen to ol' Charlie is when Lucy pulls the football just as he's about to kick it. Charles Brown Jr. of Jefferson Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Sheriff's Department Raffles Off a Shotgun a Month After Heinous Shotgun Shooting

    Jake West: Ended a Jeff. Co. party with a shotgun blast last month.​We here at Daily RFT were somewhat taken aback yesterday by a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department announcing its plans to raffle off a shotgun for charity. We're all for good causes, especially Backstopper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Woman Assigned Essay as Punishment for Mistreating, Killing 7 Dogs

    The thought of being left in a hot car makes this puppy sad.​Everyone says that high school never really ends. It turns out that the aphorism is true, as proven by the legal punishment doled out this morning to Mary Wild, a professional dog handler from Arnold. Wild's job was to transport and show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    West Nile Buzzes Into Missouri Early This Year

    When mosquitoes attack -- an artist's rendering.​Arm yourselves, Missourians: Mosquitoes carrying the deadly West Nile virus have been discovered in north and south St. Louis county, as well as Jefferson County. No human cases have been reported this summer, as of yet, but keep an eye out for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Ass Clown of the Week: Candy Vendors, Bounty Hunters, Crazy Lovers, Bungled Burglars

    ​Something tells me this week's Ass Clown is going to be a landslide, but we'll let you the reader determine that. You know the rules: vote for the local yokel whose words or deeds you found to be the most humiliating and/or shameful.And the nominees... 1. Anthony McGowan: The Collinsville man arr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Bondsmen Accused of Wiping Man's Genitals with Pepper Spray, Demanding Oral Sex

    Junkie's Bail Bonds presents...​The bail bondsmen found their quarry June 5 in Soulard, a suspect wanted in Jefferson County for probation violation and jumping bail. The man also owed Junkie's Bail Bonds of Crystal City $225, and the bondsmen were going to make sure the suspect paid -- in more wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    South County Shooting Spree Leads to Three Arrests in Metro East

    Three men are in custody on suspicion of shooting two men late last night and early this morning in the south St. Louis County. The first shooting occurred neary Jefferson Barracks Park. The second shooting followed minutes later at Baumgartner and Telegraph.​According to St. Louis County Police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Senate Bill Would Bar All Missouri Drivers From Texting

    Texting while pedaling would still be permitted in Missouri.​The Missouri Senate yesterday unanimously approved a bill that outlaws texting while driving for all motorists in the state. Last summer state legislators approved a similar law that applies only for drivers under the age of 21. The bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Saint Louis Zoo Will Remain Free for All -- Even "Zoosiers"

    Image sourceEven if you're from -- omigod! -- Jefferson County, they'll still let you in. For free.​Mayor Slay just Tweeted earlier this afternoon that the Saint Louis Zoo will remain free for all visitors. "A gift from city and county taxpayers," he writes.Last week the Missouri Senate had voted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    The Popular Click: Daily RFT's Biggest Posts of 2009

    This is a medium-sized post, so it wouldn't make the cut.​We began 2009 with a new name for this blog (it used to go by "Stlog" if you remember) and yada-yada-yada now we are in December, looking back on, oh about 2,391 posts. Here -- in no specific order -- are the ten most popular posts of '09. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Warning to Smurfers and Meth Cooks: State Reps Want to Block Your Supply Line / CC BY 2.0​As you and your seedier friends know, one cannot buy huge amounts of meth ingredients, such as pseudoephedrine, in the same place at the same time in Missouri. What you can do, however, is go "smurfing," i.e., pharmacy-hopping to purchase many sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    U.S. Drug Czar to Unveil New Anti-Meth Campaign in Drug's Hotspot: St. Louis

    ​Whatever your feelings about the Obama administration, you can't say that the president's office ignores St. Louis. Obama chose to visit the nearby suburb of Arnold for his 100th day in office. A couple month's later the prez returned to St. Louis to throw out the first pitch at the All-Star Game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Counterfeiters Turn $5 Bills into $100​Retailers in Jefferson County, Missouri, may want to think twice about accepting $100 bills from customers. Today Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer sent out a release warning of two white males (of no approximate age) who've been passing fake $100 bills in the county just sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Jefferson County to Jefferson Countians: Quit Smoking Fatsos

    Namesake Thomas Jefferson was never fat.​The Jefferson County Health Department recently released an assessment on the health of its residents. The results? Not good.   The survey found that...30.3 percent of residents are at risk for stroke due to obesity23.5 percent have high cholesterol42 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Crystal City Passes Conditional Use Permit for Smelter

    Crystal City council members passed a conditional use permit Thursday that clears the way for a controversial iron-ore smelter in the Jefferson County town. Opponents of the smelter had hoped to thwart the project during the permitting process last week, but those efforts failed when the council vot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Satisfy Your Inner Caveman in Unusual Festus Home

    Have you seen the curious local home for sale on eBay? The property is built inside one of the old sand mines that run along the Mississippi River south of St. Louis in Jefferson County.According to the description on eBay, the owners are behind on the balloon note they used to finance the project a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    "Special" Meeting Tonight Likely to Touch on Crystal City Smelter

    The Crystal City Planning & Zoning Committee will hold a "special" meeting tonight ostensibly to discuss a controversial smelter project slated for construction in the Jefferson County municipality. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall and is expected include a public comment session, al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Opponents of Crystal City Smelter Poised for Thursday Night Showdown

    This just in from the Concerned Citizens for Crystal City (C4). Mining concern Wings Enterprises of Sullivan, Missouri, is moving forward with its plans to build a controversial iron-ore smelter in the Jefferson County town of Crystal City.On Thursday night, the Crystal City Planning and Zoning Boar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Sale of Airport Could Clear Way for Iron-Ore Smelter

    Remember the controversy last year surrounding a proposed iron-ore smelter in Crystal City? I do, but then that's because I spent weeks journeying to Jefferson County to report on a citizens group's effort to derail the project despite the wishes of City Hall and developer Jim Kennedy of Wings Enter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Anti-Smelter Slate Wins in Crystal City

    Residents of Crystal City couldn't keep their elected officials from approving a plan last December to bring an iron-ore smelter to their Jefferson County township. Yesterday many of those same residents expressed their continued disapproval for the project in the one place their opinions count: the ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2008


    Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.

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    November 28, 2007


    Lawsuits fly as Crystal City residents try to stop construction of a pig iron production plant.

  • News

    September 13, 2006

    Urban Legendary

    Did anyone really drug and rape Sheila Shulzs friend?

  • News

    April 26, 2006

    Fish Sick

    Unreal always cleans our plate, but now we're a little nervous about fish. Oh, and hot dogs. Plus -- the cops don't like it when you fake a carjacking. Who knew?

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    August 10, 2005


    Week of August 10, 2005

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    August 3, 2005


    Week of August 3, 2005

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    July 20, 2005


    Week of July 20, 2005

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    June 16, 2004

    Methmaker, Methmaker, Make Me Some Meth

    Unreal finds good meth-lab locations and talks to a young lady making her way in the world (with the help of semi-nude photos); Bill Haas gets honest; and we (and Denny's) find several ways to play with our food

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Place to Have Sex in Public

    Anywhere in Jefferson County -- as long as you're not gay

  • News

    September 18, 2002


    Jefferson County nailed them in an adult-business raid. Like it or not, they're poster boys in a fight to fix Missouri's sex laws.

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    July 4, 2001


    Week of July 4, 2001

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    February 14, 2001


    Week of February 14, 2001

  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Unlucky Town

    Published the week of Aug. 23-29, 2000

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    June 28, 2000

    Embracing Sprawl

    Jefferson County elected officials ditch an award-winning master plan in favor of unbridled residential development

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