Good news, jet-setters. For the first time in twelve years, passengers at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport can now check their baggage at the ticket counter instead of wheeling it across the terminal to an explosive detector.
Our money's on Chuck Berry. The St. Peters location of the St. Louis Frozen Custard Factory closed recently, and it looks like someone's been messing with their sign.
There are two kinds of people: those who don't go to Mardi Gras and those who don't remember Mardi Gras. No matter which category you fall into, Daily RFT is here to help you relive Mardi Gras weekend in St. Louis. Here are 21 people doing Mardi Gras right. Warning: Some images may not be appropr ... More >>
Is there anything better than combining dog costumes and day drinking? St. Louis is the best. Thousands of dogs -- as well as cats, rabbits and their human friends -- got all dressed up to strut their stuff at the 21st annual Beggin' Pet Parade on Sunday. Bravo TV exec and Clayton native Andy Cohen ... More >>
Sure, winter's not over, but after weeks of living in a city that feels more like an ice-skating rink, we'll take whatever warmth Mother Nature sends our way. If you're anything like us, this week's rising temperatures have cured your cabin fever.
Two exotic dancers from PT's strip clubs have filed a lawsuit accusing owners of cheating about 300 women out of their minimum wage and benefits -- and threatening to steal their table dance tips if they complained about it. Brandy Apple and Amanda Sheer, both Missouri residents, filed the class ac ... More >>
A band of teenagers racked up a lifetime's worth of charges while driving in their south-city neighborhood shooting and robbing Sunday night, according to police. St. Louis Metropolitan Police arrested four teens -- ranging in age from 14 to 18 -- after spotting their car just miles from a drive-by ... More >>
Last week's snow storm killed two Missourians in car crashes and left thousands across the state stranded and in need of help, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Troopers responded to 1,054 crashes -- including 96 injuries and two fatalities -- across Missouri during the storm on February 4 ... More >>
Before the Nissan Leaf, the Chevrolet Volt or Tesla Motors, there was the Vanguard CitiCar. Only about two thousand CitiCars were ever made, and one of them is for sale on St. Louis Craigslist.
A new video from the Mehlville School District shows St. Louis County Police officers on a random sweep of Oakville High School with four drug-detection dogs. The dogs did alert officers to areas to be searched, but police found no illegal substances, principal Jan Kellerman says in the video.
Firefighters battled a two alarm fire in 18 degree weather Wednesday when a crew struck a gas line, causing a leak that turned into an explosion. No one was injured, but witness say that might not have been the case if the St. Louis Fire Department hadn't evacuated the building minutes before it ex ... More >>
On a trip to Bogota, Columbia, St. Louis natives Julia van Horn and Jack Grelle found an amazing poster in the very first bar they visited.
A trip to the Saint Louis Zoo just isn't complete without watching the penguins and puffins swim and squawk, so it was a real bummer when their exhibit closed last summer during construction on the new polar bear habitat. But the zoo knows St. Louisans can't hold on one more year without checking i ... More >>
Super Bowl XLVIII hasn't even started, but the Internet is ready to declare a winner in the contest for best commercial. Budweiser premiered the commercial "Puppy Love" on NBC's Today show Wednesday ahead of Sunday's big game, earning millions of YouTube clicks in a matter of hours with the touchin ... More >>
God seemed to be apologizing for the polar vortex Sunday night when the sunset lit up dazzlingly in pink and orange after an unusually warm winter day. So before St. Louis returns to below-freezing temperatures and snow flurries, let's take a collective St. Louis breather and remember the beauty an ... More >>
On a rare warm night during a tough winter, three shootings left three men dead just a few minutes apart and put a 16-year-old in the hospital. Here's a breakdown of the three incidents Sunday night:
Every year, the folks behind Missouri's red light cameras, release a mesmerizing video of the worst crashes or near-collisions captured on red light cameras.
We can't be everywhere at once. That's why we look to you, loyal Daily RFT readers, to keep us in the loop whenever you see something newsworthy. Do you know an awesome person who deserves to have his or her story told? Did you spot something fishy in your neighborhood that needs investigating? T ... More >>
A 19-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the head downtown by an unknown gunman, according to police. The man and another 19-year-old were stopped at a red light around 1:15 a.m. Monday morning at N. 10th Street and Convention Plaza after a party at the Ramada Inn.
After eight years in the Delmar Loop, Pizazz Furniture store is closing its doors. Owner Dan Neenan, who's been selling furniture here and in Columbia for 40 years, says he's closing the store to spend more time with his grandkids.
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KSDK-TV (Channel 5) took over the Internet Thursday by pulling a stunt so poorly planned that Kirkwood High School had to go on lockdown. After sending a grown man with a hidden camera to wander around the high school, KSDK waited 100 minutes, including 40 minutes in lockdown, before telling school ... More >>
St. Louis has survived another night of pantsless revelry on the MetroLink. Tuesday marked the fourth annual No Pants MetroLink Ride, a purposefully pantsless romp on public transportation adopted by STL Improv Anywhere after similar events in New York.
Value Village says it's still looking for a new location to replace the Shrewsbury store, which closed Monday to make room for the new Walmart planned for Kenrick Plaza. "Today our hearts are breaking with you," the family-owned thrift chain posted on Facebook. "We hope to find a way back into the ... More >>
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.
Are you a twenty-something fresh out of college, spending your days at Whole Foods and your nights at Bar Napoli, always surrounded by a group of loud, crazy friends? We know a television company that wants to put you on TV.
Two cameras aimed at the construction under the St. Louis Gateway Arch went live this month, webcasting up-to-the-minute views of downtown and the waterfront.
A bill before the Missouri General Assembly this legislative session would protect nursing mothers, forbidding restrictions on breast-feeding in public and excusing mothers with a doctor's note from serving on juries. But one word in the bill is making nursing mothers nervous. The bill requires "di ... More >>
The polar vortex. Snowpocalypse 2.0. The winter crisis. Whatever you call it, winter hit St. Louis hardcore Sunday, blanketing the region in as much as 12 inches of snow. We learned a lot about ourselves stuck inside all day with nothing to do. Here are six insane things we saw in St. Louis:
2013, you were good to us. Cops and potheads, giant ta-tas and dick jokes, viral videos and flat-out lies -- there was more than enough news to keep the Daily RFT busy this year. We invite you on a tour of 2013 through our 13 most-read stories of the year:
Scientists still aren't exactly sure what it was, but hundreds of people in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska reported a bright green meteor streaking across the sky Thursday night, making it the fifth most-reported fireball ever.
Congratulations! You survived the holidays with the family. You deserve a party, and we're here to help you find the perfect one.
For only the second time in 28 years, a carriage horse at one of St. Louis' favorite wintertime traditions, the Winter Wonderland Christmas lights display, has died -- this time during a carriage ride through Tilles Park. King, a 22-year-old Clydesdale, was acting strangely just after pulling a car ... More >>
Nature can be cruel. Coyotes are attacking small dogs in the St. Louis metro area, and the Humane Society of Missouri issued a warning to owners Wednesday.
Thieves broke into the LGBT Center of St. Louis Tuesday night, breaking the front door to steal a television and gaming console. Christine Elbert, on the board of directors for the center, says the break-in doesn't seem to be a hate crime despite the Center's prominence in St. Louis as a gathering ... More >>
Missouri State University is considering banning Nerf guns from campus after students playing a zombie role-playing game led a professor to call 911 to report an active shooter. College students across the country join the annual Humans vs. Zombies game, but after just a few years, Missouri State's ... More >>
We're sorry to break it to you, folks: The story about a 93-year-old gun-toting grandmother who shot her knockout-game assailant in the head isn't real. As the rest of the country joins St. Louis in its shock over the violent game designed to hurt random bystanders, wannabe writers are taking advan ... More >>
After more than 30 years in the Delmar Loop, fashion boutique Ziezo will close at the end of the year.
The first big winter storm of the season is upon us. Warning: Call your doctor for any storm lasting more than four hours. Daily RFT prides itself on probing penile puns, but our readers unleashed a stream of dick jokes that made us feel like Christmas morning came early.
Slip on your raincoats, St. Louis. A coming storm could leave us covered in wintry white precipitation.
Know of a story we're not covering? Or is there something in the news that no one is reporting the way you think they should? Let us know. Really.
The U.S. State Department keeps a list of countries where extreme human-rights abuses, active military conflicts or weather disasters would prevent Americans from vacationing safely. Turns out, other countries have the same list -- and St. Louis is on it.
The Missouri Department of Labor will increase the minimum wage to $7.50 per hour from $7.35 on January 1. The 15 cent increase follows a 2006 ballot measure where Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved cost of living increases for the state minimum wage. As prices of everyday goods -- including ... More >>
We Missourians get stuck with a lot of stereotypes -- meth heads, hillbillies, storm watchers. It's about time we fought back with a few broad brush strokes of our own. Hanna Katee Williamson's map of the U.S. according to a St. Louisan went viral on Facebook last week, earning more than 2,700 shar ... More >>
A Halloween photo of three Washington University students dressed in military fatigues pointing Super Soakers at a student dressed as Osama bin Laden went viral Wednesday, sparking outrage over anti-Muslim sentiments on the Danforth campus. College officials called an emergency meeting Thursday mor ... More >>
You're invited! Daily RFT is rocking the night away in honor of St. Louis' best businesses, musicians and more. We're always open to receiving your news tips via email at email@example.com, but tonight we'll be out in full force. And we'd love for you to join us! The 2013 Riverfron ... More >>
The Illinois House of Representatives voted to approve gay marriage Tuesday, making it the fourteenth state (plus Washington D.C.) to expand marriage rights. Two other Midwestern states -- Iowa and Minnesota -- have also legalized gay marriage, but legal gay marriage in Illinois means much shorter ... More >>
By Halloween night, the St. Louis Cardinals will be the winners or the losers of the 2013 World Series. Either way, we're expecting some epic Cardinals-themed Halloween costumes. (Now if only we could find some Cardinals-themed jokes to tell! Help us out and leave yours in the comments.) Here are ... More >>
In an effective-yet-stupid move, hawkers for counterfeit World Series tickets in St. Louis are letting their customers snap photos of them as a kind of insurance policy. Trouble is, that just leaves Cardinals fans with fake tickets, no money and a photo on their phone. St. Louis Metropolitan Polic ... More >>
"I was buried alive yesterday." That's how Robert Stief, 32, remembers it. On October 13, he was sitting by the train tracks in south St. Louis waiting for friends to wander back from the corner store with a typical breakfast: Vess sodas and a Payday. Suddenly, he woke up "in a concrete coffin," ... More >>