A new study from researchers at the University of Missouri is making waves after finding that nearly half of teenage boys and college men have been forced into sex, usually by a female acquaintance. Of the 284 boys and men between fourteen and 26 surveyed by Bryana French and her team of Mizzou res ... More >>
Missouri's bicycling enthusiasts launched a grassroots campaign over the weekend after a legislator tried to take bicycles off the list of transportation methods eligible for more state funding. Rep. Paul Curtman, a Republican who represents Franklin County, says he doesn't want roads and bridges t ... More >>
Less than a week after an unknown gunman shot eleven-year-old boy in the head while he studied at home with his family, an eleven-year-old girl and her father are in the hospital after being chased down by a car and shot.
Even after an eighteen-year-old robbery victim turned over all his belongings during a stick-up Sunday night, the thief left him with two parting gifts: bullet holes in both hands. St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating the robbery and assault that occurred around 11:45 p.m. Sunday near Th ... More >>
Calling all St. Louis ladies who can expel air from their digestive tracts and need a quick buck! A local commercial crew filming a soda commerical is advertising on Craigslist for women who can burp on command. Belchers can earn $750 for burps of any size, "from small, quiet burps to monstrously ... More >>
Ballpark Village is finally here! It's real, it's happening, and you can even wear a jersey most of the time. Daily RFT realizes we've been a little rough on Ballpark Village's late-night dress code lately. So this story isn't about the people who would get kicked out for wearing the wrong thing. I ... More >>
"Where'd you get your hair done?" When a lady hears that question, she doesn't want to respond with some barber shop chain with a boring name like Quality Haircuts or Styles for Women. She wants to drop a name with as much flair and swag as her newly-done coif. Luckily, St. Louis is a treasure tro ... More >>
If you're a little wary of the news that the Missouri Department of Transportation has two historic bridges up for sale, we understand. George Parker, one of America's most brazen con men, made his living selling New York landmarks, especially the Brooklyn Bridge, before earning a life sentence in ... More >>
The crowd at the Moolah Shrine Circus was too much for three pachyderm pals Saturday afternoon. Loud noises spooked the circus elephants, who made a break for the employees-only parking lot, damaging several cars and trailers, witnesses told KSDK NewsChannel 5.
Move over, Michelle Obama. There's a new group of badass babes with great arms teaching America how to get healthy. The St. Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers released their first workout video on YouTube this month -- a basic pull-up routine taught by Olivia Newton Brawn, the champion of the Heartbreakers B ... More >>
If you got to play hooky from work Monday and party at the Hiberian's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dogtown, then you must really have the luck of the Irish on your side. Monday's parade celebrated all things green -- floats, beads, tutus, beer...and, after too much beer, puke. St. Patrick would be p ... More >>
St. Louis is full of stories, and we want to share them. So every month, we ask you, our loyal Daily RFT readers, for your ideas. What do you see? Is there a problem in your neighborhood that needs a solution? Do you know someone doing amazing (or horrible) things who needs to be celebrated (or ex ... More >>
St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating a cutting at a gas station in the 4200 block of South Grand Boulevard, across the street from Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, Sunday morning. The 23-year-old unnamed victim told police he was at a gas station at 6:30 a.m. when the suspect approached him an ... More >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 >>
"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 >>