It's been 39 days since a hit-and-run driver killed cyclist Rick Beard, a 54-year-old, safety-conscious biking enthusiast. The biking advocates at St. Louis Bicycle Works know exactly how many days it's been. For every day that passes without charges filed against the driver who turned himself in ... More >>
A Spanish Lake filmmaker's poignant documentary about his hometown's rapid decline is gaining traction at universities across the country. The University of California, Los Angeles is the first school to add the newly released Spanish Lake to a class syllabus. Students will watch the film for the c ... More >>
Talk about a party foul. A St. Louis Cardinals fan with an almost-full cup of delicious golden brew accidentally dropped his beer onto a group of baseball fans at Busch Stadium during Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
No one was injured by the two fires found on Washington University's campus Tuesday afternoon, but officials say the fires were "suspicious."
The Force was with the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night. The Redbirds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2, but the real excitement was in the stands, where fans of George Lucas' famous sci-fi franchise celebrated the second annual Star Wars night at Busch Stadium.
Uh oh, you don't look so good. You aren't feeling well, huh? Looks like you've come down with Soccer-itis. Time to call in to work. Now that that's done, let's talk about the only cure for the fever you've caught: watching the U.S. take on Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup at 11 a.m. Thursday. If ... More >>
It's official. Construction for St. Louis' IKEA store is underway as of Tuesday morning, when public officials and store representatives broke ground with emblematic blue and yellow shovels. The groundbreaking marks the official start to construction on the 380,000 square-foot store scheduled to o ... More >>
Ballpark Village has become one of downtown's most bustling late-night areas, but four armed men tried to take advantage of that early Monday morning by robbing revelers at gunpoint. Four gunmen in a red, mid-1990s model Chevrolet Blazer and temporary Illinois tags stuck-up and robbed several peop ... More >>
A fight between two grocery-store employees turned violent Saturday night. A 35-year-old clerk shot a cook once in the leg around 10:30 p.m. at the Northway Market, a full-service neighborhood grocery store on the north side, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police. The victim, a 45-year-old man ... More >>
A twenty-year-old man is in the hospital for cuts to his face and ear after a man who tried to rob him months ago ran into him on the street and attacked him with a knife. St. Louis Metropolitan Police are still looking for the thief/knife slasher, who is described as a thin man between 5'10 and 6' ... More >>
The Peter Mathews Memorial Skate Park, St. Louis' first legally sanctioned skate park, is almost finished. St. Louis was one of the few major American cities without a free, public spot for skating until a band of local skateboarders changed everything. The group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit known as the ... More >>
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect they say shot three men during a brawl in south city's Tower Grove neighborhood. The suspect and two friends got into a fistfight with two rivals at 12:36 p.m. on May 23 in the 4400 block of Tholozan Avenue. A 22- ... More >>
Here at Daily RFT, the Riverfront Times' news blog, we're constantly scanning the Interwebz for St. Louis news you need to know now. We're on Facebook and Twitter. We're reading Google Alerts and Google Trends. We're watching far more St. Louis-based YouTube videos than we'd like to admit. Sometim ... More >>
St. Louis Blues chairman Tom Stillman wrote a heartfelt letter to fans and season-ticket holders this weekend. In it, he came awfully close to apologizing for the team's playoff performance without actually using the words "I'm sorry." Stillman took out a three-quarters ad on the back page of the S ... More >>
Boo Boo, a two-month-old bear cub, will be euthanized and tested for rabies after nibbling on the fingers of fourteen Washington University students at a petting zoo. Cindy's Zoo, a petting zoo based in Moscow Mills, brought the bear to the university as part of an annual petting zoo designed as a ... More >>
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.
"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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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.
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:
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 >>
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.
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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 >>