Since a failure at a Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District treatment plant Sunday night, millions of gallons of sewage have continued to flow into the Mississippi River. As officials work to secure backup pumps this week -- and as the high water levels remain -- the problem persists. Is our drinki ... More >>
Not so smart anymore! So says KDSK (Channel 5), which has gone all out with Smart Car jokes today with the news that two men accidentally drove their vehicle straight into the Mississippi River. Not a smart move, eh?! We love a good ole wordplay here at Daily RFT, but this is just rather cringewo ... More >>
Third Fridays always bring a lot to the table. Embrace the unseasonably warm weather to come this weekend by heading out for some dining and libations. Read on for some tasty recommendations. Among them are Broadway Oyster Bar's Oyster and Crab Legs Festival, a couple of classes and the Loop Ice Car ... More >>
Friday (Jan. 4): Happy Hour @ Vino Nadoz Treat yourself to half price wines, cocktails and local beer on tap, along with bar plates. 4 to 6 p.m. Murder in Maybury @ Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn Enjoy a comedy-mystery dinner over a multi-course meal that includes soup, salad, chicken entree with ... More >>
We admit it. Winter in St. Louis can be pretty damn dreary. Weeks can go by without a ray of sunlight penetrating the grey sky. And then there's the cold -- a humid frigidity that drills right to the bones. It's enough to bring on a deep depression if you cannot open your eyes to all the great thi ... More >>
An autopsy has revealed that a homeless man discovered dead in September was likely murdered. Police found Lawrence Carl Stojan around 11 p.m. September 24 in the 100 block of Elwood, just off South Broadway, near the Mississippi River. Investigators first thought the 54-year-old had died from a ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Red BullSkaters grinding their way down Old Man River.At this very moment (9:09 a.m. on September 15) a 195-foot-long barge is making its way south on the Mississippi River toward St. Louis. Plugging along at around 10 mph, the vessel has drawn more than a few blank stares duri ... More >>
Of this, we are reasonably sure: No Cahokia police officer complained to his spouse yesterday that he was bored at work. Tuesday provided just too much action, especially for those cops working the overnight shift. Events got underway around 2 a.m. August 16 when police were called to a home for ... More >>
Kelly Brady, USGSUSGS personnel sample water on the Missouri River at Hermann last month.A new study out today indicates that the Mississippi River Basin (that includes the Missouri and Illinois Rivers) remains just as polluted from nitrates today as it was in the 1980s.The news comes despite eff ... More >>
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office yesterday charged 29-year-old Bryan Shelton with the murder this month of Andre Hathaway. Hathaway's body was found in Moline Creek, a tributary running into the Mississippi River, in north city on June 8. The cause of death was initially reported as "massi ... More >>
courtesy of Google and GeoEyeThis recent aerial view shows just both the Ohio River and the Mississippi River spilling over near Cairo, Illinois.After we detailed our road trip through the flooded Missouri Bootheel and Cairo, Illinois, in a blog post yesterday, we heard from someone at Google, wh ... More >>
Beating out 27,000 other inferior kids (ages kindergarten through high school) from all 50 states, a teen living across the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau emerged victorious in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art contest on Friday. The aptly-named Abraham Hunter, a 17-year-old from Vienna, Illi ... More >>
Update 11:41 a.m. The deer were rescued this morning. A helicopter hovered over the animals, blowing them to shore. Check out the video here.Original story follows...Have you come across the saddest story in St. Louis news this week? It's the tale of two deer that have been stuck on an ice floe i ... More >>
Yep, the morning brew's tardy again. Can you say "dentist appointment"? Can you say it with Novacain Mouth? Let's just get started, shall we? Even as Eat Me Daily reports that a Wisconsin legislative committee has approved a bill that would legalize the sale of raw milk, the Wall Street Journal wr ... More >>
Image ViaWhile thousands of St. Louis county voters took to the polls yesterday to decide important issues like a smoking ban and increased 911 funding, the fate of the largest stretch of undeveloped Mississippi River waterfront in the St. Louis region was left in the hands of six members of the ... More >>
In July 2003 Clayton Braun nearly died on a Mississippi River sandbar after he dived headfirst into the water during a day of waterskiing. Three years later, confined to a wheelchair and with extraordinarily limited use of his arms and hands, Braun was something of a reluctant recruit to the area's ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/cottergarageDam. As in "now we can finally finish that locks and dam renovation up there in Granite City." The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers here in St. Louis recently received nearly $250 million -- part of the $4.6 billion the Corps was appropriated under the Recovery Act.
The Columbia Missourian reported over the weekend that several state agencies are pushing to open the doors of the old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City to tourists.One hundred years before Alcatraz opened, the Missouri State Penitentiary was in operation. When it closed on Sept. 15, 200 ... More >>
eBayHave 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 proje ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the can't-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar.FridayFeel good on Friday, the first night of the first week ... More >>
Summer in school, summer not.
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Schlafly Tap Room, (2100 Locust Street)
Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue, Aloha, Shalom, Howdy!
Week of November 9, 2006
Week of October 26, 2006
Hey, students: Here's how to live the high life -- and the low life
Tuesday Night Trail Rides return
Week of December 31, 2003
The St. Louis Independent Media Center makes its own fun to raise its own funds
Week of December 11, 2002
Fair St. Louis organizers dig up new ways to lure visitors
The Museum of Transportation throws wide its gates for a get-together
In this age of shrink-wrapped food and health scares, there are still folks who crave the taste of fresh-caught river fish. Jim Beasley casts his nets every day to feed that hunger.
The Mississippi River Celtic Music Festival brings the best of Irish music to the Midwest
The Southern Illinois Festival of Irish Music and Dance beckons to lovers of the Emerald Isle
Patty Long's Ninth St. Abbey
A giant quarry and the world's largest cement kiln are being welcomed by Ste. Genevieve County. But the operation may leave St. Louis gasping for air.
Corner of Lewis and O'Fallon, St. Louis Riverfront
Gateway International Raceway is speeding to expand parking. But environmentalists are waving a red flag.
New plans for a levee in St. Charles County raise concerns about flooding in Illinois and the completion of Missouri's popular Katy Trail
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