Doesn't this look fun!?Kids may be intentionally choking themselves to death! That news flash courtesy of a Parkway North middle school assistant principal who tells KMOX that one of his teachers overheard students recently discussing the "choking game." Unlike that other favorite game of S ... More >>
Police HandoutJacque Sue Waller; mother of triplets missing since Wednesday.She's been missing since last Wednesday. Her car, a blue Honda Pilot, was later discovered abandoned along Interstate 55 near Jackson, Missouri. Jacque Sue Waller, is the 39-year-old mother of triplets who friends say wou ... More >>
It's not our darling angels' faults when they break the law -- it's their parents!Bad news for parents out in St. Clair County: Prosecutors are warning that if your kid acts up, you could face criminal charges.That's the word from the Belleville News-Democrat, which reports this morning that St. ... More >>
Today's comment of the day comes in response to our story about St. Clair County officials and the Belleville Police Department threatening parents with arrest if their kids behave badly. Reader Jeffn9 reacted negatively to another commenter who suggested that it's not the job of the police to, well ... More >>
Daily RFT recently got its hands on a review copy of Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later. (Don't ask us how -- we'd have to kill you.) If you weren't a pre-pubescent girl in the late eighties or early nineties, this will mean nothing to you. But, if you were, you undoubtedly have vivid mem ... More >>
They were out joyriding in a red Dodge Charger when two kids from East St. Louis -- ages 12 and 13 -- allegedly stopped by a home in rural East Carondelet, Illinois, and fired a flare. The device caught a shed on fire with the flames quickly moving on to the home. Inside were 13 dogs -- a dozen mini ... More >>
Image viaPam Tebow and the son she chose not to abort, Heisman Trophy-winner Tim.By now you've read about the kerfuffle over Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad, the one where he and his mom Pam talk about how, when she was pregnant with Tim, she refused to have an abortion for health reasons. You've ... More >>
Happened to read ALIVE magazine's cover story on Sheryl Crow last weekend, and I wanted to give kudos to writer Kelly Hamilton, who did a great job. The one-page article addresses motherhood, Crow's fight against cancer and charity work, as well as her Missouri/St. Louis roots (including the tidbit ... More >>
hamellontrial.comEd Hamell, a.k.a. Hamell on Trial, made a pit stop at the Deluxe Diner in Maplewood last night on his way to the SXSW Festival in Austin. The Brooklyn-based artist-- known for his subversive, spoken-word lyrics and blistering acoustic guitar (a '37 Gibson) -- performed before a smal ... More >>
Obesity researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting families with young children to participate in a new online study.
The catch: the young children have to be, how shall we put this, pleasantly plump.
Researchers want to know how the online progra ... More >>