Just an FYI to our regular readers. Today is Nicholas Phillips last day manning the Riverfront Times news blog. But don't despair. Phillips still plans to write for us on occasion until he leaves St. Louis this spring to pursue a career as a freelance writer in Latin America.
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Citing "voluminous press coverage" of the case, 29-year-old Reggie Allen of Dupo, Illinois is requesting to be tried by a jury outside of St. Clair County on charges that he fatally mowed down Anthony Rice with his pickup truck outside an East St. Louis bikini bar in 2009. Watch the video of t ... More >>
Reggie Allen in a 2005 mugshot. Allen has been charged with some 20 felonies in the past.Exactly nineteen months after the crime, a Dupo, Illinois, man was indicted today in connection with the killing of Anthony Rice. Rice was outside an East St. Louis bar called City Nights in the wee hours of ... More >>
The following surveillance tape, showing the lobby and parking lot of the City Nights nightclub, was obtained from a family member of Anthony Rice. Rice was fatally mowed down by a pickup truck outside the east-side club in October 2009. The club has since burned to the ground; to date, no one has b ... More >>
Illustration by Tim LaneOur recent feature "Left for Dead" focused on a 2009 traffic incident: Anthony J. Rice, a young black male with a clean record, was allegedly mowed down outside the City Nights bar in East St. Louis by a pickup truck. Evidence strongly implicates Reggie Allen, a young whit ... More >>
St. Clair County CourtsMugshot of Reggie Allen, taken in 2005If you've read our current feature "Left for Dead," you know that official reports implicate Reggie Allen of Dupo -- a convicted felon with a long history of interaction with law enforcement -- in the killing of Anthony Rice outside an ... More >>