St. Louis County

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Got Kids? There's a Highly Contagious Diarrhea Disease Going Around in Daycare Centers

    If you have kids in a St. Louis-area day care, make sure to tell them to wash their hands -- otherwise, they might get a bad case of the Shigellas. The St. Louis County Department of Health says these cases are on the rise, and Shigellosis infections are sharply on the rise this year. While only 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Anthony Sherrill: Jennings Man Killed While Trying to Unload His Groceries, Police Say

    Anthony Sherrill, 38, was unloading his groceries from his car on Friday night when, according to St. Louis County police officials, two men approached him outside his home. Sherill, who lived on the 5400 block of Hamilton Avenue, managed to briefly escape the suspects and ran inside his home, pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Smoking Ban: St. Louis County Council Considers Fewer Exemptions, Stricter Policy

    Under current St. Louis County policy, cigar bars, casino gaming areas and some drinking establishments are exempt from the ban on smoking. But that could all change if a recently introduced bill from St. Louis County Councilman Michael O'Mara passes. The proposal, full version on view below, would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Openings & Closings 2012: The Final Reckoning

    Yes, 2012 has been over for a few weeks now. No, we're not done looking back at it just yet. Don't worry. This isn't another Top Ten list. No, what we have here is Gut Check's annual omnibus listing of every restaurant that opened, closed, both opened and closed, relocated or changed its name in 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    November 2012 Openings & Closings

    Another busy month for openings included Bar Les Freres, a cozy new French spot from Zoë Robinson Pidgeon; Elaia and Olio, the restaurant and wine bar from Ben Poremba; and a new home for Niche, Gerard Craft's flagship venture. Closings were few, though my colleague Liz Miller's farewell to Spanky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    County Health Department Releases Open Letter Ahead of Farmers' Market Meeting

    Last month, the St. Louis County Council began considering changes to the regulations governing farmers' markets. Clayton Farmers' Market master Deb Henderson has been an outspoken critic of the proposed new rules, telling Gut Check "if [the county] rewrites a definition of of a farmers' market and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Ten Suspects Netted in FBI Heroin Sting

    Members of an FBI task force blanketed the St. Louis metropolitan region during the early hours of yesterday morning in a three-county sting operation in attempt to dismantle a heroin trafficking ring. The roundup resulted in ten arrests in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Molldeli's Delicatessen Set to Open in South County

    ​Molldeli's Delicatessen is slated to open very soon at 11836 Tesson Ferry Road in south St. Louis County. According to a recent post on its Facebook page, the restaurant is awaiting final inspections before opening.I haven't been able to contact Molldeli's directly as of yet for more information, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    UPDATE: Two Dead In Senseless High-Speed Crash in St. Louis

    Update 3:26 p.m.: Sources tell Daily RFT that the name of the driver is Terrence Harris. A man with that same name and year of birth faces multiple charges in St. Louis County for a similar offense. Terrence Harris, of the 11900 of El Camara Drive in north St. Louis County, was arrested last October ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Stimulus Funds to "Educate" St. Louis County Council About Need for Tougher Smoking Ban

    Your stimulus dollars at work!​As we reported earlier today, St. Louis County has received $7.5 million in federal stimulus funds for a campaign to cut back on tobacco use here.But now Daily RFT has learned that the county is using some of the money to hire a non-profit organization to "educate" i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Ten St. Louis County Bars That Allow Smoking Indoors

    Image via​Health Nazis beware: Although many places in St. Louis County have banned indoor smoking, quite a few joints in the county still allow patrons to torch their squares. A lengthy list of 120 or so establishments is exempt from the Indoor Clean Air Code. View the full list here. Below, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    When Criminals Imitate the "People of Walmart"

    Police describe the suspect as "heavy set" and bald with some bad tattoos on his forearm.​St. Louis County police are looking for the man pictured here in connection with the theft and fraudulent use of a credit card stolen from a vehicle in October. The suspect later used the credit card to purch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Cash-Strapped Government, Huh? Why Don't These Agencies Pick Up Their Money?

    ​Did you hear the guy who called in to Charlie Brennan's show on KMOX this morning? Said fella claimed that if you punch "St. Louis" or "Missouri" into the state treasurer's database of unclaimed property -- that's code for dinero, folks -- you'd find all kinds of local and state agencies with dol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    County Brownies Announce A Crackdown on Area's Barney Fifes

    ​Ever been pulled over in the county by a Barney Fife type? Good news. You now have a direct line to the St. Louis County Police Department Intelligence Unit (314-615-4692), who wants to hear all about your experience with a fake cop.Freaked about a proliferation of unlicensed po-pos masquerading ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Bill Would Make All Missouri Smoke-Free in 2011

    The entire state could join Chesterfield (and the rest of St. Louis County) in banning cigs in 2011.​State representative Walt Bivins (R- South St. Louis County) is sponsoring a bill that would make all Missouri bars, restaurants and businesses smoke free beginning next year. The bill has early bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Poll: What is the Smokiest Bar in St. Louis?

    No password needed, bub.​Riverfront Times reporter Keegan Hamilton writes this week how many bars in St. Louis and St. Louis County will be exempt from indoor smoking bans once those laws go into effect January 2011. Which brings to mind the question -- which bar in St. Louis or St. Louis County ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    St. Louis: Violent Crime Down Slightly in City, Even More in County

    ​The city and county police departments have released their 2009 crime figures, showing that violent crime fell across the region last year. In the city, crimes against persons dropped slightly by less than one percent in 2009, with one of the biggest percentage drops reported in the overall homic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Police Investigating Burglary at Rapper Nelly's Mansion in St. Louis County

    St. Louis County police are searching the woods and land near rapper Nelly's ostentatious compound in west St. Louis County after receiving a 911 call about an attempted burglary. Fox 2 News has more details and photos, like this​Our favorite feature of chez Nelly? The blue a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    St. Louis County Smoking Ban Passes

    In yesterday's election, St. Louis County voters overwhelmingly passed a smoking ban. What this means:*Casinos in the city and county are exempt from the ban.*As that Daily RFT link above puts it, "bars that earn 75 percent of their revenue from liquor sales" in the county can still allow smoking.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Cast Your Vote Here on St. Louis County Smoking Ban!

    ​At long last, the measure discussed ad nauseam in this here blog and other local media is before St. Louis County voters today. Should the majority of county voters today say "yes" to a smoking ban, a (somewhat) similar smoking ban would also go into effect in St. Louis City.Neither smoking bans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Heart, Lung and Cancer Associations Call on Dooley to Veto Smoking-Ban Bill

    Smoking debate drags on.​As mentioned yesterday on this blog, folks on both side of the smoking ban debate aren't happy with a bill that would ask St. Louis County voters to prohibit tobacco use in most businesses. For smoking advocates and many business owners, the bill is an unfair encroachment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Smoking-Ban Bill Smolders in County Council​A bill that would allow residents of St. Louis County to vote on an indoor smoking ban, was again debated at a County Council meeting last night but did not move any closer to a vote. Action was delayed after council members and the public did not receive copies of the pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Where Not to Drink and Drive this 4th of July Weekend's not that we here at Daily RFT endorse drinking-and-driving. We don't. (Truth be known, we're much bigger fans of drunk jazzercising.) But for those who do plan to imbibe this three-day weekend and get behind the wheel, here's a few areas you'll definitely want to avo ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    The Big Bloody: Masked Men Raid North County Home, Murder Teen

    St. Louis County police are searching for answers following a brazen raid early Monday morning in the Castle Point neighborhood. That's where a group of three to five gunmen wearing ski masks entered a home in the 10300 block of Earl Drive and shot to death 18-year-old Donovan Forrest of St. Louis. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Regional Smoking Ban Gathering Steam legislators are taking note a proposed bill in St. Louis City calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. The bill, proposed by Central West End alderwoman Lyda Krewson, would not go into effect unless St. Louis County passed a similar ban. Yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Thursday, April 2: Morning's Newz

    A 62-year-old grandma successfully defended herself yesterday in a Clayton courtroom on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the shooting of a 17-year-old male. Said the winning defendant: "I knew (the prosecutors) didn't have any evidence, because I didn't do it." There's be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Thursday, March 12: Morning's Newz

    Police in Maryland Heights are on the lookout for the "feces bandit" -- a suspect accused of spreading human excrement in Wesport Plaza bathrooms. The bandit has also been leaving his (or her) "trail" on vending machines on college campuses. Terry Sedlacek, the man charged with gunning down the Rev. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    St. Louis Smokers and Non-Smokers to Face off March 17

    Attention all flip-floppers, wafflers and vacillators who still can't make up their minds about whether St. Louis needs a smoking ban (probably the same folks who were "undecided" days before the election), there is a "Smoking Showdown" scheduled on March 17. The event, which will be held at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Press Release of the Day

    Unreal's inbox, as usual, overfloweth, so officially this should be yesterday's press release of the day, but what the hey...It comes to us from the good folks at the St. Louis County Department of Health, and you can read it after the jump.But first please permit us to note that not just any docume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    FoodWire: Saleem's in U. City to Become Ranoush

    A sign outside the former Saleem's location at 6501 Delmar Boulevard in University City says that the space will become Ranoush. The sign describes Ranoush as a "Middle-Eastern restaurant -- the Syrian experience." No further details at this time.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Kudos to Five Mayors Willing to Stand Up to Smoking Bullies

    Congratulations to the mayors of Clayton, Creve Coeur, Olivette, Overland and University City. Last month they sent a letter to the St. Louis County Council and other municipal mayors asking for a county-wide ban on smoking in public places. These five mayors did so despite the loud and vitriolic pr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2008
  • News

    August 8, 2007

    Can You Hear Me Now?

    When you dial 911 on your cell phone, there's a good chance dispatchers will have no idea where you are.

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 25, 2006
  • News

    December 7, 2005

    Applied Pressure

    Should St. Louis County grant tax breaks to Scientology-linked tutoring programs?

  • Calendar

    August 31, 2005

    Look! Up in the Sky!

    Air fair, mon frère

  • Calendar

    April 13, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of April 13, 2005

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2004

    Rally Cry

    Show off your sweet ride at the county parks' road rally

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2004

    African-American Idol

    With extra Bass

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Place to People-Watch

    St. Louis County Courthouse

  • News

    November 7, 2001

    There's No Place as Bad as This Home

    Assessment flap doesn't bode well for the county's ambience

  • News

    May 23, 2001

    Who's Next?

    Annette Green didn't have to die. Her death was a tragedy waiting to happen in St. Louis County's reckless war against two-bit drug dealers and addicts.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Bowling Lanes

    Tropicana Lanes

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    Getting Burned

    A North St. Louis medical-waste incinerator has spewed dioxin for a decade. Nearby residents say it's time to fight the fire.

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    No Way Out

    When Wendy Huddleston fell $1,370 behind in child-support payments, she was jailed indefinitely. She needed money or a lawyer -- and she had neither.

  • News

    February 2, 2000


    A statewide fight over the biggest-ever water-rate-increase request could spill over into St. Louis County

  • News

    January 26, 2000


    Developers of a Lemay casino have political muscle on their side. But the School Sisters of Notre Dame are betting on a higher power.

  • News

    June 2, 1999

    Easy Money

    Developers like the Sansone Group are using a state law to rake in millions of tax dollars for retail projects in the burbs. Trouble is, the legislation was designed to help blighted inner cities.

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