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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Image viaHealth 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 one...www.fox2now.comOur favorite feature of chez Nelly? The blue a ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
flickr.com/photos/epzibahA 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 >>
flickr.com/photos/fensterbmeIt'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 >>
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 >>
flickr.com/photos/carolinespicsRegional 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
When you dial 911 on your cell phone, there's a good chance dispatchers will have no idea where you are.
Should St. Louis County grant tax breaks to Scientology-linked tutoring programs?
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St. Louis County Courthouse
Assessment flap doesn't bode well for the county's ambience
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.
A North St. Louis medical-waste incinerator has spewed dioxin for a decade. Nearby residents say it's time to fight the fire.
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.
A statewide fight over the biggest-ever water-rate-increase request could spill over into St. Louis County
Developers of a Lemay casino have political muscle on their side. But the School Sisters of Notre Dame are betting on a higher power.
How the Page Avenue extension has been good for influential road-builder Fred Weber Inc. -- through construction contracts, profitable land sales and a sweet deal with St. Louis County to expand its golf course
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.