Thursday morning's hearing in Judge Robin Vannoy's courtroom was, in a word, dramatic. Cornell McKay is facing ten to 30 years for an August 10, 2012 armed robbery. His lawyers argue that evidence collected in the robbery investigation clearly points to a different man, Keith Esters, currently se ... More >>
Update below: A gay couple that recently got engaged says that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is intentionally rejecting their engagement announcement that they want to run in print, because they have some sort of unwritten policy against same-sex couples. The accusation of the duo Kurt Lee and Kyle Ha ... More >>
A lawsuit has divided the partners behind one of St. Louis' best known and most successful restaurants, the Midtown barbecue joint Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340). Joe Holleman of the Post-Dispatch broke the news of the lawsuit pitting Michael Wegmann against Mike Emerson (who i ... More >>
The price of the Monday through Saturday Post-Dispatch increased 50 percent last week from $1.00 to $1.50. The Sunday paper also jumped 50 cents to $2.50.
In an editorial last Wednesday, the Post-Dispatch lamented public distrust of the media (which is now at a record high, according to Gallup). The daily suggested that both conservative and liberal cable-news hotheads may or may not be totally to blame, but surely don't help the situation. So what do ... More >>
Post-Dispatch restaurant critic Joe Bonwich published his final review today, reaffirming downtown institution Tony's (410 Market Street; 314-231-7007) as a "perfect" dining experience and awarding it four stars out of a possible four. Bonwich will continue to work on the Post-Dispatch's "Let's Eat ... More >>
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Scenario: You're one of those dinosaurs who still subscribes to the print edition of the Post-Dispatch, and for the third time this week, today you picked the paper off the front lawn to notice something strange. For a paper that seems to be constantly getting slimmer and slimmer, the Post-Dispatch ... More >>
Retirees of the cash-strapped Post-Dispatch say they were misled about health benefitsA dozen former employees of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are suing the local daily for fraudulent inducement and negligent misrepresentation, claiming that the paper's top brass pulled out of a 2007 agreement ... More >>
courtesy St. Louis Post-DispatchNovember 11, 1911, as depicted by a Post-Dispatch cartoonist.Yes, friends, it is that mystical day, the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year of the century. (Technically, only the tenth, but whatever.) Several among you took to the Twitters t ... More >>
Are you smarter than a Missouri legislator?Yesterday the Chronicle of Higher Education came out with a report comparing the education levels of state lawmakers around the nation. To my knowledge, just two St. Louis news outlets reported on the study: Riverfront Times and the Post-Dispatch. But lo ... More >>
The latest circulation numbers aren't miraculous at all.Across the country, the rate of decline at America's largest newspapers has begun to slow. For the last six months, they averaged a drop of 4.99 percent Monday through Friday, and 4.46 percent on Sunday, according to a report just out today ... More >>
Saturday fades awayIf you're looking to pick up tomorrow's Saturday edition of the Post-Dispatch at area stores and newsstands, fuhgeddaboutit. The paper announced this week that, effective tomorrow, the Saturday paper will no longer be for sale at retailers on a single-copy basis. Instead, the P ... More >>
Someone alert the attorneys at the Post-Dispatch! I smells a lawsuit. From this morning's St. Louis Beacon...As regular RFT readers may recall, the Beacon -- comprised almost entirely of former Post-Dispatch employees -- originally planned on calling itself the St. Louis Platform. Then, a f ... More >>
Kase WickmanLast week, we told you about the financial woes of the Central West End's beloved Planet's Daily News Kiosk (which, judging by a quick drive past this morning, appears to be selling papers again, as of today!). Since then, we've heard from several customers who say that Tony and ... More >>
In an attempt to alleviate a $46 million shortfall in the city's budget, the Civil Service Commission yesterday decided to cut employee benefits, increase furlough days and, most drastically, lay off workers, including two dozen firefighters. Firefighters, needless to say, is not pleased with this ... More >>
Laser pointers: Not just for freaking out your cats.The Post-Dispatch has an interesting article today about a 21-year-old man arrested Tuesday night for shooting a laser pointer at a St. Louis County Police helicopter. According to the paper, the man was sitting in a parked vehicle around 9:30 p ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergTuft outside the Post-Dispatch in 2006.Veteran reporter Carolyn Tuft is stepping down from the Post-Dispatch.Daily RFT first got wind of Tuft's departure earlier this week. We've been unable to get in touch with Tuft, but today Post-Dispatch editor Arnie Robbins responde ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsNegotiations between the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's corporate parent and the local union that represents the paper's staff have so deteriorated that union officials have agreed to free up $500,000 in union assets for tarring and feathering. The St. Louis Newspaper Guild is n ... More >>
It's easy to accuse the editors of the Post-Dispatch's website of being a bit prudish, especially after last month's episode when stltoday.com editor Kurt Greenbaum cost a reader his job for posting the word "pussy" to the paper's website.But to think of the stltoday's editors as overtly puritan wou ... More >>
'Twas a busy night and early morning of murder and mayhem in St. Louis over the past 14 hours. The most recent incident occurred around 5 a.m. this morning when a Post-Dispatch delivery man parked his van in the 1300 block of Kraft in Dogtown. View Larger MapAs the delivery driver was loading p ... More >>
Okay, so the story in today's business section of the Post-Dispatch is mostly about how a company that sells holiday decorations is opening an office in downtown St. Louis. (Yes, exciting!)But the real news is the photo (below) that accompanied the story.Post-Dispatch, Section B1, 11/13/2009If yo ... More >>
The Post-Dispatch is out with an interesting article about how St. Louis County Police plan to use "bait houses" to catch burglars. The idea was borne from the popularity and success of bait cars -- vehicles rigged to kill the engine and lock the doors and windows when stolen by car thieves. The ... More >>
Reading this morning's Post-Dispatch article on the St. Louis Public School District, I was left with two thoughts concerning yesterday's first day of classes. The first impression was that once again attendance on opening day was pathetic. As the daily notes, 20 percent of the 25,000 students en ... More >>
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newsroom last night lost another four people: three news researchers (who compile material for reporters) and a photo assistant.Executive editor Arnie Robbins announced the cuts in a memo to staff this morning, saying, "We left a handful of positions unfilled over the cou ... More >>
Yes it's true. Peeing in the shower is NOT unhygienic, according to this piece in the Post-Dispatch. Plus, it would apparently conserve hundreds of gallons of year per household. Why, there's a little TV spot running right now in Brazil that advocates shower-peeing for everyone - aliens and basketba ... More >>
The copy editors at the Post-Dispatch must have been sleeping Tuesday night. How else to explain the words "Riverfront Times" sneaking into Wednesday morning's paper?But there it was on page B4 of an article (excerpted below) on Valley Park and a feud between its ex- and current mayor. As ... More >>
zazzle.com/blog tshirtsLast week editors at the Post-Dispatch asked readers to take a poll weighing in on the voluminous number of comments often appended to articles on its stltoday.com website. The poll, which followed an incident in which a commenter allegedly made a vulgar remark on the site (wh ... More >>
An All-Star Game cover of the Post-Dispatch now for sale on stltoday.com for $19.95.The All-Star Game was very kind to the hometown daily. The media-focused magazine Editor & Publisher yesterday reported that the Post-Dispatch increased its press run by 20,000 copies today and yesterday based on ... More >>
Late last week Lee Enterprises informed all the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's non-union editors and managers that they are required to take a *second* week-long furlough in 2009. According to the memo circulated, the furlough days must be taken between June and September 27. This time, pay will be reduc ... More >>
An anonymous tipster tells me (briefly) that Lee Enterprises'/St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Suburban Journals is laying off its "creative department" today. (By my tally, the last pink-slipping, of 45 employees, occurred last fall.) Supposedly the creative jobs are being "outsourced." Not sure how many ... More >>
By a landslide, the winner is "mednek," whose comment on the Post-Dispatch article about Pi cooking pizza at the White House managed the trifecta of being racist, inaccurate and off-topic. The nature of the winning comment seems especially appropriate given the national attention that Post-Dispatch ... More >>
American Journalism Review just published a piece about newspaper accuracy where layoffs-meet-the-Internet, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the main character in the 3,530-word article.Only hard-core media wonks will appreciate all three-thousand of those words, so I've taken the liberty of posti ... More >>
This just in!The Post-Dispatch is launching a marketing blitz today entitled, "Turn Up The Moxie!"Can you feel the excitement already?!An e-mail from publisher Kevin Mowbray sent yesterday afternoon to all of the paper's employees explains the facts behind the campaign! Read it after the jump!
The Post-Dispatch had an article today noting that Schnucks will begin construction of its much anticipated downtown location at 315 North Ninth Street. A few key notes from the story: The planning process -- not the tough economy -- delayed construction of the downtown location, said Lori Willis, a ... More >>
On the eve of Election Day two weeks ago, some online readers of the Post-Dispatch opened their inboxes to find an intriguing note from the local daily: an e-mail touting Proposition A, the controversial gambling ballot initiative that aimed to do away with the $500 loss limits enforced at the state ... More >>
Did the Post-Dispatch deliberately give its new blog the same title as the competition?
Survey: Post-Dispatch finishes dead last in urban coverage.
Unreal spills the beans
Did the Post-Dispatch try to buy itself?
The old Post-Dispatch building
Despite glowing coverage of local gay events in the Post-Dispatch, bigotry is alive and well
What makes a restaurant the "best," according to the Post-Dispatch advertising department
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is finding common cause with some local television newscasts.