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    November 24, 2014

    Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Got Married Last Month: NYT

    Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot Ferguson teen Michael Brown, has tied the knot. According to The New York Times, Wilson, 28, and Barbara Spradling, 37, who is also an officer with the Ferguson Police Department, officially married on October 24. Wilson and his bride could have ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Ferguson Police Chief Says CNN Report Is Wrong, Denies Plans to Resign

    CNN caused quite a stir late Tuesday by breaking the news that Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson will step down soon as part of a multifaceted plan to overhaul the department. But so far, there's no sign that CNN's big scoop is true. Jackson, St. Louis County's police chief Jon Belmar, Ferguson ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Even North Korea Says Police Shouldn't Have Suppressed Ferguson Protesters

    North Korea loves to hate on the U.S. The armistice that stopped the Korean War in 1953 never really ended it, and Kim Jong Un's propaganda machine churns out anti-American rhetoric like we're still knee-deep in bloody conflict. So it's not surprising that the isolationist regime released its own s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    St. Louis Rock Band Tilts Interviewed on Fox News

    Local classic-rock indebted quartet Tilts stopped by Fox News' studios to be interviewed on the channel's late night talk show Red Eye during the band's east coast tour. It turns out Red Eye host Greg Gutfeld is a big fan; he reached out to Tilts to appear on his show and promote its new album, Cuat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Larry Conners Goes Back on TV as John Beal Roofing Spokesman

    Nobody -- not a judge, not TV news, nobody -- is going to keep Larry Conners off TV. The former KMOV anchor is contractually barred from working in TV news for six more months, so Conners is jumping into a new role: spokesman for John Beal Roofing.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Cardinals Fan Gives Pittsburgh News Anchor Kiss of Death After Pirates Loss

    After a decisive Game 5 victory over the Pirates, Cardinals fans were feeling jubilant and rowdy last night outside Busch Stadium. WTAE-TV Pittsburgh news anchor Guy Junker was doing an admirable job ignoring the St. Louis fans' best efforts to derail his report, until one red-haired lady managed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Blooper Videos: The Best On-Air Weather Broadcast Meltdowns in the Midwest

    In honor of the Facebook meltdown of FOX 2 Meteorologist Chris Higgins this week -- part of an angry response to his haters -- here at Daily RFT, we decided to compile some of the best recent weather broadcast debacles in the midwest for your viewing pleasure this Friday morning. From angry weath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    The Five Best Hairdos on St. Louis TV (Just for Men Edition)

    One thing is clear. St. Louis television viewers love Mike Bush's mop. The KSDK (Channel 5) anchor is nearly always the winner of our Reader's Choice award for Best Hair on Local Television Personality. Such was the case again last week when we unveiled our annual Best of St. Louis issue. See also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Six Best Hairdos of St. Louis' TV Personalities (Female Edition)

    We admit it. We regular St. Louisans are often guilty of being a year (or three) behind on the latest hair-style trends. Not so our television personalities -- especially our female stars. Just turn on the local newscast and you're likely to see some of the most fetching coiffures this side of India ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Police Chase Ends in Henious Crash at Grand and Chouteau

    All the TV news channels are abuzz this morning with a police chase that concluded in a fatal crash that killed three young people in the wee morning hours. It all ended at Grand Boulevard and Chouteau Avenue, and may snarl traffic a bit during the morning rush. According to KMOV Channel 4 (who had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Crazy Lake of the Ozarks Boat Crash Footage Goes Viral [VIDEO]

    Some utterly insane footage from inside an out-of-control motor boat is going about as viral as it gets. Brett Tintera, the cameraman, spoke to us from home where he is laid up with a broken leg and wrist, about the typhoon of attention he's received since the footage went online. "It's pretty bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Chaotic North Side Drug Bust: A Portrait of Desperation (and Maybe Worse)

    Image viaThis is how the suspect's Chevy Avalanche looked before getting completely smashed up in a police chase. ​All three TV news channels (KTVI, KMOV and KSDK) and the Post-Dispatch have covered the mess that whipped through the city yesterday afternoon: Two unmarked police vehicles pulled ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Reports: Bob Cassilly Killed This Morning at "Cementland" in Bulldozer Accident

    Photo by Jennifer SilverbergBob Cassilly at Cementland in 2000.​UPDATE 2:45 p.m. A source close to the family tells Daily RFT that Cassilly died from a "bulldozer accident" at Cementland in which the vehicle apparently overturned. One of Cassilly's employees found him around 8 a.m. after Cassilly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    The 10 Dumbest Things People Have Used to Get High

    ​"I can't explain why, I just love to get high."  When Jay-Z rapped those words on the song "Allure," he probably wasn't talking about knocking back a frothy mug of reindeer piss, subjecting himself to multiple bee stings or huffing spray paint out of a paper bag.The vast majority of drug use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    ABC Affiliate to Get News -- From NBC

    This just in: For the first time in almost a decade, you'll be able to get local news from your ABC affiliate in St. Louis, KDNL.Come January, there will be more local news on your telly.​But this doesn't mean KDNL (owned by Sinclair and operating on Channel 30) is going to hire hundreds of report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Keith Olbermann Dana Loesch = BFF?

    ​MSNBC's Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves last night after a temporary suspension (he wasn't allowed on the air Friday or Monday, which the rest of us call a long weekend). In case you've been living under a rock for the past weekish, Politico reported Friday that Olbermann had made three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder Turns Tables on Charges vs. Tea Party, True Racist Outfit is NPR

    Kinder: Tweets gone wild.​As you may be aware, the NAACP came out this week with a report connecting the Tea Party to fringe racist movements. As you can imagine, the Tea Party rejects the racist allegations. Now, one of Missouri's biggest Tea Party cheerleaders, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, is turning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Sklar Brothers Headed to St. Louis: Highlighting Fundraiser for Jewish Federation

    This just in...the comedic, tag-team duo Randy and Jason Sklar are coming to St. Louis next month to highlight the Jewish Federation's Young Professionals. The Sklars grew up in St. Louis before moving out to New York in the mid-90s where they gained fame for their stand-up act. Their performance at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Salmonella Patients Testify in Congressional Food Safety Hearings

    As reported yesterday, several giant egg farms are testifying before Congress after last month's massive salmonella recall. Also testifying - several people sickened in the outbreak, including a 77-year-old Colorado grandmother who nearly died from salmonella-related septic shock. Despite not being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Racist Source on Conservative Blog: Coincidence or Custom?

    Jim Hoft: "Are you serious?"​That's the question being asked after St. Louis blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit posted a video on his blog yesterday taken from the website Here are a few of the recent headlines at DiversityIsCrap: Niglet smokes potSo glad to be born whiteMuh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Interview, Part One: KSDK's Art Holliday Discusses Filmmaking, Johnnie Johnson and St. Louis' Contributions to Rock & Roll

    image viaArt Holliday, TV news anchor and director of an in-production film, Johnnie Be Good​Art Holliday is known for his work as a news anchor on KSDK, but he's also a independent filmmaker in his free time. In his latest project, Johnnie Be Good, he documents the life and career of Johnnie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Jack Abramoff: Now Flipping Pizzas Instead of Votes

    ​Shamed and prosecuted former uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff is working with a new kind of dough these days. That's right, instead of rolling out questionable gifts and incentives to lawmakers, Abramoff is now involved in business scheme even more yeasty than his congressional dealings: a kosher pizz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.3

    American country hams are making a comeback. (New York Times)Speaking of ham: A giant feral pig, the stuff of Internet legend, turns out to be...true. (Fox News)Yet another Starbucks reinvention: This time, its food is getting a makeover. (Reuters)

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.7

    The FDA isn't keeping up with its audit of state-level food-safety inspections. (USA Today)KFC wasn't prepared for the onslaught of customers with coupons from Oprah for free grilled chicken -- but there were no "riots." (AP)ABC News claims to have identified our favorite "recession foods."

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Top o' the Morning Brew: Tuesday, 3.17

    The USDA's new Country of Origin Labeling (pr COOL) law goes into effect today. (MSNBC)Apparently, it's food-allergy-news week: A new study finds that black male children have the highest risk of food allergies. (U.S. News & World Report)Research suggests that eating mushrooms could reduce a wom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 3.13

    Salmonella cases continue occur, mostly from peanut-butter crackers. (MSNBC)(Note to fellow RFT employees reading this: That includes the crackers in our vending machine!)A new Chinese food scandal? Questions about injecting meat with water. (Wall Street Journal)Sting is releasing his own wine. Is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Why I'm a Print Journalist...

    This morning I was again reminded why I choose to toil in the lowly field of print media and not broadcast journalism. Sure, television reporters earn much more money than we lowly newspaper scribes. And, yes, I certainly have the chiseled good looks to be a TV anchor man, or even a Hollywood star l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2009

    Classic Cocktails from Rachel Maddow

    Turns out MSNBC's Rachel Maddow knows a thing or two about classic cocktails. Here's an extended clip, via Gawker, from her radio show in which she offers recipes for some of the all-time greats. And, yes, she's right: Bacardi white rum is foul.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    In Wake of Normandy High's HIV Scare, Free Testing Available

    By now you've probably heard that "up to 50" students at Normandy Senior High may have been exposed to HIV. (Press release here.)

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.13

    How New York City restaurants are weathering the financial crisis. (MSNBC) David Lett, the "father" of Oregon pinot noir, has died. (San Jose Mercury-News) A very cool story about a Palestinian microbrewer. (AFP) - Ian Froeb

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2008

    Orange You Glad You Know Julius?

    Mr. Hunter, on the record

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    McCain Ad That Says 'Hot Chicks Dig Obama' Includes Two FOX2 Reporters

    A web ad for John McCain's campaign that claims "hot chicks dig Obama," among other assertions, includes two St. Louis TV newscasters.

  • Music

    December 27, 2006

    xStraight-Edgex New Year

    Sunday, December 31. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).

  • Film

    August 2, 2006

    Crash Test Dummy

    Will Ferrell's new film rides the line between on-screen storytelling and outtake antics.

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2006


    This concert will be great!

  • Music

    July 27, 2005

    Find the River

    Bill Callahan discovers new sounds and voices -- and cleans up with Chloe Sevigny -- on Smog's latest album

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Film

    March 10, 2004

    Dammit, Mamet!

    Based on Spartan, it would seem the master of macho dialogue has lost his touch

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Weathercaster

    Joe Petrovich, Ph.D.
    KMOV-TV (Channel 4)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Male)

    Art Holliday
    KSDK-TV (Channel 5)

  • News

    September 10, 2003

    Spin in the No-Spin Zone

    Some folks deserve our congratulations (kisses, Wash. U.!), some our patronage (we love Don Bellon's beautiful, found-object-filled deli) and still others our furrowed brow (hijinx on Bill O'Reilly's Web site: wha'?)

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    Low-Fat Menu

    Crazy Bowls & Wraps

  • News

    November 21, 2001

    Sex, Guys and Videotape

    For sweeps week, WB11 goes looking for gay men in all the wrong places

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Bad Head Job

    The Post leans on TV for election coverage and flubs the Big Story

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    Mad-As-Hell Letter-Writing 101

    School spirit goes haywire at the University of Missouri

  • Film

    July 14, 1999

    Muppets From Space

    Directed by Tim Hill