Representative Rory Ellinger, one of Missouri's most progressive Democratic voices, died Wednesday morning after battling aggressive liver cancer. Ellinger made national headlines earlier this month when Governor Jay Nixon flew to Ellinger's University City district to sign his final bill -- vital ... More >>
Federal judge Linda Reade has set aside three whole days -- today, Thursday and Friday -- for the sentencing of Martin Sigillito, a Clayton lawyer and American-Anglican bishop convicted by a jury last April for masterminding a $52 million fraud that fleeced the wealthy and working class alike. It wa ... More >>
Photos: Tony D'SouzaOccupy St. Louis members stand their ground and prepare to be arrested.For a moment last night, members of Occupy St. Louis had hope. Attorneys representing the protesters were meeting late into the evening with Federal District Court Judge Carol Jackson, arguing that the gro ... More >>
Last month, Daily RFT spoke to Jim Woodward the man in charge of operations for the largest federal courthouse in the nation -- the 29-story Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse (right). At the time, Woodward was working with contractors to determine the cost to repair flood damage after a pipe on ... More >>
The August 23 leak has closed 7 of the building's 16 courtroooms.It's been described as a "seventeen-story waterfall." But technically the cascade was twenty stories long, seeing how the leak originated on the seventeenth floor of the downtown St. Louis skyscraper and ended in a giant puddle thre ... More >>
With each passing day, the St. Louis Cardinals' decision to hire Mark McGwire as hitting coach is becoming a PR disaster of epic dimensions. Current ballplayers and Hall of Famers alike have turned against him, in many cases, quite bitterly. Ex-Cardinal great and Fox Sports Midwest an ... More >>
Gary Kaplan, founder of the now-defunct online gambling business BETonSPORTS, delivered a big win to the U.S. Department of Justice last week when he pleaded guilty to racketeering and fraud. Part of the plea-bargain included Kaplan's forfeiture of more than $43.65 million in proceeds he acquired ... More >>
An ex-employee of Copia Urban Winery and Market, the Washington Avenue dining spot that was lost in an early-morning blaze last December, faces federal arson charges. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the indictment this morning against 26-year-old Gilbert Summers, a "back bar" worker who ... More >>
An ex-employee of Copia Urban Winery and Market, the Washington Avenue dining spot that was lost in an early-morning blaze last December, faces federal arson charges. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the indictment this morning against 26-year-old Gilbert Summers, a "back bar" worker who ha ... More >>
Week of December 27, 2007
As a young political reporter with the Anchorage Times, I had a chance to spend an early-spring evening in 1983 with George McGovern. I can't recall the reason for his visit, but it doesn't matter now. I met him at the gate and we walked quietly through the empty Alaska Airlines concourse. We hailed ... More >>
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The Year in Review: A Quiz
A hometown boy's skills on the open range could win him $25K, Mariano Favazza offers a money-back guarantee, and Unreal gets to the seat of the issue at the new ballpark; plus, won't someone from the STL break the marathon-bowling record?
Week of October 8, 2003
Competing nominations bring high-pressure politics to the Century Building -- again
Jefferson County nailed them in an adult-business raid. Like it or not, they're poster boys in a fight to fix Missouri's sex laws.
Bill Beachum, war hero and Disabled American Veterans honcho, had an out-of-control dream that may soon land him in jail. Question is, was he the only old soldier on a mission of greed?
George "Buzz" Westfall
Architectural giant Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum is good enough for St. Louis
Local apathy over one of St. Louis' most noted exports, Miles Davis, isn't stopping his fans from organizing a bang-up commemoration of what would have been his 75th birthday
Bill Bangert wanted a world-class domed stadium in St. Louis County, but all he got was a tiny town. Now the 77-year-old dreamer is back in Missouri with a few more nutty ideas.
The only thing St. Louis can count on is uncertainty
Why refinish the deck when the hull's leaking?
Casino lawyer Michael Lazaroff cheated for years -- and the insiders knew. Now that he's cut the deal of his life, why does anybody believe him?
Bohemian Hill Project
Published the week of May 10, 2000
Can Jennifer Joyce parlay a healthy campaign war chest and family connections into a Democratic nomination for St. Louis circuit attorney?
Commerce may have thrown a wet blanket on the block party planned for the new federal courthouse by artist Mary Miss
A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel
Artist Mary Miss' plan for the space next to the new Federal Courthouse is vastly different from the statues and monolithic sculptures of the past. It's public art that actually keeps the public in mind.