The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released new information on the accidents and arrests that took place during the Fourth of July holiday weekend across the state with a report showing that seventeen people died in traffic crashes this year -- and hundreds were arrested for drunk driving. The h ... More >>
A 40-year-old man who witnessed a car crash last night in north St. Louis called police and approached a vehicle to see if the driver was doing okay. A short while later, cops say, a group of suspects approached him -- and attacked. As the victim walked away from the assault, he noticed there was ... More >>
Two-year-old Darion Griffin adored Mickey Mouse, was a big fan of the movies Cars and Shrek, was always asking for his sippy cup and loved to eat grapes. His family will recall these kinds of details about the toddler today at his funeral service -- one week after a seventeen-year-old driver killed ... More >>
Update below: A seventeen-year-old male who fled the scene of a crash that killed a two-year-old boy Sunday night has turned himself in, St. Louis county cops say. Charges are expected later today. Our original coverage of the accident is below. Police spokesman Randy Vaughn tells Daily RFT that t ... More >>
Update: St. Louis police have arrested Menkara Rahman, a 34-year-old man who allegedly hit a pregnant woman and her six-year-old son in his car on Monday night -- and then fled the scene of the accident. Our original report on the hit-and-run is below. The Circuit Attorney's Office has issued warran ... More >>
Update: St. Louis resident William Gallagher, eighteen, has been charged in the hit-and-run crash this week that killed 87-year-old Virginia Bedrosian. Our original coverage is below. A probable cause statement form the circuit attorney's office says that Gallagher is facing charges of second-degr ... More >>
Cops have arrested Eddie E. Conners, a 56-year-old from the 6200 block of Dardenella, for allegedly running over a woman last spring with a pickup truck and then -- like a coward -- fleeing the scene. He left the woman in very bad shape. He's been charged with assault and leaving the scene of ... More >>
Authorities have charged the man they believe is the hit-and-run driver who mowed down two young boys as they crossed St. Charles Rock Road in Pagedale on Friday night. Rayeshon Williams, age four, died at the scene. His ten-year-old brother, Jayshard Conner, is recovering from injuries at the hos ... More >>
St. Louis Fire Department officials have confirmed that a school bus carrying approximately 20 middle-school students was involved in a traffic collision with a Metro bus this morning. The accident occurred at 7 a.m. near the intersection of North Kingshighway and Page Boulevard. Several students an ... More >>
Corbin Bergstresser, the University of Missouri Tigers provisional number two quarterback next season, was arrested early this morning by Boone County police. According to KOMU-8 in Columbia, Bergstresser hit a parked car around 3:15 p.m. and then drove off. He was arrested for leaving the scene of ... More >>
Aaron Bogue, 21, has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury crash in the hit and run death of tow truck driver David Bense. Bense was reportedly wearing a safety vest and placing road flares around a stalled vehicle on I-70 near West Florissant Road when Bogue struck and killed him Monday ... More >>
A MetroLink train on the Washington Park-East St. Louis line collided with a car at 37th Street and St. Clair Avenue in Washington Park, Illinois, early this morning. No one on the train was injured, but the driver of the car was taken to the hospital according to reports.MetroLink's Rider Alerts sy ... More >>
As we reported last week, Missouri is on a record-setting pace for fatal automobile accidents in 2012, mainly because of Missourians disdain for the seatbelt. Men's Health magazine, in one of its many "Metrograde" listicles, has further pinpointed the problem: On the whole, St. Louisans are the m ... More >>
The Missouri Highway Patrol reported this week that traffic deaths statewide are up this year. Between January 1 and March 7, Missouri roadways saw 29 more traffic fatalities than they did during the same time frame last year. If the accidents continue at their current clip (125 through March 7), ... More >>
St. Louis Metropolitan Police report that a 19-year-old black male rear-ended a Dodge truck, but admittedly didn't stop to exchange information. Instead, he drove off and the truck followed him. Both drivers eventually pulled over in the 9000 block of Riverview Drive (above) around 1:30 p.m. Sund ... More >>
An 11-year-old Madison County girl found some mysterious capsules on a dresser in her home and asked her mother, Nicole L. Edwards, what they were. Mom told her they were vitamins and left it at that -- she also left the capsules with her kid. The girl, who was smart enough to recognize that most ... More >>
Linda Bennett with Ricky Nelson on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1960, fifteen years before the atrocity that is "An Old Fashioned Christmas (Daddy's Home)."Yesterday Jezebel anointed "The Christmas Shoes" the worst Christmas song of all time. We at RFT Music agree that this maudlin ... More >>
Image viaAn Amish horse-and-buggy accidentDriving-while-Amish has proved, once again, a hazardous activity in Missouri. A 19-year-old Amish kid died on Friday after his horse-and-buggy was rear-ended by an SUV north of Seymour a few days earlier. This comes two years after a 29-year-old Amish man ... More >>
Newsflash from the most dangerous city in the country: 56 on-duty law enforcement officers were killed during felonious acts in 2010, and not one of those killings occurred in St. Louis. The Federal Bureau of Investigation yesterday published its annual report tracking the number of such de ... More >>
The 3600 block of Pennsylvania, where a body was found in a burning car on Friday. When the St. Louis Fire Department responded to a report of a burning car Friday morning near Gravois Park, they found more than just smoke, fire and burning rubber.They found a dead body.
Belleville News-DemocratFile this one in the most-disturbing-stories-of-the-week category. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that a woman -- who is currently a suspect in a hit-and-run case -- recently left jail and was promptly beaten with a baseball bat by the mother of a victim of the ... More >>
The 7100 block of Idaho, where an out-of-control vehicle from I-55 came to its deadly stop.File this one under devastating:A 17-month-old baby has died after an early morning accident July 4. Police say the driver of the car carrying Bella Houston lost control of her vehicle on I-55 near the Loug ... More >>
John Courtney, 29, was apparently killed on Manchester by a hit-and-run driver.Here's a sad update to a story we briefly mentioned earlier in our crime roundup: The young man who was struck and killed by a Hyundai just after midnight July 4 has been identified as John Foster Courtney.Courtney, 29 ... More >>
Cameras save lives, says study. But at what cost? Here's one for all you red-light camera haters: A study released yesterday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) suggests that cameras saved 159 lives in the fourteen biggest U.S. cities that used the technology from 2004 through 20 ... More >>
Jason RossA truck driver from St. Louis is in custody today in Colorado after driving nine miles in the wrong lane of Interstate 70 before colliding with a Buick and killing a 71-year-old motorist. According to reports, Jason Ross climbed into the cab of his 35-ton semi around 8 p.m. last night a ... More >>
William Mack SappPolice have arrested the second driver involved in a drag race that injured the flag girl north of downtown St. Louis Sunday night. William Mack Sapp, 19, of south St. Louis County, was charged yesterday with second-degree assault and felony leaving the scene of an accident. St. ... More >>
In the weeks following the hit-and-run car accident that claimed the life of Fattback's Dave Hagerty and injured his girlfriend Ellen Cook, the local music community has continued to lend its support to help defray medical costs.This evening, beginning at 5 p.m., CJ Muggs in Webster Groves will h ... More >>
St. Louis police are hunting for Fermin Jantes, whom they have identified as a person of interest in the August 1 hit-and-run car crash that killed Dave Hagerty, the lead singer of the band Fattback. The police identified Jantes as the driver of the pickup truck that hit Hagerty's car via su ... More >>
That's the speculation in mid-Missouri where a man was charged yesterday with second-degree involuntary manslaughter slamming into an Amish buggy in January.According to reports, 43-year-old Jeffrey Fleming of Staunton, Illinois, was traveling down Highway 63 in rural Randolph County this past Ja ... More >>
7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, July 23. Lumière Theatre at the Lumière Place Casino, 999 North Second Street.
Ian FroebTime to make the doughnuts!Doughnut lovers, our long national nightmare is over. World's Fair Donuts (1940 South Vandeventer Avenue; 314-776-9975) has reopened after a two-week break necessitated, according to the sign posted on the front door, by an car accident.I've been trying to cont ... More >>
In an effort to cut down on the number of traffic accidents, nine local law enforcement agencies have formed a high enforcement action team to patrol I-270 more closely this summer. They'll be paying special attention to speeders, tailgaters and non-seatbelt-wearers. Image source
A 66-year-old man was crossing Kingshighway at Connecticut near Tower Grove Park last night when he was struck and killed by a car that ran allegedly ran a red-light. Kingshighway and Connecticut as viewed looking north.Witnesses reported that the man was in the crosswalk around 9:11 p.m. when he ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/passer-by/ / CC BY-SA 2.0You may recall how, last month, 29-year-old Eli Borntrager of Madison died after getting thrown from his horse-and-buggy in a crash on Highway 63 near Moberly. According to the story in the Hannibal Courier-Post, police have ruled it a h ... More >>
St. Louis Cardinals third-base prospect David Freese was arrested in Maryland Heights early Saturday on the suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Few other details have emerged about the incident, though Freese was not involved in an accident when detained by police.The Post-Dispatch notes this ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, November 24. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue. 21 plus: $15 in advance, $20 day of show.
10 p.m. Thursday, May 21. Deluxe Fine Food & Spirits, 2733
8 p.m. Saturday, November 11. Rickman Auditorium (745 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold).
St. Louis-area bicyclists are still bitter over the sentence given to the man who accidentally killed Michael Katz.
5 p.m. Saturday, August 12. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Saturday, April 22, at 9 p.m. The Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue)
Week of January 12, 2006
When a checkpoint isn't really a checkpoint, the constitutional forecast is cloudy
Week of January 15, 2003
Friday, Oct. 5; Club 54
Ethical Society of St. Louis