After a few long days visiting family in California, Guillermo Eduardo Ramirez-Peyro was now fighting off sleep behind the wheel of a cherry-red Ferrari. Transporting the exotic coupe — a $200,000 612 Scaglietti — back to New York was to be the highlight of the Christmas holiday out west ... More >>
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is great at keeping secrets. Maybe too good. Last year, after the state was forced to find a new source for its execution drug pentobarbital, he declared the identity of the execution drug supplier a state secret, alarming journalists and citizens alike who say this is a ... More >>
Update, 9:00 a.m.: We spoke with Jay E, producer of almost every song on Country Grammar and frequent Nelly collaborator. While he certainly isn't about to condone anyone's actions here, he is urging restraint. After all, none of us were there. He posted the following on his personal Facebook page y ... More >>
Update: A Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department press release confirms that drug-sniffing dogs led cops to the enormous stash. Nelly's tour bus was just busted last night in Texas with massive amounts of weed, heroin and a loaded gun. Daily RFT is not certain what's crazier -- the sheer amount of ... More >>
Breaking Bad is a terrific TV show, maybe the best currently in production. It is also -- and this is a crucial point here -- a work of fiction.So when ice-cold badass Gus Fring smuggles meth inside buckets of batter for his fried-chicken empire, the proper response is 1) to applaud the brillianc ... More >>
Two bodybuilders from St. Charles County have been indicted for conspiracy to purchase and resell Chinese-processed Human Growth Hormone, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri announced yesterday. Gregory Loomans, 40, and Keith Ashabranner, 32, each face up to five y ... More >>
image viaMark Hughes, a 47-year-old St. Louis County man, pleaded guilty Monday to selling thousands of fake Viagra and Cialis pills over the last several years. We think it sounds like he should bone up on proper business practices? It's going to be hard to explain this one at his next high scho ... More >>
Photo by Nicholas PhillipsFive inches of blank pages! Thanks, federal government!As part of some routine fact-checking for our current cover story on local Hispanic publisher Cecilia Velazquez, RFT requested her file from U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS).And what a response we got! N ... More >>
Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.It came in a small b ... More >>
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When the feds busted the "Black String Gang," they scratched the surface of the Vietnamese youth problem in South St. Louis. But no one's bothered to dig deeper into how it started.