Good news, jet-setters. For the first time in twelve years, passengers at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport can now check their baggage at the ticket counter instead of wheeling it across the terminal to an explosive detector.
It's nothing out of the ordinary for the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri to call Abdul Kadir Mohamed. A Somali immigrant turned immigration attorney, Mohamed, 30, has often worked pro bono cases for the ACLU. So he wasn't surprised when the group's executive director, John Chasno ... More >>
In January, Matthew Buckingham posted a Craigslist ad in St. Louis seeking people who wanted to "help wounded warriors" and sell raffle tickets to aid veterans. It was part of a charity "Veterans Aid From All Foreign Wars." The ad said he would hold a raffle on July 4, 2013, with five-dollar tickets ... More >>
Is the Missouri Department of Revenue purposely tracking information about gun owners and sending documents off to the federal government or a private company? That's a question that Republican lawmakers in the state still seem to be asking this week after a resident hoping to get a concealed carry ... More >>
The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Commission announced today that TSA Pre, its passenger pre-screening program, will expand to more airports in 2012 -- including Lambert, a.k.a., TSA's Airport of the Year.TSA Pre allows passengers to provide information about the ... More >>
The Los Angeles-led FBI investigation into the online child pornography group known as "Lost Boy" resulted in the indictments of 19 Americans and fourteen defendants abroad. The men were charged collectively for running a child exploitation enterprise, among other crimes. The investigation, a ... More >>
Yesterday's list of the 10 Most Heinous Crimes of 2011 may have made you want to weep for the evil of humanity. Today we bring you the 10 Stupidest Crimes of 2011 in and around St. Louis (listed in order of dumb to dumber), which may also make you want to weep, but this time for stupidity. Or you ma ... 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 >>
A few years ago while living out West, Sylvia Longmire, a retired U.S. Air Force captain and former special agent with the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations, noticed that the news media often bollixed its coverage of the Mexican drug war -- a topic she'd been tracking closely for Californ ... More >>
Update 10:45 a.m.: The Transportation Security Administration today released a statement saying there was no security threat on United flight 3681 last night and no fake federal air marshals. The flight returned to the gate at the pilot's discretion. Original story follows...We're taking this sto ... More >>
Carnahan (with Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr.) will soon be adding an axe to his tool shed.We can officially say it now: Representative Russ Carnahan is getting the axe. What? Don't we have to wait for the 2012 elections for the fallout from redistricting -- when Missouri's shrinking population ... More >>
This man can douse your burning liver. First they were employed. Then they were told they'd be laid off. Then they learned their jobs would be saved ... but only after they lost them. Now they're unemployed. But not for long. Confused yet? So are we. This calls for a drink! This afternoon ... More >>
Al Quaeda's next target might be salad bars and buffets. CBS News investigated the Department of Homeland Security's claims that the terror group has planned to slip the poisons ricin and cyanide into buffet fare in simultaneous attacks at multiple restaurants and hotels. The department's not issuin ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher
A True Fashion Crime: Sponge Bob Air JordansPassaro Frango, the St. Louis business owner charged this year with possession of multiple "trailer loads" of counterfeit merchandise, was sentenced today to two years in prison. Frango, of University City, owned West African Art, at 2623 Ch ... More >>
Here's an update to a story Daily RFT first reported back in April. Photo: Nicholas PhillipsFrango's store on Cherokee Street.Yesterday the U.S. Attorney's office announced that Passaro Frango, owner of West African Art (at 2623 Cherokee Street) and F & A Fashions (at 6212 Dr. Martin Luther King ... More >>
A recent Associated Press article reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint Louis Art Museum.The mask, said to date back to the Nineteenth Dynasty (1293- ... More >>
Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.
Rod Shene paid a paltry few grand for a volume worth $500,000 or more. Only one hitch: The German government wants it back.
St. Louis immigrants are tired of playing the naturalization waiting game.
Dead Rising's zombies will eat your brain -- and your free time.
Hispanic immigrants cry foul over an alleged St. Louis housing scam
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
We raise our glass to John Goodman, the Cubs (please don't hit us) and the almighty Pimp; plus, not everyone is buying what the Department of Homeland Security is selling