A new study conducted by Wash. U. says that an increasing number of drug addicts simply can't afford fancy painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin anymore, so they're switching to a cheaper alternative: heroin. Dr. Theodore J. Cicero and his team based the findings on data collected between 2010 and ... More >>
When Eric Peters suggests Stephen Baier and I hike to Saint Charles for a group interview, he does it without his signature hyperbolic flair. The message comes with the watered-down flavor of a gin and tonic that sits at the bar without so much as a sip taken. "I know the perfect place... they have ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>
In case you missed it, Missouri is, yet again, number one in the nation for meth lab busts, new data shows. This is not much of a surprise to law enforcement officials in the state who deal with this every day -- especially those in Jefferson County, which has the second highest concentration of met ... More >>
Elain Kay Young and Katherine A. Mock were found guilty in March of plotting and carrying out the murder of Young's fourth husband, Melvin Griesbauer. Today both women were sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 killing.
Two rural Missouri women were found guilty of conspiracy to committ murder for hire as a tandem, despite their partnership falling apart and each woman turning on the other in court. Elain Kay Young, 57, and Katherine A. Mock, 58, face life in prison for the crime, which resulted in one man' ... More >>
Prosecutors in Randolph County have charged four people in the bizarre kidnapping and rape of a 22-year-old Moberly woman last week. Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols tells Daily RFT that the victim and 34-year-old Michael Wright were partying and doing meth in a Moberly hotel when Wright "bas ... More >>
It's true: Megaupload has been gone an entire week, and for the millions of people who used the site because they like their totally legal for-pay cloud storage to come equipped with fake download links and massive flash banner ads I'm sure things have been difficult. For copyright holders, massiv ... More >>
Big Boi mugs for the camera.Did you hear the one about the rapper who got busted for Ecstasy and Viagra? Earlier this week, Outkast rapper Big Boi got pinched for MDMA powder, Ecstasy pills, and an illegal prescription of the little blue pill for his disco stick. Which got us thinking -- what ... More >>
Sean McElroyIt is the most delicious, most thirst-quenching lemonade that anyone has ever tasted, anywhere -- like bottled sunshine. It is sublime. If lemonade fairies plucked the ripest Meyer lemons and combined their juice with the sweetest clover honey and the purest, coldest spring water, ... More >>
In recent years, the act of raiding mom and dad's liquor cabinet has spun off into raiding grandma's medicine cabinet for kids who want to get buzzed. "Pharm parties" have cropped up across the nation, involving prescription drugs like Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Percoset. Opiate-drug addictions, ... More >>
Justin RayAnother day, another heroin story in Metro East. This tale involves four disgraced men. The first two men overdosed and subsequently recovered; the second two were their suppliers, who were charged with a Class 1 felony that carries up to fifteen years in prison. It's a sordid tale ... More >>
Give those vicodins back, Dr. House.Got some delicious Vicodin squirreled away for a rainy day after that root canal? The U.S. Department of Justice wants you to give 'em up.Next weekend, four St. Charles county locations are accepting leftover prescription drugs in a project coordinated by the D ... More >>
image viaHere's some news that will shock you: Retired NFL players, who spent the best years of their lives running and throwing and getting tackled and getting hurt, take more painkillers than the rest of us. Since they were NFL players, they have better access to the good ones, like Vicodin ... More >>
"This evening is about my two favorite things," Steve Martin announced halfway through his most excellent, sold out show with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Roberts Orpheum last night. "Comedy and charging people to hear music." Well, uh, that pretty much sums it up, except that Martin reall ... More >>
At its best, the Montreal-based indie rockers Stars are cute, catchy, and eloquent. At its worst, Stars are redundant, boring and shallow. I've felt that way about the band's albums since I first dropped Set Yourself on Fire into my CD player in 2004. Slide Show Stars' performance last night at ... More >>
Unreal went to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker and all we got was this lousy story.
They get off on vampires and horror movies and brutal deaths. It's all part of the hell-hop scene.
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