After a two-month investigation involving undercover visits to Walgreens stores across Missouri, the office of Attorney General Chris Koster is alleging that the company is illegally tricking customers with a pattern of "deceptive pricing" practices. The charge -- brought forward today in a civil l ... More >>
Update: The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office has charged 30-year-old Lamont Dukes with resisting arrest after the man allegedly fled from a cop during a "pedestrian check" over the weekend. Our original coverage of the incident is below. A police officer who thought the suspect might have a gun ... More >>
Got drugs? The city of St. Louis wants 'em. In an effort to curb medication abuse, city officials are partnering this week with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to encourage residents to remove "dangerous, unused and unwanted medications" from their ho ... More >>
There are a lot more questions than answers in a shooting over the weekend in which a 29-year-old man, driving in St. Louis, only realized he had been shot when he felt blood dripping down his arm. At least that's the description in the bizarre police report, which notes that the victim did not no ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>
Two unidentified Springfield, Missouri, women, ages 19 and 24, were accused of shoplifting by Walgreens staff, and the police were duly summoned. The young ladies expressed some concern to the police that there were kids waiting for them in their car. It was after midnight, after all -- you can't be ... More >>
A 31-year-old woman was in line at an East St. Louis Walgreens with her two daughters on Tuesday morning when another woman bumped her. The bumper said "excuse me" and walked away, but bumped her again when the mother was at the counter.This time the mother told bumper to go around her because "p ... More >>
Walgreens has announced a voluntary recall of 13-ounce packages of its store-brand chocolate-covered raisins because they may contain peanut, almond and soy ingredients. Click that link to see the UPC data for the offending packages, which don't appear to have been distributed to Missouri or Illinoi ... More >>
Laura Ann MillerDel Taco: Set to join Noah's Ark and the Parkmoor?We're all abuzz about the possible demolition of the Googie-style Del Taco on Grand, enough to merit Facebook pages and news stories about how outraged -- outraged! -- we are as a city. Were we equally outraged when these othe ... More >>
Robin WheelerGooey butter cake no longer belongs solely to St. Louis. We can blame Paula Deen for that. (Just because it has the word "butter" in its name does not mean it belongs to you, Paula.) In Memphis this week, Gut Check learned just how far beyond St. Louis gooey butter cake has tra ... More >>
Egg producers are in trouble again. Not because of salmonella, but because of egg price inflation. The Kansas City Star reports that the Associated Wholesale Grocers in Kansas City, Kansas, filed suit against a "cartel" of egg producers that it alleges has conspired since 1999 to raise egg prices. E ... More >>
Courtesy of the Kirkwood Police DepartmentThe Kirkwood Police want to know if you've seen this man -- perhaps in the neighboring pew.It was one of those dubious "Welcome to St. Louis!" moments we'd prefer to forget: Attending our first mass here at the Cathedral Basilica, we joined the queue for ... More >>
The New York Times reports that factory farms are starting to provide more space for confined animals in light of consumer preferences and changes in farming laws. They look at West Mansfield, Ohio, where farmers and animal rights activists have struck a deal that will stop construction on tightly c ... More >>
Courtesy of the Missouri State Highway PatrolMissouri busted 1,776 meth labs last year and we're on pace for more than 1,800 in 2010.Missouri has already done the three-peat -- leading the nation in meth lab seizures for three consecutive years, including a whopping 1,774 busts last year, nearly ... More >>
We are fingering two bright orange LiquiCaps, smooth and translucent in our palm like magic jellybeans. We have had this low-level cold for few weeks now. We're not that sick, but we're not getting better, either. We have come to approach each trip to Walgreens with increasing anxiety, sure ... More >>
Courtesy of SLMPD It was one "hot" summer for Jerry Cooley, according to St. Louis police. State and federal prosecutors have charged 57-year-old Jerry Cooley, of south city, with multiple counts of robbery and armed criminal action for holding up a handful of St. Louis retailers, and one ban ... More >>
Add to those bargains beer and wine.This blogger still recalls when Walgreens outlets in St. Louis had their own liquor departments separated from the main store with turnstiles to keep the kiddies out. Then suddenly, a decade or so ago, Walgreens abruptly stop selling booze. Rumor had it that th ... More >>
Kraft take-over of Cadbury approved. (NPR.org) Japan braces for cultural and economic impact of possible tuna export ban. (NPR.org)Young cheesemaker returns to old methods. (The Oshkosh Northwestern)Walgreens investigates selling prepared meals. (Business Week)In another outburst of f ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultimateslug/ / CC BY-SA 2.0And so a year has passed in that pageant of desperation, creepiness and accidental humor that we call craigslist Missed Connections. Much was gleaned in 2009! We learned that our fellow St. Louisans are capable of grave crimes against gramm ... More >>
Coke changing labels to make calorie counts more obvious. (MSNBC)New dinner party trend - share the work and the expense. (Chicago Tribune)Americans aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables. Michelle Obama to tackle the issue on November 10th episode of Sesame Street. (U.S. News and Worl ... More >>
St. Louis Police are looking for the man above who they believe robbed a Fed Ex/Kinko's at 700 Olive last Thursday. They also suspect he has pulled off the following heists: June 17 robbery at Walgreens, 3631 Gravois August 1 robbery at Deals, 3148 S. Kingshighway August 8 r ... More >>
Each week, we scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye recently. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aprilzosia/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Pregnancy test - I know this is weird - w4m - 19 - (Walgreens)"I saw you in the snack aisle. I'm ... More >>
For reasons I will not get into here, I went shopping this morning for one of these: Wikimedia CommonsWhen I told the Walgreens clerk I was looking for a "face mask," she cheerfully accompanied me to the cosmetics aisle and pointed out a squishy-feeling pomegranate concoction I might like. "Actually ... More >>
(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>
Voluntary poverty, sustainable agriculture, helping one's fellow man. A Catholic Worker community quietly grows in north St. Louis.
Walgreens, 4140 S. Broadway, 314-832-4990.
Another Vietnamese restaurant on South Grand? Yes, and the food is superb.
Week of November 5, 2003
The proprietors of JackSons' carry on a family tradition
Flower Depot Limited
Week of August 28, 2002
Adult Entertainment Co. Discount Store
Disturbed by the Red Cross' promotion of condom use, local Catholics are finding other organizations to handle blood drives. But is their stand having the intended result?
The South Side National Bank Building, an Art Deco icon at Grand and Gravois, could be rehabbed into apartments or replaced by just another Walgreens. The struggle is about to start.
After 70 years, St. Louis' beloved Parkmoor serves up its last meals -- with distraught regulars in attendance
The newest rumors regarding the Drugstore that Ate St. Louis
The drugstore chain continues to corner the market with potential new stores on the sites of the Parkmoor and the South Side National Bank
St. Louis is the sport's Cooperstown, but another Walgreens closes the next-to-last alley in the city