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    June 19, 2014
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    May 15, 2014

    Things Outkast Is Cooler Than: The Complete List

    Outkast has made something of an art form out of cleverly describing its own level of "cool." Though the Atlanta duo is far from the first rap group to do so, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have certainly made a game out of it, employing all manner of wordplay in their explanations of the matter. "Cooler th ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    This Winter Is Killing Missouri's Fish

    As this hellish winter slowly comes to an end, you may start to notice something strange in Missouri's lakes and ponds: Lots and lots of dead fish. Apparently, Missourians are braving the slowly climbing temperatures only to find their nearby body of water full of dead fish.

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    January 27, 2014

    10 Amazing Unfiltered Pictures of the St. Louis Sunset Last Night

    God seemed to be apologizing for the polar vortex Sunday night when the sunset lit up dazzlingly in pink and orange after an unusually warm winter day. So before St. Louis returns to below-freezing temperatures and snow flurries, let's take a collective St. Louis breather and remember the beauty an ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Letter to the Editor: Please Shovel Your Sidewalks, St. Louis!

    Even with a sturdy shovel in hand, the foot-high snow banks left by this weekend's winter storm seem impenetrable. But before you decide to wait for this week's warmer temperatures (if you can call below freezing "warmer") to melt the snow on your sidewalks, consider this note from Daily RFT's new ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    But Wait -- How Does Hurricane Sandy Affect Us?

    In case you've been living under the proverbial rock, you have likely heard that Hurricane Sandy, also known as Frankenstorm, is bearing down on the East Coast, bringing with her 90-mile-per-hour winds, twelve-foot water surges and snow. Flights have been cancelled. Everybody is hunkering down (exce ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    August 14, 2012

    SE Missouri Is Hardest-Hit By Drought, Yet Will Most Likely Produce Bumper Corn Crop

    Southeast Missouri has been wracked by severe category of drought for much of the summer -- just last week the U.S. Drought Monitor report showed that the entire southeastern corner of the state qualified for D4 status, the most exceptional category of drought. On Friday, the USDA forecast that corn ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Thanks to This Stupid Drought, Food Prices Are Expected to Rise in 2013

    Yeah. There's still no rain. Sure, the sky tantalizes us from time to time with dark clouds and even distant thunder and lightning and everybody gets all excited, but does it ever deliver? It's such a tease. So we're all hot and sweaty and gross and our lawns are all brown and this misery is expecte ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Isn't This Summer 2012 Commemorative T-Shirt a Little Premature?

    Spotted outside Baked T's in the Delmar Loop: Isn't this a little premature? Especially since we've got 100-degree temperatures lined up as far as the National Weather Service can see?

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    June 28, 2012

    Just How Hot is 108 Degrees?: Daily RFT Time-Travels Back to 1954 to Find Out

    The National Weather Service predicts that the temperature will hit 108 degrees this afternoon. That's only a few degrees more than 105, which we've lived through plenty of times, but 108 seems more significant somehow, maybe because the last time it was ever this hot in St. Louis was back in July o ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012
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    January 30, 2012

    Projected High Today, 68 Degrees, Is Total Bullshit

    ​The National Weather Service predicts a high temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit today, which would set a new record high for January 30 in St. Louis (the current record is 67 degrees, set in 1884.) This is complete bullshit.All weekend long, people were gushing about the beautiful weather while ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    St. Louis Sees First Snow of Winter

    ​It's official. December 27 is the fist snowfall of the 2011-2012 winter. St. Louis picked up about an inch of extremely wet, white-stuff overnight. It won't last long. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-40s today under partly sunny skies and get even warmer later in the week. No more snow ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    July 29, 2011

    St. Louis Heat Warning Now Extended into August

    ​Yesterday's high temperature in St. Louis reached 101, and while the mercury is expected to dip a bit today, the humidity is also expected to climb, making it feel just as warm or even hotter than the past few days. And the heat isn't going to let up anytime soon. Today the National Weather Servi ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Heat Wave Injures Four People in St. Louis

    This weather is getting intense, y'all.​It's sweltering. In fact, it's officially time to start blasting Nelly's "Hot in Herre." (That's the most appropriate way Daily RFT could devise to both celebrate the city's skyrocketing temperatures and validate every citizen's complaint that the weathe ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Joplin Tornado Three Weeks Later: Looters, Do-Gooders and One Giant Mess

    Albert SamahaThe mangled wreckage of a red car illustrates the tornado's merciless power. The vehicle's other half was found nearly fifty yards away.​ EDITOR'S NOTE: The Riverfront Times' Albert Samaha traveled to Joplin this weekend, three weeks after the southwestern Missouri city was struck ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Rare Fungal Disease the Latest Horrible Thing to Hit Joplin

    image viaZygomycosis: the next horrible thing to hit Joplin.​Just when you thought things in Joplin couldn't get any more post-apocalyptic, the Huffington Post reports this morning that a rare and deadly fungus is now infecting tornado survivors. Zygomycosis happens when soil or vegetative m ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Joplin Teachers Urge Nixon to Veto Facebook Bill

    State Representative Jane Cunningham has no problem with child labor -- but boy is Facebook dangerous to Missouri's youngsters!​The Missouri Legislature passed a bill two weeks ago designed to protect children from predatory school teachers. But the bill has stirred up some surprising opposition - ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Elephant Aids Joplin Tornado Cleanup (Video)

    The Piccadilly Circus was scheduled to perform in Joplin over the Memorial Day weekend. But that was before the May 22nd tornado destroyed the town. Still, the circus arrived in Joplin over the weekend, not to perform -- but to help with the cleanup. In this clip below, an elephant from the circus p ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Eat at Hardee's -- Help Joplin

    Hardee'sEat this at Hardee's to help the victims of the Joplin tornado. ​ If you're searching for ways to donate to disaster relief efforts following the deadly tornado that ripped through Joplin on May 22, Hardee's has a couple of options -- and one involves biscuits. On Thursday, June 2, s ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Tornado Alarms Got You Down? Move to Corvallis, Washington

    The Ingalls would have been better off staying in Wisconsin. And why, oh why oh, did we ever leave Ohio?​With all the flooding downstate, and the tornadoes that destroyed one wing of Lambert and almost all of the city Joplin, and the golf-ball-sized hail that pummeled parts of St. Louis yesterday, ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Tornado Relief at Ferguson Restaurants This Friday, May 6

    Jennifer SilverbergCork Wine Bar in Ferguson​Between the devastating outbreak of tornadoes in the South and this past weekend's killing of Osama bin Laden, the tornadoes that struck north county last month might seem like a distant memory.For victims of that storm, however, the need for help remai ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Delta Flight Skids in Snow Saturday; Plane Carried Kit Bond and Adam Wainwright

    The spring storm that dropped more than four inches of snow Saturday at St. Louis Lambert Field is being blamed for a frightful landing that day. A Delta flight from Atlanta carrying 142 passengers touched down around 5:30 p.m. and briefly skidded off the runway before the pilot was able to correct ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Mother Nature Loves the Irish More Than the French

    When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay, And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.​Could it be that Mother Nature (or perhaps even God!) loves the Irish more than the French? That's the message one could get while staring at the heavens this ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Severe Weather? Be Very, Very Aware This Week

    It's a twister! Don't you want to be prepared?​It's irony that only Alanis Morissette could love: The state of Missouri had to cancel its annual Severe Weather Drill today because of -- yep -- severe weather. Apparently we won't just be practicing our response to crazy weather conditions today; we ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Why Your City Street Continues to Resemble a Swiss Glacier

    The intersection of Chouteau and Vandeventer as photographed this morning.​Daily RFT has fielded several inquiries from readers wanting to know why their St. Louis street remains snow-packed and why the city isn't doing anything about it. Yesterday we got on the blower with City Hall. Here's the d ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    It's Just Snow, People!

    ​Oh no! Call in the National Guard! A few inches of snow have fucking January! Who could have ever seen this coming? Let's all freak out, buy up all the bread and toilet paper in stock at the stores -- since we seem to be on the verge of shitting ourselves anyway -- and sit at hom ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    City Museum Struck by Lightning -- Everything Fine

    Since we've had absolutely no mention on Daily RFT about the violent storm that ripped through St. Louis yesterday evening, we present this: Via Facebook​Yep. Lightning struck the City Museum around 6 p.m. last night. No one was hurt, although the building got roughed up a bit. Some areas of the r ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    Lightning Struck 2 Yesterday, Felt 'Tingly'

    Image viaYesterday's storm as imagined from my outpost cowering under my desk.​Monday's ominous lightning-filled sky looked pretty cool, huh? The lightning, however, was much less awesome for the two people who were reportedly struck by it yesterday.

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    June 17, 2010

    Iced Tea with Limoncello, Stellina Pasta Café

    Our water glass is perspiring so furiously, it's making a puddle on the bar. Diners are fanning themselves with menus. We are waiting for a table at the newly renovated Stellina Pasta Café. It's Friday night, the place is packed and the a/c is on the fritz. An employee opens a few windows, and the ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Photo: Tornado Track Through Des Peres on Saturday

    ​It's official. The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado did touch down in Des Peres during Saturday's violent storm front that hit the St. Louis region around 4:30 p.m. April 24. According to the weather service, the twister touched down in a Des Peres subdivision and traveled northwe ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Cold Blood In Kansas City: Snow Plow Driver Shot on the Job

    Image Via​There's a reason Kansas City is nicknamed Killa City: our counterparts on Missouri's west side have almost as many shootings as we do-- and that's saying something. But just when the violence starts to seem routine, someone goes and busts a cap in a snow plow driver. Talk about in cold b ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Snow My God: Up to Two Inches In Store for St. Louis Tonight?

    The unseasonable warmth that was November 2009 has so, so sadly come to an end. It's officially f***ing cold outside.Indeed, December has arrived with a vengeance: forecasters are calling for a high of 37 degrees this afternoon, with strong winds and rain/sleet showers throughout the day, turning to ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    County Police Offer "SKYWARN" Training to the Public! Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No! It's a f@%#ing funnel cloud! ​Ever want to be a storm spotter, but just didn't know if you have what it takes? Well, you're in luck. The St. Louis County Police Department this fall is offering free SKYWARN training to ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009
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    March 5, 2008
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    February 5, 2008
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    May 16, 2007
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    May 10, 2007

    Press Release Headline of the Day

    "Missouri River Flooding Results from High Amount of Rainfall During Short Period of Time, says MU Professor" -Unreal

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    April 5, 2006
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    August 17, 2005

    The Orange Peels

    Tuesday, August 23; Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue)

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    September 29, 2004
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    September 24, 2003

    Best Frame Shop

    The Framery

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    September 25, 2002

    Best Weathercaster

    Kent Ehrhardt, KMOV (Channel 4)

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    July 12, 2000

    Collision Course

    Gateway International Raceway is speeding to expand parking. But environmentalists are waving a red flag.

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