Cicadas Are Here in St. Louis, and Here's What You Need to Know

The cicada invasion is in full swing across the St. Louis region. Billions of cicadas are emerging from the ground — up…

By Zachary Linhares

Cicadas sit atop of the leaves on a hydrangea plant on Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Chesterfield.
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Haunting Photos From Inside St. Louis' Long-Abandoned Eliot School

For more than 100 years, Eliot School hummed with the activity of children learning. It was a hub for St. Louis' Fairground…

By Sarah Fenske

Vacant for 20 years, the Eliot School is located in St. Louis' Hyde Park neighborhood.
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Now Wash U Really Doesn't Want You to See What They're Up To

Last Friday, Washington University responded to the turmoil roiling its campus on the edge of St. Louis by erecting a barrier. As…

By Sarah Fenske

Students walk past workers installing a green tarp along the metal fence that surrounds Wash U’s Danforth Campus on Monday, May 6, 2024.
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Hundreds of Protestors Take to the Streets In and Around Saint Louis University

For the second time in less than a week, hundreds of Pro-Palestine protestors gathered at a St. Louis-area university to demand it…

By Kallie Cox

Pro-Palestinian protestors fill the campus of Saint Louis University on May 1, 2024.
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Wash U Crackdown on Pro-Palestine Protest Results in 80+ Arrests [PHOTOS]

Yesterday's sizable pro-Palestine protest at Washington University in St. Louis was swiftly met with orders to disperse — and as day turned…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Wash U Crackdown on Pro-Palestine Protest Results in 80+ Arrests [PHOTOS]
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Inside St. Louis' Abandoned Railway Exchange: Bored Suburban Kids

The Railway Exchange building in Downtown St. Louis was once where teenagers went to shop, cause trouble and awkwardly stand around. It…

By Zachary Linhares

Two urban explorers look out over Downtown St. Louis from the roof of the Railway Exchange Building.
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Train Derailment Sends 15 Tankers Off Track Near Soulard

More than a dozen railroad cars derailed this morning, April 16, in St. Louis' Kosciusko neighborhood, an industrial area on the edge…

By Zachary Linhares

Crews work to attach cables to derailed railcars.
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Chain of Rocks Bridge Park Is Open Again — and Much Improved

The Chain of Rocks Bridge Park reopened Sunday, April 14, after nearly a year of renovations. Great Rivers Greenway hosted hundreds of…

By Zachary Linhares

Crowds gather under the new picnic pavilion on Sunday April 14, 2024, at the Chain of Rocks Park.
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Ste. Genevieve's Total Eclipse of the Heart Was Spectacular

At 1:58 p.m. Central Time darkness engulfed the historic downtown of St. Genevieve as the total solar eclipse illuminated the sky over…

By Zachary Linhares

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Karlie Kloss Was Downtown Today Getting the Ultimate St. Louis Honor

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones hosted a ceremony honoring fashion icon Karlie Kloss this morning, dedicating a portion of Washington Avenue to…

By Zachary Linhares

Karlie Kloss, left, Mayor Tishaura Jones, and Derek Blasburg take a selfie on Monday, April 1, 2024.
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Spring Has Sprung in St. Louis — and It's Glorious

While the weather has been nice for a few months now (remember that shockingly balmy Christmas Eve?), spring officially sprung in St.…

By Zachary Linhares

Sravani Pendyala walks past blooming tulips on Saint Louis University’s campus on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.
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Blaze Destroys Former St. Augustine Church — Again

A three-alarm fire destroyed much of what remained of the former St. Augustine Catholic Church last night — with St. Louis firefighters…

By Sarah Fenske

The former St. Augustine Catholic Church sits open to the elements after a fire engulfed the historic building on Monday, March 18.
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Where to Live in the Metro East if You’re a St. Louisan Fleeing Missouri

St. Louisans are eyeing the other side of the Mississippi River. After all, unlike most deep blue cities in blood-red states, St.…

By Riverfront Times Staff

If you're a St. Louisan tired of Missouri, Alton — and the whole Metro East — beckon.
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Sk8 Liborius Cleanup Continues as Supporters Plan Their Next Move

Cleanup resumed at Sk8 Liborius on Sunday, March 10, after fire ripped through the famed north St. Louis skate church last June.…

By Zachary Linhares

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Inside the St. Louis Church at the Center of Kidnapping Claims [PHOTOS]

An alleged kidnapping has put the Mount of Olives Ministry church in the Patch in the spotlight. Two weekends ago, a woman…

By Ryan Krull

The sanctuary at Mount of Olives Ministry might be inside any other Protestant church in America. But this one is getting close scrutiny from prosecutors after a woman living here said she was kidnapped and beaten.
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Kites for Gaza Filled the Skies of Forest Park in St. Louis on Sunday

People flew kites for a cause on Sunday in St. Louis — and the weather could not have been more cooperative. On…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Kites for Gaza took place on Art Hill on Sunday, March 3, 2024.
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Another Really Big Sinkhole Opened in South City Today

Should we start to worry? Just a few weeks after a big old sinkhole closed the Bates Avenue exit of I-55, south…

By Sarah Fenske

Spire crews stand by a sinkhole that opened up at Idaho Avenue and Blow Street in the Carondelet neighborhood on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024.
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St. Louis' First Real Snow of the Winter Sure Is Pretty [PHOTOS]

After a winter that's been full of fakeouts and unusually warm temperatures, St. Louis finally got its first real snowfall of the…

By Sarah Fenske

A pedestrian walks in heavy snowfall on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in St. Louis' Hill neighborhood.
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St. Louis Police to Investigate After County Police Shoot Suspect in South City

St. Louis County Police conducting an investigation in the city's Dutchtown neighborhood exchanged gunfire with a suspect on Tuesday, February 13. The…

By Sarah Fenske

Police were on the scene in Dutchtown and Mt. Pleasant on February 13, 2014.
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Tenants of St. Louis Landlord See Tough Conditions Outside and In [PHOTOS]

“There are a handful of landlords in the city of St. Louis who know how to ... make so much money that…

By Riverfront Times Staff

An apartment building Cuong Q. Tran owns on Meramec Street.
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Fire in Florissant Home Kills Family Pet

Fire broke out in a home in Florissant earlier today — and it claimed the life of the family's dog. The Florissant…

By Sarah Fenske

A firefighter with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District stretches a water hose to extinguish a house fire on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, in Florissant.
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St. Louis Looks Beautifully Eerie in the Fog

As fog grips St. Louis for the second day in a row, RFT Photojournalist Zachary Linhares went out exploring — and found…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Fires burn in the distance as a layer of fog covers the Near North Riverfront neighborhood.
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Missouri's Rejected License Plates in 2023 Prove How Nasty We Are

Another year, another round of hopes dashed by the jack-booted thugs of the Motor Vehicle Titling & Registration division of the Missouri…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Missouri's Rejected License Plates in 2023 Prove How Nasty We Are
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The Wildest St. Louis News Stories of 2023

When it comes to dumb criminals, badly behaving public officials and embarrassing shenanigans, St. Louis punches well above its weight — and…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Rising star raunchy rapper Sexyy Red performed at Hazelwood Central High school — yes, high school. Unsurprisingly, things got a little nuts.
Read the full story here.
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2023 St. Louis News Quiz: Special More-Bizarre-Than-Ever Edition

It’s that time of year again for the annual RFT Final Exam, a proud St. Louis tradition dating back decades and carried on…

By Ray Hartmann

Hey, kids! It's time to play the 2023 STL News Quiz.
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What Your St. Louis Suburb Says About You

A few months ago, we gave city dwellers a gentle ribbing by explaining just what their St. Louis neighborhood signified to others.…

By Riverfront Times

Webster Groves
You are an educated liberal but not liberal enough to want to be around poor people.
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Moondog Rover Cut Short His Comeback — But Not Before One Last Match

It had been nearly a year to the day since I met Moondog Rover at DuBowl Lanes to interview him about his…

By Reuben Hemmer

Moondog Rover.
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What Your St. Louis Neighborhood Says About You

Sure, there are people who judge you by your high school. But the real assessment made once you're past, oh, 25 is…

By Riverfront Times Staff

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Photos From the Great Flood of '93 in St. Louis

Our cover package this week looks back on the Great Flood of '93 in St. Louis. Dig into our coverage to see…

By Rosalind Early, Jaime Lees

In Chesterfield, people head out to see the floodwaters after the Monarch Levee fails.
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Dreamy Photos of the Sunflowers at Columbia Bottom

Everyone loves sunflower season at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, especially our photography fellow Braden McMakin. He goes every year with friends to…

By Rosalind Early

Braden McMakin
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St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones' Snarkiest Texts That She Doesn't Want You to Read

In today's edition of "Politicians ... they're just like us!" We found out that Mayor Tishaura Jones is in a lot of…

By Riverfront Times Staff

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Josh Hawley's Dumbass Juneteenth Message Gets Dragged on Twitter

Yesterday was the federal holiday Juneteenth, the day that commemorates African Americans’ freedom from slavery. For U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, it was…

By Riverfront Times

Senator Smug (R-Missouri).
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