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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Hundreds of Tires Illegally Dumped in North St. Louis Leads to 26 Charges

Posted By on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 4:48 PM

On February 2, a green pickup truck loaded with tires stopped in an alleyway in north St. Louis. As a police surveillance camera rolled, two men began unloading the unwanted cargo, adding them to the haphazard piles that stretched along both sides of the alley. "There were easily a...

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Republican Rep. Rick Roeber, Accused of Abuse, Resigns

Posted By on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 2:02 PM

This story was originally published by the Missouri Independent. Rep. Rick Roeber, a Lee’s Summit Republican facing accusations by his adult children that he physically and sexually abused them when they were young, is resigning from the Missouri House. In a letter to other lawmakers Tuesday afternoon, Roeber said...

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The Big Mad: The Good Rush, Bad Customers and Hawley's War on Baseball

Posted By on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 1:14 PM

Welcome back to the Big Mad, RFT’s weekly roundup of righteous rage! Because we know your time is short and your anger is white hot: The Good Rush: The Missouri legislature is attempting to besmirch the good name of Rush Limbaugh and we won’t stand for it — and...

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Man Fleeing St. Louis Police Crashes, Dies

Posted By on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 10:20 AM

A St. Louis man pursued by police on Monday has died following a violent crash in north city, police say. Silas Smith, 29, of the 4500 block of Anderson Avenue was parked at the Speedy Gas Station near the intersection of North Broadway and Riverview when he first caught...

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Monday, April 12, 2021

JeffCo Suspect Helped Hide Body of Missing St. Louis Man: Sheriff

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 4:56 PM

A man who investigators say helped hide the body of a murdered St. Louis man in 2019 has been charged with abandonment of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Timmy Miller, 51, of High Ridge in Jefferson County admitted to a Jefferson County Sheriff's detective that he saw another...

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Biden White House Gives Missouri 'C-' in Infrastructure While Pitching American Jobs Plan

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 4:23 PM

A new "Infrastructure report card" from the White House gives Missouri a C- on a variety of various infrastructure needs — notably, the pseudo-report card doesn't just target the conditions of roads and bridges, but a slew of shortcomings including lack of affordable housing, broadband access, and childcare. Released...

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Cori Bush, Sam Page Want Temporary Eviction Ban in St. Louis County

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 10:07 AM

Congresswoman Cori Bush and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page are asking the county council to issue an emergency measure to temporarily block evictions during the pandemic. The St. Louis County Circuit Court had taken a twelve-month break from evictions in keeping with advice from the Centers for Disease...

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More Missouri Women Than Men Are Getting COVID Vaccines

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 9:58 AM

This story was originally published by Mary Ann Steiner drove 2½ hours from her home in the St. Louis suburb of University City to the tiny Ozark town of Centerville, Missouri, to get vaccinated against covid-19. After pulling into the drive-thru line in a church parking lot, she...

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St. Louis 4-Year-Old Accidentally Shot by 5-Year-Old Sister

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 6:19 AM

A five-year-old girl accidentally shot her four-year-old sister on Saturday night in their home in the Carr Square neighborhood, police say. Three sisters were playing together in their home about 8:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of North 20th Street when they apparently got ahold of a gun. Police...

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Fox News Is Already Going After St. Louis Mayor-Elect Tishaura Jones

Posted By on Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 1:37 PM

A version of this story was originally published in the our sister paper Cincinnati CityBeat. Outspoken political commentator and talk-show host Geraldo Rivera asked a racist question of a Black man on a Fox News show Thursday. Rivera, who lives in Cleveland, was on the conservative cable channel to...

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