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  • Rep. Wieland Tries Once Again to Regulate Red Light Cameras

    published Jan 26, 2012

    ​Representative Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) filed a bill in the Missouri House today that would regulate the use of "automated traffic enforcement systems," better known by most drivers as "those damn... More >>

  • Albert Pujols' New Baseball Card

    published Jan 26, 2012

    ​CNBS sports reporter Darren Rovell posted this dagger in the hearts of Cardinal fans. Close examination of the bottom right corner of the base reveals a Kansas City Royals logo, which means this ph... More >>

  • Ed Martin To Run for ... Something

    published Jan 26, 2012

    ​Republican Ed Martin has kiboshed his plans to run for Congress, because the Missouri Attorney General's job seems more appealing. Or more attainable, maybe. Martin has previously announced his int... More >>

  • James M. Clavin: St. Louis Homicide No. 8; Shot During Argument

    published Jan 26, 2012

    ​James M. Clavin, a 34-year old white male, was walking in the 1500 block of South Eighth Street in Soulard (above) at 2:36 a.m. this morning when he got into an argument with unidentified males (nu... More >>

  • Hamm-O-Gram Contains No Real Ham

    published Jan 26, 2012

    ​Truly, we live in an age of marvels. Hamm-O-Gram is a new online service that will send a personal letter -- that's an actual letter transcribed from your form, not an email -- to the friend of you... More >>

  • Beer Al Fresco

    published January 12, 2012

    Finally, winter has arrived. You know what that means -- it's time to break out the big beers, the chewy ones that count as two full meals each... More >>

  • Logo Hat Bandit Caught; No One's More Surprised Than Him

    published Jan 25, 2012

    ​St. Louis County Police Detectives, acting on information relayed to them by the Maplewood Police Department, have arrested Bryon J. Gullion, the so-called "Logo Hat Bandit," in the 7000 block of G... More >>

  • Screw Your Jumping Jacks, Pat Conway

    published Jan 25, 2012

    ​Fired Up Missouri recently pointed out some of the more inane bills proposed by our state legislature, and HB 1063, proposed by Rep. Pat Conway (D-St. Joe) is particularly egregious.And I quote, "H... More >>

  • Improving the Edward Jones Dome
    FEATURED STORY

    Improving the Edward Jones Dome

    published Jan 25, 2012

    ​Matthew Hathaway over at the Post-Dispatch has a concise look into the particulars of the Edward Jones Dome's pressing need for self- improvement. It's pressing in the sense that there's a February... More >>

  • Missouri Leads Nation in Black Homicides

    published Jan 25, 2012

    ​The Violence Policy Center released its analysis of homicide data for the year 2009 (the most recent year with full available statistics), and for the second year straight, Missouri leads the natio... More >>

  • What the Dickens?! For Kids!

    published Jan 25, 2012

    ​John Hendrix makes a living creating illustrations and covers for periodicals such as the New York Times and Rolling Stone. It's a difficult field to break into, and it's just as difficult to maint... More >>

  • [UPDATE] Robert W. McGartland: St. Louis Homicide No. 7; Shot In Sight of Friend

    published Jan 24, 2012

    ​The Post-Dispatch and other sources report that three men are now in custody and have been charged for their involvement in Robert W. McGartland's death. Jerry Shelton (18), T.J. Hill (19) and Mich... More >>

  • Flintstone's Chewable Heroin?

    published Jan 24, 2012

    ​An 11-year-old Madison County girl found some mysterious capsules on a dresser in her home and asked her mother, Nicole L. Edwards, what they were. Mom told her they were vitamins and left it at th... More >>

  • Hot Tub Pervert Goes Down for Thirteen

    published Jan 24, 2012

    ​Hot tub? Check. Neckbeard? Check. Pleading guilty to first degree statutory sodomy with an underage relative? Check, please.Kevin Wayne Weckherlin, 30, of Warrenton, yesterday pleaded guilty to the... More >>

  • Deotray Tribbitt: St. Louis Homicide No. 8; Found Shot in the Shotgun Seat

    published Jan 24, 2012

    ​This is a strange one, even for St. Louis. On Sunday night just before 10 p.m., police received a call from a person claiming they were being shot at by two suspects in a black Pontiac Bonneville. ... More >>

  • What's Next for the Arch?

    published Jan 23, 2012

    ​These are exciting times for the Gateway Arch. Our local icon is four years away from its 50th anniversary, and it's scheduled to have an entirely new look by the time that date rolls around. The C... More >>

  • Prosecutors Drop Charge Against Marijuana Petitioners
    FEATURED STORY

    Prosecutors Drop Charge Against Marijuana Petitioners

    published Jan 23, 2012

    ​Looks like peaceful protest still works. On Saturday morning, St. Charles City Attorney Mike Valenti officially dropped charges against two Show-Me Cannabis Regulation volunteers who were cited by ... More >>

  • Wayne's World

    published January 5, 2012

    Writer, bon vivant, raconteur and licensed-and-bonded kabuki plumber Scott Phillips is on a hot streak lately. Last year's novel, The... More >>

  • Shedding Some Light on Electric Rate Increases

    published Jan 20, 2012

    ​Jeffrey Tomich at the Post-Dispatch has an interesting article today on the possibility that AmerenUE and Kansas City Power & Light, the two largest electric utilities in the state, are coordin... More >>

  • The NonProphets Cash It In

    published Jan 20, 2012

    The NonProphet Theatre Company announced yesterday that there will be no encore to their fifth season. The group has officially disbanded effective immediately, putting an end to their long run as bot... More >>

  • Show-Me Cannabis Protest in St. Chuck Tonight
    FEATURED STORY

    Show-Me Cannabis Protest in St. Chuck Tonight

    published Jan 20, 2012

    Show-Me Cannabis Regulation activists plan to canvass the intersection of Main and Monroe streets tonight at 9:30 p.m. as a peaceful protest against two of its volunteers being cited by St. Charles po... More >>

  • Toop Suit Riot

    published January 5, 2012

    Penelope Toop is the wife of Lionel, the village vicar, and also a former actress. Her lack of traditional "vicar's wife" qualities makes her a... More >>

  • Cop Ganks Dank, Feds Spank

    published Jan 19, 2012

    ​Here's why your package from Humboldt didn't arrive in time for Christmas: Sergeant Larry J. Davis of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department enjoys his job so much that he allegedly took work... More >>

  • The I-55 Exit Is A Pain in the Ass

    published Jan 19, 2012

    ​Two motorists were tooling eastbound on I-44 between 8:25 and 8:55 p.m. last night when the driver heard "a loud popping sound" at the I-55 south exit. According to the police report, the driver ex... More >>

  • Wayne A. McKinney: St. Louis Homicide No. 6; Shot Behind the Wheel

    published Jan 19, 2012

    ​Homicide detectives were called to the 2800 block of Dayton in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood (above) yesterday around 1 p.m. to investigate another apparent murder. Wayne A McKinney, 34, was fou... More >>

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