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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Don't Even Think About Snapping a 'Ballot Selfie' in Missouri

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 6:43 AM

You can Instagram your lunch on Instagram and Facebook Live your baby's birth, but you'd better not put your vote on social media. So-called "ballot selfies" are the inevitable next step in a culture that insists on documenting every breath we take and calling any photo, not just ones we've...

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Stanford Will Give a Free Ride to Students Willing to (Gasp!) Return to the Midwest

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 6:05 AM

Hey college students — would you like to get an MBA from one of the top universities in the country? Do you need some financial help to pay the exorbitant tuition? Are you willing to drag yourself away from the land of In-N-Out Burger and spend a few years...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Joe Biden Is Coming to St. Louis Friday

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Looking for proof that Jason Kander's challenge to U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R- Missouri) has drawn the eyes of the nation? How about this: Uncle Joe is coming to town. The nation's vice president will be in the Loop Friday to stump for his fellow Democrat, the current Missouri...

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Jane Dueker Totally Took Money From the Payday Loan Industry. She Just Forgot

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Over the summer, Jane Dueker called a candidate for Missouri attorney general "a dispshit" because he apparently didn't know that his name was on a U.S. Supreme Court brief. And she's probably regretting her wording, because it turns out she's guilty of a similar sin — and now the...

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Hey Missouri, Here's the License Plate We've Been Waiting For

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 6:06 AM

Missouri's current license plates have all the charm of Jefferson City, only in two dimensions (which is one more than Jeff City has). There's an outline of the state (it's a mnemonic device for our dumbest citizens), two very faint, entangled ribbons of taupe that are supposed to signify...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Older Man Beaten on Cherokee Street in Broad Daylight Yesterday

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 1:40 PM

A 64-year-old man was punched in the face in a strong-arm robbery yesterday around noon in the heart of Cherokee Street. According to a GoFundMe page put up by his neighbor, the man was taking a walk for exercise. He was in the alley near the intersection of Cherokee and...

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Dan Buck, Partner in $42 Million Chesterfield Complex, Blasted Islam as 'Frightening'

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:01 AM

One of the new partners in a $42 million sports complex being planned for the Chesterfield Valley, Dan Buck, runs a foundation to teach young baseball players teamwork and respect — a group that will be the beneficiary of the for-profit side of the development, and active on site....

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Wedding Photog Posed as Pornographer to Trick Women into Bed, Feds Say

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 6:09 AM

A 33-year-old Missouri man may have thought he'd found a foolproof way to convince women to have sex with him — by posing as a talent manager, photographer and videographer for various porn productions. And when the women complained that the checks he gave them had bounced, or that...

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Monday, October 24, 2016

St. Louis Police Officers Shot in 2016 Are Part of National Spike

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:36 AM

Late on the night of October 20, as a St. Louis County police cruiser carted a bloodied officer to the hospital, news of his shooting swept across the department.  Police Chief Jon Belmar visited the hospital that night, checking on his wounded officer and speaking to the other cops who'd...

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'Time Bank Youth Court' Could Divert Teens in Trouble Near Cherokee

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:00 AM

By next year, youth busted for municipal ordinance violations in two south city neighborhoods — Gravois Park and Benton Park West — may have the opportunity to face justice in something called a Time Bank Youth Court.  "Time Bank" is not the title of finance-themed science fiction epic. In...

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