This week, the United States Army announced that one of its sergeants in Fort Hood, Texas, is facing allegations of pandering, abusive sexual contact, assault and maltreatment of subordinates. The accusations are especially damning because that sergeant worked in the sexual harassment and assault ... More >>
Early Saturday morning, two police officers arrived at the apartment of Andrew Bush, 29, a south St. Louis county resident who opened the door and pointed an assault rifle at them. That's the account of county police officials who say that the two cops -- now on administrative leave -- responded t ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, December 22. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
State Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights) announced today that she will file legislation in January aimed at closing Missouri's "Gun Show Loophole" that allows for the sale of weapons without background checks. "After the recent horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, ... More >>
Often, ex-lovers fight. Less often do those fights involve assault rifles and brief police stand-offs. Rashidi Greer, a 21-year-old from Hazelwood, was arrested Sunday on multiple charges that he shot at his ex-girlfriend with a assault rifle. It was midday on Sunday when a police officer happened t ... More >>
The Missouri National Guard is hosting an interesting, weeklong training starting this Saturday called "Vigilant Guard." The exercise imagines a catastrophic earthquake that ripples through the New Madrid Seismic Zone -- which could badly damage our fair city. "The initial earthquake and anticipate ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, August 20. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Before we introduce you to Gregory Littlejohn, who's from Waterloo, Illinois and looks terrifying, we should explain what the History Channel's "Top Shot" is. It's a reality show, for those whose reality consists of:navigating back alleys, rappelling down buildings and hitting moving targets from ... More >>
courtesy of the National Guard BureauThe Missouri National Guard, on the ground in Joplin. (It does kind of look like WW II, no?) The news in Joplin, Missouri, is even worse than initially feared. Not only are there at least 89 people dead, but a broad swatch of the town has been destroyed. T ... More >>
You should have stuck to your guns, Rear Admiral Tidd!The Navy has reversed course on its momentous decision to allow same-sex civil unions to be performed by chaplains on bases. And it's thanks in part to Missouri's own U.S. representatives Todd Akin and Vicky Hartlzer, plus 61 of their colleagu ... More >>
Today's comment comes in response to a post today on Congressmen Todd Akin's (R - Town & Country) attempt to stop Navy chaplains from performing same-sex marriages now that the miltary's Don't Ask Don't Tell has been repealed. Reader "the REAL kitty" responds: one minute, Conservatives are all a ... More >>
Reuters released a special report last week about how post-Cold War diplomats were put to work advocating for U.S. business interests abroad, at times straddling the line between being diplomats and hucksters. Case in point: American company Lockheed Martin wanted to unload some F-16 fighte ... More >>
War is hell; trying to pay for college tuition in Missouri ain't all that easy either.A group of military veterans is suing trustees at the University of Missouri, Southeast Missouri State University and the Moberly Area Community College, alleging that the universities systematically overcharged ... More >>
Unless you've been hiding out under a rock, you probably heard that Saturday, the Senate followed the House in voting to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." DADT, signed into law in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, was meant to be a compromise on allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual soldiers to serve in ... More >>
Support them once they're home, too.When Kurt Schwab returned to St. Louis from deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2005, he came up against a different sort of conflict: navigating the complicated system of veterans' benefits with essentially no support."I cam ... More >>
Imagine waking up in your bedroom to see your ex-boyfriend standing over you and your current lover. In the hand of your ex is a butcher knife. That scene played out in real life yesterday morning in Fairview Heights. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that a 31-year-old woman awoke in her home ... More >>
Image ViaLady Gaga at Monday's rally.Missouri Senator Kit Bond joined his Republican colleagues and three Democrats yesterday in defeating a defense spending bill that would repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy allowing gays to openly serve in the armed forces. (Sen. Claire McCask ... More >>
Regarding our post early today about State Rep. Brian Nieves allegedly assaulting a political rival and threatening him with a gun...Now's there the following from Nieves' radio program. In the video Nieves says he has "no problem" calling an AR-15 what it is: an "assault rifle." He then goes on to ... More >>
Update 12:09 p.m. with official incident summary from St. Louis police. Four men dressed in all black and carrying automatic weapons -- including an Uzi and AR-15 -- held up an ATM company early this morning in Midtown St. Louis. The crime occurred around 5:30 a.m. this morning at ATM Solutions in t ... More >>
And, no, it's not jihadists strapping bombs to themselves. (Thank God.)Unfortunately, for reasons still unknown, six members of the state's National Guard have killed themselves this year. That's the most in one year since the Guard starting keeping track in 2001. Remarkably, none of the six were de ... More >>
If you caught the opening of last night's All-Star Game, then you learned about St. Louisan Eric Greitens and his Mission Continues, a non-profit that empowers and aids wounded veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.Greitens was a winner of this year's People Magazine All-Stars Amo ... More >>
Q: What's worse than a trip to the dentist? A: A letter from the dentist telling you that his dirty dental tools may have exposed you to hepatitis or HIV. More than 1,800 veterans received such a letter this week informing them that St. Louis VA Medical Center had not properly cleaned its dental ... More >>
Ike Skelton: Defender of Family ValuesA group of gay-rights activists plans to protest outside U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton's district office in Jefferson City this morning. Members of the LGBT organizations GetEqual and Show Me No Hate say they will drop off a petition with 3,000-plus signatures ... More >>
Skelton: Say you're sorry!GetEQUAL, a national LGBT organization and Show Me No Hate, a Missouri LGBT rights group, are demanding a public apology from Ike Skelton, the Democratic House Representative from Missouri's 4th district, who last week stated he didn't want to change the military's "Don ... More >>
Ike Skelton: Defender of Family ValuesMissouri Congressman Ike Skelton has unleashed a new tactic in his opposition to overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gay service members. The Democrat from Missouri's conservative 4th District told reporters yesterday that he opposes ... More >>
It will be more difficult to oust gay members of the military under new guidelines Defense Secretary Robert Gates handed down today.The new regulations -- which will become effective immediately -- place higher-ranking officers in charge of discharge hearings and require a greater amount of evide ... More >>
Skelton: Wants to keep the military ol' school.Yesterday Daily RFT poked fun at Missouri legislators tripping over themselves in Jefferson City to support (or oppose) the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy toward homosexuals serving in its ranks. These state lawmakers essentially have no b ... More >>
Monarch (7401 Manchester Road; website) is hosting "Operation Give Thanks" to benefit U.S. military families this Saturday, November 7, from 7-11 p.m.The restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds from a select bar menu to the non-profit Operation Shower, which the organization's own website d ... More >>
This just in from the media arm of Mansion Theatre, home of "Branson's biggest shows."A junket of Branson-based singers and a few Branson favorites (i.e. Tony Orlando) just returned from a trip to Iraq and Germany to visit and entertain U.S. troops. The group also handed out Crocs sandals to the Ira ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, November 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
3930 Lindell Boulevard
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