An FBI agent who works with the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force against child porn is charged with choking a 13 year-old boy unconscious. Special agent Scott Armstrong, 37, plead not guilty to misdemeanor third-degree assault charges during an arraignment in June and wil ... More >>
Gay marriage may be banned in Missouri's constitution, but gay divorce isn't. A lesbian couple in Columbia appears to be the first to get a divorce in the state, which officially banned gay marriage in 2004.
Missouri's bicycling enthusiasts launched a grassroots campaign over the weekend after a legislator tried to take bicycles off the list of transportation methods eligible for more state funding. Rep. Paul Curtman, a Republican who represents Franklin County, says he doesn't want roads and bridges t ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Update: Following reports of arrest for marijuana possession, Representative Jeremy LaFaver resigned this morning as chair of the House Democratic Victory Committee, the campaign committee for the Democratic Caucus. His staff just sent out the following statement from LaFaver: "The goal of electin ... More >>
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released new information on the accidents and arrests that took place during the Fourth of July holiday weekend across the state with a report showing that seventeen people died in traffic crashes this year -- and hundreds were arrested for drunk driving. The h ... More >>
Gavin Stark, a University of Missouri senior and baseball player, is accused of drunkenly causing quite a commotion on campus Monday night -- allegedly smashing a rock through a window, shouting profanities at officers and throwing a fellow student's computer to the ground. Around 11:30 p.m. on Mo ... More >>
In case you missed it, Missouri is, yet again, number one in the nation for meth lab busts, new data shows. This is not much of a surprise to law enforcement officials in the state who deal with this every day -- especially those in Jefferson County, which has the second highest concentration of met ... More >>
One of the more heated battles in D.C. this year so far centers around the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a measure that provides protection for victims of domestic violence. Congress failed to extend it last year, but it's now under consideration at the House -- after it passed ... More >>
Betty Anne McCaskill, who is now most famous as one of the chief campaigners for her daughter Claire but who had a long career of her own in Missouri politics, died yesterday at home in St. Louis after a long illness. She was 84. Claire McCaskill, who had last week suspended her campaign for re-ele ... More >>
Update: We just heard back from Chairman of the Boone County Republican Central Committee C. Bruce Cornett. Meet Mitch Richards. He's the crazy young Republican candidate for the 47th House District in Columbia. He's pro-gun, he's pro-life, he thinks big government should butt out. But he also has ... More >>
So, in addition to worrying about who's effluvia is all over the bed sheets and if there's a spy-cam under the sink when you check in to a motel, now you have to be aware that the folks in the room by the ice machine could be running a meth lab.
Ken Henderson's van was searched at the Boone County Fairgrounds last June, and police found some unusual contraband -- seven alligators. The gators were seized, and Henderson was charged with 17 counts of animal abuse. The gators were returned to him in August, because a judge banned them from the ... More >>
Corbin Bergstresser, the University of Missouri Tigers provisional number two quarterback next season, was arrested early this morning by Boone County police. According to KOMU-8 in Columbia, Bergstresser hit a parked car around 3:15 p.m. and then drove off. He was arrested for leaving the scene of ... More >>
The nation's foreclosure crisis has officially entered its newest chapter -- criminal allegations against the various players involved -- and Missouri is playing a leading role. Last Friday a Boone County grand jury handed up a 136-count indictment accusing an Georgia foreclosure-services c ... More >>
Screenshot viaSince last Thursday, the confirmed cases of E. coli in the St. Louis area have increased from 16 to 30. Investigators still haven't found the source of the contamination. Four cases of E. coli have been reported in Boone County, Missouri, and aren't thought to be related to the ... More >>
An early poster for the Missouri Muzic Festival. Nicki Minaj was removed from the lineup months ago.On Saturday afternoon, the organizers and operations management of the Missouri Muzic festival stood watching a weather forecast for Sunday predicting more storms. It was raining hard and the w ... More >>
Welcome to our favorite Commie holiday, where we celebrate the laborers by taking Monday off and no longer wearing white. We'd say something about the coming of Fall, but our landlord just announced they've decided to keep the pool we share with a nearby apartment complex open until the end ... More >>
image viaClarkFirst of all, you definitely shouldn't be collecting kiddie porn in the first place. But if you do, don't be like 52-year-old Joseph Clark, who lives in Columbia. Clark neglected to delete, or back up, his cache of kiddie porn when he took his computer into the shop for repairs ... More >>
image viaThe Old Stewart Road Bridge in Columbia, where James T. Scott was lynched.Back in the spring of 1923, someone raped fourteen-year-old Regina Almstadt, the daughter of a professor of German literature at the University of Missouri. Regina told Columbia police that the rapist had a Cha ... More >>
Image ViaDeer hunting in the St. Louis 'burbs isn't confined to Big Buck Hunter.Missouri's four-day urban deer hunt ended Monday with more than 587 deer harvested in the metro areas of St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia-Jefferson City. Boone County (home to Columbia) led the countie ... More >>
Roar! I'm in jail. Wait - ANOTHER Mizzou football player got arrested? Before the season has even started?Yes: Derrick Washington -- the senior tailback who scored 10 touchdowns and rushed for 865 yards last year -- turned himself in to Boone County authorities yesterday right after being charged ... More >>
Tausha Fields: Sentenced to life w/o parole.She was described as a seductress, a manipulator and a murderer. In total, some seven former boyfriends and/or husbands testified or were mentioned during the murder trial with similar stories regarding Tausha Fields, a 34-year-old woman convicted of pl ... More >>
Image sourceJury duty, that beloved civic rite known to eat up as many as three days even if you're not selected to serve, is about to get even longer. Starting January 1, Missouri judges will have to allow lawyers extra time to look up the litigation history of potential jurors on Case.net, ... More >>
Wright: Or was he wrong?Once again, don't f--- with old people. And especially don't f--- with them when they're out antiquing and their shopping trip gets interrupted by someone calling them up on one of those dagburn cell phones with all them tiny little buttons. A lawn worker in Sturgeon, Miss ... More >>
Ronald ElicThe skeleton found outside Columbia this weekend has been identified as Ronald Elic, of Overland, Kansas. A 13-year-old discovered Elic's remains Saturday in the woods outside Boone County Jail. Authorities say Elic was a prisoner in the jail last summer, serving a seven-day term for p ... More >>
Advocates of home birthing will not likely see passage of a bill legalizing midwifery this year, but they're counting the current legislative session as the most successful to date. That's mainly due to maneuvering by Sen. John Loudon, a Chesterfield Republican who twice brought up the bill, SB303, ... More >>
Everybody wants Hazelwood Central's Kalen Grimes and St. Louis' junior class of hoopsters. But recruiting in the city is a courtship dance and a high-maintenance affair.
Lifer Bill Herron knew exactly how to get out of jail -- until 16 years ago, when the Missouri Department of Corrections locked him in solitary
Dozens of patients died on nurse Richard Williams' watch, but he was never charged. Did authorities do too little, too late?