• Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Anti-Strip Club Law Upheld

    Sorry, Amethyst.​It's curtains for Missouri strip clubs tomorrow night. In Cole County this afternoon, Circuit Judge Jon Beetem declined to grant a temporary restraining order against a new law that seriously curtails strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses in Missouri. The law, passed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Could St. Louis Have Casino King to Complement East St. Louis Casino Queen?

    ​Monday was the deadline to submit bids with the St. Louis Development Corporation for a new downtown casino to replace the President, which is closing this summer. As the St. Louis Business Journal reports, three companies have thrown their name in the hat. They include Isle of Capri, Koman Prope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Prisoner of Love: One Woman's Mission to Unite Family Members with Loved Ones Behind Bars

    Nikki Smith has vivid recollections of driving a young woman to the Tipton Correctional Center in Tipton, Missouri, so her incarcerated husband could see for the first time his two-year-old daughter. Nikki Smith and her son Edward Thames Jr.​Smith also remembers transporting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 3.25 Al Copeland, founder of the Popeyes fast-food chain and general life enthusiast, is dead. (New York Times) An massive explosion at a Cargill meatpacking plant in Booneville, Arkansas. (AP) A cornflake shaped like Illinois sells for $1350 on eBay. (AP) -Ian Froeb

  • News

    May 11, 2005

    Kids & Drugs & Rock & Roll

    At the Crossroads Program in Chesterfield, teen sobriety is supposed to be fun. It's also expensive -- and not everyone's buying.