According to his foes, Adam Paul, the 32-year-old mayor of Ellisville, gave the city many legitimate reasons to oust him. The most colorful one -- which his critics later backed off of, in part because it seems they didn't have a lot of proof -- was that he was drinking vodka on the job. Ever since ... More >>
Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul, according to a lie detector test he took, did not drink vodka at city hall -- but given the long list of allegations he is facing from city officials trying to impeach him, he could probably use a drink. The accusations from city officials include cursing, drinking at m ... More >>
Photo by Jennifer SilverbergEd Martin, 2010 Congressional candidate can't recall what he told usFor an attorney and Congressional hopeful, Ed Martin sure has a funky memory. The Tea Party favorite can't seem to get his story straight when it comes to Jeanne Bergfeld, whom he fired from the St. Lo ... More >>
Four years ago, Jeannie Bergfeld, who was once a high-ranking former employee at the city's bipartisan board of elections, filed suit against its two commissioners and then-chairman Ed Martin. (Y'all know Ed -- he's the conservative sparkplug now running for Congress against Russ Carnahan, and is ... More >>
Opal's Salvage Yard lied just south of the Old Rock House at Seventh and Hickory.Chalk one up for the little man. Or in this case the little woman. Yesterday a St. Louis jury awarded 80-year-old Opal Henderson $1,009,000 after the city took her junkyard in 2008 through eminent domain. Henderson a ... More >>
UPDATED at 5:05 p.m. with comments from Whelan Security.Image viaConnie Karr The spouse and daughter of Kirkwood Councilwoman Connie Karr, who was shot at a city council meeting on February 7, 2008, filed a wrongful death lawsuit last Friday against Whelan Security Company and one of its guards. ... More >>
It's been several months since I last wrote about red-light cameras. Frankly, I was a bit bored with the subject. Still am.Yes, tickets from the cameras can seem a bit unfair (especially when you're unaware you even ran a light or, worse, turned right on red). And, yes, the cameras seem to be ... More >>
Board members with the St. Louis Police Officers' Association approved a motion Monday night opposing the use of red-light cameras. Association president Gary Wiegert tells RFT that the motion passed overwhelmingly with just a few of the board's nineteen members voting against the measure. The motio ... More >>
Police and prosecutors say they know who brutally murdered Cassandra Kovack. But no one has answered the question: Why?
The St. Louis school board might have to pony up for the defense in Roberti v. Haas
Two off-duty St. Louis County cops. One dangerous game.
Terry Niehoff, one of the city's top criminal-defense lawyers, makes his money the old-fashioned way -- he earns it, one client at a time
Assessment fiasco has politicians howling for county assessor's head -- but is he really to blame?
A candidate for St. Louis sheriff wants things shaped up on his watch; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Dodson murder case is one for the middle of the road