Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is leading the charge against sexual assault in the military, splitting from another powerful and determined democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, on her approach to protecting assault victims seeking justice. McCaskill and Gillibrand, of New York, are both tr ... More >>
Update: Police have charged David Wayne Sheridan, 46, in the horrible assault case on Interstate-64 that left a woman seriously injured over the weekend. Our original coverage of the incident is below. Sheridan, according to a probable cause statement from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, ... More >>
During some kind of dispute ata truck stop yesterday morning, police say Mark Downing, 28, stabbed a nine-months pregnant woman, seriously injuring her and the unborn child. The 30-year-old victim, who police say was an acquaintance with the suspect, was rushed to the hospital where she delivered ... More >>
Ollie Craigs, 42. On Monday, we reported on two bizarre crime stories over the weekend -- an attack inside a store with a metal pole and an assault inside a home with a screwdriver. In the latter case, police officials have since filed formal charges and released new details on the violent confronta ... More >>
A video taken inside a classroom of St. Louis' Gateway STEM High School is a bit blurry, but clearly shows a male teacher throwing his desk down and shoving a female student -- twice. The footage, on view below and first reported by KMOV (Channel 4), is reportedly of teacher Peter Sheppard, 33, wh ... More >>
Springfield resident Marcus O'Neal's jealousy erupted this month -- allegedly over a Facebook "like" of his girlfriend. O'Neal, 28, is accused of shutting his windows so neighbors wouldn't hear the screams of his girlfriend -- or the cries of four children forced to watch as he attacked her. And ... More >>
Three years after he was tied to a sexual assault, Rod Jetton is back in Jefferson City. The Republican who served as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009 launched The Missouri Times last month. Jetton boasts that the weekly paper will be a "different kind of media outlet" dedicated to covering ... More >>
Two teens have been arrested and charged with beating a Maplewood cell phone merchant in the face with a hammer and stealing three cell phones. On Sunday, county prosecutors charged Teresa M. Moss, an 18 year-old from Maplewood, and Arvell Pruitt, a 19-year-old from Hillsdale, with assault and robbe ... More >>
So the story that unidentified woman told about being pulled over in Clayton by a man who looked like a police officer, and was then punched in the face and dragged out her car by the guy? Yeah, the woman now says she made it up.Personally, I'm disappointed. I really liked the part of her tale where ... More >>
Donrico Holmes, 32, has been charged in connection with the armed robbery and sexual assault of three girls ages 12 to 17 on July 23. Holmes is not in custody at this time, however; police released this mugshot from a prior arrest. At the time of the alleged assault, Holmes had short braids, as seen ... More >>
Three people were seriously injured in an attack in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood last night. Police say a 22-year-old black woman was approached in the 2500 block of Hodiamont Avenue by a 19-year-old black man and two accomplices, a 25-year-old black man and a 24-year-old black woman.The 19-yea ... More >>
The man who allegedly fired off several rounds at a group of boys he suspected of shooting off fireworks has been identified as William Prada, 56. Prada has been charged with three counts of first-degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action. The 11-year-old boy injured in the incident r ... More >>
Jacob Lowery, 34, has been charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action for setting fire to his live-in girlfriend. The incident happened at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the 4600 block of Allemania Street.
Brian Lamont Cannon Jr, 20, has been charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and burglary for his purported role in the shooting of Florissant Patrolman Mike Vernon on Monday.
Teryun Jackson, 22, and Marlon K. Jackson, 23, are already in the St. Clair County Jail for unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree murder, respectively. They're both facing additional charges of aggravated battery and mob action for attacking another inmate on May 11. You might want to put o ... More >>
A domestic disturbance call from a south St. Louis home this past spring turned into a bit of a dog and, uh, pony show. According to probable cause statements, Dana Kintz, 28, called police to complain that her boyfriend, Shawn Ingram, 37, had hit her. Prosecutors ultimately didn't pursue domestic a ... More >>
Reporters don't often linger over court documents for their gripping lyricism or narrative flow. Which is why it's so enjoyable to stumble onto a brief or judicial opinion that's written like a novel. So kudos to Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, whose attent ... More >>
James P. Jennings, 39, became enraged with his 12-year-old stepson when the boy disobeyed him and left his room during the night to eat cookies, which got some crumbs on the floor. Jennings' parenting solution to this minor disobedience was to force the boy to do hundreds of knuckle push-up ... More >>
Eugene Hoey, 25, was shot dead last night in the 4500 block of Adelaide Avenue by an unknown assailant. Police report that Hoey was walking down the street when another man approached him, and the two began arguing. Hoey was shot once in the head, and died at the scene. Police have no suspects at ... More >>
Police were called to the West Pheasantwood Apartments in Belleville on Sunday to quell a fight in progress. Keith P. Holman, 25, was one of the brawlers, and refused to comply with police instructions to break it up, instead allegedly becoming combative with the officers. He was taken into custo ... More >>
Update: The suspect has now been identified as 18-year-old Xavier S. Minden of St. Louis. Original story follows... An unidentified 35-year old Franklin County man survived a harrowing ordeal that began with him and his two young children being followed on the road, shot at and then turning the ... More >>
Right now, if you're convicted for possession of a controlled substance in Missouri, a low-level felony, you could be sentenced to a seven-year prison term. And if you're convicted for involuntary manslaughter, it could mean a sentence of anywhere between one and seven years. To many Missou ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHave you had your McBeating today?Yesterday Gut Check discussed why you shouldn't be an asshole to staff members in restaurants, taking the stance that the No. 1 reason to act decent is because there's a human being on the receiving end of the crazy blind rage. Today, we hav ... More >>
Now here's something they don't teach in nursing school.Oh, to have witnessed this scene as it unfolded Saturday night along Interstate 55 and Meramec Bottom Road in south St. Louis County!According to police, Jason M. Becks of Ste. Genevieve was driving erratically around 7 p.m. when a state tro ... More >>
Let's say an inmate is attacked by fellow inmates wearing masks, then put in an isolated environment for a 30-day period, presumably for protection while the matter is sorted out. The inmate pleads to correctional officers to be kept in protective custody, claiming that his assailants warned ... More >>
Image viaClaire Canon: She may look sweet, but you do not want to piss this girl off.You do not want to mess with Claire Canon -- just ask her ex-boyfriend.On December 30, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, the poor bloke opened the front door of his home in St. Louis County. Canon stepped ... More >>
Tone Loc has been arrested for felony domestic assault, apparently, and that news means that a pall will now be cast over your next ironic playthrough of "Wild Thing" or "Funky Cold Medina," let alone his mid-90s performance at EPCOT as "Fud Wrapper." Novelty rappers have a surprisingly long ... More >>
Lesson here? Know when to walk away. Know when to run.Updated 3:30 p.m. with comment from Casino Queen. A St. Louis County man has sued the Casino Queen following an incident in which he was allegedly stalked by two men inside the casino who then followed him home and shot and mugged him. A ... More >>
Anton Simmons faces a slew of charges today.The man whom police thought they were in a standoff with yesterday (but who'd actually fled the scene before the cops arrival) remains at large. This morning the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office issued warrants against 28-year-old Anton Simmons, char ... More >>
Paul, 18, has several prior brushes with the law.The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office today charged 18-year-old Rico R. Paul with first-degree murder in the shooting Monday night of Paul Reiter.Police believe that Reiter was killed when he interrupted a burglary at his neighbor's home in the 5 ... More >>
Vernon Collins (left) and David White slipped out of their prison jumpsuits before leaving the Justice Center.Two inmates escaped from the St. Louis Justice Center around 7 a.m. today. One of the inmates, Vernon Collins, made headlines last month when he allegedly stabbed a victim and then wrestl ... More >>
Image viaThin Mints: So delicious. So tempting.Oh, Girl Scout Cookie season. A time for friendly arguments over which cookie is supreme* and whether Thin Mints are best at room temperature or frozen.** A time for impulse purchases from your neighbor's daughter and mandatory purchases from your bo ... More >>
Former Mizzou tailback Derrick Washington was arrested early yesterday morning for assaulting an ex-girlfriend. Nope, you're not experiencing deja vu. This is another assault, against another ex-girlfriend, and has nothing to do with the sexual assault charges from this past summer that got ... More >>
thinkprogress.orgGladney days after the alleged assault.Months and months worth of allegations and bickering could perhaps end this fall when the infamous case of Kenneth Gladney heads to trial October 26. Gladney, as you'll recall, is the black conservative (and Tea Party sympathizer) who was al ... More >>
Two 17-year-old teens -- one incarcerated for murder the other for first-degree assault -- escaped the St. Louis Workhouse on Hall Street sometime last night. Eric Gray (left) and Kurt Wallace were certified to stand trial as adults.
Jake West: Can you say "party foul"? Around 2 a.m. Sunday 18-year-old Jake West allegedly pulled out a 12-gauge shotgun, pointed it at the leg of a girl inside a home in the 100 block of Fiedler Lane in Fenton and asked: "Do you want to keep that knee?" Then West allegedly pulled the trigger.Jeff ... More >>
Courtesy Joplin PoliceChristopher J. Hill, 17, of Joplin, was charged with second-degree assault after allegedly using his skateboard to attack a driver.A southwest Missouri man found out what it feels like to be on the wrong end of a skateboard "trick" on Monday.As reported by the the Joplin Glo ... More >>
www.rodjetton.orgThe political blog of the Kansas City Star is reporting that former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton, now a Jefferson City political consultant, has been charged with felony assault. The alleged incident occurred last month in Sikeston, Missouri. The complaint asserts that the R ... More >>
Drugs and alcohol make people do stupid, shameful things. Question is, which of these Ass Clowns pulled the dumbest stunt this week? 1. Melanie Velasco: The Jefferson County mother made headlines back in May when authorities found a sandwich bag full of meth in some children's clothes she donated ... More >>
Carol Bledsoe's alleged killer had a long criminal record and deep psychological problems. Church volunteers didn't know how big a threat he posed.
A stripper, a podiatrist and a lawyer are entangled in Maryland Heights. Ah, the many moods of love.
Donald Thweatt was once ready to fight for his country. Now he's fighting for his freedom.