The country is broke, so when it comes to ripping off the IRS, the federal government isn't too proud to go after the small fish. Evelyn Silas, 53, was sentenced to fifteen months in prison for adding false information to twenty tax returns she filed for friends and family over a course of three ye ... More >>
Last week, Daily RFT spoke to fired KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Larry Conners about his potential job prospects -- and the latest in his ongoing legal battles with his former bosses. Conners told us that he is in talks with several possible employers and that he is confident about his hearing next mo ... More >>
Yesterday, allegations of racial profiling within the St. Louis County Police Department surfaced again with news that the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri has filed a formal complaint against the agency for refusing to hand over records. This suit regarding alleged violations of ... More >>
Update below: In May, we wrote about the controversy surrounding Patrick Hayes, a St. Louis county police lieutenant who is accused of ordering cops to profile minorities for arrests, allegedly making statements like "Let's have a black day" and "Let's make the jail cells more colorful." Since the ... More >>
Fired KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Larry Conners has a job offer in St. Louis broadcasting -- but he's unable to accept it. So says Conners in his latest update on his ongoing legal battles with his former bosses, who fired him after controversy erupted over his public Facebook post questioning whet ... More >>
Update below: Fired KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Larry Conners says that his former bosses are blocking him from earning a living to support his family with a "baffling" settlement offer that he cannot accept. Conners -- who lost his job last month after writing a controversial Facebook post -- spil ... More >>
Derrick Johnson, the profile subject of our March 22 feature, He Ain't Heavy, continued his media rounds yesterday, appearing on Sports Mayhem USA With "The Coach" John Parker -- an online talk show airing weekdays on iwatchradio.com -- to discuss his recent firing from Lindenwood University, where ... More >>
Here's another example of that rare kind of discrimination case: a white public sector employee crying foul over the hiring of a black colleague.When Sergeant David Bonenberger found out that the Assistant Director slot in the Police Academy was up for grabs in September 2010, he decided to go fo ... More >>
Suddenly Michael Scott is looking like a hell'uva a good boss.A lawsuit filed in 2008 against national retailer Aaron Rents could leave a former employee of the company $95 million richer. Yesterday a federal jury in southern Illinois awarded the payout to Ashley Alford, who as a new employee of ... More >>
Image ViaLeigh VoltmerA shelter for female victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse settled a lawsuit yesterday that accused its former director of sexually harassing staff members and then allowing board members to retaliate against the employees who complained of the director's actions. Le ... More >>
It's that time of the week. Time to vote for the local newsmaker of the week whose words or actions brought them the most shame/humiliation. In other words, who's the Ass Clown of the Week? And the nominees... 1. John Shimkus: The Republican from Collinsville, Illinois, said this week that he was ... More >>
Tony's of Alton will pay $75,000 to settle a sexual harrassment lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, my colleague Chad Garrison reports on Daily RFT.The suit stems from 2005, when Michael Ventimiglia was the vice president of the Illinois restaurant and Katie Comer was an ... More >>
Lesson: Unless you're in the NFL, don't do this at work.Tony's Restaurant in downtown Alton agreed this week to pay $75,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought on by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.According to the lawsuit, Katie Comer was an 18-year-old high-school student ... More >>
The Post-Dispatch reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Mosaic for allowing two bartenders to be sexually harrassed by a frequent customer. Acclaimed chef Hubert Keller was in town this weekend to talk about the two restaurants he'll be opening at Lumiere Place: An ... More >>
All security guards at Saint Louis University are now required to carry a gun.
Baseball coach Jim Brady has been fighting his bosses in the UMSL athletic department for seven years. And he thought colon cancer was a pain in the ass.
Week of May 7, 2003
IRS employees bring Jesus to the office -- and manage to raise Cain
Behind the cosmetics counter, things weren't quite as lovely
Getting groped was a nightmare in a city that can't get a grip.
The good ol' boys at Rent-A-Center raise a white flag -- they're licked
The women screwed by Rent-A-Center are threatening to take the company to the cleaners. But Ernie Talley and the rest of his Texas bubbas are trying to have the last laugh.
On this flight, the biggest threat seemed to be a gassed-up, grabby pilot
What's the point of cracking open this Nutt?
Week of January 9, 2002
A Muslim worker at the Ford plant faces a difficult choice
Gary Stevenson is making good teachers want to quit. Why is he still employed?
Denise Wolff was gunned down in front of her home in a quiet South St. Louis neighborhood. Police thought they had the killer until their star witness wrecked the case.
Scott Matheis thought he'd found a great place to work -- until he asked to wear a dress
Published the week of September 13-19, 2000
How a respected economist became St. Louis' No. 1 advocate for legalizing pot