It's hard to decide what's more bizarre: Michael Eugene Campbell's mugshot or the explanation he reportedly gave to police when he was accused of assaulting a woman.
First, take a good look at the mug to the right. Pretty weird, right? (Is that a bow tie!?)
Now, let's review the charges against t ... More >>
"I told her not to put her finger on the trigger and boom!"
This was a direct statement Springfield resident Darrell Smith, 26, allegedly gave police when trying to explain why he shot his 23-year-old girlfriend Kimberly Walker in the head in December. According to new documents released this week, ... More >>
They're probably not the most important stories of 2012, but if you wish to really know what's up in St. Louis, make sure you've made it through the ten most-viewed articles on Riverfronttimes.com in 2012. Happy New Year! 10) Samantha Edwards: Charged With Naked Ice Capades in Greene CountyIt's all ... More >>
The Jordan Valley Ice Park in Greene County (near Springfield, MO) has a recurring roof problem. And that problem is that Samantha Edwards, 27, allegedly keeps geting buck naked on the roof for 30 minutes at a time.According to the Springfield News-Leader, Edwards was spotted on the roof of the ice ... More >>
Image viaNasty textin' is not very teacherly. Folks who had supported Missouri's "Facebook Law," (which, before its repeal in October, had banned Facebook friendships between teachers and students) are not going to like this little tale out of Springfield. A 13-year-old boy testified last week in ... More >>
Tammy Robinette made several huge errors in judgment while driving in Greene County on the night of October 4. Drinking and driving was a big one. That caused a sheriff's deputy to pull her over. But then the 46-year-old plucked a pink-handled pistol from her bag, aimed at the deputy and pulled the ... More >>
image viaGuess who left Hogwarts to go work at the Republic school libraries?Hey, guess what kids? Banned Books Week starts on Saturday, and the fine, upstanding citizens of Republic, Missourah, are all ready to celebrate. In June, you may recall, Republic's school board banned two books from ... More >>
Mo. Dept. of CorrectionsLeonard Cannafax is currently in year two of a 25-year sentence.The following is not for the squeamish, yet it appears here to illustrates just how depraved people can be.Last week, the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a Greene County Circuit Court's 2009 conviction of Leo ... More >>
greenecountyil.com/ferryA ferry boat operator and a brave sheriff's deputy teamed up to rescue a Calhoun County man from the icy Illinois River on Saturday. Charles Sidwell, 58, of Kampsville, sent his his 2002 Grand Cherokee flying into the river around 10:30 p.m. February 19 when he failed to s ... More >>
Prosecutor's in Greene County, Illinois, say they'll seek the death penalty for the callous murder last month of 72-year-old Carol Andrews. Andrews was found dead March 19 in her Roodhouse home -- some 60 miles due north of St. Louis. Police say her mouth and nose had been sealed shut with duct-t ... More >>
Monkey may be a "Dick" but it's no service animal.Remember the story of Debby Rose? She's the woman from Springfield, Missouri, who claims she suffers a social-anxiety disorder and needs monkeys -- 26 of 'em at last count -- to help ease her pains. The monkeys are the bane of her neighbors who cl ... More >>
Who knew rural Missouri was a hotbed of bomb-throwing radicalism? Yeah, no. But according to the News-Leader, a guy down in Greene County (southwest of Springfield) just got nabbed for stealing a car, in which car authorities found a molotov cocktail. Best quote from police: "I've been on the for ... More >>