New Mexico, for those who were wondering, is one magical place -- a Land of Enchantment where East Coast IRS agents run feral in the high desert air, abstemious families live lives of Emersonian virtue, slow-tongued fellas find love beyond language, and tyro painters have their first solo show revie ... More >>
Gay couples may be constitutionally banned from marrying in Missouri, but this year, for the first time, LGBT people who marry in other states and pay taxes here are allowed to file jointly, like any other married couple. Conservative, "pro-family" activists want to change that. They've tried lawsu ... More >>
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 >>
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has already been threatened with impeachment over his November executive order allowing legally married same-sex couples to file joint tax returns. Now, he's being sued. Filed Wednesday in the Cole County Circuit Court, the suit's four plaintiffs include representativ ... More >>
Nobody -- not a judge, not TV news, nobody -- is going to keep Larry Conners off TV. The former KMOV anchor is contractually barred from working in TV news for six more months, so Conners is jumping into a new role: spokesman for John Beal Roofing.
Here is the biggest bombshell to emerge from Saturday's regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC): Rick Santorum was the hippest, most media-savvy speaker in the room. This was not at all obvious during his 2012 Presidential campaign. But, speaking in St. Charles at a conference who ... More >>
Fired KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Larry Conners has published yet another update on his ongoing legal battle with his former bosses -- in which he tells his supporters that he misses working in the industry and in the meantime is preparing a juicy post on his former employer. "I am working on a fut ... 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 >>
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 >>
It's finally the end of the road for Salt (4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-932-5787). The acclaimed Central West End restaurant closed last weekend after a rocky two years. Salt opened to much fanfare in April 2011 and chef and co-owner Wes Johnson, formerly of the Shaved Duck and Eclipse, was the toa ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BOSS LADY IS A BULLY Dear Willie D: I am a single mother with a small child, clocking 50 hours a week at an auto-parts ... More >>
One month ago, Larry Conners' long gig as an anchor for KMOV-TV (Channel 4) came to an end when his bosses fired him over a controversial Facebook post questioning whether the IRS was harassing him in retaliation for his reporting. Since his termination, he has brought forward a complaint against th ... More >>
Today is Tax Day, also known as mass chaos at the Springfield Post Office Day. Whether today finds you scrambling to get your info in order or basking in the smug satisfaction of submitting your taxes weeks ago, there is a reward: food and drink deals at restaurants across the St. Louis area. Once ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Restaurants often appear in the "Leads" section of the St. Louis Business Journal, which lists recent federal and state tax liens, lawsuits and the like, but the high profile and high dollar amount of the federal tax lien listed in the paper's June 15 issue grabbed Gut Check's attention. The federal ... More >>
Today is tax day. Normally it's April 15, but because it fell on a Sunday this year, Americans have an additional two days to get their shit together. If you're responsible and not scrambling a la the people of Springfield, then you have one more reason to be happy today: As usual, in honor of tax d ... More >>
In his 13 years in the NFL, Marshall Faulk eluded linebackers and defensive tackles like a football version of Houdini. Now the St. Louis Rams' Hall-of-Fame running back may have found the one opponent he can't escape: creditors. Related content: Marshall Faulk's St. Louis condo sold for ba ... More >>
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Perhaps the robbers were disgruntled former employees. Maybe their cars had been illegally impounded by the rogue towing company. Maybe they just follow the newspapers and target victims who are known to keep wads of loose cash on hand. Whatever the reason, you can't ignore the poetic justic ... More >>
Think you hate paying taxes? You don't hold a candle to Aaron Johnson of St. Louis County. Yesterday the 20-year-old Johnson pleaded guilty in federal court to calling an IRS facility in south St. Louis County and threatening to "blow it up." According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the threat was m ... More >>
Yes, yes, Riverfront Times recently ran a feature story excoriating Amazon for the toll it's taking on independent bookstores (at least the ones that specialize in new books), but now it turns out you have a reason to be grateful for the online behemoth, at least if you're a David Foster Wall ... More >>
Your stimulus dollars at work!As we reported earlier today, St. Louis County has received $7.5 million in federal stimulus funds for a campaign to cut back on tobacco use here.But now Daily RFT has learned that the county is using some of the money to hire a non-profit organization to "educate" i ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIs this SWAT team coming to a music festival near you?Carrie Goebel went to sleep this Halloween in her own version of paradise. She woke up to a nightmare.The 46-year-old artist from Warrenton, Missouri, spent the last weekend in October camping out at Camp Zoe's Spookstock musi ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIs this SWAT team coming to a music festival near you?Carrie Goebel went to sleep this Halloween in her own version of paradise. She woke up to a nightmare.The 46-year-old artist from Warrenton, Missouri, spent the last weekend in October camping out at Camp Zoe's Spookstock mus ... More >>
See more photos of the Kingshighway skatepark on KHVT's Flickr pageNot-for-profit organizations normally choose vanilla-sounding names in order to attract (or at least not scare off) potential donors. As the name indicates, Kingshighway Vigilante Tranny (KHVT for short) is not a normal not-for-pr ... More >>
William Bialczak and his brother Kenneth Bialczak both pleaded guilty yesterday to two felony counts of tax evasion for their role in a towing scandal that rocked the St. Louis police department two years ago and led to the resignation of chief Joe Mokwa. The United States Attorney's Office c ... More >>
Ed MartinThe allegations are flying this week that the Tea Party and other right-wingers have reached a new low in boorish behavior. These include accusations that they spit on a black Missouri congressman and allegedly called him the N-word in Washington D.C. Also this week, the St. Louis Tea Pa ... More >>
northeastfiredistrict.orgFire District Chairman, Robert EdwardsLast night Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee held a news conference to release her findings on the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District. Unfortunately for Montee -- and taxpayers in the district -- the audit is less than ... More >>
perfectsubstitute.blogspot.comFormer East St. Louis deputy liquor commissioner Walter D. Hill was indicted yesterday on federal extortion charges, the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Hill is accused of using his position with the city to extort money, liquor, and sex. He is also accused of lyin ... More >>
Gary Stephen Kaplan, the subject of a Riverfront Times investigation in '07, has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges of fraud for running an illegal offshore sports wagering business.As part of a complex plea agreement, Kaplan, 50, entered pleas of guilty to charges of conspiracy to violat ... More >>
Where were you guys?The only characters missing from a drug case made public yesterday in federal court in St. Louis were detectives James Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Daniel Bryan Webster, a car dealer from Stanton, Missouri, (approximately 60 miles ... More >>
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