Forensic evidence collected from the scene of the fatal shooting between Vonderrit Myers Jr. and a St. Louis cop last week reveals Myers' right hand and clothing were covered in gunshot residue, police officials said yesterday. Along with ballistics evidence, the lab tests appear to confirm Myers ... More >>
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon enjoyed a friendly visit to his home turf in Jefferson County yesterday while stumping for two Democrats running for state office -- including former cop and and current State Representative Jeff Roorda. Roorda is running for a seat in the state senate, and he's leaning ... More >>
A last-minute amendment added days before the end of Missouri's legislative session could block electric-car company Tesla from selling to customers in Missouri. Tesla decried the legislative maneuvering as a "sneak attack" that would "hurt consumer freedom in Missouri" after learning about the ame ... More >>
A Republican state senator introduced a bill this week that would allow Missouri business owners who feel "substantially motivated by religious belief" to discriminate against certain customers. The bill was introduced Monday by Republican Wayne Wallingford. In 2013, the two-term Senator from Cap ... More >>
If you need proof that things might be getting a bit too heated in the final weeks of the legislative session at the Missouri State Capitol, look no further than Senate Bill 437, Amendment No. 4. Offered yesterday by State Senator Ryan McKenna, the handwritten amendment says: "Any person living in ... More >>
The Washington Post reports that Mitt Romney has joined the overwhelming chorus of Republicans calling on Todd Akin to drop out of the Senate race today. The Romney campaign reportedly released a statement from the presidential candidate: As I said yesterday, Todd Akin's comments were offensive a ... More >>
Nieves: Don't get him angry.The political consultant who claimed he was beaten, held hostage and intimidated during a run-in last August with then state representative Brian Nieves has filed a civil suit against the politician in Franklin County Circuit Court. The lawsuit accuses Nieves, now a st ... More >>
Wright-Jones blames reporter for stirring things up on "sleepy summer afternoon."Updated 9:35 a.m. with reaction from Jake Wagman.In a page-one story Sunday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, political reporter Jake Wagman exposes several accounting irregularities in the campaign filings of state se ... More >>
edmartinforcongress.comGot an email the other day from Ed Martin with some "big news" for the Republican candidate for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District (map here). According to a non-partisan report issued last week, Martin is now being pegged as a somewhat legitimate threat to unseat Democr ... More >>
One supporter of Jeff Smith compared him to a Kennedy.Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Build-A-Bear CEO Maxine Clark and an ex-girlfriend are among the hundreds of people who wrote to a federal judge asking for leniency in the sentencing for former state senator Jeff Smith. The letters, along with some ... More >>
Bow to your sensei.
"It's easier to get your genitals pierced than to get a good shave in St. Louis"
Adult businesses fear the "Smut Shop" bill will tax them into oblivion
Some inmates tell horror stories about healthcare at the women's prison in Vandalia. Some didn't live to tell their tales.
Board of a sanctuary for lions, cougars and tigers takes a walk because the owners let the animals breed
Enforcers of Missouri's campaign-finance laws would rather hide than seek.
Week of April 18, 2001
Published the week of October 4, 2000
The Ashcroft and Carnahan campaigns profit from money laundered through a new and deliberately confusing fundraising scheme
City Treasurer Larry Williams used to be known for bounced checks, bad audits and bogus talk. Now he's emerging as the savior of downtown. Who'da thunk it?