Centreville resident Scottie Thompson, 41, was on parole for a 1989 murder when he allegedly killed a twenty-year-old Cahokia resident in a horrific beating over the weekend that prosecutors are labeling a "tragic, random act of violence." Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons charged Thompso ... More >>
As a fifteen-year-old girl walked to her school bus stop, St. Louis resident Charles Smith grabbed her, forced her into his car with a box cutter -- and tried to rape her. She managed to escape half-clothed and flagged down a passing motorist for help. This is the terrible incident of violence tha ... More >>
Image viaThe race for April Ford-Griffin's seat is underway.Hey political junkies, barely able to wait the twelve months for the rush of the 2012 elections? Well, like Matthew McConaughey said in the drive-in scene in Dazed and Confused: Not to worry. There's a new fiesta in the making as we spe ... More >>
Michael PaynesThe lead story in today's Post-Dispatch asks the question: if a man with a felony rap sheet is nabbed for breaking into a car and resisting arrest, why would the court system release him on his own recognizance and put him back on the streets? Especially considering that the man ... More >>
Searl Dunn wrong, say police.A 65-year-old man from High Ridge, who'd twice been sent to prison for killing a toddler and fondling a young girl, was charged yesterday in St. Louis County with attempting to entice a minor online. According to police, Searl L. Dunn used Facebook to connect with a s ... More >>
Linda Towell: Imagine her at your door -- and it's not Halloween!She'd knock on the doors of Metro East homes with a hard-luck story about needing money so she could visit her mother in a St. Louis hospital. Unbeknown to homeowners, was that the woman on their doorstep was recently paroled from p ... More >>
Mike DantonLast time we wrote about Mike Danton, the former Blues player was in federal prison and his agent -- David Frost -- had just launched a website in which Danton was supposed to be a regular contributor. That was back in January, and the website -- Hockey God Online -- never amounted to ... More >>
Sunday, December 18; The Arena (formerly the Limelight, 9973 Lewis & Clark Boulevard, north St. Louis County)
Will the real Lavell Webb please stand up?
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As the circle closes around him, John Tiller scrambles
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When it comes to ripping people off, John Tiller and the Civil Rights Legal Defense Team just keep going and going
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