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Scandals

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Gospel Rappers: Katy Perry Stole Our Song, Tarnished Its Message with Witchcraft

    Katy Perry and rapper Juicy J have damaged the reputation of several gospel rappers by stealing their work and associating it with anti-Christian witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery, according to a federal copyright lawsuit filed this week in St. Louis.

  • Film

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Lawsuit: Priest Asked Teen to Dress Like a Woman, Not a Child, Before Sexual Abuse

    Even after a Cathedral Basilica priest asked the archdiocese to reassign him for personal reasons, the church allowed Joseph Jiang to have unsupervised contact with the minor he is accused of sexually assaulting in her home and on church property, according to a lawsuit. The family of the victim -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Father Joseph Jiang: Supporters of St. Louis Priest Accused of Molestation Launch Website

    The sex abuse allegations against Father Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang received renewed attention this month with St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson facing a subpoena and church leaders facing a lawsuit from the accuser's family. As the criminal investigation and legal complaint move forward, a group of J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Chris Brown: When Will We Stop Putting Up with this Guy?

    I took a class on domestic violence at the local community college earlier this year. When I wasn't listening to the kid behind me eat cheeseburgers or grimacing whenever this short girl echoed the last three words the teacher said and added "uh huh" or "yup," I was learning a lot. At one point, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    David Kramer, Jewish School Teacher Guilty of Molestation in St. Louis, Jailed in Australia

    Update below: David Kramer, a Jewish school teacher who pleaded guilty to child molestation in St. Louis in 2008, has been sentenced for additional molestation charges -- this time in Melbourne, Australia. St. Louis advocates are drawing attention to the sentencing on the other side of the world t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Suit: Priest Admitted Sex Abuse to Archbishop Robert Carlson Who Attempted Coverup

    This week, we've been covering the controversy of Father Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang, a St. Louis priest facing criminal charges that he repeatedly molested a teenage girl. In the wake of a high-profile subpoena, supporters of Jiang -- who are not directly affiliated with the Archdiocese of St. Louis -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    St. Louis Archdiocese Cancels Event to Pray for "Exoneration" of Priest Accused of Sex Abuse

    Yesterday, we published an update on the investigation into Father Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang, a St. Louis priest accused of molesting a teenage girl on multiple occasions. Notably, in what appears to be a first, prosecutors have subpoenaed Archbishop Robert Carlson in this criminal case. Archdiocese o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Fr. Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang: Archbishop Robert Carlson Subpoenaed in Priest Sex Abuse Case

    One year after Father Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang was accused of molesting a teenage girl, St. Louis archbishop Robert Carlson is now facing a subpoena in the criminal case, according to court documents that offer a closer look at the investigation and the priest's response to the allegations. "Child-m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    St. Louis Priest Charles Manning Acquitted Of Sex Assault, Guilty Of Giving Boy Pot, Alcohol

    Charles Manning, who was ordained as a St. Louis priest in 1997, has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a fifteen-year-old boy, but a jury ruled that he was guilty of supplying the teen with marijuana and alcohol. A jury reached its verdict last week in Colorado Springs, where Manning was trans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Edward Snowden Is Using the "Rihanna Plane" Method to Evade the Press

    As I write this, no one in the world knows where Edward Snowden, leaker of all the secrets he could get his grubby hands on, is located. While the irony of the U.S. government having a total lack of information on this subject cannot be lost on anyone, I would like to use this platform to suggest to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Mystikal, Famous Sex Offender / Rapper to Drop New Album in 2013 With Appearances By Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne

    Mystikal has been getting a lot of attention for an interview he did with Rolling Stone recently. In said interview, he mentions that lately he's been listening to James Brown, Sam Cooke, Master P, Ludacris, and Eddie Murphy lately, and is in the midst of working on a new album (recent singles seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Photo ID Bill in Missouri? Controversial Proposal Sparks Voter Suppression Criticism

    Should Missouri residents be required to show photo identification if they want to vote in elections? Yes indeed, says Representative Tony Dugger, a Republican from Hartville, who is pushing not one, but two different measures to try and create stricter requirements for voters in Missouri. The effo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Band Mom is The Man: Five Musicians with Politician Parents

    Sen. Daniel Inouye, who passed this week, was present for some of the 20th Century's pivotal events. Born in Hawaii in 1924, he witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a medical volunteer. He enlisted in the Army and fought in World War II; there he lost an arm and still stayed in the service until 194 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Chicken McNugget Happy Meal at McDonald's and That's My Boy

    Adam Sandler's newest film about being a shitty dad hits theaters today, right in time for Father's Day -- for people who would like to treat Dad to a fate worse than patricide, we assume. No, it's not Big Daddy or Grown Ups or Click, though it will make you long for films of such caliber. It's cal ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2012

    Rick Ross

    7 p.m. Sunday, February 19. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Is SNAP's David Clohessy Really a Hypocrite?

    SNAP's David Clohessy​Recently in both Kansas City and St. Louis, lawyers defending the Catholic Church against clerical sex abuse allegations have have tried to subpoena years worth of emails and records from their long-time adversary, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). SNAP dir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Blagojevich Gets Fourteen Years

    flickr.com/photos/jasonized​The saga of Rod Blagojevich, erstwhile governor of the great state of Illinois, contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, inadvertent comedy star and fan of Elvis, Rudyard Kipling and the Chicago Cubs, has come to an end, or at least a long hiatus. This afternoon, U.S. D ... More >>

  • Film

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Fake Air Marshals Reportedly Kicked Off St. Louis to D.C. Flight

    ​Update 10:45 a.m.: The Transportation Security Administration today released a statement saying there was no security threat on United flight 3681 last night and no fake federal air marshals. The flight returned to the gate at the pilot's discretion. Original story follows...We're taking this sto ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Milton "Skip" Ohlsen Pleads Not Guilty to Clayton Bombing

    Milton "Skip" Ohlsen​The man authorities say set up a bomb that injured a Clayton attorney in 2008 pleaded "not guilty" to the crime today in federal court in St. Louis. Authorities believe Milton "Skip" Ohlsen left the bomb in a Clayton parking garage next to an Acura TL that he believed was owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Archdiocese Not Liable For Pedophile Priest Robert Johnston

    courtesy of SNAP MidwestRobert Johnston: not the archdiocese's fault that they hired a perv.​Score one for the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis. Because, as a legal ruling today makes clear, even if a Christian ethicist would hold the church accountable for allowing a predatory priest to run roug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    SNAP Blasts Report Blaming Priest Sex Abuse On 1960s Culture

    The '60s made them do it!​The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has responded to the controversial study released yesterday exploring the cause of the sex abuse crisis inside the U.S. Catholic Church. Commissioned by the church, the 300-page study by researchers at John Jay Colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Frank Haith Rebounds Today After Shooting Bricks to Start the Week

    Don't let this photo fool you. Haith has found some black and gold to wear. He's not that clueless.​Just eight days into his job as the new head coach of the University of Missouri basketball program, Frank Haith committed his first official foul when he violated an NCAA rule.The infraction -- a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Court Upholds $5 Million Sex Abuse Judgment Vs. Belleville Diocese

    ​An Illinois appellate court has upheld the ruling of a 2008 St. Clair County jury that awarded a man $5 million in a lawsuit versus the Belleville Diocese. The 2008 trial alleged that Rev. Raymond Kownacki sexually molested James Wisniewski of Champaign when Wisniewski served as an altar boy in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Bring it On! Missouri Cheerleaders Sue School for Taking Away Their Pom-Poms

    ​"Mean Girls" has come to Missouri. In a made-for-Hollywood subplot that would make Lindsay Lohan blush, two cheerleaders from a state championship team have filed a federal lawsuit against their southwestern Missouri school district, claiming their civil rights were violated after being boot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Steve Tilley, Will Royster, John Rizzo and the Battle for the 40th District

    Steve Tilley, incoming Speaker of the House​Reading the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch yesterday, we were stunned to learn that the new Speaker of the House, Steve Tilley, may decide to "refuse to seat a new representative from Kansas City" over allegations of voter fraud. That represen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Blago Uncensored Ring Tones -- Now with F-Bombs!

    Several weeks ago, an Illinois newspaper offered free Blagojevich ringtones so that online readers could enjoy Blago's "profanity-laced tirades" on incoming calls. We liked the idea. However, we didn't like that they'd bleeped out all the profanity from the "profanity-laced tirades." (We know dail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Blago Won't Testify After All; Wife Loses Chance to Catch Up on Summer Reading

    image viaWould this man lie to you?​Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who, for the past year and a half, has been proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen (and even some who don't care), has decided to hold his tongue, for once. Blago announced his intention earlier this we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Moment We've All Been Waiting For: Blago to Testify at His Own Corruption Trial

    Image source​Pull out the popcorn, folks. The best show in town gets underway in Springfield this week. "I will prove my innocence and I will testify," declared former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich last week as he left the courtroom that is the scene of his corruption trial. Blago has, si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    SNAP Protests SLU's Commencement Speaker; Vatican Rep Allegedly Called Sex Victim "Idiot"

    Pietro Sambi, that's Italian for "Don't $&#@ with Me!"​The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is holding a demonstration right this very minute on the corner of Lindell and Grand, just outside Saint Louis University. The group is upset that SLU has invited the Vatican's U.S. A ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2010

    Aqualung

    9 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Daniel O'Connell, Former SLU President, Accused of Violating Sex Abuse Contract

    Image ViaO'Connell teaching a class at Georgetown in 2007.​Father Daniel O'Connell, who headed Saint Louis University from 1974-1978, is facing the threat of a lawsuit from a New York woman who claims the priest sexually abused her decades ago. According to the Survivor's Network of those Abused b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Will Blago Ever Get to Hang in the State Capitol?

    Image source​Rod Blagojevich may have been fired from Celebrity Apprentice, but that doesn't mean he's been forgotten by the people he used to govern. This week, the Post-Dispatch reports, the Illinois Senate will vote on bill that will prohibit state funds from being used to finance official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    St. Louis Hairdresser Who Found New Moon Script in Dumpster is Selling Plunder on eBay

    Courtesy of Albert WatkinsRay in Hollywood last fall for the New Moon premiere.​Remember Casey Ray? The luckiest Dumpster-diver ever? Her story just keeps on going. Sort of like the Twilight saga. Now she's auctioning off her autographed New Moon script on eBay. Bidding starts at $10,000. (For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Rod Blagojevich on Celebrity Apprentice: Week One

    Image sourceIs this the face of a guilty man...or a business genius?​Some people who believe they are accused of heinous crimes decide to prove their innocence in court. Other people go on TV reality shows. So two days after Rod Blagojevich's lawyers requested that his court date be postponed from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Mark McGwire's Rolodex

    ​In a brief appearance [Sunday], he warned kids not to try steroids and said he was happy about his chance to put on a major league uniform again.McGwire added that he had a "huge Rolodex of knowledge" to pass on to Cardinals hitters.-- Associated Press; Monday, January 18 Mark McGwire's Rolode ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    How Larry Bigbie Became the Most Important Man in Baseball

    Hey, you guys remember Larry Bigbie? No? Outfielder? Played a little for the Cards one year, actually? He got hurt quite a bit. No, never really made it big. Oh, yeah, plenty talented; just didn't quite seem to ever get the breaks to fall his way, you know? No, that's Kerry Robinson. Bigbie was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Latest From Blago: Impeachment Is a "Sham"

    Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich today called the impeachment trial against him a "sham." According the the Associated Press, Blago made that statement -- and others -- before his morning jog in Chicago. The impeachment trial is a sham. What the Senate and the House and Legislature is try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Well That Was Easy

    Roland Burris, the man appointed by Blago to fill Obama's vacant Illinois senate seat, was officially sworn in this morning by Dick Cheney. Appropriate, no?

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Wash. U. to get an 'Ifill' at VP Debate

    Gwen Ifill, a correspondent for PBS and host of "Washington Week," will moderate the Vice-Presidential debate between Delaware Senator Joe Biden and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on October 2 at Washington University. Ifill is an old hand at this sort of thing: She moderated the 2004 debate between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Today's Chuck Knoblauch Joke

    Program your TiVos! This just in from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (whatever that means) and Chairman Henry A. Waxman: "On January 15 and 16, the committee will hold hearings to obtain additional information regarding the Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Indepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Today's Chuck Knoblauch Joke

    Program your TiVos! This just in from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (whatever that means) and Chairman Henry A. Waxman: "On January 15 and 16, the committee will hold hearings to obtain additional information regarding the Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Indepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Report: Canseco Claims La Russa Used Steroids!

    The Brushback, a Web site that’s part New York Times (slogan: all the sports news that’s fit to print) and part Onion, reports in its latest edition that whistle-blowing slugger Jose Canseco’s forthcoming book Vindicated contains allegations that his former Oakland A’s manager (and current C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Report: Canseco Claims La Russa Used Steroids!

    The Brushback, a Web site that’s part New York Times (slogan: all the sports news that’s fit to print) and part Onion, reports in its latest edition that whistle-blowing slugger Jose Canseco’s forthcoming book Vindicated contains allegations that his former Oakland A’s manager (and current C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Dave Mungenast: St. Louis Car Dealer, Action Hero

    No wreaths were on display yesterday at Dave Mungenast's Classic Motorcycle Museum in south St. Louis. No maudlin chamber music played in the background. Still, the significance of the day was not lost on aficionados of motorbikes and Burt Reynolds movies. "It's pretty much business as usual here," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

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