Shawn Bell

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    "Pit Bull Conservative" Brian Nieves Wants To Be Franklin County's Paper-Pushing Patriot

    State Senator Brian Nieves wants to go home. Last week, after twelve years spent throwing his freedom-laden weight around the chambers of the Missouri legislature, the polarizing politician announced his candidacy for the Franklin County Recorder of Deeds. Detailing his motivations in a string of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Brian Nieves: State Senator Sued For Assault, False Imprisonment

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Brian Nieves Named One of Southern Poverty Law Center's "Dirty Dozen"

    Brian Nieves earns another honor.​Brian Nieves is no fan of the Riverfront Times. And, today, we're guessing the same can be said about the Southern Poverty Law Center. This week the the civil-rights organization named the Missouri state senator (R - Washington) as one of its "Dirty Dozen" associa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Rep. Brian Nieves: Packing Heat 97 Percent of the Time

    Another day at the office.​Brian Nieves has dodged a bullet, so to speak.On Friday the Franklin County prosecutor's office announced it will not seek criminal charges against the Republican state representative involving allegations that he roughed up and threatened with a gun a rival campaign wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Brian Nieves: Protection Order Hearing for Today Postponed

    A protection order hearing involving state Rep. Brian Nieves scheduled for today in Cole County Circuit Court has been pushed back. Michael Byrne, attorney for plaintiff Shawn Bell, tells Daily RFT that he recently filed an amended petition to the case in which his client accuses Nieves of assa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Brian Nieves' Wife Subpoenaed to Testify in Husband's Adult Abuse Case

    Nieves: In for an awkward hearing this week.​Daily RFT exclusive...The attorney representing political campaign worker Shawn Bell in an adult abuse case against state Rep. Brian Nieves (R - Washington) has subpoenaed Nieve's wife, Julie, to testify at a court hearing Thursday. Bell, of Jefferson C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Complaint Against State Rep. Brian Nieves Is Long on Details

    If political consultant Shawn Bell is lying about the threats and beat down he says he received from State Rep. Brian Nieves last week, it's one whopper of a tale. Below is Bell's complaint filed with the Washington police department -- all 12 pages of it. The complaint would seem to do little to bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    State Rep. Brian Nieves Accused of Assaulting Political Rival

    YouTubeNieves in a campaign commercial telling Barack HUSSEIN Obama to go 'eff himself.​The man featured in a Tea Party movie discussing the possibility of the "patriot movement" taking up arms against the government, stands accused of brandishing a weapon against a member of his own party.[View v ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2006

    I Can See for Miles

    A to Z chats with Miles of Wire, and crams in a bunch of local stuff we couldn't fit anywhere else

  • Music

    April 21, 2004

    A Touch of Gray

    The jam-band community pulls together for one heck of a funeral