Two years after its mayor was sentenced for embezzling funds, the fire chief for Kinloch now faces similar allegations.
Darran Kelley, the chief of the Kinloch Fire Protection District, was arrested yesterday and charged with three felony counts of wire fraud, one felony count of federal program t ... More >>
We have to imagine that, as an elected official in Missouri who has experienced some controversy, State Senator Brian Nieves must be used to getting a fair amount of hate mail.
And we'd guess that this message he received last Friday is, relatively speaking, pretty mild: "Take me off your mailing ... More >>
The outrage from Missouri Republicans around alleged violations of gun owner privacy has apparently had an impact on the state's top officials.
Yesterday, Department of Revenue Director Brian Long resigned amid accusations that his agency has maintained personal records of concealed-carry permit a ... More >>
This week isn't the first time Todd Akin has had to answer questions about his relationship with Tim Dreste, one of the country's most infamous anti-abortion activists of the 1990s. But with election day just two weeks away, a national media that's always achin' for some Akin, and news that Akin was ... More >>
Forget Mitt Romney's "binders full of women." The joke will be totally passe by next week. But Todd Akin -- now that is a gift to Democrats that keeps on giving. From his explanation of "legitimate rape" to his complaint that his opponent Claire McCaskill was not sufficiently "ladylike" during their ... More >>
Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the Day of the Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year. It's a time for confessing sins, begging the pardon of everyone you have offended over the past year and praying desperately for God to inscribe you in the Book of Life for the next one. In order to show how tru ... More >>
Sally Scott, a soft-spoken 65-year old, isn't one to "go out and complain about things." But that's all changed this week as Freddie Mac tries to evict her, her World War II vet husband, and their "special child" Susie--who is developmentally disabled--from their home of 12 years.
Scott says she ha ... More >>
If black candidates do not win these elections, where the odds are stacked against them, St. Louis, a city that is roughly 50 percent African American, will have no black representatives in Congress, the Missouri Senate or in the state House.
Claiming to be fed up with handling complaints leveled at Larry Rice's Veteran's Coming Home Center, Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has formally requested on behalf of Springfield civic leaders that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rescind the deed to the center.The move wou ... More >>
Earlier this week Chris Molitor, president of the firefighters' union Local 73, wrote a guest commentary in the Post-Dispatch criticizing Mayor Francis Slay's push to reform the firefighters' pension. The pension, btw, now accounts for a third of the fire department's total budget, has more than ... More >>
A few days ago, the Springfield News-Leader published a Q&A with the three candidates in Missouri's GOP Senate primary race.
It's still early in the race and Sarah Steelman, Rep. Todd Akin and John Brunner have all positioned themselves as rock solid conservative candidates. As such, it's a ... More >>
Just weeks after targeting St. Louis-based Monsanto, hacktivists affiliated with the online troublemaker group, Anonymous, are boasting of a new feat. This time, they claim to have stolen tons of data -- including identities of confidential informants -- from more than 70 law enforcement computer ne ... More >>
Getcha popcorn ready: campaign season is heating up.The narratives for one of the most high-profile senate races in America have begun to form. With the public's eyes on Capitol Hill for last couple of weeks, the major players -- Senator Claire McCaskill, Congressman Todd Akin, and former Sta ... More >>
Depending on which prominent economist you talk to, a failure to raise the debt ceiling by 12:00 a.m. (EST) August 2, 2011 would either be "doomsday," "calamitous," "a calamity," "serious, and we probably would be thrown into a recession," "could provoke a renewed financial crisis," or someth ... More >>
On Monday, Joey Chestnut won his fifth Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest by cramming 62 hot dogs down his gullet in a gut-wrenching ten minutes.
A weekend poll of ESPN viewers shows that more people were interested in the hot dog eating contest (27 percent) than t ... More >>
Missouri Attorney General Chris KosterDeception? Unfair practices? The Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District says those may be A-OK for a Kansas City debt collection company targeted by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.Why? Turns out that, per the court, the statute Koster was using t ... More >>