Somewhere, Chris Hansen is smiling. Michael Engler, a 50-year-old Boy Scouts of America volunteer, was arrested last week for trying to coerce a minor into having sex. The St. Charles man had unknowingly been emailing an undercover detective who was posing as a fourteen-year-old boy. Thinking h ... More >>
It's been four days since the controversial performance of a Missouri State Fair rodeo clown dressed as Obama -- but the condemning statements and the calls for investigations continue to roll in. Yesterday, we reported that Mark Ficken, the announcer during the stunt who alleges he was not behind ... More >>
If you shopped at Schnucks between December and March and are still using the same credit card, you may want to get a new one. Or at the very least, watch your statements and notify your bank of suspicious charges. So says Scott Schnuck, in yet another video apology for the massive security breach ... More >>
Scott Schnuck, chairman and CEO of Schnucks, is really sorry about the massive credit-card security breach at his 79 stores -- and he took out a full-page advertisement in the Sunday Post-Dispatch to express his remorse. "We realize that with the recent credit card issue we fell short of expectatio ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Every comic worth his weight in salt (why is that a saying?) has some good and bad stories they picked up on "the road." If you plan on having any sort of career in comedy it is something you have to go through. I have my stories. The night Steven Wright walked into the club I was in to do a set. Th ... More >>
While reporting our current feature on the 2012 NRA Conference, I happened to be walking past right when Ted Nugent made these remarks: As you've probably heard, the Secret Service has arranged a meeting today with The Nuge in order to do "appropriate follow-up," but Nugent ain't concerned.
Cuevas Cost, the ringleader of a counterfeit check ring that used homeless people to pass the fraudulent checks, was sentenced to 51 months in prison today.Police from St. Louis, St. Charles County and St. Louis County notified postal inspectors and the Secret Service in 2010 of homeless people c ... More >>
The original HFTM shirt with the image in questionAn official with the Virginia Republican party has resigned, thanks in large part to the T-Shirt artwork of short-lived 2008-2009 St. Louis hardcore band Head For The Mountains. Set apart from most local punk and hardcore bands by its members' ... More >>
amw.comOne of Sumlar's allegedly fake IDs. Fed authorities yesterday arrested Dante Sumlar, the man they say is the mastermind behind a counterfeit check ring operating in St. Louis since 2009. Before arriving in the Gateway City sometime late last year, Sumlar -- a.k.a. "Tony" a.k.a. "Micah Rigg ... More >>
Don't know much about geometry.Taking a geometry class in at least one county in Alabama has to be real hoot. Yes siree, there's a math teach at Corner High School in Jefferson County, who, God love 'em, figured the best way to instruct his students on the fine art of "parallel line ... More >>
Christopher Coleman with his wife, Sheri, and sons Garett and Gavin.More details of accused killer Christopher Coleman's private life are emerging with the release of his employment records with Joyce Meyer Ministries. Last week the Fenton-based ministries handed over more than 400 pages of docum ... More >>
It was the summer of 1953. Queen Elizabeth had just been cornonated. The Braves had left Boston for Milwaukee, and Elvis was making his first recording. Back in Independence, Missouri, meanwhile, there was Harry Truman, restless in his first months of presidential retirement and itchy ... More >>
www.amazon.com The election of Barack Obama has apparently turned us into a nation of twelve-year-old girls, with Newsweek, the New York Times and 60 Minutes our Tiger Beat, YM and TRL (RIP). Here at Gut Check, we follow the reports on the new cabinet with interest -- OMG, is he really g ... More >>
Fanny's homemade burgers have fed Busch's power elite for years
Why is everyone out to get Randy Wichman?
Week of April 20, 2005
All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense
Christian Scientist hip-hop artists Tucker Booth and Jonathan Toth have this underground rap thing down cold
Our favorite inanimate objects celebrate birthdays, Russ Carnahan snags the Hefner endorsement, and Silver Dollar City gets political; plus, we find the real WMDs (in St. Charles!) and Bill Haas phones it in
Week of June 23, 2004
The Secret Service comes calling after a St. Louisan pens a message wishing bin Laden would eliminate Bush
Unreal bids fond farewell to Jerry Berger, witnesses a presidential Opening Day and a six-foot-tall termite and gives out a very, very special award
Mandy Moore's likable enough; wish we could say the same about her movie
Mandy Moore's going to be around for a while -- but that doesn't mean you should see her movies
In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?
Week of May 14, 2003
Protesters say pens are for sheep, not Bush critics
Week of January 1, 2003
Along Came a Spider is so bad it'll bug you
At 28, Spuds has become a cybersage for the young and the reckless. Now he's gone straight.
Ralph Nader tries to derail the corporate-sponsored presidential debates with a lawsuit. Protesters have their own plans to disrupt the Bush-Gore affair at Wash. U.
The presidential candidate is a late arrival to the nation's health-care crisis
St. Louis turns out to greet John Paul II