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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Suit Triggers Largest Sunshine Law Penalty in Missouri History

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:18 AM

After two years and nine lawsuits, Aaron Malin's campaign to hold Missouri's drug task forces accountable to the state's Sunshine law is paying off. But now, for the first time since the former Show-Me Cannabis researcher began his lawsuit spree in 2014, the payoff actually comes with a dollar...

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St. Louis Board of Elections Goes Scot-Free for Stonewalling Absentee Request

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 9:29 AM

The St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners will pay nothing for stonewalling the attorney seeking absentee ballot information in a high-profile case last fall after a judge's ruling yesterday. Attorney David Roland sought absentee ballot applications and envelopes in an attempt to show that state Representative Penny Hubbard (D-St. Louis)...

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Hoping to Spare Chief Wana Dubie a Pauper's Grave, Friends Step Up

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Chief Wana Dubie, whose goofy name and forehead tattoo of a cannabis leaf belied a serious political agenda, died this summer, on August 17. But two months later, the senatorial candidate responsible for the immortal slogan "Dubie vs. Blunt" has yet to be buried. Dent County Coroner Gina White says...

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Ken Bone, America's Favorite Undecided Voter, Made $150K Off His Indecision

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 6:45 AM

If you ever see some quote-unquote normal person suddenly become Internet famous, and you observe them trading their privacy for fifteen minutes of celebrity, with all the backlash it inevitably entails, you may wonder why they'd bother. Why not run for the hills when someone offers you a T-shirt...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Johnzell Moorehead Jr. Charged in Attack on Officer Seeking His Personal Vehicle

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:29 PM

A 27-year-old south city man has been charged in the shooting of a veteran police officer in the wee hours of the morning last Thursday. Johnzell Moorehead Jr., who lives in the 3700 block of Gravois, now faces charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and resisting arrest, police say....

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Hillsdale Man Charged with Stealing Police Officer's Jeep and Guns

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 2:33 PM

A 23-year-old accused of stealing a cache of weapons and equipment from Hillsdale police is now in custody and facing multiple felonies. Peter Bud Ray worked his way around the police station parking lot in north St. Louis County early Thursday morning, according to authorities. He helped himself to two...

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Fired St. Louis Police Captain Should Be Reinstated, His Union Says

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Fired in 2016, a St. Louis police captain is still waiting to return to work — three weeks after a city board found he should not have lost his job. The city's Civil Service Commission ruled in late September in favor of reinstating Captain Ryan Cousins with back pay. But...

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Local VFW Bans NFL Games from Its TVs; Others May Follow Suit

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:18 PM

With the NFL under fire over players "taking a knee" during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in St. Charles has banned the NFL from its TVs — and a post in Arnold is weighing whether to do the same....

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'I'm Playing My White Card': Drunk Man Berated Black Woman on St. Louis Flight

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:50 AM

During a June 10 Frontier Airlines flight from St. Louis to Denver, an unidentified male passenger subjected a woman sitting next to him to a drunken tirade — even shouting repeatedly that he was "playing my fucking white card" after crew members allegedly refused to continue serving him alcohol....

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

St. Louis Protesters Go on the March Downtown, 30 Days After Stockley Acquittal

Posted By on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 8:20 PM

Protesters returned to the streets of downtown St. Louis this afternoon — the 30th day since the acquittal of a white ex-cop accused of murdering a black man. "Let's talk about some of the bad," activist Tory Russell told the crowd gathered outside the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. "But...

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