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Friday, January 30, 2015

Proposed Laws in Missouri, Kansas Would Take Guns from Convicted Abusers, Stalkers

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Two state representatives from Missouri and Kansas are coming together across state and partisan lines to implement new anti-gun violence legislation. The bills -- sponsored in Missouri by Richmond Heights Democrat Stacey Newman and in Kansas by Republican Barbara Bollier -- bolster current state laws by requiring people with...

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Juanita Morris' Boutique Was Torched During Ferguson Unrest, Now It's History

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 10:38 AM

It was an overcast Saturday in August, eight days after Michael Brown's death, when Juanita Morris rushed barefoot out the front door of Fashions R Boutique to watch hundreds of protesters surging north on West Florrisant Avenue. She was too excited to remember her shoes. "I was working and...

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"It's Still Her Body": Anti-Abortion Lawmaker Defends Abortion Rights [VIDEO]

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 7:00 AM

They say behind every strong man is a strong woman. Let's just hope the woman behind Republican state representative Ron Hicks is strong enough to keep him from voting for a uniquely egregious anti-women's-health bill currently before the legislature. Hicks, who represents St. Charles, brought up his wife's shocked...

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Rumor Alert: Jim Edmonds, Wife Meghan Start Filming for Real Housewives of Orange County

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Some unfortunate soul "close" to the cast members of The Real Housewives of Orange County is whispering rumors to the gossip rags, and if the rumors are true, it's big news for St. Louis. Us Weekly, E! and People are all reporting that Meghan Edmonds, wife No. 3 of...

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Skirmish Erupts Between Police Supporters, Protesters During Hearing

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

A St. Louis city meeting about police oversight devolved into a skirmish between police supporters and citizens seeking reform Wednesday in yet another sign of how overtly factious the St. Louis region has become since the police shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown. The meeting stayed relatively calm for...

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[VIDEO] After Grief and Loss, Tracy Frank Finds Peace Through Fire-Spinning

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM

The only reason Tracy Frank's young daughter Hadley is still alive is because of a stranger's quick thinking. An army paramedic who happened to be on the road that day in 2012 cut Hadley out of her car seat after an accident killed Hadley's father, Frank's ex. "She's still...

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Former Boy Scout Leader Created Female Alter Ego to Trick Teen Boys Into Making Sex Videos

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 6:00 AM

A former Boy Scouts of America leader who pretended to be a woman to convince minors to send him sexually explicit photos is going to prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. A federal judge sentenced Ian F. Burow, a 25-year-old Columbia man and former University of Missouri...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Missouri Lawmakers Can't Hold Dinner "Hearings" at Fancy Country Clubs Anymore

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 1:45 PM

There's a fresh controversy in the Missouri legislature, and this time, for a change, it doesn't involve the return of "legitimate rape." Instead, the ire is being directed at the four Republican members of the Missouri House Telecommunications Committee who last night grabbed dinner at the posh, jackets-only Jefferson...

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Ideological Differences Spark Controversy Inside Missouri's Marijuana Movement

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 10:45 AM

November 5 marked a milestone for the marijuana-reform organization Show-Me Cannabis. In the months leading up to that date the group had busied itself meeting with attorneys, conducting polls and closely monitoring legalization efforts in other states. Now, a day after the mid-term elections, Show-Me Cannabis was ready to...

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13 Words That Have A Different Meaning in St. Louis

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Sometimes it feels like St. Louis has its own language. Sure, the words may be the same as English words, but the meanings are totally different. You'll see what we mean after reading a few of our favorite words with a unique St. Louis meaning: 1. Ravioli What...

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