Ferguson's Chief Executive Resigns

Family Stages Kidnapping to Teach Boy That Life Is Cruel and Awful

In a news story ripped straight from the first season of Arrested Development, three Missouri women have been charged with kidnapping and child abuse after they staged the kidnapping of a 6-year-old who they believed to be "too nice" and not aware of "stranger danger." » 2/06/15 12:00pm 2/06/15 12:00pm

Dozens Clash With Police After Killing of Allegedly Armed Black Teen 

Berkeley, Mo. police shot and killed a reportedly armed 18-year-old while performing "a routine business check" at a Mobil gas station just miles away from where Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson in Ferguson. The teen was with a friend when he allegedly pointed a gun at the officer late Tuesday night. » 12/24/14 8:44am 12/24/14 8:44am

Missouri Republican: Men Should Have to Grant Permission for Abortions

The year is almost over, meaning that if your lawmakers want to file any viciously stupid new bills to waste time on during next year's legislative session, they better do it quick. In that spirit, Missouri state representative Rick Brattin just filed a bill proposing that a woman seeking an abortion be forced to get… » 12/17/14 11:40am 12/17/14 11:40am

Grand Jury Won't Charge Officer Darren Wilson In Killing of Mike Brown

Officials in Ferguson, Missouri have announced that the grand jury has declined to charge Officer Darren Wilson with any crime in relation to the shooting death of Mike Brown. » 11/24/14 9:30pm 11/24/14 9:30pm

A month after fatally shooting Mike Brown, Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson surfaced long enough to testify in front of a St. Louis County grand jury. A source told the St. Louis Dispatch that he's also spoken to local and federal investigators, which is huge, since local police did all they could to hide him. » 9/18/14 11:40am 9/18/14 11:40am

As predicted, Missouri has successfully passed one of the harshest abortion laws in the country. On Wednesday, the state's Republican-ruled Legislature voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that requires a 72-hour waiting period for abortion. There is no exception for cases of rape or incest.What a great… » 9/11/14 3:59pm 9/11/14 3:59pm

Missouri Is About to Pass One of the Worst Abortion Laws in the Nation

Another day, another fascinating turn in Who Wants to Be America's Next Top Demented Misogynistic Zealot, a seemingly unending competition featuring conservative lawmakers from all across our great country. » 9/05/14 5:45pm 9/05/14 5:45pm

The Dude Who Made That Terrible Mall Ad Knew EXACTLY What He Was Doing

You've probably seen the abysmal ad for Missouri's East Hills Mall, which is currently circulating the Internet. Perhaps you even have the drone of "boots and pants and boots and pants" stuck in your head this very minute! Well, the guy who made that commercial knew exactly what he was doing. » 8/19/14 3:20pm 8/19/14 3:20pm

​Missouri Gov. Declares State Of Emergency, Imposes Curfew in Ferguson

Following another night of tension, looting, and tear gas, today, Governor of Missouri Jay Nixon signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Ferguson and instating a curfew. You have got to be kidding me. » 8/16/14 5:51pm 8/16/14 5:51pm

Todd Akin Went On TV To Talk About Rape Again. It Did Not Go Well.

Todd Akin has made several legitimate mistakes over the course of his flaccid political career. Appearing on MSNBC today to say more stupid shit about rape was among them, and judging by his apparent dogged wrongness in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it won't be the last. » 7/17/14 2:00pm 7/17/14 2:00pm

Missouri Governor Vetoes Awful 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Bill

Yesterday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have extended the amount of time women are required to wait before getting an abortion to 72 hours, which is very obviously a batshit, restrictive and deeply harmful measure. In a wonderfully scathing statement, he called the bill "extreme and… » 7/03/14 5:00pm 7/03/14 5:00pm

Missouri Senate Passes 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

The Missouri senate has passed a bill requiring women to wait 72-hours after counseling before getting an abortion. It joins Utah and South Dakota as the only states in the U.S. with such an extensive waiting period. » 5/15/14 1:20pm 5/15/14 1:20pm

Daisy Coleman's Family to Start a Rehab Center for Trauma Victims

In an essay published on xoJane Monday by Melinda Coleman, the mother of the girl at the center of the closed Maryville rape case reveals further details about her daughter Daisy's recent suicide attempt, the harassment the family has experienced and their plans to open a rehabilitation center for young people who… » 1/20/14 1:30pm 1/20/14 1:30pm

Daisy Coleman Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Melinda Coleman, the mother of Daisy Coleman, one of the young women involved in the Maryville rape case, has confirmed to multiple news sources that her daughter was hospitalized after a suicide attempt on Sunday night. » 1/07/14 10:00am 1/07/14 10:00am

Man Charged with Trying to Burn Down Planned Parenthood Clinic (Twice)

Another day, another irrational, poorly-planned attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that also doesn’t actually perform abortions. A man twice-accused of trying to immolate a Planned Parenthood clinic in Joplin, Missouri has been charged with attempted arson, according to federal authorities, after tossing items… » 10/19/13 12:00pm 10/19/13 12:00pm

Fox News Guest Says Maryville Teen Didn't Deserve to Be Raped, BUT...

Are you ready for your blood to boil? Like, literally start bubbling beneath your skin and come out of your eyes and ears as it reveals your red hot rage? Well, then, do I have the video for you! » 10/17/13 10:30pm 10/17/13 10:30pm

The Second Alleged Maryville Rape Victim Speaks: 'It Was Very Scary'

14-year-old cheerleader Daisy Coleman's unnamed 13-year-old friend came forward to speak about the night in Maryville, Missouri that high school football players allegedly raped the two girls. » 10/16/13 12:00am 10/16/13 12:00am

Maryville Mom Says More Girls Came Forward With Tales of Assault

Fresh off the internet uproar surrounding the Kansas City Star article about their family, mother Melinda Coleman and her daughter Daisy went on CNN's Erin Burnett Out Front Monday evening. Daisy slowly and carefully retold some of the graphic details of her alleged assault by the hands of Matthew Barnett, then a… » 10/15/13 10:00am 10/15/13 10:00am