Belleville, Illinois – A Champaign man is suing the Belleville Diocese and a retired Salem priest who he says sexually abused him 19 years ago.
A lawyer representing 41-year-old James Wisniewski says his client only recently recalled the sexual abuse he says he suffered from 1973 to 1978. Wisniewski's lawsuit accuses the Reverend Raymond Kownacki.
St. Louis, MO – The Missouri Historical Society has unveiled plans for a national exhibit to celebrate the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.
A letter written by Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis's telescope are among the more than 400 original artifacts that will make up what planners call the most comprehensive Lewis and Clark exhibit ever.
Democratic Senator Jean Carnahan and Republican challenger Jim Talent are both working overtime to earn and turn out every vote they can in the hotly contested Missouri Senate race. But as KWMU's Hillary Wicai reports both candidates' teams are particularly concentrating on the women's vote.
St. Louis, MO – A natural gas pipeline company has withdrawn plans for a power plant in Cape Girardeau.
Kinder Morgan Incorporated says it grew tired of delays in its permit application appeal.
Both supporters and opponents say the decision could foretell how Missouri handles environmental permits for other controversial developments, including a proposed cement plant in Ste. Genevieve County.
St. Louis, MO – The race for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat continues its high profile.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani will be in St. Louis today, campaigning for Republican hopeful Jim Talent before heading to a book signing in Crestwood. Tomorrow Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne will join Talent at a rally in Cape Girardeau.
Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Jean Carnahan has a St. Louis appearance today with former New Jersey Senator and Presidential candidate Bill Bradley.
St. Louis, MO – The city of St. Louis is investigating whether federal money was used to hire a gay-porn actor to perform at a safe sex event.
Two former employees of Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS, or BABAA, say the actor, Edgar Gaines (aka Bobby Blake), stripped and engaged in sexual contact with guests, some as young as 13 years old.
A lawyer for the group says it paid $500 to the actor to speak to a gathering at its executive director's home, but that the actor did not strip or allow himself to be touched.