NEW YORK (AP) - Blogger Nik Richie tells The Associated Press he initially didn't believe it when a woman contacted him in April and claimed she had exchanged sexual texts and photographs with former congressman Anthony Weiner.
Richie's website, The Dirty, upended the New York City mayoral race Monday when it published some of Weiner's correspondence with the woman, including revealing photographs it claimed were of his genitals.
Richie says he withheld the texts and pictures for months while he tried to verify the woman's story.
He says he had nothing against Weiner before the scandal, but thinks he should withdraw from the mayoral race.
A Troy, Illinois man is facing charges for allegedly downloading child pornography.
The Madison County Sheriff's office started investigating Tyler Bergland after receiving a tip from a national organization that someone at a home in the town had downloaded the child port. Yesterday, authorities searched Bergland's house and found the images.
Bergland is held on a $100,000 bond.
Five people were shot at and three injured during a drive-by shooting last night.
Police say that around 6:30 last night, someone in a gray Chevy Cruze started shooting at a home in the 1800 block of Switzer. Two men were hit, one victim in the shoulder and neck, the other victim in the jaw. Investigators say a woman in the home was injured, but was not shot.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Louis Police Department.