When this blog notes news items from the "nicer side of the bridge" that's often a relative term.
Here's a local dispute exposing brutal life in nearby rural areas of the metro:
Editor's note: Some might find footage in the video above graphic. Viewer discretion is advised. PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. - Surveillance video captured a Northland man striking his neighbor's dog with a machete in his yard Saturday. Pleasant Valley police said this is still under investigation.