David Mason

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Crime Reduction in St. Louis? City Receives Grants to Help Ex-Offenders Reenter Society

    via Wikimedia CommonsIn the city of St. Louis, about 51 percent of individuals who commit crimes are repeat offenders -- a recidivism rate higher than the average across Missouri. And city officials hope they can curb this problem, with the help of two new federal grants announced today that aim to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Report: Pappy's Smokehouse Partners Embroiled in Lawsuit

    A lawsuit has divided the partners behind one of St. Louis' best known and most successful restaurants, the Midtown barbecue joint Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340). Joe Holleman of the Post-Dispatch broke the news of the lawsuit pitting Michael Wegmann against Mike Emerson (who i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    City Judge David C. Mason Accused of Sleeping Through Trial of Offender He Sentenced to Life

    Image viaJudge David C. "Maximum" Mason of the 22nd Circuit -- noddin' off during trial?‚ÄčIt's not easy to feel sorry for Terrence Hendricks. He's the 23-year-old who burglarized a home a few blocks north of the U. City Loop back in February 2009. When the homeowner returned and caught him red-hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Who is Ass Clown of the Week, May 1-8?

    Yep. It's that time again. Sharpen your pencils and vote for this week's ass clown. And the nominees...1. Bobbie Brantley -- The 62-year-old St. Louisan had an order of protection filed against her this week from the judge who ruled against her in a criminal case. Upset with Judge David C. Mason's d ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2006

    Peace and Punishment

    St. Louis judges turn to Transcendental Meditation to rehab convicted felons

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    Trick or Treatment

    Court-ordered classes for two-bit crooks: Are they a waste of time and money?

  • News

    September 10, 2003

    Burnt to a Crispus

    A monument to an African-American symbol of U.S. independence? Don J. Smith asks (but not very politely): Why not?

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Father Hood

    Without a lawyer or a prayer, a plaintiff nails a priest big time

  • Culture

    December 19, 2001

    If We Make It Through December

    The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra passes its first financial hurdle

  • News

    August 8, 2001

    When the Levy Breaks

    Two years and more than $4 million later, a downtown tax is drowning under charges that it was illegally imposed

  • News

    June 6, 2001

    Taking the Plunge

    St. Louis' suburban cities have been competing for years to build the biggest and best places to play. Around here, keeping up appearances is serious business.

  • News

    July 5, 2000

    Clarence, Missing in Action

    Mayor Clarence Harmon may have nominated Capt. Beverly Noble-Barnes for a controversial promotion, but he didn't attend a police-board meeting to back her up

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    In the Hands of the Father

    David Richardson entrusted the management of his rental properties to a priest. Many of his properties have since been foreclosed on, and his credit is shot to hell.

  • News

    October 6, 1999


    After more than 150 years of operation, Soulard Market is being reinvented. But the change isn't going down easily.