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 >>
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 >>
Image viaJudge David C. "Maximum" Mason of the 22nd Circuit -- noddin' off during trial?It'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 >>
Yep. It's that time again. Sharpen your pencils and vote for this week's ass clown. And the nominees...flickr.com/photos/pomo1. 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 Ju ... More >>
St. Louis judges turn to Transcendental Meditation to rehab convicted felons
Court-ordered classes for two-bit crooks: Are they a waste of time and money?
A monument to an African-American symbol of U.S. independence? Don J. Smith asks (but not very politely): Why not?
Without a lawyer or a prayer, a plaintiff nails a priest big time
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra passes its first financial hurdle
Two years and more than $4 million later, a downtown tax is drowning under charges that it was illegally imposed
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.
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
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.
After more than 150 years of operation, Soulard Market is being reinvented. But the change isn't going down easily.