Baillie Tanner, the 15-year-old Pacific High School sophomore whose parents discovered she was the target of a cruel homecoming prank, was crowned on Saturday and attended the school dance. Although rumors have swirled for weeks that she would be jeered or even pelted with eggs, the event went off ... More >>
Missouri Supreme Court justices believe legislators went too far with the 2008 anti-cyber-bullying law they passed in reaction to the suicide of Megan Meier. (You may remember Meier as the 13-year-old from Dardenne Prairie who hung herself after a different girl and that girl's mother posed on MySpa ... More >>
Elizabeth Thrasher: Lives up to her surname in online feuds.Missouri's cyber-harassment law has teeth. But does it have bite? Not when you consider a case this week that seemed like it would be a slam dunk for prosecutors to win a first-ever conviction for the state's 2008 law to crack down ... More >>
photo by Jennifer Silverberg Jerry Andres may be in trouble again.A neighborhood dispute in St. Charles County that culminated with a "terrorist threat" to repeat the Kirkwood City Council rampage at Dardenne Prairie City Hall is the the subject of a news story in this week's dead tree edi ... More >>
Almost two years to the date that Suburban Journals reporter Steve Pokin broke the news of what's been dubbed the "MySpace murder," he's penned another spooky, apparently local tale about technology and teenage suicide. Once again, readers are left wanting. Wikimedia CommonsAfter being bul ... More >>
Eleven months ago the RFT published "Broken Lives On Waterford Crystal Drive" about the Internet backlash directed at Lori Drew, the now-infamous woman who allegedly drove Megan Meier, her teenage neighbor, to suicide by sending her messages from a fake MySpace account.
St. Charles resident Lori Drew on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of "conspiracy and accessing protected computers without authorization" in Los Angeles, where the offices of MySpace.com are located. Steven Mikulan / LA Weekly Media Village of the Damned: Press waiting for Lori Drew LA We ... More >>
Update, 7 p.m.: CNN.com reports the following: A federal indictment accuses Lori Drew, 49, of O'Fallon, Missouri, of using a MySpace account to pose as a 16-year-old boy and feign romantic interest in the girl. The girl, Megan Meier, committed suicide after her online love interest spurned her, a ... More >>
My fellow staff writer Keegan Hamilton was unable to reach Lori or Curt Drew for his story last week on the hanging death of thirteen-year-old Megan Meier. Lori Drew’s voicemail box was full, and no one answered the door at the couple’s home on Waterford Crystal Drive. Other journalists -- fro ... More >>
In response to the escalating rage over the death of St. Charles teen Megan Meier, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen today introduced legislation that would make “cyber-harassment” a crime. If approved, the Board Bill 404, sponsored by Board of Aldermen president Lewis Reed and Alderwoman April F ... More >>
When it comes to cyber-malice, the Internet has its own version of vigilante justice.
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Don't forget to brush and floss daily at A to Z. The Smoking Gun supplies the Megan Meier police report. (Via Jezebel) Is STLWorkingMom a blog snob? Take a stroll through Columbia, Illinois, with Darren Snow. www.kitsu ... More >>
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Gut Check waves goodbye to Big V's. In case you missed it: Yesterday's Today Show appearance by Megan Meier's parents. Discover which locals kicked ass this year. Bloggers vs. Walgreens. Can you guess who won? So, this ... More >>
Earlier this week the Post-Dispatch’s suburban sibling St. Charles Journal ran a heartbreaking story by Steve Pokin about the suicide of an awkward thirteen-year-old from Dardenne Prairie, Megan Meier. Ron Sykes | St. Charles Journal Megan Meier's parents, Tina and Ron Meier, at their daughter' ... More >>