James Arthur Gardner, a 44-year-old St. Louis man who was convicted and imprisoned for sodomizing a seven-year-old boy, has officially been found to be a "sexually violent predator," Attorney General Chris Koster announced yesterday. That means Gardner will be committed to the Sex Offender Rehabil ... More >>
Missouri Department of Mental HealthHe came for the American dream, but this is what Javier Calleja will likely get.In a unanimous opinion made public this morning, a three-member panel of judges with the Missouri Court of Appeals in the Eastern District sent a pointed -- some might say ironi ... More >>
Peat WollaegerA portrait of Bob Cassilly by Peat Wollaeger.Here's one thing anyone who knew Bob Cassilly will agree on: Cassilly, whose body was found yesterday morning in a bulldozer at Cementland, his larger-than-life sculpture museum/creative experiment, died the way he lived, building som ... More >>
Court-ordered classes for two-bit crooks: Are they a waste of time and money?
At the Crossroads Program in Chesterfield, teen sobriety is supposed to be fun. It's also expensive -- and not everyone's buying.
In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?
Angela Coffel, the first woman in Missouri deemed a sexually violent predator, is locked up despite overwhelming evidence that she isn't one.
The U.S. Supreme Court says it's time to end segregation: People with disabilities must be allowed to leave institutions and move into the community. Sounds great -- except the state's overwhelmed and the community's nowhere near ready.