State Rep. Stanley Cox says he wants to improve Missouri's criminal code, as long as those improvements don't include more lenient marijuana laws. And if there's anybody who knows how harsh Missouri's drug laws are, it's Cox -- he was one of the attorneys involved in the case of Jeff Mizanskey, Mi ... More >>
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.