Between October 16, 2011 and June 7, 2013, government officials with the MO HealthNet Division accidentally sent the personal information of more than 1,300 people to the wrong addresses. That is according to the Missouri Department of Social Services, which is, under federal and state privacy laws, ... More >>
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 >>
State Auditor Tom Sweich says he's going to audit Missouri Department of Social Services' Family Support Division. Specifically, he wants to look at how welfare funds doled out in Missouri are being spent out-of-state, sometimes at "gentleman's clubs, casinos, and exotic locations around the world."
KTVI (Fox 2) broke the story on Tuesday. It's sensational enough that New York Daily News ran with it yesterday. A video (below) posted this past Sunday onto Facebook shows two toddlers fighting as a mother of one of the girls eggs the children on. "Ahh, shit. Got some action! Got some action!" the ... More >>
thedefendersonline.comAnother set of numbers has been compiled that suggests the Missouri justice system is plagued by racial disparities. This time, the stats indicate that a disproportionate number of black kids are transfered to adult courts, where they're threatened with prison time in pl ... More >>
St. Louis County PoliceRev. Terry McDowell: Believes in fresh starts.Rev. Terry McDowell describes his congregation at Gateway Southern Baptist Church on Tholozan Street in south St. Louis as a "church of second chances." Let's hope so, for his sake. Yesterday the St. Louis County police departme ... More >>
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