Step into the St. Louis County courthouse this week and you're likely to get an earful. Construction crews are at work removing the building's exterior plaza, and the clatter of jackhammers inside the court is near deafening. On Tuesday the racket was so loud that Judge Thea Sherry postponed a cri ... More >>
What would you prefer, a five-hundred dollar fine or a thirty-day prison sentence? These are the options that residents of St. Louis County are given after they are told they failed to appear for their mandatory jury duty. But there's a small catch. The call is not from court officials, but rath ... More >>
Photo by Jennifer SilverbergLaura Smith of Landlords Moving Service stands guard during an evictionStop paying your rent or mortgage in St. Louis County, and eventually a sheriff's deputy and a moving company will come knock on your door. Sometimes you know when they'll arrive, sometimes you don' ... More >>
Neil Hamburger just might be hipper than you are, but that doesn't mean you can't take his calls; meanwhile, St. Louis courts record their cases on handy stone tablets.
When Wendy Huddleston fell $1,370 behind in child-support payments, she was jailed indefinitely. She needed money or a lawyer -- and she had neither.