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.