One supporter of Jeff Smith compared him to a Kennedy.Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Build-A-Bear CEO Maxine Clark and an ex-girlfriend are among the hundreds of people who wrote to a federal judge asking for leniency in the sentencing for former state senator Jeff Smith. The letters, along with some ... More >>
This week's feature story, "Dr. Feelbad," profiles the downfall of Dr. Alexander Kalk, by most accounts a dedicated, caring doctor whose own battle with mental illness eventually ruined his business. Kalk has since relocated to Austin, Texas and is applying for a medical license in that state. ... More >>
Why did the ACLU's legal director hit the road?
The volunteer jurists running a truancy court for St. Louis get an up-close view of wayward kids, don't-care parents and war-zone schools. It's worse than they thought.
"Deadbeat dads" in the Missouri governor's mansion
Thousands of St. Louis children are stuck for years in foster care before they get permanent homes.
The feds are demanding the wait be shorter. But for the city, that's easier said than done.