Q&A: The Latest Developments in the Dennis Hastert CaseFormer House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday in his hush-money case a move that sealed the downfall of a politician who rose from obscurity in rural Illinois to the third-highest office in the nation.
Student Accused of Hate Crime Pleads Guilty to Lesser ChargeA University of Missouri student accused of a hate crime has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.
3 STL County Residents Suspected of Supporting TerroristsTwo of the local suspects allegedly coordinated shipments of money and military supplies through an overseas intermediary.
More Legislators Back a Renewed Death Penalty in IllinoisSome state legislators believe a heftier penalty should be set for killers of children or law enforcement.
Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberattack of STL County Police Assoc. WebsiteAn FBI investigation showed a Twitter account for the group "RGB Black Rebels" was solely operated and held by Justin Payne.
Contract Worker Admits Destroying Some Military RecordsA contract worker for a national military records repository in St. Louis has admitted in federal court that he mutilated or destroyed dozens of the records.
Man Gets 50 Years for Killing Father with HammerThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 34-year-old Laderic McDonald of Richmond Heights was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He will be eligible for parole in 28 1/2 years.
Sergeant Sentenced to 25 Years on Assault, Desertion ChargesThe trial of an Air Force technical sergeant who fled Illinois to avoid child sexual assault charges began Monday with the defendant pleading guilty to two charges.
Local FBI Supervisor Rarely Surprised in Child Porn ChargesSt. Louis has the largest Crimes Against Children task force in the country with 21 agents.
Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Secretly Recording Young GirlsA suburban Kansas City man who followed women around area retail stores so he could secretly record videos up their skirts was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison for attempting to produce child pornography.
Man Shot After Driving at Police Gets 5 Years in PrisonA shoplifting suspect who was shot and wounded by a suburban St. Louis police officer earlier this year has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Former Pine Lawn Mayor Pleads Guilty to Extortion ChargesSylvester Caldwell pled guilty to extortion charges related to a towing company and a Pine Lawn convenience store.