Illinois Consider New Rules on Shackling Juveniles in CourtAdvocates for new rules that would make the shackling of juveniles in Illinois courtrooms less common say current practices can be degrading and counterproductive.
Lawmakers Pass Prison Options for Juveniles Guilty of MurderUnder the proposal, people who are currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder committed as a juvenile could get a parole hearing after serving at least 25 years.
Police: No Abduction Attempt In MascoutahPolice say the two girls who reported that a man had attempted to grab one of them recanted the story Friday morning.
Person Wanted After Shots Fired Near MetroLink Station Sunday NightOne person was arrested and another is wanted by police after shots were fired into a large crowd of people near the MetroLink station in the Delmar Loop.
Fourth Arrest Expected Soon in Bevo Neighborhood Hammer AttackThe St. Louis city prosecutor says police are close to apprehending the fourth suspect in the weekend hammer attack in the Bevo neighborhood.
Wentzville Drano Bomb Investigation Ends with ArrestsWentzville police may have found who was throwing plastic bottles filled with chemicals around town.
Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest by Illinois LawA 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future.
Judge Says Legalizing Pot Fuels Juvenile CrimeA St. Louis Juvenile Judge is concerned about the direction that legalizing pot will take the nation.
Senate Panel Advances Juvenile Life Sentence FixA Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation that would change how the state sentences juveniles convicted of first-degree murder.
Woman Robbed Leaving Lumiere Place, Young Suspects CaughtJuveniles caught, gun recovered, moments after robbery