Sex Offender Photographs to be Posted on Internet

Convicted and registered sex offenders throughout the state could soon have their photographs on county sheriff web-sites. Governor Blunt has signed into law a bill allowing any sheriff’s department in the state to post the photos. The bill was signed in...

Vatican Defrocks Former St. Louis Priest

The Vatican has defrocked a former St. Louis priest and school counselor. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports officials with the St. Louis Archdiocese say the action was taken because of James Beine’s 30 year history of sexual abuse. Beine had most recently been...

Vernon Brown Executed After Stay Lifted

A flury of legal activity gave Vernon Brown two-and-a-half more hours, but failed to stop his execution at the Bonne Terre prison. Brown was prepared to enter the execution chamber, when the US Supreme Court ordered a stay of execution while it could consider last...

Defrocked Priest Beine Remains Behind Bars

The former Catholic priest who has had his indecent exposure conviction overturned by the State Supreme Court will remain behind bars. James Beine, also known as Mar James, was an elementary school counselor in St. Louis when he was arrested on several counts of...
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