11, Mar 2014 - Pharmacy agrees not to supply drug for execution
A pharmacy in the US state of Oklahoma has agreed not to supply a powerful sedative to a neighbouring state for use in an execution, a court has heard. Missouri officials had reportedly planned to buy pentobarbital from the Apothecary Shoppe in Tulsa to execute convicted murderer Michael Taylor, BBC reports. The pharmacy’s move came... [Read More...]
11, Mar 2014 - Correction: Bomb Materials-Arrest story - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - In a story March 1 about a college student charged with making bombs in his Pennsylvania apartment, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the position held by Kim Gibson and the nature of his court ruling. Gibson is a U.S. district judge, not a federal magistrate judge.
11, Mar 2014 - Tulsa Pharmacy Says It Won't Supply Drug For Missouri Execution
A Tulsa pharmacy has agreed not to provide the state of Missouri with a drug for a scheduled execution next week, but it's unclear whether the decision will delay the lethal injection.
10, Mar 2014 - Man wrongfully imprisoned for 15 years will testify before Mo. lawmakers
(KMOV.com) - A state Senate panel is scheduled to hear testimony from a Missouri man who spent 15 years of his life behind bars for a wrongful conviction. The judiciary committee is planning to consider legislation Monday that would alter how eyewitness statements are used in court. Senators will hear from Josh Kezer, who was released in 2009 after being convicted in the murder of a southeast ...
09, Mar 2014 - Basten in Court in Hit and Run Fatality
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man charged with murder after the death of a bicyclist pleads not guilty. Blake Basten, 24, of Springfield, was arraigned Friday morning in Greene County Circuit Court. He's charged with second degree murder, although he didn't hit the victim. Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson accuses Basten of chasing a woman in traffic. Her car ran over the cyclist near Missouri ...
09, Mar 2014 - Oklahoma death row inmates sue over drugs' secrecy - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Two Oklahoma death row inmates scheduled to be executed next month sued state corrections officials Wednesday for details about the drugs that will be used to execute them, including their source.
09, Mar 2014 - Missouri high court won't hear 3 red light cases
The Missouri Supreme Court has decided it will not hear the cases of three cities whose red-light camera laws have been challenged in lower courts.
09, Mar 2014 - Lawmaker Seeks Swift Justice for Heinous Acts Against Children
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One Missouri legislator wants swift justice for Hailey Owens. The piece of legislation he is proposing, in part, revolves around the Greene County Prosecutor pursuing and getting the death penalty as a punishment for Craig Michael Wood. Wood is charged, but not convicted, in the kidnapping and death of 10-year-old Hailey Owens on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Police say they found the ...
09, Mar 2014 - Future remains uncertain for red light cameras
The red light cameras in Kansas City will remain off, at least for now. The city had hoped Missouri's Supreme Court would give them the green light to use the cameras.
09, Mar 2014 - West Sentenced To Two Life Terms in 2009 Rape, Kidnapping
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A man charged with raping a Missouri State Student in June 2009 was sentenced to two life terms plus 15 years today in Greene County Circuit Court. Judge Thomas Mountjoy sentenced Charlie K. West, 30, of Chicago, Ill., to life on a charge of forcible rape, life for forcible sodomy and 15 years for kidnapping. He was convicted by a Greene Country Jury in October after almost ...
08, Mar 2014 - Upwards sports program impacts local kids
Almost 400 boys and girls took the court Saturday at the Southeast Missouri State University Recreation Center. It's all part of a nationwide sports program called Upwards.
08, Mar 2014 - Senators hear bill to resolve inmate marriage license issue
The court-ordered solution in three separate federal cases involving inmates’ marriage licenses could become part of Missouri law, under bills introduced in the Legislature this year.
08, Mar 2014 - Missouri execution: Appeals to circuit court and governor were unsuccessful
Missouri's fourth execution in as many months is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. An appeal was pending before the US Supreme Court late Tuesday night, but the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied Taylor's request for a rehearing and Gov. Jay Nixon denied a clemency request.
08, Mar 2014 - Flooding and the Fifth?
By Randy Dockendorf firstname.lastname@example.org NORTH SIOUX CITY – Property owners suffering Missouri River flood damage can use the Fifth Amendment, a Kansas City, MO, attorney says. Not the well-known part about self-incrimination, but rather the “taking” clause, said Seth Wright with the Polsinelli Law Firm. The national firm is considering … Read Article → The post Flooding and the Fifth ...
08, Mar 2014 - Missouri execution: Michael Taylor put to death after unsuccessful appeals
Missouri execution: The state's fourth execution in as many months took place early Wednesday. The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied Taylor's request for a rehearing and Gov. Jay Nixon denied a clemency request in a final attempt to stay the latest Missouri execution.
07, Mar 2014 - Nebraska law that allowed Keystone XL struck down - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed through the state, a victory for opponents who have tried to block the project that would carry oil from Canada to Texas refineries.
07, Mar 2014 - Kansas City, MO Missouri Runs Out of Lethal Injection Drugs and Spelling Bee Words
A shortage of drugs and words imperiled the outcomes of a state execution and county spelling bee, respectively, this week in Missouri. As we noted earlier, the execution of Michael Taylor—set for February 26—may be postponed after a pharmacy in Oklahoma agreed not to sell the Missouri officials the lethal execution drug pentobarbital after Taylor's lawyers filed a lawsuit. On Thursday, it was ...