21, Oct 2014 - Judge says he plans to rule against Ameren in legal fight over northern Missouri power lines
A judge said Monday that he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state regulators' permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri.
21, Oct 2014 - Teacher's group takes fight with UM System to state Supreme Court
The University of Missouri System has refused to hand over course syllabi, citing copyright laws.
21, Oct 2014 - State highlights: Calif. ballot measure updates; Va. prison health care budget shortfall
A selection of health policy stories from California, Arizona, Maine, South Dakota, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, Washington state and Missouri.
21, Oct 2014 - Lebanon Man Sentenced To Death Requests New Trial
(Missourinet) - The arguments of a condemned Missouri inmate that he should get a new trial have been presented to the state Supreme Court.The key argument of Jesse Driskill is that his panic attacks prevented him from participating in his own defense and from being present while a jury decided his fate.His attorney, Rosemary Percival, says Driskill was denied medication, and says the trial ...
21, Oct 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Group protests plan for 100-mile power transmission line
More than 50 protesters gathered Monday outside the Cole County Courthouse to protest a plan to construct a 100-mile, 345,000-volt power transmission line in northeast Missouri. Read more
20, Oct 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Missouri lawmaker pleads guilty to drunken driving
Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014 6:59 pm | Updated: 10:01 pm, Thu Oct 9, 2014. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri lawmaker said he pleaded guilty Thursday to two drunken driving charges and was sentenced to probation for incidents that he acknowledged showed "bad judgment."
20, Oct 2014 - Kansas City, MO Oral Arguments To Begin In Same-Sex Ban Lawsuit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City judge is preparing to hear arguments in a Jackson County lawsuit challenging Missouri's rejection of same-sex marriages that have been performed in other states. Ten same-sex couples who were married in other states are suing Kansas City and state officials, including Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster, for violating their due process and equal ...
20, Oct 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Cole County to create veterans' treatment court
After nine months of planning, the circuit court in Cole County is establishing what will be the state's seventh veterans' treatment court and the second in mid-Missouri. Read more
20, Oct 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Lawsuit Filed In Missouri Over Common Core Education Standards
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three Missouri taxpayers are suing to stop the state from providing money to a multi-state consortium that's developing tests tied to the new Common Core education standards.The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the lawsuit was filed last week in Cole County Circuit Court. The suit calls the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium an "illegal interstate compact ...
19, Oct 2014 - The St. Vincent's College handball wall leaves little impression on students
The River Campus Center on Southeast Missouri State University's campus was completed this summer to accommodate new students arriving for the fall semester. Pieces of the historical handball court from the original old St. Vincent's College were incorporated in two of the building's walls.
12, Oct 2014 - Ferguson Shooting Protesters Win Order Limiting Police
Missouri state police were barred by a federal judge from arresting or threatening to arrest demonstrators peacefully protesting the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in August.
12, Oct 2014 - St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An assistant Missouri attorney general argued Monday in a St. Louis courtroom that state law, backed by a vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.
12, Oct 2014 - Missouri's ban on gay marriage to be challenged
An assistant Missouri attorney general argued Monday in a St. Louis courtroom that state law, backed by a vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.
12, Oct 2014 - Missouri sexually violent predator trials to be put on hold for class action lawsuit
Large federal lawsuit against controversial SORTS facility is set for trial in April.
11, Oct 2014 - Missouri won't appeal judge's order to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri will not appeal a state court judge's ruling requiring the state to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed in other places, Attorney General Chris Koster said on Monday. The decision not to appeal the ruling came hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, allowing same-sex ...
09, Oct 2014 - Missouri benefits expanded to same-sex spouses
Missouri's main health care and retirement plans are expanding benefits to same-sex spouses following a recent court ruling requiring the state to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.
09, Oct 2014 - Missouri health plan open to same-sex spouses
The health care plan for Missouri employees has opened coverage to same-sex spouses following a recent court ruling.
09, Oct 2014 - Missouri must recognize same-sex marriages from other areas: judge
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who have wed legally in other places, a state court judge ruled on Friday in the latest case to address gay rights in the United States. Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that a state ban on recognition of legal same-sex marriages violated the rights of gay couples to the same ...
09, Oct 2014 - WATCH: Missouri's First Same-Sex Marriage Case In Court Today
A state judge will hear oral arguments for and against Missouri's constitutional amendment prohibiting the recognition of legal same-sex marriages in a court in Jackson County today. read more
09, Oct 2014 - Missouri Judge Rules for Marriage Equality for Out of State Weddings
Overshadowed by the news out of the Supreme Court, a state judge in Missouri just ordered the state to recognize marriages from other jurisdictions.
08, Oct 2014 - Business leaders lash out against punitive damages
Missouri business leaders expressed alarm Thursday about a state Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited punitive damages in a certain lawsuits. The court had ruled unanimously Tuesday that Missouri's ...
08, Oct 2014 - Jury From Platte County to Hear Craig Wood Murder Case
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County judge rules a jury from outside Springfield will be brought to Greene County for the trial of accused killer Craig Wood. The judge did not grant a defense motion to move the trial proceeding away. Instead, he ordered that a jury be chosen from Platte County, Missouri just north of Kansas City, and brought to Springfield for the trial. Wood is charged with the ...
08, Oct 2014 - Ballot Reprint Could Cost Green County Up to $100,000
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Twenty-one words are going to cost Missouri Counties tens of thousands of dollars. They’re the words the legislature left out of its ballot title for the early voting proposal that will be on the November ballot. A state appeals court says early voting will happen “but only if the legislature and the governor appropriate and disburse funds to pay for the increased costs ...
08, Oct 2014 - Massive Ballot Reprint Hits Missouri Counties With Unexpected Election Costs
Missouri Counties are going to be on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars, thanks to an ill-timed court ruling on upcoming ballot language.
08, Oct 2014 - Judge tosses 6-state suit over California egg law
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states asking the court to strike down a California law barring the sale of eggs in the state produced b
08, Oct 2014 - Missouri's November Ballot Must Be Reprinted
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A costly court decision has election officials across the state scrambling. An appeals court ordered that some of the language on November's ballot must be changed, due to an omission regarding Amendment 6 -- which would establish early voting in the Show-Me State. That means all ballots must be redone and voting software will have to be reprogrammed. "We were pretty sure we ...
08, Oct 2014 - Missouri Supreme Court to hear child abuse case
The state’s highest court will hear arguments this week about whether a Springfield man accused of restricting his son’s diet and locking him in a bathroom for several days as punishment is guilty of child abuse.
05, Apr 2014 - Appeal on gay marriage ruling dampens celebrations - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DETROIT (AP) - Bethany Joy Rozeboom and Mary Winn couldn't have been much happier after receiving their long-awaited marriage license this weekend after a judge's ruling that Michigan's ban on such same-sex unions was illegal.
04, Apr 2014 - Judge to strike down part of Ohio gay marriage law - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that would strike down part of the state's ban on gay marriages but stop short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings.