23, Sep 2014 - Court ruling causes reprinting of ballots
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri election officials are scrambling to reprint ballots and reprogram computers after an appeals court ordered a change to an early voting proposal that will appear on the November ballot.County clerks said Wednesday that the change could cost the state tens of thousands of additional dollars and delay the availability of absentee ballots that are supposed to be ready for ...
23, Sep 2014 - Utah Volleyball Team Beats Missouri State 3-2
The Utes improve to 2-0 on the season after downing Montana State on Friday. Schofield-Olsen, who recently married Runnin' Utes forward/center Jeremy Olsen, recorded a team-high 14 kills, and Makenzie Moea’i tallied a career-high six blocks as the Utes rallied from a 2-1 deficit to down Missouri State, 3-2 (21-25, 25-13, 23-25, 15-10), inside Crimson Court Saturday morning. Senior Bailey Bateman ...
23, Sep 2014 - Sheriff accused of allowing prisoner furloughs - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A sheriff in Florida is accused of allowing prisoners out of jail without court permission for short periods so they could visit with family or meet girlfriends in motel rooms.
22, Sep 2014 - Missouri appeals court gets early voting challenge
At issue is a measure placed on the November ballot by the Republican-led legislature that would allow a six-day early voting period before future general elections. Read more
22, Sep 2014 - Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage cases in court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The federal appeals court in San Francisco has already issued two significant gay rights rulings: In 2012, it struck down California's same-sex wedding ban and this year it extended protections against discrimination to gay and lesbians.
22, Sep 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 ...
22, Sep 2014 - 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 ...
21, Sep 2014 - 3 arraigned in disappearance of Mass. boy - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.
21, Sep 2014 - Missouri woman, 75, sentenced to life in prison four decades after killing husband
Alice Uden shot her husband dead and buried him in a gold mine, but lawyers argued she was acting in self-defence
20, Sep 2014 - Texas asks court to allow closure of most clinics - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Texas asked a federal appeals court Friday to allow the state to immediately enforce a law requiring all abortion clinics to adhere to costly standards required for walk-in surgical clinics, which would close more than half of the state's abortion facilities.
19, Sep 2014 - Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
PROVO, Utah (AP) - A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.
19, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania justice urges ban on defender group - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's chief justice wants the state Supreme Court to ban lawyers at an organization that currently handles many appeals by convicted murderers on the state's death row.
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 - Wyoming high court sides with state on lodging tax - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled the state can collect the full tax amount on retail lodging sales made by online travel companies, even if they have no physical presence in the state.
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.
04, Apr 2014 - Judge ponders tax restraining order
Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem is deciding whether to issue a restraining order that would prevent Missouri’s Revenue department from accepting or processing income tax returns from same-sex couples living in Missouri, who were married in other states that allow such marriages.
03, Apr 2014 - Gators get berth in Tournament
Cassie Peoples drives down the court during Florida’s 81-76 loss to Missouri on Feb. 20 in the O’Connell Center. Florida will play sixth-seeded Dayton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
03, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court won't stop Texas execution over drug - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday that it won't stop the execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys want the state to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.
03, Apr 2014 - Lawyers: The purpose of marriage is procreation - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Marriage exists for its procreative potential, not just as recognition of a loving relationship between two people, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees, lawyers for an Oklahoma clerk said in a new court filing.
03, Apr 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Missouri governor signs cellphone tower measures
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday reinstating some limits on the authority of Missouri cities and counties to restrict cellphone towers. Nixon signed four bills into law that partially re-enact a 2013 state law, which was struck down by a Cole County judge ...
03, Apr 2014 - Jefferson City, MO Missouri court upholds summary for campaign initiative
A Missouri appeals court panel has upheld the financial estimate for a potential ballot initiative seeking to reinstate campaign contribution limits.
02, Apr 2014 - Joplin guard Brown says he'll play at Southern
Charlie Brown’s calendar awareness matches his basketball court awareness. “My next tweet will not be April fools,” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning, April 1. Then came the next tweet: “Verbally committed to Missouri Southern State University.”
01, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court may take up Va. sex registry case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
WASHINGTON (AP) - She was a 24-year-old swimming instructor who had a sexual affair with a male student under 16. The woman was convicted in Virginia in 1993 of unlawful sex with a teenager and served 30 days in jail.