17, Dec 2014 - Court overturns house's tax sale over $6.30 bill - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri New
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed the sale of a widow's home that was triggered by a tax bill for $6.30.
17, Dec 2014 - Appeals court: Too soon to order state to pay $1 million
Even though a federal judge has ordered Missouri government to pay $1 million in damages to Zachary Snyder’s children, it’s too soon for state courts to force that payment, a three-judge panel of the state appeals court in Kansas City ruled this week.
16, Dec 2014 - Missouri executes prisoner over hammer murder
Paul Goodwin, 48, receives state’s 10th lethal injection this year despite last-minute appeals to supreme court A Missouri inmate has been executed for fatally beating a 63-year-old woman with a hammer in 1998, a record 10th lethal injection of 2014 for the state. It now matches Texas for the highest number of executions in the US this year. Paul Goodwin, 48, sexually assaulted Joan Crotts in St ...
16, Dec 2014 - Missouri ties Texas with most executions in 2014
A Missouri inmate was put to death early Wednesday for fatally beating a 63-year-old woman with a hammer in 1998. He was the 10th person executed in Missouri this year.
15, Dec 2014 - Jackson, MO man pleads guilty to assault on officer
The Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, Nov. 25 that a man pleaded guilty on Nov. 24 to three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer.
15, Dec 2014 - Appeals Court: Nolte entitled to third trial against Ford
It’s been nearly 11½½ years since a May 22, 2003 fiery crash on Interstate 70 near the Missouri 13 interchange killed a Highway Patrol trooper and severely burned a former Chamois man.
15, Dec 2014 - Suspect In Officer Involved Shooting Taken Into Custody
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it's arrested a man who's suspected in an officer involved shooting Saturday night.Edited from a press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol:The officer involved shooting is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control at the request of the Pleasant Valley Police Department. The Kansas City, Kansas ...
15, Dec 2014 - Missouri, Georgia execute murderers, one a cop killer
In both cases, Supreme Court refused 11th-hour stay requests and lawyers claimed condemned were mentally incompetent; Missouri tied Texas for most executions in U.S. this year: 10
15, Dec 2014 - Missouri Supreme Court Asked To Allow Same-Sex Divorce
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court is being asked to tell lower courts in Missouri it’s okay to grant divorces in same-sex marriages recognized in other states. A man who was married in Iowa to another man filed in St. Louis for a divorce. The court in St. Louis dismissed the case saying it doesn’t have the authority to grant such a divorce because that would amount to recognizing ...
14, Dec 2014 - Feds: Nuke site cleanup request is too expensive - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Cleanup deadlines sought by the state of Washington for the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site would require an extra $18 billion over the next 14 years and should be rejected as too expensive, the federal government said in a court filing.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 ...
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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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 ...
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.