08, Mar 2014 - Lawyers: Gay marriage a detriment to children - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lawyers who are appealing a federal judge's ruling that overturned Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage said in a court filing Monday that legalizing gay marriage would harm children, undermine society and make traditional marriages unstable.
08, Mar 2014 - Riverside, MO Ex-Guatemalan soldier sentenced to 10 years in US - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A former Guatemalan special forces soldier was sentenced Monday to a decade in an American prison for lying on a U.S. citizenship application about his role in a civil war massacre that decimated a village more than three decades ago.
08, Mar 2014 - APNewsBreak: FBI investigates prison company CCA - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The FBI has taken over the Idaho criminal investigation into private prison company Corrections Corporation of America.
08, Mar 2014 - Missouri Murderer Executed After Supreme Court Rejects Appeal
A Missouri man who kidnapped, raped and murdered a 15-year-old girl near Kansas City 25 years ago was executed early Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-minute stay.The state Department of Public Safety said Michael Taylor, 47, died from a lethal injection at 12:10 a.m. (1:10 a.m.
08, Mar 2014 - Chariton, MO Credit Card From Old Law Firm Funded New One
A Missouri lawyer who is accused of starting a law firm with his father using his former law firm's credit card has been ordered to serve a period of community service and was placed on four years' probation.
08, Mar 2014 - Christian, MO Former Grandview Mayor Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme
The former mayor of Grandview, Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court to a wire fraud scheme in which he used a bogus charity to steal $35,000 in contributions from International House of Prayer, a local non-profit organization.
08, Mar 2014 - Stepbrother of starved Wisconsin girl gets 5 years - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A judge sentenced a Madison man Wednesday to three years in prison for sexually assaulting his younger stepsister while she spent years locked in the family's basement being abused and starved, bringing an end to a case that shocked Wisconsin's capital city.
08, Mar 2014 - Chile judge: 18 years for Mapuche in arson deaths - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A Mapuche indigenous leader was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday for the arson murders of an elderly couple who died defending their property from hooded trespassers.
08, Mar 2014 - Florida seeks triple sentence in warning-shot case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A 33-year-old woman could end up in prison for 60 years when she's retried for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged husband and two of his children.
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.
08, Mar 2014 - Senator seeks distance from federal laws
State Sen. Brian Nieves doesn’t think lawyers or the courts have the only right to determine whether a federal law is constitutional. He wants Missouri voters in November to change the state Constitution’s Bill of Rights.
08, Mar 2014 - Dismissal of suit against ex-Mexican leader upheld - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo of bearing some responsibility for a 1997 massacre in a Mexican village and covering it up.
08, Mar 2014 - Texas, MO Ex-soldier who killed Iraqi family hangs self - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A medical examiner said Wednesday that a former soldier hanged himself at a federal prison where he was serving life sentences for raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to slay her family.
08, Mar 2014 - Texas, MO Missouri executes man in '89 rape, killing of teen
A Missouri inmate was executed early Wednesday for abducting, raping and killing a Kansas City teenager as she waited for her school bus in 1989, marking the state's fourth lethal injection in as many months.
08, Mar 2014 - US prisons seen through the eyes of the Birdman of Alcatraz
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - The pages are brown, faded and stained, but the handwriting is meticulous and the words detail a 150-year history of the US prison system through the eyes of one of its most famous inmates.