05, Mar 2015 - Ferguson, Missouri and second town accused of exploiting poor for profit
(Reuters) - Ferguson, Missouri and a second St. Louis suburb are being accused in separate lawsuits of operating a "debtors' prison scheme," illegally jailing poor people who are unable to pay traffic tickets or fines tied to other minor offenses.
12, Dec 2014 - Judge partially sides with Ferguson protesters in ruling
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Proesters link arms on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
09, Dec 2014 - High court to hear case testing new gun rights law
JEFFERSON CITY — Just months after Missouri voters approved stronger constitutional gun rights, the new amendment is being put to the test by a convicted drug dealer who is citing it as a reason why his former felony shouldn't disqualify him from carrying a gun.The Missouri Supreme Court is to hear arguments today on whether the new constitutional provision subjecting gun-control laws to strict ...
08, Dec 2014 - Texas, MO Appeals court halts Texas execution - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court halted the execution scheduled Wednesday of a Texas prisoner whose attorneys say is too delusional to be put to death.
12, Oct 2014 - Kansas City, MO Oral arguments to begin in Missouri same-sex ban lawsuit
The lawsuit, filed by 10 same-sex couples who are legally married in other states, is based on the same argument that led the Supreme Court last year to overturn part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Read more
12, Oct 2014 - Johnson, MO Missouri man sentenced for drugs in oven mitt
A Springfield man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after authorities found crack cocaine hidden in an oven mitt.
12, Oct 2014 - Jefferson, MO Man freed after murder conviction loses lawsuit
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by a central Missouri man who spent nearly 15 years in prison before a court said he had been wrongfully convicted of murdering his mother.
12, Oct 2014 - Federal inmate sentenced for deadly assault
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A Missouri man incarcerated at a federal prison in Southeast Texas has been sentenced to more than 12 years for fatally beating another inmate who he mistakenly believed was in prison for molesting children.
12, Oct 2014 - Joplin tornado aid worker sentenced for fraud
A woman who worked for a southwest Missouri disaster relief agency has been sentenced to prison for a fraud scheme following the deadly Joplin tornado. The U.S. attorney's office says Herlana Latham, of Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in federal prison and ordered to pay about $6,700 in restitution. She pleaded guilty earlier this year to wire fraud. Latham formerly lived ...
12, Oct 2014 - Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or killed by his client.
12, Oct 2014 - Kansas City, MO Attorneys argue Mo. recognizes marriages of cousins, it should also recognize same-sex marriages
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City judge is hearing 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 […]
12, Oct 2014 - Massachusetts teen's lawyer seeks police messages - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A lawyer for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher is questioning the timeline given by authorities about the discovery of the victim's body.
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 - Jefferson, MO Sixty years later: Missouri State Penitentiary Riot of 1954
On September 22, 1954, prisoners rioted, causing about $5 million in damage.
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.