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 - 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 - Worth, MO Truck driver sentenced for cargo theft
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Tennessee truck driver has been sentenced in Missouri for his role in what federal prosecutors called a multistate cargo theft scheme.
12, Oct 2014 - Jefferson, MO Monday Marks 60th Anniversary Of Missouri State Penitentiary Riot
(Missourinet) - 60 years ago the prison that had helped Jefferson City to remain the state’s capital city threatened to turn on the town.The biggest riot in Missouri State Penitentiary’s 168-years of operation kicked off shortly after 6:00 p.m. on September 22, 1954, and what would follow was hours of chaos and 50 years of recovery.Click here to read the full story from Missourinet.Below: Joseph ...
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 - Dunklin, MO Man convicted of murder faces new charges in Missouri
An Arkansas man, who was sentenced in 2011 for the murder of another man, now faces charges out of Missouri for the same crime, according to Dunklin County Prosecutor Stephen Sokoloff.
12, Oct 2014 - Jefferson, MO Missouri woman sent to prison in bingo assault
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Jefferson City woman was sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting two people over splitting $200 in bingo winnings. Fifty-two-year-old Margaret Thomas of Jefferson City was given credit for time served after pleading guilty Monday to second-degree assault in a plea deal. She was originally charged with first-degree […]
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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.