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 - 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 - 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 - Jefferson, MO Missouri woman sent to prison in bingo assault - Gambler avoids prison with help from slot machine
A Jefferson City woman was sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting two people over splitting $200 in bingo winnings.
12, Oct 2014 - Central Missouri County Creating Veterans' Treatment Court
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Another Missouri county is establishing a special program to help military veterans who facing certain criminal charges get special assistance as an alternative to jail or prison. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the veterans' treatment court being established in Cole County will be the seventh in the state and the second in central Missouri. Veterans' courts in ...
12, Oct 2014 - Morley man facing felony charge, accused of attacking family member
A Morley, Missouri man goes to jail accused of attacking a family member. The victim told police that 26-year-old Kristopher Brooks hit a female in the face, but she did not want to press charges.
12, Oct 2014 - Wright, MO Sentencing brings call for state senator to resign - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California state Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Friday to three months in prison for lying about where he lived when he ran for office and leaders of the Senate said he should resign immediately.
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 Missouri judge orders state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A judge struck down part of Missouri's gay marriage ban for the first time on Friday by ordering the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states, saying state laws banning the unions single out gay couples "for no logical reason."
12, Oct 2014 - Scott, MO Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
LIMA, Ohio (AP) - Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier.
12, Oct 2014 - Nov. 19 execution date set for Missouri inmate
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of killing a gas station attendant in Independence.
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.