01, Feb 2015 - Appeals Court Upholds Weinhaus Conviction
A Missouri Appeals Court panel this week upheld the felony conviction of Jeffrey Weinhaus, a former anti-law enforcement, anti-government blogger, who was wounded during an armed confrontation with Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers over two years ago.
01, Feb 2015 - Gun maker gets Newtown lawsuit moved to federal court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gun maker Remington has moved a lawsuit by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding.
01, Feb 2015 - Dueling narratives surround 'Suge' Knight - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
LOS ANGELES (AP) - As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law.
01, Feb 2015 - Judge rules SD same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A federal judge on Monday declared South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but marriage licenses won't be immediately issued because the ruling was put on hold pending a potential appeal.
01, Feb 2015 - Missouri Supreme Court halts execution
The execution scheduled for next week for a Missouri inmate has been called off by the Missouri Supreme Court.
01, Feb 2015 - Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
ATLANTA (AP) - The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.
01, Feb 2015 - Shelby, MO Missouri Woman Sentenced for Stealing $300,000 from Employer
A Galena, MO, woman has been sentenced in federal court for embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer.
01, Feb 2015 - Texas, MO Fort Hood gunman Hasan says he wants to keep top lawyer - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) - The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. A change of counsel could complicate an already delayed review process.
01, Feb 2015 - Ga. man executed for killing fellow inmate - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
ATLANTA (AP) - A man convicted in the killing of a fellow inmate has been executed in Georgia despite claims by his lawyers that he was intellectually disabled.
01, Feb 2015 - Christian, MO Iraq vet gets 8 years for Wounded Warrior Project scam
A wounded Iraq War veteran from Missouri was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for soliciting donations for the Wounded Warrior Project but keeping the money himself.
01, Feb 2015 - Probe sought into Missouri prosecutor's actions in Brown case
Four St. Louis-area activists are seeking a court-ordered investigation of the prosecutor who oversaw the grand jury that declined to indict a white police officer who killed black teenager Michael Brown last August. The group filed a petition late Thursday asking the Missouri State Circuit Court to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert ...
01, Feb 2015 - Things to know about the Boston Marathon bombing trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
BOSTON (AP) - Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is heading into its second month as Judge George O'Toole Jr. continues the process of questioning prospective jurors individually to find 18 people who can be fair and impartial.
01, Feb 2015 - Murder suspect transferred from Missouri to Ottumwa
Dustin McDanel, 24, of Ottumwa, is being housed in the Wapello County Jail.
01, Feb 2015 - Texas, MO Wrongly imprisoned man given Super Bowl tickets
PHOENIX -- A Missouri man who spent a good chunk of his life in prison for a crime he did not commit is now realizing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the Valley. "I never anticipated getting tickets to the Super Bowl, and actually getting on the plane, meeting my father and being here is incredible and it makes it feel so real," Ryan Ferguson said. Thursday evening, Ferguson was presented ...
01, Feb 2015 - Texas, MO Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.