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Court affirms man’s murder sentence

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, located in Kansas City. Photo by Scott Lauck.

A Kansas City man’s argument that a 12-year sentence for second-degree murder was effectively a death sentence because of his health problems was not strong enough to sway a Missouri appellate court. The Western District Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed ...

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Greitens seeks more spending for drug courts

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Jefferson City. AP Photo by Jeff Roberson

Gov. Eric Greitens is calling for an additional $6.1 million for Missouri’s court system, mostly through increased spending on drug courts. Greitens released his recommended $28.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2019 on Monday afternoon. Although some parts of the ...

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