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St. Charles arena not exempt from sales tax, court says

St. Charles County lost its bid for a $920,000 refund of taxes paid from sales at its 10,000-seat arena because the county does not receive all of the proceeds from events held there.

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Updated: Judge Manners’ report may not help Clemons’ case

Reginald Clemons

While new evidence likely would have supported Reginald Clemons' assertion that St. Louis police beat him, the finding by former Jackson County Circuit Judge Michael Manners may not help Clemons win a new trial.

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ACLU urges school districts to accept transfers

Every student from an unaccredited school district that wants to enroll in the Kirkwood or Mehlville school districts must be permitted to do so, the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri said in a letter to the districts’ superintendents.

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Defendant not entitled to new trial despite jury irregularities

When William J. Sitton was convicted in 2005 of stabbing another man to death, five would-be jurors opted out of jury service. That system was invalidated in 2010, but on Tuesday the Missouri Supreme Court said Sitton is not entitled to a new trial.

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