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Robert E. Crimo Jr., arrives for an appearance at the Lake County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 7, 2023
Aug 28, 2023

Illinois judge refuses to dismiss case against father of parade shooting suspect

A judge on Monday refused to dismiss the case against a father who helped his son obtain a gun license three years before authorities say the younger man fatally shot seven people at a 2022 Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago.

Law books
Aug 25, 2023

Missouri death row inmate who claims innocence sues governor for dissolving inquiry board

A Missouri death row inmate is suing Gov. Mike Parson over the governor's decision to dissolve a board of inquiry that was convened to investigate the man's innocence claim.

A judge's gavel resting atop several open books with a spotlight on the gavel and block
Aug 25, 2023

Inmate’s death at Missouri prison is the third this month, eighth this year

An investigation continues into the death of a Missouri prison inmate — the third inmate to die at the same lockup this month and the eighth this year.

A close-up of a gavel and block sitting atop an open book
Aug 25, 2023

Kansas City, Missouri, says U.S. investigating alleged racism at fire department

The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department is under a U.S. Department of Justice investigation for alleged racial discrimination, a Kansas City spokesperson confirmed to The Kansas City Star Thursday.

Image of a scale of justice on a table in the foreground with two long rows of chairs facing a long, rectangular table in the background. The entire image has a heavy blue tint to it.
Aug 24, 2023

Lawsuit settled over widespread abuse of former students at shuttered West Virginia boarding school

A lawsuit that alleged widespread sexual, physical and mental abuse at a now-closed West Virginia boarding school for troubled youths has been settled for about $50 million.

Close-up of the head and shoulders of Tishaura Jones as she speaks into microphones. A man and a woman, both wearing face masks, stand in the background
Aug 23, 2023

St. Louis proposal would ban ‘military-grade’ weapons, prohibit guns for ‘insurrectionists’

As the St. Louis mayor pushes legislation that would prohibit “military-grade weapons” on city streets and make it a crime for “insurrectionists” and those convicted of hate crimes to possess firearms, Missouri's attorney general is warning that such a law would violate the state constitution.

Sam Bankman-Fried
Aug 22, 2023

Bankman-Fried can’t prepare for trial without vegan diet and adequate meds, lawyers say

Defense lawyers say FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried can't adequately prepare for trial in six weeks while in jail without proper access to computers, necessary medications to help him concentrate, and a better diet than bread, water and peanut butter.

A class action complaint that Nestle Purina and Royal Canin allegedly misled consumers with their prescription dog food will be heard in Missouri state court
Aug 21, 2023

Former respiratory therapist in Missouri sentenced in connection with patient deaths

A former Missouri respiratory therapist who pleaded guilty in the deaths of two hospital patients has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

A view of the Marion County Record offices in a brick building in Marion, Kansas
Aug 21, 2023

Initial online search spurring raid on Kansas paper was legal, state agency says

A Kansas Department of Revenue spokesperson says the initial online search of a state website that led a central Kansas police chief to raid a local weekly newspaper was legal.

Donald Trump, wearing a blue suit jacket, holds his arms and hands slightly away from his body near his waist as he speaks at an airport
Aug 18, 2023

Trump lawyers seek April 2026 trial date in federal election subversion case

Lawyers for Donald Trump asked a federal judge Thursday to put off until 2026 a trial in Washington on charges that the former president plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

A class action complaint that Nestle Purina and Royal Canin allegedly misled consumers with their prescription dog food will be heard in Missouri state court
Aug 17, 2023

Kansas City superfan charged with stealing almost $700,000 in bank heists

A Kansas City Chiefs superfan known as “ChiefsAholic” and familiar for attending games dressed as a wolf in the NFL team's gear has been indicted by a federal grand jury that accuses him of armed robbery and money laundering in a string of bank heists across four states that netted him almost $700,000.

A Planned Parenthood sign is seen in Austin, Texas
Aug 16, 2023

Will a federal judge in Texas force Planned Parenthood to repay millions?

A federal judge in Texas who put access to the abortion pill misefpristone in limbo earlier this year presided Tuesday over another potentially groundbreaking case: a state lawsuit seeking to force Planned Parenthood pay back millions of dollars it received through Medicaid.

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