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Appeals court affirms $1.48M verdict against Department of Corrections

All 11 judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District sit to hear a case on Thursday. Normally the job of presiding over an en banc hearing would fall to Chief Judge Alok Ahuja, third from left. Instead, Judge Joseph Ellis, center, filled that role in honor of his impending retirement. The other members of the court are, from left to right, Judges Gary Witt, Karen King Mitchell, Lisa White Hardwick, Vic Howard, Tom Newton, James Welsh, Mark Pfeiffer, Cynthia Martin and Anthony Rex Gabbert. Photo by Scott Lauck

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has upheld a $1.48 million verdict against the Missouri Department of Corrections in a Kansas City man’s retaliation case against the department. On July 23, a three-judge panel ruled in favor of plaintiff ...

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Audit raises questions about Missouri public safety contract

Missouri’s former public safety director oversaw $1.25 million in payments to a charitable foundation he had ties with and he logged vacation time, including trips to the Daytona 500, as work time, according to a state audit released this week. ...

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Remains found on Missouri farm in Wisconsin brothers search

Authorities who had been searching a Missouri farm for two missing Wisconsin brothers announced this week that human remains have been found there, more than a week after the pair disappeared during a trip for their livestock business. Clinton County ...

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