The image of gunmen in a row firing in unison at a condemned prisoner may conjure up a bygone, less enlightened era. But the idea of using firing squads is making a comeback.Read More »
Lawsuit: Officials ‘mocked’ Nevada prison-firefighter burns
Seven incarcerated firefighters from Nevada are suing state forestry and prison officials who they allege mocked and ignored burn injuries the prisoners received in April 2021 in a wildfire area carpeted by hot soil and burning embers.
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Prosecutor to seek death penalty in Missouri officer’s death
A Missouri prosecutor has announced plans to seek the death penalty against a Kansas City man charged with fatally shooting a police officer during a traffic stop.
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High court says past settlement up for discovery
A St. Louis County woman’s car accident settlement is available for discovery in her negligence claim involving a hospital bed malfunctioning and allegedly injuring her.
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Missouri House passes bill to allow sports gambling
A bill to legalize sports gambling in Missouri passed the state House speedily on Tuesday, but the measure's prospects in the Senate are far less certain.
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Attorney suspended for repeated sexual advances of clients
A split Missouri Supreme Court issued a one-year suspension to an 86-year-old attorney who had inappropriately touched six clients. Three dissenting judges would have disbarred him.
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CAFOs follow state, not county, rules
The Missouri Supreme Court upheld a tightened state law that stops county regulations on agricultural operations.Read More »
Missouri Senate endorses transgender health restrictions
The Missouri Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to a pair of bills that would temporarily prohibit gender transitioning health care treatments for minors and restrict them from competing in sports.
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Lawyers: Dispute over Van Gogh art in Detroit is settled
A deal has been reached over control of an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh, lawyers said, weeks after the custody fight created public buzz and much tension near the end of a rare U.S. exhibition in Detroit.
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Damages for ex-DOC officer affirmed on appeal
The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District affirmed $140,000 in damages for a former Missouri Department of Corrections officer who alleged her supervisor discriminated against her for being a Lebanese Muslim person.
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Republican bills push cash bail, subvert Democratic changes
Republican lawmakers across the country are pushing to increase the use of cash bail and pretrial detention. GOP lawmakers in at least 14 states have introduced 20 bills to bolster cash bail since legislative sessions began anew in 2023.
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