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Ex-reporter’s discrimination claims mostly can proceed

File photo showing gavels and law book (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

A federal judge has thrown out former KSHB-TV 41 reporter Demetrice “Dee” Jackson’s claim that he was discriminated against by being denied a promotion, but the judge allowed Jackson’s other discrimination and retaliation claims to proceed to trial. In a ...

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$5.35M award affirmed for man wrongfully convicted of killing editor

Ryan Ferguson

The Court of Appeals Western District on Dec. 10 affirmed a $5.35 million judgment for a man wrongfully convicted of killing a newspaper editor in Columbia. Ryan Ferguson spent a decade in prison for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily ...

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Court’s jurisdiction at heart of debate in Lamar Johnson case

The Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis. File photo

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District is considering whether it has jurisdiction to review an effort to reopen Lamar Johnson’s 1995 murder conviction. Johnson was convicted in 1995 of killing Marcus Boyd in a drug-related dispute. St. Louis Circuit ...

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