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Missouri Supreme Court building
Apr 5, 2023

Court grants second look at woman’s sex offender registration

A woman has a chance to get off the sex offender registry after the Missouri Supreme Court reversed and remanded her case, with some additional fact finding on her 1997 probation.

Missouri Supreme Court building
Apr 3, 2023

Double jeopardy issue hits high court again

The Missouri Supreme Court heard a man’s claim to apply double jeopardy to a traffic stop where police found cocaine base and a firearm after the state’s appeal.

Mar 30, 2023

Man charged with making racist threats against judge

An Independence man is being held without bond after he allegedly made racially charged threats against a Jackson County circuit judge.

Mar 28, 2023

St. Louis sues Kia, Hyundai over rash of car thefts

A federal lawsuit filed Monday by the city of St. Louis accuses automakers Kia and Hyundai of failing to install industry-standard anti-theft technology, resulting in thousands of vehicle thefts in the Missouri city.

Missouri Supreme Court building
Mar 27, 2023

Case remanded over man’s custody in two DWI cases

The Missouri Supreme Court remanded a case to a lower court to determine when a man entered custody before it decides if his postconviction appeal was filed too late.

Mar 23, 2023

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.

Mar 17, 2023

Rural Missouri sheriff, 2 deputies arrested in kidnap plot

A rural Missouri sheriff and two deputies are jailed and facing charges accusing them of helping a man in a parental kidnapping plot.

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District
Feb 17, 2023

Western District says juvenile sentencing law applies retroactively

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District declined to order a more lenient sentence for a man convicted of committing murder when he was 14.

A woman in an orange jumpsuit is shown charging in a courtroom at a man in a suit seated in a chair with his arms raised in defense
Feb 14, 2023

Woman accused in dismemberment slaying attacks her attorney

A woman accused in a grisly killing and dismemberment case in Wisconsin has attacked her attorney during a court hearing, moments after a judge agreed to delay her trial.

Jan 20, 2023

St. Louis man freed from prison after murder case dismissed

A 28-year-old St. Louis man who spent six years in jail on a murder conviction has been freed after prosecutors dismissed the case against him.

Jan 17, 2023

Ex-Missouri police chief indicted in drug overdose death

The former police chief of a small northeast Missouri town is facing second-degree murder charges after his girlfriend's brother died of a drug overdose in his home last year.

Dec 28, 2022

Judge orders longest prison term so far in Gov. Whitmer plot

A Delaware trucker described as an architect of the conspiracy to kidnap Michigan’s governor was sentenced Wednesday to more than 19 years in prison — the longest term yet given to anyone convicted in the plot.

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