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A 37-year-old Missouri man is accused of beating his 6-year-old daughter to death with a bat. Dustin Beechner, of St. Joseph, is charged with child abuse resulting in death. During a brief court … more
A murder-for-hire trial involving former stars of the reality TV show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” has gotten underway in St. Louis, where prosecutors allege that James “Tim” Norman arranged … more
Kansas City Star. September 1, 2022. Editorial: Hey Kansas Chiefs fans: Will you be more concerned about your bets than the team now? Kansas formally enters the sports wagering world … more
The Associated Press has joined an effort to get a sealed court record from former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' child custody case. The Boone County Circuit Court clerk on Tuesday accepted the AP's … more
Springfield police say an officer shot and killed a man who was carrying a rifle in a parking lot. The shooting occurred Friday after emergency dispatchers received a call about a man with a rifle … more
Police allege a suburban St. Louis man killed his wife and then soaked the family's home with gasoline while two children were inside. Hazelwood police say they responded to a home early Sunday after … more
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Lake Charles native Chesney Claire is making her mark in Las Vegas. Claire’s inspiration and motivation is her family. “My very first time performing anywhere, … more
Hundreds of thousands of people have signed initiative petitions for ballot measures in several states that would expand voting access, ensure abortion rights and legalize recreational marijuana. But … more
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed an open records request seeking emails between two journalism professors and a fact-checking organization. Schmitt's office is seeking three years of … more
West Plains has become one of the latest Missouri communities to earn a Missouri Main Street designation from Missouri Main Street Connection, an organization dedicated to assisting revitalization … more
Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using an obscure cellphone tracking tool, at times without search warrants, that gives them the … more
St. Louis’ top prosecutor has filed a motion asking a judge to vacate the conviction that sent a man to prison nearly 30 years ago for a murder he has long claimed he didn’t commit. Lamar Johnson … more
Federal prosecutors say the mother of a California teenager conspired with a former Missouri boarding school dean on a plan that resulted in the boy being forced into a car, handcuffed for more than … more
The Missouri Supreme Court has reprimanded St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner for mistakes made in the 2018 prosecution of then-Gov. Eric Greitens, but agrees with an advisory counsel’s … more
Kansas City Star. August 29, 2022. Editorial: Mike Parson is talking to Sam Brownback’s ‘tax experiment’ architect. Beware, Missouri Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has called a special … more
The Missouri Supreme Court has set a Nov. 29 execution date for a 36-year-old man who killed a suburban St. Louis police officer. Kevin Johnson was sentenced to death for the July 5, 2005, slaying of … more
Missouri’s Appellate Judicial Commission submitted its panel of nominees to fill the vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, this week. The nominees are up for … more
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 20, 2022. Editorial: Missouri pot legalization and record expungement shouldn’t be this difficult Missouri voters, who have already had to go around a … more
John Wood, a Republican running as an independent in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri, says he is ending his campaign. Wood announced Tuesday that he would not challenge Republican Attorney General … more
A legal ruling in a civil case regarding a portion of the Eleven Point River in Oregon County and its use as a public park has been overturned by the Southern District Court of Appeals, but it may … more
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