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World War II Army veteran Fred Schaljo watches as the St. L:ouis Veterans Day Parade passes by in St. Louis on November 8, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis County Seeks Approval for Veterans’ Court

St. Louis County is looking to join St. Louis City, St. Charles, and Jefferson County in having a veterans’ court in place.

07/15/2015

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Former St. Louis Police Officer Sentenced to 2 Years Jail Time

Don McGhee plead guilty in April 2015.

07/14/2015

David Zink (Courtesy of video provided by the Missouri Attorney General's office)

UPDATED: Missouri Inmate Presses 11th-Hour Appeals as Execution Nears

A Missouri inmate who abducted and killed a 19-year-old woman in 2001 is asking state and federal appeals courts to spare him from execution.

07/13/2015

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LEO and Labadie Plaintiffs Agree to Landfill Settlement

The settlement resolves all pending lawsuits and requires Ameren to build the landfill at least five feet above the ground surface.

07/09/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Gov. Nixon Signs Bill to Up Response to Child Sex Abuse

A new Missouri policy to require increased response to allegations of children sexually assaulting other minors was signed into law Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

07/08/2015

Rashad Edwards (Courtesy of SLMPD)

Probationer Charged with 1st-Degree Murder – Dotson Blames Judge

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is calling out Circuit Judge Margaret Neill after she issued a second probation to a gun felon who is now accused of shooting and killing a man just last week.

07/08/2015

Former Pine Lawn mayor Sylvester Caldwell. Photo courtesy of City of Pine Lawn.

Former Pine Lawn Mayor Pleads Guilty to Extortion Charges

Sylvester Caldwell pled guilty to extortion charges related to a towing company and a Pine Lawn convenience store.

07/06/2015

Bob McCulloch makes his remarks after taking the oath of office as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney  in Clayton, Missouri on January 1, 2015. McCulloch has been the Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County since 1991. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Judge Tosses Bid for Probe of Prosecutor in Ferguson Case

St. Louis Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III wrote in a 10-page ruling late last week that he reached what he called “the inescapable conclusion” that St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch “faithfully performed his duty” in connection with the grand jury.

07/06/2015

Justice

East St. Louis Paid Big Legal Fees to State Senator’s Firm

Belleville Democrat James Clayborne’s law office collected more than $775,000 in a year

07/05/2015

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Man Who Killed Baptist Minister Found Not Guilty

33 year old Terry Sedlacek shot and killed Pastor Fred Winters

07/02/2015

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