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Judge Dismisses Governor from St. Louis Stadium Lawsuit

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Thursday also ordered the lawsuit to be transferred to St. Louis Circuit Court.

08/13/2015

Former University of Illinois chancellor Phyllis Wise

E-Mail Scandal Rocks University of Illinois

Several administrators accused of using private correspondence to hide from public view

08/07/2015

Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Legislative Reforms Lagging a Year After Michael Brown’s Death

The Wall Street Journal reports that other than a few successful bills on body cameras for police officers, most other measures have failed or stalled amid opposition from police unions and prosecutors.

08/06/2015

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NAACP to Offer Free Legal Aid to St. Louis County Children

Details of the program will be unveiled Friday during an NAACP-sponsored community leadership brunch near St. Louis, a week after the U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the county’s family court system that handles about 6,000 youth cases each year.

08/05/2015

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DOJ Releases Scathing Report on St. Louis County Family Court

A department investigation being released this morning accuses the court of treating blacks more harshly than whites, denying youths their constitutional rights, and coercing confessions.

07/31/2015

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 30: Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing enters Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to be arraigned on murder charges July 30,  2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tensing pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of Samuel Dubose during a routine traffic stop on July 19. Bond was set at $1 million.  (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)

Fitch: Prosecutor in Cincinnati Case Too Quick With Charges

Former St. Louis County police chief Tim Fitch believes the prosecution of officers may just be to quiet an angry community.

07/31/2015

Tearful protest by murder victim's family after STL Circuit Court Judge sets accused man free on bond. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Protesters Assail Judge for Setting Murder Suspect Free on Bond

Lauren Bach, 23, was beaten to death in June of last year, and the suspect, Raheem Thorpe, was charged with first-degree murder and originally held on no bond.

07/16/2015

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Life Plus 900 Months for Robber Who Paralyzed Victim

Judge: “He had a dark heart and no conscience.”

07/16/2015

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City of St. Louis Joins Mo. Supreme Court Case on Guns

The action comes after some felons allegedly caught with guns have claimed the state law banning that is unconstitutional because, they claim, a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year gives all Missouri citizens the right to bear arms.

07/15/2015

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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