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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 09:  Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert fights his way through the press as he arrives for his arraignment at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on June 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert was in court to answer charges that he knowingly lied to the FBI and intentionally evaded federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an "Individual A" to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. Since Hastert was charged, other reports of sexual abuse by Hastert have surfaced.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hastert Makes 1st Court Appearance in Hush-Money Case

Dennis Hastert appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since he was indicted, pleading not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI in a scheme to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.

06/09/2015

Jeffrey Williams (St. Louis County Police photo)

Ferguson Police Officer Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to All Counts

Williams’ attorney, Jerryl Christmas, who appeared with him today in St. Louis County Circuit Court, tells KMOX News his client is innocent, and the allegations of the shootings are physically impossible for his client to have pulled off.

06/03/2015

John Danforth. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Danforth Changes Law Firms After Rift Over Lawsuit

The former Missouri attorney general and U.S. ambassador to the UN has left the Bryan Cave firm.

06/03/2015

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Exotic Dancer Sues Peoria Area Strip Club Over Minimum Wage

Aleigha Woods filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Peoria. She’s seeking class-action status to cover about 100 other dancers at Club Cabaret in Creve Coeur.

06/02/2015

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Attorney Says Baby Diane’s Adoption Records Are False

Attorney Albert Watkins says his client’s child was born in Homer G. Phillips Hospital, not City Hospital where the adoption records state.

06/02/2015

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

More Claims of Misconduct by McCulloch in Ferguson Grand Jury Investigation

“Mr. McCulloch failed to fulfill his duty of office. So a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the grand jury proceeding, itself. Not whether or not Michael Brown was unjustifiably killed. That’s not the question we’re asking,” Ellinger-Locke said.

05/29/2015

Terry and Victoria Smith (KMOX file photos)

O’Fallon Parents Get Max for Caging Autistic Son

A St. Charles County judge has sentenced 45-year-old Terry Smith and his 44-year-old wife, Victoria, to seven years in prison and fined them $500.

05/29/2015

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 17:  U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) attends a press conference about the new legislative agenda at the Capitol January 17, 2005 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ex-House Speaker Hastert Indicted

Illinois Republican is accused of avoiding bank rules to pay hush money.

05/28/2015

A homeless person awaiting the set-up of a tent in north St. Louis County on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Rev. Larry Rice identified the woman as one who's planning to sleep at the encampment. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Lawsuit: St. Louis Suburb’s Courts Violate Rights of Poor

A federal lawsuit accused the city of St. Ann of often unconstitutionally jailing homeless persons.

05/28/2015

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Ferguson and former police officer Darren Wilson. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Suit Filed by Michael Brown’s Parents Moved to Federal Court

The suit against the city of Ferguson, former police chief Tom Jackson and Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, was filed last month in state court. Jackson and Wilson filed to have the suit moved on grounds that it deals with constitutional issues.

05/28/2015