Legal

Jaxon Adams and mom Tiffany (Facebook/Bring Jaxon Adams Home)

Family of Sick Boy Vow to Fight Court Ruling

The parents of 8-year-old Jaxon Adams are accused of Munchausen by Proxy, a disorder where parents seek treatment for a child as a way to get attention for themselves.

03/30/2015

Photo from Sailor Gutzler Fund website

Judge: Plane Crash Surviving Child Can Stay With Half-Sister

Sailor Gutzler’s parents, a sister, and a cousin were killed January 2nd on way home to southern Illinois

03/29/2015

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No Charges in Woman’s Fatal Fall at Belleville Nursing Home

An investigation has found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the death of an 85-year-old woman found dead at the bottom of a stairway at a Belleville nursing home.

03/24/2015

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Illinois Budget Error Could Jeopardize Criminal Cases

A technical error in how the Illinois budget was written will soon leave courts across the state with a skeleton crew of court reporters, and that could jeopardize criminal cases.

03/24/2015

Appeals court judge Roy Richter opens Ferguson municipal court, lays out how things will proceed. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

New Judge Sits Behind Ferguson Bench

State appeals judge Roy Richter introduced himself to defendants, first, by lowering many fines, putting them in line with what the state and county charge.

03/20/2015

Missouri GOP Chairman John Hancock in the KMOX studio. (Afton Spriggs/KMOX)

GOP Donor Says Party Chairman Claimed Tom Schweich was Jewish

David Humphreys, in a signed affidavit, says John Hancock made the statement in a “negative” way.

03/19/2015

Cecil Clayton (Photo by Missouri Department of Corrections/UPI)

Missouri Executes ‘Brain-Damaged’ Death Row Inmate Cecil Clayton

The Missouri Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, declined to intervene Saturday. The court’s majority concluded there was no evidence that Clayton despite his brain injury isn’t capable of understanding his circumstances.

03/17/2015

Scan of Cecil Clayton's brain. Courtesy: Elizabeth Unger Carlyle

Attorneys Push for Clemency in Scheduled Missouri Execution

Attorneys for Cecil Clayton, 74, argue in last-minute appeals and a clemency request that Clayton has dementia and brain damage from a 1972 sawmill accident.

03/17/2015

Cecil Clayton

Mo. Supreme Court Declines To Stop Execution

Cecil Clayton will be put to death on Tuesday for 1996 shooting of Barry County sheriff’s deputy

03/14/2015

Vanita Gupta in 2014 photo (Getty/Angelo Merendino)

Federal Scrutiny of Ferguson to Continue

Assistant A.G. Vanita Gupta confirms meetings will take place in coming weeks

03/11/2015