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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

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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

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St. Louis Archdiocese Must Turn in Sex Abuse Claims Records

A judge says the St. Louis archdiocese must turn over internal records on sexual abuse allegations spanning two decades as part of a civil lawsuit.

03/11/2015

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Ferguson Municipal Judge Resigns

In the DOJ’s Ferguson report, Judge Ronald Brockmeyer was accused of jailing impoverished defendants unable to pay fines.

03/09/2015

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HIPAA, Wiretapping Laws Pose Legal Questions for Nursing Home Cameras

The fact that the systems would be controlled over the Internet has also raised concerns about hackers.

03/09/2015

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Tom Schweich Spoke with Danforth Aide Moments Before He Took His Life

Inside information into the suicide of the late State Auditor Tom Schweich came from former Sen. John Danforth to the Kansas City Star.

03/05/2015

A protester displays signs and T-shirt during a rally in support of Officer Darren Wilson on August 23, 2014,  in St. Louis, Missouri. (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Darren Wilson ‘Relieved’ at No Charges From Feds

“It also really does say that the narrative that came out from people like Dorian Johnson and the ‘hands up, don’t shoot,’ that that narrative was simply false,” Wilson’s attorney Neil Bruntrager says.

03/04/2015

The Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

St. Louis Shelter Sues in Effort to Keep Operating

The Rev. Larry Rice’s New Life Evangelistic Center in St. Louis has filed suit against the city in an effort to keep its occupancy permit to operate a shelter for homeless people.

03/04/2015

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Former Chief Fitch Sees Lose-Lose Scenario for Ferguson with DOJ Action

“It will either bankrupt them by having to fight it, or it will bankrupt them by having to comply with it,” says former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.

03/03/2015

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