Cole County

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Lawmakers File Suit Over Stadium Proposal

Six in Jefferson City claim misuse of funds by Gov. Nixon in effort to keep NFL in St. Louis


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Many Missouri Counties Not Granting Gay Marriages

Despite a judge’s ruling that a gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, many counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


Anthony Williams

St. Louis Man Released After 2 Decades in Prison

A 34-year-old St. Louis man sentenced to life in prison without parole in a teenager’s 1993 dance hall death will go free after a legal compromise spurred by his innocence claims.


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Judge Rejects Murder Appeal that Targeted Coroner

A Cole County Judge throws out a Kirksville man’s challenge of a 1999 murder that challenged the scientific work of a coroner.



Police Look for Missing Adult

Cole County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Endangered SILVER Advisory.



Alyssa Bustamante’s Guilty Plea Appeal Delayed

The Cole County Circuit Court confirms that Bustamante’s attorney has been granted a continuance. No new date has been set.


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Missouri Judge Blocks Laws on Cell Phone Towers

Six western Missouri cities sued, arguing that the laws would violate various provisions of the Missouri Constitution by imposing an unfunded mandate on local governments, applying retroactively and infringing on judicial authority, among other things.


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Gov. Nixon Staffers Fight Mo. House Subpoenas

The attorney argued the subpoenas impose an unreasonable burden by providing too little notice and taking the employees away from important work.


George Allen, convicted in the rape and murder of Mary Bell

George Allen Jr. Officially Cleared in 1982 Slaying

Allen, 56, was convicted in 1983 of raping and killing 31-year-old Mary Bell in her St. Louis apartment.


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Missouri Court Asked to Strike Down Animal Shelter Fee

The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday that the state licensing fees are causing “financial stress” for some nonprofit shelters.