Cole County


Judge Denies New Trial in Missouri Murder Case

Ryan Ferguson was one of two teenagers accused in the beating and strangulation of Kent Heithold outside the Columbia Daily Tribune in 2001.



Missouri Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Incentive Fund

An incentive fund that could direct millions of dollars to new high-tech businesses could stand or fall based on how the court interprets legislation that created it.


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Ed Martin Criticizes Koster Over Initiative

Martin said Tuesday that Koster should have said Carnahan’s ballot summary was misleading.


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Attorney General Koster: No Appeal on Ballot Item

Koster refused a request from Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to challenge a ruling that her original ballot summary was unfair and insufficient.


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Disclaimer Warns About Missouri Health Measure Lawsuit

The Missouri secretary of state’s office will warn local election officials about a legal dispute surrounding a health care proposal.


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Missouri Republicans Ask Judge to Block Ballot Summary

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and several other Republicans contend the health care measure summary is unfair and misleading.



UPDATE: Bustamante Pleads Guilty To Killing 9-Year-Old Girl

The Missouri teen told authorities that she strangled, cut and stabbed a 9-year-old neighbor because she wanted to know what it felt


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UPDATE: Missouri Sexual Businesses Get Their Day in Court

The Missouri law requires sexually oriented businesses to close by midnight and bans full nudity, alcohol, minors and touching between semi-nude employees and customers.


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Lawsuit Filed Over Mo. Payday Loan Referendum

Challenge to ballot measure mounted in Cole County.



ACLU Challenges Missouri Public Prayer Measure

The lawsuit contends the ballot summary is misleading because it fails to mention the potential for students to refuse homework or that prisoners could lose some religious protections.



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