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More Gun Cases Going Federal in St. Louis

The federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri’s gun laws.

04/16/2015

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Missouri Health Care Navigator Law Pre-empted, Court Rules

Federally approved health insurance counsellors in Missouri can continue to provide advice about health plans under a federal appeals court decision issued Friday.

04/10/2015

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St. Louis County to Decrease Traffic Ticket Fines

A major reform was announced for St. Louis County municipal courts regarding the way motorists will be treated who receive tickets.

04/09/2015

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St. Louis County Municipal Courts Agree to Lower Fines

In response to outrage over the patchwork quilt of small towns all charging different – and sometimes exorbitant – amounts for tickets, 80 local courts agree to a uniform fine schedule.

04/09/2015

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Municipal Court Reform Advances in Missouri Legislature

Co-chairs of the Ferguson Commission commend the legislative action.

04/02/2015

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

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Mother, Aunt in Staged Kidnapping Set for Thursday Court Hearing

Authorities say the boy’s mother, grandmother and aunt planned the ruse to scare him because they believed he was too nice to people.

02/25/2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: Justice Dept. Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police Department

According to CNN, the issue at stake is “a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers within the Ferguson Police Department.”

02/19/2015

Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer (KMOX file photo)

Jury Trial Date Set for Sunset Hills Mayor to Face Felony Charges

Not backing down and not making a deal, the mayor of Sunset Hills now has a court date to fight allegations that he sideswiped a cyclist with his car.

02/09/2015

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Municipal Court No-Shows Puzzle Court Administrators

Officials with several St. Louis County municipal courts say not only is the response to the month-long Holiday Amnesty program disappointing, but it may be having a negative impact on courts.

12/22/2014

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