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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.


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Lawyers: Gay Marriage A Detriment To Children

Attorneys for group appealing ruling that overturned Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban say kids are better off in a home with a mother and father.


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Missouri Coach To Plead Not Guilty In Girl’s Death

A middle-school football coach accused in the kidnapping and killing of a 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri plans to plead not guilty, his public defender said in a brief hearing Friday.


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New Rules Will Allow St. Louis City Courts to Handle Gun Cases Faster

An express lane for gun cases is now open in the St. Louis City Circuit Court. Starting this week, gun possession cases will be moved in front of a judge in 60-to-90 days.


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Minor Legal Issues Pose Major Barriers For Poor, Homeless

A group of St. Louis attorneys says the old adage “do the crime, do the time” doesn’t always make sense.


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Missouri Lawmakers Approve Veterans Court Bill

Lawmakers have approved legislation allowing the expansion of special courts to handle current and former military personnel.


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Ex-Mamtek CEO Appearing in Court on Fraud Charges

The hearing set to begin today will determine whether the Missouri attorney general’s office has submitted enough evidence to put Bruce Cole on trial.


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Ruling Temporarily Blocks Contraception Mandate

At least three dozen suits have been filed around the country challenging the requirement that workplace health plans cover birth control.



Hostess Seeks Approval for Executive Bonuses

The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos says the incentive pay is needed to retain the 19 corporate officers and “high-level managers” during the liquidation process, which could take about a year.



Lawsuit Challenging Arnold Red-Light Cameras Tossed Out

Fourth time a similar lawsuit has been tossed out this year.




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