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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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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.

02/25/2014

Craig Michael Wood (Booking photo from Greene County Sheriff's Department)

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.

02/21/2014

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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.

01/15/2014

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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.

10/21/2013

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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.

05/17/2013

Mamtek U.S. Inc. CEO Bruce Cole

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.

01/17/2013

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