Jackson County

Former Inmate Sues Jackson County Over Shackles During LaborMegon Riedel claims in the federal lawsuit in Kansas City that she was 39 weeks pregnant on Oct. 5, 2012, when workers at the Jackson County Detention Center put her in handcuffs and shackles and drove her to a state prison in Vandalia, more than 200 miles away.
Attorney: Jail Guards Were Slow to Admit Injuries to Inmate A man who said he was beaten in the Jackson County Jail alleges in a new court filing that corrections officials were slow to tell hospital staff how the man suffered broken ribs, three cracked vertebrae, a collapsed lung, cuts and bruises.
Missouri Lawmakers Try to Appeal Gay Marriage CaseMissouri's Republican legislative leaders are seeking to appeal a court ruling requiring officials to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Missouri Urged to Not Appeal Gay Marriage RulingMore than 3,000 Missouri residents are asking the state to drop its appeal of a federal ruling that overturns its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Mo. Attorney General Won't Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Chris Koster says state's future will be "one of inclusion."
Missouri Judge Rules in Favor of Same-Sex CouplesA Missouri judge has ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages that were legally performed in other states.
KC Band Teacher Charged with Molesting 11-Year-OldAn assistant band teacher at a Kansas City private school has been charged with molesting an 11-year-old student who says he inappropriately groped her on several occasions.
New Prosecutor To Probe Missouri Teen Sex Assault CaseCircuit court clerk Elaine Wilson says Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has taken on the case.
Judge: Clemons Failed to Prove InnocenceManners, who retired last month as a circuit judge in Jackson County, reviewed the case at the request of the Missouri Supreme Court.
KC Couple Charged with Confining Girl in BasementJackson County prosecutors charged the couple with one count each of abuse or neglect of a child, child endangerment and felonious restraint.
After Late-Night Filibuster, Mo. Senate Ready to Move on Tax OverhaulThe measure would decrease both corporate and personal income tax rates in phases over the next 10 years.
Missouri State Senator Says No Rush on Criminal Code OverhaulThe bill, sponsored by Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Jackson County, lessens the penalties assigned to non-violent criminals.
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