Nixon Signs Deadly Force Bill, New Sentencing GuidelinesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed a bill that brings Missouri's law on deadly force into compliance with a Supreme Court ruling from more than 30 years ago.
Missouri Senate OKs Prison Options For Kids Guilty of MurderUnder the bill, a 16- or 17-year-old could be sentenced to a minimum of 50 years without parole, and anyone younger could face a minimum of 35 years.
Youth-on-Youth Abuse Hotline Calls Spike After Missouri LawStatistics provided by the agency show the state has received about 325 calls per month, more than six times the number officials anticipated.
New Illinois Law Imposes Fine For Minors With E-CigsIllinois law already prohibits selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.
Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese Settles Claims for $200,000The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a lawsuit over a parent's claims that a pedophile priest took obscene photos of her two minor daughters.
Texas Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Seeking Sex with MinorsA 42-year-old Texas man who admitted traveling to Missouri to have sex with two minors faces 10 years in federal prison.
Illinois May Ban 'Conversion Therapy' for Gays Under 18Opposing lawmakers say this kind of treatment should remain a choice for those who want it. Supporters say it will remain a choice for those over 18, but minors should be protected from it because it is harmful.
Mo. Lawmakers Disagree on Murder Sentences for MinorsMissouri lawmakers disagree over how long minors convicted of first-degree murder should have to spend in prison, with a House panel on Monday.
Missouri OKs Ending Life Sentences for MinorsA bill that could mean reduced sentences for minors found guilty of first-degree murder is moving forward in the Missouri House.
Iowa Senate Panel Approves Ban On Conversion Therapy
Cardinals Sign Carlos Villanueva to Minor League DealThe St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed veteran right-handed pitcher Carlos Villanueva to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to the team’s Major League Spring Training Camp.
Exclusive Excerpt From John Feinstein's 'Where Nobody Knows Your Name'An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein's book, "Where Nobody Knows Your Name," which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.

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