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Former St. Louis HUD Director Sentenced to 18 Months for Bribery

Lavern Charles Hester of Florissant, Mo., pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to provide and accept an illegal gratuity.

06/25/2013

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Illinois Prison Officials Transfer Inmates to Menard Correctional Center in Chester.

Illinois prison officials say they’ve transferred 72 inmates to Menard Correctional Center in the southern Illinois community of Chester.

06/15/2013

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3-Year Sentence For Illinois Man Who Ditched Restaurant Tab

Authorities say he skipped out on a $70 restaurant bill after ordering an appetizer, drinks and an entree from Alamo Steak House.

06/13/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Police: Accused Husband Killer Opted To ‘End Him’

Authorities say a southeastern Missouri woman accused of gunning down her husband did so after something told her to “end him.”

05/16/2013

File photo of a man in handcuffs.  (Credit: Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock)

2 Kansas Prison Escapees In Custody In Missouri

Two of three inmates who walked away from a northeast Kansas prison surrendered Friday afternoon at a northwest Missouri home where they had been holed up for hours, authorities said.

05/10/2013

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Mo. Bill Would Let Kids See Jailed Parents More

Two Missouri men’s prisons and two women’s prisons would be selected for the program’s trial.

04/09/2013

Ronnell Hood

Man Who Fired at St. Louis Police Gets More Time in Prison

21-year-old Ronnell Hood will now go to prison for an additional 8 years, though he has already served 3 awaiting trial.

03/05/2013

CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. This new jury deliberated for ten days before handing down the verdict. Two previous jurors were removed from the trial during the deliberation process for lying on their jury applications causing deliberations to start over.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan Faces Changed World after Prison

Illinois Gov. George Ryan steps out of prison on Wednesday after serving five-plus years.

01/29/2013

ROBERT BAKER

Man Sentenced To Life For Child Sex Assault

Victims ranged in age from 8 to 13.

01/26/2013

(Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Change Of Plea Hearing Set In Mo. Sex Slave Case

A southwest Missouri man accused of keeping a young woman as a sex slave for several years was scheduled to change his plea in a case that federal prosecutors have called one of “the most horrific ever prosecuted” in the district.

01/15/2013

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