'Bizarre' Trial of Alleged Madison County Sex-Predator Continues ThursdayThe jury trial to determine if James Lopes, 41, should be institutionalized – possibly for life – is expected to wrap up, today.
County Prosecutor Says 5-Year-Olds Are Not Going to Prison For FightingBob McCulloch is responding to reports about Missouri's new assault law, which some people believe will put young kids in jail for fighting at school.
Man Believes He's Allowed to Have Sex With Children, in Court WednesdayJames Lopes' actions alarmed parents when he was found to be passing out cards to children in public that stated his view on sex between adults and minors.
Former Doctor Office Manager Sentenced for EmbezzlementJerry Akin,61, siphoned off nearly $370,000 from the unnamed business by using the company credit card for personal purchases.
Illinois Man Cleared in 1991 Rape After 25 Years in PrisonA state attorney says he does not intend to hold a retrial on the sexual assault charge, but does expect Illinois State Police to reopen the case.
US Attorney Callahan Creates 'Double Whammy' for Downtown Violent CrimesOne criminal to experience Richard Callahan's warning was Kilwa Jones, who received a 40-year state and 35-year federal sentence for a downtown shooting after a Cardinals game.
Illinois Unable to Pay $2.5M to Exonerated Ex-Inmates Due to Budget WoesThe Innocence Project says the money is a recognition by the state that it wrongfully kept the men in prison.
Prison Inmates Sue Missouri Over Hepatitis-C CareThe ACLU and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center in St. Louis filed the federal lawsuit for the inmates Thursday.
Son of Former St. Louis County Executive Sentenced to PrisonPhillip Goodwin,37, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to more than a dozen robberies across the region.
Granite City Man Charged for Murder of Teenage BoyLaroyce McFadden had been charged with First Degree murder in the May 2013 shooting death of 13-year-old Clayton Veninga.
Imprisoned Hastert Fights for Tax-Covered PensionThe ex-U.S. House speaker is now pointing to a technicality to argue that a state body should restore his $17,000-a-year teacher's pension that it yanked after his April 27 sentencing.
Kansas Woman Gets Life Term in 7-Year-Old Stepson's DeathA Kansas woman who was sentenced Monday to life in prison in the killing of her 7-year-old stepson offered a tearful apology in court, saying she felt helpless to protect him or herself from her abusive husband, who is due to stand trial next year.

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