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Proposal divides legal community on child sexual abuse issue

Amendment 2 allows prior acts to be introduced at trial

It’s easy to agree about the brutality of sex crimes against children and the gut-wrenching emotions felt for victims. But opinions throughout the legal system vary on how to fairly seek justice in those cases.

Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman’s Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday.

Nixon unveils jobs program in St. Louis County

Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to not immediately visit Ferguson after an initial wave of violent protests that followed Michael Brown’s shooting death made him a target of critics, who called Nixon “silent Jay” and toted an oversized cardboard cutout of the two-term Democrat’s face to demonstrations.

Missouri mailer grades neighbors' voting records

A voter report card mailer is grading residents on how often they vote compared to their neighbors and some Missourians aren't happy.

Koster denies allegations of political favors

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster denied allegations Wednesday that he accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.

Boone prosecutor says police body cameras raise workload

Boone County’s top prosecutor says police body cameras are an important investigative tool but also create a huge workload crunch for prosecutors who have to review all of the video.

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Holder: Ferguson police need ‘wholesale change’

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.

Missouri execution on hold indefinitely

The execution of a Missouri man who killed a Mid-Missouri woman and her two children is on hold indefinitely as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to review the case.

New group looks to heal Ferguson after shooting

A new Ferguson community group is pledging to work across racial and economic lines to help the community move forward following fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white police officer.

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Missouri executions are on a record pace

After years of conducting few executions, Missouri is on track to send a record number of prisoners to the execution chamber in 2014.

Clemency coalition seeks freedom for 14 women

A former governor and retired state appellate judge are part of a new coalition of Missouri lawyers and law professors asking Gov. Jay Nixon to commute the prison sentences of 14 women, most of whom the group says were victims of domestic abuse.

Clay wants wider civil rights investigation

U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay on Tuesday asked the Justice Department to widen its civil rights investigation in the St. Louis area to include municipal courts.

Police: Suspect hid cocaine in potato chip bag

A Kentucky man is jailed in suburban St. Louis after police said they found nearly a kilogram of cocaine hidden in a Lay's potato chip bag in his car.

Express Scripts meets 3Q profit forecasts

Express Scripts Holding Co. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $582.3 million.

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Webb City to use $3 million grant for wetlands

Webb City officials plan to use a $3 million grant to buy land for a wetlands project designed to combat pollution runoff from former mines.

DNA links inmate to rape of 14-year-old in 1985

DNA has linked a Missouri inmate serving 30 years in prison for sodomy and forcible rape to the rape of a 14-year-old Kansas City girl 29 years ago.

More drug cases involving Ferguson officer dropped

A review by county prosecutors of drug arrests involving the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed, black 18-year-old in a separate incident has led to the dismissal of a half-dozen felony cases.

Missouri man gets life sentence for murder

A 49-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing death of a woman for whom he had done odd jobs.

St. Louis company fined 52K for workplace hazards

A St. Louis steel fabricator has been fined more than $50,000 by a federal agency for 15 workplace safety violations.

Ex-Boeing worker gets 20 months for kickbacks

A former Boeing procurement officer has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving military aircraft parts.

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