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Ferguson attorney files jury-selection appeal with Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court has not decided whether to hear an appeal filed by Ryan Ferguson's attorney in connection witih the killing of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. The appeal says Ferguson did not get a representative jury for his 2005 murder trial.

Clinch trial delayed until fall

The trial of William Clinch, who is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of his brother-in-law, has been tentatively rescheduled for September or October.

Columbia intersections under review ahead of red-light camera plan

Allstate Consultants will evaluate two Columbia intersections this week as part of a plan to install red-light cameras at several locations in the city.

Columbia Police Capt. Dresner selected as deputy chief

Columbia Police Chief Kenneth Burton has selected Capt. Tom Dresner as the new deputy police chief.

House won't pursue health care expansion for low-income kids

The Missouri House on Tuesday voted against further discussion of a plan that would expand health insurance funding for low-income children. 

Watchdog group accuses Missouri Supreme Court of violating Sunshine Law

Better Courts for Missouri, a watchdog group, is trying to obtain e-mails from Supreme Court employees.

Missouri bill would make sexual relations between correctional workers, offenders legal

The Missouri Senate passed a House bill that will make sexual relations between correctional workers and individuals on parole or probation legal, reversing existing legislation.

Missouri governor backs Veterans Commission director

A surprise attempt to oust Larry Kay, the director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, failed.  Gov. Jay Nixon affirmed his support for Kay and denied allegations of involvement.

Pistachio products recalled

Several pistachio products or products with pistachios in them are being recalled because concerns they were contaminated with salmonella.

St. Louis animal shelter and Zootoo reach settlement

An agreement between the two has Zootoo giving an undisclosed amount of money to Stray Rescue, a St. Louis animal shelter that won a national contest sponsored by Zootoo with a $1 million prize.

About $60,000 in frozen chicken missing from KC trucks

About$60,000 worth of frozen chicken was taken from six stolen refrigerator trucks found in Kansas City. Police warn the public to only buy chicken from reputable vendors.

Missouri House votes to remove many bingo regulations

Missouri prison workers sue state for overtime pay

A lawsuit argues prison workers were given almost no notice before being forced to use compensatory time off to avoid earning overtime pay.

Lebanon 16-year-old dies of alcohol poisoning

Lebanon teenager Perry McClenahan was found dead in his home Saturday. Preliminary autopsy results showed he died from alcohol poisoning. The Laclede County sheriff said the two people who are suspected of supplying the minors with alcohol have been identified and might face charges.

Chilling details revealed in LaGrange killings

Charges against a northeast Missouri man accused of killing his wife and young son have been upgraded to first-degree murder following a preliminary hearing that included gruesome details about the crime.

Missouri pastor gets 15 years for child molestation, exploitation

The pastor of a smallMissouri church in Newton County has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting an underage girl and photographing another in the nude. A plea agreement dropped 18 other counts he was facing.

Securities firm owner sentenced for fraud

The owner of a securities firm in St. Louis has been sentenced to almost six years in prison for taking nearly $5 million from investors. He also failed to pay taxes on more than $800,000.

Missouri House advances expansion of Sunshine Law

The legislation requires earlier notice of local public meetings on a variety of controversial issues, increases the fines for some violations of open records and meetings laws and requires more of the Missouri Ethics Commission's meetings and documents to be made public.

Five hurt, three arrested in St. Louis school fight

One person is still being sought after the fight that broke out around 1 p.m. Tuesday at Imagine College Preparatory High School in St. Louis.

Child fatality review board to look at swing set death

A child fatality review board will convene next week to look into the death of a southeast Missouri child killed when an unfinished wooden swing set collapsed on him.

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