• Governor Oct 31, 2019

    Hearing Concludes in Licensing Case for Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic

    An administrative hearing to decide whether Missouri can revoke the license for the state’s only abortion clinic concluded Thursday with emotional testimony from a clinic official. The hearing in St. Louis before a commissioner with the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission was expected to last five days but wrapped up a day early. A ruling isn’t expected until February at the...

  • Governor Oct 2, 2019

    Missouri Executes Killer Despite Concern About Painful Death

    A Missouri inmate was executed Tuesday for killing a man in 1996 in a string of violence that included several other crimes, despite concerns that the prisoner’s rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal injection. Russell Bucklew was put to death at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was Missouri’s first execution since January 2017. Bucklew had twice...

  • Attorney Jun 28, 2019

    Abortions Can Continue at Missouri's Lone Clinic — for Now

    A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state’s only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding that there’s a “likelihood” that the clinic will succeed in the dispute. Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi granted what’s called a “stay,” which will allow the St. Louis Planned...

  • Governor Jun 21, 2019

    Missouri's Only Abortion Clinic to Remain Open After Judge's Injunction Holds

    Missouri’s health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state’s lone clinic, but a court order allows the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate to perform the procedure — for now. The state notified the clinic of its decision Friday morning before a court hearing. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer said a preliminary injunction he previously issued...

  • NFL Jun 15, 2019

    Fans Pack Downtown St. Louis to Cheer on the Champion Blues

    After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn’t dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis’ first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a massive crowd on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. The Blues ended...

  • NFL Jun 15, 2019

    Fans Pack Downtown St. Louis to Cheer on the Champion Blues

    After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn’t dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis’ first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a massive crowd on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. The Blues ended...

  • Attorney Jun 5, 2019

    In Court Hearing for Lone Missouri Abortion Clinic, Missouri Official Stresses Safety Over Abortion Access

    Patient safety takes priority over access to abortion, Missouri’s health department director said Wednesday after a court hearing on an effort by the state’s only abortion clinic to keep operating. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams spoke to reporters after a court hearing on Planned Parenthood’s request for a preliminary injunction that would retain its license...

  • Attorney Jun 5, 2019

    Doctor Testimony Not Needed in Missouri Abortion Case: Judge

    A St. Louis judge ruled Tuesday that testimony from non-staff doctors at Missouri’s only abortion clinic will not be necessary for a hearing that will determine if the clinic can remain open. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer agreed to throw out subpoenas for four doctors who worked briefly at the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis during their training. Stelzer’s ruling...

  • Attorney Jun 5, 2019

    Doctor Testimony Not Needed in Missouri Abortion Case: Judge

    A St. Louis judge ruled Tuesday that testimony from non-staff doctors at Missouri’s only abortion clinic will not be necessary for a hearing that will determine if the clinic can remain open. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer agreed to throw out subpoenas for four doctors who worked briefly at the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis during their training. Stelzer’s ruling...

  • OFFICER Apr 3, 2019

    Michael Brown's Mother Loses Ferguson City Council Race

    Michael Brown’s mother was defeated Tuesday in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. Lesley McSpadden finished third in a three-way race in Ferguson’s 3rd Ward. Unofficial St. Louis County election results show the winner was...

  • Facebook Mar 18, 2019

    Puzzling Number of Men Tied to Ferguson Protests Have Died

    Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence...

  • Maine Feb 27, 2019

    United Methodist Delegates Reject Recognizing Gay Marriage

    The United Methodist Church, America’s second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference voted Tuesday to strengthen the faith’s divisive bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. Emotions were high throughout the third and final day of the UMC’s meeting. Some supporters of greater LGBT inclusion were...

  • Attorney Nov 30, 2018

    St. Louis Officers Indicted in Beating of Undercover Cop Posing as Protester

    Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday for allegedly beating an undercover colleague during a 2017 protest and, along with a fourth officer, conspiring to cover up the crime. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictments of officers Dustin Boone, Randy Hays, Christopher Myers and Bailey Colletta. All four are suspended without pay, the city said. The indictment...

  • Attorney Nov 30, 2018

    St. Louis Officers Indicted in Beating of Undercover Cop Posing as Protester

    Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday for allegedly beating an undercover colleague during a 2017 protest and, along with a fourth officer, conspiring to cover up the crime. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictments of officers Dustin Boone, Randy Hays, Christopher Myers and Bailey Colletta. All four are suspended without pay, the city said. The indictment...

  • United States Aug 22, 2018

    Coast Guard Refers Duck Boat Case for Criminal Investigation

    The U.S. Coast Guard has referred the investigation into last month’s deadly sinking of a Missouri tourist boat to federal prosecutors, officials said Tuesday. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lisa Novak confirmed a report first published by the Kansas City Star that the case was referred to the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas City on Aug. 13. Don Ledford, spokesman for the...

  • United States Jul 23, 2018

    Duck Boat That Sank in Storm, Killing 17, Is Raised From Missouri Lake

    The duck boat that capsized and sank last week on a sightseeing cruise was raised from a Missouri lake Monday, more than three days after the accident that killed 17 people near the tourist town of Branson. Footage from Springfield, Missouri, television station KYTV showed a crane attached to a barge pulling the duck boat from Table Rock Lake and...

  • United States Jul 23, 2018

    Bell Chimes 17 Times at Memorial for Branson Boat Victims

    The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake were remembered Sunday during a service attended by hundreds of people in the tourism community of Branson. A church bell at Williams Chapel at College of the Ozarks chimed 17 times for those who died Thursday at Table Rock Lake. More than a dozen survivors of the...

  • United States Jul 21, 2018

    Inspector Warned Duck Boat Company of Design Flaws Last Year

    A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm. Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies inspection service in St. Louis, said he issued a...

  • United States Jul 17, 2018

    10 Black Students Wrongly Accused of Leaving Missouri IHOP Without Paying

    Police in a St. Louis suburb are reviewing what happened after 10 black college students were stopped by officers and escorted with squad cars back to a restaurant after being wrongfully suspected of leaving without paying. The incident occurred earlier this month in Clayton. Police Chief Kevin Murphy said Monday that an internal review was launched after complaints from the...

  • PROSECUTOR May 31, 2018

    Missouri Governor Says Fight Not Over, Even in Surrender

    Even in surrender, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is going out fighting. When he steps down Friday, the former Navy SEAL officer will be conceding political defeat amid allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign violations while still defiantly asserting that he’s done nothing worthy of being forced out of office. He’s even hinted at a possible political comeback, declaring during his...

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