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2009 Crime & Prisons Stories
Radio Story - Politicians found lying to the state ethics commission would face felony charges under a bill filed by two state lawmakers.
Newspaper Story - An ethics bill targeting the transfer of money, obstruction was filed by a House Republican and a House Democrat
Radio Story - Sen. Rob Mayer asked the former speaker of the Missouri House to remove his name from his consulting firm's website
Radio Story - Rod Jetton will close his political consulting firm and leave politics
Newspaper Story - The lawyer for former House Speaker Rod Jetton said Tuesday that Jetton will leave politics to spend time with his family in light of assault charges.
Newspaper Story - A warrant was issued for former House Speaker Rod Jetton for assaulting a woman, according to a probable cause statement.
Radio Story - Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton has been charged with felony assault.
Newspaper Story - There are 15 drug courts in Missouri that cost one third of what it costs to imprison someone.
Radio Story - The Missouri House's top Republican says the FBI's questions about a bill form last year's session are unfounded
Newspaper Story - In 2009 cattle rustling has become a problem in Missouri prompting the state government to respond.
Newspaper Story - Cole County grand jury indicts Alyssa Bustamante for the murder of Elizabeth Olten
Radio Story - A fifteen year old Cole County girl plead not guilty to killing a nine-year-old girl.
Newspaper Story - One Missouri legislator says that private prisons may be a good thing for the state to help keep prisoners safe and communities afloat.
Radio Story - Person called Sonitrol, who then called police.
Newspaper Story - Timeline of events as the Jefferson City hostage situation unfolded
Newspaper Story - Reports of a hostage situation in state government offices closed portions of downtown Jefferson City on Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - The Corrections Department announced an all-time high of prisoners incarcerated in Missouri in September, but it says it can handle the number.
Newspaper Story - From St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri cities differ on use of red light cameras
Radio Story - President Obama is telling federal prosecutors not to press criminal charges against medical marijuana users in states that OK the practice.
Newspaper Story - City efforts to stop meth production face attacks from the ACLU
Radio Story - Talibdin El-Amin accepts responsibility
Newspaper Story - This morning the first red light camera case was dismissed.
Radio Story - After Thursday's guilty plea by Representative T.D. El-Amin, some suspect there is a larger underlying issue to recent investigations
Newspaper Story - A Medicaid fraud settlement means $22 million for Missouri.
Radio Story - The House passed a bill which gives public defenders the right to turn down a trial.
Newspaper Story - Legislative wrap for Thursday, May 14, 2009
Radio Story - A moratorium on the death penalty got voted down in the House despite ardent protests from Democrat Representatives.
Radio Story - A possible ban on texting while driving is back in play in the State Capitol.
Radio Story - House Majority Floor Leader asked Governor Nixon for a request today: to commute the death sentence of a convicted killer in Missouri.
Radio Story - Missouri Democrats managed to stall a bill that would allow police to get DNA samples of virtually anyone they arrest.
Newspaper Story - Wrap up of Tuesday of legislative session
Newspaper Story - Concealed-carry bill stalls in Senate committee
Radio Story - With only four days left in legislative session, a Senate committee canceled a vote on a measure that would allow college students to carry loaded firearms.
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave final passage to a bill Tuesday that will help imprisoned parents pay child support.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate laid aside a bill that one Senator says could allow public officials get away with murder.
Radio Story - A bill that one Representative says destroys marriages is on its way to being abolished...as soon as the Governor signs.
Newspaper Story - A House bill - which would allow sexual relations between prison guards and former inmates on parole - passed the Senate without opposition.
Radio Story - Persons who deal drugs in front of children would face mandatory prison time under a measure approved by Missouri's House Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - Feature on identity theft legislation.
Newspaper Story - The House passed a bill today with an attached amendment allowing concealed carry of handguns on college campuses on the anniversary of the Va. Tech massacre
Radio Story - Missouri's House approves a measure to expand DNA sampling of persons arrested.
Radio Story - On the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, the Missouri House passed a bill that would allow 21 year olds to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.
Radio Story - A slew of bills from Missouri's House and Senate are trying to protect one thing: your identity. A college student found out the hard way that the state has no law requiring businesses to tell you if hackers break into your account.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court upheld a law prohibiting convicted sex offenders from having custody or unsupervised visitation rights.
Newspaper Story - House adopts amendment that allows guns in college classrooms
Radio Story - On the same day the U.S. Attorney General warned of mortgage fraud, a Missouri legislative committee heard a proposal to toughen regulation of mortgage brokers.
Radio Story - The Missouri House adopts an amendment to allow guns on campuses
Newspaper Story - The legality of a bill that requires drug tests of welfare recipients was questioned.
Radio Story - Housing Sexual Offenders is pricey in Missouri. The House Corrections Committee heard a bill Tuesday that could save taxpayers over 60 thousand dollars year.
Radio Story - Identity theft is on the rise, and some are attributing this statistic to Missouri's lax identity theft laws.
Radio Story - Following a controversial report about the modern militia report the Missouri State Highway Patrol appointed a new director of the MIAC
Radio Story - If Missouri lawmakers get their way, might soon have to give up more than just a fingerprint.
Radio Story - Missourians may have the chance to vote on whether to expand the state sex offender registry now that a joint resolution has passed the state Senate.
Newspaper Story - Joint Resolution to expand state sex offender registry passes Senate
Newspaper Story - A proposed constitutional amendment would force thousands of more Mo. sex offenders register with the state
Radio Story - Missouri gun owners would be cleared to openly carry weapons nearly anywhere in the state under a proposed bill.
Newspaper Story - The FBI is investigating Missouri lawmakers, according to anonymous sources cited by two news articles.
Radio Story - When you think of a jail, you typically think strict rules and high security, but Missouri has two private jails that don't have any rules at all.
Newspaper Story - Bill passed Senate which would allow motorcyclists to run red lights under certain conditions
Newspaper Story - The state Senate passed a bill which would regulate private prisons for the first time
Newspaper Story - House committee passes fiscal year 2010 budget bills
Radio Story - A personal testimony of rape was told to the Senate Education Committee today.
Newspaper Story - Criminal sentences would be closer to reality under a proposal filed by Columbia's senator.
Radio Story - A man who represents drunk drivers urged legislatures to continuously monitor them for booze.
Radio Story - Putting red light cameras to a stop had lawmakers' wheels turning Wednesday.
Radio Story - Some legislators say a bill limiting Sudafed distribution will save lives.
Radio Story - Lawmakers are discussing a bill that would suspend the death penalty for three years and create a group to study it.
Radio Story - One Missouri legislator's bill aims to keep sex offenders out of public parks and off the bench of your kid's recreational league team.
Radio Story - With a shortage of more than one hundred and ninety lawyers, Missouri Public Defenders have been asking for assistance since 2000. One lawmaker is trying to lighten the load on public counsel by offering up private firms to help out.
Newspaper Story - Senate Committee hears testimony on dogfighting bills
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