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2011 Crime & Prisons Stories
Radio Story - The state and volunteer organizations look into protecting at-risk youth.
Radio Story - Committee looks to decrease crime rate and cut jail expenses
Newspaper Story - A bill filed in the state Senate would make any witness to sexual abuse legally obligated to report it.
Radio Story - Heroin is becoming an epidemic among the youth in Missouri and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Radio Story - MU football coach, Gary Pinkel, was arrested Wednesday night for DWI.
Newspaper Story - Like Pennsylvania, Missouri doesn't require witnesses to directly report child abuse to authorities.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court upholds a law prohibiting state sex shops.
Newspaper Story - For the third time, committee intends to increase 911 center funding through cellphone tax
Radio Story - Missouri voters might get the chance to legalize marijuana on the 2012 ballot.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court Questioned the Constitutionality of police collective bargaining rights.
Radio Story - As meth labs are being shut down in Missouri, drug addicts turn to heroin
Newspaper Story - Poplar Bluff police have seen a growing presence of heroin in southeast Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Families of sex offenders push law makers to back off of life long sex offender registries
Radio Story - On the mind of some Missouri lawmakers Tuesday-sex. Representatives work to reform sex offender registration.
Radio Story - Senate committee looks into what Mamtek failure means for future Missouri investments.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Lawmakers work towards legislation to improve corrections
Radio Story - A Missouri legislative panel looks to easing probation requirements to cut costs and reduce repeat criminals.
Newspaper Story - A St. Louis firefighter with three kids in private school asks lawmakers to find an alternative.
Radio Story - Lawmakers urged to place unaccredited school district students in charter schools.
Radio Story - Various police departments and law firms throughout the state do not view police brutality as a problem.
Newspaper Story - Police abusing their power as they engage in physical abuse with suspects in custody.
Radio Story - A kindergarten boy brings his mother's crack pipe and drugs to school for a picture display day.
Newspaper Story - A teacher assigned students to bring a picture from home but one child brought something else to class.
Radio Story - With the support of the STL Police Association, the Local Control Bill passes through the House committee.
Newspaper Story - A House Committee passes the bill allowing local control of the St. Louis Police Department.
Newspaper Story - Plaintiff in teacher communication lawsuit supports giving districts policy control.
Radio Story - Authorities are concerned I-70 is turning into a drug shipment line across the country.
Newspaper Story - Missouri State Highway Patrol indicated this arrest was not the only of its kind seen on 70.
Newspaper Story - Missouri State Highway Patrol arrest represents a larger drug issue on 70.
Radio Story - Two major Missouri police associations say an East Coast lineup ruling won't change things here in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers collaborate to develop a plan to streamline the state's corrections system.
Radio Story - A new bipartisan task force seeks ways to reduce the number of repeat offenders in the state's prisons.
Radio Story - After receiving unanimous House and Senate approval, a human trafficking bill goes to Governor Jay Nixon for approval.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate approved a plan lowering the age of conceal and carry while also allowing legislative staff to conceal and carry in the Capitol.
Radio Story - Missouri's House is sending a bill banning fake cocaine and fake pot onto Gov. Jay Nixon.
Radio Story - Missouri's Senate majority leader says giving St. Louis control of its police isn't dead, and that it requires a Senate confirmation and the police union's OK.
Radio Story - Missouri Senate passed a bill allowing counties to build jails anywhere
Radio Story - Missouri legislators speak about the death of Osama bin Laden and the future of the war on terror.
Radio Story - A victim of domestic violence shares her story at the state Capitol.
Radio Story - Religious activists share their thoughts about Missouri politics and equality
Radio Story - House Judiciary Chair Stanley Cox wants to get rid of Missouri's Sentencing Advisory Commission
Radio Story - St. Charles County frustrated over lack of progress on bath salts in state Capitol
Newspaper Story - Members of the press spoke against a bill that will seal access to crime scene photographs and videos
Radio Story - Crime scene photos will not be accessible by the public or the press under a bill heard by the house committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety.
Radio Story - Some Missourians defend high-capacity ammunition clips after Arizona shootings.
Radio Story - A Republican sponsored plan to force Attorney General Chris Koster to sue the federal government for not enforcing immigration laws stalls in the Senate.
Radio Story - Death knell sounds for bill giving St. Louis control of its own police department on the same day it gained approval from a Senate committee.
Radio Story - Missouri's House and Senate looks at two bills to expand the texting while driving ban to all drivers regardless of their age.
Radio Story - Opponents of giving control of St. Louis Police back to the city have filed suit, saying the ballot language and costs will mislead voters.
Radio Story - A federal judge ordered suspect in Arizona shootings to be transferred to Springfield prison facility for mental evaluation
Radio Story - Fake drugs with real consequences continue to vex legislators
Radio Story - A bill requiring Missouri law enforcement agents to perform citizenship checks on sexual offenders passed first-round approval in the House.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House forces Highway Patrol to check citizenship status of sexual offenders.
Radio Story - Doctors who practice while intoxicated would face criminal charges under a newly proposed bill.
Newspaper Story - Doctors performing medical procedures while intoxicated would face criminal charges under a proposed bill.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Highway Patrol urges lawmakers to let police penalize adult drivers for texting.
Radio Story - Bill calls for ban on synthetic "bath salt" drugs
Newspaper Story - The House Judiciary Committee might abolish the Sentencing Advisory Commission
Radio Story - Correctional facilities look to make jails a smoke-free zone.
Radio Story - State auditor Tom Schweich unveiled what he calls a more aggressive approach to auditing.
Radio Story - House reviews new bill to strengthen law against human traffickers.
Radio Story - Missouri's Chief Justice delivers annual speech to state legislators
Radio Story - Link denied clemency from Governor Nixon
Radio Story - An annual black victimization report from the Violence Policy Center reveals Missouri as the leader in black homicides.
Radio Story - The Senate Progress and Development Committee heard testimonies of proponents and opponents of the St. Louis Police Control Bill.
Newspaper Story - St. Louis Police Department issue of local control fires up residents, police officers
Radio Story - The House Urban Issues Committee passed HB 71 to give St. Louis local control of police department.
Radio Story - Senator Mike Kehoe and Minority House Leader Mike Talboy give their reaction to the Arizona shooting.
Radio Story - Representative Tim Meadows is sponsoring House Bill which he hopes will lead to the banning of all red light cameras in Missouri.
Radio Story - Richard Clay is scheduled to be executed on January 12, his family and lawyer had a news conference to express his innocence and ask for clemency from the Governor.
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