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1998 Crime Stories
Radio Story - The Governor's spokesman indicates Carnahan is taking a hands-off approach regarding Bob Griffin's request for clemency
Newspaper Story - A proposed site for a new maximum security prison near Jefferson City is treading on the burial grounds of the Osage Tribe.
Radio Story - Carnahan addressed law enforcement officials and legislators at the second annual "Meth Summit" in Jefferson City.
Newspaper Story - Proposition A would make it a class D felony to bait or fight animals.
Radio Story - Proposition A which would outlaw Missouri cockfighting will be a ballot item during the November third election.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the 1996 Sexual predator law in the Christopher Gilyard sexual offense case.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon says Senator Kit Bond allowed political patronage to influence his decisions on pardons. Bond denies the charge, and says Nixon is being reckless.
Newspaper Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon leveled another set of charges against U.S. Senator Kit Bond.
Radio Story - Gun advocates already have started their concealed weapons campaign, eight months before the statewide vote.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court heard opening arguments in a case that questions the sexual predator law.
Radio Story - Story is about April 6, 1999 Right to Carry Concealed Weapons vote.
Newspaper Story - Concealed weapons lands at the bottom of the Senate agenda for the last week of the session.
Radio Story - A man with HIV convicted of risking the infection of another man through unprotected sex before telling him he was HIV positive took his case to the Missouri Supreme Court.
Newspaper Story - Ex-convicts teaching in Missouri schools would lose their certificates under a bill passed Wednesday by the Missouri House.
Newspaper Story - A bill that would classify using drugs to have sex with someone as rape is on its way to Gov. Mel Carnahan.
Newspaper Story - The drive to allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons is plowing ahead in the last weeks of the legislative session.
Newspaper Story - The House approves putting the concealed weapons issue on the state ballot.
Newspaper Story - Missourians would vote on the right to carry concealed weapons under legislation moving smoothly through the House.
Newspaper Story - Parents would be able to access background checks on potential day care workers with one phone call under a bill that passed the House on Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - Widespread support has all but drowned out the voice of dissent in the emotionally charged issue of locked sex offenders up indefinitely -- an issue promoted by the governor and apporved by both the House and Senate.
Newspaper Story - Impostors hired by students to take their college entrance exams for them could be found guilty of a misdemeanor under an amendment passed Thursday by the Missouri Senate.
Radio Story - Neglecting or abusing your pets could put you in jail if a Senate bill makes it through the House.
Radio Story - The House gave first-round approval to allow indefinite civil comitment of sex predator criminals.
Radio Story - The state House passed a Republican leader's bill supporting married victims of sexual assault.
Radio Story - If you drug someone in order to rape them, you would face the highest criminal charge for rape under a bill passed by the state House.
Newspaper Story - The House unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would add drugging someone and having sex with that person to the definition of rape.
Newspaper Story - Missourians would be able to carry concealed weapons under a bill passed by a Missouri House Committee. Inclucded in the bill is a referendum that would allow voters to approve the measure.
Radio Story - The House Corrections Committee voted to let the people decide whether concealed weapons should be permitted in Missouri. If the Legislature approves, the state-wide vote would occur in April of next year.
Radio Story - The sponsor of legislation to let death-row inmates trade their kidneys for their lives concedes his idea has little chance this year.
Newspaper Story - The concealed weapons issue is scheduled for a House committee vote Thursday.
Newspaper Story - The bill to let death row inmates trade their kidneys for the lives ran into stiff opposition in committee - despite the international attention the idea has gotten.
Newspaper Story - Any sexual contact between prison inmates and guards would be a felony under a bill heard by a House committee.
Newspaper Story - A House Committee hears testimony concerning a bill that would make chemical castration a parole requirement for some sex offenders.
Newspaper Story - A House bill would end midnight executions.
Newspaper Story - Bill places restrictions on bounty hunters.
Newspaper Story - Child killers would face the possibility of death under proposed legislation.
Newspaper Story - Addressing concerns of lawmakers who believe anti-meth measures may go too far, state officials promise they will be reasonable in enforcing new powers granted by the legislature.
Radio Story - Reginald Powell's final appeal to Governor Carnahan was rejected.
Newspaper Story - The Linnemans and the McDowells told a house committee background checks on day care workers could have saved thier children's lives.
Newspaper Story - Longer jail time for smaller quantities of methamphetamine proposed.
Newspaper Story - Embezzlers would have to pay restitution to their victims under proposed legislation.
Radio Story - The House methanphetamine bill has a provision that would pay cash for methanphetamine tips.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers are asked to expand the law against sexual predators.
Newspaper Story - Child-care hot line would track baby-sitters' criminal records.
Radio Story - The Senate gives final approval to a crackdown on meth dealers.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Chuck Graham's appearance on NBC's Today Show has been postponed because of network scheduling conflicts. The show hopes to get Graham on TV next week to discuss his organ donation bill.
Newspaper Story - Legislation is filed to repeal the state's death penalty.
Newspaper Story - Legislation to crack down on methamphetamine tops the list of anti-crime issues before Missouri's 1998 legislature.
Radio Story - Teachers convicted of serious felonies would be automatically expelled from their classrooms, under a bill the House gave preliminary approval to.
Newspaper Story - An extensive anti-methamphetamine bill won preliminary approval in the Senate, but a couple lawmakers voiced concerns about the possible impact on law-abiding citizens.
Radio Story - Missouri Police Chiefs Association makes eliminating methanphetamines a top priority.
Radio Story - Proposed Missouri legislation to extend the stay of suspected felons has the full support of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association.
Radio Story - A woman's testimony before a House committee prompts an investigation into alleged sexual harrassment of female prison guards.
Radio Story - Dona Carroll's husband may lose his job because of the requirement for officers to live in St. Louis.
Newspaper Story - Death-row inmates could trade their kidneys for their lives under a proposal sponsored in Missouri's legislature.
Radio Story - The State Corrections Department responds to allegations that guards mistreat female employees and inmates.
Newspaper Story - Former Correction Department workers describe sexual allegations within state prisons.
Radio Story - The Governor's office will not launch an independent investigation of the charges at this time.
Newspaper Story - Missouri abortion clinics continue a high level of security following the bombing of an abortion clinic Thursday in Birmingham, Ala. Activitis on both sides condemn the bombing.
Radio Story - Mid-Missouri Planned Parenthood Clinics are keeping security on high alert after bombing in Birmingham.
Radio Story - The oldest prison west of the Mississippi would be closed under a plan announced by Missouri prison officials.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Attorney General proposes state executions be moved up to early evening from midnight.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Supreme Court chief justice asks lawmakers for money to hire more clerks.
Newspaper Story - On the eve of the new legislative session, Gov. Mel Carnahan highlights the meth issue.
Newspaper Story - Drugs, taxes & term limits dominate the 1998 legislative session that begins on the same day a former House speaker goes to prison.
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