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1999 Crime Stories
Newspaper Story - Along with deciding whether or not to lengthen term limits and who will pay the bill bor crimes involving guns, the Missouri General Assembly also face the issue of whether homosexuals should be added to this list of protected groups under the human rights laws.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Peter Kinder said he hopes to halt a pending lawsuit between city of St. Louis and gun manufactuers through legilsation that would ban such a suit.
Radio Story - A proposed bill would prohibit Missouri government lawsuits dealing with gun design, marketing, manufacturing or sales.
Newspaper Story - Columbia's Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson said the committee on domestic violence that she co-chairs will prose legislation to create a seperate section for domestic violence under the assult statute.
Radio Story - St. Louis Representative Charles Quincy Troupe has filed two bills which he says will lead to changes in the Corrections Department.
Radio Story - Citizens Against Rape and Domestic Violence spokesman says Missourians need to be educated about domestic violence in order to prevent it.
Newspaper Story - Some lawmakers question where the department got the money to pay the two doctors $200 per hour.
Radio Story - St. Louis representative Charles Quincy Troupe says there is a cover up at the Correction Department.
Newspaper Story - State Auditor Claire McCaskill released a report Tuesday that found various inconsistencies in the Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA)
Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan called Sen. Ashcroft's successful effort to block the federal judgeship of Judge Ronnie White "politics at it's worst."
Newspaper Story - Carnahan offers eight recommendations for schools to counter possible violence.
Newspaper Story - A sister of deceased inmate Stephanie Summers testified before a panel of lawmakers of pain and death in dealing with the Corrections Department.
Radio Story - Calling Senator John Ashcroft "reckless", Gov. Mel Carnahan accused the Senator of political motivations in his charge against Missouri Supreme Court Justice Ronnie White.
Radio Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan and Senator John Ashcroft explain why they think Judge Ronnie White was not confirmed to the federal bench.
Radio Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan unleashed eight recommendations to prevent school violence.
Radio Story - The Governor's school violence task force spent seven months working on this plan to keep kids safe in schools.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments from Cole County and Jefferson City's Channel 13 to determine whether or not the station should have access to police evidence. The case first started two years ago when KRCG wanted to air surveilence tapes of former House Minority Leader Mark Richardson when he was charged for drunk driving.
Radio Story - A member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys says someone needs to be accountable to help avoid the misspending of money.
Newspaper Story - Because of loopholes, the money is funneled through the federal government, bypassing the state constitution.
Newspaper Story - It mainly boils down to one word - separation. Months of disagreement would be solved if definition of separation would be agreed upon.
Newspaper Story - Former U.S. Attorney and current top prosecutor in John Danforth's Waco probe is cleared in Justice Department inquiry into his actions against Missouri's concealed weapon's inquiry.
Newspaper Story - House Speaker Steve Gaw appointed a committee to study school violence and child safety on Tuesday
Radio Story - GOP legislators say Senator J.B. "Jet" Banks should step down from office after pleading guilty to filing a false tax return. Banks' guilty plea is drawing criticism from some Republican lawmakers. Banks declined to comment on the calls for resignation.
Newspaper Story - The man who once held the highest position for a black man Missouri's legislature plead guilty to a class D felony. If he is sentenced, he will be forced out of office.
Newspaper Story - Despite being overriden in the Senate, Gov Mel Carnahan's veto on the criminal bill was met with silence in the House
Newspaper Story - The Committee on domestic violence began talks to tackle the increasing problem of violence
Radio Story - Some pharmacists say the Procare website doesn't properly warn customers about the dangers of mixing drugs. Attorney General Jay Nixon put a temporary restraining order on the website.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon filed a temporary restrainng order against two online pharmacies. His spokesman says the sales are dangerous and illegal for Missouri residents. He says the sites have weak background checks. Currently Missouri law prohibits dispensing prescription drugs without a proper license.
Radio Story - The Missouri Guarantee Fund, paid for by Missouri's licensed insurance companies, will pay any money not recovered from alleged embezzler Martin Frankel.
Newspaper Story - Missouri inmates claim care at correctional facilities are insuffcient and call for independent investigation
Radio Story - Jeri Leisure was denied access to her husband's execution twice. She was arrested the first time and was not on her husband's list the second time.
Newspaper Story - Jeri Renee Leisure was unable to witness her husband David's execution
Newspaper Story - The governor threatens to veto the legislative pension bill and attacks lawmakers.
Newspaper Story - Major tax cuts may be in jeopardy -due to disagreement in the Senate. Also, House delays crime bill - after loading it with amendments
Radio Story - The bill, which passed both the House and Senate, goes to the Governor. Under the law, juvenile sex offenders under twenty-one would have to register with county officers.
Newspaper Story - While not apologizing for the commutation decision, the governor expressed his disappointment with how the decision had been communicated to relatives of Darrell Mease's victims. "That was due to human error and completely unintentional," Carnahan said.
Newspaper Story - Catching a fish would no longer put you at risk of being a felon, if Gov. Mel Carnahan signs a bill changing last November's cock-fighting ban.
Newspaper Story - In the wake of shootings in Colorado last week, Gov. Mel Carnahan created a task force to study school violence Tuesday.
Radio Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan says the task force on school violence will allow communities to speak out on ways to address this issue.
Newspaper Story - Representatives of anti-methamphetamine task forces from around the state gathered in Jefferson City's Polic Department Monday to celebrate the latest funding grant in the fight against what Gov. Mel Carnahan calls a "chemical killer."
Newspaper Story - Massive crime bill passes the House with a vote of 103 to 52. Now it goes to the Senate where it will likely be modified. Includes provisions to increase hold-time, exempt the mentally retarded from the death penalty, and creates new crimes such as identity theft.
Newspaper Story - Senate passed a bill requireing local law enforcement agencies to report the amounts of criminal forfeitures going to the federal government instead of the state courts.
Newspaper Story - The Senate moved one step closer Tuesday to toughening the punishment for hate crimes against gays and the disabled.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Sam Gaskill, R-Washburn, has proposal a bill to allow "physical force" in preventing flag desecration
Newspaper Story - Thirteen bills were combined into one including measures to exempt the mentally retarded from the death penalty and make identity theft a crime.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate moved one step closer to passing a bill Tuesday that would give harsher sentences to criminals who use hate as a motivation for choosing their victims.
Newspaper Story - Amendments to a crime bill debated in the House showed a different side of gun control in Missouri than that expressed by Missouri voters in Tuesday's election.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers say Proposition B's defeat will not improve changes for gun-control legislation.
Radio Story - With the failing of Proposition B, lawmakers express conflicting views about the chances of passing stricter gun control laws.
Newspaper Story - Convicted sex offenders - now released - could be re-incarcerated under a bill sponsored by House Speaker Steve Gaw, D-Moberly.
Radio Story - The NRA loses its massive campaign to win the right to carry concealed weapons in the state of Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Any handgun, defined as having a barrel under 16 inches, could be concealed and carried under proposition B. This includes semiautomatic weapons such as the uzi pistol.
Newspaper Story - After it was learned that the U.S. Attorney's office, in Missouri, was using its business line to direct efforts against the concealed weapons ammendment to be voted on in Missouri on April 5th
Newspaper Story - Urban Democratic legislators met to denounce the NRA's heavy spending in the Proposition B campaign.
Newspaper Story - Senator Kit Bond sent a letter to US Attorney General Janet REno requesting an investigation into Missouri's US Attorneys' use of federal funds to campaign against Prop B.
Radio Story - Eight Missouri legislators met at the Police Chief's Association in order to express concern regarding the financing of the pro-Propisiton B campaign
Newspaper Story - Out-of-state funds dominate campaign contributions for the concealed weapons ballot issue.
Radio Story - Missourians Against Crime raised more than 2 million dollars; Safe Schools and Workplaces came up with $750,000.
Newspaper Story - Law banning "simulated oral copulation" considered by Supreme Court
Newspaper Story - Missouri's two US Attorneys have used taxpayer money to campaign against prop B. Justice Department declines detailed comment.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's two US attorneys are using Department of Justice facilities to lobby against Proposition B, the concealed weapons proposal.
Radio Story - House Majority Leader Wayne Crump proposes doing away with funding for the governor's security force to send the governor a message about the right to carry concealed weapons.
Newspaper Story - About a bill that wants to revoke automatically a license of a phisician who has participated in an assisted suicide.
Newspaper Story - Law enforcement has been using a federal statute to keep money for themselves the state constitution says should go to education.
Newspaper Story - Ballots for the April election are usually printed by this time. A court battle over the wording of the concealed weapons proposition leaves county clerks and voters hanging in the balance.
Newspaper Story - A day after Missouri conducted its latest execution, a legislative committee was urged to make the punishment a relic of the past.
Newspaper Story - Victims chosen because of their sexual orientation, gender or disability would receive stronger penalties if a proposed bill passes.
Newspaper Story - Under Sen. Ted House's bill, porn victims would be able to bring civil action against porn manufactures, producers, and wholesale distributors
Newspaper Story - In a news release issued by the Missouri Catholic Conference, a stay of all executions was requested. James Rodden, who is scheduled to die on Wednesday, is the first individual set to be executed since Gov Mel Carnahan commuted the death sentence of convicted murderer Darrell Mease at the request of the Pope
Radio Story - The Missouri Catholic Conference is hoping Governor Carnahan will commute the sentence of another death row inmate.
Radio Story - Marcia Richardson, a spokeswoman for ACLU, says that posting information about sex ofenders on the Internet is an invasion of privacy.
Radio Story - Rep. Marsha Campbell (D-Kansas City) is making her third attempt at requiring bounty hunters to be licensed.
Newspaper Story - Last year 40,000 people were victims of identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation. Missouri Legislators have proposed four new bills in response to victims' lobbying.
Radio Story - Hundreds of people rallied in front of the Governor's Mansion and the State Capital to send a message of peace to Missouri politicans.
Radio Story - Brad Ketcher, the governor's Chief of Staff, said that Gov. Mel Carnahan supports requiring juvenile sex offenders to register.
Radio Story - The Governor says it was the personal request from the Pope which prompted him to take Mease off death row.
Newspaper Story - In his first appearance in front of Missouri statehouse reporters, Gov. Mel Carnahan explained his reasons for commuting the death sentence of Darrell Mease, a convicted murder of three.
Radio Story - Catholics Divided on Death Sentence
Newspaper Story - Reactions to the Carnahan's decision of commutetion of the sentence of Darrell Mease.
Radio Story - Two ammendments were introduced to alter Proposition A, an initiative that passed on a November ballot involving animal fighting.
Newspaper Story - A bill tht would publish regestered sex offender information on the Internet has been sponsored in the Missouri House.
Radio Story - State Lawmakers consider a bill requiring convicted sex offender list be published on Internet.
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