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Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014
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Mo. House panel mulls marijuana legalization (03/11/14) 12
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee Monday considered legislation for the first time this year that would legalize marijuana use for most adults, but the Democratic proposal faces an uncertain fate in the state's Republican-dominated Legislature...
Smith meets with Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force (03/11/14) 15
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith met with board members of Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force on Monday afternoon in an effort to establish a stronger working connection between the two parties. In his nine months in office, Smith said he's made an effort to sit down face to face with businesses, agencies and public safety groups all across the 8th Congressional District to see what issues they face and how his office can help...
Third suit filed against driver in fatal box-truck crash (03/11/14)
A Jackson man accused of causing an accident that killed a Glenallen, Mo., teenager is back in jail and faces yet another lawsuit in connection with the April 5 crash. Bobby Joe Abernathy, 34, was charged last year with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault after the Slumberland Furniture box truck he was driving crossed the centerline on Highway 34 and collided head-on with a sport-utility vehicle driven by Erin Cordell of Marble Hill, Mo., injuring Cordell and killing her passenger, 17-year-old Amelia Fisher.. ...
Judge denies motion to overturn Patterson's murder conviction (03/11/14)
A Cape Girardeau County circuit judge has turned down Ryan Patterson's bid to have his conviction overturned. Patterson, who is serving three life sentences for the 2009 deaths of a pregnant Cape Girardeau woman and her 15-year-old son, filed a handwritten motion in January 2013, seeking to have the judgment against him vacated, set aside or corrected...
Suspect crashes car, flees police (03/11/14)
Woman gets 15 years for attack with hammer and hatchet (03/11/14)
ST. LOUIS -- A Dexter, Mo., woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a St. Louis man, using a hammer and a hatchet as the weapons. Tammi L. Todd was sentenced last week. She pleaded guilty in May to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 48-year-old Wendell Adams...
No consensus on how, when to notify victims of data breaches (03/10/14)
WASHINGTON -- The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard. Most states have laws that require retailers to disclose data breaches, but the laws vary wildly. ...
Bullet fired into Cape home daycare; no one hurt (03/09/14) 14
A bullet was shot through a window of a home daycare in Cape Girardeau Friday, but no children were hurt. Reports of multiple shots in the area were reported to police at about 1 p.m. A bullet hole could be seen in a window on the north side of the house at 416 S. Benton St. The bullet lodged into an inside wall of the daycare, but police say they have no reason to believe that the home was a target...
Four face drug charges in Perry County (03/09/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Four people face drug charges as the result of covert law enforcement operations, the Perry County Sheriff's Department reported Friday. Rebecca A. Bradley, 36, of Perryville was charged Thursday with three felonies -- one count of distribution of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance -- and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia after her arrest on an outstanding warrant, the department reported...
Two suspects arrested after Perryville drug raid (03/07/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two people are in custody after police found evidence of a marijuana-manufacturing operation at their home, the Perry County Sheriff's Department reported. Jeffrey A. Baughman Jr. and Alexandria M. Nardulli, both 21, face multiple drug charges, including manufacturing more than five grams of marijuana within 2,000 feet of a school; distribution of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana; possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, the sheriff's department reported.. ...
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