Missouri Coalition Tackles State’s Rising Prison Population

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A multidisciplinary coalition of Missouri professionals has launched a data-driven prison reform initiative, aiming to curb rising imprisonment rates. The coalition is implementing portions of the Justice Reinestment Initiative in three of the state’s counties to prioritize an investment in mental health treatment and other social services, according to the Columbia…

Two Former St. Louis Officers Admit Taking Bribes

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two former St. Louis police officers face sentencing in March after admitting taking bribes to provide information to a chiropractor. The men, 49-year-old Mark Taylor and 51-year-old Marlon Caldwell, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court. Two other former officers, Cauncenet Brown and Terri Owens, pleaded guilty previously. The chiropractor and his…

Ashcroft to Review Hawley Over Alleged Misuse of Resources

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) – Missouri’s secretary of state is investigating fellow Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley over allegations that he used public funds to bolster his successful U.S. Senate bid. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s deputy general counsel confirmed the investigation in a Thursday letter . The investigation is in response to a complaint…

Two Suspected Car Thieves Killed After Car Chase And Shots Fired At Police

Author: Glenn Fuselier Published: 12:32 AM CST December 6, 2018 (KTRS) St. Louis MO  Two alleged car thieves are dead and another critically injured following a pursuit and wreck Wednesday night. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden says officers attempted to pull over the suspect car, shots were then fired at officers and a pursuit occurred.…