Jared Lee Loughner http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Tucson shooting suspect Loughner returned to Missouri to resume treatment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tucson-shooting-suspect-loughner-returned-missouri-resume-treatment <p>The suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage has been brought from Arizona back to the Missouri prison facility where he&#39;ll undergo more psychological treatment in an effort to make him mentally fit for trial.</p><p>The Bureau of Prison&#39;s website showed Thursday morning that Jared Lee Loughner was being held at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:18:55 +0000 The Associated Press 2240 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tucson shooting suspect Loughner returned to Missouri to resume treatment Morning headlines: Monday, October 3, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-october-3-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today&#39;s starting headlines:</p><p><strong>Cardinals top Phillies 5-4</strong></p><p>Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead single in the seventh to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies last night. John Jay added two RBIs for the Cardinals, who evened the National League division series matchup at one game apiece. St. Louis will send Jamie Garcia to the mound tomorrow in game 3.</p><p><strong>Brunner expected to announce U.S. Senate candidacy</strong></p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 14:36:23 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2169 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, October 3, 2011 Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-september-20-2011 <p><strong>Special legislative session may end unless consensus found in 2 days</strong></p><p>Supporters and opponents of the scaled-down tax credit bill spent more than six hours&nbsp;Monday trying to make their respective cases to a Missouri House committee.&nbsp; Senate leaders slashed $300 million&nbsp; from the Aerotropolis proposal before passing it, and say that the Compete Missouri provision in the bill can more than make up for the deleted warehouse incentives.&nbsp;</p><p>David Kerr, who heads the state&#39;s Economic Development department, testified in favor of the bill.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:19:21 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 2085 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Morning headlines: Friday, July 22, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-july-22-2011 <p><strong>Springfield, Mo. federal prison officials forcibly medicate Loughner</strong></p><p>Lawyers for the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage say prison officials in Springfield, Mo. have resumed forcibly medicating their client with a psychotropic drug.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:28:02 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1707 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, July 22, 2011 Appeals court: No forced meds for Tucson suspect at Mo. facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-no-forced-meds-tucson-suspect-mo-facility <p>An appeals court has ordered federal prison officials to temporarily stop forcing anti-psychotic drugs on the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage.</p><p>The brief order from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came late Friday after Jared Lee Loughner&#39;s lawyers appealed a ruling allowing him to be medicated.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 18:29:15 +0000 The Associated Press 1570 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appeals court: No forced meds for Tucson suspect at Mo. facility Morning headlines: Thursday, June 30, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-june-30-2011 <p><strong>Loughner can be forcibly medicated</strong></p><p>A federal judge has ruled that prison officials can forcibly medicate Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner with anti-psychotic drugs.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Larry Burns says he did not want to second guess doctors at a federal prison in Springfield, Mo. Burns issued the decision yesterday after Loughner&#39;s attorneys filed an emergency request to prevent any forced medication of their client.</p><p>Defense attorneys said Loughner had been forcibly medicated since June 21.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:37:14 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1537 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, June 30, 2011 Morning headlines: Friday, March 25, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-march-25-2011 <p><strong>St. Louis Police: No Local Control</strong></p><p>The top officers of the <a href="http://www.slpoa.org/">St. Louis Police Officers&#39; Association </a>are challenging a potential 2012 ballot measure granting St. Louis and Kansas City local control of their police department.&nbsp;&nbsp;The lawsuit filed Thursday in Cole County contends the summary and financial estimate that would appear on the statewide ballot are unfair and misleading.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:43:41 +0000 Julie Bierach 805 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, March 25, 2011 Morning headlines: Thursday, March 24, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-march-24-2011 <ul><li><p>St. Louis officials were hoping to find that census figures showing the city lost about 8 percent of its population over the past 10 years were wrong. They now concede it is probably accurate. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_a26b6ddb-3e83-55da-9410-9b2be2e6e595.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>that city officials at first thought the census had listed about 5,000 fewer housing units than did city assessor data. That could have meant about 12,000 St. Louisans were not counted. And they suspected other errors. The Post-Dispatch reports that those errors now look like technological glitches that have no real bearing on the population total. Nearly 200 federal programs use census figures to determine how to distribute federal money.</p></li><li><p>The suspect in the January shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona has been transferred to a specialized facility in Missouri to undergo a court-ordered mental evaluation. Defense lawyers for 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner say in a court filing that he was moved from Tucson to a <a href="http://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/spg/index.jsp">federal Bureau of Prisons medical facility in Springfield </a>yesterday. Loughner&#39;s lawyers want an appeals court to order him returned. Loughner will be given tests to determine if he understands the nature and consequences of the charges he faces and can assist in his defense. <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132769559/Arizona-Congresswoman-In-Critical-Condition-After-Shooting">He has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including U.S. Congresswoman. Gabrielle Giffords.</a> She remains at a rehabilitation center in Houston as she recovers from a bullet wound to the brain.</p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/">Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich </a>is releasing a report Thursday examining the state&#39;s use of federal economic stimulus money. The auditor&#39;s office compiles a report each year tracking the state&#39;s use of federal money. The latest report, covering 2010, will include a sizable amount of stimulus dollars in addition to money Missouri normally receives for such things as Medicaid and welfare payments. Schweich, a Republican, took office as auditor in January. As a candidate, he had pledged to act as a &quot;fiscal hawk&quot; over the state&#39;s share of federal stimulus money.</p></li><li><p><a href="http://mccaskill.senate.gov/">U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill </a>could owe a total of nearly $320,000 in overdue property taxes, interest and penalties on an airplane that has caused her political headaches. McCaskill sent about $287,000 to St. Louis County earlier this week after acknowledging that property taxes had not been paid on a plane owned by a company in which she and her husband have an interest. But that may not be enough money. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_bca2eed2-5570-11e0-9a25-0017a4a78c22.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday </a>the county determined McCaskill&#39;s bill to be $319,541. That amount is still pending confirmation by the State Tax Commission.</p></li></ul><p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:20:35 +0000 Julie Bierach 798 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, March 24, 2011 Morning headlines: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-march-22-2011 <ul><li><p><a href="http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/03/21/20110321jared-loughner-missouri-mental-exam.html">According to the Associated Press</a>, an Arizona judge Monday&nbsp;ordered Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the January shooting rampage in Tucson, to undergo a mental evaluation at a Missouri facility. The exam will be conducted at the federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Springfield no later than April 29. The 22 year-old Loughner has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the January 8 shooting that killed six people and wounded 13, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords. The judged ordered the scope of the exam to be limited to whether Loughner is competent to stand trial, not whether he was sane at the time of the shooting. Defense lawyers have not said if they intend to present an insanity defense.</p></li><li><p>The chairwoman of the Missouri Conservation Commission says she is running for lieutenant governor in 2012. <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/about-us/get-know-us/organization-structure/conservation-commission/becky-l-plattner-grand-pass-vice">Becky Plattner </a>announced her candidacy yesterday in Marshall, where she previously was the Saline County presiding commissioner. Plattner also campaigned to be the state&#39;s No. 2 executive in 2008, losing in the Democratic primary. The office may be open in 2012, because <a href="http://www.ltgov.mo.gov/">Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder </a>is expected to run for governor. <a href="http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1712241.html">The Marshall Democrat-News reports </a>that Plattner cited her two terms in county government as providing her the experience to be lieutenant governor. She said she also has knowledge and experience in promoting agriculture, tourism, senior services and veterans&#39; issues. Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley, a Republican from Perryville, also is considering a run for lieutenant governor.</p></li><li><p>A St. Louis police officer has been implicated in taking and releasing a photo of a suspect killed in a shoot-out with law enforcement officials. Carlos Boles shot and killed a federal marshal, injured another marshal and a St. Louis police officer as they attempted to take him into custody on a warrant earlier this month. The officers returned fire and killed Boles. St. Louis Police said in a statement&nbsp;yesterday that a distasteful photo that was released of Boles&#39; body came from an officer who was part of the SWAT team. Chief Dan Isom has ordered the officer off the SWAT team. The discipline the officer will face will be determined at the conclusion of an internal affairs investigation. The department has not released the officer&#39;s name.</p></li></ul><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:13:26 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 778 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, March 22, 2011