Tucson shooting 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 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, 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