misdemeanor http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Friday, May 20, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-may-20-2011 <p><strong>Legislation Reducing Penalties for Initial Misdemeanors Headed to Nixon</strong></p><p>Legislation headed to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would reduce the potential penalties for initial violations of misdemeanors such as driving without a valid license, failing to maintain vehicle liability insurance and being a minor in possession of alcohol. Instead of the possibility of jail time, the legislation only would allow fines up to $300.</p> Fri, 20 May 2011 13:48:39 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1277 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, May 20, 2011