sex offenders http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Retrospective Action On Sex Offenses And Gun Laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-weighs-retrospective-action-sex-offenses-and-gun-laws <p>The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether laws restricting actions by sex offenders and felons can be applied to people who were convicted before the laws were enacted.</p><p>The court heard arguments on Tuesday on five cases dealing with sex offenses and guns.</p><p>Three people are challenging whether a law passed in 2009 applies to them because they were convicted of sex offenses before the law was made. The law prohibits sex offenders from being near public parks with playgrounds or swimming pools.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:20:56 +0000 The Associated Press 29630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Retrospective Action On Sex Offenses And Gun Laws Nixon Sharply Denounces Bill That Would Allow Some Sex Offenders Off The Registry http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-sharply-denounces-bill-would-allow-some-sex-offenders-registry <p><em>Updated 8-21-13 4:01 p.m.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In St. Louis Wednesday,&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon sharply criticized a bill he vetoed that would allow juvenile sexual offenders to be removed from the sex offender registry.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Democratic Governor said overriding his veto would undermine public safety and weaken victims' rights.</span></p><p>He stood next to a gallery of&nbsp;mugshots&nbsp;and distributed information on several individuals who could be removed from the website if the bill passes.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:36:20 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Sharply Denounces Bill That Would Allow Some Sex Offenders Off The Registry Registered Sex Offenders Voting At Schools? Not Under New Mo. House Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/registered-sex-offenders-voting-schools-not-under-new-mo-house-bill <p></p><p>The Missouri House of Representatives is considering a bill which would mandate registered sex offenders to vote at their local country clerk’s office, instead of at schools.</p><p>The House Elections Committee held a hearing on the proposed legislation today. Rep. Tim Remole (R), is sponsoring the legislation and says that it will protect the voting rights of registered offenders, while also protecting children in schools that are designated as polling places.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:48:30 +0000 The Associated Press & Sean Sandefur 9901 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Registered Sex Offenders Voting At Schools? Not Under New Mo. House Bill Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-march-28-2012 <p><strong>Mo. legislation allows some sex offenders to be removed from state registry</strong></p><p>Missouri House members have endorsed legislation allowing some sex offenders to be removed from the state registry.</p><p>Several offenses, such as promoting obscenity, no longer would require registration. In other cases, people could petition a state trial judge to be removed from the state registry.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:31:53 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3370 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Morning headlines: Monday, March 5, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-march-5-2012 <p><strong>Obama to speak at Joplin commencement</strong></p><p>President Barack Obama will speak at the high school graduation ceremony in Joplin. A White House official says Obama will deliver remarks at the commencement, scheduled for May 21.</p><p>The president is going back to Joplin after visiting in the days immediately following last year&#39;s tornado. More than 160 people were killed by the tornado, the worst to hit the United States in decades. Among the dead were seven students and one staff member at the high school.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:29:55 +0000 Julie Bierach, Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 3199 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, March 5, 2012 Morning headlines: Thursday, February 16, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-february-16-2012 <p><strong>Police budget cuts 50 officers through attrition</strong></p><p>St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom&#39;s budget proposal calls for cutting 50 officers through attrition, not layoffs. <a href="http://ttp://bit.ly/x1cuy9">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> reports that Isom presented the budget Wednesday to the Board of Police Commissioners.</p><p>The department is faced with a $3.8 million shortfall. The city allocated $168 million to the department - a 3 percent increase over last year. But pension costs came in $5 million higher than anticipated.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:12:24 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3082 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, February 16, 2012 Morning headlines: Monday, October 31, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-october-31-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today&#39;s starting headlines (other than <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hundreds-thousands-attend-cardinals-victory-parade-rally">yesterday&#39;s World Series rally</a>):</p><p><strong>Cold pill sales jump after new law in St. Charles County</strong></p><p>Now that St. Charles County requires a prescription to purchase cold pills containing a key ingredient to methamphetamine, sales of the over-the-counter medications are soaring in three nearby St. Louis County towns.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:15:38 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 2371 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, October 31, 2011