Robert Dierker http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Judge Permanently Blocks Ballot Vote On Anti-Peabody Initiative http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-permanently-blocks-ballot-vote-anti-peabody-initiative <p><strong>Updated with additional comments from Take Back St. Louis, Mayor Francis Slay, and the St. Louis Regional Chamber.</strong></p><p>A St. Louis Circuit judge has permanently blocked a ballot measure that would have allowed voters to put restrictions on which companies could receive tax incentives.</p><p>Judge Robert Dierker ruled on Tuesday that the Take Back St. Louis initiative was "illegal and void on its face" because it conflicts with Missouri laws governing tax increment financing and special business districts.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:24:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 36485 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge Permanently Blocks Ballot Vote On Anti-Peabody Initiative Judges Reject Separate Docket For St. Louis Gun Cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judges-reject-separate-docket-st-louis-gun-cases <p><strong>Updated at 4:55 with reaction from chief Sam Dotson.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/168672607/Gun-docket-proposal-Judge-Jack-Garvey">A proposal</a> that would have had two judges handling most crimes involving firearms in the city of St. Louis has been rejected by the judges themselves.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:42:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kate Essig 29949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judges Reject Separate Docket For St. Louis Gun Cases Court denies Cupples 7 demolition http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-denies-cupples-7-demolition <p>The owners of a crumbling warehouse building in downtown St. Louis are out of legal options at the state level.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:33:05 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4081 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court denies Cupples 7 demolition