domestic violence http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Friday, August 31, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-august-31-2012 <p><strong>Isaac heads to St. Louis</strong></p><p>Drought-stricken Missouri is preparing for what has been an unusual occurrence this summer - a couple of rainy days. Forecasters expect remnants of tropical storm Isaac to reach Missouri on Friday, with rain spreading over southern, central and eastern portions.</p><p>The National Weather Service says the St. Louis region could get 3 to 5 inches. Soaking rains are expected to help alleviate Missouri's drought but not break it. More than 97 percent of the state is now listed in the two most severe categories of drought.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:19:07 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4470 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, August 31, 2012 Morning headlines: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-may-18-2011 <p><strong>Wagner Enters U.S. House Race</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.annwagner.com/">Former Missouri Republican Party Chairwoman Ann Wagner </a>has announced her candidacy for a U.S. House race.&nbsp; <a href="http://akin.house.gov/">Congressman Todd Akin </a>announced&nbsp;Tuesday that he will forgo re-election for his suburban St. Louis seat to instead enter the Republican primary to challenge <a href="http://mccaskill.senate.gov/">Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill</a>. Hours later, Wagner announced that she will run for Akin&#39;s 2<sup>nd</sup> District seat.</p> Wed, 18 May 2011 14:30:12 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1257 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Mo. Senate unanimously backs tougher domestic violence laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-unanimously-backs-tougher-domestic-violence-laws <p>Legislation overhauling Missouri&#39;s domestic violence laws for the first time since the 1970s has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.</p><p>Thursday&#39;s vote was 33-0. <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4173290">The bill</a> now goes to the House.</p><p>Among other things, the wide-ranging measure would require that state prosecutors rather than local authorities handle cases involving repeat domestic violence offenders.</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:54:32 +0000 The Associated Press 1008 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate unanimously backs tougher domestic violence laws Morning headlines: Mo. executes Martin Link, push to make Mo. a "right-to-work" state, Mo. lawmakers try again to restrict protests around funerals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-mo-executes-martin-link-push-make-mo-right-work-state-mo-lawmakers-try-again <ul><li>The state of Missouri has carried out its first execution in nearly two years. Early this morning, 47-year-old Martin Link was put to death for the 1991 kidnapping, rape and murder of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun. <a href="http://doc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Corrections</a> spokesman Chris Cline says Link died by lethal injection shortly after midnight at the state prison in Bonne Terre. On Monday, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-denies-clemency-link-missouri-prepares-first-execution-2-years">Gov. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:13:38 +0000 Julie Bierach 492 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Mo. executes Martin Link, push to make Mo. a "right-to-work" state, Mo. lawmakers try again to restrict protests around funerals Koster releases proposals to strengthen state domestic violence laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-releases-proposals-strengthen-state-domestic-violence-laws <p>Missouri Attorney General <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/">Chris Koster</a> has unveiled the legislative changes he says will strengthen the state's domestic violence laws.</p><p>The 12 recommendations are the result of a <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/domesticviolence/">task force</a> Koster convened last year, and seven of them will require action by the General Assembly.</p><p>Most of the legislative proposals focus on strengthening orders of protection, which Koster calls the main tools to help domestic violence victims. He says current law doesn't allow juveniles to request those orders.</p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 21:05:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 487 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster releases proposals to strengthen state domestic violence laws