Jefferson City, Mo – Attorney General Chris Koster has pledged to exhaust all legal options in an effort to carry out the execution of Roderick Nunley.
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday night upheld a stay of execution for Nunley, who pleaded guilty in 1991 to the kidnapping, rape and murder of a Kansas City teenager. A federal judge in Kansas City on Monday had ruled that Nunley's arguments that he had to be sentenced to death by a jury needed further study. Nunley pleaded guilty in an effort to avoid the death penalty.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three developers, one in St. Louis, one in Cape Girardeau, and one in Sugar Creek near Kansas City, will each make presentations before the commission. Commission spokesperson Leann McCarthy says it's the last major step before a decision is made on which company gets the license.
ST. LOUIS – Members of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen said that passage of Proposition A could mean devastating cuts to basic city services.
Testifying before the Aldermanic Ways and Means Committee, the heads of various city departments said that the elimination of the 1 percent city earnings tax would effectively cut one third of the city's general revenue.
Lt. Col. Tim Reagan of the Metropolitan Police Department said that this would have a devastating impact on public safety.
By Marshall Griffin and Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio
Jefferson City, Mo. – One of the four developers vying for Missouri's lone available casino license won't be making a pitch Wednesday as originally planned, and is threatening to drop out if the process isn't slowed down.