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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:55 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Mo. Supreme Court to hear arguments on juvenile life sentences

Police officer Norvelle Brown (22) on August 16, 2007, who was shot and killed during a car stop in north St. Louis on August 15, 2007.
(UPI Photo/St. Louis Metropolitian Police Department)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments this morning in a case that challenges the constitutionality of mandatory life sentences for juveniles.

The case stems from the 2007 killing of St. Louis police officer Norvelle Brown. Antonio Andrews was 17 when he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:39 am
Wed October 20, 2010

Koster will continue to push for execution of convicted rapist, murderer

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.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:24 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Missouri Gaming Commission to hear casino license pitches today

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.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:05 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Dooley: Next year budget does not include layoffs

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley while a guest on St. Louis on the Air Oct. 19, 2010.
(Libby Franklin, St. Louis Public Radio)

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley says his recommended budget for next year will not include any layoffs.

Dooley, a Democrat who is running for re-election next month, says his budget will be presented to the County Council by November 1st, as required by statute.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:36 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Aldermen: Passage of Prop. A could be "devastating" to St. Louis city services

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.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:44 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Crown Square wins national preservation award

The old 14th Street Mall in north St. Louis under renovation on June 15,2010.
(Flickr Creative Commons User Paul Sableman)

St. Louis – A restoration of the old 14th Street Mall in north St. Louis has won a national award for historic preservation.

The award to Crown Square is a joint recognition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Crown Square was considered early and quickly for the award, said Royce Yeater, the Midwest director of the trust.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:30 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Military recruiter stabbed in Fairview Heights

ST. LOUIS – Authorities say an Air Force recruiter is hospitalized after being stabbed with scissors at an Armed Forces career center near a mall in southwestern Illinois.

Fairview Heights police Lt. John Proffitt says the 27-year-old
recruiter was tending to a male visitor early Tuesday and turned
his back to retrieve paperwork when the man stabbed him.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:59 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

North County LLC to skip presentation meeting

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.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:20 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Stolen million-dollar artwork headed back to local owner

ST. LOUIS – The FBI says a painting valued at roughly $1 million is headed back to its rightful St. Louis owner, more than six years after it was stolen from his home.

Authorities say burglars took the original, 1926 untitled Juan
Gris painting in April 2004 from Clifton Hyatt's home.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:40 am
Tue October 19, 2010

US appeals court weighing Mo. execution stay

ST. LOUIS – A federal appeals court in St. Louis is weighing whether to lift a judge's order delaying a Missouri inmate's scheduled execution for the 1989 abduction, rape and killing of a teenager.

A federal judge in Kansas City on Monday issued a stay for Roderick Nunley, who has been scheduled to be put to death at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Nunley's lawyers sought the delay after arguing that a jury and not a judge should have determined Nunley's sentence.

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