Judges in Missouri are the first in the country to start seeing the price tag for the sentences they hand out.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that Missouri judges are being given data about how much sentences for specific defendants will cost the state. The data also includes the likelihood the person will commit another crime.
Experts say they are not aware of other places where judges receive cost estimates calculated for specific cases before sentencing.
St. Louis, MO. – St. Louis' mayor and St. Louis County's executive today (Monday) threw their support behind Proposition B, an effort to rein in puppy mills in Missouri.
If the initiative is passed by voters in November it would require large-scale dog breeders to provide sufficient food, clean water, space, and veterinary care, as well as exercise and time between breeding cycles.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County executive Charlie Dooley announced their support in a press release.
ST. LOUIS – A coalition of groups opposed to developing a new casino at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers is sending its message to the state gaming commission.
The Save the Confluence Coalition released a study on Monday that suggests building a new casino in the Spanish Lake area of north St. Louis County would damage natural resources while providing little economic benefit.
Kathleen Logan-Smith, who represents the Confluence Coalition, furthered the findings.
Two Missouri women who claimed they killed their husbands after years of abuse will get out of prison next month.
The Missouri Board of Probation and Parole on Monday granted parole for 65-year-old Carlene Borden and 55-year-old Vicky Williams. Both will be released Oct. 15. A third woman making the same claim, 57-year-old Ruby Jamerson, was also granted parole, but won't be released until 2013.