Bishop Robert Finn

Morning round-up
9:20 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Morning headlines: Monday, September 17, 2012

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Clemons hearing today in St. Louis courtroom

The effort to free Reginald Clemons from Missouri's death row goes to a St. Louis courtroom starting today.

Clemons was one of four men convicted in the 1991 killings of two St. Louis-area sisters, 20-year-old Julie Kerry and 19-year-old Robin Kerry. Both girls, along with their visiting male cousin, were thrown from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge. The cousin, Thomas Cummins, survived.

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Morning round-up
9:34 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Morning headlines: Friday, September 7, 2012

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Search ongoing for man who shot police officers overnight

St. Louis police are searching for a suspect who shot an officer in the arm. The 30-year-old officer was was not seriously injured. He returned fire and authorities aren't sure if the suspect was injured.

It happened about 1:30 a.m. Friday when the officer approached a man suspected in a recent robbery. Police say that as the officer neared the man, the suspect pulled out a gun and fired several rounds.

KC Bishop found guilty of shielding priest

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Morning round-up
9:25 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Morning headlines: Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Criminal case against Kansas City Bishop to reach swift end today

The criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest is poised to reach a surprisingly fast end. Jackson County, Mo., prosecutors and attorneys for Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn have agreed to have a judge hear their case today, weeks ahead of a scheduled jury trial date.

Finn and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph are each charged with a misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse.

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Historic Abuse Case Filed: KC-area Bishop Named
4:46 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Kansas City-area bishop charged for not alerting police about porn

A photo of Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph, taken in 2008.
(Dan Verbeck/KCUR)

Reporting from KCUR's Dan Verbeck used in this report.

A state grand jury empanelled in Kansas City has  indicted the Bishop and the Catholic Diocese on charges of failing to report child abuse.  It is the first criminal indictment of a Catholic Bishop in the history of child abuse cases in the United States.

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