Supporters say a bill that would allow convicted drug felons to be eligible for foods stamps is gaining momentum among Missouri lawmakers. The bill would repeal the state's lifetime ban on food stamps for drug felons.
Three Republicans and one Democrat in the House are sponsoring the bill, according to The Kansas City Star. The sponsors say it isn't fair that child molesters and murderers are eligible for food stamps, but people with felony drug convictions aren't.
A former detective with the Lincoln County sheriff's office has been accused in a federal indictment of violating the rights of five women he was tracking as part of their participation in a drug court program.
The United States Attorney's office announced the charges against 49-year-old Scott Edwards on Thursday. He faces three federal felonies and two misdemeanors, including: