Robert Dierker Appeals court permanently blocks vote on anti-Peabody charter amendment By Rachel Lippmann • Jun 30, 2015 (Chris McDaniel/St. Louis Public Radio) Updated June 30, 2015 with appeals court ruling - A Missouri appeals court panel has rejected an effort by St. Louis-based activists to limit the economic incentives by the city to Peabody and other energy companies. Judges Reject Separate Docket For St. Louis Gun Cases By Rachel Lippmann & Kate Essig • Sep 16, 2013 (via Flickr/robertnelson) Updated at 4:55 with reaction from chief Sam Dotson. A proposal that would have had two judges handling most crimes involving firearms in the city of St. Louis has been rejected by the judges themselves. Court denies Cupples 7 demolition By Rachel Lippmann • Jul 9, 2012 (ABS Consulting) The owners of a crumbling warehouse building in downtown St. Louis are out of legal options at the state level.