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WNBA Minnesota Lynx player Maya Moore announced in January 2020 that she was taking another season off to work on freeing St. Louis native Jonathan Irons, a man whom she believes was wrongfully convicted of a crime.
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Updated March 27 with Missouri attorney general’s decision about the Jonathan Irons case

Less than one month after a Cole County judge overturned Jonathan Irons’ conviction, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt this week appealed the decision.

Schmitt filed a writ of certiorari in the case. Court documents say Cole County Judge Daniel Green “exceeded” his authority and “abused” his discretion in the ruling that overruled Irons' conviction.

Original story from March 16:

Since the spring of 2019, WNBA All-Star Maya Moore has not missed a single one of Missouri state inmate Jonathan Irons’ court hearings. 

Khalia Collier in her office at the St. Louis Surge. Collier is owner and general manager of the women's basketball team.
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Women make up just a fraction of professional basketball referees, coaches and owners. A St. Louis woman is doing her best to change that. Khalia Collier is owner and general manager of the St. Louis Surge, the region’s only professional women’s sports team.

In her eighth season at the helm of the team, Collier is also the newest commissioner of the Global Women’s Basketball Association, a league of five teams that creates a space for players to have careers beyond collegiate, amateur and professional play.