Defense lawyers march to protest police killings
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:47:35 GMT
Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere are protesting the criminal justice system's handling of police killings of unarmed black men. Public defenders and other lawyers marched at courthouses and a prosecutor's office on Wednesday in Brooklyn.
Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:46:33 GMT
Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution.
Execution date set for man who killed woman during burglary
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:45:48 GMT
An execution date of Jan. 28 has been set for a man who fatally stabbed a St. Louis County woman during a 1998 burglary. The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set the execution date for 45-year-old Marcellus Williams.
Auditor finds few faults with Missouri agriculture agency
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:45:41 GMT
A new audit faults the Missouri Department of Agriculture for failing to complete some inspections and giving big pay raises to several employees, but Auditor Tom Schweich says those are "relatively small" concerns. "It was probably the best audit of a state agency since I've been state auditor," said Schweich, who took office in 2011.
Missouri's education department has a new leader
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:45:35 GMT
A new Missouri education commissioner has been chosen to replace a leader who faced frequent criticism while dealing with struggling districts. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Wednesday that the State Board of Education has promoted an assistant commissioner, Margaret Vandeven, to education commissioner.
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