Click for St. Louis, Missouri Forecast

// a href = ./ // St Louis News, Weather, Sports, The Big 550 AM, St Louis Traffic, Breaking News in St Louis

Online pharmacy:fesmag.com/tem

Have you a sex problem? Please visit our site:fesmag.com/medic

Site map
 
 
 
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Few people are being fined or facing jail time for marijuana violations since St. Louis changed its law last summer.
 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 127 people have been charged under a new city ordinance that reduced penalties for those caught with small amounts of marijuana. Just one person who pleaded guilty to a possession charge has been fined under the new ordinance.
 
Of cases that reached disposition, many resulted in suspended sentences.
 
The biggest proponent of the change, Alderman Shane Cohn, says the intent was to free up police and prosecutors to focus on more serious crimes while also lessening penalties and helping offenders avoid costs associated with cases that go to state court.
Published in Local News

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Prev Next

FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated w...

PFIZER REPORTS PROMISING RESULTS FOR CANCER DRUG

PFIZER REPORTS PROMISING RESULTS FOR CANCER DRUG

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday....

NEW LYME DISEASE ESTIMATE: 300,000 CASES A YEAR

NEW LYME DISEASE ESTIMATE: 300,000 CASES A YEAR

ATLANTA (AP) -- Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday. As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme ...

CHALLENGE RISES TO PAKISTAN'S BREAST CANCER TABOOS

CHALLENGE RISES TO PAKISTAN'S BREAST CANCER TABOOS

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- In Pakistan, a country where breast cancer kills more women than terrorist attacks, an awareness group couldn't even say the word "breast" while talking at a u...

GIRL WHO TOOK ON TRANSPLANT RULES GETS NEW LUNGS

GIRL WHO TOOK ON TRANSPLANT RULES GETS NEW LUNGS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge's ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery. ...

NEED FOR DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS GROWS AS BOOMERS AGE

ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) -- World leaders set a goal for a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the recent G8 summit in London. But for now, caregiving is among the most pre...

BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE UP FOR FEDERAL APPEAL

BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE UP FOR FEDERAL APPEAL

DENVER (AP) -- In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care...

First lady's anti-obesity campaign is prompting change

First lady's anti-obesity campaign is prompting change

WASHINGTON (AP) - Walmart is putting special labels on some store-brand products to help shoppers quickly spot healthier items. Millions of schoolchildren are helping themselves to...

© 2013 KTRS All Rights Reserved