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Missouri prepares for fourth execution in as many months

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:43 Published in Local News
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri corrections officials say they will use a lethal drug provided by a new supplier in the state's fourth execution in four months.
 
Convicted killer Michael Taylor is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Several court appeals have been filed seeking to spare his life, and Gov. Jay Nixon is weighing a clemency request.
 
Taylor's attorneys are questioning Missouri's use of the new, unnamed compounding pharmacy to provide the pentobarbital for his execution. They also allege that the state executes men before appeals are complete, and say Taylor's trial attorney was ineffective.
 
Taylor and Roderick Nunley were convicted of abducting 15-year-old Ann Harrison as she waited for a Kansas City school bus in 1989, then raping and killing her. Nunley is also on death row.

US Attorneys file suit against Missouri National Guard

Monday, 24 February 2014 17:18 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - U.S. attorneys have filed a lawsuit against the Missouri National Guard alleging it shortchanges civilian employees when they are called to active duty.
   The lawsuit announced Monday says the Missouri National Guard has been requiring civilian employees to resign before allowing them to go on active duty.
   The lawsuit says that effectively denies the employees 15 days of annual paid military leave that they are entitled to under federal law. The civilian employees could receive the benefits if they were allowed to take a leave of absence or go on furlough for active duty.
   U.S. attorneys are asking a judge to retroactively order benefits for the employees.
   A Missouri National Guard spokeswoman referred questions to the state attorney general's office, which had no immediate comment.

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A Caseyville Police Officer is facing charges for an alleged case of domestic abuse.

 

Collinsville police officer were called the officer's home on Saturday. Police found a woman inside the house and the suspect--who was later identified as an off-duty Caseyville police officer.

 

Jeffrey Wilkerson is free after posting bond. 

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