Indigent criminal defendants in almost half of Missouri’s counties might soon be put on waiting lists for representation by public defenders. Additional offices are on the verge of turning away new defendants. [Read more…]
Archives for October 2010
The Rams have reached the midpoint of the 2010 season with a .500 record at 4-4 following their 20-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. Last year the Rams won only one game. Solid defense and Sam Bradford contributed to the win.
Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop drilled a 35 yard field goal with :05 left in overtime as the Chiefs managed to hold off the winless Buffalo Bills, 13-10 Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs improve to 5-2 and remain unbeaten at home at 4-0.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers scored 24 points in the first quarter, outgaining the Missouri Tigers 256-48 in the first fifteen minutes of the game and then let their defense take over for a 31-17 win over Mizzou, Saturday afternoon in Lincoln. Nebraska moves to 7-1, 3-1, while the Tigers drop to 7-1, 3-1 with the Huskers now holding the head to head tie-breaker for the Big 12 North.
A few details are emerging in the murder case of a mid-Missouri man accused of killing three and wounding another.
Police haven’t released much information about the case against 23-year-old Joshua Maylee of Holts Summit, but court records indicate Maylee had “negative dealings” with both couples he apparently targetted. Documents state that 41-year-old Gina Werdehausen told investigators that she was shot in the neck after going outside her Holts Summit home Tuesday night to check on a disturbance. She couldn’t identify the shooter, but gave police a description of the man who then entered the home and killed her husband, 46-year-old Jeffrey Werdehausen.
Forest Laboratories is reaching settlements in a host of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits filed by parents of children who took their antidepressants.
The New York-based pharmaceutical is taking the step a month after its St. Louis-based subsidiary, Forest Pharmaceuticals, pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay more than $300 million in penalties stemming from its marketing and manufacturing practices. More than 50 lawsuits accuse Forest of concealing negative pediatric studies of the drug Celexa and aggressively marketing Celexa and its sister drug, Lexapro.
The founder of the St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation has died at his home in Richmond Heights.
Earl Wilson Junior was 78. His family says he suffered from pancreatic cancer.
Wilson established the St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation in 1993, hosting an annual football game between two black college teams under the dome in St. Louis. The money raised through that game and various other projects provided 2-point-8 Million dollars in scholarships to send 120 African-American students to college.
An audit has disclosed that the Metro transit system in St. Louis has overpaid pensioners more than three-quarters of a million dollars the last several years.
Officials say the overpayments actually have cost the system more than a million dollars when interest is factored in. Metro officials calculate that its pension fund would have earned 8% interest on the money that was overpaid.
The overpayments were made to 236 retirees who will be asked to repay the money with interest. In addition, the audit disclosed that the pension fund underpaid nearly 200retirees a total of $717,000. Plans are being made to make up for the shortfall.
DISH Network and Fox Networks finally reached an agreement to provide Dish, the third-largest video distributor in the U.S. access to programming from Fox Broadcasting and Fox local television stations in major cities. The agreement also included carriage of FX, National Geographic Channel, and regional sports networks, which were restored for DISH Network viewers like myself on Friday.
Some guys just can’t seem to catch a break. Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander had knee surgery on Friday afternoon, the fifth time on his left knee and the second time in less than 10 months for meniscus problems.
Reports say that as Alexander was running a pass route over the middle, he reached behind to try to make a catch on a pass thrown behind him and it appeared as though he twisted his left knee. Alexander is expected to miss 2-4 weeks so he could be back on the field by the end of November, but what will this mean for his future in terms of his NFL durability.