Johnson — who was convicted of robbing a gas station and murdering three clerks nearly 27 years ago — was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m. CT after the administration of a lethal injection, according to Karen Pojmann, communications director for the Missouri Department of Corrections. The petition from Johnson’s lawyers, which was submitted to Justice […]

“I’m not talking to the anti-vaxxers,” he said. “I’m not going to convince Robert Kennedy Jr., but anyone that’s on the fence I’m trying to encourage them to, you know, seriously consider.” Asked what he was hearing from hesitant people, Long said “this should not be politicized.” He pointed to Vice President Kamala Harris’ comments […]

Ericka Lotts waited three months for a jury to tell her what she always believed — that her first-born child, Derontae Martin, did not fatally shoot himself at a house party in rural Missouri. On April 25, her son was found unconscious in an attic closet, dead from a gunshot wound to his left temple. […]

The pivot to online education for schoolchildren during the pandemic resulted in stress for Black families with inadequate internet service and unfamiliarity with technology, a new University of Missouri study found. “What we found was parents felt disempowered to engage in their children’s education,” said the study’s lead author, Adaobi Anakwe, an MU post-doctoral fellow . […]

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson said on Tuesday he has granted pardons to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who drew international attention for brandishing guns at racial justice protesters last year. In addition to the McCloskeys, who are personal injury lawyers, the Republican governor also pardoned 10 other people […]

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