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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A wrap of of the legislators' final actions of the 2012 Missouri legislative session
  • Attorney General Chris Koster puts pressure on the MO Supreme Court to schedule executions

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is urging the State Supreme Court to set execution dates for 19 death sentences. Koster says no legal barrier is barring the high court from moving forward with the executions. 

Koster says 10 cases of capital punishment have already been awaiting execution dates for over 3 years. He gave the court an additional 9 names today and says there is no legal ground for delaying punishment.

Newscast for April 11, 2012

Apr 11, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Pretrial motions end in the Ryan Ferguson case.
  • The Missouri House passes a bill to change the state's workers' comp system.
  • Some state senators balk at changing gubernatorial election rules.
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Democratic Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reports raising more than $890,000 for his re-election campaign during the past three months.

Newscast for March 26, 2012

Mar 26, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri House yet to consider education bill
  • Attorney general holds town-hall meetings for homeowners
  • Conference brings renewable energy experts to Columbia
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The Missouri Attorney General’s office is hosting 120 town hall-style meetings across the state this week to help homeowners affected by lending abuses and improper foreclosure procedures.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to spend $1.25 million to settle claims over a southwest Missouri contractor's disposal of unsold products such as charcoal, potting soil, herbicides and pesticides.

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The Republican race for Missouri's attorney general's office has gained a second candidate.

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster plans to appeal a court ruling that invalidated a state fund designed to offer incentives to science or technology companies.

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Chris Koster's office is proposing to use money from consumer fraud cases to renovate its space.

Newscast for February 15, 2012

Feb 15, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Timothy Wolfe reports for his first day as UM System president.
  • Missouri's Senate is in the process of extending the candidate filing deadline.
  • Chris Koster urges action on Missouri's Second Injury Fund.
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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an individual health insurance mandate but uphold other parts of the federal health care law. 

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The state Supreme Court tosses out ethics rules passed by the legislature in 2010
  • Derrick Washington pleads guilty to assault
  • A trial judge throws out a lawsuit concerning the new congressional house districts
  • Attorney General Chris Koster writes to the SCOTUS concerning the federal health care mandate

Gov. Nixon speaks with University leaders about cuts

Feb 9, 2012
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Two days after promising a decrease to higher education cuts, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon met with university presidents in Jefferson City.

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As part of the national settlement with the five biggest mortgage service banks, amid allegations of mass loan abuse and fraud, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has started looking for home owners to take payments.

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he needed to cover all his bases before proposing to add $40 million to his higher education budget.

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The state of Missouri has filed criminal charges against a shuttered Georgia company accused of using fake signatures on phony foreclosure documents.

A Boone County grand jury on Friday issued a 136-count criminal indictment alleging forgery against DocX and its former president, Lorraine Brown. The company closed in 2010 amid criticism of mortgage companies signing legal documents not reviewed by its employees in a practice called robo-signing.

St. Louis attorney Ed Martin is dropping his congressional campaign to instead seek the Republican nomination for attorney general.

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