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Tamms Correctional Center
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A southern Illinois judge decided in favor of a prison workers union on Wednesday and against the State of Illinois in the ongoing battle over facility closures.

That will keep the Tamms Supermax prison open for the foreseeable future.

Judge Charles Cavaness upheld an arbitrator’s findings that the state violated its contract with the union by moving to close facilities prior to the conclusion of impact bargaining.

The judge also found that closing corrections facilities would create an unsafe work environment in the state’s remaining prisons.

A Cape Girardeau judge denied a deposition request on Tuesday in the wrongful death hearing of Adrienne Martin, the 27-year old woman who died of a drug overdose in August Busch IV’s mansion in 2010.

Martin’s mother, Christine Trampler, requested depositions of Busch and three others.  But Judge William Syler denied her request because it would further drag out the year-and-a-half old case.

Star Mizzou Football Player Arrested

Oct 5, 2012
Dorial Green-Beckham, former No. 1 college football recruit, and two other players were charged with possession of Marijuana.
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Three University of Missouri football players, including a highly-touted freshman athlete, were arrested late Wednesday night on charges of  possession of Marijuana.

 Freshman wide receiver and former No. 1 college football recruit Dorial Green-Beckham was one of the players arrested, and the MU Athletic Department says he will be suspended from this weekend’s game against Vanderbilt.

Freshmen linebacker Torey Boozer and receiver Levi Copelin were also arrested, and will also not play on Saturday.

Woman Arrested For Selling Drugs At Daycare

Oct 3, 2012
 Keisha McReynolds was charged with Distribution of Controlled  and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after selling hydrocodone at the daycare.
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A woman is in Cape Girardeau County Jail after selling drugs at a Cape Girardeau daycare.

Keisha McReynolds is being charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

McReynolds allegedly sold 16 hydrocodone pills to an undercover officer on September 26 at Beautiful Beginnings Daycare.

At least eight children were allegedly under McReynolds’ care at the time of the undercover operation, according to the prosecutor’s probable cause statement.

McReynolds’ bond was set for $100,000.

New Evidence In 1988 Kansas City Firefighter Explosion Case

Oct 1, 2012
Gavel
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Lawyers representing some of the people convicted of setting off an explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters in 1988, say they’ve uncovered new evidence that suggests others were at least partially responsible for the tragedy, and the people convicted are innocent.

Attorney Cheryl Pilate says some of the new evidence comes from eyewitness accounts that prosecutors didn’t have in the original investigation.  She’s calling for the US Attorney in Western Missouri to reopen the case, with subpoena power.

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