Courtney Allen Curtis, a freshman House rep from the St. Louis area, recently filed HB 1624, which would designate the high-five as the official state greeting.
Holder sent Brownback a letter that basically said the state can't do that. "Kansas may not prevent federal employees and officials from carrying out their official responsibilities. And a state certainly may not criminalize the exercise of federal responsibilities," he scolded the governor.
Brownback didn't care for Holder's stern missive.
Fox 4 reminds us that last St. Patrick's Day, the KCPD set up at Southwest Trafficway and 39th Street, and made 31 DUI arrests. And if you're on Twitter, be sure to keep an eye on @KCPolice tonight because they'll be doing one of their amazing "Tweet Alongs." With rival college basketball fans mingling and drinking throughout the city, tonight's tweets should be pretty solid.
Prominent criminal defense lawyer Ronald Partee found himself in a moment straight out of the law offices of Saul Goodman, Walter White's shady attorney on Breaking Bad.
Wednesday, though, Partee did something that Saul probably wouldn't: He pleaded guilty to laundering money, which he believed had come from the sale of marijuana.
Ah, but there was no pot. And the guy in need of having his money laundered, "Maxwell Gannon"? Uh, he was an undercover agent.
A person of interest in Loehr's killing, 56-year-old Mike Gullett, was still living there. Two men were hanging out with him on Thursday and talked to The Pitch about the killing. The Pitch's story finished with 47-year-old Gregory Kump passing out drunk on the ground just feet from where Gullett told The Pitch that he thought Loehr might have died.
It turns out that the story didn't really end there.
That evening, a few hours after The Pitch left the camp, police say Gullett attacked a sleeping Kump with an ax.
ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations branch said Maher, who lived undetected in Missouri for 19 years under an assumed name was sent back to Britain, where he was turned over to authorities. His story was an nearly unbelievable story of alleged robbery and escape. Maher, who was 37 at the time of the heist, was working as an armored car driver pulled up to a bank in Felixstowe, England with his partner. While his partner went inside to make deliver some cash. Then, he allegedly put his plan into motion.
Preston reportedly cut a plea deal with the prosecution, and she avoided prison time - even though that's typically the end result in similar cases in Kansas. She had pleaded guilty in April to having sexual contact with three students. Preston admitted having sex with the students multiple times (KCTV 5 says 15 times), and semen from one of the boys was found on a couch cushion in Preston's home.
In a narrow ruling on Monday, Judge Theresa Counts Burke acquitted driver Nicholas Pateri and state Sen. Jim Lembke (R-St. Louis) of running red lights because the tickets ATS mailed to them did not give the drivers a court date or fully inform them about their options to challenge the citations. The tickets only said they could challenge the fines by saying they were not driving or claiming that their cars had been stolen. Burke ruled that a violation of due process. She did not consider whether the use of cameras was constitutional.
It's the second legal blow to ATS from a St. Louis court this year. In February, Judge Mark Neill ruled that the city's red-light camera tickets violated drivers' due process for the same reasons. But Neil's ruling went much further than Burke's. He ruled that the use of the cameras was a violation of the Constitution because the state Legislature never gave cities permission to issue tickets based on photos. St. Louis is appealing that ruling.
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