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Judge Paul Wilson takes over as Missouri chief justice

Jul. 01, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Supreme Court Judge Paul Wilson took over as the state's chief justice Thursday, beginning a two-year term atop Missouri's judicial system. Wilson succeeds Chief Justice George Draper, who remains a member of the Supreme Court....

Jim Bakker, his church settle lawsuit over COVID-19 claims

Jun. 23, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the TV pastor of falsely claiming a health supplement could cure COVID-19. Missouri court records show that a settlement agreement was...

Missouri bill to ban enforcement of federal gun rules signed

Jun. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday signed a bill banning local police from enforcing federal gun rules, a change Democrats have predicted will be shot down in the courts. Parson signed the measure, which will penalize local...

Parson replaces administrative judge who heard abortion case

Jun. 08, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has replaced the administrative law judge who ruled against the state health department in a significant abortion case. In 2020, Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi turned aside Missouri's effort to close the state's...