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Reporter, PhotographerSpringfield City Council members could soon decide if they will change the city's discrimination ordinance to include rights for gays. Under the current non-discrimination ordinance age, race, creed, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin,...
Reporter, PhotographerA judge sentenced Frankie Maybee, 20, and Sean Popejoy, 19, both of Green Forest, Arkansas, for their roles in committing federal hate crimes. They are the first defendants to be sentenced under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes...
Tags: Civil Rights, Hate Crimes, Laws, Racism, Court Preliminary
ReporterA former Greene County deputy is suing his former employer, claiming he was discriminated against for reporting sexual harassment. Jacob Marler filed a civil lawsuit against Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott, Greene County Major Phil Corcoran and the...
An Ordinance Could Soon Regulate Suspensions or the act of Hanging the Human Body from Pierced HooksReporter, PhotographerA Springfield couple is concerned about what their kids are seeing from their own backyard. Their concerns caused Springfield-Greene County Health Department officials to research an extreme body modification trend. The body modification is called...
Reporter, PhotographerThe city of Springfield is changing its policy on who pays for police fees during a parade. A warning from the American Civil Liberties Union sparked the change. Members of the ACLU told city leaders they must either charge everyone or no one for police...
Reporter, PhotographerScroll down to see the latest updates from inside the courtroom starting at 9:00 Wednesday morning. The second day of testimony is underway in a rare civil case filed before any criminal charges. Faith Stocker is suing her mother, Alberta Comstock,...
Tags: Criminals, Health, Murder, Divorce, Human Interest
Inside the Courtroom: Alberta Comstock Takes Stand, Sister Offers Alibi in Day Three of Testimony in the Rolland Comstock Wrongful Death Civil TrialReporter, PhotographerScroll down to see the latest updates in bold print from inside the courtroom starting at 8:45 Thursday morning. An ex-wife at the center of a rare wrongful death trial could testify as early as today. Just how many questions she will answer without...
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Jury Finds in Favor of Rolland Comstock's Daughter and Against His Ex-Wife in Wrongful Death Civil TrialReporter, PhotographerScroll down to bold print to find live updates inside the courtroom. Check back and refresh this page for the latest developments or follow KSPR reporter Emily Rittman on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/EmilyKSPR Closing arguments are...
Tags: Justice System, Crimes, Sports, Laws, Murder
ReutersGRAPEVINE, Texas, May 23 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America approved a proposal on Thursday to end a ban on openly gay scouts that has been in place throughout the organization's 103-year history, the group said in a statement. The vote by more than...
In an emotionally charged vote Thursday, the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay youth starting in January, the latest sign of a shift in American attitudes toward gays and lesbians. After months of debate in local districts, more than 61...
The Boy Scouts of America's decision to lift the ban on gay Scouts is a big step in the right direction, gay community leaders said Thursday. "It's the right thing to do. It shows the Boy Scouts are moving into the 21st century and away from archaic...
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