Legal News


The ruling from the Missouri Supreme Court, photographed Thursday, Jan 13, 2021, that reversed the statutory rape conviction of Rodney A. Smith from St. Louis. The court found that an investigator’s video testimony violated the defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to confront the witnesses against him. The trial judge had forged ahead despite the defendant’s objections. AP)
01/19/2022 - 5:00am
An overturned conviction in Missouri is raising new questions about video testimony in criminal court cases nationwide, and the ruling could have ripple effects through a justice system increasingly reliant on remote technology as it struggles with...

Business News


Deena Jalal, owner of plant-based ice cream chain FoMu, works behind the counter in her shop on Tremont Street, Friday, Jan 14, 2022, in Boston. (AP)
01/24/2022 - 5:00am
In just two weeks, the cost of pecans for the pies at Peggy Jean’s Pies in Columbia, Missouri, has surged nearly 40%, perplexing co-owner Rebecca Miller and adding to the cost of doing business. Miller will soon have to bump up the price of her...

In Memoriam


oseph K. Meusey: May 16, 1941 — November 15, 2021.
12/07/2021 - 3:10pm
While the legal profession can be confrontational and the situations in which the participants often find themselves doesn’t always lead to friendships, Joe Meusey created a legacy of civility and decorum for trial attorneys who’ll be fondly be...

Sponsored Features


Kirk Hicks, a certified public accountant in Omaha, poses for a portrait, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (Scott Stewart/Daily Record)
10/22/2021 - 12:00am
In 2021, the Nebraska Legislature dramatically expanded both the benefits and the timeframe for a relatively low-profile but significant tax credit program for qualifying small businesses in Nebraska. Most people are unaware of these changes, though...

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