ST. LOUIS (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a condemned Missouri man's request for a stay of execution. Fifty-seven-year-old William Rousan, is scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing a southeast Missouri farm couple 21 years ago. Rousan's attorney are also seeking clemency from Gov. Jay Nixon.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free. A petition filed by Cornealious Michael Anderson in Mississippi County Circuit Court seeks to require the Missouri Department of Corrections to credit the 13 years he was technically at large after a 2000 robbery conviction. A hearing is scheduled for May 5.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri Senate committee has adopted a state budget provision to prohibit public colleges and universities from offering in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally. But the Senate Appropriations Committee softened the outright ban and instead opted to prevent institutions from "knowingly" offering discounted tuition.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says there are no federal solutions to many problems confronting governments. The Republican lawmaker urged a session of the Missouri House in Jefferson City to resist when they're told the federal government is best suited to address a problem unless they have been persuaded the issue is too big for state government alone.
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