PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 

Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 

While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - MO: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Processing rape kits can help bring justice for survivors and prevent future assaults, but thousands remain untested nationwide. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State leaders will soon have a better grasp of the magnitude of Missouri's backlog of untested sexual assault kits. With funding from a $2.8 million federal grant, the Missouri attorney general's SAFE Kit Initiative is expected to complete its inventory of untested rape

According to the Council of State Governments Justice Center, Missouri's incarceration rate has increased in recent years and is well over the national average. Between 2010 and 2015, Missouri's incarceration rate increased by 4 percent and was eighth highest in the nation in 2015. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri is confronting a number of troubling trends in its criminal justice system, including an uptick in violent crime and crowded prisons – and research shows women are at the epicenter. Researchers at The Council of State Governments Justice Center, asked to

A program in Missouri helps crime victims remain anonymous by allowing them to use a P.O. box instead of a physical address. (Virgina Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri is highlighting a program to help crime victims stay anonymous. It's called "Safe At Home." It was set up in 2007 and gives victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and stalking a more anonymous address they can use. Stephanie Fleming, communications direct

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri parents who struggle with difficult behavior in their children may cause more harm than good by resorting to spanking. A new report in the "Canadian Medical Association Journal" analyzed 20 years of research into the topic. It concludes that spanking causes aggressive beh

ST. LOUIS - Valentine's Day is known as a day for love and intimacy, topics that often are uncomfortable or difficult to bring up between parents and their teenagers. Experts say there are easy ways to discuss sexual health and relationships with teens. Charisse Jackson, vice president of education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - With less than a month left in the current session of the Missouri Legislature, time is running out for a bill that would give rape victims information on preventing an unwanted pregnancy. The CARE bill, or Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies, would require rape victi

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - 'Tis the season for peace and goodwill, but many children in Missouri and across the country will experience child abuse or neglect during the holidays. The stresses of difficult financial times combined with the pressures of the season can combine to cause some parents to snap

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Statistics from the FBI show one American woman in three will be abused in her lifetime, and some will die at the hands of their abusers. Those running a pilot program in Kansas City are hoping to change that with an innovative partnership between police and a domestic violence s

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