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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2021 


President Biden just signed a law declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday; and the first tropical storm system is forecast to make landfall in U.S. by end of the week.


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The U.S. marks a new national holiday; Republicans reject Sen. Joe Manchin's election reform compromise; and U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare but strikes a blow to equal rights.

Public News Service - MO: Criminal Justice

Between 2009 and 2019, 132 people were killed by police and 47 others died in police custody in the St. Louis area. (Wikimedia Commons)

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ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Metro Police Department has the highest average rate of killings per population of any major police department in the nation, according to a new report from ArchCity Defenders, released on MLK Day. Between 2009 and 2019, 179 people were killed by police or died in jail cu

Mental-health and substance-use advocates in St. Louis are launching a new program to help get behavioral-health resources to community members in crisis. (releon8211/Adobe Stock)

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ST. LOUIS - A new partnership in St. Louis starting this month will divert some 911 calls to trained behavioral health professionals - if the caller or subject of the call is in a mental-health or substance-use crisis. Clinical staff from Behavioral Health Response, or BHR, will also accompany offi

Some experts say poverty is a major contributor to crime. (AdobeStock)

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A new boots-on-the-ground initiative is under way to reduce violence and create new opportunities in St. Louis communities plagued by crime. As part of the "Serving Our Streets" program, urban engagement specialists will be in three neighborhoods building relationships with young

One of the most persistent problems with elder fraud is that so few people report it, because victims or families either don't realize it's happening or are embarrassed to tell authorities. (Adobe Stock)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's estimated that 17% of Missourians ages 60 plus are swindled out of their hard-earned money each year, according to a new report. Some 334,000 incidents of financial fraud targeting older people are reported to authorities annually. And Paul Bischoff, editor of the consum

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

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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

Attorneys for convicted murderer Rusty Bucklew are asking for clemency, claiming his tumors would burst during execution and amount to torture. (ACLU)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Convicted murderer Rusty Bucklew's execution is scheduled for Oct. 1, but next week the American Civil Liberties Union will present a petition with 30,000 signatures to Gov. Mike Parson, asking that Bucklew's sentence be commuted to life in prison. The ACLU also is meet

A new report estimates that Americans owe $50 billion in post-conviction fines and fees, which can affect their right to vote. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new report shows 30 states, including Missouri, deny people the right to vote based on their inability to pay fees and fines associated with parole and probation. The report, by Georgetown University and the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, is called "Can't Pay, Can't

A federal lawsuit seeks to change the way Missouri informs people on parole of their rights. (Public Domain Pictures/Pixabay)

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ST. LOUIS - A class-action lawsuit seeking major reforms of Missouri's parole system just got the go-ahead from a federal judge in St. Louis. The case, Gasca vs. Precythe, alleges that the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole violates people's due-process rights by not sufficiently educating them

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