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Courts denies County suit transfer to State Supreme Court

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The Western District Missouri Court of Appeals announced yesterday it denied Clay County's request for the Missouri Supreme Court to hear the lawsuit filed by the Clay County Sheriff Department.

In a notice released yesterday to all attorneys on record, the court said, "Please be advised that Respondents-Appellants’s, Clay County, Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway’s motion for Transfer to Supreme Court is denied."

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Tinoco pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

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A former Excelsior resident currently faces charges after allegations of sexual abuse arise.

Thomas Tinoco Jr. pleaded not guilty to charges including Statutory Rape Or Attempted Statutory Rape in the first degree with a Person Less Than 12 years of age, Statutory Sodomy Or Attempted Statutory Sodomy, Deviate Sexual Intercourse on a person less than 12 years of age and Statutory Sodomy Or Attempted Statutory Sodomy, Deviate Sexual Intercourse on a person Less Than 12 years of age.

Slow burn over Mizzou sanctions could put athlete pay on fast track in Legislatur

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JEFFERSON CITY — A push to allow college athletes to profit from their on-field exploits in Missouri may get an assist this spring from a potentially potent ally — anger.

The foot-stomping, finger-pointing indignation over sanctions imposed on the University of Missouri last month by the NCAA is already being used to pump up support for the passage of a plan that would allow for student athletes to be paid.

In telegraphing that message Monday, Rep. Wes Rogers, D-Kansas City, linked the two issues, saying allowing athletes to be compensated “is long overdue.”

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Irons moving to Community Center after 27 years of coaching

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After coaching for the Excelsior Springs School District for 27 years, one life-long Tiger recently decided to embark on the next chapter of her life, with a move to become the operations manager of the Excelsior Springs Community Center.

Terri Irons’ years as one of Excelsior’s most celebrated coaches came with being voted Favorite Coach by the community in The Standard’s Community of Excellence Awards, celebrating 200 career volleyball wins and being voted into the Excelsior Springs Athletic Hall of Fame with her 1998 State Championship softball team.

Missouri Lawyer Media Honors Shook for Legal Innovation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri Lawyers Media honored Shook, Hardy & Bacon at the "Top Legal Innovation" awards in St. Louis, Dec. 12, 2019. The publication recognized Shook for the development of its Cannabis Law Practice. Shook litigators serve the food and beverage, health and wellness, and consumer goods industries, which may be impacted by changes in this evolving industry.