JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House has passed a bill to ban marriages of children under 15 years old. House members voted 95-50 for the bill. Children ages 15-17 now can get married with a parent's permission. Those younger than 15 need approval from a judge. The bill would require 15-17 year olds to get a judge's approval following a court hearing. Children 14 years old or younger couldn't marry.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has hired former St. Louis Judge Jack Garvey to represent him during an investigation to determine if he broke any laws while having an extramarital affair. St. Louis Public Radio reports Garvey confirmed Sunday that he was hired last week to represent the governor during St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's investigation. Garvey declined to say who is paying him. The governor has admitted to having the affair in 2015 but has denied breaking any laws.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped first-degree murder charges against three men accused of a fatal 2016 drive-by shooting on Interstate 55 in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports charges were dropped against 20-year-old Antwone Stallworth; 18-year-old Anthony Stallworth; and 26-year-old Antwuan Morrow Jr. A spokeswoman for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office said problems with witnesses prompted the decision. The case is still under investigation.
REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) - Police have arrested a 13-year-old Missouri boy accused of threatening to shoot up a school with an AK-47 in a video posted on social media. The Springfield News-Leader reports that police in Republic, Missouri, say the boy was taken to a juvenile detention center early Sunday on suspicion of making a terrorist threat. Police say officers seized guns and other evidence from the boy's home. The boy's arrest came four days after a shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead.
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