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Northern Michigan News
Prosecutor: No charges related to operation of Wexford County Animal Shelter
No charges will be issued by Wexford County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Badovinac in connection with the operation of the Wexford County Animal Shelter following the completion of multiple investigations by multiple enforcement agencies.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Will Courts Lift Veil of Secrecy Around Lethal Injections?
Despite growing controversy over the use of anonymous pharmacies for lethal injections, the U.S. Supreme Court has thus far declined to block any executions based on 11th-hour appeals challenging the drug connections.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Incoming dogs continue to rain down on rescues & shelters
The amount of dogs that rescues are taking in never seems to end. As owners continue to surrender dogs to shelters or rescues, due to a myriad of circumstances, the need for foster homes is as prevalent as ever.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Missouri executes inmate for abducting, raping and killing 15-year-old girl in 1989
A Missouri inmate was executed early Wednesday for abducting, raping and killing a Kansas City teenager as she waited for her school bus in 1989, marking the state's fourth lethal injection in as many months.
Missouri Set For 4th Execution in 4 Months, Using Lethal Drug From Mystery Supplier
Missouri is scheduled to put a man to death early Wednesday using a lethal drug procured from an unnamed compounding pharmacy, setting up the fourth execution in the state since November, the Associated Press reports .
Mon Feb 24, 2014
States keep mum on where lethal injection drugs are made
Missouri was to use the anesthetic propofol to execute a serial killer but had to switch plans after an EU protest.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
The Miami Herald
Filing: Missouri finds new execution drug supplier
Court documents filed on behalf of Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster show that the state has found a new supplier of its execution drug, less than a week before convicted killer Michael Taylor is scheduled to be put to death.
Next week, Michael Taylor is scheduled to die by lethal injection for raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl 25 years ago.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
US News & World Report
Oklahoma Pharmacy May Stall Missouri Prisoner's Execution
A pharmacy in Oklahoma will not release the drugs Missouri needs to execute a prisoner later this month, according to court documents filed on Monday.
Shortage of execution drugs becomes more acute
The nation's shortage of execution drugs is becoming increasingly acute as more pharmacies conclude that supplying the lethal chemicals is not worth the bad publicity and the legal and ethical risks.
Gallia County assistant dog warden under investigation in deaths of dogs
A Gallia County assistant dog warden has been suspended and reassigned to another position pending an investigation into the deaths of 11 dogs and in the procedure used to euthanize the dogs reports Tuesday's Ohio wsaz.com news.
The Kansas City Star
I was late to work because...
Chief Darryl Forté says Kansas City police will beef up their presence on the Country Club Plaza on Saturday night after a large group of youths disrupted traffic and incited fights there last weekend.
Europe at origin of chronic US execution dilemma
This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Dennis McGuire.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Okla. pharmacy responds to Mo. execution drug suit
An Oklahoma pharmacy has submitted a sealed response to a Missouri death row inmate's lawsuit accusing it of illegally providing Missouri with a made-to-order drug to be used in his lethal injection.
Tony's Kansas City
Gov. Jay On Kansas City Case: Missouri Is 'Prepared' For Michael Taylor Execution
KHQA: Nixon was asked last week whether Missouri already has enough pentobarbital to carry out the Feb. 26 execution of Michael Taylor.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
High court to hear oral arguments in Hill case
The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments today in its review of a lower court's order temporarily halting an execution because of a challenge to a new state law prohibiting the release of information about the source of the state's execution drug.
Nixon says state is prepared for next execution
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri is prepared to go ahead with a scheduled execution despite a judicial order blocking an Oklahoma business from supplying a lethal injection drug to Missouri.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
How Poorly Regulated Drugs Could Be Leading To Cruel And Unusual Executions
During the 2012 execution of Eric Robert in South Dakota, witnesses reported watching him turn purple, gasp heavily, and snore for 20 minutes before the state declared him dead.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Suit over Missouri execution drug draws scrutiny
A ruling temporarily prohibiting a compounding pharmacy from selling execution drugs to Missouri could have implications across the country, a legal expert said Thursday.
KQXT-FM San Antonio
State Flying Blind as Supply of Lethal Injection Drugs Runs Short
With a flurry of executions scheduled in Texas late next month and into April, state prison officials concede they have no backup method of executing condemned criminals if the state's supply of the execution drug pentobarbital runs out, 1200 WOAI news reports.