Missouri governor labels reporter a hacker, threatens criminal prosecution

October 13, 2021
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven accused St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist Josh Renaud of “hacking” a state website on Oct. 13, 2021, after Renaud reported a flaw in the website that exposed educators’ Social Security numbers. The following day, Parson announced an investigation into the alleged hacking and said the state would pursue criminal prosecution and a civil lawsuit against Renaud and the newspaper, the Post-Dispatch reported.Renaud discovered the vulnerability on a website maintained by the state’s …

Reporter subpoenaed to give evidence at Missouri murder trial

August 20, 2021
A judge in Missouri has allowed a reporter to be subpoenaed to give evidence at a murder trial.The prosecutors have subpoenaed Gladys Bautista, a former reporter for CBS affiliate KRCG 13 in Columbia, Missouri. Bautista, now a reporter for WLKY in Louisville, Kentucky, will be asked to return to Columbia to attend the trial, according to a report by KRCG.The Boone County prosecutor’s office confirmed that the court had signed an order for the subpoena on Aug. 20, 2021.Prosecutors charged …

KMBC 9 News vehicle vandalized during Kansas City protests on May 31

May 31, 2020
At least two news vehicles were vandalized amid protests against police violence in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 31, 2020.The protests were held in response to a video showing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Protests against police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement have been held across the U.S. since the …
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