A jury in Waterloo, Ill. has found Chris Coleman guilty of strangling his wife Sheri and their two sons.
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Columbia, Ill. police found Sheri, 9-year-old Gavin (L) and 11-year-old Garett Coleman (R) strangled in their beds on May 5, 2009. Two years later, Coleman's husband Christopher would be convicted in their deaths.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gets a closer look at Truman, an eight-week-old Peekanees puppy that was rescued from poor breeding conditions, before a press conference in St. Louis on April 9, 2009. Nixon wants to increase oversight of dog breeders.
Nixon Proposal Would Boost Oversight of Dog Breeders
Governor Jay Nixon proposed Wednesday to add $1.1 million to the state budget to hire 10 more inspectors, investigators, veterinarians and office staff for the Department of Agriculture program that regulates dog-breeding facilities. Nixon's office says the state currently spends about $600,000 a year on such efforts. The Senate Appropriations Committee considered the agriculture budget Wednesday but took no action on Nixon's proposal.