Festus http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Meet The Military Couple Who Fit A Little Wedding Into The Great Flood Of 1993 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meet-military-couple-who-fit-little-wedding-great-flood-1993 <p>Twenty years ago, the flood of 1993 changed lives up and down the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty-five thousand homes and 33,000 businesses were destroyed. Fifty people were killed. Damages totaled in the billions.</span></p><p>But in the midst of the devastation, there were moments of joy, too.</p><p>For two former soldiers in the Missouri National Guard, the flood of 1993 marked the start of their lives, together.</p><p>This is their story</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28896 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meet The Military Couple Who Fit A Little Wedding Into The Great Flood Of 1993 Festus postmaster gets 2-year term for scheme http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/festus-postmaster-gets-2-year-term-scheme <p>The postmaster of the suburban St. Louis town of Festus has been sentenced to two years in prison for her role in a scheme that defrauded the Postal Service of nearly $4 million.</p><p>Teresa Tremusini was <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/festus-postmaster-convicted-two-felony-counts">convicted in June</a> of two counts of receiving illegal gratuities. She was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.</p><p>The owner of SG Print &amp; Mail, an employee of that business and another Postal employee previously entered guilty pleas in the $3.8 million scheme.</p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 16:44:33 +0000 The Associated Press 1948 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Festus postmaster gets 2-year term for scheme Festus postmaster convicted on two felony counts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/festus-postmaster-convicted-two-felony-counts <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=festus&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Festus,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;ll=38.485845,-90.203247&amp;spn=0.75247,1.167297&amp;z=9&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=festus&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Festus,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;ll=38.485845,-90.203247&amp;spn=0.75247,1.167297&amp;z=9&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>The postmaster in the eastern Missouri town of Festus has been convicted of two felony counts.</p><p>The U.S. Attorney&#39;s Office in St. Louis said in a release Monday that Teresa Tremusini, Festus postmaster, has been convicted of two counts of receipt of illegal gratuities.</p><p> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:15:29 +0000 The Associated Press 1371 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org