Lura Lynn Ryan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-june-28-2011 <p><strong>National Guard responding to flooding in St. Joseph</strong></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri faces several more weeks of potential flooding along the Missouri River as high water pushes its way south and eastward across the state.</p><p>Nixon met with officials from the Missouri National Guard outside St. Joseph for a briefing Monday on the guard&#39;s response to the flooding. He said the floods were made worse by heavy overnight storms that dumped up to 4 inches of rain in some sections, swelling the river past major flood stage near St. Joseph.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:23:32 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1516 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Former Ill. first lady Lura Lynn Ryan dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-ill-first-lady-lura-lynn-ryan-dies <p><em>Updated 11:39 a.m. with information that George Ryan was at his wife&#39;s side when she died.</em></p><p>The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has died.</p><p>An attorney for the governor, Andrea Lyon, confirmed that Lura Lynn Ryan died Monday at a Kankakee hospital. She was 76, and had been diagnosed last year with incurable lung cancer. She&#39;d been hospitalized since Friday and had been on a respirator.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 13:10:37 +0000 The Associated Press 1515 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Ill. first lady Lura Lynn Ryan dies Ryan denied plea for freedom to spend time with ill wife http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ryan-denied-plea-freedom-spend-time-ill-wife <p>An attempt for former Ill. governor George Ryan to be released from prison on bail has failed, according to the Associated Press.</p><p>We've been following the story of Ryan's efforts to leave prison to spend time with his very ill wife, Lura Lynn.</p><p>After the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lura-lynn-ryan-has-six-months-live">announcement of his wife's deteriorating condition</a> in early Dec. 2010,&nbsp; Ryan made an urgent plea to be relased, which he was denied.</p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 23:29:49 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 291 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ryan denied plea for freedom to spend time with ill wife Former Ill. Gov. Ryan allowed to leave prison to visit ailing wife http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-ill-gov-ryan-allowed-leave-prison-visit-ailing-wife <p>The<a href="http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2011/01/ryan-visited-ailing-wife-in-hospital.html"> Chicago Tribune is reporting</a> that former Ill. Gov. George Ryan,<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-ill-gov-ryan-remain-prison"> currently in prison</a>, was allowed to leave prison Wednesday to visit his <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lura-lynn-ryan-has-six-months-live">very ill wife, Lura Lynn</a>.</p><p>The paper says that the visit was revealed when prosecutors filed response to a motion made by Ryan's lawyers&nbsp; to let their client out on bail.</p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:56:40 +0000 Kelsey Proud 272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Ill. Gov. Ryan allowed to leave prison to visit ailing wife Lura Lynn Ryan has six months to live http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lura-lynn-ryan-has-six-months-live <p>Attorneys for her husband, former Ill. Gov. George Ryan, want him released on bail while he appeals corruption conviction so he can be with his wife of more than 50 years.</p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 22:59:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 130 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lura Lynn Ryan has six months to live