Lincoln County http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ex- Lincoln County detective pleads guilty to sex abuse of women he supervised http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-lincoln-county-detective-pleads-guilty-sex-abuse-women-he-supervised <p>A former eastern Missouri detective has pleaded guilty to federal charges for sexually abusing five women who were participants of a drug court program under his supervision.</p><p>Scott Edwards of Troy, a former detective for the Lincoln County Sheriff&#39;s Department, pleaded guilty to three felony and two misdemeanor counts on Tuesday. He could get up to life in prison at sentencing on Oct. 18.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:14:15 +0000 The Associated Press 4093 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ex- Lincoln County detective pleads guilty to sex abuse of women he supervised Former Lincoln Co. detective accused of assaulting drug court participants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-lincoln-co-detective-accused-assaulting-drug-court-participants <p>A former detective with the Lincoln County sheriff&#39;s office has been accused in a federal indictment of violating the rights of five women he was tracking as part of their participation in a drug court program.</p><p>The United States Attorney&#39;s office announced the charges against 49-year-old Scott Edwards on Thursday. He faces three federal felonies and two misdemeanors, including:</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:26:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2402 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Lincoln Co. detective accused of assaulting drug court participants Morning headlines: St. Louis County's anti-smoking campaign, new safeguards at Lincoln County prison, Express Scripts new facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-st-louis-countys-anti-smoking-campaign-new-safeguards-lincoln-county-prison <ul><li>St. Louis county will&nbsp;begin it's anti-smoking campaign next week, just as the the countywide <a href="http://library3.municode.com/default-test/template.htm?view=browse&amp;doc_action=setdoc&amp;doc_keytype=tocid&amp;doc_key=280812aae7c7746015218f21356f8d85&amp;infobase=11512">smoking ban </a>is about to take effect Jan. 2. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_accf5ec9-8c19-592a-acd1-ae0a853c9059.html">The Post-Dispatch says </a>in March&nbsp;the county was awarded a $7.6 million federal stimulus grant to fight smoking. The county's first effort will be a 15 month, $2 million media campaign urging people to stop smoking and to explain the ins and outs of the forthcoming ban. Dr. Delores Gunn, director of the <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/doh/">St. Louis County health department </a>says that until now, Missouri has been 48th in the nation on spending for smoking prevention and cessation programs.</li></ul><blockquote><p>"We spend $400 million a year in Medicaid in Missouri to treat illnesses related to smoking and secondhand smoke." -Dr. Delores Gunn in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.</p></blockquote><ul><li><a href="http://www.express-scripts.com/">Express Scripts </a>is planning to announce today that it will build a third office building at its headquarters complex in north St. Louis county. The company says the project will increase its economic impact in the region, which was more than $986 million in 2010. Express Scripts says it will also release an independent academic study on its economic impact in Missouri.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_accf5ec9-8c19-592a-acd1-ae0a853c9059.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>that nearly $190 dollars in safeguards have been installed at the Lincoln County jail. This after two federal prisoners escaped last month. Among the new safeguards is a new camera system. The <a href="http://www.lcsdmo.com/homepage.html">Sheriff's department </a>hopes the changes will allow them to resume housing federal prisoners. John Wesley Jones, a suspect in the multimillion-dollar ATM Solutions robbery in St. Louis, and Corey Durand Cross escaped through a drop ceiling. They were recaptured within days of the jail break.</li></ul><p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:22:50 +0000 Julie Bierach 144 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: St. Louis County's anti-smoking campaign, new safeguards at Lincoln County prison, Express Scripts new facility