Jefferson City, Mo. – The state of Missouri has agreed to pay $500,000 to a former governor's office attorney to settle claims he was wrongfully terminated and defamed by Gov. Matt Blunt after questioning the office's e-mail deletion practices.
The settlement was announced Friday by Attorney General Chris Koster.
St. Louis, MO – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri agrees with President Obama that the country's prison facilities are secure enough to house terror suspects from Guantanamo.
The president Thursday defended his decision to close the prison facility in Cuba and send some of the detainees to the U.S. McCaskill says she believes the administration will be careful to protect citizens from these inmates.
St. Louis, MO – The organizers of the Annie Malone May Day Parade are accusing the St. Louis media of racism in linking violence to the annual event.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen about one half-hour after the parade ended last Sunday.
Board Chairman Richard King called out several local media outlets, most notably the Post Dispatch saying that last weekend's shooting occurred about a half hour after the parade ended, and therefore should not reflect on the parade itself.
East St. Louis, Ill. – Federal agents have returned to the East St. Louis City Hall in search of more documents.
City Manager Robert Betts said officials served him with a subpoena Wednesday afternoon.
He says it asked for tax increment financing district records and copies of contracts.
Mayor Alvin Parks said Betts gave the agents the documents they wanted. The mayor said he did not know if Wednesday's action was part of the same investigation that sent federal agents to East St. Louis city hall in March.