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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:58 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Aldermen pass pay plan, financial help for Renaissance Grand

St. Louis Public Radio – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has sent Mayor Francis Slay a pay plan that will force some city employees to take two weeks off.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:03 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Convicted murderer sentenced to death

St. Louis – Gregory Bowman has been sentenced to death for killing a teenager in St. Louis County more than 30 years ago.

Circuit Judge David Lee Vincent III on Friday agreed with the jury's recommendation for the death penalty. Bowman's attorney says he will appeal.

Bowman had spent 28 years in prison for two killings in Illinois before his conviction was vacated.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:27 am
Fri December 11, 2009

Missouri Republican speaks out against civilian trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind

Akin (file photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis – Several Congressmen held a news conference on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday to speak out against trying alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in federal court.

Attorney General Eric Holder said last month that Mohammed would be tried in Manhattan, several blocks from where the World Trade Center towers stood.

Suburban St. Louis Republican Todd Akin said such a trial would recklessly blur the line between civilian and military justice.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:49 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Carnahan, Montee, being sued in federal court

Robin Carnahan. (state photo)

Jefferson City, Mo. – A group that opposes abortion and a type of stem cell research they consider to be human cloning has filed a federal lawsuit against Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and State Auditor Susan Montee.

Missouri Roundtable for Life accuses Carnahan of using language in their ballot questions designed to prejudice voters against their initiatives, and accuses Montee of drafting financial impact statements that are also designed to have a negative impact.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:40 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Mo. business interests want vocal support from lawmakers

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers are being urged to provide moral support, as well as funding, to the state's small business interests during the upcoming legislative session.

Mary Davis is President and CEO of Missouri Enterprise, a non-profit group that advocates for small business interests. She asked a House committee Wednesday to publicly commit to supporting the state's small and mid-level manufacturers and to enact legislation friendly to the industry.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:03 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

U-M President Forsee defends statements on "Cap and Trade"

Gary Forsee

Columbia, MO – University of Missouri President Gary Forsee is defending his statements that proposed 'cap and trade' climate legislation would raise costs for the M-U system.

Forsee wrote a letter to Missouri's congressional delegation expressing his opposition to the energy plan.

Some have accused Forsee of contradicting himself since he has signed on to a nationwide pledge to eliminate campus greenhouse gas emissions over time.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:38 am
Wed December 9, 2009

Thousands without power in storm

St. Louis – High winds has knocked out power to thousands of people in the St. Louis area.

The power company Ameren said that nearly 10,100 residential and business customers in Missouri were without power at the height of the outages Wednesday morning.
Another 7,200 of Ameren's customers in Illinois were also without electricity.

Kansas City Power & Light reported only scattered power outages
in its service areas in northwest Missouri.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:38 am
Wed December 9, 2009

Blagojevich arrest began turbulent year for Illinois politics

(file photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Springfield, Ill. – It happened one year ago today. Illinois residents woke up to news their governor had been arrested on federal corruption charges.

The bizarre scene was the beginning of one of the biggest scandals to hit state politics. Sean Crawford has this look back.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:41 am
Wed December 9, 2009

H1N1 vaccine available to general public

St. Louis – Missouri health officials say there is enough H1N1 flu vaccine for anyone who wants it.

Until now, limited supplies led many local health departments to restrict access to children, pregnant woman and other high-risk people.

Through the first eight weeks of the flu season, Missouri doctors reported more than 26,000 flu cases. That compares to just 56 during the same period last year.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:32 am
Wed December 9, 2009

Four men sentenced on federal dogfighting charges

The Humane Society of Missouri is caring for many of the seized dogs, as well as puppies born since the raid. (photo: Maria Altman/St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis – Four Missouri men have been sentenced to federal prison for dogfighting. Their guilty pleas resulted from the largest ever coordinated multistate raids on dogfighting operations.

In July, federal agents arrested 26 people and seized hundreds of dogs in Missouri, Illinois, and five other states.

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