Springfield, Ill. – Driven by anger and politics, the Illinois House has voted to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The unprecedented action sets the stage for a Senate trial on whether the Democrat should be thrown out of office for corruption and abuse of power. It's the first time in state history a governor has been impeached.
Springfield, Ill. – A House impeachment committee at the Illinois capitol is moving closer to making a recommendation to the full House on whether Governor Rod Blagojevich should stand trial in the Senate.
As Sean Crawford reports, lawmakers on the committee are chomping at the bit to finish their work.
Los Angeles – A defense attorney has asked a federal judge in Los Angeles to dismiss the conviction of Lori Drew.
A jury found Drew guilty in November of three misdemeanor counts of accessing computers without authorization for setting up a fake MySpace account that was used to harass 13-year-old Megan Meier. Megan hanged herself in 2006.
Judge George Wu is expected to hear defense arguments today (Thurs.) and may also issue a ruling.
Drew's lawyers contend it's not a federal crime to violate the service terms of a Web site.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Sen. Kit Bond says he won't seek re-election in 2010.
The Republican made the announcement Thursday morning at the state Capitol, shortly after Missouri lawmakers convened. "In 1973, I became Missouri's youngest governor," he said. "I do not aspire to become Missouri's oldest Senator."
St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis County Police say they are pleased with the results of a November patrol that looked for people not wearing their seatbelts.
County officers saturated a stretch of Tesson Ferry Road for the last two weeks on the month to publicize a new ordinance that allows drivers to be pulled over simply for not wearing their seat belt. Officers wrote about 900 tickets under the new law in those two weeks.