Jefferson City, MO – With just more than a week to go before the 2002 election, Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill says she'll likely run for Governor in 2008.
She's currently running for re-election as auditor and was asked yesterday if she'd serve her full four-year term, she said she would. But she said she may not complete her term if she's reelected in 2006 because she'd likely make a gubernatorial bid two years after that.
St. Louis, MO – Officials at the city of St. Louis' medium security jail say a man was mistakenly freed yesterday.
Jerome Jones, Jr. was released from the city's so-called workhouse, where he faced kidnapping and burglary charges. Jones' father was the one who should have gone free. The younger Jones was taken back into custody about five hours later.
It's the latest in a series of mix-ups that last month prompted the Mayor to change management at the jail.
Columbia, MO – In the second and final debate of the campaign today, Missouri's U.S. Senate candidates spent an hour and a half telling voters where they stand on the issues.
Incumbent Democrat Jean Carnahan and Republican Jim Talent, the leading candidates, directly challenged each other's records and campaign rhetoric. Carnahan challenged Talent's congressional votes on education and gun control. Talent responded by pointing out Carnahan's vote on homeland security.
St. Louis, MO – With the approach of the holiday season, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is urging people who believe they've been victimized by fraudulent telemarketers to contact law enforcement authorities.
Nixon was in St. Louis Thursday to speak out against charity fraud, and to recognize the efforts of volunteers who are manning phone banks to warn senior citizens about such calls.