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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:06 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Fox News sues Robin Carnahan campaign over TV ad

Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan

St. Louis, Mo –

The ad in question has been pulled from Youtube, as well as Robin Carnahan's Senate campaign website, after the Fox News Network filed suit on Wednesday.

Carnahan spokesman Linden Zakula defended the ad Thursday and said the campaign believes it complies with the law. Although it was pulled from the Internet, he said the ad will remain on TV.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:51 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Police: Mo. Gov. Nixon was target of stabbing

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
(UPI)

Jefferson City, Mo. –

Police in Kansas City say Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was the intended target of a man charged with stabbing a college official on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department says Casey Brezik mistook a dean at Penn Valley Community College for the governor, who had scheduled a press conference there.

Governor Nixon had not yet arrived and the event was cancelled. He had little to say about the incident during a conference call later that day.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:47 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

New study links gene to aggressive Alzheimer's

Comparison of a normal brain (left) and an Alzheimer's patient's brain (right).
(Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging)

ST. LOUIS –

An international team led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a gene that may determine how quickly Alzheimer's patients develop dementia.

The researchers first identified a genetic variant associated with high levels of a particular protein in spinal fluid. Previous research had already linked the protein - called tau - to Alzheimer's.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:53 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Tax evasion plea for St. Louis businessmen

ST. LOUIS –

Two brothers who operate several St. Louis businesses have pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 62-year-old William Bialczak and his 49-year-old brother, Kenneth, both pleaded guilty to two felony counts. Sentencing will be Dec. 3.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:18 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Federal government further delays rollout of new Metro East flood maps

A levee in Granite City, Ill

East St. Louis, Ill – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has again delayed issuing new flood maps for the Metro East.

FEMA had already delayed the release of the maps until January. Now, they will not be released until the end of 2011.

The delay gives the agency time to complete an additional scientific review of the maps, which classify much of the Metro East as a high-risk flood area. That declaration would force thousands of business and homeowners to purchase expensive flood insurance.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:53 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

KC wants $2.1M award for judge applicant tossed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –

An attorney for Kansas City says a municipal court applicant who says she was passed over because she is white should not be able to sue for racial discrimination.

Melissa Howard was awarded $2.1 million in 2008 after her bid to be a municipal judge was rejected several times. Kansas City council members pick judges from three finalists chosen by a nominating committee.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:55 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Mo. lawmakers fail to override veto

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Jefferson City, Mo. – An attempt by Missouri lawmakers to override a veto by Governor Jay Nixon has failed.

The Missouri House tried to revive a bill that would have created a special account for holding federal stimulus funds. It was sponsored by House Budget Chair Allen Icet (R, Wildwood). He says it would have provided much-needed oversight into how that money will be spent in Missouri.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:54 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Bond: Focus on issues, not party conflicts

Retiring Missouri Senator Kit Bond
(file)

ST. LOUIS –

Retiring Missouri Senator Kit Bond said that backlash against the Democratic Party is behind recent Tea Party victories, including those yesterday in Delaware and New Hampshire.

Bond said today (Wednesday) that Democratic policies on healthcare and the economy are energizing conservative voters. He urged fellow Republicans to focus on those issues rather than party infighting.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:56 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Significant road closures in St. Louis this weekend

I-64 will be one of the roads affected by the road closures.
(file)

ST. LOUIS –

At 8 p.m. on Friday, the entire westbound Boone Bridge will be shut down so some necessary maintenance work can be done. That will affect those heading to the University of Missouri's home football game on Saturday.

But Mo-Dot engineer Ed Hassinger said that they're running out of time to get this work done during this construction season .

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:52 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Significant road closures in St. Louis this weekend

ST. LOUIS – At 8 p-m on Friday, the entire westbound Boone Bridge will be shut down so some necessary maintenance work can be done. That will affect those heading to the University of Missouri's home football game on Saturday. But Mo-Dot engineer Ed Hassinger said that they're running out of time to get this work done during this construction season .

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