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.
The first of the holding companies Paul McKee used to quietly buy parcels on the near north side was named \"Blairmont,\" after Blair and Montgomery streets. \"Blairmont\" is also the name McKee's critics have given to the project.
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.
WATERLOO, Ill – William Margulis, the attorney for a Metro East man accused of killing his wife and two young sons says he'll likely seek to have Christopher Coleman's trial moved out of Monroe County.
Coleman, 32, pleaded not guilty Wednesday and was ordered held without bond. Margulis said Coleman maintains his innocence.
He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 31-year-old Sheri Coleman and their children, Garett and Gavin, ages 11 and 9.
Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Jon Hagler says biotechnology leaders should consider Missouri a prime location for business development. Hagler, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, and Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Linda Martinez spoke at the Bio International Convention in Atlanta Wednesday.
Hagler says he and other state officials told company owners to take into account Missouri's research institutions, existing biotech companies and extensive farmland.