Jefferson City, Mo. – Partisan rancor continues to surround the selection of agents to run Missouri's motor vehicle offices, despite efforts to reshape the process and remove the politics.
For decades, governors from both parties have used license offices to reward allies and campaign donors. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has pledged to change that and is using competitive bidding instead. But that has not eliminated the controversy.
St. Louis – Protesters are demanding justice for a man who claims he was injured during a melee that erupted at Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan's health care forum last week.
Six people were arrested after the event Thursday in Mehlville, including a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter.
Kenneth Gladney of St. Louis claims members of the Service Employees International Union attacked him. However members of the union, which supports President Obama's health care plans, say the politically conservative Gladney initiated the fight.
St. Louis, MO – A Chesterfield man has been indicted on federal charges that he defrauded customers who had purchased prepaid funerals from his company.
Acting U.S. attorney Michael Reap announced the charges against 63-year-old Randall Sutton on Friday. Sutton was the top official at National Prearranged Services in Clayton, which sold the prepaid funeral plans in 19 states. The plans allow customers to pay upfront with the promise that no additional payments will be required when a funeral is needed.
Los Angeles, CA – A woman who went on trial for her role in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old Missouri girl who committed suicide has been granted permission to use the Internet again.
The lawyer for Lori Drew, formerly of St. Charles County, says she has been offered a job that requires her to use a computer and the Internet. A federal judge in California on Thursday modified Drew's bail so she can. The lawyer's filing said government prosecutors did not take a position on the request.