Chris Koster

Missouri's Worst Charities
2:09 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

"Missouri's 15 Worst Charities" named by Mo. Attorney General Koster

Mo. Attorney General Chris Koster released a list of "Missouri's 15 Worst Charities" today. (St. Louis Public Radio)

Though many may consider this the season of giving, do you ever wonder exactly how much of what you give actually gets used for its intended purpose?

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster released today a list of "Missouri's 15 Worst Charities." The list is based upon the percentage of the charity's total expenditures actually used for charitable purposes.

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Northeast Ambulance suit
10:39 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Troubled Northeast fire district settles state lawsuit

The Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection district must pay a $5,000 fine for violating the state's open meeting rules. (Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District has settled a lawsuit filed over the actions of former board members.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the current board will "provide the Missouri Attorney General's office copies of notices for all district meetings, minutes of those meetings, all requests the district receives for public records and its responses to those requests."

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Health Care Law
9:54 am
Tue December 14, 2010

Mo. politicians react to ruling on federal health care law

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon, accused by the Missouri GOP of ducking the issue of healthcare.
(Flickr Creative Commons User aflcio)

Republicans in Missouri are praising Monday's ruling by a federal judge in Virginia that declared portions of the new federal health care law unconstitutional.

The Missouri Republican Party released a statement criticizing Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill for supporting the bill.

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Crime
2:40 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

Helmig, murder conviction tossed, to be freed

Dale Helmig's conviction status has been on the Missouri news radar since 2005, when his 1996 conviction for murdering his mother was thrown out, citing that jurors were given material during their deliberations that wasn't introduced in trial as evidence.

Today, he could be free on bond. But what happened between 2005 and now? A quick timeline:

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Bank of America
10:47 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Bank of America bond settlement could pay to Missouri

A clock in Lawrenceville, Va. sports the Bank of America logo. Bank of America, the nation's largest bank is to pay $137 million nationally as part of several settlements.
(Flickr Creative Commons User taberandrew)

Bank of America is the largest bank in the United States, but they've also landed themselves in $137 million worth of trouble.

The bank's problems may be Missouri's gain.

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Fighting Meth
8:32 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Mo. officials back more restrictions aimed at meth

Looking for some relief from that nagging winter bug? Want to buy some cold medicine to do the trick?

Not so fast.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster want to make Missouri the third state to require prescriptions for cold medicines that can be used to make methamphetamine.

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