Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:
Missouri State Fairgrounds temporarily close after nighttime storms
Update: A tweet from the Missouri State Fair: "State Fair to Open Gates at 3 p.m. Today - Luke Bryan and Josh Thompson will take the Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m. as scheduled"
The Missouri State Fairgrounds are closed after a strong storm knocked out power.
Christopher Coleman, the man convicted May 5 of murdering his wife, Sheri, and their two young sons, has been denied a new trial.
Coleman is currently serving life in prison without parole for the killings.
Christopher Coleman, the southwestern Illinois man convicted of strangling his wife and their two sons, has asked a judge to set aside his conviction and give him a new trial.
Updated 1:49 p.m. with sentence decision:
Christopher Coleman has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
At 1 p.m. today, Circuit Judge Milton Wharton will decide the fate of Christopher Coleman, the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The jury that convicted a southwestern Illinois man of murdering his wife and sons has decided he's eligible for the death penalty.
The jurors made that determination Friday as the sentencing phase of Christopher Coleman's trial began. The hearing to decide whether he should receive that penalty is expected to begin Monday.
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