Judge backs bill that reduces unemployment benefits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri judge has ruled against a challenge to the state Senate’s vote overriding Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of measure that could reduce the number of weeks residents can collect unemployment benefits. The Jefferson City News Tribune (http://bit.ly/1l3yP60 ) reports the judge ruled last week against the challenge from the…

Ferguson announces hiring of new city manager

( KTRS ) The city Ferguson has announced the hiring of a new city manager. According to a statement, released late Tuesday night, the city council chose De’Carlon Seewood. Seewood will fill the vacancy created when former City Manager John Shaw resigned in March following a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice over racial profiling…