Judge Denies Class-Action Status in Gender-Based Pay Dispute

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — A federal judge has refused to grant class-action status to a lawsuit alleging wage discrimination against female doctors at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports the case, initiated by former SIU surgeon Dr. Sajida Ahad and joined by four other female doctors, will proceed after the…

6 Arrested While Protesting Police Shooting in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say they’ve arrested six protesters following a police shooting this week that left a man in critical condition. The Memphis Police Department said in a statement that officers responded to a report Wednesday night of protesters lying in the roadway blocking traffic. News outlets report the protest occurred…

Senator McCaskill Says She Will Vote Against Kavanaugh

By SUMMER BALLENTINE , Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill announced Wednesday she will vote against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing his positions on “dark money” issues. McCaskill said in a statement that the recent sexual assault allegations against him…

The Longest Week: Carolinas Worn Out Fy Florence

By CLAIRE GALOFARO and JEFFREY COLLINS , Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days…

Three Separate Accidents On I-55 In Jeffco Result In 30 Car Pileup

Jefferson County, MO (KTRS)  Three separate accidents resulted in a 30 car pileup in Jefferson County, snarling rush hour traffic Wednesday afternoon. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that both accidents happened along southbound I-55 near Imperial at around 4 p.m. This resulted in the highway being shut down at Vogel Road. Seven people were taken…