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Greitens’ Prosecution Calls Its Investigator “Flawed”

Greitens’ Prosecution Calls Its Investigator “Flawed”

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A top official with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office says the “egregious mistakes” of the man hired to investigate Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should not prompt dismissal of the indictment against the governor. In a court hearing Monday in Greitens felony invasion-of-privacy case, Chief Trial Assistant Robert Dierker admitted that…

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Supreme Court Again Rejects Blagojevich Appeal

Supreme Court Again Rejects Blagojevich Appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He’s scheduled to be released in 2024. Blagojevich’s lawyers…

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Missouri Considers Unprecedented Addiction Help For Moms

Missouri Considers Unprecedented Addiction Help For Moms

By BLAKE NELSON , Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would extend Medicaid for new mothers struggling with addiction, a notable expansion for a state that did not expand Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Missouri’s Medicaid now covers substance abuse programs for…

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Two Tornadoes Hit Rural Southern Missouri County Friday

Two Tornadoes Hit Rural Southern Missouri County Friday

DAWSON, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service says two tornadoes hit sparsely-populated rural areas of Wright County in southern Missouri as strong storms raked states from Texas north to Iowa. Springfield television station KOLR reports that the tornadoes hit Friday night. The first was spotted around 7 p.m. near Macomb and was estimated to…

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Read Transcript On Intense Hearing On Thursday In Greitens’ Case

Read Transcript On Intense Hearing On Thursday In Greitens’ Case

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A judge’s ruling on a request to dismiss an invasion of privacy indictment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stemming from an extramarital affair won’t happen before next week. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison says he would not rule Friday or this weekend. Burlison says he will provide advance notice of any…

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