Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:08 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri drivers would not have points assessed against their license for tickets issued by automated traffic cameras under legislation endorsed by the state House.
The House gave initial approval to the bill Wednesday that would regulate red-light and speeding cameras.
Photo traffic enforcement systems for Missouri municipalities have been the subject of ongoing court cases and many cities have temporary halted enforcement. The measure would require cities to meet certain standards in order to operate speeding or red-light cameras.
Supporters say the measure would streamline traffic enforcement across different municipalities and give guidance to the courts. Opponents say it circumvents the point system and could keep dangerous drivers on the road.
The bill needs one more affirmative vote before moving to the Senate.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:04 Published in Local News
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - The incoming president at Southern Illinois University will have the pay $250,000 if he leaves his new post within three and a half years.
That's according to a report by The Carbondale Southern Illinoisan.
The newspaper says there's a clause in Randy Dunn's four-year contract that requires him to reimburse the school.
Dunn is president of Youngstown State University in Ohio, but announced he was leaving the job after seven months.
SIU Board of Trustees Chairman Randal Thomas says the money covers the cost of another presidential search.
SIU's board last month hired Dunn to succeed Glenn Poshard, who has said he plans to step down from SIU's helm at the end of June.
Dunn has said he expects to begin work July 1.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:20 Published in National News
ROSELAND, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them.
The Star-Ledger of Newark reports that the lawyer representing Rachel Canning's parents said in a statement Wednesday that the 18-year-old's return is not contingent on any financial or other considerations.
A judge last week denied the teen's request for child support and to have her parents pay her remaining high school tuition. But the judge scheduled an April court date to consider the over-arching question of whether the Cannings are obligated to financially support their adult daughter.
Attorney Angelo Sarno says a news conference will be held outside the firm's office in Roseland at 1:30 p.m. EDT.