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Arnold police chief files harassment suit

Thursday, 15 August 2013 14:26 Published in Local News

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police chief claims harassment from a current councilman and former councilwoman in a lawsuit filed in St. Louis County.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Robert Shockey's lawsuit also alleges retaliation, negligent supervision and training, and age discrimination.

The allegations stem from a complaint city parks director Susie Boone filed last year with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights against councilman Ken Moss. It alleges she experienced problems with Moss after his sister was fired from her department.

Shockey is also the interim city administrator. He hired a private investigator, and the city ultimately agreed to pay Boone a $55,000 settlement and give her extra job security.

Moss previously filed a defamation lawsuit against Shockey and other officials claiming they orchestrated a "sham investigation."

 

Woman found dead in car in St. Peters

Thursday, 15 August 2013 14:17 Published in Local News

Authorities are left with more questions than answers after finding a woman dead inside a car this morning.

The body was found around 6:30 this morning in St. Peters. Authorities doe not know the cause of death, but do not believe she was the victim of a homicide.

Police said they could not give any more details until an autopsy was performed.

Gov. Quinn signs electronic cigarette bill

Thursday, 15 August 2013 14:16 Published in Local News

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in Illinois by anyone under age 18.

Quinn signed the measure on Thursday. The new law applies to electronic cigarettes and other alternative nicotine products. Electronic cigarettes don't contain tobacco, but do contain nicotine which is the addictive substance that makes smoking difficult to quit.

State Sen. John Mulroe of Chicago is the bill sponsor. He says governments ban minors from buying other forms of nicotine and electronic cigarettes should be no exception. Mulroe says the new law helps the government "keep up with the advancements" in the ways nicotine is being sold.

The law takes effect Jan. 1.

 

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