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Judge saves Governor Nixon staff from testifying

Thursday, 27 June 2013 14:25 Published in Local News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge has spared members of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration from testifying before a Missouri House panel investigating state driver's license procedures.

Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green issued a preliminary order Thursday blocking the committee from proceeding with the subpoenas. The order did not elaborate on why.

An attorney representing the Nixon administration employees had argued the subpoenas imposed an unreasonable burden by providing too little notice and taking the employees away from important work. He also asserted there was no legal authority for the subpoenas.

The committee is looking into whether state officials tried to implement provisions of the Real ID Act, despite a state law forbidding compliance with the federal proof-of-identity law.

House Speaker Tim Jones issued the subpoenas. He suggested Nixon is trying to hide something.

Men admit to counterfeit credit card scheme

Thursday, 27 June 2013 13:18 Published in Local News

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Two men face sentencing in September after pleading guilty to a counterfeit credit card scheme in southeast Missouri.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 33-year-old Faisal Elmi of Alexandria, Va., and 26-year-old Mamadou Sall of Cheverly, Md., pleaded guilty Monday.

Police say they discovered in November that the two men and a third suspect used fraudulent cards to buy cigarettes, fuel and more than $1,000 worth of other merchandise at several Perryville businesses.

Police say a search of the suspects' motel room found a laptop computer connected to a stripe-card reader and writer and more than 100 counterfeit credit cards using numbers of legitimate customers.

The third suspect, 43-year-old Lisa Paige of Alexandria, goes to trial in August.

 

Charlie Gitto's hosting job fair next week

Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:44 Published in Local News

The historic Italian restaurant Charlie Gitto's is hiring to fill several positions at its three metro area locations.

The job fair will be held on Tuesday, July 2, at the location on the Hill. The event runs from 11 AM to 3 PM. The restaurant's website says they are looking for career-minded individuals to fill positions from servers and line cooks, to managers and expeditors.

 

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