JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri House member and his wife are going to court over what they say is a requirement that their group health insurance include coverage for contraception.
The Thomas More Society filed a federal lawsuit in St. Louis on Wednesday on behalf of Paul and Teresa Wieland. Paul Wieland is a Republican from Imperial.
According to court documents, the family previously opted out of coverage for contraceptives, sterilization or abortifacients. The lawsuit contends the Wielands have been told their coverage must now include contraception and sterilization because of the federal health care law.
The Wielands contend their religious, free speech and parental rights have been violated. The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment and an injunction.
Later this month a job fair is headed the Doubletree Hotel in Westport.
On Wednesday, August 28th, employers like Walgreens and Macy's Credit and Customer Services will be on site. The fair is open to the public. Job seekers are encouraged to bring resumes. Recruiters will be on site for networking opportunities.
More information is available at the National Career Fairs website.
A convicted murderer who was released from prison early, is charged for murdering a second person and dumping the body in Horseshoe Lake.
Scott Thompson was convicted of murder in 1989, but was released in February of this year after serving just 24 years of his 45-year sentence.
Now investigators believe Thompson killed 20-year-old Dakota Jones and left his body in the lake. Thompson was released because his conviction predated Illinois' "truth in sentencing" laws. The new rules require that murderers serve their entire sentence.
Thompson faces two counts of first-degree murder.