A St. Louis County Circuit Judge has reinstated Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul.
On April 8, Paul was removed from office by the City Council on charges of abuse of power. Yesterday's decision states that the City Council may have violated Paul's due process by changing the charges against Paul without giving him proper notice.
Paul's attorney Chet Pleban tells KTRS's McGraw Milhaven that Adam Paul once again has "full duties and full responsibilities" as the new mayor. Mayor Paul added, "It's going to be nice coming back to a level-headed counsel that's fair and unbiased."
Only two counsel members remain from the April election.
The judge determined that the council may have also committed other improprieties that include: the previously appointed City Attorney disqualifying himself from the removal hearing, but among other things, writing the charges against Paul.
The judge concludes his ruling by saying that Paul's motion to stay the removal is granted and he is reinstated as Mayor.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - An East St. Louis woman is jailed on $1 million bond after being accused in the weekend stabbing death of her husband.
Prosecutors in southwestern Illinois' St. Clair County charged 44-year-old Tammy Carpenter with first-degree murder in the death early Saturday of 58-year-old Jerome Carpenter.
Authorities say the stabbing took place after an argument, and that Jerome Carpenter died later at a hospital.
Online court records don't show whether Tammy Carpenter has an attorney. She does not have a listed home telephone number.
Jerome Carpenter's funeral arrangements are pending.
Homicide detectives are investigating after an injured man stumbled into a south city convenience store and collapsed overnight. Police were called to the 7-11 at Gravois and Bates just before 1 a.m.. Police say the man had been shot, but they aren't sure whether the shooting happened at the 7-11 or another location. Fox 2 reports that St. Louis Fire Department medics rushed the injured man to the hospital, but doctors pronounced him dead shortly after he arrived. So far the victim has only been identified as an Asian male, about 30-years-old. Police have no suspects.