JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Governor Jay Nixon has set an August 5th special election to fill three vacant Missouri House seats.
Nixon announced the House election dates Friday, but he did not call for a vote to replace Senator Ryan McKenna, who he appointed in December as the state labor director.
The 120th House District has been vacant since Republican Jason Smith of Salem resigned in June upon winning a special election to Congress.
The two other House seats opened up in December. Democratic Representative Steve Webb, of Florissant, resigned while facing criminal charges. Republican Representative Dennis Fowler of Advance resigned when Nixon appointed him to the state Board of Probation and Parole.
The special election announcements come as Nixon is facing a lawsuit seeking to compel him to call the elections.
A note for residents in parts of Pevely.
Officials issued a boil order through the weekend. Water is fine for bathing and cleaning, but should not be used for drinking.
The city's website states: “A boil order has been issued for those residents living south of Main Street (south of the railroad tracks) and east of I-55, including Pevely Heights Subdivision. Boil any water which is to be used for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, etc until Monday February 3rd."
More information is available at the city's website.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - After 27 years on the fore, Jon Belmar, has been named St. Louis County's new top cop.
The St. Louis County Police Board of Commissioners voted today to name Belmar, 50, as outgoing Chief Tim Fitch's replacement. Belmar was one of three lieutenant colonels that the board interviewed for the position. his started his career with the county police in the Affton Southwest precinct and he later served in the South County precinct, Tactical Operations Unit, West County precinct, Arson and Explosives Unit and Bureau of Crimes Against Persons.
Tim Fitch retired this week after 34-years in law enforcement.