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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House Majority Leader John Diehl (deel) is promising to raise money for the Republican cause - not his personal political aspirations - if colleagues nominate him as the next House speaker.

The fundraising pledge is one of several promises contained in a letter Diehl sent colleagues as part of a behind-the-scenes campaign.

A similar letter was sent to House Republicans by Diehl's rival for speaker, Rep. Caleb Jones. But Jones' letter makes no mention of fundraising.

The Associated Press obtained copies of both of the lawmakers' letters.

Republicans are meeting in St. Louis to discuss the potential override of Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of several bills. They're expected to vote during the September veto session on a nominee for House speaker in 2015.

 

Illinois man charged for sexting with teen

Friday, 16 August 2013 15:29 Published in Local News

A reminder to parents to keep an eye your teen's cell phone. A 20-year-old Swansea man faces charges for sexting with a minor.

Police say that the teen's mother contacted police earlier this month after discovering the explicit images. Kordale Cotton was arrested and now faces charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between the ages 13-17.

He remains jailed on a $125,000 bond.

Missouri S&T looking forward to record enrollment

Friday, 16 August 2013 15:19 Published in Local News

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri University of Science and Technology is expecting a record enrollment this fall.

The Rolla Daily News reports that Missouri S&T officials estimate the total fall enrollment at about 7,900, which would break the record of just under 7,800 set in fall 1982.

The university also says the number of its first-time freshmen is expected to be 1,225, which would be the fourth-largest freshman class in Missouri S&T's history.

Classes begin Monday at the school in Rolla.

 

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