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There is now and interim president of the Missouri History Museum. Bob Cox will guide the institution until the full-time president is named.

Cox spent 46 years working for Emerson, most recently in the rold of Senior Vice President of Administration. He is on the boards of KidSmart, the United Way, and the Boy Scouts of America and a trustee at Webster and Drury Universities.

His contract with the museum runs through the end of this year.

 

Friday, 31 May 2013 13:22
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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A jury has found a 34-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder in the beating deaths of five of his ex-wife's relatives in central Illinois.

The verdict in the trial of Christopher Harris was announced Friday.

In sometimes tearful testimony, Harris admitted to killing 14-year-old Dillen Constant. But Harris said he did so only after the teenager bashed the rest of his family to death at their home in Beason in September 2009.

Harris was also accused in the deaths of Dillen's mother, Ruth Gee; his stepfather, Rick Gee; his 16-year-old sister, Justina Constant; and 11-year-old stepbrother Austin Gee.

Harris' brother, Jason Harris, testified that Christopher Harris told him he killed all five victims after a night of drinking and drug use.

 

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     Chesterfield Police have filed charges against a woman who crashed her vehicle into the emergency doors at St. Luke's Hospital early this (Friday) morning. 

       17-year-old Yahontas Moore of St. Louis has been charged with driving while intoxicated. She backed into the emergency room doors and crashed into the same parked car twice. 

        The Monarch Fire Protection District reported that Moore had come to St. Luke's because one of the occupants in the vehicle needed medical attention.

 

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LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) - The rising Mississippi River is forcing closure of a bridge at Louisiana, Mo.

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Friday morning that the Champ Clark Bridge on U.S. 54 would close at 7 p.m. Friday due to flooding on the bridge approach on the Illinois side.

The closure creates an inconvenience for travelers - the next nearest river crossing is at Hannibal, Mo., 35 miles to the north.

Heavy rain has caused the Mississippi, Missouri and many other Midwestern rivers to rise above their banks. Some towns are expected to see crests of more than 10 feet above flood stage by early next week.

   

 
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