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Judge throws out plea deal for former judge

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:31 Published in Local News
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge says he can't accept a plea deal for a former Illinois judge on heroin and gun charges because the prison term is too light.
 
Michael Cook pleaded guilty in November as part of a deal with prosecutors that called for him to serve 18 months in prison. But on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Joe Billy McDade rejected the deal, saying Cook deserves more prison time.
 
An attorney for the former St. Clair County judge declined to go through with the sentencing. He has three weeks to work out another deal with prosecutors. Cook also can ask for a jury trial.
 
The case involves the death of Associate Judge Joe Christ, who was with Cook at a hunting cabin when he overdosed on cocaine last year.

UPDATE: Police find missing girl

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:39 Published in Local News

UPDATE: A missing 12-year-old girl has been found. Authorities found Dehlila Kuhn at a relative's home Wednesday afternoon. The police did not comment on where Dehlila has been since she was last seen on Monday afternoon. 

 

(KTRS) - Police continue their search for a missing 12-year-old girl. St. Louis Police say Dehlila Kuhn was last seen around 4:30 Monday afternoon, getting off a bus in the 4500 block of Broadway

 

Dehlila is 5'1", about 113 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She has a tattoo on her left arm  that says "Jane." She was last seen wearing a black jacket with fur on the hood, black skinny jeans, black boots, a blue necklace, and bracelet.

 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS.

SW Missouri hopes for boost from golf tournament

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 12:57 Published in Local News
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Organizers of a professional golf tournament that will bring some of the sport's biggest legends to southwest Missouri this summer say the event will be a huge economic boost for the Branson area.
 
The Legends of Golf tournament - often credited as the driving force behind creation of what is now the Champions Tour - has committed to at least five years at Buffalo Ridge, owned by the founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops.
 
The Springfield News-Leader reports Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino have committed to the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops tournament the week of June 2-8.
 
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday said the tournament is a significant long-term opportunity to improve the area's economy.

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