Click for St. Louis, Missouri Forecast

// a href = ./ // St Louis News, Weather, Sports, The Big 550 AM, St Louis Traffic, Breaking News in St Louis

Online pharmacy:fesmag.com/tem

Have you a sex problem? Please visit our site:fesmag.com/medic

Site map
 
 
 

   A former metro-east judge facing federal heroine and weapons charges is set to go to trial by the end of this year, but that could change.  

   A December 9 trial date was set for former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook at a pretrial hearing Monday. Cook has pleaded not guilty, but at the hearing, his attorney said he may change his plea.  

   Since being charged in May, Cook resigned his judgeship and was released on bond to attend drug rehab in Minnesota.  

   St. Clair County Judge Joe Christ died of a cocaine overdose in March at Cook's hunting cabin, though Cook is not charged in Christ's death. 

Published in Local News

   BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A metro-east judge's docket of hundreds of cases has been reassigned after the county's top prosecutor revealed that the judge is under federal investigation.

   St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelley didn't detail the reason for the investigation. But he said he filed a complaint Thursday against Circuit Judge Michael Cook with state judicial discipline regulators.

   Kelly and the county's chief judge, John Baricevic, says they've been cooperating with federal authorities.

   Kelly says he has "actively assisted in and advanced a federal investigation" of the judge. He says that aid resulted in law-enforcement searches of Cook's Belleville home and his hunting cabin in western Illinois' Pike County.

   The investigation has raised new questions about the death of 49 year old Circuit Judge Joe Christ, who died in March while at Cook's Pike County hunting cabin.

 

Published in Local News

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Prev Next
MORNING-AFTER PILL USE UP TO 1 IN 9 YOUNGER WOMEN

MORNING-AFTER PILL USE UP TO 1 IN 9 YOUNGER WOMEN

NEW YORK (AP) -- About 1 in 9 younger women have used the morning-after pill after sex, according to the first government report to focus on emergency contraception since its appro...

MARIJUANA'S MARCH TOWARD MAINSTREAM CONFOUNDS FEDS

MARIJUANA'S MARCH TOWARD MAINSTREAM CONFOUNDS FEDS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of "Reefer Madness" to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of "Ju...

Some flu vaccines promise a little more protection

Some flu vaccines promise a little more protection

   WASHINGTON (AP) — Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection.    Fo...

MONDAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH LAW

Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama's health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 peop...

STUDY: ORGAN DONOR WITH RABIES HAD 2 RACCOON BITES

STUDY: ORGAN DONOR WITH RABIES HAD 2 RACCOON BITES

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several ...

HEALTH CARE TWEAK: BIG COMPANIES GET WIGGLE ROOM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Big retail stores, hotels, restaurants and other companies with lots of low-wage and part-time workers are among the main benefi...

FDA TELLS 23ANDME TO HALT SALES OF GENETIC TEST

FDA TELLS 23ANDME TO HALT SALES OF GENETIC TEST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has ...

A SECOND WIND FOR HEALTH LAW? OR JUST HOT AIR?

A SECOND WIND FOR HEALTH LAW? OR JUST HOT AIR?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whether you love it or hate it or are just plain confused by it, you've got to give the health care law this much: There's plenty of drama. The nail bitin...

© 2013 KTRS All Rights Reserved