ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis lawyer who has worked as an assistant Missouri attorney general as well as the city's Circuit Court clerk has been appointed as city license collector.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday announced the appointment of Mavis T. Thompson. She succeeds Michael McMillan, who resigned.
Thompson is a University of Missouri law school graduate who serves on the state's Division of Employment Security Appeals Tribunal. She has also worked as a city attorney for Berkeley and Wellston and as circuit clerk for the 22nd Judicial Court.
A south St. Louis man dead after he was stabbed during an altercation with his girlfriend's family.
The incident happened in the overnight hours in a home in the 7500 block of Vermont Avenue. Police say they found the 46-year-old victim with multiple stab wounds inside the home. Investigators determined the victim was arguing with his girlfriend's 21-year-old son when the argument escalated and the son stabbed the man in the chest.
The son ran away after the stabbing, but was captured a short time later.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has more than a half-million dollars in his campaign account with a little over a year to go before he is up for re-election.
The Republican auditor released his quarterly campaign finance figures Friday, though they did not have to be filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission until next Tuesday.
The report shows that Schweich raised nearly $281,000 from July through September. After expenses, Schweich reported almost $506,000 in his campaign account as of Sept. 30.
Schweich said that puts him in a strong financial position.
The only Democrat to announce a challenge to Schweich is state Rep. Jay Swearingen, of Kansas City. He has not filed a campaign finance report yet.