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An 18-year-old Wentzville man will spend decades behind bars for sexually assaulting several children.

Jacob Dolson was sentenced to 30 years for nine felony charges. Prosecutors proved that Dolson sexually abused four children who attended his mother's daycare. The children were between the ages of 3 and 9. Dolson will serve at least 25 years of his sentence and spend the rest of his life as a registered sex offender.

Friday, 12 July 2013 17:43
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri is adopting new wage requirements for construction projects on public roads and buildings.

Gov. Jay Nixon said Friday that he will allow a bill changing prevailing wage rates to take effect as law without his signature.

The prevailing wage essentially is a special minimum wage for public works projects. It's determined for each construction trade on a county-by-county basis according to voluntary surveys about wages.

But Republicans claim it leads to artificially high wages in rural areas when union rates get used.

The legislation divides the wage surveys by union and non-union contractors in rural counties, and bases the prevailing wage on whichever group reports more work hours. It also allows prior years' wages to be used when no surveys are returned.

 

Friday, 12 July 2013 13:17
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Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, are gathering outside the Cathedral Basilica today.

The gathering comes a week before Archbishop Robert Carlson is expected to give testimony in a criminal case. Carlson is one of two basilica officials subpoenaed in the case. Prosecutors allege that a fromer associate pastor of the Cathedral Basilica fondled a teenage girl in 2012.

SNAP officials believe this is the first time Carlson has been subpoenaed in a criminal case.

Friday, 12 July 2013 12:22
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IDOT is hoping the third time is a charm as they have the McKinley Bridge scheduled to be closed, starting tonight.

The work to seal the deck of the bridge has been delayed twice before this weekend. The span will close at 9 PM tonight and should reopen by 5 AM on Monday. The work was previously postponed due to high flood waters and rain in the forecast.

Friday, 12 July 2013 12:06
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A father and son who went missing along in the Pacific Palisades area earlier this month have been found safe. 36-year-old Michael Hill and his 16-year-old son David were recognized at a campground in Franklin County by somebody who saw their pictures in the news. The duo has since been removed from the endangered or missing persons advisory. Investigators say domestic issues were the motive behind their disappearance. No charges have been filed at this time.

Friday, 12 July 2013 09:24
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   EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - The state of Illinois is asking a federal court to reject a push by gun-rights advocates to let the state's residents start publicly toting weapons as soon as next week, rather than waiting months for implementation of a new concealed carry law.

   Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office asked a judge Thursday to throw out the request filed in East St. Louis by Mary Shepard. She filed the injunction a day after lawmakers lifted the last-in-the-nation ban. The state argues Shepard needs to file a new complaint instead of a motion seeking an emergency hearing from a judge.

   No hearing has been scheduled.

   Shepard says an unconstitutional ban on packing pistols remains because it will be as long as nine months before the first carry permits are approved in Illinois.

   

Friday, 12 July 2013 08:37
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This weekend you'll have a chance to own a piece of a Cardinal legend's estate. An estate sale is being held on Saturday featuring household and personal items belonging to Stan Musial and his wife, Lillian. The cash-only sale will not include memorabilia and will not be held at the couple's former Ladue home. The exact location of the sale will be disclosed later this morning. Proceeds from a $5 entry fee will go towards Cardinals Care. Stan Musial died in January at the age of 92.

Friday, 12 July 2013 07:52
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    A Washington Park trustee is among 15 people indicted for Medicaid fraud.

   St. Clair County probation officer and Washington Park trustee Darron A. Suggs is among those named. If convicted, he and others charged can receive up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says the indictments grew out of complaints concerning the Home Services Program.

   The program is intended for people under 60 and designed to reduce Medicaid expenditures by cutting down on institutional care. 

   However, Wigginton says the state of Illinois paid for ghost employees and fictitious services that, with one exception, did not keep anyone out of an institutional setting.

      

 

Friday, 12 July 2013 07:17
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Without his signature, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.

Nixon announced Friday he would not sign the bill that effectively prohibits the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions in Missouri. Without the signature, the bill becomes law.

The Guttmacher Institute that supports abortion rights said 10 states require a prescribing doctor be present. Enforcement of the requirement has been temporarily blocked in North Dakota and Wisconsin because of litigation.

Planned Parenthood for the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri says it has not used telemedicine for medication abortions. But that option has been available since 2008 in Iowa.

Friday, 12 July 2013 07:16
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   A woman who disappeared while kayaking on the Mississippi Rive near Portage des Sioux Thursday night is safe.

   The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the woman had launched into the river near the My River Home marina in northern St. Charles County around 7 p.m..  She had been gone more than two hours when friends and family became concerned and called for help.

   Rescue boats were launched around 10 p.m.

   A Missouri Water Patrol team found the woman about 11 p.m.  She was shouting for help from an island after being dumped into the river when her kayak flipped.

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