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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois woman living in public housing and on government aid has pleaded not guilty to charges she bilked the U.S. government of more than $1 million from hundreds of bogus tax returns.
 
The Belleville News-Democrat reports 45-year-old Dorresa Braggs of Belleville entered the not-guilty plea Friday to a 12-count indictment in East St. Louis.
 
The charges against the mother of three children range from making false statements to the Internal Revenue Service's investigations arm to aggravated identity theft.
 
Authorities allege she used her computer as a tax preparer to electronically file false tax returns from at least 2010 through the summer of 2012. The indictment alleges she claimed false business expenses for clients and at times falsified W-2 forms to overstate wages and federal income tax withholdings.

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A Missouri State Representative is throwing his hat in the ring to be considered for St. Louis County Executive.

 

Rick Stream filed paperwork Monday morning. Stream said he will continue his work as chairman of the state budge committee. He plans to begin campaigning later this year.

 

Stream was elected to the Kirkwood School Board and served as its president from 1998 to 2000, before joining the Missouri House.

Loop Trolley project gets federal grant

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:53 Published in Local News
ST. LOUIS (AP) – A project to link the Loop retail district in St. Louis with nearby Forest Park has won a $25 million federal grant.
 
The 2.2 mile route would begin in University City and run along Delmar Boulevard to the Missouri History Museum. The federal grant would cover more than half the cost of the $43 million project.
 
Local businessman Joe Edwards first proposed the trolley project nearly 20 years ago. Streetcars served the area until the mid-1960s.

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