Illinois Supreme Court again rejects $10B cigarette verdict

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A divided Illinois Supreme Court has again rejected a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against cigarette maker Phillip Morris over its marketing of “low-tar” tobacco products. The 4-2 ruling released Wednesday vacates a 2014 decision by Illinois’ 5th District Appellate Court to reinstate the Madison County verdict. The state Supreme Court first…

St. Louis Murder Count Now At 171

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The city’s murder rate continues to climb. This comes after police say two men were shot to death Tuesday night along the 2600 block of California in south St. Louis.  The names of the victims haven’t been released. There’s no word of any arrests This brings the city’s murder count to…