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Governor charged with second felony in St. Louis

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com and Columbia Missourian Staff Gov. Eric Greitens faces a second felony charge in the city of St. Louis after St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner charged him Friday with computer tampering in connection with a donor list his campaign obtained from

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Firefighters battle three-alarm fire at Ameren plant

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District responded last week to what they eventually called a three-alarm fire at the Meramec Energy Center coal plant in Oakville, as seen in this photo from the Rock Community Fire Protection District. Ameren Missouri officials said the April 9 fire was minor and didn’t

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Debate about Greitens’ impeachment, resignation consumes Senate floor

By Annika Merrilees and Kaylin Baylis Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Senate business largely was dominated Thursday by frank discussion of the investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens, and a top Republican lawmaker called for the governor to step down immediately. A House investigative committee released a report Wednesday evening containing witness testimony about Greitens’

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Ayouaz wins election in Crestwood

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com Ismaine Ayouaz has worked for years to get elected to the Crestwood Board of Aldermen, and it happened last week when he defeated incumbent Ward 4 Alderman Timothy Anderson to become Ward 4’s next alderman. Ayouaz defeated Anderson with 419 votes, or 58.85 percent of the vote, to Anderson’s

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Mabie sees highest margin of victory since 1997

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com Crestwood Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie was re-elected last week by one of the largest margins of victory for an alderman or mayor in the city in more than 20 years. The decisive win over former Ward 3 Alderman Bill Boston in the April 3 election, 76 percent to 24

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Council rejects bridge; Trakas abstains from vote

The disputed Lewis Road Bridge in Eureka. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council rejected legislation last week to replace a bridge in Eureka that supporters say is the worst bridge in the county and critics say is a bridge to one person —  who happens to be a

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