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St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

McCulloch: Witness No. 40 Not Only Witness with Credibility Issues

In his first public comments since announcing the results of the Ferguson grand jury decision, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is defending the process.

12/19/2014

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans (left) will swear in Jerry Stermer (right) as Illinois State Comptroller, succeeding the late Judy Baar Topinka. Stermer has been serving as Gov. Pat Quinn’s chief of staff. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Names Comptroller to Replace Topinka

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

12/19/2014

St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch delivers grand jury decision in Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

State Rep Calls for Investigation of McCulloch

A St. Louis state representative is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, by the same Senate committee investigating Gov. Jay Nixon’s response to Ferguson.

12/19/2014

Ben Gordon, who was appearing at Vinita Terrace's traffic court regarding a traffic ticket from seven years ago, poses with a  form confirming his court date set for Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. He was met by an empty building and locked door. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

UPDATED: Small Town Sued by Mo. Attorney General No-Shows for Traffic Court

One of the courts called out by the Missouri Attorney General on Thursday left a citizen out in the cold last night.

12/19/2014

Rick Stream. Photo courtesy of Team Rick Stream.

Stream Seeks Recount in STL County Executive Race

A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County Executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request.

12/18/2014

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leaves a campaign event on September 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

GOP: Rauner Should Appoint Next Comptroller

Republican legislative leaders say the only way to name a four-year replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is through an appointment by Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner.

12/18/2014

Jeff Pachoud, Getty Images

Koster Sues 13 STL County Municipalities for Balancing Budgets with Traffic Fines

Missouri’s Attorney General files suit against 13 municipalities in St. Louis County for violations of the Macks Creek law, which prohibits municipalities from getting more than 30 percent of revenue from traffic violations.

12/18/2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mayor Outlines Plan to Hire More Police Officers

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has come up with a price tag to hire more police officers.

12/17/2014

In this handout image provided by The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks with President Raúl Castro of Cuba from the Oval Office, on December 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, over 50 years after they were severed in January 1961. In a prisoner exchange, U.S. contractor Alan Gross was freed after being held in Cuba since 2009 and sent to Cuba three Cuban spies who had imprisoned in the U.S. since 2001. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Reaction To President’s Cuba Announcement

Rep. Clay, Sen. Blunt sound off on potential changes

12/17/2014

National Guard troops arrive ahead of the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown shooting case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson State of Emergency Expires

Gov. Nixon thanks police and Missouri National Guard members for safeguarding lives

12/17/2014

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