Rep. Mark Richardson being sworn in as House Speaker (Provided by Tim Bommel, Photojournalist, Missouri State Capitol)

Missouri House Elects Speaker After Resignation Over Texts

The Missouri House unanimously elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot on Friday following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl, who acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern.


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Intern in Sexting Scandal Breaks Silence

Katie Graham, of Joplin, Mo., and a student at Missouri Southern State University, sent out a statement late Thursday evening.


John Diehl (Provided by Tim Bommel, Photojournalist, Missouri State Capitol)

Missouri House Speaker Resigns After Intern Text Messages

Diehl on Thursday said he is resigning both from his House speaker’s position and from his elected job as a Republican representative from suburban St. Louis.


Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (Courtesy of @johndiehljr Twitter profile)

Diehl: ‘It Was a Stupid Thing To Do, and I’m Sorry’

A screenshot of sexual text messages exchanged between Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a Capitol intern has been released by the Kansas City Star.



Lawmaker Pushes for Cameras in Nursing Homes to Prevent Abuse, Neglect

A St. Louis-area woman says she would have put a camera in her husband’s nursing home room had she known what she knows now.


Walter J. Martinez

Hospice Nurse’s Aide Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Patients

Walter J. Martinez accused of targeting patients of Odyssey Hospice.


Jessica Lynn Howell

St. Charles Co. Woman Charged In 4-Month-Old Daughter’s Death

Prosecutors say mother was aware of boyfriend’s history of abusing children and even consented to sex with her daughter.


Daniel Hooper

Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Wheelchair-Bound Woman

Man wheeled woman out of Barnes Hospital prior to assault.


Kassidy Kueper (Courtesy Madison County Sheriff's Department)

Former YMCA Counselor Pleads Guilty To Sex Abuse

Gets maximum term of probation, must register as sex offender.


Brent Woody

Former Parkway Central Coached Sentenced For Sex With Minor

Brent Woody given 12 year federal prison term.



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