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Blunt promises support for Boehner in plan to sue president

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) says he will support House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) plans to sue President Barack Obama. The basis of the lawsuit would address the issue of compelling the president to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of the country. Speaker Boehner announced his plans for a lawsuit in a memo to his ...

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O’Fallon seeks to address problems with ‘false alarms’

Crying wolf in O’Fallon, even accidentally, may soon become a bad idea for business owners and residents. At a work session on June 26, the O’Fallon City Council listened to a presentation from Police Department Capt. John Neske regarding the fiscal and manpower impact on the city caused by responding to false security alarms in 2013. Neske said the police ...

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Lake Saint Louis community honors Marine wounded in Afghanistan

It was just another day in Marine Capt. Timothy “Matt” Cooper’s life of military service as he led his patrol on a mission in Afghanistan in November of 2009. That was until he stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device), exploding his world and so seriously injuring him that he would never be the same. In the years since, Cooper ...

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Lake Saint Louis Council passes budget for new fiscal year

Major stormwater and road improvements, new ball field lights at Founders Park, and as much as a 3 percent pay increase for city employees are major features of the new annual budget for Lake Saint Louis. But a cloud remains over the city’s budget thanks to uncertainty about the status and impact of state legislation, now vetoed, that could cut ...

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Local governments concerned that tax break bills could live again

Local municipalities and St. Charles County government officials remain worried that legislation passed by the Missouri General Assembly and recently vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon could take a significant bite out of their sales tax revenue. For now, one city has put its concern into a resolution that its Board of Aldermen may vote on in early August. And another ...

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St. Charles County to offer hiring help for veterans

St. Charles County government will be helping out veterans with the adoption of new employment practices. The County Council approved an ordinance at their June 30 meeting that the hope will establish an “employee-friendly environment” for veterans working for the county. The ordinance puts in place new approaches to support veterans the county has hired and plans to hire. County ...

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News Briefs: Students complete summer fieldwork

Students complete summer fieldwork Lindenwood students and faculty in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeological Research Program conducted archaeological excavations at two significant archaeological sites this summer. Students worked on excavations at the Louis Blanchette homestead site at 906 S. Main in St. Charles, and at Nathan Boone’s home at the Historic Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center in Defiance. ...

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O’Fallon Police apprehend four suspects related to armed robbery

On June 27, Officers from the O’Fallon Police Department responded to a call about an armed robbery at a store on the 8500 block of Mexico Road. According to a press release, two male suspects had attempted to steal power tools and accessories, and when confronted by a manager, one of the suspects pulled out a knife. The manager reportedly ...

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