Audio: Former state lawmaker is challenging mask mandate in southeast Missouri’s St. Francois County

A former state lawmaker who’s an attorney in southeast Missouri’s Farmington is challenging the scope of the St. Francois County health department’s mask mandate. Former State Representative Tom Burcham represents businesses and residents who oppose the mandate. He says criminal penalties and fines cannot be part of a mask mandate imposed by health officials:   […]

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Audio: Audit alleges St. Francois County Prosecutor’s office paid for illegal bonuses, excessive number of meals

A state audit about an eastern Missouri prosecutor’s office details potential misuse of public money.     State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s audit alleges the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office provided more than 21,000 dollars in illegal staff bonuses. It also says the eastern Missouri office paid for an excessive amount of meal reimbursements and […]