Tom Schweich released about 570 audits during his roughly four years as Missouri state auditor, which ended Thursday when he shot himself in what police describe as an apparent suicide. Those audits examined local school districts, municipal courts, state agencies and the offices of other statewide elected officials, among others.
Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed one of his senior advisers to temporarily serve as state auditor following the death of Republican Auditor Tom Schweich, who police say died of an apparent suicide.
A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.
Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.
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Authorities say Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, traveled to four homes in the dark of night Thursday, shooting people multiple times with a .45-caliber handgun. He left seven dead, including some relatives, and one wounded before killing himself.
Kansas legislators appear to be embracing a compromise proposal to rewrite the rules for collective bargaining between teachers’ unions and school boards, rather than measures that would dramatically narrow such contract negotiations.
Sedgwick County District Judge Timothy H. Henderson undermined public confidence in the judiciary by sexually harassing female attorneys and staff, trying to harm the law practice of an attorney with whom he disagreed and using his office to get a job for his wife, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Kansas legislators appear to be embracing a compromise proposal to rewrite the rules for collective bargaining between teachers' unions and school boards, rather than measures that would dramatically narrow such contract negotiations.