KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 46-year-old woman who set a fire that resulted in the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters has been sentenced to 74 years in prison. Thu Hong Nguyen was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder, arson and assault. Firefighters Larry Leggio and John Mesh died when a wall near the salon collapsed on them. Two other firefighters were seriously wounded.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former U.S. attorney from Oklahoma has kept his lobbying contract with a health care nonprofit that's under federal investigation for alleged corruption linked to several Arkansas lawmakers. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that federal prosecutors have alleged in court filings that nonprofit Preferred Family Healthcare concealed its lobbying expenses and spent more money than permitted. Steve Lewis of Tulsa lobbied on behalf of the nonprofit for years while also serving on its board.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising further firings to get rid of a "lingering stench." Trump was speaking at a campaign rally in Missouri after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president. Trump is lashing out against what he sees as anti-Trump bias in the Justice Department, touting the firings he has orchestrated.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri appeals court has ruled that voters should get to decide on a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way the state's legislative districts are drawn and impose new ethical restrictions on lawmakers. The ruling Friday overturns a lower court decision that blocked Constitutional Amendment 1 from appearing on the November ballot. A Cole County judge said it contained too many topics, but the appeals court panel said it had a single purpose: regulating the Legislature.
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