Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says he wants a change of leadership at the St. Louis Veterans Home in the wake of an independent investigation that concluded it had substandard care.
Some patients, families and staff have complained for months about care at the home. But prior reviews didn't turn up any wrongdoing.
Greitens last month called for another investigation by Massachusetts nursing home consultant Harmony Healthcare International, which recommended an immediate change in leadership.
The governor Monday said he wants his five new appointees to the state veterans commission to fire the leader of the Veterans Home.
Greitens says he wants Administrator Rolando Carter and Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Larry Kay to both be replaced.
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A man who allegedly broke into a Joplin home, assaulted a person with a baseball bat and stole items is in custody. According to court documents, on April 13th around 7:00 a.m., 17-year-old Brenton Hollis and another unknown male broke into the front door of a home on S. Annie Baxter Ave. in Joplin, MO. Police say the two suspects assaulted Christopher Richardson with baseball bats and then stole a $560 flat screen television. Hollis and the other suspect ran before police arriv...More >>
Update: Joshua Bard says he sent in a letter of resignation today (April 26th). -- A judge temporarily suspends Joshua Bard from being on the city council. Bard, a newly elected Joplin City Council member, submitted his resignation in early April because of a previous drug conviction. He then reversed his decision to resign.More >>