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- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
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- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Judge soon to decide lawsuit involving Busch
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri judge says he'll resolve next month a wrongful-death lawsuit against the former Anheuser Busch chief executive over the 2010 drug overdose death of that beer magnate's girlfriend.
Cape Girardeau County Circuit Judge William Syler told both sides during a hearing Tuesday that he'll decide the civil lawsuit involving August Busch IV on Nov. 14.
Syler says he will determine whether to accept or reject Busch's offer of $1.55 million to end the lawsuit filed on behalf of Adrienne Martin's son and mother.
Martin was 27 when she died in 2010 of what authorities said was an accidental overdose at Busch's St. Louis-area home. An autopsy revealed prolonged cocaine use and found that Martin had suffered an overdose of the prescription painkiller oxycodone.