- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)6
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)8
- Shooting injures two people in Cape early Tuesday (10/19/16)34
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Perry County: A great place to find home away from home (10/14/16)
- Tours provide a glimpse of Cape Girardeau's supposedly haunted past (10/17/16)1
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)3
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)1
Ex-New Orleans worker pleads guilty
NEW ORLEANS -- A former city employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking kickbacks for city contracts, the first closed case in federal and city investigations of alleged corruption at City Hall.
Wallace Schief, chief engineer for the city's property management department, took payments totaling $15,500 from the owner of G&M Electric Sales Co., according to a statement Schief signed before a federal judge. He is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 18.
The city's investigation has resulted in more than 60 arrests, most of them taxi cab drivers accused of bribing city workers for permits. The probe began after Mayor Ray Nagin was inaugurated in May; the FBI's started investigating more than a year earlier.