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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A disbarred St. Charles lawyer has pleaded guilty to three federal felonies involving a real estate scheme. Jeffrey Witt was accused of falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by his mother's St. Louis County home. He was also charged with enlisting a client to impersonate his mother at the loan closing and cashing clients' settlement checks without their knowledge.

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Pettis County jail. They say Brandon McGee fled the jail late yesterday by dismantling shower room equipment and escaping through the hole into a service corridor that led to an exit. McGee was being held on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit device.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former southern Missouri lawmaker and school superintendent will fill the last vacant position on the state education board. Maynard Wallace was a superintendent in the Forsyth and Ava school districts before serving in the state House from 2003 to 2011.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A national freight brokerage firm plans to open a new office in St. Louis that could employ 95 people within the next five years. Governor Jay Nixon says Total Quality Logistics plans to invest $1.2 million in the project. The Cincinnati-based company coordinates freight shipments between trucking companies and businesses needing to move products.

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