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Jennings council dismisses some impeachment counts against mayor; new hearing date set

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JENNINGS, MO (KPLR) - City Council members in this north St. Louis County community voted Tuesday night to dismiss a dozen counts of impeachment against Mayor Yolonda Fountain-Henderson after a third meeting dedicated to the process.  But the controversial leader still faces seven charges which are tentatively set to be decided Saturday afternoon.

Among other things, the remaining charges involve allegations Fountain-Henderson had a city employee cut locks to copy closed records before they could be redacted, that she directed a city clerk to write a check for an attorney to represent the city in a legal fight over a Missouri Senate bill,  and her executive order suspending two city council members.

The mayor defended herself after the announcement Tuesday night, saying there are no city policies in place regarding many of the accusations, and that the charges are politically motivated.