City Council Meeting Turns Into Brawl

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The fight broke out shortly after the city council meeting ended Thursday night. It's the latest development in the skirmish between Mayor John Rodebush and former Mayor Jim McCorkle. Relations are so tense that Rodebush has obtained a restraining order against McCorkle. The brawl came after a meeting in which the audience taunted Rodebush for casting the tie-breaking vote in favor of increasing the reimbursement rate from 36 to 40 cents per mile for use of private vehicles for city business. When the fighting ended, Rodebush and Marie McCorkle, the wife of the former mayor, were taken to a hospital for treatment.

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