- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

DUQUESNE, Mo. (AP) - Duquesne Mayor Denny White has resigned amid an investigation of his working relationship with the council and allegations of improper use of city equipment.

White said in his letter of resignation that he was leaving because he bought a home outside the city and out of concern for his health.

The Duquesne Board of Aldermen accepted White’s resignation Tuesday but delayed a decision on his replacement.

The Joplin Globe reports (https://bit.ly/1BBkAqs ) the board voted in September to seek White’s resignation.

Some board members accused White of not attending board meetings or communicating with the board, using city equipment on private property and a slow reaction to replacing police vehicles after a pursuit in June left the department with only one functioning vehicle.

White denied all the allegations.

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Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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