(AP) – State Stories – February 8th

| February 8, 2013
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ST. LOUIS (AP) – A suspect is dead after being shot and killed by police in St. Louis. The shooting happened last night near the Mississippi River. Authorities say the incident began after Port Authority officials reported two suspicious vehicles. As an officer approached a vehicle that was stopped, the suspect allegedly reached for the officer’s gun. The officer fired the weapon, hitting the man in the side. He died at a hospital.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Three St. Louis area high schools are sharing $1.3 million in grant money to create innovation programs. The programs will allow students to intern with local businesses and earn college credit through St. Louis Community College.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A national group that works to help state government officials across the country share ideas will hold its annual convention later this year in Kansas City. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is the president of the Council of State Governments, which will meet in Kansas City in September.

Gregg Williams is back in the NFL.  The Tennessee Titans have hired him as a senior defensive assistant.  The defensive coordinator at the center of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal has been reinstated by the NFL following his indefinite suspension last year.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City police have arrested a man who’s suspected of fleeing after his car hit a school bus, causing it to tip over. No one was seriously hurt when the bus from the Success Academy at Knotts was hit yesterday afternoon. Police say the suspect was taken to a hospital yesterday evening for treatment of injuries from the accident.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) – Cape Girardeau police are investigating the shooting deaths of a 43-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman. Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in connection with last night’s shootings. Officers found a man hiding in an alley near the scene and arrested him after a short foot chase.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis officials want to create a so-called gun court. The proposal would funnel all gun crime cases through two judges. Supporters say the plan would send a message that gun violence won’t be tolerated.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A St. Louis-based home health care provider is paying the state nearly $175,000 to settle Medicaid fraud allegations. The agreement with Infiniti Home Care resolves allegations that it had billed Medicaid for services that were never provided to disabled and elderly patients.

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