CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Five southeastern Missouri residents face federal charges for allegedly making and spending counterfeit money. The five were indicted last month, but the documents weren’t unsealed until Friday. The counterfeit bills turned up at businesses in Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Sikeston and Poplar Bluff.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An altercation between a St. Louis police officer and a man ends with the suspect in the River Des Peres. The altercation began this morning as the officer tried to arrest the man following a traffic stop. The suspect walked into the river, and was arrested after coming out of the frigid water a short time later.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A decision by the St. Louis Preservation Board saves the main building of the historic Pevely Dairy site. The board yesterday rejected Saint Louis University’s request to demolish the building for a new $75 million surgical center. The designer of the center says a decision on how to proceed has yet to be made.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington won’t stand trial as scheduled this week on domestic violence charges. Washington was set to go on trial tomorrow, but his lawyer received a continuance in a brief hearing last week. Washington received a five-year sentence last month for sexual assault on a former tutor.
UNDATED (AP) — An Associated Press analysis shows that more than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to close because of new federal air pollution regulations taking effect in the next three years. The impact is greatest in the Midwest and coal belt states such as Virginia and West Virginia, where dozens of units are likely to shut down.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Five Missouri universities are taking part in an international study designed to measure what college students know after they complete their degrees. Central Methodist, Missouri State, Truman State, Central Missouri and Webster are all participating in the research to measure alumni critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem-solving and written communication.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield officials plan to use part of a $565,000 grant for newer tools to cut motorists out of vehicles during emergencies. Much of the Springfield Fire Department’s equipment for rescuing people trapped in vehicles is up to 20 years old. Officials say the older equipment isn’t capable of cutting through newer vehicle materials such as titanium.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri initiative targeted for the 2012 ballot would bump up the renewable energy standards approved by voters in 2008. The earlier measure required investor-owned utilities to use renewable energy sources for 15 percent of their power by 2021. The newly proposed initiative would increase that to 25 percent by 2026.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) says the panel that oversees Kansas City’s publicly owned Truman Sports Complex has occasionally strayed from Missouri’s open meetings law. The auditor says the panel has closed meetings to discuss a certain topic and then addressed other subjects not allowed under the Sunshine Law.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who served as the elected collector for a northeast Missouri county has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $500,000 in taxpayer money. Kathy Sue Roberts was charged federally with receiving cash payments for Schuyler (SKEYE’-lur) County taxes and keeping funds for personal use. She is to be sentenced in March.