Embattled St. Louis Community College chancellor Myrtle Dorsey will likely keep her job another year. That's despite criticism of the college's handling of an attack on a female student on the Meramec campus.
Critics say the suspected assailant shouldn't have been let go by campus police after he was initially picked up and students and staff should have been alerted to the attack right away.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the new chairman of the college Board of Trustees, Craig Larson expects Dorsey to complete the third year of her contract. Larson told the paper that the final report on ans investigation into the incident will be out next month, and that could lead to personnel changes, but probably not involving Dorsey.
SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - Doctors providing primary care in Illinois can get higher Medicaid reimbursement rates through the end of 2014.
Illinois officials are reminding doctors to sign up online for the higher rates, which are expected to increase by an average of 93 percent. If doctors sign up by June 30 they can get reimbursed at the higher rate retroactively to the beginning of this year.
Julie Hamos is director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. She says the temporary raise should help increase doctors' participation in Medicaid.
That's important because thousands of uninsured Illinois residents will be newly eligible for Medicaid in 2014.
The pay increase for primary care was authorized by the Affordable Care Act.
As the weather heats up with the start of summer tomorrow, many Missouri residents will head to their state park beaches. But the Department of Natural Resources says a half-dozen of those beaches are closed.
Five state park swimming beaches were closed after tests this week showed high levels of bacteria. A sixth beach - at Mark Twain State Park - remains closed because of flooding.
DNR officials say the beach at Harry S. Truman State Park and the Grand Glaize beach at the Lake of the Ozarks are among those that are off limits due to bacteria. Other beaches closed include the Pittsburg beach at Pomme de Terre, St. Joe's State Park in Park Hills and Wakonda in northeastern Missouri.