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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - County governments could legally assemble lists of sick and disabled residents under legislation endorsed by the Missouri Senate.
 
The bill given, initial approval Wednesday, would allow creation of voluntary registries of people with "health-related ailments."  The purpose would be to identify people who may need help in disasters or emergencies.
Sponsoring Sen. Eric Schmitt, of suburban St. Louis, said the lists could help save lives.
   
The lists would remain closed records. But if a disaster or emergency affected someone on a list, an incident report could be made public.  The legislation needs another Senate vote to move to the House.
 
 

Police need help solving Chesterfield Mall kidnapping

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:35 Published in Local News
The Chesterfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects from a robbery and kidnapping which occurred about 5 p.m. on Friday.
 
Police say two female suspects were confronted by security during a shoplifting incident at the H&M store at Chesterfield Mall.  
Suspect Cierra Baker, along with an unknown female, attempted to leave the store with stolen merchandise and when confronted, Baker reached into her purse, grabbed a can of mace, and sprayed the security guard before fleeing.
 
The two subjects then separated, with Baker carjacking a woman from the  parking lot.  Baker threatened the woman and forced her to drive from Chesterfield Mall to Big Bend and I-64.  
There, the suspect was picked up in a white car with tinted windows.  The victim was not harmed.  
 
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Cierra Baker or who may have information about this incident or the second suspect, is asked to contact the Chesterfield Detective Bureau or St. Louis Crime Stoppers at 314-725-8477 (TIPS). 

Mother pleads guilty to killing son

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:37 Published in Local News
  CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis County woman has pleaded guilty to killing her 13-month-old son after initially reporting the child as missing.
Tyler Dasher's body was discovered in November 2011 by two dog walkers at the edge of a wooded cemetery near the River Des Peres.
His mother Shelby Dasher had reported the child missing from their Affton home several hours earlier.
 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court to second-degree murder and abuse of a child resulting in death.  
Prosecutors are recommending concurrent 25-year sentences.
 
Dasher told police she repeatedly struck the child in his crib when he wouldn't stop crying. Her 26-year-old boyfriend Edgar Rivas faces felony charges of abandoning a corpse and evidence tampering.

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