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Education officials endorse Missouri school plan

Saturday, 22 March 2014 14:56 Published in Local News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Board of Education has endorsed a plan for assisting and intervening in school districts.

Districts are to be classified in tiers based upon performance, and state involvement would increase as performance worsened. Education officials could tailor what steps are taken based upon the situation within a school district.

The education board approved the framework Friday and directed state education officials to start work toward applying it to specific districts. Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says the first step is likely to be an overview of districts that are currently unaccredited or have provisional accreditation.

Missouri officials have been considering school plans since a law took effect last year that gave the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education more power to intervene in struggling districts.

Bank robbery suspect dead after shooting self

Thursday, 20 March 2014 16:54 Published in Local News

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - The man who crashed his vehicle and then shot himself in the head after a bank robbery in North County Wednesday, has died.

 

25-year-old Tye Kaufman was pronounced dead this morning. Police say Kaufman robbed the US Bank in the 2200 block of North 67. After the robbery, police spotted Kaufman's car and started to chase him. At 270 and Lindbergh, Kaufman crashed into a concrete wall. When police approached the car, they heard a single gunshot and found Kaufman in the car.

 

Prior to the robbery, Kaufman had no criminal record. 

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Police in Troy, Illinois may have solved one possible child abduction case, but another incident is being investigated.

 

Police in Breckenridge Hills say a 13-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop this morning when she was approached by a stranger. The girl was standing at Gordon and St. Charles Rock Road when a man in a van tried to lure her into the car. The girl ran away.

 

The van is described as a full-sized white van with a ladder on top.  The girl told police the passenger who tried to get her to come to the van was a Hispanic male wearing a red ballcap and a red hoodie. Anyone with information is asked to call the police.

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