NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) - Charges are expected soon against a woman accused of stealing a Missouri State Highway Patrol car and ramming it into two sheriff's department cars.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that New Madrid County officers were called Nov. 5 to a truck stop on a report that a woman was acting strangely. Officers determined the 24-year-old woman did nothing wrong.
A short time later, officers found the same woman in a vehicle parked on an overpass. She was handcuffed and placed in a Highway Patrol car.
Sheriff Terry Stevens says the woman got out of the handcuffs and stole the patrol car. She rammed a deputy's car as she drove away and another during the chase. The pursuit ended when the patrol car became stuck in a field.
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The Institute of International Education says the University of Illinois at Champaign is the second-most popular destination for international students, behind only the University of Southern California.
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students have helped push the number of foreign students studying in America to all-time highs. Similarly, more U.S. students than ever are studying abroad.
The findings come in a report being released Monday that was conducted by the nonprofit group working with the State Department. Purdue University in Indiana was ranked third.
On this Veterans Day, the American Red Cross is urging people to commemorate a veteran or hero with a purchase from their Holiday Giving Catalog.
Military Comfort Kits, Connect a Military Family and Caregiver Training are just a few of the items that can bought which will benefit veterans.
The Connect a Military Family, for instance, helps deliver an emergency message to a service member to make sure they can connect with their loved ones in times of family crisis.
The Comfort Kits include personal care items for wounded warriors recovering in hospitals. And the Caregiver Training provides family and friends the skills and support they need to care for injured heroes returning home.
It's not nearly the $15 an hour that fast-food and retail workers have been fighting for, but Missouri's labor department has increased the state minimum wage. As the new work week begins the department announced late Friday that next year's minimum wage will be $7.50 an hour. That is 15 cents more than the current $7.35 an hour. The increase will make Missouri's wage 25 cents higher than the federal minimum.
Residents in a Wildwood subdivision aren't sure if their lake will ever hold water.
Lake Chesterfield is empty again. Major repairs were made in 2004 when the lake drained into a giant sink hole one night.
This time, subdivision trustees hired an engineering firm to lower the lake a little, in an effort to find the source of a slow leak. But during the process, a valve stuck, and all of the water, and most of the fish, drained away according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
It cost more than $600,000 to fix it last time. And the subdivision is bound to fix it this time. How it will cost this time isn't known.
Subdivision trustees say the real problem is the limestone that lies beneath the man-made lake.
A beloved south city business will reopen this morning after fire forced it to close early Sunday.
Employees at the Ted Drewes Frozen Custard stand on Chippewa called firefighters about 1:00 p.m. after smelling smoke. Fire crews discovered a small electrical fire that apparently started in the attic. It was quickly extinguished.
The iconic building sustained smoke and water damage. Crews spent the rest of the day Sunday cleaning up the mess and company officials say it will reopen at 11 a.m. Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The annual Veterans Day parade in Illinois' capital city has a new rule this year: No politicians, and no campaigning.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the change is part of an effort to refocus the event on the military men and women who served the country.
Organizers also are banning participants from throwing candy to people lining the streets downtown Springfield.
Sam Montalbano is a parade organizer. He says World War II veterans "aren't going to be around much longer" and it's time to salute them.
Monday's parade will honor all veterans.
Politicians who served in the military may participate with their veterans groups, but they can't do any campaigning.
Instead of candy, participants will hand out small American flags.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois village's former trustee faces up to a decade in federal prison now that he's pleaded guilty to committing health care fraud.
Thirty-nine-year-old Darron Suggs pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.
Suggs admitted he filed fraudulent Medicaid bills on behalf of two people receiving federal aid for home health care. He falsely claimed he acted as their personal health care assistant for seven years beginning in 2006.
The federal government says the fraud netted Suggs nearly $65,000.
Suggs was a Washington Park trustee who also served as a St. Clair County probation officer but left that job in July.
Suggs also faces up to $250,000 in fines when sentenced March 14.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court is imposing a new fee on attorneys to help provide legal aid to low-income residents in civil court cases.
The court said Friday that it had approved an additional $30 annual fee to be paid by lawyers starting in 2014. The fee is expected to generate at least $750,000.
Missouri's legal services fund helps pay for attorneys to aid people in civil cases such as child-custody disputes, protective orders, home foreclosures and bankruptcy cases.
The Supreme Court says the fee increase will help offset a recent cut in federal funding for low-income legal services.
Missouri's four regional legal aid programs also receive funding from a state fee charged on the filing of civil and criminal court cases.