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Carjacking and robbery suspect facing charges

Saturday, 26 October 2013 09:21 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man accused of carjacking a vehicle at a suburban St. Louis hospital, then robbing a credit union, is now facing charges.

Charges of first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and resisting arrest were filed Friday against 34-year-old Robert Gusman of St. Louis County. He is jailed on $100,000 bond.

Authorities say Gusman carjacked a Cadillac at St. Anthony Medical Center on Thursday, then drove to Arsenal Credit Union and robbed the facility. He was later arrested on Interstate 55 after a chase.

Gusman's mother reported him missing on Wednesday, saying she had not seen or heard from him since October 17th.

Two Missouri firefighters charged in string of arsons

Friday, 25 October 2013 14:40 Published in Local News

PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) - Two eastern Missouri firefighters are facing charges for a string of arsons in the Park Hills area.

The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Mo., reports that the firefighters, both from Park Hills, are jailed on $200,000 bail each. Their names have not been released pending formal charges.

The break in the case came when the two men were questioned by police in nearby Leadington and by state conservation agents for the alleged illegal shooting of a deer. Leadington Police Chief Rick Pouge says that during questioning, the men admitted to setting several fires over the past several months.

Park Hills Fire Chief Jackie Wagganer says his department is cooperating with investigators. The department is made up most of volunteer firefighters.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A new report says Gov. Jay Nixon's administration displayed an "indifference to the privacy rights" of Missourians through its driver's license policies.

The report released Friday comes after a group of legislators, law enforcement officers and other House appointees spent the summer looking into state driver's license procedures that have already been largely abandoned.

The panel said Nixon's administration disregarded state law by making digital copies of birth certificates and other documents submitted by driver's license applicants and by buying equipment to analyze biometric information about people.

Nixon signed a law in July that put a halt to those practices. His administration has consistently denied that the procedures were intended to implement the federal Real ID proof-of-identity law. A 2009 Missouri law bars state officials from implementing Real ID.

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