ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis and St. Louis County police are merging their bomb and arson units. The deal was formalized today at a meeting of the city's Board of Police Commissioners. County Police Chief Tim Fitch and city chief Sam Dotson say the merger makes financial sense and will be effective July 1st.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's education agency says parents wanting to transfer their children from failing school districts should provide notice by August 1st. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released guidance today on how to handle student transfers. That comes a week after the state Supreme Court upheld a 1993 law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay for students to transfer to nearby schools.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former student at the University of Central Missouri will spend three years in federal prison for taking part in a conspiracy to hack into the school's computer network. The U.S. Attorney's office says 29-year-old Joseph Camp of Kansas City must also pay more than $61,000 in restitution under the sentence he received today.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis woman has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse charges for starving her two dogs to near death, then tossing one in a trash bin behind her home. The Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year-old Cennitra Fowler pleaded guilty on Friday.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.