Police say the suspect never showed a weapon during the attempted robbery and ran away before getting any cash. The suspect is described as a black male, about 40 years old and around six feet tall.
CrimeStoppers is offering a 1,000 dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest.
The university announced the estate gift from Cottrell and Kay Fox of Town and Country on Monday.
The university says the couple wanted to recognize their longtime family veterinarians, James Schuessler and Fred Bendick of St. Louis, who both graduated from the college.
The university says in a news release that the Foxes' gift will support an endowment in companion animal medicine. It also will fund research to develop treatments for people and animals with cancer and improve training for graduate students and veterinary oncology residents.
Cottrell Fox is a 1971 graduate of the university's journalism school.
No charges have been filed in connection with last week's search of a Granite City business where investigators say they found three stolen vehicles and a tractor-trailer.
Illinois State Police said Monday that officers stopped a tractor-trailer leaving the business and found two stolen vehicles inside the trailer. A subsequent search of the lot uncovered a possibly stolen 1997 Cadillac, a 2000 Lexus and a tractor-trailer in addition to the dishware.
The investigation involves officials from Illinois State Police and regional law-enforcement agencies.
The Columbia Missourian reports that eight environmental advocacy organizations filed complaints with the Missouri Public Service Commission in late January against Ameren Missouri, Empire District Electric Co. and Kansas City Power & Light.
A 2008 law approved by Missouri voters required investor-owned utilities to generate at least 2 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2011. That requirement increases to 10 percent in 2018 and 15 percent by 2021. Utilities that didn't meet the standard could buy power from other sources to help cover the gap.
The utilities say they are following the law
Timothy Gilbert faces a dozen charges including kidnapping, sexual abuse, and rape. Police say Gilbert broke into the home in the 3900 block of Delor then took the 16-year-old girl at knife point. That is when Gilbert allegedly spit on the girl and raped her. Investigators say they found Gilbert's DNA on the victim's bra.
He is being held on a 75,000 dollar bond.
The high school students were moved to the nearby middle school while Crawford County deputies investigate the threat. District officials contacted parents about the incident and no students at the middle school were being released.
Since 80 additional officer were tasked to the area, there have been 27 arrests. The charges range from parole and probation violation to first degree assault. Dotson says this hot-spot technique will become normal operations for the police department.
The zoo had 3.5 million visitors, which is half-a-million more than 2011 and 400,000 more than the previous record, which was set in 2009. Officials also announced the guest satisfaction rating was 9.4 out of 10--the best the zoo has ever scored.
There is talk that an American could be next in line for the papal office now that Pope Benedict the sixteenth is stepping down from his office at the end of the month. He is the first Pope to resign in 600 years.
Monday morning, Ballwin, Missouri native and New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan reflected on the possibility that he could be moving to Rome sometime soon. Dolan says, "Well it's awesome, you're right. I really .. I mean theoretically I've known that since I was made a cardinal last year that that would be one of the awesome responsibilities, but it's not something you think about. I don't have any insider information, but I would presume that his esteem for the office as the successor of Saint Peter and the chief pastor of the church universal ... that esteem is so high that in all humility he simply said, I can't do it anymore."
Cardinal Dolan. along with Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of the St. Louis Archdiocese are two of seven Americans in the College of Cardinals who can vote for the next pope . Dolan says he believes 85-year-old Pope Benedic's health is not the best, "He knows he's getting a little wobbly. When he was elected as successor of St. Peter in 2005, he shrugged and said to his fellow cardinals, boy, I sure don't have the strength and the durability that blessed John Paul the Second had. So he's been well aware of his frailty."
Church insiders say Italian cardinals are more likely to succeed. The pope's resignation sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.
Missouri now lets voters cast absentee ballots only if they swear they cannot go to the polls on Election Day or meet other, limited criteria. But the state has no general provision for early voting, which Kander says could help ease long lines at the polls.
Kander's appointed commission will meet throughout February to study the merits of early voting and evaluate what he says would be the efficient, fair and secure way to allow the practice.
Besides county clerks, the panel also includes former state lawmakers, the mayor of Joplin, a county elections director and private citizens.