St. Louis Police are expanding the hot-spot police efforts to a pair of south city neighborhoods.
The increased patrols started at 10 AM and are focusing on Tower Grove South and Gravois Park. The hot spot program focuses additional police coverage on areas that have seen an up-tick in crime. In October, police focused on the Lewis Place and Fountain Park neighborhoods in north city.
In just a week, officers found three guns and made more than 20 arrests. Residents in the area should expect to see more uniformed and plain clothes officers.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - It is the opening day for a Missouri special legislative session called in hopes of persuading the Boeing Co. to produce the 777X plane in the state.
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri faces a Dec. 10 deadline to submit an offer to Boeing.
Nixon has proposed an incentives package worth up to $150 million annually. It would be funded through four existing Missouri programs that help finance job training, infrastructure improvements and reward companies for expanding their payrolls.
Any incentives approved by Missouri likely will face competition from other states.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A former employee of a southeast Missouri bank faces sentencing Feb. 18 after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $400,000 from the bank.
The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that Leslie Ann Eastwood Kirby pleaded guilty to federal charges Thursday at U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau.
Kirby formerly worked as supervisor of tellers at First Midwest Bank in Poplar Bluff. She admitted taking $397,000 from the bank from 2007 through early this year. An internal audit uncovered the discrepancy.