JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wal-Mart is seeking to intervene in a dispute about electric rates between Ameren Missouri and its largest electric customer.
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation has sought about a 25 percent reduction in the rate Ameren charges at its aluminum smelter in the southeastern Missouri town of New Madrid.
Wal-Mart filed a motion Friday with the Missouri Public Service Commission asking to intervene in the case.
In its filing, Wal-Mart says a lower rate for Noranda could significantly affect its own electric bills. Wal-Mart operates 73 stores in Missouri that consume a combined 190 million kilowatts per hour in electricity.
Noranda says Ameren is overearning and that lowering its rate would only increase other customers' bills by 1.8 percent or less. Ameren disagrees and says it will fight the rate reduction.
UPDATE: The 3-year-old boy reported missing earlier this afternoon has been found safe in Springfield, Missouri. Police say Jamil Hanson took Jaden Hansen from the boy's mother earlier today. An Amber Alert was issued. Jaden seems to be in good condition.
Bolivar, MO (KTRS) - An Amber Alert has been issued after police say a three-year-old boy was taken from his mother in Bolivar, Missouri.
Jaden Hanson was last seen with Jamil Hanson. Jamil is described as a 29-year-old black male, 5' 9" tall, and 212 pounds. Jaden was wearing a white jumper when he was taken. Jamil was seen driving from the scene in a white Hyundai with Missouri plates C-J-7-D-0-K. If anyone has information or sees the pair, they can dial 911.
Bolivar, 30 miles north of Springfield