theft http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Police: Revised Mo. Law Encouraging Car Thefts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-revised-mo-law-encouraging-car-thefts <p>St. Louis-area police say a revised law is encouraging thieves to steal older cars and sell them for scrap, causing a big rise in auto thefts. <a href="http://bit.ly/WDGveH">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>the law, which took effect last August, made it legal to sell a nonfunctioning vehicle 10 years or older without a title.</p><p>St. Louis County police Sgt. Tom Naughton says thieves can make $200 to $500 for each car, at a time when other laws have made it harder to sell stolen wire or gutters for scrap. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:17:33 +0000 The Associated Press 9411 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police: Revised Mo. Law Encouraging Car Thefts Ameren Illinois warns customers about possible ID theft http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-illinois-warns-customers-about-possible-id-theft <p>Do you rely on electricity from Ameren Illinois to light your lamps?</p><p>Ameren Illinois has issued a cautionary announcement to its customers about con artists attempting to steal identities and defraud customers.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 19:43:09 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1660 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren Illinois warns customers about possible ID theft