St. Louis, MO – Businesses in ten eastern Missouri counties, plus the city of St. Louis, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, an agency of the federal government.
The loans are for businesses who depend on farmers who lost crops because of severe drought conditions that began in January 2002.
Businesses in Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, Perry, Pike, and Scott Counties are eligible to apply.
St. Louis, MO – Vincent Dungey has resigned from the Riverview Gardens School Board, one day after the state of Missouri filed suit to oust him.
The lawsuit said Dungey was ineligible to serve on the board because he's a felon. A St. Louis County Circuit judge had given Dungey until June 16th to respond.
Dungey pleaded guilty to three charges of writing bad checks. He was sentenced in May 2000 to probation, but he still faces a charge in St. Louis County that he wrote a bad check for $450 on New Year's Eve 2000.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri is considering taking some of Arizona's prisoners as part of a plan to relieve that state's prison crowding.
An aide to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano last week suggested Missouri as one of the states being considered for a potential prisoner transfer. But a spokesman for Missouri's Corrections Department says there are no immediate plans to take those prisoners.
Arizona has 30,700 prisoners, about 4,000 more than the prison system's capacity.