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.
Washington, DC – Missouri will get $29 million to help pay some homeland security costs.
The money is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. It will help offset the cost of higher security during the war in Iraq, and to help prepare first responders like firefighters, police, and paramedics.