St. Louis, MO – New proposed federal air pollution control rules could have an impact on the St. Louis area's air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to cap sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions for utility plants.
In Missouri, the EPA proposes adding Ste. Genevieve County to an area around St. Louis that would be considered a non-attainment area.
St. Louis, MO – A Moline Acres police officer who was found passed out behind the wheel of a police car, has been charged with driving under the influence.
Lt. Carlie Carson was charged Wednesday. A Normandy officer spotted him in an unmarked police car near I-70 last Friday morning. Police say Carson, of Ferguson, was unconscious, two of the car's tires were blown out with the rims bent, and the engine was still running.
Springfield, ILL. – Illinois' tax amnesty program this year brought in more money than expected. It allowed people with overdue taxes to pay up without any fines, as a way to raise money for the cash-strapped state.
State officials said Thursday they collected $504 million; that's $135 million more than was expected.
Springfield, IL – A telemarketer offering vacations and time-shares in the Missouri Ozarks is the first to face a lwsuit in Illinois for violating the "Do Not Call" law.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed the suit against Surrey Vacation Resorts. Madigan spokeswoman Melissa Merz says the telemarketers placed calls from a call center near Springfield, Ill. and one in Missouri that resulted in more than 60 complaints from Illinois households.