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 (MAD'-rihd). Arkansas-based Wal-Mart filed a motion Friday with the Missouri Public Service Commission asking to intervene in the case.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Police in Cape Girardeau (juh-RAHR'-doh) say no one was injured when a stray bullet pierced the window of a home day care business. The Southeast Missourian reports police believe the bullet was a stray shot fired by an unknown person around 1 p.m. yesterday. Police don't believe the day care center was an intended target.
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) - The discovery of an infant's body in a cave has led to arrests and charges against two residents of Warrensburg in west-central Missouri. Police and the Johnson County prosecutor announced last night that 19-year-old Latasha Wilson is charged with abandoning a corpse, and 20-year-old Zakary Carter is charged with tampering with physical evidence.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Depositions in a northwest Missouri teen sexual assault case show contradictions in statements from a teenager who said she was raped and from her mother. Daisy Coleman says she was a 14-year-old Maryville High School freshman when 17-year-old Matt Barnett took her to his home, plied her with alcohol and raped her when she blacked out.
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