JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers' monthly electric bills. The Missouri Public Service Commission says Ameren wants to adjust the monthly fee that compensates the utility for changes in fuel costs at its power plants. The proposal would increase the fee on an average residential customer's electric bill to $5.17 from the current $3.63 a month.
SULLIVAN, Mo. (AP) - A Sullivan woman missing for three weeks has apparently turned up. Police say she simply left the area to start a new life elsewhere. Becky Vaughn was reported missing July 8th. Police say her family has received a letter postmarked in Virginia in which she said she decided to start her life over, somewhere else. The family believes the letter is really from Vaughn.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating after a man was shot to death near a cafe on the city's south side. The shooting happened early this morning in the parking lot at Rex's Cafe. Police believe the victim was shot during a robbery. No arrests have been made.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A new mosque is open two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist. Families gathered yesterday for the first time at the new mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr (ayd ahl-FIH'-tur). A man awaiting trial for two arson fires at a Planned Parenthood clinic is also suspected of burning down the mosque in 2012. The man has not been charged in connection with the mosque fire.
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