Police: Child found locked
in car after
ST. ANN, Mo. | Authorities said a 5-year-old whose mother overdosed on fentanyl was found locked in parked car outside a suburban St. Louis convenience store.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 24-year-old Anastasia Trinidad, of Florissant, Missouri, was charged last month with child endangerment.
Police said she was found unconscious on July 25 in the bathroom of a 7-Eleven in St. Ann. She was given the anti-overdose drug Narcan to revive her.
Police then found the 5-year-old outside, along with a straw containing suspected fentanyl inside the car. No other information was released about the child.
Trinidad’s bail was set at $200,000, cash-only. No lawyer was listed for her in court records.
2 Kansas teens
surrender, admit to impersonating police officers
EMPORIA, Kan. | Authorities said two teenagers admitted to impersonating police and pulling over unsuspecting motorists in eastern Kansas.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the 18-year-old and 17-year-old turned themselves in to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.
The sheriff’s office began investigating early Wednesday after receiving reports that the occupants of a silver passenger car were using red and blue lights in the windshield area to pull over at least two vehicles on Kansas Highway 99 between Emporia and the town of Olpe.
After the vehicles pulled over, the driver of the car with the red and blue lights would drive around them and leave without contacting the occupants.
Formal charges are pending. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Nebraska schools could face high costs after cyberattack
OMAHA, Neb. | A cyberattack on a suburban Omaha school district touched off an FBI investigation and is proving to be a significant, and perhaps costly, inconvenience.
Officials told the Omaha World-Herald that Papillion-La Vista Community Schools’ system rebuilt its serves after the May cyberattack. The district replaced some desktop computers and wiped hard drives. The operating systems on some teacher laptops will be replaced.
The district has cyberattack insurance, but it will probably still bear the burden of some recovery costs. That sum hasn’t been determined yet.
Information technology director Lucas Bingham said the cyberattack was introduced to the system via email. He said the attack had signs of ransom attempt— fouling the system and then demanding money to restore it.
Bingham said the attacker has not been identified.
Southwest Iowa highway and bridge access to Nebraska reopens
PERCIVAL, Iowa | Highway travel has been restored between Interstate 29 and the Missouri River near Percival in southwest Iowa.
The Iowa Transportation Department said Thursday that a contractor has laid down temporary pavement in damaged areas of the westbound lanes of Iowa Highway 2. The two lanes will be divided for now into eastbound and westbound traffic.
The repairs will let vehicles use the bridge that connects Iowa and Nebraska at Nebraska City.
The highway was closed in mid-March after levees gave way during the flooding. The area was flooded again in late May, following heavy rains and the upstream water releases by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The temporary fix is expected to continue during reconstruction and further repairs.
— From AP reports