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St. Louis Murder Conviction Clouded After Discovery of VideoLeron Hornaday, who was sentenced to life in prison in the death of 16-year-old Travis Smith, received evidence through his 2013 request to St. Louis police for materials from the investigation.
UPDATE: Rock Hill Police Officer Struck, Injured by VehicleOfficer Steve Sperber was stable at a hospital, suffering from a head injury sustained when he was hit by a car Sunday morning.
Rock Hill Officer Hit By Car, Two Men Arrested
Chicago Cop Who Shot Teen Now Suing Grieving FamilyRobert Rialmo's lawsuit provides the officer's first public account of how he says the Dec. 26 shooting happened. It says Rialmo opened fire after Quintonio LeGrier swung a bat at his head at close range.
Rockford Sees Surge in Violent CrimeRockford had nearly 2,500 violent crimes last year, a 24 percent increase from 2014 that was caused by juvenile violent crime, including robberies and auto thefts.
Slain Family of Six in Chicago IdentifiedInvestigators are still trying to determine a possible motive. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said it's possible someone in the family "was involved in something that could have targeted them," or that the killings occurred during a robbery or a domestic incident.
UPDATE: Police Report No Major Mardi Gras ProblemsAs of Saturday evening, the arrest total was 60
Ex Illinois Prosecutor's Murder Trial Ends In Hung JuryCurtis Lovelace is accused of killing his wife in Quincy back in 2006
Alton Man Accused of Killing 11-Year-Old in Drive-By IndictedEighteen-year-old Ta'Mon Ford faces 20 to 60 years for the shooting death of 11-year-old Romell Jones at the Alton Acres Housing Complex in early January.
Police: Facebook Helped Track Down Snake ThiefParsons was allegedly seen on surveillance cameras taking the snake from its case Nov. 30 at the Exotic Amphibian & Reptile Center in Lemay.
Modern Day 'Bonnie And Clyde' Found; Man DeadAuthorities have linked the couple to a series of crimes in Alabama and Georgia.
St. Louis Co. Detectives Shot At During InvestigationSt. Louis County detectives were unharmed after someone in a car full of people fired at them during an investigation.

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