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St. Louis firefighter Victor Wooten and Capt. Bryan Radley (R) check a building in north St. Louis on August 20, 2015 that was destroyed by fire the night before. St. Louis police officers shot and killed an 18-year-old near the building, after they arrived to serve a search warrant. The action brought out protesters looting businesses and burning several abandon buildings. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Calls for Calm, Fear of More Trouble Tonight in North St. Louis

“This is not just about the police shooting a young man,” Moore said. “It’s about life, period. About what’s acceptable and what’s not.”

08/20/2015

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Missouri Candidates for Governor Gather at State Fair

Most of Missouri’s potential Republican candidates for governor expressed opposition Thursday to raising taxes for transportation funding, as they gathered under the same tent with other politicians to shake hands with voters at the Missouri State Fair.

08/20/2015

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Court Rules Against St. Louis Police in Ticket Scandal

The ruling was on an appeal of a 2006 case involving officers distributing World Series Tickets confiscated from scalpers.

08/20/2015

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Do You Get a Refund? St. Louis Pays Back Red-Light Camera Tickets

The city halted the red-light camera program and dismissed pending cases.

08/20/2015

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St. Louis County Receives $26.5 Million Federal Grant

HUD money will fund housing, transit, entrepreneurship and storm recovery

08/19/2015

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Illinois Task Force To Develop Rules for Drones

They plan to create new laws regarding drone use by citizens and law enforcement.

08/19/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

McCaskill, Richardson on ‘Dress Code’ as Response to Harassment Allegations

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill sent letters to Missouri Representatives Bill Kidd and Nick King on Tuesday, following reports that the legislators were considering instituting a dress code for interns as part of a response to allegations of sexual harassment against interns.

08/18/2015

Red light camera warning sign, downtown St. Louis (KMOX)

Motorists Win in 3 Rulings on Traffic Cameras

In the St. Louis red light camera case, the high court ruled that the ordinance is unconstitutional because it shifts the burden of proof from the state to the vehicle owner to prove who was driving the car at the time of the alleged violation.

08/18/2015

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Tax Increase Added to Nov. Ballot in Mehlville School District

Only one Mehlville School Board member voted no, they face a $1.6 million deficit next year.

08/18/2015

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Missouri Board OKs $15M in Tax Credits for St. Louis Stadium

The Missouri Development Finance Board voted for the credits Tuesday as the first step in a potential $50 million tax-credit plan over three years.

08/18/2015

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Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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