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7 Years Later: Where’s the Money for More City Cops?

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French says the money was supposed to fund additional officers on the street, and $1 million each year was to be set aside for anti-violence and youth programs.

08/26/2015

An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Hiring More St. Louis Police Officers Could Still Be a Distant Dream

Alderman Joe Vaccaro wants more police, and says in 2008, St. Louis voters approved Proposition S, a sales tax increase, that’s still being paid today.

08/23/2015

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

4 Teenagers, 6-Year-Old Caught in a Stolen Car

Police are investigating whether they were involved in five other robberies in the Soulard area.

08/06/2015

Alderman Jeffery Boyd, 22nd Ward. Photo: KMOX

Alderman Boyd: Some City Leaders Let Personal Issues Effect Policy

Boyd has been pushing for more St. Louis police officers, though some of his colleagues tabled a bill that called for 160 new officers.

07/20/2015

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Nephew of Alderman Jeffrey Boyd Killed in Shooting

A St. Louis alderman is mourning the death of his nephew, the city’s latest murder victim.

07/14/2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (KMOX/file photo)

Mayor Slay Proposes Revised Minimum Wage Increase

After Mayor Slay’s $15 minimum wage plan was shelved in a committee, there is a new offer for a substitute plan.

07/09/2015

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Alderman Warns of Overspending on Defense-Mapping Deal

French says with the city and state planning to spend a total of $130 million on the deal, it would take 100 years for the city to recoup that through the earnings tax.

06/29/2015

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Mayor Slay’s $15 Minimum Wage Plan Shelved by Alderman

In a surprise move, Alderman Joe Vaccaro announced he won’t be holding anymore hearings on the bill this summer.

06/26/2015

June 16, 2015-Full house in the Kennedy Room at St. Louis City Hall for pro vs. con discussion of minimum wage bill (BB 83).  (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Hearings on Proposed St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike Get Underway

Measure would establish $15-per-hour minimum wage by 2020.

06/16/2015

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