Crime

File photo of a concealed weapons training class for teachers. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Circuit Attorney Launches a Call to Action on Gun Violence

The St. Louis prosecutor pulls back the curtain of the “viewing room” of the city morgue to call attention to gun killings.

05/20/2015

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Concerns of Crime About Downtown Halfway House

The downtown halfway house is raising concerns about crime in the area.

05/20/2015

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DEA Agent, Worker Charged With Running Strip Club on the Sly

A supervisory agent and a telecommunications specialist for the Drug Enforcement Administration were arrested Wednesday on charges they were running a strip club in New Jersey on the sly.

05/20/2015

Roll call for Wells-Goodfellow hot spot policing on May 7. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

More Officers for Hot Spot Policing to Lower Crime Rate

Hot spot policing comes to an area in north St. Louis that has seen an increase in violent crime.

05/19/2015

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New Crime Statistics to Include White-Collar Crimes

UMSL Criminologist working with National Academy of Sciences on expanding national crime reporting

05/18/2015

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Frustrated St. Louis Police Chief Calls for More Officers

At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.

05/07/2015

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Voters Could Decide on Tax Raise for More St. Louis Police

St. Louis city voters could be asked in August whether they want to raise some taxes and fees to pay for 180 more police officers.

05/04/2015

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Mo. House Passes Expansion of the Castle Doctrine

A guest on someone’s private property could soon have legal rights to use deadly force if the property owner gives consent.

05/01/2015

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Criminologist Weighs In on Gun Info

A local criminologist says it looks like the judges aren’t any tougher on gun crimes here than they were in 2011.

04/27/2015

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Judges’ New Gun Docket Gives Out More Probation Than Prison Time

“We arrest criminals and they say ‘I’m not worried about it. I got paper. I got probation the first time, and I’ll get paper the second time,'” complained a frustrated Police Chief Sam Dotson.

04/27/2015

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