Slay Pushes Special Court for Violent OffendersMayor Francis Slay says he has discussed with judges about a special court to handle criminals who use guns.
Local FBI Supervisor Rarely Surprised in Child Porn ChargesSt. Louis has the largest Crimes Against Children task force in the country with 21 agents.
Mo. Supreme Court Upholds Second Amendment Ballot IssueThe Missouri Supreme Court upholds the Second Amendment ballot issue that voters approved last August.
Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The LooseSomewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck.
Bosnian Chamber President: Things Looking Up in Bevo NeighborhoodSadik Kukic says the situation is "better than six months ago," when 32-year-old Zemir Begic was beaten to death in a hammer attack.
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.
More Gun Cases Going Federal in St. LouisThe federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri's gun laws.
Dotson: Plenty of Blame for Violent Crime Increase to Go AroundDotson says a lack of help for those dealing with issues that lead to crime are leaving police alone on the front lines.
Going After Gun Criminals in the Metro-EastThe goal, says U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois Steve Wigginton, is to send a message to the street.
St. Louis Prosecutor Calls for End to Early Parole for Violent Gun Offenders"It doesn't make sense to me to let somebody out early on a gun crime, and I think we have to take a tougher approach to that," Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says.
St. Louis Mayor Slay Meets with Judges About Stricter SentencesSt. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says at least some judges are hearing his concerns - stricter sentences for violent offenders is what he wants to see.
Central West End Residents Witness Return CriminalsJim Whyte, of the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative, says he could give example after example of what they're up against.