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File photo of a person holding a gun. (Photo: Getty Images/Scott Barbour)

Mo. Supreme Court Upholds Second Amendment Ballot Issue

The Missouri Supreme Court upholds the Second Amendment ballot issue that voters approved last August.

07/01/2015

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Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The Loose

Somewhere 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.

06/19/2015

St. Louis Police

Bosnian Chamber President: Things Looking Up in Bevo Neighborhood

Sadik Kukic says the situation is “better than six months ago,” when 32-year-old Zemir Begic was beaten to death in a hammer attack.

05/14/2015

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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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More Gun Cases Going Federal in St. Louis

The federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri’s gun laws.

04/16/2015

St. Louis Police

Dotson: Plenty of Blame for Violent Crime Increase to Go Around

Dotson says a lack of help for those dealing with issues that lead to crime are leaving police alone on the front lines.

04/14/2015

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Going After Gun Criminals in the Metro-East

The goal, says U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois Steve Wigginton, is to send a message to the street.

04/06/2015

St. Louis Circut Attorney Jennifer Joyce tells reporters the specifics of a new law that will deal with drunk drivers in St. Louis on December 30, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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.

02/10/2015

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St. Louis Mayor Slay Meets with Judges About Stricter Sentences

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says at least some judges are hearing his concerns – stricter sentences for violent offenders is what he wants to see.

02/04/2015

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Central West End Residents Witness Return Criminals

Jim Whyte, of the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative, says he could give example after example of what they’re up against.

01/20/2015

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