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Soap Creates Bubbly Mess Near Southeast Missouri StatePolice hope rain will wash it away. Until then, police say it could create a slippery situation.
Feds Sending Missouri $36.7 Million to Help Crime VictimsMissouri received $8.7 million from the grant last year.
City Jail Detainee DiesSt. Louis Department of Public Safety spokeswoman says there were no signs of foul play
Nixon Vetoes Expanded Powers for Corporate Security OfficersGov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that he says would have given some corporate security officers new powers to act like police anywhere in the state.
St. Louis County Drug Task Force Accused of Violating State LawShow-Me Cannabis allegation: By state law, the St. Louis County Drug Task Force can only receive state funding if it has an oversight board. A Sunshine Law request for minutes of oversight board meetings was answered with "no such documents exist."
Missouri Officers Undergo State-Mandated Training Amid Rising Police-Community TensionsPolice officers who fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters two months earlier in Ferguson received training from a required state program.
Police May Not See Reimbursement from State for Work in FergusonIt may be difficult for Missouri to reimburse local police for their work in Ferguson. Mike O'Connell, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, says it just isn't done.
Auditor Faults SEMA for Paying for Gov. Nixon's FlightsA new audit takes issue with the way Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has billed aircraft flights to the State Emergency Management Agency.
City's Criminologist Calls Crime Ranking 'Baseless'That was Rick Rosenfeld's take on St. Louis' ranking of second for most crime out of cities with similar populations.

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