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Police officers stand on alert during a protests outside the Ferguson Police Department on March 11, 2015 in Ferguson, Mo. Protests erupted after the announcement of  the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson earlier in the day. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Turkish Journalist Settles Lawsuit Over Protest Arrest

A Turkish journalist has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the St. Louis County Police Department over his arrest at the Ferguson police shooting protests.

07/24/2015

Courtesy: Citizens for Modern Transit

Study: Region Has Many Options for Funding Transit Expansion

Author lists nearly two dozen possibiities, but points to need for state help.

07/23/2015

St. Louis Circut Attorney Jennifer Joyce, looks at a graphic of guns and drugs that have been confiscated as federal and local law enforcement officials announce the creation of Mission SAVE in St. Louis on July 20, 2015. Mission SAVE will identify the most violent criminals, to get them off the street and to curb gun violence and drug use. St. Louis has had 105 murders so far for 2015 compared to 157 for the entire year of 2014. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Joint Federal-Local Effort to Combat Violence in St. Louis

Rising violence in St. Louis has led federal and local law enforcement and prosecutors to collaborate on a project aimed at reducing the problem.

07/20/2015

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Life Plus 900 Months for Robber Who Paralyzed Victim

Judge: “He had a dark heart and no conscience.”

07/16/2015

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Indictments First as Part of Feds’ Effort in St. Louis

Federal prosecutors in St. Louis announced the indictments of five men Wednesday for two separate killings, the first charges brought since the police chief reached out to the U.S. Attorney’s office to help stem violence in the city.

07/15/2015

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Ferguson and former police officer Darren Wilson. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Narrows Brown Family Lawsuit Against Ferguson

A federal judge has narrowed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown Jr. against Ferguson.

07/14/2015

Former Pine Lawn mayor Sylvester Caldwell. Photo courtesy of City of Pine Lawn.

Former Pine Lawn Mayor Pleads Guilty to Extortion Charges

Sylvester Caldwell pled guilty to extortion charges related to a towing company and a Pine Lawn convenience store.

07/06/2015

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Ill. Marshals on Constant Search for Wanted Persons

Records from the U.S. Marshals show drugs and weapons are the leading categories of arrests.

06/30/2015

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C., shows the home page for the HealthCare.gov internet site. (Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Healthcare Law Subsidies

The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 healthcare law.

06/25/2015

Illinois Department of Corrections is being sued for supposedly put too many inmates in solitary confinement for too long. (Courtesy of IRN)

Lawsuit: Ill. Prison Inmates Kept in Solitary Confinement for Years for Minor Infractions

The federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.

06/25/2015

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