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Francis Slay

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

The Armed Offender Docket’s Next Battleground: The Mo. Legislature

On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.

09/17/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Judges Vote Against Armed Offender Docket Plan

Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.

09/16/2013

AT&T Building

City Hall in Talks With AT&T Over Decision to Vacate Downtown Skyscraper

At 588 feet tall, One AT&T is downtown’s third-largest structure behind the Gateway Arch and the Metropolitan Square building.

09/12/2013

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signs executive order returning control of the police department back to the citizens of St. Louis after being run by the State of Missouri for 152 years. Looking on at the August 31, 2013 ceremony are (L to R) St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, Police Board Commissioners Erwin Switzer, Richard Gray and Bettye Battlle-Turner.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

City Officials Reiterate Support for Gun Court

Judge Jack Garvey wants to add court divisions dedicated to armed robberies and cases involving the unlawful use of weapons. Circuit judges are expected to vote September 16.

09/05/2013

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson with Mayor Slay talks crime numbers

Mark Reardon: Mayor Francis Slay & Police Chief Sam Dotson In Studio

Mayor Francis Slay and Police Chief Sam Dotson join us in studio to discuss the Gun Court Docket and House Bill 436.

09/05/2013

Work crews are hustling to put the finishing touches on the new home for the St. Louis University law school at 100 N. Tucker (12th St.) in downtown St. Louis. KMOX News got an exclusive look at the work being done inside the 12-story building to get it ready for 800+ students, faculty and staff who will start moving in on June 24th. The school's expected to be completely occupied by mid-August. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

SLU Law Hosts Discussion on Armed Offenders Docket

Dean Michael Wolff is convening a meeting Wednesday of some 60 public policy officials to talk about Mayor Francis Slay’s proposal for an armed offenders docket.

09/04/2013

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signs executive order returning control of the police department back to the citizens of St. Louis after being run by the State of Missouri for 152 years. Looking on at the August 31, 2013 ceremony are (L to R) St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, Police Board Commissioners Erwin Switzer, Richard Gray and Bettye Battlle-Turner.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mayor Slay Signs Off On Local Police Control

State-appointed police board adjourns, turning over management to city.

08/31/2013

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson

Dotson: Safeguards Are In Place Against Corruption

“Anytime I think anything is criminal or inappropriate, it is my duty and my responsibility to stand up and say so,” Dotson says.

08/26/2013

A family takes a stroll under the Gatewa

Wingsuit Flyer Promises to Avoid the Arch

Spokeswoman Meghan Spork said Polli will reach speeds of 140 mph as he does stunts such as flips during the three-minute flight over downtown.

08/22/2013

police tape

Two Days, Two Triple Shootings

Just several hours after Monday’s shooting, Police Chief Dotson tweeted that no one has been willing to come forward to give police information. He went on to say “We must do better.”

08/06/2013

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