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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

A file photo of downtown Detroit, Michigan.

Mayor Slay: St. Louis Is Not Detroit

The Motor City’s meltdown has Slay’s attention but he says he’s not taking a look at any changes to fiscal policy based on what happened in Detroit.

08/05/2013

Cupples

Slay Spokesperson: City Hall Not Sending Mixed Signals on Preservation

A spokesperson for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says he’s not sending mixed signals about preserving the city’s historic past.

07/24/2013

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Missouri Prisons Near Capacity; Director Welcomes More Inmates

Missouri’s current prison population is 31,400 inmates, just about 100 inmates less than operating capacity. Corrections Director George Lombardi says they are ready to handle what courts send them.

07/22/2013

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

Mo. Chief Justice Comments on Proposed Gun Court

“If the folks in St. Louis feel that a gun docket would help them lowering crime and improving the life of residents then that’s something that is their prerogative.”

07/08/2013

File photo of barge on Mississippi River.

Slay Meets With 20 Other Mayors to Discuss Mississippi River

One big topic will be how to take advantage of the planned widening of the Panama Canal.

06/27/2013

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Slay Accepts Downtown Partnership Award

“Downtown has become a neighborhood that we’re all proud of,” the mayor said in his acceptance speech Friday. “Success breeds success.”

06/21/2013

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