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O’Fallon Man Gets House Arrest, Probation for Laser Pointer Stunt

36-year-old Michael Brandon Smith admitted to pointing a laser at a Metro St. Louis Air Support Police helicopter last May.

04/11/2013

The Aug. 26, 2011, accident near Mosby, Mo., which killed four people, appears to be the first fatal commercial aircraft accident investigated by the board in which texting has been implicated. (Photo by Phil Mislinski/Getty Images)

NTSB Probes First Fatal Commercial Air Crash Implicating Texting Pilot

Evidence gathered in an investigation of a fatal medical helicopter crash has raised questions about whether the pilot was distracted by personal text messages when he failed to refuel the helicopter before taking off and misjudged how far the aircraft could fly without more fuel.

04/09/2013

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St. Louis County Purchases $2 Million Helicopter

Area residents will be seeing a new black and white helicopter overhead soon. It’s the latest addition to the Metro Air Support fleet.

11/30/2012

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KC Helicopter Police Get Night Vision Goggles

Kansas City police helicopter pilots had gotten used to flying blind at night. But when they started training this month with night vision goggles, a whole new world emerged.

11/27/2012

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KC Man Accused of Pointing Laser at PD Helicopter

A 24-year-old man has been accused of pointing a laser at a Kansas City police helicopter as it flew overhead.

05/22/2012

7/22/11-Members of the Patriot Guard leave Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon Il. Friday morning. They escorted family members of Army Spec. Randy Dalton to retrieve his body at Lambert Airport. Spec. Dalton, who was killed in Vietnam in 1971, will be buried with full military honors in Glen Carbon Sunday. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Soldier Killed In Vietnam in ’71 To Be Buried This Weekend

Funeral services for Army Specialist Randy Dalton to be held Sunday.

07/22/2011

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Suspects Caught Following Radio Shack Break In

Smash-n-grab at Radio Shack on Hampton, suspects tracked by helicopter.

07/15/2011

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UPDATE: Copter Crash Victim Was From Ark.

Crash under investigation.

05/13/2011

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IDOT Chief Questioned about Agencies 15 Planes

Illinois lawmakers also question minority hiring.

04/04/2011