Illinois Lawmakers Give Pot Decriminalization Another TryRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed last year's attempt to decriminalize pot, but gave lawmakers guidance on how to proceed if they tried again.
Phrase 'In God We Trust' Pops Up on Police VehiclesSupporters have rallied around the phrase, while others question its place in law enforcement, saying it endorses religious beliefs.
Mizzou, Wash U Work on Human Trafficking Map of St. LouisWashington University psychiatry professor Rumi Price says resource providers and law enforcement are relying on instinct and experience to find victims because there isn't much hard data available.
New Ferguson Report Offers Lessons on Handling ProtestsThe police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places.
Illinois Task Force To Develop Rules for DronesThey plan to create new laws regarding drone use by citizens and law enforcement.
Nixon Plans Announcement About Officer Training CommissionGov. Jay Nixon is directing a state commission and the Missouri Department of Public Safety to update the state's training standards for law enforcement officers.
Ferguson: County PD Chief Expects Peace, Is Ready for AnythingBelmar says one big advantage this year will be the presence of interim Ferguson Police Chief Andre Anderson.
Joint Federal-Local Effort to Combat Violence in St. LouisRising violence in St. Louis has led federal and local law enforcement and prosecutors to collaborate on a project aimed at reducing the problem.
Federal Report Faults Police Actions During Ferguson UnrestA Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police's response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights.
Report of Plane Crash Turns Out to Be Monster Truck SoundsA report of a possible plane crash brought ambulances, law enforcement officers and several emergency responders rushing to property east of Springfield.
Annual Law Enforcement and Firefighter Ceremony Held in ClaytonThe 38th annual ceremony for St. Louis County along with all other municipalities was held in Clayton on Friday.
National Guard Called Protestors 'Enemy Forces'The Missouri National Guard referred to protestors in Ferguson last year as “enemy forces” and “adversaries,” according to documents obtained by CNN.