Michael Floore

Police: East St. Louis Man Killed on Playground

Investigators say 24-year-old Steven Thomas died early Tuesday at a hospital after being repeatedly shot near the Orr-Weathers complex where he lived.


Chief Michael Floore (Allison Blood/KMOX News)

East St. Louis Police Investigate Severe Abuse of 5-Month-Old Girl

“The five-month-old child had severe bruises to the head, neck, and eyes. The doctor further told us that the baby had a skull fracture,” Police Chief Michael Floore explained.


St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly (KMOX/Brad Choat)

St. Clair State’s Attorney Calls For Bigger Police Presence

“We don’t have nearly enough, not even close to enough, police officers in the Metro East,” he said.


Rufus Thomas

Person’s of Interest Being Questioned in East St. Louis Church Robbery

East St. Louis Police named Howard Dotson Junior and Rufus Thomas as person’s of interest in the hold up of the Ira Grove Baptist Church on Belmont.


police tape

Gunmen Rob East St. Louis Churchgoers During Service

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says nobody was hurt during the armed robbery Sunday at IRA Grove Baptist Church.


KMOX file photo

Mayor Parks Urging Residents to Protect Out-of-Town Workers

“Lets have our citizens look out for those people, lets have our citizens look out for each other,” Mayor Alvin Parks told KMOX.



East St. Louis Chief Defends New Measures As ACLU Questions Them

“Innocent people – youths and others – will be swept up and detained without reason simply for the color of their clothing. This is dangerous and impermissible.”


Man Killed, Homes Fired On in East St. Louis

Police chief says Sunday’s acts of gun violence may be connected.


Dissent in Metro-East Over Gun Registry Bill

East St. Louis mayor and police chief support Chicago mayor’s idea. Their state’s attorney does not.


East St. Louis mayor Alvin Parks, police chief Michael Floore, and others lead the Stop the Violence march in East St. Louis on February 25, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Anti-Violence March Held in East St. Louis

Mayor, police chief, state’s attorney and others ask for community to rise up and stop the brutality.


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