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Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Search On for Police Civilian Review Board Panelists Who Don’t Have Ax to Grind

Some aldermen say they want panel members who don’t have a bias – for or against – the police.

05/15/2015

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Judges’ New Gun Docket Gives Out More Probation Than Prison Time

“We arrest criminals and they say ‘I’m not worried about it. I got paper. I got probation the first time, and I’ll get paper the second time,'” complained a frustrated Police Chief Sam Dotson.

04/27/2015

Taylor Lynn Fast (Courtesy of Festus police)

UPDATED: 17-Month-Old Dead in Festus

A 17-month-old girl is dead – a victim of what the Festus police chief calls the worst case of child abuse he’s ever seen.

04/20/2015

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Local Men Indicted on Federal Explosives and Weapons Charges

Two men with ties to the New Black Panther Party who were reportedly plotting to bomb the Gateway Arch are indicted by a federal grand jury in St. Louis.

04/02/2015

File photo of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

St. Louis Co. Chief Belmar Praises Public for Help in Officer Shooting Case

“We had leads pouring in not only from the area here, but as far away as the East Coast departments trying to assist us,” chief Jon Belmar says.

03/16/2015

FERGUSON, MO -  MARCH 12:  A police line tape is shown as it blocks off an area on South Florissant Road outside the Ferguson Police Department on March12, 2015 in Ferguson, MO. Two police officers were shot and wounded in front of the Ferguson Police department overnight as protestors gathered after the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. Both officers were taken to hospital with serious injuries but were reported to be concious. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Two Police Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department in Serious Condition

One hit in face. One in shoulder. Shooter at large.

03/12/2015

Dan Isom (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Director of State Dept. of Public Safety Dan Isom Resigning

Dr. Daniel Isom confirmed with Sen. Jamilah Nasheed that he will resign his post as the recently confirmed Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

02/25/2015

"Jury" finds McCulloch guilty. McCulloch talks about grand jury process, and says what just happened wasn't it. (Brian Kelly/KMOX)

Protesters Interrupt, Are Removed from McCulloch Speech at SLU Law School

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar defended the decision not to more forcefully defend property the night of the Michael Brown Grand Jury decision.

02/20/2015

Parade goers plead for beads being thrown from floats during the St. Louis Mardi Gras parade in St. Louis  on February 9, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Let the Good Times Roll!

Organizers are hoping the windy, cold weather predicted for Saturday won’t put a chill on the annual Soulard Mardi Gras Parade.

02/13/2015

Bob Mcculloch takes the oath of office as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney  in Clayton, Missouri on January 1, 2015. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

McCulloch Visit Divides SLU Law School

A law school lecture by St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch is drawing criticism from some Saint Louis University students and professors who object to his handling of the fatal Ferguson police shooting investigation.

02/09/2015

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