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Former Fox District Student Sues Over Teacher Assault

A federal lawsuit accuses a St. Louis-area school district of failing to protect a former student from being sexually assaulted by a teacher.

06/24/2015

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Circuit Attorney Supports Tougher Sentences for ‘Frequent Flyers’

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says probation may be appropriate for first-time offenders, but not for what she calls “frequent flyers” who are receiving several chances at the risk of public safety.

04/28/2015

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Mayor Slay Responds to Probation for Gun Felons

“It is very frustrating to see this high percentage of individuals, charged with gun crimes, go right back on our streets, with little or no consequences,” Slay says.

04/28/2015

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Criminologist Weighs In on Gun Info

A local criminologist says it looks like the judges aren’t any tougher on gun crimes here than they were in 2011.

04/27/2015

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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

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

Highway Shootout Suspect on Probation for Earlier Gun Crime

St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Margaret M. Neil may have played a role in this week’s wild, weaving shootout on Interstate 44 – without ever intending to.

04/22/2015

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Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Killing Two Puppies

A Jefferson County man is sentenced to six months in jail and six months probation for killing two puppies he claimed were “sick.”

02/12/2015

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St. Louis Mayor Slay Meets with Judges About Stricter Sentences

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says at least some judges are hearing his concerns – stricter sentences for violent offenders is what he wants to see.

02/04/2015

Crime tape blocks off area of officer-involved shooting in South St. Louis. Quiet as people who live in area watch. (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

South St. Louis Man Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting

The officer-involved shooting happened before 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Minnesota in South St. Louis.

02/03/2015

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Gunman on Probation Charged in Sunday’s Shotgun Scare

The man accused of crashing a stolen car in downtown St. Louis and running away from police while carrying a sawed-off shotgun was on probation for an earlier gun crime.

01/26/2015

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