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Man Charged with Killing Hotel Manager Was Slated to be Behind Bars Until April 2015

Joseph Bowens, the man charged with killing Drury Inn and Suites night manager Scott Knopfel, was sentenced to five years in prison in April 2010. So, why was he out on the street and able to kill?

01/22/2015

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Central West End Residents Witness Return Criminals

Jim Whyte, of the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative, says he could give example after example of what they’re up against.

01/20/2015

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Missouri Woman Gets Probation in Endangerment Case

A Missouri woman convicted of pouring rubbing alcohol into drinks for her twin infant daughters has been sentenced to probation.

10/10/2014

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Mom Gets Probation for Providing Underage Son Alcohol Before Fatal Crash

Ginger Zehner-Denton of Belleville pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor unlawful delivery of alcohol.

08/01/2014

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Mapmaker Who Used Chinese Subcontractors to Create Military Maps Gets Probation

Calling it “nothing,” a whistleblower is angry over a probation sentence for former VP of Sanborn Map Company Inc., Robert Williams.

11/26/2013

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Edwardsville Cop Gets Probation for Videotaping Women at Tanning Salon

Authorities say a salon customer accused 47-year-old Michael Collins of taking pictures over the wall from an adjacent room as she prepared to tan.

10/08/2013

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St. Louis Politicians Urge Judges To Toughen Up

St. Louis politicians say local judges are being too lenient when sentencing gun criminals.

06/17/2013

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Six Flags Peeping Tom Receives Sentencing

Jeremy Bates admitted peeping on a teenage girl through a gap around a door frame at a Six Flags St. Louis dressing room.

06/14/2013

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St. Peters Woman Who Faked Cancer Gets Probation

Victoria Marut shaved head and claim of having terminal non-Hodgkins lymphoma prompted an outpouring of cash and other assistance.

06/04/2013

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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

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