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An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

More Police Officers and a ‘No Violence Alliance’ – What’s the Status?

Mayor Slay says aldermen have to approve plan for more police, and Kansas City lessons are still being digested.

03/24/2015

Volunteers clean up debris on the parking lot of a QuikTrip gas station after demonstrators looted and set fire to the building when a candlelight vigil became violent in Ferguson, Missouri on August 11, 2014. People are protesting the police shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Urban League’s Save Our Sons Has Some Asking, What About Our Daughters?

McGhee readily agrees that African-American boys need what she calls a “sacred space” with consistent mentoring, but she’s quick to add that we can’t alienate girls.

03/19/2015

Volunteers clean up debris on the parking lot of a QuikTrip gas station after demonstrators looted and set fire to the building when a candlelight vigil became violent in Ferguson, Missouri on August 11, 2014. People are protesting the police shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Burned-Out Ferguson QuikTrip to Be Transformed Into Job Center

“It served as a symbol of what had transpired,” says Urban League President and CEO Mike McMillan. “It is our goal to take it into a phoenix rising from the ashes, so that we will then transform what was a tragedy and turn it into a triumph.”

03/17/2015

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How Can Illinois Pay for Roads?

It’s time for state lawmakers to put together another construction program, says Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), and he says though it’s needed, it won’t be easy to accomplish.

03/16/2015

Krista McCormick, NPLEx account manager with Appriss, explains how the national computer database works to block the excessive sale of products containing pseudoephedrine to meth producers during a training session for Metro-East law enforcers. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

NPLEx Database Keeps Meth-Making ‘Smurfs’ at Bay

NPLEx can block purchases if buyer has exceeded amount within certain time limit.

02/12/2015

Barnes-Jewish Mobile Pharmacy Program Hopes to Cut Down on Readmissions

About 40-percent of patients don’t take their medications once they return home from the hospital and that leads to a lot of people being re-admitted soon after being discharged.

01/18/2013

11/1/12-Chawna Schuette, lead Hellbender keeper at the St. Louis Zoo, uses a flashlight to check on dozens of newborn Hellbenders Thursday. A decade-long program at the zoo is dedicated to bringing the endangered species back from the brink of extinction. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Hellbender On The Comeback Trail, Thanks To St. Louis Zoo Program

Following breakthrough last year, more than 2,800 fertile Hellbender eggs have been laid.

11/01/2012

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Illinois Once Again Helping To Pay Cooling Bills

$10 million in aid approved should help up to 60K pay their AC bills.

07/16/2012

File photo of cyclists. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Man Overcomes Addiction By Biking

Last month,Chad Davis, 34, launched the Ride It Out program for recovering addicts or anyone dealing with stress, anxiety or depression. He realized that biking replaced his desire for drugs, which led him to a healthier lifestyle.

06/25/2012

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Israel-Iran Tensions Lead To Safety Warning For Local Temples

Jewish institutions told to inspect incoming mail, watch for suspicious strangers

02/16/2012

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