St. Clair County Proposes Sales Tax for Public SafetyA quarter of the money raised annually would go to local public safety departments within Saint Clair County to spend on their needs.
County Considering Sales Tax Increase to Fund Public Safety ImprovementsThe tax would generate $46 million a year for the county, and $34 million for the other municipalities - generating $80 million total annually.
Downtown to Get More Than 2,000 New StreetlightsThe project, led by the nonprofit Downtown STL, is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
Nixon Vows to Veto Sweeping Missouri Gun Rights BillNixon had received more than 4,000 emails, faxes, letters, mail-ins and electronic petitions concerning the bill.
Gov. Rauner OKs 'Piecemeal' Spending Plan in Rare CompromiseThe conservative businessman has steadfastly opposed ``piecemeal'' spending during the deadlock now in its sixth month but reached a compromise on the matter with Democrats last week.
Expert: St. Louis Police Need Money More Than Fire Dept.Rosenfeld told the Aldermanic Public Safety Committee the city has too many firemen sitting around waiting for a fire, when police are overworked.
Verbal Sparring Over Police & Fire Cuts In East St. LouisCity manager Alvin Parks is talking of specific cuts in police and fire personnel, without mayor's input.
Police, Protesters Plan for Anniversary of Ferguson ShootingPolice in St. Louis County say they're expecting a peaceful weekend from protesters marking the anniversary of the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson but that they'll be prepared should events turn violent.
$180 Million Bond Issue- St. Louis Fire Dept Wants UpgradesTuesday's vote could give the St. Louis Fire Department $40 million if the issue gets two-thirds of the votes.
Reed Polls Residents on $200M Bond IssueBoard of Alderman President Lewis Reed is holding a series of meetings to receive feedback from the public before officially proposing a bond that could be used in the city.
Mo. Bill Proposes Criminalizing Clergy Sexual ExploitationHouse Bill 1346 would create a class C felony of sexual exploitation by or of a clergy person.
Website Ranks SEMO Safest Missouri CampusStateUniversity.com analyzed crime statistics for 450 colleges and universities around the country.