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NAACP to Offer Free Legal Aid to St. Louis County Children

Details of the program will be unveiled Friday during an NAACP-sponsored community leadership brunch near St. Louis, a week after the U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the county’s family court system that handles about 6,000 youth cases each year.

08/05/2015

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Tale of Two Cities – Report Shows Racial Divide in St. Louis

St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.

07/29/2015

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ATF Report: Missouri Gun Violence Largely Homegrown

Nearly 5K guns were traced in the Show-Me State in 2014.

07/24/2015

A large group of police officers advance toward demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot smoke and tear gas into the crowd of several hundred as they advanced near the police command center which has been set up in a shopping mall parking lot. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Federal Report Faults Police Actions During Ferguson Unrest

A Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police’s response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights.

06/30/2015

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Foreclosures Jump Across St. Louis Area, Nation

The 37 percent increase is blamed on banks repossessing homes that were in the foreclosure process.

06/18/2015

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St. Louis Police Train Civilians to Observe and Report

“What we are looking for is a complete non-confrontational program,” Johnson says. “We just want people to observe and report crimes.”

05/27/2015

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Police: Report of Missing Baby was False

Police received a call Thursday afternoon about a missing baby in Affton. After a search that took several hours, police determined there was no baby.

05/14/2015

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Report Suggests Major Changes in Policing Tactics

The report suggests the best way to serve the community is to train recruits for St. Louis city and county police in a single, state-of-the-art training center.

05/05/2015

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Voters Could Decide on Tax Raise for More St. Louis Police

St. Louis city voters could be asked in August whether they want to raise some taxes and fees to pay for 180 more police officers.

05/04/2015

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‘Better Together’ Study Examines St. Louis Area Policing

St. Louisans pay about $100 per capita more than Indy or Louisville for police service, report shows.

04/03/2015

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