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Chief Dotson Blasts Amendment Allowing Felons to be Armed

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is not blaming Circuit Judge Robert Dierker’s decision to drop gun possession charges against a convicted felon – he’s holding legislators responsible.

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Hot-Spot Policing – Don’t Warm Up Your Car for Thieves

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says car thieves are going shopping for free cars on these cold mornings.

02/23/2015

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Man Pulls Gun on Police While Toddler Sits in Back Seat

A loaded AR-15 assault rifle was also reportedly next to the toddler.

02/21/2015

A crowd gathers after an officer-involved shooting in North St. Louis (Brett Blume, KMOX)

Police Do Not Request Criminal Charges in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

The Force Investigative Unit has concluded its investigation into the fatal shooting death of Kajieme Powell, and the findings have been referred to the Circuit Attorney’s office.

02/17/2015

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St. Louis Police Making Progress in Case of Missing Money

St. Louis police are getting closer to solving the case of some $200,000 missing from the Ethical Society of Police.

02/17/2015

Parade goers plead for beads being thrown from floats during the St. Louis Mardi Gras parade in St. Louis  on February 9, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Let the Good Times Roll!

Organizers are hoping the windy, cold weather predicted for Saturday won’t put a chill on the annual Soulard Mardi Gras Parade.

02/13/2015

St. Louis Circut Attorney Jennifer Joyce tells reporters the specifics of a new law that will deal with drunk drivers in St. Louis on December 30, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Man’s Long Journey to Jail and Back

St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce tells the story of Cornelius Anderson.

02/06/2015

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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Mo. Highway Patrol Declines to Help St. Louis Police

The Highway Patrol does not have the funding to assign troopers in the city, Col. Ron Replogle told Missouri’s Senate Appropriations Committee.

02/02/2015

KMOX file photo.

Dotson’s Plan for Highway Patrol Brings Mixed Reactions from City Hall

Downtown STL Inc.’s Missy Kelley says she supports the plan to bring in the Highway Patrol to help reduce crime downtown, but it’s getting mixed reaction from the Board of Aldermen.

01/29/2015

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