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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

KMOX file photo.

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

KMOX file photo.

St. Louis Police Ask State Troopers to Help Walk the Beat Downtown

KMOX News has learned St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is in talks with the Highway Patrol to put state troopers on foot patrol downtown.

01/28/2015

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department roll call Monday morning. Officers receive walking orders from Chief Sam Dotson for hot-spot policing. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Hot-Spot Policing Underway in Four St. Louis Neighborhoods

Uniformed, plainclothes officers will flood crime-prone areas for next 7-10 days.

01/26/2015

INTRATEC 9mm recovered from the suspect involved in last night’s officer-involved shooting incident at Marcus and Cottage. Photo courtesy of the SLMPD.

UPDATED: Man Shot, Killed by St. Louis Police

Police say he pulled TEC-9 with extended clip on officers.

01/22/2015

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

St. Louis Mayor, Police Chief Struggle for Solutions After Night of Killings

“Life has changed in the St. Louis region, and I think, throughout the entire country since Ferguson,” Slay says. “What’s happened here has been horrendous.”

01/16/2015

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UPDATED: Four Arrested After String of St. Louis Violence

Police believe they have solved this morning’s murder at Chouteau and Tucker with the arrest of a 50-year-old man.

01/15/2015

The Metropolitan Police Department of the City of St. Louis opens its new headquarters at 1915 Olive by marching from the old building at 1200 Clark on July 19, 2014. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

City Police Release 2014 Crime Stats for St. Louis

Overall crime dropped 3.3 percent, says Chief Sam Dotson.

01/12/2015

Seherzada Dzanic (St. Louis Police)

Bosnian Woman Lied About Attack

A woman who claimed she was she was beaten by three black teens because she was Bosnian now admits she made it all up.

12/15/2014

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