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New St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.  (photo credit: Brian Kelly/KMOX)

Jon Belmar Named as New St. Louis County Police Chief

The St. Louis County Police Board announced Friday that Jon Belmar will be the next chief. Belmar is replacing Tim Fitch who announced his retirement in December.


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Internal Investigation: Dooley’s Officers Allegedly Performing Improper Background Checks

Two police officers assigned to protect County Executive Charlie Dooley are under an internal investigation in connection with their use of a criminal database.


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Robbery Attempt Leads to Laughing Clerk, Arrest

A 26-year-old St. Louis County man faces weapons charges after his unsuccessful robbery attempt was laughed off by a clerk who thought the holdup was a joke


A woman wears an anti-death penalty tee-shirt during the 20th annual Starvin' for Justice fast and vigil against the death penalty in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2013.  (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Efforts Continue to Spare condemned Missouri Inmate Herbert Smulls

Attorneys for Herbert Smulls expressed concerns Monday about Missouri’s execution drug, even as the state prepares for its third execution since November.


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St. Louis County Adopts New Complete Streets Policy

St. Louis County adopted the Complete Streets Policy. The council passed it with six members in favor and one, Hazel Erby, abstaining.


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St. Louis County Crime Rate Drops For 5th Straight Year

Now at lowest level since 1969


Student Charged with Assault on Teacher’s Aide

A 17-year-old student has been charged with felony assault after a violent attack on a St. Louis County high school teaching assistant.



Dooley, Stenger Spar Over Campaign Finance Reports

Fourth Quarter campaign financial reports were filed by both.



2 Brothers Accused of Series of Crimes

Two brothers are facing charges alleging they are responsible for dozens of smash-and-grab crimes at businesses in south St. Louis County.


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Consultant Proposes Dismantling Failing Missouri School Districts

CEE-Trust was tapped to come up with a plan last year as a new state law gave the State Board of Education greater powers to intervene in troubled school systems.