What do law-enforcement agencies do with the many illegal guns they confiscate during their police work or acquire through buybacks? Sometimes, firearms can pile up and take up valuable space -- and often departments destroy them. Thanks to a Chesterfield-based company, the actual process of destr ... More >>
In the weeks leading up to today's showdown at the capitol over controversial gun legislation that would block federal laws in Missouri, we've chronicled the growing opposition from law enforcement agencies across the state. St. Louis city and county cops say House Bill 436 will damage their police ... More >>
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch does not support stricter federal gun control -- but he's also not a fan of Missouri's controversial proposal to actively block the feds, either. In a move that signals growing and widespread opposition to one of the state's most hotly debated pieces of legisl ... More >>
A federal judge is ensuring that Stanley "Outlaw" Carter's nickname remains relevant for many years to come. Officials announced this morning that Carter, a 29-year-old St. Louis city man, has been sentenced to twenty years behind bars for two felony counts of brandishing and discharging a firearm ... More >>
Here's one way St. Louis leaders are working to combat gun violence in the city -- and officials say it's a first-of-a-kind effort. Federal authorities in Missouri and Illinois alongside local metro officials announced yesterday that, with a partnership aimed at targeting violent crime, they have ... More >>
Weeks ago, we reported that 100 pounds of explosives was missing from a Troy business and, at the time, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office had no idea who might have taken them or what they might have been planning. Eventually, the sheriff's office began receiving tips about two teenage boys, Jos ... More >>
Sooo...this is comforting. Thieves stole approximately 100 pounds of explosives from a business in Troy this week, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the matter alongside the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The federal agency is offering a ... More >>
Ever wanted to own a set of guns that belonged to two celebrated Depression-era outlaws? Well, now's your chance! A tommy gun and 12-gauge 1897 Winchester shotgun seized when police raided Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker's Joplin apartment in April of 1933 will be up for auction later this month in K ... More >>
In a 4,650-word, front-page treatise in yesterday's New York Times, author Michael Luo lays bare a significant trend: each year, thousands of felons across the country have their gun rights reinstated following prison sentences, despite a federal law that strips away the right to bear arms fo ... More >>
Five St. Louis men have been arrested as part of a federal investigation into racketeering, drug trafficking and murder involving the Wheels of Soul Outlaw Motorcycle Gang. The St. Louis men arrested are:Dominic Henley, 33, of central St. Louis, described as the chapter president;Lawrence Pinks ... More >>
local4traffic.files.wordpress.comThe police also wrote 111 tickets in Alton.The jaw-dropping number of traffic citations comes courtesy of another one of the Illinois State Police's patented "roadside safety checks" at the freeway off-ramp at Broadway and Fourth Street in East Boogie.The BND ha ... More >>
An ex-employee of Copia Urban Winery and Market, the Washington Avenue dining spot that was lost in an early-morning blaze last December, faces federal arson charges. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the indictment this morning against 26-year-old Gilbert Summers, a "back bar" worker who ... More >>
An ex-employee of Copia Urban Winery and Market, the Washington Avenue dining spot that was lost in an early-morning blaze last December, faces federal arson charges. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the indictment this morning against 26-year-old Gilbert Summers, a "back bar" worker who ha ... More >>
Has Mardi Gras become a tool of mega-buck sponsors? That's what state and federal authorities are asking.
A pub crawl along the Illinois riverbanks
Nikolay Nedeltchev wanted to be a gun broker in America. Fat chance.
Those who follow the way of the gun have their many reasons. Just ask them.
When it came to guns, the Overland cops weren't just playing around
Last Friday was a big day for Our Town
As gun makers stockpile money for a PR and marketing battle to convince still more citizens to take up arms, besieged cities such as St. Louis aren't taking it lying down. They're returning fire with lawsuits.