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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Missouri Has 4,889 Untested Rape Kits — and Likely More

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Law enforcement agencies and healthcare providers across Missouri have at least 4,889 untested sexual assault kits in their possession, says Attorney General Josh Hawley — and likely even more than that. Hawley announced the number after surveying 266 law enforcement agencies, five crime labs and 66 healthcare providers. Each...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Inside St. Louis' Real Time Crime Center, Cameras, Cameras Everywhere

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Like many large cities, St. Louis is increasingly wired for surveillance, with hundreds of distinctive white police cameras — complete with flashing red and blue lights — peering into intersections, alleyways and parks. The footage is sent to a single room inside the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's downtown...

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Franklin County Man Arrested for Shooting People Trying to Run Over His Dog

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 12:03 PM

A Franklin County man has been charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon after shooting a couple who were attempting to run over his dog Monday night. The Post-Dispatch reports that Lucas Rankins, 39, was arrested after a call came in around 11 p.m. Monday night regarding two gunshot victims...

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Eric Greitens Stopped for Speeding, Doesn't Get a Ticket

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 8:36 AM

Governor Eric Greitens had an even better week than you thought. Just four days after St. Louis prosecutors dismissed a felony invasion of privacy charge, he was able to duck a speeding ticket in rural Missouri. Add in his recent success on the conservative bingo circuit, and he's on...

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Eric Greitens' New Ad Almost Wins Conservative Bingo (But Forgets 'Snowflake')

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 6:26 AM

Eric Greitens' new TV commercial has everything: "Fake news" funding a conspiracy. "A liberal prosecutor funded by George Soros" pressing charges. "Democratic leadership" orchestrating "false attacks" against a Navy SEAL. DON'T LET THE LIBERALS GET AWAY WITH IT, the narrator intones. All that in under 30 seconds! Indeed, if...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Missouri's Rejected License Plate Names Show We Are Pure Trash

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 2:27 PM

The Missouri Department of Revenue doesn’t want us to have any fun. Not only do they demand that we pay taxes, like, constantly, but they also won’t let us put whatever we want on our personalized license plates. On their website, they’re very clear about their no-fun rules that...

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Dispatcher Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Paralyzed Police Officer

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 9:58 AM

A former police dispatcher has pleaded guilty to stealing money donated to help a paralyzed officer. April Briscuso, 40, helped organize fundraisers for Hazelwood police officer Craig Tudor during the summer and fall of 2017 after he was hurt on duty in a car crash. But Briscuso apparently couldn't...

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St. Louis Police Drop Legal Action to Bar Rape Victim From Her Own Report

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 6:21 AM

Attorneys for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department have dropped their suit seeking to bar a woman from accessing the police report she filed ten years ago. Chelsea Merta, the attorney representing the woman, says she accused a St. Louis officer of raping her in April 2008. Inspired by...

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Agrees to Serve as Special Prosecutor for Greitens

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 5:32 PM

Jean Peters Baker, the elected prosecuting attorney of Jackson County, has agreed to take on the invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens. In a statement, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said that Baker had agreed to take on the assignment — and that Judge Rex Burlison...

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Elderly Tower Grove East Man Calls for Gun, Scares Off Armed Robbers

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 11:32 AM

A trio of armed robbers ran off when a senior citizen called for backup from his wife. The man, who is in his 80s, was heading out the door with his dog when the young thieves confronted him. It was a scary scene, captured on a security camera video...

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