30-year veteran of St. Louis department named police chief

ST. LOUIS/December 29,2017  (AP)(STL.News) —The new police chief in St. Louis is a 30-year veteran of the department described by community activists as a “fair and decent” man who will reach out to residents, including those with a strong distrust of police. Mayor Lyda Krewson on Thursday announced the hiring of John Hayden, who most recently has … Continue reading 30-year veteran of St. Louis department named police chief

AG Hawley Announces Results of Independent Investigation into Allegations of Wrongdoing by Koster Administration

Jefferson City, MO/December 5, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced the results of the investigation into alleged wrongdoing by the Koster Administration in connection with the 2012 civil lawsuit over the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The Attorney General issued the following statement: “The independent investigator hired by the Attorney General’s … Continue reading AG Hawley Announces Results of Independent Investigation into Allegations of Wrongdoing by Koster Administration

Wallethub Releases List For Best Place To Raise A Family

WILDWOOD, MO/November 22, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) The St. Louis County community of Wildwood is the best place to raise a family in the Show-Me-State. That’s according to Wallethub’s ‘2017’s Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri’ list.  The personal finance website’s analysts compared more than 80 of its biggest cities across 21 key indicators of … Continue reading Wallethub Releases List For Best Place To Raise A Family

St. Louis Voters Approve Proposition P

St. Louis, MO/November 8, 2017 (STL.News) – St. Louis Police and firefighters will soon see a pay raise after voters approved Proposition P. The measure passed with roughly 60% of the vote during Tuesday’s Special Election. Mayor Lyda Krewson said she appreciates the support from the voters on this ballot issue, “I’m so thrilled that … Continue reading St. Louis Voters Approve Proposition P

Some forcibly arrested in St. Louis weren’t protesting

ST. LOUIS, MO/September 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — An undercover St. Louis police officer and an Air Force lieutenant who lives in the neighborhood were among several people who say they were forcibly arrested last weekend in the city even though they were not participating in protests over the acquittal of a white former officer in … Continue reading Some forcibly arrested in St. Louis weren’t protesting

The Latest: Group moves to hotel after mall protest arrests

ST. LOUIS, MO/September 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over acquittal of officer in black man’s shooting death (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Protests of a white former police officer’s acquittal in the killing of a black man in St. Louis moved to the Ritz Carlton hotel in Clayton, Missouri, … Continue reading The Latest: Group moves to hotel after mall protest arrests

State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict _ again

State of Missouri, Center of racial conflict triggered by the acquittal of white former St. Louis police officer ST. LOUIS, MO/September 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Missouri is again at the center of a racially charged conflict after a judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the death of a black … Continue reading State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict _ again

ACLU sues St. Louis over treatment of protesters

ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri files lawsuit against the city of St. Louis ST. LOUIS, MO/September 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called “unlawful and unconstitutional action” during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of … Continue reading ACLU sues St. Louis over treatment of protesters