police http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Threat Against Gov. Nixon "Not Credible," Says Mo. Hwy. Patrol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/threat-against-gov-nixon-not-credible-says-mo-hwy-patrol <P>A rumored threat made against <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&nbsp;has turned out to be false, according to the <A href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">State Highway Patrol</A>.</P> <P>It centered on alleged comments in which someone was quoted as saying they wanted to hire someone to kill the governor.&nbsp; MSHP Captain Tim Hull says they wrapped up their investigation this afternoon.</P> <P>“Information was gathered by (the)&nbsp;<A href="http://www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/">Springfield Police Department </A>of a possible threat Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:11:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7612 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Threat Against Gov. Nixon "Not Credible," Says Mo. Hwy. Patrol Centreville Asst. Police Chief Indicted http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/centreville-asst-police-chief-indicted <p>Corey Allen, the assistant police chief in the small Metro East community of Centreville, has been indicted by a grand jury for making false statements to federal agents.</p><p>U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says a federal grand jury found that Allen, 31, lied when he told investigators that he had not sold a gun to a convicted felon. The indictment alleges that Allen sold the felon, who has not been named, the gun in May, 2012.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:24:20 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 7286 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Centreville Asst. Police Chief Indicted Want To Tape On-Duty Police in Illinois? Supreme Court Gives Go-Ahead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/want-tape-duty-police-illinois-supreme-court-gives-go-ahead <p>The Supreme Court has rejected an Illinois prosecutor's plea to allow enforcement of a law aimed at stopping people from recording police officers on the job.</p><p>The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers. The law sets out a maximum prison term of 15 years.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:08:11 +0000 The Associated Press 6784 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Want To Tape On-Duty Police in Illinois? Supreme Court Gives Go-Ahead Work Begins On New Crime Lab In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/work-begins-new-crime-lab-st-louis-county <p></p><p>St. Louis County started construction on a new crime lab this afternoon and police say the facility will speed up processing time.</p><p>Department spokesman, Randy Vaughn, says the extra space will also give them the room they need for additional technicians to help take on a backlog of evidence.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:52:33 +0000 Tim Lloyd 5676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Work Begins On New Crime Lab In St. Louis County East St. Louis police officer sentenced http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-st-louis-police-officer-sentenced <p>A former East St. Louis police officer who stole a Rolex watch planted by federal agents as a test has been sentenced to 66 days in prison.</p><p>Larry Greenlee, of Belleville, pleaded guilty in May to stealing the watch, which agents planted as part of an integrity test. Greenlee came across the Rolex, encircled with diamonds, in what he thought was a stolen car, which agents had bugged with recording devices.</p><p>The sentence was announced Friday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in southern Illinois.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 17:14:40 +0000 The Associated Press 4676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East St. Louis police officer sentenced Ill. law ensures police, others can do roadside charity http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-law-ensures-police-others-can-do-roadside-charity <p>Now, no one in Illinois can stop firefighters or police officers from collecting charitable donations on roads - even if they wanted to.</p><p>Under a new Illinois law, public safety officials can&#39;t be denied permits to collect money for charities from drivers along roadsides. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law Friday and it takes effect immediately.</p><p>The governor&#39;s office says Illinois is the sixth state to adopt such a law. The others are Florida, Nebraska, Texas, California and North Carolina.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:29:44 +0000 The Associated Press 3925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. law ensures police, others can do roadside charity East St. Louis nightclubs pitch in for more police patrols http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-st-louis-nightclubs-pitch-more-police-patrols <p>East St. Louis nightclubs and other local businesses are bankrolling extra weekend police patrols after a series of violent crimes.</p><p>Mayor Alvin Parks Jr. says the city needs more officers on the street but cannot afford them on its own.</p><p>&ldquo;This is taking already existing officers and paying them to work this special detail,&quot; Parks said. &quot;A detail that will be about six officers downtown and another two in the rest of the city where there might be late night activity.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:20:35 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3342 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East St. Louis nightclubs pitch in for more police patrols Ill. court strikes down eavesdropping rule http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-court-strikes-down-eavesdropping-rule <p><strong>Updated at 1:55 to correct spelling of judge&#39;s name.</strong></p><p>A second judge in Illinois has struck down a state law that requires all parties to consent before a conversation can be recorded.</p><p>The law in question makes it a felony to record without everyone&#39;s permission. Even recording public officials in public places can be illegal.</p><p>Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks ruled today that the law was unconstitutional because it could criminalize &quot;wholly innocent conduct.&quot;</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:55:42 +0000 The Associated Press 3193 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. court strikes down eavesdropping rule Morning headlines: Thursday, February 16, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-february-16-2012 <p><strong>Police budget cuts 50 officers through attrition</strong></p><p>St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom&#39;s budget proposal calls for cutting 50 officers through attrition, not layoffs. <a href="http://ttp://bit.ly/x1cuy9">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> reports that Isom presented the budget Wednesday to the Board of Police Commissioners.</p><p>The department is faced with a $3.8 million shortfall. The city allocated $168 million to the department - a 3 percent increase over last year. But pension costs came in $5 million higher than anticipated.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:12:24 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3082 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, February 16, 2012 Morning headlines: Thursday, February 9, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-february-9-2012 <p><strong>Parkway School District to cut spending</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/parkway-school-board-votes-to-cut-spending/article_cc79deef-562c-5529-946c-f31c5e168371.html">According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a>, the Parkway School Board has approved cutting spending by about $7.5 million to $9.6 million during the next two school years. The school board approved the cuts Wednesday night.</p><p>Reductions include eliminating 20 positions from administration and support staff, mostly through attrition.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:28:47 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3042 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, February 9, 2012