murder http://news.stlpublicradio.org en City Police Department Deploying Extra Resources To College Hill Neighborhood http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-police-department-deploying-extra-resources-college-hill-neighborhood <p><em>Updated at 12:45 Thursday, Feb. 7 with arrest numbers.</em></p><p>The St. Louis Police Department is deploying 80 extra officers and resources to north city’s College Hill neighborhood.</p><p>The area, which borders O’Fallon Park to the west and Interstate 70 to the north, has been the site of a number of shootings recently, including three murders.</p><p>St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says the department is used to this kind of “hot-spot policing,” and says the tactic has been used to great effect in other parts of the city.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:10:01 +0000 Adam Allington 9047 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City Police Department Deploying Extra Resources To College Hill Neighborhood Two suspects in custody in CWE killing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-suspects-custody-cwe-killing <p>Two 18-year-olds are in custody and are expected to be charged Friday with the murder of a former St. Louis University volleyball player.</p><p>Twenty-three year Megan Boken was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while sitting in her car in the Central West End.</p><p>St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says robbery was the motive.</p><p>The crime attracted a lot of attention, especially because it occurred in broad daylight in a busy neighborhood.</p><p>Mayor Francis Slay expressed his sympathy to the Boken family and said making St. Louis safer is a priority.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:43:02 +0000 Maria Altman 4393 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two suspects in custody in CWE killing Morning headlines: Monday, January 2, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-january-2-2012 <p><strong>Last provision of Mo. law aimed at curbing auto extended&nbsp;service contract industry takes effect</strong></p><p>Republican&nbsp;Senator Scott Rupp sponsored the legislation after he&nbsp;says he received lots of complaints about the businesses in his suburban St. Louis district.&nbsp;</p><p>The last portion&nbsp;of the law to take effect requires the extended contract service providers, and&nbsp;their employees, to apply for a license with the Missouri Department of Insurance.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 15:23:40 +0000 Julie Bierach, Maria Altman, WUIS & The Associated Press 2774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, January 2, 2012 Morning Headlines: Monday, May 23, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-may-23-2011 <p><strong>Devastation in Joplin Following Tornado</strong></p><p>Rescue workers are searching for survivors following a massive tornado that blasted a four-mile path across southwestern Missouri slamming into the city of Joplin with cataclysmic force. The tornado last night ripped into a hospital, destroyed neighborhoods and upended cars.</p><p>Eighty-nine people have been confirmed dead.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 14:26:15 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1284 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Monday, May 23, 2011 Mo. Supreme Court affirms Bowman's murder conviction, reverses death row sentence http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-affirms-bowmans-murder-conviction-reverses-death-row-sentence <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed the murder conviction for Gregory Bowman, but reversed the sentence that put him on death row.</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:53:50 +0000 Maria Altman 939 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court affirms Bowman's murder conviction, reverses death row sentence Helmig, murder conviction tossed, to be freed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/helmig-murder-conviction-tossed-be-freed <p>Dale Helmig's conviction status has been on the Missouri news radar <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/823503/news/Missouri.murder.conviction.thrown.out">since 2005</a>, when his 1996 conviction for murdering his mother was thrown out, citing <span class="article-content"><span>that jurors were given material during their deliberations that wasn't introduced in trial as evidence. </span></span></p><p>Today, he could be free on bond. But what happened between 2005 and now? A quick timeline:</p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:40:53 +0000 Kelsey Proud 113 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org