surveillance http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis police to get new "Armadillo" tool for targeting problem properties http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-get-new-armadillo-tool-targeting-problem-properties <p>This fall, the St. Louis police department will be getting help conducting surveillance on problem properties from an armadillo.</p><p>No, not the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo">hard-shelled mammals</a> you see scattered on highways in the Southwest.</p><p>This Armadillo is a former armored car that&#39;s been made bulletproof, given a graffiti-resistant paint job, and outfitted with 360-degree surveillance.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:02:02 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1890 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis police to get new "Armadillo" tool for targeting problem properties Morning headlines: Friday, April 15, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-april-15-2011 <p><strong>Ill. Senate Unanimously Approves Legislation Reducing Teacher Job Security</strong></p><p>The Illinois Senate has unanimously approved sweeping legislation that would reduce teachers&#39; job security and emphasize performance over seniority. The legislation would make it harder for teachers to achieve tenure. Even after getting tenure, bad teachers could be fired. &nbsp;If a district has to make layoffs, jobs would be protected based on classroom performance instead of seniority.</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 14:26:58 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 959 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, April 15, 2011