problem properties http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Private Attorneys To Help With Nuisance Property Crackdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/private-attorneys-help-nuisance-property-crackdown <p></p><p>The city of St. Louis has beefed up the number of attorneys targeting problem properties in the city.</p><p>Private lawyers from firms throughout St. Louis, working for free, will supplement the efforts of city attorneys to take the owners of those properties to court.</p><p>Those are the buildings that are so structurally unsound they pose a safety risk, or where police get numerous complaints of nuisance crimes.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:45:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Private Attorneys To Help With Nuisance Property Crackdown 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