Michael Baxton http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ex-East St. Louis police chief Baxton gets year in prison http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-east-st-louis-police-chief-baxton-gets-year-prison <p><strong>Updated 3:24</strong> <em>with new headline, information on sentence.</em></p><p>The man who stepped down again as&nbsp;East St. Louis&#39; police chief after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-st-louis-police-chief-resigns-pleads-guilty-federal-charges">admitting</a> he stole video game&nbsp;boxes planted by federal agents&nbsp;has been sentenced to a year in prison.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:12:10 +0000 The Associated Press 3588 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ex-East St. Louis police chief Baxton gets year in prison Morning headlines: Monday, March 5, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-march-5-2012 <p><strong>Obama to speak at Joplin commencement</strong></p><p>President Barack Obama will speak at the high school graduation ceremony in Joplin. A White House official says Obama will deliver remarks at the commencement, scheduled for May 21.</p><p>The president is going back to Joplin after visiting in the days immediately following last year&#39;s tornado. More than 160 people were killed by the tornado, the worst to hit the United States in decades. Among the dead were seven students and one staff member at the high school.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:29:55 +0000 Julie Bierach, Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 3199 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, March 5, 2012 East St. Louis police chief resigns, pleads guilty to federal charges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-st-louis-police-chief-resigns-pleads-guilty-federal-charges <p>Just under two months after<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-st-louis-mayor-rehires-police-chief-who-once-quit"> being re-named as East St. Louis&#39; police chief</a>, not only has Michael Baxton resigned from his post - he&#39;s also pleaded guilty to federal charges of stealing evidence and making false statements to federal investigators.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:16:38 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2891 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East St. Louis police chief resigns, pleads guilty to federal charges East St. Louis mayor rehires police chief who once quit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-st-louis-mayor-rehires-police-chief-who-once-quit <p>The law enforcement officer who resigned has East St. Louis&#39; police chief in 2009 has his old job back.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/vfNKHn">Belleville News-Democrat reports</a> Michael Baxton was sworn in Wednesday in the southwestern Illinois city of about 30,000 residents.</p><p>It&#39;s been a rocky ride for Baxton. He was police chief in nearby Alorton in October when a state board barred him from law enforcement because of a 1982 robbery conviction.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:32:41 +0000 The Associated Press 2573 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East St. Louis mayor rehires police chief who once quit Alorton police chief on leave after certification pulled http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/alorton-police-chief-leave-after-certification-pulled <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=alorton&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Alorton,+St+Clair,+Illinois&amp;gl=us&amp;t=m&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;ll=38.652807,-90.084457&amp;spn=0.187681,0.291824&amp;z=11&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=alorton&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Alorton,+St+Clair,+Illinois&amp;gl=us&amp;t=m&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;ll=38.652807,-90.084457&amp;spn=0.187681,0.291824&amp;z=11&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>The police chief of a southwestern Illinois village is on unpaid leave while challenging a state board&#39;s decision to bar him from being a law enforcer because of previous criminal cases against him.</p><p><a href="http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Former-Alorton-police-chief-removed-from-office-because-of-felony-conviction-132028243.html">KMOV-TV reports</a> that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has decertified Alorton Police Chief Michael Baxton. He also had served as police chief in East St. Louis.</p><p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:30:18 +0000 The Associated Press 2269 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org