violence en Educators, Law Enforcement and Elected Officials Discuss How To Curb Youth Violence <p></p><p>At a community forum in north St. Louis County Monday night, elected officials, law enforcement and educators discussed ways to curb youth violence.&nbsp;&nbsp; In short, speakers said tackling the problem will require a collective effort and include everything from affordable housing to job creation.</p><p>Even though the root causes of violence are often complex, Lt. Colonial Ken Gregory of the St. Louis County Police said fostering healthy families is where the solution starts.</p><p>“We don’t have that working for us then we have nothing,” Gregory said.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:51:28 +0000 Tim Lloyd 9427 at Educators, Law Enforcement and Elected Officials Discuss How To Curb Youth Violence City Police Department Deploying Extra Resources To 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 City Police Department Deploying Extra Resources To College Hill Neighborhood Why Violence Is Declining: A Conversation With Steven Pinker <p>Author and psychologist Steven Pinker argues that violence is on the decline.&nbsp; In, "The Better Angels of Our Nature,” Pinker says despite ongoing news about war, terrorism, and other crimes, violence is declining.&nbsp; Pinker also examines why people are pulled toward violence and debunks myths about violence.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talks with Steven Pinker about his book and thought provoking studies and analysis.&nbsp; Pinker spoke recently at the St. Louis County Library.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:28:35 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5274 at Why Violence Is Declining: A Conversation With Steven Pinker Wash U. To Host Conference On Violence And Public Health <p>Washington University is hosting a conference tomorrow afternoon on public health challenges in the 21st century.</p><p>Melissa Jonson-Reid directs <a href="">Wash U's Brown Center for Violence and Injury Prevention</a>.</p><p>She says one challenge <a href="">the conference</a> will take on is the problem of violence in St. Louis, and the role local public health professionals can play in addressing it.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:27:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5161 at Wash U. To Host Conference On Violence And Public Health St. Louis Police using new strategy against crime <p></p><p>The St. Louis Police Department is using a new strategy to curb crime.</p><p>Aggravated assaults with firearms are up about 20 percent so far this year over last year.</p><p>The police department recently began working with University of Missouri-St. Louis criminology professor Rick Rosenfeld to reduce violent crime.</p><p>St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says the new strategy is to flood high-crime areas with officers during evening hours.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:30:07 +0000 Maria Altman 4506 at St. Louis Police using new strategy against crime Morning headlines: Friday, August 24, 2012 <p><strong>St. Louis police change procedure in light of uptick in violent crime</strong></p><p>Responding to a recent spate of violent crime in some parts of the city that have been thought of as safe, St. Louis police are changing some of their officers' procedures and duties.</p><p>Twenty-three-year-old Megan Boken was fatally shot on Saturday in the Central West End,&nbsp; and several women were robbed at gunpoint near Busch Stadium this week.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:45:21 +0000 Julie Bierach, Bill Raack & The Associated Press 4396 at Morning headlines: Friday, August 24, 2012 Morning headlines - Monday, June 4, 2012 <p><strong>Ill. DNR director cannot rule out park closures</strong></p><p><em>Amanda Vinicky contributed reporting from Springfield.</em></p><p>The director of the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources says his department will do all it can to keep the state&#39;s parks open after the failure of a $2 increase in license plate fees that would have provided a funding stream the the DNR.</p><p>But Marc Miller says he can&#39;t rule anything out, because the department has seen its budget slashed by 50 percent over the last decade.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:31:59 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Illinois Public Radio & Tim Lloyd 3839 at Morning headlines - Monday, June 4, 2012 East St. Louis nightclubs pitch in for 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 East St. Louis nightclubs pitch in for more police patrols 2 Dead in shooting outside St. Louis funeral home <p><iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src=";client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=reliable+funeral+home+st.+louis&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=reliable+funeral+home&amp;hnear=St+Louis,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=11644761758045443194&amp;ved=0CEgQpQY&amp;ei=r172TKaXJIfQNMqv4LQE&amp;ll=38.643314,-90.240478&amp;spn=0.006295,0.006295&amp;iwloc=A&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=38.643321,-90.240455&amp;panoid=OKrXLRsaYB21LTwPxTytQg&amp;cbp=12,248.08,,0,18.44&amp;source=embed&amp;output=svembed" width="425" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no"></iframe><br> <small><a href=";client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=reliable+funeral+home+st.+louis&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=reliable+funeral+home&amp;hnear=St+Louis,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=11644761758045443194&amp;ved=0CEgQpQY&amp;ei=r172TKaXJIfQNMqv4LQE&amp;ll=38.643314,-90.240478&amp;spn=0.006295,0.006295&amp;iwloc=A&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=38.643321,-90.240455&amp;panoid=OKrXLRsaYB21LTwPxTytQg&amp;cbp=12,248.08,,0,18.44&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p><em><strong>UPDATE 12:35 p.m. 12-1-10:</strong></em></p><p>Information <a href="">from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> says that the shootings may not be gang related, as was previously stated:</p><blockquote><p>Police on Wednesday did an about-face and said the Reliable&nbsp;Funeral Home shootings may not be gang related, despite previous public statements from Chief Dan Isom."The Chief initially said at the scene that he thought it may be the result of feuding between two gangs but further investigation has not been able to support that," said Erica Van Ross, a spokeswoman for the deparment. "After learning that the parties may have initially become involved in an argument at the funeral, this appears to be, at this point at least, stemming from a personal dispute."</p></blockquote><p><span class="article-content"><span>Police say two people are dead after a gang-related shooting outside a St. Louis funeral home while a service was being held inside.<br> Two other people were injured in the shooting about noon Tuesday at Reliable Funeral Home.</span></span></p><p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 18:35:23 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 43 at