Megan Boken http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Department Calls 'Hotspot Policing' A Success http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/department-calls-hotspot-policing-success <p>The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says a month of intensive patrols in "hot spots" throughout the city was a major success.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:49:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4947 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Department Calls 'Hotspot Policing' A Success Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-29-2012 <p><strong>Isaac could bring rain to Missouri</strong></p><p>As people on the gulf seek shelter from Hurricane Isaac, weather officials say the storm could bring some welcome relief to drought-stricken Missouri farmers.</p><p>The National Weather Service is calling for 2 to 6 inches of rain to fall the Mississippi River Valley, including Arkansas, Missouri and southern Illinois.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:27:56 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington & The Associated Press 4441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Street cameras being considered in wake of increases in gun-related crime http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/street-cameras-being-considered-wake-increases-gun-related-crime <p>A network of street cameras designed to curb crime is getting some attention in St. Louis City Hall.</p><p>21<sup>st</sup> Ward alderman Antonio French claims the cameras have reduced violent crime in his north city ward by 80 percent.</p><p>“When we had 14 homicides in 2010, what had happened was that this was an area where criminals felt they could operate without fear of being arrested or being held to account,” French said. “The cameras changed that.”</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:26:40 +0000 Adam Allington 4408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Street cameras being considered in wake of increases in gun-related crime Two charged with murder, attempted robbery of Megan Boken http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-charged-murder-attempted-robbery-megan-boken <p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p><strong>Updated 4:04 p.m.</strong> <em>with breakdown of alleged course of events in case.</em></p><p><strong>Updated 3:18 p.m.<em> </em></strong><em>with information from CrimeStoppers</em></p><p><em>Original Story posted 3:12 p.m. Aug. 24</em>:</p><p>Two men, both 18, have been charged with the murder and attempted robbery of Megan Boken.</p><p>The names of the men and charges are as follows, according to the office of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce:</p><p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:04:32 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 4399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two charged with murder, attempted robbery of Megan Boken Morning headlines: Friday, August 24, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/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 http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, August 24, 2012 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 Services set for former SLU volleyball standout Megan Boken http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/services-set-former-slu-volleyball-standout-megan-boken <p>Services are planned in suburban Chicago for <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-slu-volleyball-player-shot-death">a former volleyball standout killed in St. Louis</a> during what police say was a robbery attempt.</p><p>Investigators say 23-year-old Megan Boken was shot in the neck and chest in her car Saturday while she was in St. Louis for an alumni volleyball game at the university she'd attended there.</p><p>As of Tuesday, police had made no arrests, and no charges have been filed.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:58:55 +0000 The Associated Press 4369 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Services set for former SLU volleyball standout Megan Boken