Missouri Department of Public Safety http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-members-grill-public-safety-officials-over-release-citizen-conceal-carry-list <P></P> <P>Budget writers in the Missouri Senate turned their attention today Thursday to the Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety as they continue to question why the state’s list of conceal-carry weapons holders was given to the federal government.</P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Colonel Ron </SPAN>Replogle<SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> testified that the Patrol received a request for the list in November of 2011 from the Social Security Administration, which was conducting a fraud investigation.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">“And our employees felt thi Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:28:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25340 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List Stubblefield speaks on jails for first time since suspension http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stubblefield-speaks-jails-first-time-suspension <p>The highest-ranking city official to face discipline so far for problems at the St. Louis jails spent four hours under oath today, giving his perspective on the situation that led to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-aldermen-jail-security-problems-make-us-look-joke">four escapes in 15 months.</a></p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:28:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2327 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stubblefield speaks on jails for first time since suspension Former St. Louis County police chief Lee named Mo. public safety director http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-st-louis-county-police-chief-lee-named-mo-public-safety-director <p>Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that the former police chief of St. Louis County, Jerry Lee, has been named as the new state public safety director.</p><p>Lee will replace former director John Britt, who <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2011/Gov_Nixon_announces_DPS_Director_John_Britt_stepping_down">left the position last Thursday</a>.</p><p>The appointment of Lee now leaves a vacancy on the <a href="http://www.slmpd.org/board.html">St. Louis City Board of Police Commissioners</a> to be filled by gubernatorial appointment &quot;in due time,&quot; Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said.</p><p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:03:17 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2271 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former St. Louis County police chief Lee named Mo. public safety director Committee grills Bryson on jail staffing, budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/committee-grills-bryson-jail-staffing-budget <p>The head of the public safety department of the city of St. Louis spent nearly two hours on the hot seat today, facing questions under oath about the management of the two jails under his control.</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:01:10 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2264 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Committee grills Bryson on jail staffing, budget Report finds "systemic failure of leadership" at St. Louis jails http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-finds-systemic-failure-leadership-st-louis-jails <p>A preliminary review of the St. Louis corrections department finds &quot;numerous weaknesses&quot; in the management, physical structure and operations of the two jails the department oversees.</p><p>Six inmates have escaped from the facilities in the last 15 months. Three of the four escapes took place within five months of each other.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:58:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report finds "systemic failure of leadership" at St. Louis jails Morning headlines: Monday, May 30, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-may-30-2011 <p><strong>Obama Visits Joplin</strong></p><p>Exactly a week after Joplin was hit by the deadliest tornado to strike the U.S in decades, President Barack Obama visited the Missouri city to offer hope to survivors and promises of help. Obama took to the stage during the Joplin Community Memorial Service, delivering a message of hope and support.</p><p>Along with promises to help rebuild the devastated community, Obama honored some of Joplin&rsquo;s &ldquo;heroes,&rdquo; whom he says acted swiftly &ndash; often at the expense of their own lives &ndash; to save those around them.</p> Mon, 30 May 2011 14:25:32 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & KBIA 1331 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, May 30, 2011 Morning headlines: Friday, May 27, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-may-27-2011 <p><strong>Joplin Tornado Death Toll at 126</strong></p><p>The death toll from Sunday&#39;s devastating tornado in Joplin is now up to 126. Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr announced the updated figure to reporters Thursday after meeting with residents and government officials about plans to offer assistance to victimized residents. More than 900 people suffered injuries in Sunday&#39;s tornado, now considered the nation&#39;s single-deadliest in six decades.</p> Fri, 27 May 2011 14:34:05 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1320 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, May 27, 2011