St. Louis, MO – St. Louis has overtaken Detroit as the nation's most-dangerous city.
That's according to a Kansas research-and-publishing company's ranking based on an analysis of FBI crime figures.
It's the ninth year of the Morgan Quitno rankings. The previous three years in a row, Detroit headed the list. Using a six crime categories, St. Louis this year topped the list of big cities, followed by Atlanta, Detroit, Gary, Indiana, and Baltimore.
Since 9-11-2001, many US communities and hospitals have had to admit they might not be ready for a chemical or bioterrorist attack. With that in mind, a team of medical professionals from St. Louis University recently traveled to Israel - a country forced to reckon for years with the threat of terrorism.
KWMU's Hillary Wicai reports on what the team learned and how they'll apply and share that knowledge.
Jefferson City, MO – All Missouri felons would have to provide genetic samples for a law enforcement database under proposed legislation. The legislation would expand Missouri's current DNA sex offender profiling system. It allows for testing in felony murder cases, assaults and sex offenses.
Lawmakers believe the program could lead to more convictions, because of the ability of law enforcement to tap into the proposed statewide database -- and link those already convicted of crimes to other offenses.