Tim Lloyd

Education Reporter

Tim Lloyd grew up north of Kansas City and holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Prior to joining St. Louis Public Radio, he launched digital reporting efforts for Harvest Public Media, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting funded collaboration between Midwestern NPR member stations that focuses on agriculture and food issues.  His stories have aired on a variety of stations and shows including Morning Edition, ​Marketplace, KCUR, KPR, IPR, NET, WFIU.  He won regional Edward R Murrow Awards in 2013 for Writing, Hard News and was part of the reporting team that won for Continuing Coverage.  In 2010 he received the national Debakey Journalism Award and in 2009 he won a Missouri Press Association award for Best News Feature.

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Police
9:38 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Police Commissioners Get Community Feedback

Credit (St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners began fielding comments from community members tonight about what qualifications they should look for in the next Chief of Police.

Some residents said he should have a master’s degree.

Other’s added that he needed the kind of street smarts it takes to effectively tackle crime.

And Janet Jones said that all sounds good, but with one addendum.

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Developing
1:21 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Plummer Concedes To Enyart In Illinois 12th District

Credit (Provided by Plummer for Congress)

A Republican lumber company executive is conceding defeat in a southern Illinois congressional race.

Jason Plummer made Wednesday's announcement a day after voters in the 12th Congressional District elected Democrat Bill Enyart, a Belleville lawyer who has headed the Illinois National Guard. The Green Party's Paula Bradshaw finished third.

Plummer says in a one-paragraph statement e-mailed to The Associated Press that he thanks the thousands of supporters, volunteers and friends who backed his campaign.

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Politics
4:33 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Libertarian Veep Candidate Makes A Stop In St. Louis

Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate Jim Gray speaks with supporters in St. Louis on Nov. 4, 2012.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate Jim Gray rolled up to a Soulard bar and grill in a white minivan with a few hundred signatures from supporters on its exterior.

Before talking with a dozen or so supporters, he said if you want to fix the system, how about just getting rid of most of it.

“And by the way, we’re Libertarians, and we do believe in government, but government is the last resort, not the first resort,” Gray said.

He said there are dramatic differences between Libertarian Candidate for President Gary Johnson and the two major party candidates.

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Politics
4:05 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Mo. Republicans And Democrats Hold Get Out The Vote Rallies

Republican Candidate for Attorney General, Ed Martin, speaks to GOP supporters on Sat. Nov. 3.
Credit Chris McDaniel / St. Louis Public Radio

Republican and Democratic candidates running for statewide office in Missouri are making one last push toward election day. 

Many of the down-ballot Republican candidates gathered this morning to thank and encourage volunteers who’ve been calling and knocking on doors.

Republican Candidate for Attorney General, Ed Martin, said Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s substantial lead in Missouri is a good sign for state-wide GOP candidates.

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Developing
7:40 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Pilot Killed In Crash Of Small Plane At Creve Coeur Park

A small plane crashed into Creve Coeur Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Updated 7:40 am Oct. 30 with news on another death resulting from the crash.

A spokesperson for DePaul Hospital says the wife of the pilot who died in a plane crash in Creve Coeur Lake last Wednesday has also died.

Suzanne Hazelton, 69, died on Monday after being on life support since the crash. She was the only passenger in the plane, which crashed during a trip from Pennsylvania to Creve Coeur Airport in St. Louis.

Our previous story:

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Politics
8:30 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Activists Rally Against Prop A

Activists rally at St. Louis City Hall against Proposition A.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Activists say it’s a tricky maneuver.

Groups including the ACLU and NAACP have long supported local control of police.  But Chair of the Organization for Black Struggle, Montague Simmons, says Proposition A would undercut transparency and citizen oversight.

“The banner head that they’re using for local control, we built credibility for,” Simmons says.  “People understand it and they identify directly with citizen review.  They identify it with accountability and transparency.  Absent that, people will be buying in to something they can’t live with.”

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Coal Protests
10:21 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Local Activists Take Aim At Peabody Energy

Activists rally at Washington University as part of a week of protests against Peabody Coal.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Local activist groups say they’re planning several protests this week against Peabody Energy.

This morning activists hung a banner on a Peabody Energy and United Way billboard that read, “Dirty Coal = Dirty Money.”   

Later in the day, activists joined student groups to protest at Washington University, saying the school had too cozy of a relationship with Peabody.  In a statement, Washington University says it respects students’ right to express their opinions.   

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Crime Lab
5:52 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Work Begins On New Crime Lab In St. Louis County

(via Flickr/davidsonscott15)

St. Louis County started construction on a new crime lab this afternoon and police say the facility will speed up processing time.

Department spokesman, Randy Vaughn, says the extra space will also give them the room they need for additional technicians to help take on a backlog of evidence.  

“This is also going to allow a separation of all the different types of forensics, chemistry, biology, our evidence custodians, our firearm custodians,” Vaughn says.  “That is going to make a vast difference in making sure we don’t have any type of contamination issues.”

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Foreclosure Mediation
2:23 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Slay: Battle Over Foreclosure Mediation In The County Not A Deterrent To Similar Law

(via Flickr/taberandrew)

A restraining order that prevents St. Louis County from enforcing a new law that would require banks to offer mediation to homeowners facing foreclosure continues this week.

St. Louis County and bankers are in the midst of a legal battle over whether or not the county has the authority to enforce the ordinance.

No matter what happens in the court case, St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay says the city should continue to push ahead with a similar law.

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Rock n' Roll Marathon
4:48 pm
Sat October 20, 2012

Marathon Brings Thousands Of Runners And Road Closures

(Via Flickr/Josiah Mackenzie)

If you’re driving downtown tomorrow plan for possible delays and detours.

More than 16,000 runners are expected to fill the streets to take part in the second annual TASK Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon and Half-Marathon.

Race organizers say closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

Last year the race caused some problems for residents in south St. Louis City, but St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said he expects things to go more smoothly this year.

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