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2:10 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

City Police Department Deploying Extra Resources To College Hill Neighborhood

Police Chief Sam Dotson addressing officers in the north city neighborhood of College HIll
Credit Adam Allington / St. Louis Public Radio

Updated at 12:45 Thursday, Feb. 7 with arrest numbers.

The St. Louis Police Department is deploying 80 extra officers and resources to north city’s College Hill neighborhood.

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.

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.

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Megan Boken
6:43 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Two suspects in custody in CWE killing

Megan Boken.
(via St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department flyer)

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.

Twenty-three year Megan Boken was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while sitting in her car in the Central West End.

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says robbery was the motive.

The crime attracted a lot of attention, especially because it occurred in broad daylight in a busy neighborhood.

Mayor Francis Slay expressed his sympathy to the Boken family and said making St. Louis safer is a priority.

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Morning round-up
9:23 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Morning headlines: Monday, January 2, 2012

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Last provision of Mo. law aimed at curbing auto extended service contract industry takes effect

Republican Senator Scott Rupp sponsored the legislation after he says he received lots of complaints about the businesses in his suburban St. Louis district. 

The last portion of the law to take effect requires the extended contract service providers, and their employees, to apply for a license with the Missouri Department of Insurance.

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Morning round-up
9:26 am
Mon May 23, 2011

Morning Headlines: Monday, May 23, 2011

A screen capture of a video taken of the destruction following a tornado in Joplin, Mo. Dozens of fatalities resulting from the storm have already been confirmed in the area.
(Screen capture via YouTube user thomasstout25)

Devastation in Joplin Following Tornado

Rescue workers are searching for survivors following a massive tornado that blasted a four-mile path across southwestern Missouri slamming into the city of Joplin with cataclysmic force. The tornado last night ripped into a hospital, destroyed neighborhoods and upended cars.

Eighty-nine people have been confirmed dead.

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Gregory Bowman
5:53 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Mo. Supreme Court affirms Bowman's murder conviction, reverses death row sentence

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City, Mo.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed the murder conviction for Gregory Bowman, but reversed the sentence that put him on death row.

The court ruled today that St. Louis County jurors should not have heard about Bowman's two prior murder convictions during sentencing because those convictions were overturned.

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Crime
2:40 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

Helmig, murder conviction tossed, to be freed

Dale Helmig's conviction status has been on the Missouri news radar since 2005, when his 1996 conviction for murdering his mother was thrown out, citing that jurors were given material during their deliberations that wasn't introduced in trial as evidence.

Today, he could be free on bond. But what happened between 2005 and now? A quick timeline:

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