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Red light cameras
1:58 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Judge again rejects red light cameras in St. Louis city

A judge has thrown out the city of St. Louis' ordinance that allows the use of red light cameras.
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Updated at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday with copy of Judge Neill's order.

Updated at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday  with comments from the city.

Updated at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday with comments from plaintiff's attorney, more information on the ruling.

A St. Louis circuit court judge has ruled that the city's red light camera ordinance is both unconstitutional and violates state law.

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Morning News Round-up
9:53 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Morning headlines: Friday, January 13, 2012

Traffic on northbound and southbound I-270 on Jan. 12, 2011at the J. J. Kelley overpass in Des Peres.
(Missouri Department of Transportation/MoDOT - St. Louis on Facebook)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

MoDOT director apologizes for Thursday traffic gridlock due to light snowfall

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Red Light Cameras
11:46 am
Tue October 25, 2011

Mo. appeals court upholds Creve Coeur red-light camera fines

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A Missouri appeals court has upheld an ordinance in the suburban St. Louis city of Creve Coeur that imposes a $100 fine when cameras catch vehicles running red lights.

The Eastern District appeals court on Tuesday rejected an argument that the Creve Coeur ordinance violates due process rights by ticketing a vehicle's owner without knowing if the owner was driving when the vehicle ran a red light.

Red light cameras
4:42 pm
Mon May 23, 2011

Judge throws out St. Louis' red light camera law

Red light cameras in Hazelwood. A judge in St. Louis city today threw out the city's law allowing the cameras because it conflicts with state statutes.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Have you gotten a ticket from one of 51 red light cameras in the city of St. Louis?

If a new court ruling stands, you might not have to pay the $100 fine.

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Red Light Cameras
5:08 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

New media campaign supporting red light cameras begins

Hazelwood Police Chief Carl Wolf (center) speaks at a press conference about red light cameras today.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A new media campaign in support of red light cameras rolls out across Missouri today.

The advertisements are sponsored by a group calling itself the "National Coalition for Safer Roads."

David Kelly is the executive director.  He says there is a false impression that a majority of Missourians are opposed to red light cameras.

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MO Statehouse
5:52 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Mo. House committee hears bill to ban red light cameras

Testimony was heard in Jefferson City today on legislation that would outlaw the use of red light cameras in Missouri.

The bill is sponsored by State Representative Paul Weiland (R, Imperial).  He called red light cameras a gimmick for boosting revenue, saying that cities that use them fine violators without adding points to their driving records.

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Red light cameras
4:42 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Lembke not satisfied with recent opinion on red light cameras

Red light cameras at an intersection in Hazelwood, Mo.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

South County Republican state Senator Jim Lembke says the opinion issued last week by attorney general Chris Koster still doesn't convince him that some municipal ordinances authorizing red light cameras are legal.

Lembke, who's introduced legislation again this year that would ban the use of the cameras, says he agrees that local governments are allowed to put up the cameras.

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Red Light Cameras
1:47 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

New research out about Mo. support of red light cameras

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New research from the National Coalition for Safer Roads, a group advocating for the use of red light cameras, shows that 71 percent of Missouri's registered voters support the use of the cameras at dangerous intersections.

The study, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies also shows that 47 percent of Missouri's registered voters "strongly support" the cameras.

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Red Light Cameras
3:28 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Public hearing on red light cameras tonight in Jefferson County

Red light cameras is the topic of three public hearings in Jefferson County. The first of the hearings takes place tonight. (St. Louis Public Radio)

The Jefferson County Council is holding the first of three public hearings tonight on red light cameras.

Last fall Jefferson County's three member board of county executives signed a five-year deal with American Traffic Solutions for a handful of red light cameras.

It now appears those cameras will not go up.

A newly elected seven-member county council is beginning a process to repeal a law that allows traffic cameras.

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MO Statehouse
10:04 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Mo. lawmakers pre-file bills for 2011 session

The Thomas Jefferson statue stands on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri on December 3, 2010.
Bill Greenblatt UPI

Missouri lawmakers have been pre-filing bills this week in preparation for the legislative session that begins next month. Here's the lowdown on these early ventures:

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