University City

Todd Shepard
4:53 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Killer of University City officer gets life in prison without parole

(via Flickr/davidsonscott15)

The man who shot and killed a University City cop on Halloween 2008 will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Read more
Morning round-up
9:33 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Missouri Capitol Building. State lawmakers have given final approval to a bill renewing federally funded jobless payments for thousands of Missourians.
Flickr/David_Shane

Missouri Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Federally Funded Jobless Payments

Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill renewing federally funded jobless payments for thousands of people who lost their benefits because of a protest against federal spending by several Republican state senators. The House voted 138-13 Tuesday to send the legislation to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Read more
University City audit
11:06 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

Audit gives U-City a "C" for management

A state audit of University City found weak accounting controls and problems with delinquent trash bills.
(via Flickr/ChrisYunker)

A state review of University City made public today gives the municipality a "C" when it comes to its management practices.

The report by Missouri auditor Tom Schweich, which covered June 2009 to June 2010, found several instances where the city failed to follow best practices. For example:

Read more
from St. Louis on the Air
5:33 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Joe Edwards steps down but stays busy

A visualization of the Loop Trolley Project

Late last week, Joe Edwards announced that he’s stepping down as the Chairman of the Loop Special Business District after 30 years leading the board.  He stopped by St. Louis on the Air today to chat about his decision and what’s next for the six-block district along Delmar that’s been designated “One of the 10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association.

Read more
U. City Police Officer Killing
12:13 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

Defendant Shepard admits to killing U. City police sergeant King

(via Flickr/davidsonscott15)

Updated at 2:30 p.m March 3, 2011:

A jury has found Todd Shepard guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The process now goes to the punishment phase, in which prosecuting attorney Robert P. McCulloch is expected to call for the death sentence.

Earlier:

While on the stand today defendant Todd Shepard did something few in his place do -  he admitted to his crime.

Read more

Pages