St. Louis Aldermen Consider Bill Controlling Police Response; City Prosecutor Wants Police Investigative Unit

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis aldermen are considering a bill that would limit police respond to protests. Police have drawn criticism for using chemical agents and dispersing crowds in demonstrations since mid-September, when a judge acquitted white former police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of black drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith. Alderwoman Megan…

Dispute Continues Between Police And Protesters Over Galleria Demonstration

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  The debate continues over last weekend’s arrests during a protest at the St. Louis Galleria. Protesters claim not everyone could hear the police order to disperse. The order resulted in 22 arrests. St. Louis County Police released a statement reading in part: “The least possible amount of force was used…

PresidentTrump Waives Cargo Restrictions To Speed Help To Puerto Rico

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to do more for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump is waiving federal restrictions on foreign ships’ transportation of cargo to the island. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Thursday that Trump has authorized a waiver for the U.S. territory for a…

House Committee Holds Public Hearing On Urban Issues

Clayton, MO  (KTRS)  A public hearing of the House Special Committee on Urban issues was held on Wednesday in Clayton. The purpose of the hearing was to address a wide variety of issues impacting minorities. One of those issues was the privatizing St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Representative Courtney Curtis, who chairs the committee, said…