Independent Investigation Finds Problems At Missouri Veterans Home

Independent Investigation Finds Problems At Missouri Veterans Home

Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO  (KTRS) Persistence by family members of residents at the Missouri Veterans Home in north St. Louis County appears to have paid off. On Monday, Governor Eric Greitens announced during a news conference at the facility in Bellefontaine Neighbors, that an independent investigation found “serious problems” at the home. The investigation conducted by the…

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Missouri Prison Program Recognized For Veteran Rehab

Missouri Prison Program Recognized For Veteran Rehab

MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — A new veterans ward in a Missouri prison is earning recognition for veteran rehabilitation. The Columbia Missourian reports that the Missouri Veterans Project began at the Moberly Correctional Center six months ago. Its success has led to similar programs at prisons in Jefferson City, Potosi and Boonville. The pilot program began…

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Suspect In Fatal Police Shooting Won’t Face Death Penalty

Suspect In Fatal Police Shooting Won’t Face Death Penalty

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of killing a St. Louis County police officer in 2016 will not face the death penalty. A judge on Friday set the first-degree murder trial for 19-year-old Trenton Forster for Feb. 4, 2019. Forster is accused in the shooting death of 33-year-old officer Blake Snyder. Prosecutor Robert McCulloch…

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St. Louis Police: Officers Fired On For Second Time In Three Days

St. Louis Police: Officers Fired On For Second Time In Three Days

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police officers in St. Louis have come under gunfire for the second time in three days. The Post-Dispatch reports that officers exchanged gunfire with someone inside a car who had been firing an assault rifle at a pickup truck Friday afternoon. Police say that immediately after that shooting, the car turned…

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Mayor Krewson Blames Guns On Streets For Rise In Homicides

Mayor Krewson Blames Guns On Streets For Rise In Homicides

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — With St. Louis closing in on 200 homicides for 2017, the mayor and other civic leaders are renewing a push to get guns off the streets. St. Louis has seen 196 homicides so far this year, continuing an alarming four-year trend. The annual homicide total has risen…

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