Missouri Highway Patrol Struggles To Hire Diverse Force

Missouri Highway Patrol Struggles To Hire Diverse Force

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has historically been made up largely of white males, and progress toward change has been slow. St. Louis Public Radio cites statistics showing that 94 percent of state troopers are white and only about 5 percent of officers on the road are women. Patrol leaders…

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KLAAS KIDS PRINT-A-THON at Kirkwood Missouri Police Department

KLAAS KIDS PRINT-A-THON at Kirkwood Missouri Police Department

KLAAS KIDS PRINT-A-THON WHO: Mungenast Auto Family and Marc Klaas, father of Polly Klaas and Founder of KlaasKids Foundation. WHY: Following the kidnap and murder of his daughter Polly Klaas in 1993, in California, Marc Klaas formed the KlaasKids Foundation, a nonprofit organization that partners with concerned citizens, the private sector, law enforcement agencies and local, state and federal…

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Protest Leaders: We’re Not Going Away, In Spite Of Arrest

Protest Leaders: We’re Not Going Away, In Spite Of Arrest

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The arrest of a clergyman who was taken to the ground and subdued with pepper spray is the latest incident in which police have been responsible for “unnecessary and dangerous violence” against demonstrators, St. Louis protest leaders said Monday. About 20 faith leaders and other protest organizers…

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Organizers, STL Police Dispute Accounts of Protest Violence

Organizers, STL Police Dispute Accounts of Protest Violence

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis protest leaders say last week’s the arrest of a clergyman who was subdued with pepper spray is the latest incident in which police have been responsible for “unnecessary and dangerous violence” against demonstrators. The Reverend Clayton Stancil of the Wayman AME Church says protesters pledge that law-abiding but disruptive demonstrations will…

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Senator McCaskill Responds To Las Vegas Attack

Senator McCaskill Responds To Las Vegas Attack

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  U.S, Senator Claire McCaskill is responding to the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. The Democratic lawmaker released the following statement: “Firing upon a crowd of innocent concert goers is an act of unimaginable evil and my deepest condolences go out to all those affected by this tragic event. I will continue…

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