Woman Jailed On Murder Charge Found Dead In Cell

Woman Jailed On Murder Charge Found Dead In Cell

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a female murder suspect, though indications are that she committed suicide. Sheriff Dave Marshak says 48-year-old Laurel Leeker had been jailed since Aug. 22, awaiting trial on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. She was found dead from an…

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South County Man Dies After Being Shot By Police Last Week

South County Man Dies After Being Shot By Police Last Week

Affton, MO (KTRS)  A suspect who was shot by police in south county last week has died. Police announced on Sunday that 38-year-old Joshua Lanflisi died of his injuries on Friday. Investigators say Lanflisi called 9-1-1 from his Affton home on Harlan Avenue early on the morning of October 1st. When officers arrived, police said…

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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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