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Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson
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Maria Keena
October 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A familiar face from Ferguson is taking on a new role following his retirement. Captain Ron Johnson, formerly with the Missouri Highway Patrol and the man credited with calming the uprising in Ferguson, is the new liaison between police and Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's office...
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deer in road in front of car
Alex Degman
October 16, 2019 - 4:17 pm
ILLINOIS (KMOX) — If you're caught up on child support payments, Illinois officials are reminding you that you can claim dead deer off the side of the road. It's the time of year to watch for deer, especially in rural areas. Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Rachel Torbert says...
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Megan Lynch
October 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm
(KMOX) — During Cybersecurity Awareness Month , lonely older Americans are being warned about romance scams. "A catfisher will break your heart while emptying your wallet. According to the FTC, romance scams cost American victims more than any other type of fraud. When it comes to losses from...
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Caitlin Lally
October 16, 2019 - 12:42 pm
(KMOX) — Missouri has the nation's third-highest murder rate, according to a recent report from SafeWise . From 2013 through 2017, murder rates in the state have risen 61%, the State of Safety report mentioned. Missouri averages 7.9 murders for every 100,000 people. Related: Police data: Violent...
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Megan Lynch
October 16, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Experts say many people in the New Madrid Seismic Zone won't know what to do when the ground begins to shake.
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Kevin Killeen
October 16, 2019 - 9:11 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Some Saint Louis Aldermen want to scrap the system of six, equally-staffed police districts and go back to the old system of nine districts, some with more officers to handle crime-prone areas. "The current system of how Saint Louis Police are spread out across the map isn't...
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Maria Keena
October 16, 2019 - 7:16 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — This week, KMOX is honoring ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Today, our Maria Keena introduces us to Donna Lochman of Stray Rescue . She's worked with founder Randy Grim for 20 years, and walks us through a day in Lochman's life in the audio story above! For other...
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Maria Keena
October 16, 2019 - 5:34 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — The future of the Loop Trolley, and a possible $700,000 dollar payout, was addressed at Tuesdasy night's Saint Louis County Council meeting, but didn't get very far. County Executive Sam Page says St. Louis County was led to believe their share of the money would go to a...
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