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'Knockout game' case shocked St. Louis, then fell apart

The police captain couldn't believe it. He had the Knockout King in his office.

It was September 2011, and police were struggling to get a handle on a series of vicious knockout assaults in south St. Louis. Groups of teens were cold-cocking older pedestrians at random. One was dead, several injured. Residents were alarmed, police baffled. It didn't make sense, such a cruel and cowardly crime.

Competing plans emerge for St. Louis firefighter pensions

Another city leader has proposed yet another plan to curb the rising cost of city firefighter pensions.

On Friday morning, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed revealed his proposal — meant to compete with a controversial set of bills forwarded by Mayor Francis Slay two weeks ago — and, in doing so, set off a new round of political maneuvering.

A personal perspective on the Issues

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1 - Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to require the office of county assessor to be an elected position in all counties with a charter form of government, except counties with a population between 600,001-699,999?

Sample Ballot - Nov 2, 2010

The St Louis Board of Elections has release the November 2, 2010 sample ballot for St Louis City. 

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Building Codes

City Building Codes


There has been a change in the way the City handles
Building Code violations that you need to know!



Congratulation on Buying in Benton Park

Its a great feeling to own a piece of history that's over 120 years old! Now it's all about keeping it up. And owning a home that is over a century old demands a little TLC.



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