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The latest on local crime and public safety.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.
Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

'Cell tower dumps’ are causing Americans to ponder their basic rights of privacy.
FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA issues new guidelines for first responders of mass attacks.
What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

A look at ‘dabbing,’ a new trend in marijuana consumption.
‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

Facebook feeds and cable networks are full of coverage of innocent people being sucker punched. But there’s not much evidence of this “game” sweeping the nation.
World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

The force will be strong on Twitter for the 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon.
Olivette Burglary Leads to Police Pursuit

Olivette Burglary Leads to Police Pursuit

Thieves hit a business next door to the Olivette Police Department in this latest smash-and-grab burglary.
St. Louis County Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints

St. Louis County Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints

Specially trained officers will check motorists at various locations throughout September.
Olivette Man Received Marijuana Package Flagged by Police, Officers Say

Olivette Man Received Marijuana Package Flagged by Police, Officers Say

Girma Abozen was charged with intent to distribute a controlled substance after he ultimately received the package, police said.
Police Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers Over Labor Day Weekend

Police Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers Over Labor Day Weekend

Arrange that designated driver--police in St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties will be conducting DUI checkpoints through Sept. 2.
Weird Crime: No Mongo, a Reason for Cialis and Family Time

Weird Crime: No Mongo, a Reason for Cialis and Family Time

Misadventures in crime including a man hitting a police horse, an illegally obtained male enhancement drug and a father-son theft outing.
Corpse Found in Park Deemed Suicide, Police Say

Corpse Found in Park Deemed Suicide, Police Say

Olivette police say a body found in Olivette's Villa Park was a suicide.
Expect DWI Checkpoints in August, Police Warn

Expect DWI Checkpoints in August, Police Warn

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and St. Louis County Police are warning drivers of sobriety checkpoints planned in August.
Arrest After Child Left in Hot Car

Arrest After Child Left in Hot Car

Plus, Olivette police are investigating recent property damage reports.
Employee Assaulted at Work, Police Say

Employee Assaulted at Work, Police Say

Olivette police are investigating an assault charge, plus made recent drug arrests.
Arrest After Gun Flourished in Olivette

Arrest After Gun Flourished in Olivette

Plus, Olivette police are investigating another incident where a gun was stolen from a car.
Jewelry, Electronics Stolen During Home Burglaries

Jewelry, Electronics Stolen During Home Burglaries

Olivette police say in both instances someone forced entry into the homes.
Recent Top 7 Stories: Man Sentenced After Sodomy Charges, FBI Hunts for the 'I-55 Bandit'

Recent Top 7 Stories: Man Sentenced After Sodomy Charges, FBI Hunts for the 'I-55 Bandit'

Top stories from the 24 St. Louis Patch sites include articles about a man dying after a police arrest goes awry and the FBI's hunt for a serial robber named the "I-55 Bandit."