charlie dooley http://kbia.org en St. Louis county executive campaign gets heated http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-county-executive-campaign-gets-heated <p>St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley's new campaign ad accuses his primary opponent of condoning sex trafficking, a charge that the opponent says "rises to the level of defamation." Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:09:49 +0000 Associated Press 56329 at http://kbia.org St. Louis county executive campaign gets heated St. Louis Co. crime down in first 6 months http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-co-crime-down-first-6-months <p>Crime is on the decline in St. Louis County.</p><p>County police on Wednesday announced that the overall crime rate is down 12.5 percent for the first six months of 2012, compared with the same period in 2011. Violent crime is down 7.2 percent.</p><p>The county had 12 homicides in the first half of 2011, compared to two through June of this year. Forcible rapes are down 25 percent, arson 22.2 percent, burglary 28.1 percent, robbery 11.5 percent and aggravated assault 1.1 percent.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:57:32 +0000 Associated Press 17834 at http://kbia.org St. Louis Co. crime down in first 6 months