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St. Louis is giving back $5.6 million to drivers who paid red-light camera tickets since early last year.

The city announced the give-back program on Wednesday. It applies to red-light camera tickets paid between Feb. 11, 2014, and Aug. 19 of this year. More than 56,000 people paid $100 fines for those violations.

The decision follows a Missouri Supreme Court ruling on Aug. 19 that struck down the city's red-light camera ordinance.

Board Bars St. Louis County Police Use of Dogs on Crowds

Sep 18, 2015
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 St. Louis County's police board has signed off on a policy forbidding the use of police dogs for crowd control.

St. Louis municipal court judges will now take a defendant’s ability to pay into account when issuing fines for traffic violations or other minor offenses.

A new administrative order went into effect Thursday requiring judges to determine a defendant’s ability to pay when issuing a fine. Judges can then use their discretion to find a fair way for the defendant to meet their obligation.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The unrest in Ferguson over Michael Brown's death has caused some organizations to rethink holding their conventions in the St. Louis region.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Church of God in Christ's annual convention has contributed millions of dollars to the St. Louis economy.

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A new report says the St. Louis and Kansas City areas are among nation's most generous metro regions when it comes to volunteering.

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Missouri is part of a group of states forging ahead with plans for high-speed passenger rail.

The group has put out a call for bids for the production of 35 next generation locomotives. The request for proposals released yesterday calls for lighter, cleaner-burning locomotives that can reach speeds of up to 125 miles per hour.

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St. Louis aldermen have taken a step toward merging economic strategies with surrounding St. Louis County, a move that would pave the way for more cooperation between the two governments.

The Board of Aldermen last week endorsed a merger of economic development agencies. And the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the board is expected to take a final vote in early June.

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The Missouri senate passed legislation Monday that would prevent local municipalities from making laws regarding mediation in home foreclosures.

St. Charles county caucus rescheduled

Mar 23, 2012
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The Missouri Republican Party rescheduled the controversial St. Charles County Caucus for April 10th.