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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Sam Dotson
Friends say the pharmacy student from Waukesha (WAH'-keh-shaw) killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in St. Louis, Mo., was a "happy-go-lucky" guy with no enemies.
The police chiefs in Missouri's two largest cities are asking the state Supreme Court for guidance on red-light camera ordinances, laws increasingly under court scrutiny.
St. Louis had more killings in 2013 than a year earlier, but overall crime in the city was down for the seventh straight year.
St. Louis police have arrested a social media manager for allegedly making online threats invoking the Boston Marathon bombings as the Red Sox prepared to play the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in the World Series.
St. Louis officials are expected to more closely scrutinize the large tents commonly set up near downtown stadiums after one of the temporary structures collapsed in high winds Saturday, resulting in the death of an Illinois man and dozens of injuries after a baseball game.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1hXx1o1 ) there was no confrontation that provoked the shooting.
Police Chief Sam Dotson says St. Louis recorded 120 murders in 2013, up seven from 113 in 2012.