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Answering viewers' questions about Anthony Smith's criminal history

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News 4 continues to stay on top of protests following the Jason Stockley verdict. Protesters say it's about much more than the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, saying this is just the latest case of a police officer getting away with murder

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St. Louis police say 123 arrested during protest Sunday night

Police arresting someone during demonstrations in downtown St. Louis Sunday night. Credit: KMOV Police arresting someone during demonstrations in downtown St. Louis Sunday night. Credit: KMOV
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St. Louis police say 123 people were arrested Sunday night downtown. 

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News 4 Investigates: Separating fact from fiction in the Stockley verdict protests

A lot of speculation has sparked conversations in the St. Louis area and around the globe following the non-convictions of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. (Credit: KMOV) A lot of speculation has sparked conversations in the St. Louis area and around the globe following the non-convictions of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. (Credit: KMOV)
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A lot of speculation has sparked conversations in the St. Louis area and around the globe following the non-conviction of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. 

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West County man accused of living life of luxury on other people's money Video included

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Standing in front of a stalled construction project Laurie Rao doesn't mince words

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St. Louis City Sheriff takes precautions ahead of Stockley verdict

(Credit: The St. Louis City Sheriff said he is taking precautions ahead of the Jason Stockley verdict. (Credit: The St. Louis City Sheriff said he is taking precautions ahead of the Jason Stockley verdict.
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The St. Louis City Sheriff said he is taking precautions ahead of the Jason Stockley verdict. 

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How long is too long to render verdict? News 4 Investigates examines other cases ahead of Stockley verdict Video included

Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley (Credit: Police) Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley (Credit: Police)
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Only a judge is deciding the guilt or innocence of the former St. Louis officer.

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Troopers patrolling city highways write thousands of tickets, but none have been prosecuted Video included

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News 4 has learned Highway Patrol Troopers are writing thousands of tickets on St. Louis’ interstates.

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Be wary of exit companies asking for money up front, real estate commissioner says

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A year-and-a-half after paying to exit his timeshare, Gary Newton is still waiting.  The timeshare agreement he signed said the timeshare exit should take between three-to-nine months to complete. But nearly two years and $3600 later, Newton said he is still waiting. 

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Stenger calls for watchdog's firing following News 4 investigation Video included

Mark Tucker (Credit: KMOV) Mark Tucker (Credit: KMOV)
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He was hired to be a watchdog for your tax dollars, but the IRS is after him for owing a whopping amount in back taxes. 

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Chesterfield Mobile Home Park residents celebrate small victory, still worry about future Video included

The Chesterfield Mobile Home Park is located in the heart of Chesterfield just south of Interstate 64 and west of Chesterfield Parkway West. (KMOV) The Chesterfield Mobile Home Park is located in the heart of Chesterfield just south of Interstate 64 and west of Chesterfield Parkway West. (KMOV)
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Residents of Chesterfield's only mobile home park won a small victory after a city planning commission meeting on Monday night. 

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$50 fine, no police service: News 4 investigating SLMPD's false alarm policies

The crime was easy to see on surveillance video: a burglar riffling through the back office, stuffing cash into his pockets and then trying to open cash boxes by slamming them on the ground. (Credit: Retreat Gastropub) The crime was easy to see on surveillance video: a burglar riffling through the back office, stuffing cash into his pockets and then trying to open cash boxes by slamming them on the ground. (Credit: Retreat Gastropub)
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It's as plain as day, a burglar rifled through a popular local business and stole handfuls of cash.

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Local business robbed; police ignore alarm over an outstanding $50 fine Video included

The crime was easy to see on surveillance video: a burglar riffling through the back office, stuffing cash into his pockets and then trying to open cash boxes by slamming them on the ground. (Credit: Retreat Gastropub) The crime was easy to see on surveillance video: a burglar riffling through the back office, stuffing cash into his pockets and then trying to open cash boxes by slamming them on the ground. (Credit: Retreat Gastropub)
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A burglar caught on camera stealing from a popular Central West End restaurant. The business' security system immediately calling police.  But then they didn't come.

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Steam system that burned toddler now under new management Video included

Lila stepped on a manhole cover marked “Steam” in the park, just for a split-second, and badly burned her bare feet. (Credit: KMOV) Lila stepped on a manhole cover marked “Steam” in the park, just for a split-second, and badly burned her bare feet. (Credit: KMOV)
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A little girl burned in Kiener Plaza. A historic restaurant manager concerned for customers' safety. An explosion of a manhole cover downtown. They've all got one thing in common: the steam system in St. Louis. Now News 4 has learned new owners are taking over. 

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Mother says former congressional candidate took advantage of her grief Video included

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A former congressional candidate is accused of taking advantage of a grieving mother after her son committed suicide. 

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News 4 Investigates: How to know lifeguards are paying attention at pools?

A lifeguard at a pool in Kirkwood. Credit: KMOV A lifeguard at a pool in Kirkwood. Credit: KMOV
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It's been a hot summer and St. Louis area pools have been busy, but how do you know lifeguards are actually paying attention to what's happening in the water?

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Family of Anthony Smith speaks out as they await verdict in former officer murder case Video included

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Thursday, the family of a man shot and killed by a St. Louis police officer is anxiously awaiting a judge's decision in the case.

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Most critical evidence judge now weighs in murder case against former officer

Jason Stockley (KMOV) Jason Stockley (KMOV)
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The fate of a former St. Louis police officer now hangs in the balance as a judge considers all of the evidence in the murder case against Jason Stockley

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Stockley takes stand in murder trial; says he carried AK-47 because he valued life Video included

Jason Stockley enters the courthouse for the third day of trial (Credit: KMOV) Jason Stockley enters the courthouse for the third day of trial (Credit: KMOV)
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Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley took the stand Tuesday.

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Opening statements in murder trial against former officer commences Tuesday Video included

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley is charged with first-degree murder following a fatal shooting on December 20, 2011 (Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office) Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley is charged with first-degree murder following a fatal shooting on December 20, 2011 (Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office)
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A former police officer charged with first-degree murder will have his day in court

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Employees out of work at company once subject of News 4 Investigation Video included

The SERCO facility in Wentzville employs workers to process and verify applications for the Affordable Care Act.  (Credit: KMOV) The SERCO facility in Wentzville employs workers to process and verify applications for the Affordable Care Act.  (Credit: KMOV)
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We're learning a company thrust into the national spotlight by a News 4 investigation has laid off many of its workers.

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Local teacher resigns after arrest for lewd and indecent conduct in Forest Park bathroom

Former Webster-Groves high school choir teacher Scott Kinworthy. (KMOV) Former Webster-Groves high school choir teacher Scott Kinworthy. (KMOV)
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A beloved teacher in one local school district suddenly stopped going to classes this past spring. 

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VA inspectors confirm problems with construction at Jefferson Barracks following News 4 Investigation Video included

Whistleblowers say shoddy construction at a VA facility at Jefferson Barracks puts veterans in danger and wastes taxpayer money. Credit: KMOV Whistleblowers say shoddy construction at a VA facility at Jefferson Barracks puts veterans in danger and wastes taxpayer money. Credit: KMOV
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A US government report says investigators have substantiated allegations of problems with the construction of new medical facilities at Jefferson Barracks.

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News 4 Investigates: What's your name again? Video included

News 4 uncovered a bizarre twist after an elderly St. Charles County man complained about an Illinois business. (Credit: KMOV) News 4 uncovered a bizarre twist after an elderly St. Charles County man complained about an Illinois business. (Credit: KMOV)
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A News 4 Investigation uncovered a bizarre twist after an elderly St. Charles County man complained about an Illinois business. 

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Jerrod Kershaw was veteran who had PTSD, neighbor says Video included

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Who exactly is the man police say was behind a carjacking and chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting in Jefferson County?

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Customers fed up with Mississippi Valley Exteriors Video included

Customers tell News 4 a St. Charles County business took their money and failed to perform any work. (Credit: KMOV) Customers tell News 4 a St. Charles County business took their money and failed to perform any work. (Credit: KMOV)
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Customers tell News 4 a St. Charles County business took their money and failed to perform any work.

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Alderman hopes for hearings on STL police officer overtime audit calls 'extreme' Video included

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Lack of control over your money. That's what a report says is going on in the city of St. Louis, as auditors took a look at police officer overtime pay

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Immigrants victimized after being given forged cosmetology licenses Video included

Summer is the time for pools, vacation and for many women, that also means pedicure season. (Credit: KMOV) Summer is the time for pools, vacation and for many women, that also means pedicure season. (Credit: KMOV)
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Summer is the time for pools, vacation and for many women, that also means pedicure season.

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Guilty plea spotlights fraud in government childcare assistance program Video included

Arianne Stewart leaving court in downtown St. Louis. (Credit: KMOV) Arianne Stewart leaving court in downtown St. Louis. (Credit: KMOV)
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Parents know how expensive childcare can be.  A Federal program provides billions in taxpayer money to help low-income parents pay for it. News 4 has learned some parents are committing fraud and stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the program.  

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'It's insane'; Busch IV neighbor frustrated by helicopter landings Video included

August Busch IV (R) and and scene of the helicopter landing in Swansea (L)  (AP Photo) August Busch IV (R) and and scene of the helicopter landing in Swansea (L) (AP Photo)
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Neighbors of August Busch IV say they're now worried for their safety, after the former head of Anheuser Busch's high profile arrest this week.

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